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From Behind Google’s Glasses, A Unique First-Person Perspective

Friday, September 14th, 2012

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Following Google’s augmented-reality Google Glasses’ debut at New York Fashion Week, Google and Diane von Furstenberg have released a short film that features only video footage captured by the ey…

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If The ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Were Jedi Knights…

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Australian-based artist and deviantArt user Q-Dog2099 has reimagined what the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ would be like if they were Jedi knights from ‘Star Wars’.

In his series called ‘Teenage Mutant Jedi Turtles’, he bestows the power…

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A Smartphone That Turns Into A Tablet, Notebook and Desktop

Friday, September 14th, 2012

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Most of us have a smartphone, tablet and a desktop—wouldn’t it be more convenient to combine all their functions into one single device?

California-based company Kosmaz Technologies is currently…

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In Satirical Video, People Can’t Differentiate The iPhone 5 And 4S

Friday, September 14th, 2012

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The highly-anticipated iPhone 5 won’t hit stores until 21 September, but television host Jimmy Kimmel decided to give random pedestrians in Los Angeles a chance to test the phone out and see how it …

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Casper The Friendly Ghost And Richie Rich As Fashion Models

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Online clothes store Mishka has collaborated with Harvey Comics to feature several cartoon characters in their Fall 2012 lookbook.

The lookbook will feature popular Harvey Comics characters such as Casper the Friendly Ghost, Richie Rich and Baby Hue…

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Apple’s iPhone 5 In The World of Art

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Apple has changed lives all around the world, and profoundly influenced the way we use technology today.

To commemorate the brand’s launch of its latest smartphone—the iPhone 5—we picked out apple-related art from The Bazaar; and with our tongue…

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‘Bad Little Children’s Books’, Twisted Covers That Tell Of Dark Tales

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Children’s books always tell of the happy, hiding the ugly truth for when kids are more grown up.

Massachusetts-based illustrator Bob Staake reimagined a series of children’s books from the 1940s to 1960s—to satirically create visual parodies w…

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Controversial Condom Commercial Demonstrates ‘Sex Without The Mess’

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

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To demonstrate the benefits of wearing a condom, condom mail order service One Pound Johnny Club, has made a ‘sticky mess’ in their latest promotional video.

It features a series of men and women…

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The World’s First Real-Time Facebook Cover Photo

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

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Slovakian digital agency Zaraguza has claimed to have created the world’s first real time Facebook cover photo.

According to Zaraguza, its cover photo is able to display live images taken from thei…

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In Japan, A Treehouse Apartment For Birds, No Rent Charged

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Japan-based design firm Nendo has created a treehouse for one person and 78 birds.

Dubbed the ‘Bird Apartment’, the treehouse was designed for Ando Momofuku Center—a facility located in a forest in Komoro City of Japan’s mountainous Nagano …

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The Most Expensive ‘Brown Paper Bag’ In The World?

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

The brown paper bag has gotten swanky.

For last season’s runway show, Jil Sander featured a long, rectangular brown paper bag.

The paper bag—called the ‘Vasari’ purse—was made of 100% coated paper with stitched seams, two gold-colored me…

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McDonald’s Adds Calorie Count To Menus Across America

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Fast-food chain McDonald’s will be getting a new addition to its menus in the US—a calorie count for its burgers and fries.

According to McDonald’s, the company will start posting calorie information on restaurant and drive-thru menus nationwi…

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Humorous Tumblr Blog Features Owners Reviewing Their Cats

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Review of My Cat is a Tumblr blog where cats get reviewed by their owners.

The overall grade depends on their appearance, sociability, usefulness and ‘huggability’.

For example, in the most recent post about a cat named ‘Rascal’:
“Rasc…

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Goldfish Tank Phone Booths Pop Up Across Japan

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

In Japanese culture, goldfishes hold symbolic significance—they are believed to bring happiness and prosperity.

To spread the good luck, Kansai-based art collective Kingyobu (Goldfish Club) decided to install ‘charms’ by repurposing phone boo…

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Marvel Kills Off ‘Professor X’

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

X-Men comic book character and leader of the superhero mutant team, Professor X, has been killed off.

In the latest issue of comic book ‘Avengers VS X-Men’, the telepathic, wheelchair-bound character known as Charles Xavier, gets killed by one …

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Infographic: The Sneaky Psychology Of Advertising

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

We are bombarded by brand exposures every day—whether it’s from TV commercials, outdoor billboards, website banners and even clothes—there is no escape from it.

In order to get their message across to consumers, marketers have to employ the late…

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A Pop-Up Shop That Puts Eligible Men On Display For Women

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

They say dating can be complicated, especially in the modern world—but online French dating site a AdopteUnMec (AdoptAGuy) may have found a unique and creative way to pair potential couples together.

As part of a campaign to promote its online dat…

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To Eat Or To Use: Designer Bakes Electronic Products

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

For a delicious yet purposeful main course, Israel-based designer Debbi Nitsan baked electronic products that you can either eat or use—you decide.

By removing the original casings of various gadgets—from clocks to radios and flashlights—Nitsan…

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Turn Your iMac Into A Touchscreen

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

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China-based company TMDtouch has created an accessory that turns your iMac into a fully touch-enabled computer.

Called ‘Zorro Macsk’, by attaching the magnetic aluminum frame on top of your iMac…

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Apple Finally Introduces The iPhone 5

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

As expected, Apple has finally introduced the iPhone 5 to the world.

