Michigan machinist GarE Maxton makes many different types of interlocking solid puzzles of this type, this time, he made a Puzzle Pistol, a single shot 45 caliber muzzle loading pistol, called the Intimidator. The Intimidator Puzzle is composed of over 125 pieces made from brass, bronze, copper, aluminum, magnesium and steel. Once diassembled, about 20 of the pieces can be recombined to make a functioning single-shot pistol. Other parts of the puzzle separately and securely store “a customized set of tools, all necessary hardware, 45 caliber bullets, a standard sight, a laser sight, a cannister containing black powder pellets, a secure storage area for 209 shotgun primers, a spent primer removal tool and a ramrod for loading the bullets.”
“The Flowlab Skateboard allows you to surf without waves and ride with snow.” Unlike a regular skateboard, the Flowboard has 14 wheels, which gives them a handling similar to a snowboard. A regular skateboard, which can lean up to 25 degrees, the Flowboard – allow you to carve at 45 degrees, using 14 wheels rather then the traditional 4. It looks cool, watch the video of it in action. Designed by Mike Simonian in collaboration with Pieter Schoten, a couple of San Francisco design students looking for a way to skate down the city’s steep hillsides. You can buy the flowboard from here(Sport Technology) for about $80.
The Restaurant and Bar design Awards were announced in London two weeks ago and although this yearly event is only two years old, there was an immense amount of entries from 38 countries making it a young success. The entries are judged by a highly regarded panelists in hospitality and lifestyle sectors. The list of projects demonstrates the energy and innovative culture that is permeating worldwide and the introduction of many young firms making a statement in the world of design.