5 Pop Culture Obama Items

With Obama finally in office, we can all breathe a sigh of relief. Let’s celebrate with five items that show just how much he became a part of American pop culture. #5 The Barack Obama Cabbage Patch Doll – Sold on eBay

#4 Run DC Shirt – $20 Who doesn’t find this shirt totally awesome? An homage to run DMC as well as a play on word. Love it!

#3 Shepard Fairey’s “Hope” image in Legos, by Sean Kenney. The piece measures 20? x 25? and contains 1,275 LEGO pieces. The original piece is selling for $695. (Looks like it was taken down.) The Shepart Fairey poster was cool enough. In legos, even cooler.

#2 Obama SpokePOV – A crafty Flickr user turned six SpokePOV lighting systems into a single Obama logo.

#1 Chia Obama Handmade Decorative Planter – $20 on Amazon. Cha cha cha chia! You can get Obama in happy or determined. No joke!

More Great Obama Posts: Obamicon.Me – Post-Election Fun By Paste Magazine Switching Races – White Obama, Black McCain Barack Obama’s Gmail Account was Hacked! Barack and Michelle Obama in Vogue The World Reacts to President Obama (20 photos) Check out theMET Homepage

December 6, 2016

Japanese Man Masters the Gravity-Defying Art of Stacking Coins

Japanese Twitter user @thumb_tani (aka Tanu) has mastered the art of balance. He uses his keen sense of equilibrium to create small, fascinating sculptures from carefully-positioned coins. Although many of us have probably attempted this same sort of coin stacking, Tanu takes these arrangements to a whole new—and totally epic—level. Using a variety of denominations, Tanu creates intricate structures that range in shape and size. Often, he’ll first build a strong base using staggered coins.

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December 5, 2016

Colorful Resin Bangles Let You Wear Classic Art on Your Wrist

Bulgaria-based jewelry shop PAGANE Uniques crafts colorful and bright bangles inspired by well-known works of art. Showcasing the vivid color palettes and striking modernity of 19th and 20th century masterworks—including Gustav Klimt’s glittering The Kiss, Vincent van Gogh’s beaming Sunflowers, and Henri Matisse’s avant-garde Cut-Outs—every bright and bold bangle adds an artistic touch to any look. Each beautiful bracelet is crafted by hand.

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