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"Social Pool" by artist Alfredo Barsuglia in the middle of the Mojave Desert.

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A view of artist Alfredo Barsuglia's "Social Pool," which he installed in a patch of road-less desert in the middle of the Mojave, Southern California. The swimming pool located somewhere in the southern Mojave Desert between Joshua Tree and Apple Valley. The public is allowed to use the pool, but in order to do so visitors need the key that unlocks it (it is kept covered) as well as the GPS coordinates. Only once you have the key, which is kept at the MAK Center, are you given the coordinates.
"It's really hard to find," says Barsuglia. "There is no road. There is no fence. There is no sign. There is no trail. You just come on it. I'm sure some people won't find it."
The visiting season is May 1 through September 30, seven days a week. The GPS coordinates of Social Pool as well as the key to open its mobile cover are provided by the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in West Hollywood. Please call or pass by the MAK Center on the day you want to visit Social Pool and check if the key is available. No reservation possible.
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FiDELYS Smartwatch

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A  new smartwatch will soon be launching over on the Indiegogo called the FiDELYS Smartwatch. It is equipped with a wireless charging feature that enables it to be recharged without the need to connect any charging cables. The watch features including phone calls, text message, GPS, single sign-on, application lock, data transferring and contact-less mobile payment transactions to name a few.
The smartwatch is also fitted with a camera capable of using IriTech’s iris recognition system to enable password management, as well as helping to keep future products secure as well. “The iris image or template will not leave the device. Authentication is done on local device to generate a public key that will match with server.” Its creator explains a little more:
Many of the social networking sites like facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and others use the NFC technology for sharing of information. The Business side of social networking includes referrals, business cards and resumes. In the not so distant past business meetings did not have the luxury of online support for follow-ups. The advent of LinkedIn and similar services has brought a sea of change in growing one’s business network.”
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LiquidOff Spray Repels Water

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The LiquidOff transformed your clothing into a waterproof clothing. It’s a hydrophobic spray that you can use to coat your shirt, pants, and shoes with a waterproof layer, so your stuff remains free from stains. LiquidOff is currently up for funding on Kickstarter, where a minimum pledge of $55 will get you one 375ml-sized bottle.
"LiquidOff is a strong super hydrophobic and oleophobic coating that protects against water, dirt, contamination and stains. LiquidOff is not only revolutionary due to its safe, water-based formula; it is also unique as it can be used on an endless array of fabrics and textiles."
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3D Printing Stone AgeTools

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Israeli designers Dov Ganchrow and Ami Drach recreated stone age tools. These prehistoric flint tools were three-dimensionally scanned at the Hebrew University's Institute of Archaeology. Then, specialized extensions and handles were printed by 3-D printing firm Stratasys out of polymer, the parts were then prepared and assembled on the original flint hand-axes, effectively joining the two most temporally distant making technologies: flint knapping and 3D printing.
"Any multi-tool becomes specialized when frozen at a single moment in time during its use," says Ganchrow. "The first stage of the project was one of hastened evolution and bleeding: flint rocks of desirable size, shape and material quality were sourced from the Negev desert in southern Israel, while time was spent improving and understanding the skill of knapping. Basically this involved the striking of flint with a softer stone (historically a striking bone or antler was also used) to create controlled breakage, and chipping away flint flakes as the impact’s shock wave runs through the stone. Needless to say this is where the bleeding came in..."
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Ring MyBell

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Designed by the folks at MyBell.co in Brooklyn, the $99 horn(on kickstarter) allows you to add up two digital audio files and multiple custom light patterns that will blast drivers with 105 decibels of noise and 110 lumens of light.
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Handiheadset is a Headset That Looks Like Your Hand

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The Handiheadset is a  a headset in the form of a hand making the “call me” sign. Designed by Stephen Moore to “make the world a little more surreal,” the Handiheadset is compatible with most mobile phones and PCs. The Handiheadset is currently up for funding on Kickstarter, where a minimum pledge of t £20 (about $33) will get you one of your very own. Haha!
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This Aluminum Car Was Built To Run On Abandoned Railways

