Author Archives: Chompsky

Behold: the 1955 Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing, legendary street-legal version of the equally legendary W194 race car – sleek and aerodynamic, with a direct injection system borrowed from WW2 fighter plane engines.

This particular model, fully restored in the early 1990s, has been part of the Wiesenthal Mercedes Collection in Vienna since leaving its original American owner in 1979.

Yours for €1.2 million+.

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A cute short by Helsinki based animator Lucas Zanotto wherein children’s block toys mimic animal behaviours.

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A custom built ‘DeLorean Hovercraft’ made from fibreglass-wrapped styrofoam coated with metallic paint, powered by two Briggs & Stratton lawnmower engines (one for lift, the other for thrust).

Originally built in 2008, improved and upgraded many times since, it can hover 20cm above any flat surface and hit 50km/h on calm water.

Currently for sale on eBay for €40,000, 10% of which will be donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research.

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A very impressive video for the Chemical Brothers’ ‘Free Yourself’ (released in September, their first original track since 2016) shot at Printworks in London and directed by DOM&NIC with effects provided by The Mill.

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Behold: the Draper from Land Ark – a high end mobile home complete with boot room, kitchen, utility, full sized shower room, various cleverly integrated nooks, cubbies, benches, wardrobes and a cosy sleeping loft – all finished in whitewashed pine. There’s also a fold-out hardwood deck accessed through sliding patio doors.

Yours for just over €128,000 (+ shipping).

Yes it does look like bit like a Jawa Sandcrawler.

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The surreal jigsaw mashups of Tim Klein, who takes advantage of the fact that manufacturers typically use the same cut patterns to make many different puzzles.

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Chubby chopped Russian mog Hosico – deftly rendered with a few strokes of the  brush.

He almost looks real.

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