Unveiled at Apple’s media event in San Francisco, the iPhone 5 will boast a larger 4-inch screen with Retina display and a resolution of 1,136 x 640—or 326 pixels per inch.

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A Toaster That Gives You The Weather Forecast On Your Morning Toast

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Have you ever gotten drenched while travelling to work because you forgot to check the weather forecast before leaving the house?

If ‘yes’ is your answer, French designer Nathan Brunstein may have a creative and edible solution to the problem.

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Is Facebook Going To Build Its Own Search Engine?

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made his first public appearance since his company’s IPO at TechCrunch Disrupt yesterday.

At the talk, Zuckerberg said that Facebook has “one billion search queries on a daily basis and it’s basically doing that w…

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McDonald’s Introduces Black And White Burgers In China

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Fast-food giant McDonald’s has introduced a pair of black and white burgers in China—symbolizing the good and evil in Chinese politics.

According to The Beijinger, there’s an interesting explanation to the odd pairing: “…a colleague informed…

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‘Smart Bag’ Automatically And Wirelessly Charges Your Phone

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

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Chicago-based Elizabeth Ormesher has created a clutch purse that automatically charges your smartphone when the phone is placed inside—sans the frills of a power chord.

Called ‘Everpurse’, all…

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Bad-Breath Tester, Because There Are No ‘Fart-Deodorizing Pads’ For Mouths

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

To save you from additional embarrassing situations, Play.com has created a gadget that can test your breath.

The ‘Bad Breath Odour Tester’ checks the quality of your breath in just 10 seconds.

All users have to do is to breathe into the test…

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Milk Commercial Imagines Cats As Evil, Mind-Controlling Overlords

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

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Oh how we love cat videos!

UK milk company Cravendale has once again played on the internet’s love for cats with a follow-up video to their 2011 viral sensation ‘Cats With Thumbs’.

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7-11 Wants You To Vote For Your Favorite Presidential Candidate With Coffee

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

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To get customers excited about the upcoming 2012 Presidential Election, convenient store chain 7-11 will be organizing their own election campaign.

Called the ‘7-Election 2012’, customers will be…

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What Happens When You Swallow Chewing Gum By Accident?

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

The myth that accidentally-swallowed chewing gum will stay in your stomach for seven years has been debunked!

So what actually happens when you swallow gum by mistake?

According to the Daily Mail, it goes out the other end.

Chewing gum is made …

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Designer Creates Typography-Inspired Birdhouses

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Studies have shown that there has been a sharp decline in the number of house sparrows in urban environments, due to number of high-rises and malls sprouting up—which ultimately displaces the birds from their natural habitat.

To combat this proble…

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The Modern ‘Boombox’: A Purse That Doubles As Speakers, A Loud Accessory

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

STELLÉ Audio Couture has teamed up with fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff to modernize boombox-toting days, and make speakers less heavy on the shoulders.

Called the ‘Audio Clutch’, the stylish clutch purse looks like a designer bag from the ou…

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eBay Unveils Three Hilarious New Ads

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

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In three hilarious TV spots, eBay wants you to know that you can find anything on eBay, as part of its ‘When it’s on you’re your mind, it’s on eBay’ campaign.

From new designer to electroni…

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In Parody Video, Steve Jobs Resurrects As A Hologram To Introduce The iPhone 5

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

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With the iPhone 5 set to be unveiled by Apple in less than 24 hours, the guys at Mondo Media have created a parody video of what they think might happen at the media event in San Francisco tomorrow.

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19th-Century French Postcards Predict The Future

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

A set of 19th century postcards designed by French artists has revealed what they thought we would be doing in the 21st century.

According to Yahoo, these postcards were probably produced between 1899 and 1910, and they predicted the life of Parisians…

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The World’s Largest QR Code, You’ll Need A Helicopter To Scan It

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

The Kraay Family Farm in Alberta, Canada has set the Guinness World Record for the world’s biggest QR code.

According to CBC News, the 29,000 square meters QR code was carved into a field of corn and it could actually be scanned with a smartphone….

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YouTube Finally Launches Its Own iPhone App

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

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YouTube has finally launched its own iPhone app after Apple announced that they would be dropping it in the latest version of its iOS.

The app that was dropped was actually designed by Apple, not Yo…

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Momentum

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Momentum is a three person web studio based in the UK. Their portfolio site is very slick, to say the least. I especially love how they’ve added a frame around the site on bigger screens, but at the same time have avoided this on smaller screens.

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Big Noise

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Spectacularly yummy portfolio site from a small web studio based in Charlotte, NC. Make sure to visit every sub-category in the About section. There’s some really nice details in there. Bonus points for having a color scheme that doesn’t stray far from…

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iZettle

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Sweden’s iZettle is definitely aiming to become a better Square. Their technology is more future proof, their design is close or just as good as Square’s, and they’re already launched in several countries. The website does a very good job at showing of…

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DIY

Monday, June 11th, 2012

This amazing universe for creative kids, started by a team led by Vimeo co-founder Zach Klein is one of the most interesting and inspirational new startups I’ve come across in a long time. Not only is the idea unusual, the design mesmerizing and the ex…

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The Design Portfolio of Ben Barry

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Ben Barry is one of the most interesting designers around. The fact that he happens to be working at Facebook has apparently — and quite surprisingly — been a great fit for him. This has given him the opportunity to work at some highly experimental…

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