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    The artist Helmut Smit makes a fire from an Ikea rope, hanger, wine rack, egg cup, napkins, and floral embellishments.
    This project called the FLAMMA (A Basic Need)
    "FLAMMA harks back to one of humanity’s basic needs: making fire. I thought it would be interesting to go into IKEA as if I was a primitive human being and make fire using products found there. The project also fits the back-to-basics image of IKEA and the Swedish lifestyle. IKEA does not, however, sell lighters or matches."
    "panoptICONS" addresses the fact that you are constantly being watched by surveillance cameras in city centres. The surveillance camera seems to have become a real pest that feeds on our privacy. To represent this, camera birds - city birds with cameras instead of heads - were placed throughout the city centre of Utrecht where they feed on our presence. In addition, a camera bird in captivity was displayed to show the feeding process and to make the everyday breach of our privacy more personal and tangible.

    panoptICONS is a project by Thomas voor 't Hekke and Bas van Oerle who work together by the name of 'Helden'.
    Music: Amon Tobin - Easy Muffin
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    Scott Wade, a artist in San Marcos, he loves to draw on dirty car windows. He paints intricate masterpieces in the dirt - right on the rear window! Scott Wade’s dust paintings transform filthy rear windows into temporary masterpieces. Above is Scott’s rendition of Johannes Vermeer’s Girl With a Pearl Earring. Check out the video to watch a process of Scott’s art.
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    An interactive 8-bit Mario mural by a group of students at the Columbus College of Art & Design. The interactive mural is 16 feet tall, 38 feet wide and took 12 students 8 days to create. The student painters include Aschliman, Chavilah Bennett, Jennifer Sands, Michael Smith, Dion Utt, Walker Crane, Greg Reyes, Dillon Sirimongkhon, Alex Trimpe, Pallavi Sen, Jessica Braunschweiger and Emily Rickard.
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    American artist Kiel Johnson has crafted a range of cameras that are made from cardboard. The collection includes SLRs, Polaroid cameras, point and shoot cameras, twin lens cameras and the retro 8mm cameras. Cool!
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    This is the Improv Everywhere crew's latest mission that New Yorkers hitting the beach, and wearing black tie attire.
    This is a clip of the short journey from the shore to a oxygen-filled underwater fort, named the bubble room. SaltySamaritan and his family has built it at the bottom of a Nevada mountain lake.
    "The Bubble Room is an amazing, clear, underwater dome about 15 feet below the surface of an alpine lake. My brother and I designed and built the Bubble Room. When in the Bubble Room you stand in the sand 20 feet under water, looking out through the clear dome into the lake above you"
    Where did this idea come from?
    Jordan(brother and co-creator of the bubble room): I was in the shower, one day about four years ago, and I was just thinking about how cool it would be to have an underwater "fort" I wasn't sure how to make it happen at the time, but that's when the brainstorming started. So I called my brother Logan and we started talking about ways to do it.
    Our original version was just a net stretched tight and secured to four rocks—one at each corner—and then a piece of plastic pulled under the net and an air bubble released into it from a scuba tank. Because the air is displacing water, the upward force of the bubble is equivalent to the downward force of the same volume of water on shore. So a bubble 10 cubic feet in volume would be basically 74.8 "gallons" of air at 8.35 lbs per gallon, which means a 10 cu. ft. bubble has 624.58 pounds of upward force! Pretty substantial.
    Needless to say, by the time the bubble under the net was about the size of an average ice chest it had stretched almost 20 feet up to the surface then the net broke.
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    Artist Anastassia Elias' worlds of inside of toilet paper tubes, amazing! Love it!

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    Japanese artist Yasuhiro Suzuki has built a motorboat shaped like a zipper pull. The boat, the sea and the long wake conspire together to create the effect of a gigantic zipper extending across the water. Jump more, you can watch the Zipper Motorboat in action.
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    Banana Boats by Jacob Dahlstrups.
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    Florian Jenett and Valentin Beinroth's eatable ice guns: water, flavour (coke, black currant, licorice, cherry), food coloring, counter top freezer.
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    Massachusetts-based Choi+Shine, has transformed mundane electrical pylons into statues on the Icelandic landscape by making only small alterations to existing pylon design. Making only minor alterations to well-established steel-framed tower design, the architects have created a series of powerful and variable towers.
    The pylon-figures can also be arranged to create a sense of place through deliberate expression. Subtle alterations in the hands and head combined with repositioning of the main body parts in the x, y and z-axis, allow for a rich variety of expressions. The pylon-figures can be placed in pairs, walking in the same direction or opposite directions, glancing at each other as they pass by or kneeling respectively, head bowed at a town.
    This project called Land of Giants, it was originally submitted for the ‘Icelandic High-Voltage Electrical Pylon International Design Competition’, where it received an Honorable Mention.
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    We need one of these Floating Pools in our city, too!
    + Pool is an initiative by a group of architects and designers to build a floating pool in the rivers of New York City… and they need your help. The project was launched with the ambition to improve the use of the city’s natural resources by providing a clean and safe way for the public to swim in New York’s waters. This site is the culmination of Concept Design for + Pool and they are looking to build a team of interested organizations and professionals to continue the development of the project into a buildable proposal.

    Their next step is to partner with local cultural, developmental and environmental groups to raise public and private interest, identify civic potential and approach the municipality, while working with engineers, planners and specialists to refine the social and ecological performance of + Pool.

    To find out more, contact them at info@pluspool.org.
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    Star Wars Space Invaders by powbig(flickr user)
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    The C.O.P Suit is an experiment in personal protest wear, designed to address the by now almost ritualised stand-offs between police and demonstrators - what has ironically been described as the ‘folk dance of disorder’. The suit is composed of an armored protection sleeve connected to a megaphone-mounted helmet, offering protection as well as the possibility of voicing commands, orders or simply generating noise. The suit is designed as a purposefully ambiguous and (slightly) ironic artifact, echoing the fetishistic visual language of protesters and police alike – a comment on the similarity of the means each side employs.
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    Move-it is an elegant and efficient way to move large boxes without the need of heavy equipment. Designed by David Graham.
    "Move-it is a simple kit of self-adhesive cardboard parts, which the user sticks on to a cardboard package, turning it into a lightweight, easy-to-use trolley."
    It consists of a set of wheels and an adjustable handle that adheres to almost any box under 45 pounds with a bio-degradable adhesive.
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    Liya Mairson’s cardboard folding play area is designed for children aged 3-6 based around a pop-up technique. ‘My Ppace’ has been developed specifically for small apartments which lack the space for a play room. When closed it uses minimal space and can be stored behind a door or under a single bed.
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    Dalton Ghetti(Brazilian born, Connecticut based artist) creates amazing miniature masterpieces on the tips of pencils. Dalton uses a razor blade, sewing needle, a sculpting knife, a steady hand and lots of patience to meticulously carve the graphite which can take anywhere between a few months to a few years...
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    A jet engine powered Bus, Cool! Paul Stender and his team from Indy Boys Inc, based in Indianapolis, they took the American-style school bus, and fitted it with a jet engine from a F4 Phantom fighter jet that helps bus reach a scratching 367mph. It burns 150 gallons of fuel in just one quarter-mile run.

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