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This Swing Set Is the World's Coolest Musical Instrument

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Baloica is a temporary sound installation set at the old Convento das Dominicas in the city of Guimarães. A swing set was set up at the entryway of the convent and transformed into a musical instrument. Created by designers Cláudia Oliveira and Isabel Bourbon of creative studio Elas Duas.
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Miniature motorcycles from lobster shells

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Huang Mingbo from Taiwan, presented the collection of miniature motorcycles from lobster shells at a food art seminar in the Chinese province of Fujian to the amazement of those in attendance. The food carving specialist used nothing but lobster shell to complete the collection of intricate models which even feature wing mirrors and number plates.
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Coin sculpture

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An assortment of geometric forms made from coins notched and joined together. The series of coin sculpture are made by artist Robert Wedemeyer for the money themed issue.
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Panda Coat

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From the makers of the Griz Coat, the Panda Coat features a removable panda head with a detachable pillow into the hood.
- The head-hood is detachable - Three buttons hidden behind the neck allow the wearer to attach/detach the hood at their option. And yes, you can let the hood dangle behind your back just like a hoodie.
- Retractable claws with an interior handle - The handle allows for superior claw control.
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Banksy fires a Rocket on Dumbo in the Sky

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Rebel rocket attack, by Banksy NY.
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Hapilabs' Smart Fork

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Hapilabs' HAPIfork first debuted at CES in January, and is now available to pre-order for $99. The original Kickstarter campaign raised $134,000 to develop and manufacture the HAPIfork and a video explaining the function of the HAPIfork. The HAPIfork recorded each movement from fork to plate, which is recorded as a "fork serving," monitoring how long it takes to finish a meal, the number of fork servings consumed per minute, and the interval between each fork serving. It is designed to alert users when they are eating too fast, an issue that can lead to "poor digestion and poor weight control," according to the Hapilabs website.
HAPIfork is a revolution! It will help millions of people eat more slowly, adopt good eating habits, lose weight and feel great! Additionally, with HAPIfork comes the HAPI.com platform for web and mobile. Our cross-device platform makes the experience of changing bad habits easy and fun. Here we’ve created a coaching program providing helpful nutrition and fitness tips and motivational social games to help keep people implement their new healthy habits.”
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Bufalino Camper Concept

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The Bufalino is a small camper which is equipped to meet the basic needs of one person, based on the Piaggio APE 50 three-wheeler. Designed by German industrial designer Cornelius Comanns.
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Cloud Pink

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Korean creative agency Everyware’s Cloud Pink installation gives people the chance to “touch” clouds and literally stick their heads into them. This installation allows visitors to interact with the clouds. The projected clouds can be manipulated by touch, so you can move and generate clouds on its digital canvas. Check it out in action in the video above.
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Recycled Art by Jane Perkins

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British artist Jane Perkins creates beautiful works of art from found materials such as plastic toys, beads, buttons, shells, etc. No colour is added - all materials are exactly as found.
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Walk On 100,000 Tiny Porcelain Skulls

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“What Will You Leave Behind?” by Nino Sarabutra, visitors are invited to walk on 100,000 miniature porcelain skulls that cover the floor of a gallery. The installation is on display at Sundaram Tagore Gallery in Singapore through October 13, 2013.
"Nino Sarabutra has filled the gallery floor with more than 100,000 miniature porcelain skulls and invites you to walk on them. Entering the gallery, every step you take you will be treading on the skulls, unavoidably. In truth, each step we take brings us one step closer to our own demise, yet we never know which will be our last."
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Giant zipper installations

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Japanese artist Jun Kitagawa has placed whimsical giant zipper illustrations on floors, ponds, and other curious locations.
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Half-Size Papercraft Model of a Lamborghini Aventador

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Designer Taras Lesko made a 8-foot-long papercraft model of a Lamborghini Aventador police car. The piece, made entirely out of glue and chipboard mounted prints, measures 8 feet long and weighs approximately 25 pounds.To see how he made it, watch the video above.
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Pressy Kickstarter project raises over $500,000

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The next big project from crowd-funded website Kickstarter is Pressy. This is a button that fits into the 3.5mm earphone jack on an Android phone and can be set-up to do a number of things with your handset like toggle Wi-Fi on and off, act as the shutter for the camera, or start an audio recording. Anything your phone can do can be set up to run using Pressy. The very first day, the project received twice the $40,000 it was seeking and is now up to more than $500,000 in funding. What will the company do with all of this money? For one thing, they are creating a push-to-talk system they call Pressy-to-talk. Just hold your Pressy button and talk. The other party will hear you and can communicate with you as long as they too have a Pressy button. Expected to come to market in March 2014. The lowest price funding option still remaining that comes with a Pressy is $17, which includes a Pressy and free access to the corresponding app.
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The Aluminum Airship begins flight testing following FAA certification

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After a 70-year absence, it appears that a new rigid frame airship will soon be taking to the skies over California. Aeros Corporation, a company based near San Diego, has received experimental airworthiness certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to begin flight testing the Aeroscraft airship, and it appears that the company has wasted no time getting started. This fully rigid airship, dubbed the Aeroscraft.The Aeroscraft has been under development by Aeros Corp, since 2006, and the US Government has contributed some $35M for research, along with expertise in aerodynamics and control systems from NASA. The Aeroscraft's is made of aluminum and carbon fiber—and maintains its buoyancy with a series of gas-filled bladders. And unlike hybrid airships, the Aeroscraft doesn't require forward momentum to generate lift via a set of wings. It's all helium power. At 266 feet long and 97 feet wide, the Pelican prototype is just about half the size of what a full-scale Aeroscraft will be. If completed the Aeroscraft will measure more than 400 feet long and be capable of lifting 66 tons or more. The Aeroscraft is equipped with a series of pressurized helium tanks. When the pilot wants to increase altitude, non-flammable helium is released from the tanks through a series of pipes and control valves, into internal gas-bladders called helium pressure envelopes (HPEs). This increases the amount of lift the helium generates, reduces the craft's static heaviness, and allows it to rise. When the pilot wants to descend, the process is reversed. This allows the Aeroscraft to easily land and take on cargo or passengers without having to be tied down or add external ballast. Additionally, the Aeroscraft will be equipped with a trio of engines—one on each side and a third on the belly—and six turbofan engines to provide thrust and augment the COSH's lift, as well as aerodynamic tail-fin rudders and stumpy wing control surfaces, for high speed travel—that is, above 20 mph.
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Street art: Adding Eyes and Teeth Brings Everything to Life

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Street artist Aidan Glynn turned urban fixtures into living creatures by adding eyes and teeth to an object it instantly gives them so much character.
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