Displaying your trophies on your wall from a hunt is nothing new, but Stephen Alexandr's Painted Skulls takes standard animal skulls and turns them into works of art. Stephan Alexandr's White Lite ($210) is an 18"x24" white partial deer skull and antlers. Stephen also has Blespok, Bull, Caribou, Baltic Roe Deer skulls, and many others listed on his site.
Tamiya is known around the world for offering high-performance radio controlled vehicles. Their latest offering is the Tamiya RC Toyota Land Cruiser ($334). This RC beautifully replicates the look of the original Land Cruiser. Because this is a kit, some previous experience with RC model building will help. If a normal kit takes 5 hours to built, expect to spend at least ten hours on this one. Not for the impatient. Also you will need to buy the transmitter, receiver, speed controller, battery, charger and paint separately.
The Yarraville Garden House by Guild Architects ($TBA) is a traditional home in Melbourne Australis that had a modern rear addition added to increase the living space. Prepare yourself for a serious, potentially critical case of home envy when you see this amazing home addition. The goal was to create an extension that integrated the garden as part of the living area. The new areas include the kitchen, hallways, dining areas, living rooms and more. They were carefully crafted to form and amazing piece of architecture.
Using just an iPad and The Procreate Drawing App ($6) digital artist Kyle Lambert created a 4K resolution portrait of Morgan Freeman that blew us away. The idea the above image is not a photograph is mind blowing. The drawing took approximately 200 hours and over 285,000 brush strokes to complete.Lambert siad, "I recently discovered that it was possible to create incredibly high-resolution paintings using only my iPad, and I wanted to see just how far I could push the digital artwork and paint a true photorealistic portrait. I started with a blank white screen and began capturing Morgan Freeman's likeness, quickly painting the broad strokes with my finger. I then reduced the brush size to a few pixels, pinched to zoom and carefully painted in the fine detail."Lambert shot a time-lapse three minute video that shows the entire process, stroke by stroke from the beginning to the final image. Check out the video and see Morgan's image come to life.
The Raw Studio Chess Set ($594) is one of the most beautifully designed portable chess sets ever. For those of you that always take a chess set with you wherever you go, this is a must have. The leather board is hand cut and sewn to create the geometric pattern of a classic board. The white & black squares are represented by using both sides of the hide. The game's pieces are made from heat-treated stainless steel that are oxidized, and hand polished to create color differences for each side of the board. A great gift for the gamer in your life.
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