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Transforming Tea Bags

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These are transforming tea bags. "Transforming tea - chamomile tea bags with stressing symbols turn into calm ones once the tea is dissolved." They were created by ad agency M&C Saatchi for tea company BOH, who was hoping to convey their chamomile tea has a calming effect. For example, a fiery flames transforms into a calm one when the bag is submerged in water. A violent bear turns into a smiling one, while a thundercloud turns into a mere cloud once it goes into the cup.
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Field Hammock

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Studio Toer's new Field Hammock. It is a is the perfect place to watch the world cup.
"The Field Hammock refers to the human wish to control nature by mastering lawns. It's a culture that goes back centuries. This hammock displays the control humanity got over the fields.
Floating above ground, on slowly waving grass. Combining the slow movements of a hammock with the relax feeling of lying in the fields. It blends the notion of nature and artificial, inside and outside.
The field hammock is water- and UV ray-resistant. It's made of multicolored grass-like synthetic polyamide pile fabric. The hammock hangs from durable polyester straps. Two hardwood poles keep the mat in place. It can be easily hang anywhere using two carabiners. And it is hayfever free
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Banana Wet Floor Caution Sign

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Designed by Taiwan-based Hsieh Chen-yuan and associates. Cool!
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BLUE AK

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Blue AK by Christopher Schulz. Stainless steel and Lucite, 18 × 44 × 16 in, 45.7 × 111.8 × 40.6 cm, courtesy of CK Contemporary
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T-Rex Head Trophy

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Sheet metal T-Rex Head Trophy. Metal sculpture with heat lamp. By Yue Shi.
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Remember to Drink Water

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The refresh cap, by Vittel, pops up a tiny red flag every hour to prompt you to hydrate. When you put the bottle cap back on the bottle the timer automatically begins.
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A Prosthetic Leg Designed for Rock Climbers

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Kai Lin, a designer and student from Brooklyn, developed Klippa, a prosthetic leg for rock climbers. To make Klippa a functional tool, Lin interviewed climbers and examined how their legs move. He determined that a climber's leg needs easily replaceable rubber, an elastic pivot point, and a small contact surface with the rock.
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Travel Playpen

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Created by students Idan Noyberg and Gal Bulka as a graduation project at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Israel, the piece aims to provide comfort and privacy for passengers. The elastic fabric strip is placed on the headrests of seats, creating a private space. This way you can read, eat, and sleep without being disturbed by neighbors. Moreover, the side of the B-Tourist contain a pocket for storing small items.
"Not 1st class — but it helps a little."
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Book on Book

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Book on Book” is an acrylic transparent page holder that keeps a book open.
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McWhinney Active Wedding Rings

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Wear your wedding ring like a watch. McWhinney's wedding rings have a unique hinged mechanism that’s similar to the one on watch straps. That way, the rings are easy to remove when you’re about to play some sports, wash dishes, or do something where rings typically get in the way. Prices start at $825!
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Hanabunko Flower Vase

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The idea of a vase in the shape of a book to put between books on a bookshelf, good idea.
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These drawings are actually porcelain sculptures

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These pieces from Katharine Morling.  They look like black and white drawings from a comic book but they're actually ceramic sculptures made from clay and porcelain. They aren't just sketches or made from paper.
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A Comfy Foam Bench That Turns Your Living Room Into a Park

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Summertime, a foam sofa designed by the Italian artist, Valerio Berruti for Gufram. The couch was inspired by the classic park bench, it's made out of foam. And because it's made from foam, it's a lot easier to move than your standard sofa.
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G-PAD, a Simple Silicone Sleeve Turns Your iPhone Into a Game Boy

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With this G-PAD, a slide-on silicone sleeve which turns your smartphone into a Game Boy. Created by Aws Jan who's currently trying to raise $16,000 on Indiegogo to put it into production, the G-PAD is designed to work with an iOS Game Boy emulator called GBA4iOS that doesn't require iPhone users to Jailbreak or hack their hardware to install. The sleeve slides up and onto an iPhone so that it perfectly covers the emulator's on-screen controls. There's no additional software needed and no Bluetooth connectivity. This idea looks cool.
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Wine Packaged in a Paint Bucket

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It’s wine packaged in a paint bucket – a design concept by Lithuania-based ad agency, McCann Vilnius for Beaujolais Nouveau, a batch of new red wines produced annually by the Beaujolais region of France. The premise of the paint bucket design is that wine does more than intoxicate. It also, like paint, colors the lips and teeth of the consumer. The back of the bucket provides a color chart, letting the drinker know how many glasses of wine it might take to “paint” your teeth various shades of purple. Cool design.
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