Designer Tobias Fränzel has created the Ping Pong Door, a custom door that pivots flat to form an impromptu ping pong table. Fränzel is presently developing the door for sale. photos via Tobias Fränzel via Toxel, Neatorama
UK-based designer and artist Seb Lester draws famous brand logos by hand with incredible accuracy in this mesmerizing montage. More of Lester’s hand-drawn logos–including those of Ferrari, FedEx, Star Trek, and more–can be viewed on his Instagram account. Lester’s ease with typography is no accident: he trained as a graphic designer before spending nine years…
A bearded fellow endures a “fire slap,” eggs are eviscerated by a sword, and a baseball bat meets Santa Claus in this montage of slow-motion footage by Kuma Films. The video was created in collaboration with Darren Dyk of Beyond Slow Motion and Ryan Chann.
Artist Meghan Maconochie uses pencil shavings to create colorful depictions of animals, cartoon characters, and other pop culture references. Her illustrations are part of an ongoing 365-day art project. photos by Meghan Maconochie via Bored Panda
A Short History of Unusual Duels is a four-part series of animated shorts by Atlas Obscura that examines some of history’s strangest duels. Among the duels recounted: a topless duel between a countess and princess in the late 19th century, and a duel between rival billiard players in which the chosen weapon was billiard balls.
The 2015 Obscura Day (previously), a worldwide celebration of the “world’s most curious and awe-inspiring places,” takes place May 30. This year’s celebration includes 150 events across 20 countries, including a ride on the Death Valley train in California, and a tour of the ghost cities of Chernobyl. image via Atlas Obscura via Atlas Obscura
Boing Boing’s Weekend of Wonder, a new three-day festival of creative workshops, tech demonstrations, performances, and more, takes place September 18 to 20, 2015, at the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in Riverside, California. The festival will include special guest Adam Savage and the Room Escape Adventure reality game. The festival is produced by Boing…