Miniature ice sculptures make a splash in Japan (pictures)
A Japanese creative agency has used a CNC router to create ice cubes in the shape of guitars, buildings, and even a space shuttle. Pour yourself a drink, put on your best lounge music, and cruise through this gallery of ice that makes any cocktail extra nice.
Japanese creative agency TBWA\Hakuhodo recently applied CNC router technology to create a series of stunning ice cubes for Japanese whiskey company Suntory as part of an advertising campaign.
These "computer numerical control" carving machines take a design fed in by a computer and then use sharp tools to whittle a block of material such as wood or metal into the designated form.
Click here to find out more about how these elaborate ice cubes were created.