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Winged Ceramic Knife

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Winged Ceramic Knife by Shira Keret.
Silicon wings, plastic handle, ceramic blade.

Jeremy May's Paper Rings

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Artist Jeremy May carves holes into books and laminates the results in order to create rings. He makes jewelry out of books by laminating hundreds sheets of paper together, then carefully finishing to a high gloss. The paper is selected and carefully removed from a book, and the jewellery re-inserted in the excavated space. Pictured above is a ring made from Margaret Atwood’s The Edible Woman.

Beer Bottle/Musical Instrument

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Tuned Pale Ale is a product by designer Matt Braun. The Tuned Pale Ale's bottles show a musical scale on its label.You can drink down to a particular level, blow on it, andthe bottle will play a note. Cool! Buy a pack, you’ll be able to perform a melody. Braun writes:
This product aims to promote more of this type of social interaction. This product aims to inform users about the musical qualities of existing bottles and to make the bottle a better instrument.

Constrained Ball

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"Constrained Ball" is a drawing aid created by Korean designer Giha Woo. Once attached to the pen, this device helps to draw straight lines without using a ruler, measuring the drawn distance at the same time.
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Birdhouse for bats

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An upside down birdhouse for bats by Estudio Estres. Cool!
"Inspired by and designed to match these minute animals called bats, that suffer the dichotomy of acting as an efficient herbivore whilst being a symbol of man's most hidden fears."

myBrett

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myBrett(22 x 15 x 1 cm)

Bufalino

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Bufalino by German industrial designer Cornelius Comanns "is a small camper which is equipped to meet the basic needs of one person." Based on the classic three-wheeled Piaggio Ape. It has a bed, two seating units, a cooking zone, a basin, storage space, a water tank and a refrigerator, and its back door also functions as a space for drying clothes.
"'my aim was to give people a better understanding of the country, the surrounding, and the range they have travelled. the travelling vehicle is always with you like some kind of a base camp, while also being used for moving on in an easygoing and spontaneous way. ' -CC"

Sharky

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The Sharky($10) designed by Noodles on Shapeways,
Price: $10   |   BUY

Handlebar Mustache Bottle Opener / Corkscrew

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Handlebar Mustache Bottle Opener / Corkscrew designed by Steve Buss.
"The ‘stache is back! Only this time, it’s not just a fashion statement. It’s also a finely crafted corkscrew and bottle-opener. Because beverage containers are no match for the sheer power of a manly moustache. "

TACA Cookie Mug

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The TAÇA Mug by design studio Entresuelo1a. It is a Mug has a jutting extension that "you can dunk in the whole cookie". Good idea!

Facebook 'Meh' Button

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Ken Murphy proposes a “Meh” button to supplement Facebook’s far-too-limiting “Like”.

Assault/Sniper Rifle Hybrid

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Dalton/Stanley and their specialist Tactical Weapons Division brings to us an assault/sniper hybrid rifle in the A/SRH-C1.
Hybrid Tactical Rifle can be swiped automatically between a close range assault rifle and a medium or long range sniper rifle courtesy the hybrid rifles high-definition night scope built-in with a computer guided laser triangulation system. And its guidance system controlled by the onboard computer calculates wind direction and velocity etc. Weapon design, modelling and animation by Jamie Martin.
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Wire Frame Motorcycle and Sidecar

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Chinese artist Shi Jindian has made a wire frame replica of the Chiangjiang 750, is essentially a knockoff of the Russian military M72-M is for mototsikl-which was an evolutionary version of BMW's 1938 R71 side.
"Shi Jindian’s sculptures are made of steel, yet they are light, transparent, almost ethereal. After searching for years for “a material that was brand new, completely untraditional”, he settled on steel wires. By trial and error, he learned how to crochet the two-dimensional strands into three-dimensional forms, using tools of his own devising. His wire meshes start out as wrappings around some common object. When the mesh is complete, Shi Jindian destroys or extracts the object, leaving only its steel exoskeleton. The result, he says, is a kind of fiction, a virtual reality that can be walked around and touched. Surrealist René Magritte painted a pipe along with the words: “This is not a pipe.” Shi Jindian does something similar in sculpture, making not-quite-replicas of items from musical instruments to machines"

Tool Box by Tim Oelker

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The Tool Set designed by Tim Oelker, Cool, I like this tool box design!

'NoVelo' Human Powered Vehicle

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Tim Turrini-Rochford, a student from the University of South Australia, who has designed a human powered vehicle, called the NoVelo.  It is a hybrid vehicle powered by human movement and electric power. the vehicle is based on the body of a velomobile but features additional electric motors for high speed commutes. The vehicle uses parallelogram linkage that allows it to tilt through corners. The fairing combination of a horizontal and vertical airfoil to better aerodynamics and allow the NoVelo to hit a top speed of 50kph using the built-in 300W hub motor.
"'Novelo' uses a parallelogram linkage that allows the vehicle to tilt through corners. A small movement of the steering handles turns the front wheels that in turn changes the weight distribution and cases the vehicle to tilt. When the steering is centred the vehicle returns upright. This results in Novelo being able to corner faster and with more stability than current velomobiles, as well as having a much smaller turning circle. The tilting mechanism allows the centre of gravity to be higher, resulting in a vehicle which is more visible to other road users and hence safer.
The fairing uses a combination of a horizontal and vertical aerofoil to provide both outstanding aerodynamics and stability in windy conditions. The estimated Cda (measure of aerodynamic performance) would result in a speed of 50 kmph from just 250 watts of power, less than two light bulbs. This energy can easily be provided by the user or through an in built 300-watt hub motor or both.
The fairing is manufactured from a sandwich of Kevlar, flax fibre and foam honeycomb. Kevlar is used for its impact absorbing characteristics and flax as a renewable alternative to carbon fibre. Both materials are easily moulded into complex shapes and allow the internal frame to be moulded into the fairing in a monocoque process removing the need for an internal space frame and reduces manufacturing time and assembly steps.
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