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Nearly 5,000 miles of abandoned railways criss-cross the the landscape in Mexico and Ecuador, left dormant for decades after privatization of the national system suspended passenger service in 1995. Two Guadalajara-born artists wanted to travel the paths of these "modern ruins," so together they designed what just might be the coolest hybrid of all time.
Artists Ivan Puig and Andrés Padilla Domene (Los Ferronautas) built their striking silver road-rail SEFT-1 vehicle to explore the abandoned passenger railways of Mexico and Ecuador, capturing their journeys in videos, photographs and collected objects.
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Much Loved - old stuffed animal portraits by Mark Nixon

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The stuffed animals captured in Mark Nixon’s book, Much Loved, have been treasured and lost, used and occasionally abused, but never forgotten. The idea to document these lifetime companions occurred to Nixon when he started noticing his son’s devotion to his stuffed Peter Rabbit. “I was struck by … the way he squeezed it with delight when he was excited, the way he buried his nose in it while sucking his thumb, and how he just had to sleep with Peter every night,” Nixon wrote in the introduction to his new book, which is published by Abrams. “I vaguely remembered having similar childhood feelings about my own Panda.” More images jump more.
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Whimsical Anatomy Sculptures of Masao Kinoshita

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These fascinating sculptures by Japanese artist Masao Kinoshita. Kinoshita's bronze and painted resin sculptures feature the musculature and skeletal anatomies of various animals and mythical figures like the Hindu deity Ganesha and even a Kewpie doll. Jump more see more images.
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Perpetual Slinky Treadmill

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Project NESM(Never Ending Slinky Machine) is a small USB-powered treadmill made specifically to keep a Slinky coil and uncoil continuously.
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Kickstarting an Oh Joy Sex Toy book

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Oh Joy Sex Toy, is Kickstarting a book collecting its first year's worth of comics! $10 gets you a PDF, $35 gets you the printed book.
"It’s been one year since Oh Joy, Sex Toy started and we’ve collected a mighty 52 strips coming to 220+ book sized pages, all of which you can find and read online here! The purpose of this Kickstarter is to collect these hundreds of pages into a lovely soft cover book that will include everything that appeared online, as well as dozens of pages of brand new comics, essays, and behind-the-scenes peeks at the process of creating OJST. We want to make a beautiful book to give back to our supporters and fans for them to use, share, and love.
Alongside all the work Erika has made for Oh Joy, Sex Toy, we’ve hired different guest artists to help give us alternative comics, bringing a regular splash of fresh humor and a new perspective on the sex world. Finding and paying great artists to showcase their work on OJST is something we’re super proud of. In addition to helping us raise the funds to create the book, we’ll also be raising funds to pay our former guest artists a retroactive bonus per page and afford a greater page rate to our upcoming artists."
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X.pose

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X.pose is a wearable data-driven sculpture that changes opacity to expose a person's skin as a real-time reflection of the data that the wearer is producing. Designed by Xuedi Chen & Pedro G. C. Oliveira.
"A server and mobile app were built to collect Xuedi, the designer's geolocation data over time to use as the basis for a personalized 3D printed flexible mesh. Using arduino and bluetooth, the app communicates with a layer of reactive displays that reflects the trails of information that she produces. These displays are divided up into patches that represent neighborhoods and change in opacity depending on the wearer's current location. If she is in the NYU neighborhood, that area will be the most active, pulsing, revealing her current location, revealing the fact that her data is being collected and at the same time exposing her skin. As her data emissions are collected, the more transparent and exposed she will become."
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8-Bit Underwea

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Two designers from Lisbon, Portugal are raising funds(on indiegogo) to produce these 8-bit panties. They claim the drawls are made with squares, fit for round bottoms. Cool? I don't know but it is super sexy. Jump more see more pics.
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Melting life-sized candle-man

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Melting life-sized candle-man by Urs Fischer, who does a lot of amazing life-sized paraffin pieces
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TIK: Thin Is Key.

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TIK: Streamline your pocket with the thinnest and lightest keychain by using a regular bicycle chain.