Wednesday, December 7, 2016

10+ Of The Most Creative Christmas Tree Toppers Ever

If you have already decorated your Christmas tree, but haven't found the perfect topper, this list is for you! Bored Panda has made a list of the best toppers ever created.
From King Kong to the Death Star, everyone will find something to their taste. And if you already have a Christmas tree topper that's even better than the ones that are shown below, don't hesitate to submit it to our list!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

I Quit My Job To Paint Stuffed Animals That Bring Back Childhood Joy

Hello Pandas! My name is Brent Estabrook, I live in Los Angeles, and I gave up my 9-5 job to do what I love: ART!
All my art inspiration comes from my pursuit of excitement and happiness. I have found that a life doing what you love will forever propel you positively forward. I often get asked why I paint stuffed animals and there are many reasons, one of the most important is to bring people back to the state of childhood when the pursuit of dreams and passions were encouraged. At some point in our lives, society tries to convince us to get a “good” job, save for retirement, and then at 60 you can go have fun… Screw that!.. I am going to do what I love now! And I would encourage others to do the same.
Fortunately or unfortunately, I have no idea how long each painting takes. Hours feel like minutes and I rarely know what day it is, I see this as a good thing. If I had to give some hard numbers, I would say 200-300 hrs for the more complex paintings.
Again, there are many reasons I enjoy painting stuffed animals and, for what I hope is not too selfish of a reason, I know I can connect with people of all ages and help encourage them to pursue their passions. I realize that full dedication to your dreams and passions are not always possible however I would encourage everybody to take some time out of their day, think about what makes them happy, and then start taking steps, no matter how large or small, towards a happier life!
More info: Instagram

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Infinity Galaxy Puzzle That Has No Beginning Or End And Can Be Assembled In Any Direction

You probably start assembling a puzzle by doing the edges first and working your way towards the middle, right? Well, a design studio called Nervous System has created one that doesn’t have a beginning or an end, so it tiles continuously and can be assembled in thousands of different ways.
The Infinite Galaxy Puzzle is decorated with a photograph of the Milky Way and is based on the Klein bottle, an impossible 3D shape that has identical inside and outside surfaces. This means that it tiles with a flip, so you can attach the pieces from the right side to the left side after flipping them over. Because the image is continuous from one side of the surface to the other, you can’t see the whole photograph at once, but as you assemble it towards one direction, it gradually shifts. Just like you would inspect something by turning your head.
There are 133 laser-cut plywood pieces in the set (including 3 special ones – an astronaut, a satellite and a space shuttle). This clever design is not only challenging, but also rewarding because you get to investigate our galaxy on your own desk!
More info: (h/t: mmm)

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Artist Creates Little Matchbox Greeting Cards With Hidden Messages Inside

When was the last time you sent a greeting card? It's probably been a while. And that's because of a simple reason that those ordinary greeting cards are pretty dull, aren't they? But that won't last much longer because Vietnamese shop shop3xu is reinventing the greeting card by turning little matchboxes into cute greetings with a surprise inside.
Since the last time shop3xu posted on Bored Panda these individually colored matchbox-cards, they kept themselves busy, pushing for even more creative designs with even more surprising secrets hidden inside.
Which one would you like to receive? Vote below!
More info: Etsy (h/t)