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23 Jun, 2014

Spark: The Musical Instrument that Creates Energy

In Kenya, electricity is very hard to come by.  75% of the population live without access to electricity.  Sudha Kheterpal has suggested a small innovated design to help solve this problem.  Her instrument, Spark, is a small percussion instrument that can produce enough energy to charge a phone or to provide light for a kid to do his/her homework at...

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11 Jun, 2014

Air Jordan 6 "Celebration Pack"

The Air Jordan 6 "Celebration Pack" includes two new color-ways of the first sneakers MJ won a championship in.  The 6's have always been a favorite amongst sneaker-heads, but the new "Cigar" and "Champagne" colors have never been seen before.  To all of you in the sneaker community, what do you think of this pack? Is Jordan running out of...

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31 May, 2014

Coca-Cola Friendly Twist

The minds at Coca-Cola came up with the smart idea of making the act of drinking a coke a social process.  They designed special bottles that can't be opened without another bottle.  Ideally, this would make for a good conversation starter and ice breaker amongst strangers.  The above video shows what happens when it was introduced on a college campus...

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28 May, 2014

Google's Self-Drive Car

Google just changed the whole car-game.  While everyone was looking for ways to make cars more gas-efficient, google has been looking for ways to make cars more self-sufficient.  The above video is a demonstration of the Google Self-Drive Car.  They are so confident in its effectiveness that they actually put real humans in these cars!  I don't know about you,...

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25 May, 2014

DIY Air Conditioner

Summer is approaching fast and its going to get hot soon, so bust out them AC's! Or... you can make your own! This video shows you how to make your own air conditioner using some very cheap materials.  The result is a weird looking machine that when ice is added can cool a room for up to 6 hours! If...

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09 May, 2014

A Closer Look: The New $100 Bills

Oh yea, money is a product, one of the greatest ever invented and there's a new Ben Frankie in town. John Pozadzides, a self-proclaimed smartass and the most dangerous geek in the world decided to take a closer look with a macro lens at some of the details of the latest hundred dollar bill. Looking at the fineness and attention...

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06 May, 2014

Naturel x Spilled "DOA" Rug

If you're not familiar with Lawrence Atoigue, aka Naturel, he's an illustrator who has been working with everyone from designers, jewelers, collectors and more. Most recently, Naturel teamed up with Seattle based "floorwear" brand Spilled, that brings streetwear design into the home. For their project they combined Naturel's signature motifs of flowers, Air Jordans and a skeleton in his cubist design...

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30 Apr, 2014

LIX 3D Printing Pen

The people at LIX have developed a small 3d printing pen that looks very convenient and portable.  Most 3D pens on the market usually have a much larger design.  The LIX 3D pen can run on USB power and works through a heating and cooling system.  The pen heats plastic to melt it and once it hits the air, the...

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27 Apr, 2014

Batman’s Electric Bike

If you grew up like us, then your first bike was beat up with the training wheels lopsided so you were able to do wheelies that you weren’t supposed to. Those days are long gone. The bicycle industry has had a rebirth in recent years due to the potential of sustainable transportation.     Meet the Leaos Carbon Fiber Electric...

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19 Apr, 2014

Design Deck Playing Cards

Crazy about design? This Kickstarter project by Ben Barrett-Forrest overshot its fund-raising mark by more than $20,000 and will be printed by renowned card maker Bicycle.  Each of the 52 cards in the deck feature a useful tidbit about graphic design along with a visual example. This deck will be available for $18 in July. For now check out a quick animated...

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16 Apr, 2014

Philosophy in Visuals

London based designer Genis Carreras is using minimalism, symbolism and metaphor to depict 95 schools of thought visually. With the help of Kickstarter, Genis was able to get her project funded and has since released the book, Philographics: Big Ideas in Simple Shapes. The book serves as a new way to enter an age old discussion: "The book aims to...

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04 Apr, 2014

15 Beautiful Products That Are Terribly Designed

Katerina Kamprani is a designer and an artist. In this series called "The Uncomfortable", she has put together a collection of beautiful and familiar objects that somehow have a hilarious fault to them! A designer and architect from Athens, Kamprani renders these images using 3D software to create these disasterpieces! This just goes to show that functionality is prime, like...

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