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Floating Building

Designed by Alex Chinneck, Take My Lightning But Don’t Steal My Thunder appears to be a stone building with its upper half suspended in mid-air. The polystyrene structure is actually supported by a thin steel frame at its corners. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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GotG Awesome Mix Vol. 1 Vinyl

You can already get Peter Quill’s Awesome Mix Vol. 1 on vinyl, but Mondo’s variant comes with Tyler Stout’s sweet sleeve art as well as a screen-printed handbill. Still have your Walkman? Wait for the literal mixtape. Hat Tip Link Link 2 Price: $50 Continue Reading from the Source

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Hanksy’s Surplus Candy

(NSFW: Language) Parody street artist Hanksy puts his notoriety and knowledge of street art to good use in The Hundreds‘ documentary series Surplus Candy, where he takes us on a tour of the graffiti scene in various cities. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Emulsifier

Mixed media artist Thomas Medicus created this extraordinary sculpture from 160 individual hand-painted glass strips. As you move around the anamorphic object, it transforms into four completely different images. More on Colossal. Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Roy Kafri: Mayokero

Performer Roy Kafri’s quirky beatbox track Mayokero is handily upstaged by director Vania Heymann’s clever music video, in which classic vinyl album covers come to life and sing his track. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Alex Gross: Future Tense

Alex Gross’ Future Tense series consists of paintings with a shallow and saccharine beauty, expanding upon “themes of consumerism, industrialization and the omnipresent media” and “our inability to exist in the present moment.” Hat Tip Link Link 2 Price: $30 Continue Reading from the Source

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Diggin’ in the Carts

Red Bull Music talks to some of the best Japanese composers, game designers and the musicians they influenced in the amazing miniseries Diggin’ in the Carts. A must watch for video game and music fans. English captions available. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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How to Draw a Perfect Circle

Lifehacker DaveHax shows us a really simple way to draw a perfect circle, using parts of your hand as a sort of drafting compass. The technique doesn’t allow for much size flexibility, but it’s still a neat (and shockingly obvious) trick. Link Continue Reading from the Source

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The Keyboard of Isolation

In 2012 DDB Shanghai made this awareness campaign about Internet and computer addiction. The ad agency made a keyboard-shaped sculpture showing the likenesses of addicts and their loved ones trapped in the keys. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Hure Tables

Vintage Industrial’s Hure tables were inspired by and named after a 19th century lathe and milling machine maker. Hure added his signature to his products and made beautiful bases for what would otherwise be utilitarian devices. Hat Tip Link Price: $3.5K+ Continue Reading from the Source

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Nuvitron Nixie Clock

Looking like something that belongs on a mantle in BioShock’s lost city of Rapture, these limited-edition handmade wood art deco clocks feature the warm orange glow of high voltage, cold-war era Nixie tubes to tell time. Link Link 2 Price: $250 Continue Reading from the Source

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3D Illusion Sketches

Artist Nagai Hideyuki creates drawings which seemingly defy the laws of optics, bursting forth from his spiral notebooks to produce an impressively 3-dimensional appearance. Watch how he draws them over on YouTube. Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Ultrasound Gesture Recognition

A couple of years from now, you won’t need to touch or talk to your phone to interact with it, thanks to Elliptic Labs. The company came up with a technology that uses ultrasound to detect gestures made around a device. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Fine Line Playing Cards

Created by Adam Farbiarz and Adam Thompson, each of these cards has an illustration which represents its value and suit. You’ll have as much fun trying to figure out what each cards as the card game you’re playing with them. Link Price: $13++ Continue Reading from the Source

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IKEA Regissör

The IKEA Regissör line consists of flat-pack furniture that can be assembled quickly and without using tools, thanks to pre-installed wooden wedge dowels. They are also lightweight and use less materials. Turn captions on. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Evo Utility Bicycle

The Evo bicycle lost to the Denny in the 2014 Bike Design Project, but it’s a great concept as well. It has mounts at the front and rear for a variety of cargo accessories. It also has a built-in lock, headlight and brake light. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Spira Wireless Charger and Clock

This concept by ÉCAL design student Alice Robbiani, is comprised of a magnetic smartphone charging case with a wall-mounted charging base. What makes it truly special is the interactivity, offering charging feedback and a clock display. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Crayon Art

Artist Christian Faur creates intricate portraits using hand-cast wax crayons to form pixelated pointilism. While his medium is playful, his subject matter explores everything from lost youth to economic and social crisis. Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Beautiful Chemical Reactions

Combining chemicals doesn’t usually bring to mind the word “beautiful”, but this video for Beautiful Chemistry by Yan Liang of L2 Molecule shows how amazing these reactions can be when captured in time-lapse and microscopic detail. Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Scorpion Chair

Can’t afford Maximo Riera’s $50,000+ evil animal chairs? Vyacheslav Pakhomov has something for the baddie on a slightly smaller budget. He makes scorpion-shaped chairs by hand out of oak and leather. Available in two color schemes. Hat Tip Link Price: ~$5.7K Continue Reading from the Source

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