All About The Indy 500’s Creepy Evolving Borg-Warner Trophy

Indy 500 Borg-Warner Trophy

Yesterday Takuma Sato won the 104th Indianapolis 500 championship (his second victory – he also won in 2017) and will soon have his head added to the strangest trophy in sports for a second time, the Borg-Warner Trophy.

104th Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato
Takuma Sato celebrates winning the 104th Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on August 23, 2020.ph: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

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Highland Park 50 Year Old Whisky Limited Edition Bottle Wins 2012 Design Award.

Highland Park Whisky Bottle

Recently, the stunning, and extraordinarily expensive (just over $15,000), limited edition bottle designed for Highland Park’s oldest ever island single malt whisky – Highland Park 50 year old, won the award for Best Design at the World Whiskies Award 2012. Read more

Sterling Silver Space Invaders Rings In Three Styles For Men and Women by Tjep.

Artist and Designer Frank Tjepkema (aka Tjep.), has a fun series of solid sterling silver rings based on the pixelated alien invaders in Taito’s classic arcade game, Space Invaders.

Invader Aiko ring:


Invader Hoshi Ring:


Invader Yuki ring:



Shop for them and other Tjep products here.

To learn about tons of other products inspired by the aliens, check out one of my favorite fellow blogger’s sites, Technabob

Tentacles, Fungi and Anatomy Cast In Fine Metals. The Very Cool Jewelry of Peggy Skemp.

Peggy Skemp has a knack for turning things that are usually considered creepy into beautiful, detailed jewelry. Anatomical hearts, musculature, lungs, brains, tentacles, squid, octopus and fungi are hand cast in everything from 18k gold to bronze. Read more

Re-imagined Georg Jensen Ad Campaign by Inge Jacobsen

re-imagined Georg Jensen ad campaign by Inge Jacobsen

Georg Jensen has taken an artsy risk by re-releasing a previous photographic ad campaign for their Scandinavian jewelry and housewares, only now the photos have been embellished with the handiwork of artist Inge Jacobsen. Read more

Forging Some Fun Sterling Silver Baby Gifts. Welcome! by RICHARD and 5.5 Designers

Sterling Silver Baby Gifts

Bienvenue!, A collection of whimsical and modern Silverware for Baby by Parisian silversmiths, RICHARD in collaboration with 5.5 Designers. Read more

Icon Bricks Are Sterling Silver And Gemstone Lego Like Jewelry & Cuff Links.

Icon Brick Jewelry Collection

A lot of crafty people (and I mean skilled craftsmen not deceitful or underhanded people) have created jewelry inspired by or made from Lego® blocks. But many of them are either plastic or metal, giving them a novelty and juvenile look and feel. Read more

Manymals By Markus Diebel. Sterling Silver Pendants Benefit WildAid.

manymals by Markus Diebel

I absolutely love these modern and fluid looking sterling silver animal pendants that hang from snake chains by jewelry designer Markus Diebel! Read more