22-Year Old San Francisco Student Crafts Unique Colorful Guitars Using Recycled Skateboard Decks


22-year old Nick Pourfard, a full-time student and self-taught woodworker in San Francisco, has married his love for skateboarding and music with Prisma Guitars an incredible line of handcrafted guitars and other accessories crafted from recycled skateboard decks. The company launched in early 2015 with a short promotional video.

In February, Pourfard was given the rare opportunity to craft a custom bass for Steve Harris of the legendary band Iron Maiden, a task he took quite seriously.

I took every detail of his playing style and aesthetic into consideration. The bass has an off-white painted alder back with skate top featuring colors as close to West Ham as possible. I laser cut a custom mirror pickguard and bound the whole body in black and white to pay homage to his classic original bass. I threw on a Badass II bridge with his custom strings and Seymour Duncan pickups to top it off. Then it was off to London!


In June, Troy Braunstein of The Hollow Suns tested out a beautiful Prisma guitar.

Additionally, the band Walk Off The Earth featured a Prisma guitar in their video for their song “Rule the World

Nick Pourfard




images via Prisma Guitars

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The Welix Two-Wheeled Electric Scooter, A Self-Balancing Personal Transport Vehicle

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The Welix two-wheeled electric scooter is a self-balancing personal transport vehicle by Welix. The device accelerates to speeds over six miles per hour, can travel up to 12 miles on a single charge, and weighs just 22 lbs. Each of the two wheels has independent motor control that allow for easy steering and a turn radius of 0°.

For a limited time, the Welix two-wheeled electric scooter is available in our Laughing Squid Store in both black and blue for 46% off its list price.

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images via Laughing Squid Store

Deadpool Uses His Mouth to Build Up Hype for His Film in a New Teaser Trailer for a New Teaser Trailer

20th Century Fox has released a teaser trailer for a teaser trailer, which will be released tomorrow, for their upcoming Deadpool film adaptation. The “Merc with a Mouth” (Ryan Reynolds) sits back in a comfy leather chair, attempts to puff on a tobacco pipe, and calmly builds up hype for the new trailer with his classic charming verbal skills. 20th Century Fox also released a series of new images from the film, that is currently scheduled to slam its way into theaters on February 12, 2016.

When you’re stuck in a day
that’s gray,
and lonely…
Just stick out your chin,
and grin,
and say…
everything looks sexier in red.

Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.






images via 20th Century Fox

Mischievous Cats Cole & Marmalade Demonstrate the Many Wonders of the Cardboard Box

The ever-mischievous and wonderfully intelligent duo of Cole and Marmalade demonstrate the many wonders of the cardboard box as viewed through the feline eye. Chris Poole, their cat-loving human, knows the first rule of being a kitty.

If I fits, I sits… Everyone knows that cats love boxes! … Here’s Cole and Marmalade’s guide to these feline favorites. I’m convinced that pet stores should dedicate an aisle or two to selling boxes.

‘Game of Thrones’ House Banners Based on Pop Culture Characters From Movies and Television Shows

Bruce Wayne – The Dark Knight

Artist Miguel Lokia (aka “Lokiable“) has created a series of Game of Thrones-style house banners that are based on pop culture characters from well-known movies and television shows. We’ve previously written about Lokia and his ongoing collection of pop culture Game of Thrones banners.

Poster Sparrow
Jack Sparrow – Pirates of the Caribbean

Poster House
Dr. Gregory House – House

Poster Baggins
Bilbo Baggins – The Hobbit

Poster Elric
Edward Elric – Fullmetal Alchemist

images via Miguel Lokia

via Gamebreaker, Geekologie