Category Archives: Art & Design

IKEA – How to destroy your fanbase

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Andy writes, “For eight years, Jules’ IKEAHackers site has published ways people have hacked their IKEA products. Hundreds of people have combined IKEA products in creative ways to create everything from desks to cat trees. When the fan site turned to a huge part-time job, Jules ran a few small advertisements. Now IKEA’s attorneys have sent the site a Cease and Desist.” [boingboing]

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World’s First Kim Jong-un Impersonator


A musician from Hong Kong has become the world’s first professional Kim Jong-un lookalike. Howard has endured endless jokes about his dictator double ever since Kim rose to power in 2011. Now the 34-year-old is perfecting his wave and stern smile to bag work moonlighting as the ruthless general’s impersonator.

See also previous Sacha.

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R.I.P. H.R. Giger – Master of dark arts art

Dune, Aliens, Poltergeist.. Many outstanding dark movies have their designs and creation to thank Giger. For occult and guilty evil pleasures he is to look for. Unlucky, he (74 years old) fell of the stairs at home and died from his wounds, yesterday. His museum still stands. But as he said: I want to make art to survive.. true in many ways.

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A. Boogert 800 pages plus Color book from 1692

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In 1692 an artist known only as “A. Boogert” sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit about the use of color in painting, but would go on to explain how to create certain hues and change the tone by adding one, two, or three parts of water. The premise sounds simple enough, but the final product is almost unfathomable in its detail and scope.

That is 300 years before the next known attempt came into public use. The color book was intended as an educational guide. The irony being there was only a single copy that was probably seen by very few eyes.

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