Now you truly can catch 'em all: introducing 3D "Jarpets". These collectable critters are miniature projectors that, when connected to a computer via USB, can download information about any chosen animal and provide you with a holographic little friend. The project boasts its ability to satisfy children's curiosity about nature with a more practical solution than keeping a real pet. They may not be as loveable and cuddly as an actual lamb or penguin, but they'll keep those brain cells growing. A butterfly Jarpet, for instance, can assist children with observing the biological process of how a caterpillar becomes a butterfly. Winner of the red dot design award.
If you have a strong desire to make hot plastic ooze from your fingertips and result in art, then you're about to be thrilled. The 3Doodler is the world's first three-dimensional printing pen and it exudes a liquid that quickly forms into a strong structure. You can use it for tracing, making small structures, decorating gifts or simply watching your imagination spring to life. The 3Doodler has just been fully financed through Kickstarter and soon all our visual thoughts will be alive.
From chickens made of eggshells to iPhones made of bricks, Kyle Bean specializes in handcrafted design. Since graduating only a few years ago, Bean's handmade beauties have been commissioned by clients worldwide. While he may not be the most famous Mr. Bean in England, Kyle's work is unique, creatively conceptual and far more personal than an object created on a computer.
Our books are now digital, our children are robots and our pets are apps. Why not add more technology to things in our lives? Toothbrushes have come a long way since those fuzzy plaque-building sticks. Now there are 3D toothbrushes that can sense brushing patterns, sing little messages and connect via a mobile app. Introducing The Brusheads - for parents who want their robots to have excellent teeth.
We humans love our extinct monster friends so much, we've found a way to recreate them out of cookie dough. I've always said it and now it's been confirmed - Jurassic Park should have had more baking in it. Introducing the 3D dinosaur cookie cutter! Make a free-standing T-rex, Triceratops, Stegosaurus or Brachiosaurus with these irresistible shapes and impress friends and family of all ages.
The Palace of Versailles, founded in 1624, has entered the 21st century by launching a website in collaboration with the Google Cultural Institute. The site gives viewers an in–depth and interactive tour of the palace grounds, complete with ample historical context. From Louis XIII to after the French Revolution, Versailles underwent colossal physical and social changes that made it the Republican Palace and tribute to French history it is today.
In 1919, the signing of the Treaty of Versailles marked the end of World War I. Since then, the palace has undergone decades of careful restoration, which continue today. The palace has launched Versailles 3D and From Chaos to Perfection, to show viewers "Five centuries of creation."
Ramon Bruin is an artist based in the Netherlands who studied at the Airbrush Academy before going on to create his own company. Ramon freelances in his free time, drawing three dimensional sketches that twist and manipulate perspective to give the impression that objects are bursting out of the page.