Mechanical-Spider-Bluetooth-Speaker

This piece of audio art sticks one of its eight legs into the arachnaphobe’s eye while still being gentle on the wallet. Designed and made by Yiwei Zhang, founder of a company called Machine Party, created more than just a metallic sculpture with a Bluetooth speaker for the arthropod’s abdomen. It’s actually a project that involves assembly for the buyer with the required tools included, as well as filling the role of an articulating (though sadly not remote controllable) toy. The strategic conglomeration of nuts, bolts, fasteners, springs, and myriad unidentifiable parts make up an ingenious spider that’s both inviting to touch and a bit menacing to the unprepared. The speaker itself supports Bluetooth 4.2 streaming audio from Bluetooth enabled smartphones, tablets, or PCs and can be removed and used separately for portability or to appease friends who have a predilection solely for furry creatures.

Retro-Video-Game-Puzzle-IF2

We’ve long been obsessed with Things Organized Neatly, the Tumblr, Instagram account, and book that displays collections of items arranged in pleasing ways. It’s the reason we’re hard at work on this puzzle. When finished, the puzzle depicts a collection of retro video games and gaming systems aligned ever so perfectly. Each is made in the USA by the New York Puzzle Company and features original photography from artist Jim Golden. At 1000 pieces, it will put you to work for some time, but when you complete it you can use some puzzle glue and frame it on your wall. Out of chaos comes order, right?