This is a Chewbacca pelt looking sofa from Sentient of Brooklyn, New York. It's not actually wookie fur though, it's Icelandic Lamb. "An original design using long wool Icelandic sheepskin together with reclaimed American oak boards. If they could speak what stories would these boards tell? The icelandic sheepskin wool is chaotic, wild, soft and long measuring 6” - 8”. The hair falls all directions resulting in a array of warm beige, brown and golden colors. "
Interaction designer Chris Woebken dressed a dog up like a cat, complete with eye holes punched in a custom-printed mask. Using nothing more than a color inkjet printer, some light paper card stock, and a pair of scissors, Woebken pieced together the cat suit. The pattern itself came from the incredible array of 3D models hosted on a Japanese site called Raspera—this bald uakari monkey certainly has some potential for Halloween nightmares—using the program Pepakura Designer to turn his 3D model into a workable paper-craft pattern.
The Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of planet Earth taken in 1990 by the Voyager 1 spaceprobe from a record distance of about 6 billion kilometers (3.7 billion miles) from Earth. The Voyager 1 spacecraft, which was leaving the Solar System, was commanded by NASA to turn its camera around and to take a photograph of Earth across a great expanse of space, at the request of Carl Sagan.
These amazing Cut Feather Shadowboxes by artist Chris Maynard are an amazing display of natural resources transformed into intricate hand-carved sculptures. He adds depth to each carving by placing it into a shadowbox, allowing the lights, shadows, and textures to work together in dynamic arrangements.
Google's Smartwatch will be available soon after the company begin mass production of the device in Asia. The smartwatch, which will run on Android, will be integrated with Google Now. Google has also been working to reduce power consumption on the smartwatch so it won't require frequent battery charges, according to an intelligent personal assistant from Google. The smartwatch will be able to communicate with other devices such as a smartphone, and draw information such as travel schedules from a user's email through Google Now.
German design studio DING3000 has developed "Concept 1865", an e-velocipede, in collaboration with BASF. The ready-to-ride prototype features an electric drive and is made almost entirely of modern BASF plastics. only the brake, axles and motor are still made of metal. 24 different polymer applications, such as bearingless all-plastic pedals made of 'ultrason' and puncture-proof tires made of 'infinergy' — a closed cell expanded thermoplastic polyurethane — are featured in the construction of the 'concept 1865'.