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Star Wars BB-8 made from $135K in gold, diamonds by Kay Jewelers

Star Wars BB-8 made from $135K in gold, diamonds by Kay Jewelers

The droid BB-8 is turning out to be one of the early stars of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and the toy from Sphero, which actually rolls around on its own, has become one of the must-have gifts this holiday season. Trouble is, they're so hard to find at this point, it'd probably be easier to get a hold of this gold and diamond version. Yep, you read that right, an ultra luxury BB-8 made with gold and diamonds has been created by Kay Jewelers.

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Google adds personality to its self-driving cars with unique artwork

Google adds personality to its self-driving cars with unique artwork

Google's self-driving cars have already been on the road for several months now, and while they are universally seen as cute, their all-white paint scheme is a tad boring. So, to brighten up their image a bit, Google launched a contest asking local artists from the cars' first test city, Mountain View, California, to submit artwork to adorn the vehicles' doors. Now the company has revealed the winners, which were asked to consider the theme "my community, my neighbors."

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Nissan made a life-size origami Juke to celebrate its 5th anniversary

Nissan made a life-size origami Juke to celebrate its 5th anniversary

It may be hard to believe, but Nissan's Juke crossover is already 5 years old. The car company honored the vehicle's anniversary by having a life-size origami replica made. Making a model car from folding paper may seem like an odd way to mark a birthday, but it's Nissan's way of signifying that in one way or another, all ideas start by being written or sketched on paper.

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SprayPainter turns you into a graffiti artist

SprayPainter turns you into a graffiti artist

If you like the idea of painting graffiti style art in your home or office, but lack the artistic skills to make that happen on your own the SprayPainter is for you. SprayPainter is an accessory that clips to a can of spray paint and makes it sort of like a dot matrix printer from back in the day. Using dots of spray, the device is able to create any work of art you want.

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LEGO turns down artist’s bulk order on political grounds

LEGO turns down artist’s bulk order on political grounds

The Andy Warhol / Ai Weiwei art show set to take place in Australia in December 2015 was planning on using large amounts of LEGO bricks to execute a number of statues. Unfortunately this would have required that LEGO sell the art exhibition a number of bricks - in bulk. According to Ai Weiwei, the fact that LEGO has decided NOT to sell him the bricks suggests that they've discriminated against him and have decided to use their position of power to censor his artwork.

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Apple prepares for “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology”

Apple prepares for “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology”

Jony Ive speaks about the opening of a new exhibition at the Met Museum with curator Andrew Bolton and Anna Wintour. Apple's chief designer isn't shy about getting to the point, suggesting that "it’s a completely false notion that there is inherent value in what is made by hand, or an inherent lack of value in what is made by machine." The exhibition will go by the name manus x machina / fashion in an age of technology and will be taking place from May 5th until August 14th, 2016.

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Lexus made a live-size IS sedan with laser-cut cardboard

Lexus made a live-size IS sedan with laser-cut cardboard

Following Lexus' Hoverboard concept, and the RC-F with glowing, heartbeat-projecting paint, the car maker's latest art/technology project involves cardboard. A lot of cardboard, in fact. Down to the last detail, Lexus has created an exact replica of its new IS sedan using 1,700 pieces of laser-cut cardboard. The model even goes so far as interior details like the seats, steering wheel, and dashboard. Oh, and did we mention that it actually works?

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Vacheron Constantin Reference 57260 pocket watch has 57 complications

Vacheron Constantin Reference 57260 pocket watch has 57 complications

Mechanical watches are works of beauty on the outside and inside with many having multiple complications and high levels of fit and finish. One of the most famous of all mechanical watchmakers is a company called Vacheron Constantin and the company has unveiled what it claims to b the most complicated watch ever made. The watch is called the Vacheron Constantin Reference 57260 pocket watch and it has 57 complications.

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Veteran Disney animator Glen Keane shows how VR and art mix

Veteran Disney animator Glen Keane shows how VR and art mix

Glen Keane, son of Bil Keane, is an American animator who, among other things, is a Disney veteran who helped bring us movies like Aladdin and The Little Mermaid. In a beautiful video, Keane takes us through many things: he touches, briefly, on his own father's animation, then his art and what it means to him, his time at Disney, his process and more. He narrates the video with wonderful candor, but then takes it one step further and dons a VR mask.

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Neon Genesis Evangelion outfits Japan’s most beautiful bullet train

Neon Genesis Evangelion outfits Japan’s most beautiful bullet train

Later this year you'll be baring witness to the most striking bullet train ever designed. With colors and design based on the Anime-sourced bot by the name of Evangelion Unit-01, this bullet train will pay tribute to the 20th anniversary of the Neon Evangelion series. This train will be outfitted with its brightly colored design from this fall until March of 2017, and will be running from Osaka to Fukuoaka Japan. At this time only concept paintings exist in the wild - the real deal is coming soon.

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Bricasso printer creates Lego mosaics automatically

Bricasso printer creates Lego mosaics automatically

Making Lego mosaics is a thing for geeky artists. Normally the mosaic is created by hand using lots of bricks and lots of big backgrounds squares of those Lego boards. A Lego geek named Jason Allemann has whipped up an awesome Lego creation that can created Lego mosaics for you using 1x1 Lego plates. Those are pretty small, but the upside is that you can connect them together to create much larger mosaics.

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Google seeking art to put on its self-driving cars

Google seeking art to put on its self-driving cars

Do you live in California and have artistic inclinations? If so, Google has an exciting opportunity for you. Later this year its self-driving cars will be zipping around Mountain View, California adorned with artwork selected from among submissions sent in by the population at large. It is kind of like Google Doodles, only the "doodles" will be on the side of the self-driving cars for a month or longer, depending on how Google feels about it. The Internet giant will accept submissions soon.

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