These creative door handles/hardware, designed by Russian product designer Nikita Kovalev of Napalm Design, look and function like a real gun. The Bang Bang handle was inspired by the Makarov Pistol.* You have to “pull the trigger” to open/unlock the door. Read more
If you’re not familiar with the witty yet urbane works of artist Sebastian Errazuriz, you ought to be. His tongue in cheek objects and installations are compelling and provocative, not to mention unusual. One of his fun projects is his collection of New York Chairs or Gun Chairs. Read more
The Goodworth & Co. makes four different specially designed brass keys that are made to fit all Kwikset K1 locks. Each key measures 1″ x 3″ and is decorated on both sides. At only $8.00 each (and available to order online) they make awesome housewarming gifts. All they have to do it take it to any hardware store or key cutter. Read more
Amsterdam-based Atelier Ted Noten (known for his unique jewelry designs) has designed the white ‘Dior 001’ gun and the black ‘Chanel 001’ gun as part of a larger series entitled ‘7 necessities for a woman to feel like a woman through the eyes of a man.’
Branded as Dior 001 and Chanel 001, the white and black pistols pack a feminine punch as they double as make-up bags. The two 3D printed nylon guns are vehicles of finding a new language between the 3D printing technique and traditional goldsmithing.
The feminine firearms are retrofitted with hand-tooled 18-karat gold details and loaded with cosmetic ammo. Theres a lip gloss and wand in the muzzle, the loading chamber doubles as a pill compartment (complete with pills, including Viagra), 100 grams of certified silver bullion in the Dior gun clip, 50 grams of 24-karat gold in the Chanel, a toothpick and, in some models, a hairpin and a small vial of perfume. The guns also conceal a 4-gigabyte jump drive.
If you purchase one of the make-up kits, Notens Atelier can customize it and arrange refills. The white Dior gun costs 8,000 euros, (about $11,500 USD) and The black Chanel gun costs over $17,000. That’s a pretty penny for any pistol packing mamma.
ATELIER TED NOTEN
Kanaalstraat 149a 1054
XD Amsterdam, NL +31(0)206895517
above image courtesy of The Birmingham News
Walt Creel of Birmingham, Alabama uses a deadly weapon, ironically, to create images of sweet Southern wildlife. Brandishing a rifle, he fires .22 caliber bullets through 4′ x 6′ white painted aluminum panels to form images of a deer, an owl, a rabbit, a possum, a squirrel and bird in his project, De-Weaponizing The Gun. Read more