Using binder clips, playing cards, paperclips and many other household objects, mathematician Zachary Abel pieces together intricate geometric structures. One of his most recent pieces, the Impenetraball (top) is made from 132 binder clips and Abel suspects its sturdy enough to support his own weight (though he has yet to confirm). Dizzying mathematical how-tos and patterns available via his website. (via make)
A few minutes ago New Zealand-based Barefoot Dynasty launched their latest product: Happy Cloud Coasters. The coasters are made from Portuguese cork, are dirt and water resistant, and come packaged in a fancy recycled paper box. Just a hunch, but I think they’re going to sell a gazillion of these.
I’m loving these assorted projects by Paris-based designer Suzy Lelièvre who distorts and manipulates common objects into unexpected forms. If you like her work you might also enjoy Michael Beitz. (via fasels suppe)
So apparently popsicle stick bombs are a thing, and after this video I think they’re going to be a huge thing. I agree with a commenter on YouTube who asked what kind of kinetic dark magic is this!? If you want to make one yourself head on over to Instructables for a tutorial on how to make your own Cobra Weave Exploding Stick Bomb. (via neatorama)