Toronto, Canada-based film enthusiast Louis “The Sleepy Skunk” Plamondon recently worked with Vulture to reimagine the upcoming Marvel superhero film Ant-Man as a 1950s horror movie. The remix features spine-tingling narration by the late and great Vincent Price. Ant-Man is scheduled to release in theaters on July 17, 2015.
Artist Julie Seabrook Ream, who describes herself as “a mommy who could never pick a favorite color”, has created “100 Days of Rainbows“, a vivid photo series in which she arranges familiar objects such as scissors, thread, stamps, jewels and other items using the bright colors of the rainbow in ROY G. BIV order.
images via Julie Seabrook Ream
Codename Colossus is an impressive 3D-printed toy walking tank by Machination Studio designer Michael Sng. The toy is entirely painted and assembled by hand and features a hexapodal walking motion as well as moving toy guns and other electronics.
The tank, officially designated as “The HMS Boudicca,” is the first in Sng’s Codename Colossus toy line.
photos via Machination Studios
“ROCKET WARS” is a short film by the production company Variable that captures the annual firing of over 100,000 homemade rockets in the “village of Vrontados on the Greek island of Chios[.]” The event, which is held during Easter, has no definitive origin, though it’s posited that it has something to do with the Turkish occupation centuries ago.
This film is a reflection of a sense of devotion that feels lost in the modern world. Seeing people with so much passion for the craft and tradition of rocket-making was invigorating to witness while filming. The idea of giving your heart and soul over to something that you love is at the core of the story. We’re all after something we can give our lives to, something that can help create deeper connections with each other. It’s strange to think that this tradition can do it – but that’s a reality for many in Vrontados. They live and breathe rockets, and that’s what brings them together, especially during their Easter holiday.
Its origin is unclear. One theory holds that churches on the island faked a civil war during the Turkish occupation so they could celebrate Easter without being plagued by war. Accordingly the ruse worked, as the Turks kept a safe distance, allowing the villagers to attend Easter Mass.
Adidas has teamed with the group Parley for the Oceans to create a pair of sneakers made from recycled ocean garbage. The upper part of the surprisingly fashionable garbage shoes were made from illegal gillnets and other pieces of recycled waste recovered by Parley partner Sea Shepherd. They were recently presented at the United Nations as part of Parley’s series of talks about ocean conservation hosted at the United Nations General Assembly Hall.
Although no specific plans are in place to bring the shoes to market, an Adidas spokesperson told The Huffington Post, “We did this to show what we are capable of doing when we all put our heads together,” and added that the company plans to incorporate recycled plastic into their products by 2016.
photos via Adidas