Plastic drinking straws. The little tubes are manufactured to be used just once, then they are discarded to sit in landfills for hundreds of years. And with our love of fast food and iced coffee, there are untold numbers of plastic straws being sent to the landfill every year. The artists and designers featured here all use these ubiquitous disposable items to create objects of unexpected beauty.
First, a little history. The concept for the BMW art cars was introduced by Hervé Poulain, an auctioneer and ardent racing driver from France. Poulain was searching for a link between art and cars and he asked his friend and renowned artist Alexander Calder to paint a rolling canvas on the BMW 3.0 CSL that he would race in the 1975 Le Mans endurance race.
If you’re scared of heights, it may be time to look away now. Not content with having the tallest building in America , the owners of Sears Tower in Chicago have installed four glass box viewing platforms which stick out of the building 103 floors up. The balconies are suspended 1,353 feet in the air and jut out four feet from the building’s Skydeck.
A game-room has become an important part of lavish houses. You have your whole world of enjoyment and relaxation in one room. The game-rooms are designed according to the interest of the inhabitants. There are many questions that may linger in your mind while setting in a dream game-room. The first question is about the budget. If you opt to have a game-room according to your dreams, be ready to spend a lot on it. The expense of the room [...]
Two taxis made almost entirely from bamboo by unemployed youth and that run completely on coco-biodiesel are serving Tabontabon in the Philippines, thanks to mayor Rustico Balderian, who wanted low-cost, fuel-efficient, safe, and environmentally-friendly transportation for the municipality’s 10,000 residents.
Guinness World Records says Giant George from Tucson is Tallest Living Dog & Tallest Dog Ever. Giant George weighing in at over 245 pounds and standing over 43 inches tall. Blue Great Dane from Arizona gives new meaning to the term “big dog.” Giant George stands 3 feet, 7 inches tall from paw to shoulder, which is three-quarters of an inch taller than his closest rival — Titan, a white Great Dane from San Diego.
Hercuteness from Craftster.org Forums make the smallest cheeseburger in the world! This is a real edible cheeseburger made with real miniature buns and complete with a micro portion of fries… He say: “After we took all the pictures we cut the tiny burger in half and each ate half. It tasted awesome. Our burger was a little over one inch tall and about an inch wide. Everything was handmade, including the tiny buns.”