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Ridiculous Food Hats

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Melbourne-based artist Phil Ferguson made these ridiculous food hats, including burgers, pizza slices and sushi rolls... they’re amazing. Check out more see more pics.
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Spacetime curvature placemats

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AP Works's Trick Mat is a placemat that mimics spacetime curvature; no word on whether or how it can be purchased.
"A placemat that uses an illusion to make it seem as if its pattern has sunk under the weight of the tableware."
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Anatomical bags and accessories

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Kiev-based Konstantin Kofta makes leather bags and accessories that mimic human anatomy, sometimes making it look like there are hands clutching at the wearer, sometimes looking like the wearer's skin has been flayed and used to make the bags.
"kofta — the kiev-based label of designer konstantin kofta — combines seemingly contradictory elements outside the traditional canons of the fashion industry, with garments and wearable accessories that evoke sensuality and surrealism while maintaining practicality. skin, bones, hands and feet are a few of the human-sourced elements which define a series of backpacks, shoes and handbags, each unexpected in its anatomical accuracy and realism. the designer’s ‘hug’, ‘born’ and ‘roots’ collections thread a common theme around these corporeal motifs, linking visuals of praying and perched hands, skeletal segments and toes together in a series of couture items."
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Ceramic Half Teapot

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Cool teapot! Tea For One, ceramic teapot by Droog. It basically looks like a teapot that was cut in half, the Tea for One teapot retails for $75.
"Tea for One is a space-saving personal teapot designed by Richard Hutton for Droog Lab. The minimalist design is made entirely of white porcelain and is cut in half so that it stands on a broad, balanced base"
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In a Nutshell

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SVA Product of Design Student Eden Lew created Nutshell, aimed at reducing stress and providing a kind of respite from urban life.
"As a student I’m always looking for the quickest meal to avoid stopping my workflow. I decided that if I’m going to spend five minutes or less eating a lunch, then I might as well use that five minutes to take a mental break.
Thus the Nutshell was created to block out distractions and to focus on eating and thinking
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Magnifying Spoon

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The Magnifying Spoon allows its user to survey the landscape of a meal served at a restaurant, in case foreign objects have appeared. On approval, the same tool is used to scoop up a healthy mouthful.

Giant Birdsnest, Humans Filled With Giant Egg Pillows

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Giant Birdsnest designed by OGE Creative Group. The Giant Birdsnest is made of wood and features comfortable egg-shaped sitting pillow. The nest comes in different sizes, starting at 6.5 feet (for 2-3 people), all the way up to 14.5 feet (for a maximum of 16 people.) Seat on eggs!
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This Belt is Also a Scooter

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Adám Török, a product designer in Sopron, Hungary, made this scooter for a school graduation project. If your bus is late, you don’t have to walk to your destination. You can just take off your belt and scoot there. The scooter, which is made of metal and plywood, weighs less than 4 pounds.
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Lonesome Light by Ben Young

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'Lonesome Light' sculptures  by New Zealand artist Ben Young.
"Laminated clear float glass with cast concrete base and cast white bronze lighthouse"
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Scale Chair

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Scale Chair by the design firm Kalbut DSGN.
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Semi-rigid Cubic Rubber Bands

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They’re rubber bands shaped like a wireframe cube. From designer Nendo, "the geometrical shapes make the bands easy to find in a drawer and easy to pick up." Eye-watering pricetag, though: about $10 for three from Mark's.
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An Artist Uses A Magnifying Glass & The Sun To Burn Pictures

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Jordan Mang-osan is a patient guy. Jordan Mang-osan uses wood as his canvas and a magnifying glass coupled with the sun as his medium. That’s right, he uses the sun shining through a magnifying glass to burn landscapes onto wood. The idea of burning images into wood or any other material is not a new one. In fact, it's a whole genre of art aptly named pyrography. But Mang-osan's magnifying glass method is pretty unusual. More images after more.
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Pet Vision, a Pet Camera

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Designers Hyunwoo Jang, Ga-ryeong Seo ad Chan Hong Park developed the Gori Pet Camera, which is a device that can be used to spy on your pet. It helps take videos while you walk your pet and when away too. Just place it in its cradle and its ready to use. Good idea.
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Penball, Playable Soccer Player Erasers

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Penball designed by Peleg Design. Penballs are soccer player-shaped erasers that transformed pencils into a game of foosball.
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Ship-shaped hospital

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Monaco-based Russian billionaire businessman and hobbyist architect Vasily Klyukin recently unveiled his plan to construct an upmarket hospital and spa that closely resembles a ship. Klyukin hopes that the White Sails Hospital and Spa will become "the world's first hospital that no one is afraid to visit." The idea is to make a building that's more friendly and welcoming than traditional hospitals. The idea was apparently born from Klyukin's own personal experience of going to hospitals to be checked for his upcoming ride on Virgin Galactic:
"I will fly into Space next year. My health condition has to be checked every six months. That is why I know this feeling very well,- every time I'm approaching the white building of the clinic, I don't feel any joy. But I would like to show you the hospital, where there is no room for fear. And so that my son could ask about this hospital: "Daddy, when will we visit the ship again?""
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