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Magic Carpet

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When Jonathan Bréchignac isn’t busy creating digital works for clients of his Paris design studio, he’s on an analog meditation of pen and paper, elevating the humble Bic ballpoint to a next-level art medium with his incredibly detailed and meticulously drawn series titled The Carpets. Intended to approximate the size of... Read more »

Nixtrola

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“I went online to buy a nixie clock and didn’t see any I really liked,” says Woodland Hills, California tinkerer Sean Fannin about timepieces made from coldwar-era numeral-displaying nixie tubes. “A lot were DIY kits that ended up looking cheap. I wanted to build something a little more slick.” After buying and... Read more »

Treetop Tinkering

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Perched high in a coniferous tree in Sandpoint, Idaho sits a hexagonal treehouse, handmade by 23-year-old Ethan Schlussler. During the build process, he grew tired of climbing up and down the ladder over and over. So he created a treehouse elevator, using his mom’s old bicycle. The elevator is a... Read more »

Los Ferronautas

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Mexico is crisscrossed by a vast network of abandoned railroads, no longer connecting many communities that had once relied on their freight and passenger service. In 2006, Ivan Puig and Andrés Padilla Domene, brothers and artists in Mexico City, cooked up the idea to explore the lost routes and places.... Read more »

Lumber Hack

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Picture it: A giant supermarket claw machine, but instead of a metal hand with a frustratingly weak grip, it’s a real-life chainsaw. In place of stuffed animals, there are stumps of wood on the cutting floor, ready for ripping. Read more »

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