World’s Strangest

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Weeping Angel Barbie

Ken, don’t stop looking at her. Don’t blink! Just slowly back away while maintaining eye contact. Sarah Franz-Wichlacz turned a Barbie doll into a horrifying predator from Doctor Who. Link -via Dude Craft

Rings Made from Old Billiard Balls

Eleanor Salazar bored through and shaped billiard balls to make cute rings. They’re numbered, so you can use them for an organizational scheme. Link -via Dude Craft

Paperback Bow Tie

I prefer bolo ties although (or because) my wife forbids them. Maybe I should try this bow tie look as an alternative. Etsy seller Caryn cut it out of a copy of Danielle Steele’s Fine Things. Link -via Dude Craft

Ronen Tinman’s Car Furniture

Ronen Tinman’s artisic motto is that everything deserves a second chance. That’s why he takes old cars that aren’t roadworthy and gives them new purpose as furniture. Here’s a sink cabinet that used to be a Volvo. At the link, you can also find a Citroën hood serving as a table, a BMW 318 chest [...]

Drum Set in a Suitcase

Ken Preece’s iCoustic Suitcase unpacks into a full drum set. And as you can see from the video posted on his Facebook wall, it plays well, too. Link -via Dude Craft

Wood Cassette Table

After five years of planning and work, Jeff Skierka completed this beautiful 12:1 scale audio cassette tape table. It’s made of maple, walnut and lucite. And presumably magnetic tape. The table is reversible, so you can play both sides. Link -via Dude Craft Previously: Wood VHS Cassette Table

Lampshades Made from Recycled Coffee Filters

These would be great for a hip coffee shop! Etsy seller Vilma Farrell uses old coffee filters to add colors and shapes to lampshades. Link -via Dude Craft

The Subwing Lets You Fly Underwater

(Video Link) While sailing in the Mediterranean, Simon Sivertson wondered what it would be like to be dragged behind a boat. This activity is not new, but the device that Sivertson developed in response allows the user to stay underwater and have greater control. The Subwing has two hinged diving planes that adjust pitch and spin. [...]

Hand Tooled Leather Pickguards

M.K. Holloway is a master leatherworker who lives outside of Dallas, Texas. Her guitar pickguards are wonders of detailed craftsmanship. Holloway’s Website -via Dude Craft

Garden Fork Folding Table

Natalie Sampson’s table isn’t just pretty; it’s practical too. It folds into a small space and can be stuck wherever there’s loose soil. Link -via Dude Craft | Sampson’s Website