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    Steve Venegas's The Gap Mannequin Project.
    "Vancouver’s Steve Venegas has been dressing up like every mannequin publicly displayed in Gap stores, and posting the photos on his new blog The Gap Mannequin Project. Because according to him, “it’s funny to dress like a dummy.” We can’t help but agree. It’s also possible that he’s fallen in love with one of the mannequins, and this is the only way to win their heart."
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    If you remember the Wall of Sound, which was the world’s largest speaker for the iPhone and iPod, the creators of the device have a new project in the works, called The Orb, another giant speaker, you can sit inside. There will just be two of The Orb speakers available, and each one will retail for $15,000 each,  they are being sold on Indiegogo.
    "Have you ever entered a small confined space you have also experienced the silence and solitude that you'll find inside. Spherical spaces almost completely blocks the noise from the outside world. This was our starting point when we developed the AudioOrbs. The first spherical speaker you can enter. Based on the Micasa Lab Cocoon developed by the same team we have fitted the AudoOrbs with speakers instead of storage modules.
     Fitted with Tempur pillows that adjust after the shape of your body ensures that not only the design gives the Orb a floating expression, you will feel like you are floating when inside the Orb.
    The 18 speakers mounted inside gives you a rich and full audio spectrum
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    Designed by Lanzavecchia and Wai, the seat looks like a rocking horse.
    "With these Rockers, Lanzavecchia + Wai demonstrate how children’s play, through a sophisticated design process, can be transformed into refined grown-up objects with meaning and intent."
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    Using her own skin as a canvas, British artist Eliza Bennett  has stitched into the palm of her hand using thread to create the appearance of an incredibly work worn hand. Considering the flesh as a base material, Bennett carefully stitches patterns and lines into the epidermis of her body using colored thread; ‘a woman’s work is never done’ results as an incredibly worn-looking hand, overworked and fatigued.
    "Using my own hand as a base material, I considered it a canvas upon which I stitched into the top layer of skin using thread to create the appearance of an incredibly work worn hand. By using the technique of embroidery, traditionally employed to represent femininity and applying it to the expression of it’s opposite, I hope to challenge the pre-conceived notion that ‘women’s work’ is light and easy."
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    Artist Fumiko Kobayashi used about 300 chairs to create "1000 Legs, Cultivating Fruits," a huge wall built entirely out of chairs and some old clothing. One side of the wall is composed of used clothes, creating a relatively flat surface while the opposite side is all chairs – almost 300 chairs. The wall, currently on display at the Mori Art Museum through January 13 as part of a show called Roppongi Crossing, evokes Japan's post-tsunami devastation.
    "The clothes and chairs for the piece were all collected from the neighborhoods surrounding the museum and the artist’s home. When stacked together, it transforms into a force to be reckoned with."
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    Mr. Postman is 1/2" wider than the standard mailbox, and packed with solar-powered, WiFi-enabled, so you can unlock with your smartphone. The Mr. Postman app works along with the smart mailbox, letting you know when new packages have arrived and when outgoing mail has been picked up. Get in now and a pledge of $180 will get you the mailbox, set to be delivered this summer.
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    Enter No More Woof, the headset that wants to translate your dog's thoughts into human-speak.
    "No More Woof reads your dog's mind via electroencephalogram sensors — it measures brain waves. The folks at NSID say they've decoded some of the most easily detected doggie thought patterns, like "I'm hungry," "I'm tired," and "I want to pee." Using a brain-computer interface powered by a Raspberry Pi, No More Woof turns these mental states into verbal cues"
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    Artist Caroline Eriksson made this edible Optimus Prime, using 700-800 individual pieces of gingerbread.
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    The Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control in Zurich has developed a cube that can stand on its own corner without any outside help. The Cubli is a 15 × 15 × 15 cm cube that can jump up and balance on its corner.
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    Flowershell are standard 12 gauge (0.729 in, 18.5 mm) shotgun ammunition, but instead of being filled with birdshot or buckshot, they’re loaded with one of twelve different seed types. Designed by Studio Total. Flower Shells has just launched a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo. You can currently pre-order a box of four shells for $50 dollars.
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    Blue, 51-inch-long, high-density, triple-braided, double-waxed cotton shoelaces with aluminum tips. They are not just accessories, the project is a collaboration between American apparel makers to help their country’s native manufacturers.
    $5+ pledge( on kickstarter)
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    New York based artist Deborah Simon sculpts faux-bears out of polymer clay, faux fur, linen, embroidery floss, acrylic paint, glass, wire and foam. Aside from their size (around 22″ high), Simon’s bears are realistically detailed and meticulously fabricated. Her inside-out bears tread the boundaries of taxidermy, toy, and sculpture. Simon’s work was recently exhibited at packer schopf gallery for context in miami coinciding with art basel miami beach 2013.
    Evolution has always held a particular fascination for me, informing how I create and group the animals in my work. As I’ve read and dug through museum collections to research my pieces, western science’s mania for labeling, codifying and collecting has stood out. Most of this categorizing bears little resemblance to how animals and plants exist out in the natural world and I find this disconnect fascinating.”
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    English artist Simon Beck creates these amazing snow art by walking through the snowfield and leaving behind his track prints.
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    Gigs2Go is a credit card-sized pack of 4 thumb drives housed in a 100% post-consumer recycled paper pulp enclosure. When you need to share something, you simply tear one off and give it to your client or friend. The drives are mostly biodegradable. They come in three sizes: 2GB, 4GB and 8GB, the cheapest one being only $30 and the 8GB drives setting you back $40.
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    Hammer Nunchuck sculptures by Texas-based artist Nimer Aleck are intended only as sculpture but due design simularity and legislation. They're made from two hammers connected by a metal chain.
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    Shigeru Ban created this temporary and mobile pavilion for the Abu Dhabi Art Festival. The project is constructed almost entirely from cardboard cylinders, with tubes of varying lengths and dimensions arranged to form an engaging and inviting semi-external volume.
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    At first glance, this amazing piece seems like a simple candle with a burning wick and slowly melting wax dripping down the sides. However, upon closer inspection, an incredible little scene reveals itself in the form of digital art. Created by Indonesia-based artist Ferdi Rizkiyanto, Uncharted features the journey of a group of people as they climb the sides of the luminous tower of hot liquid. With cameras on their shoulders, the explorers fearlessly venture into new territory in search of discovery.
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    Kodak’s Super 8 Film system is "a brilliant film format that inspired thousands of wonderfully well made Super 8 cinema cameras. Unfortunately, the proprietary film cartridges are no longer in production and existing supplies are quickly diminishing."
    The Digital Super 8 is a tiny but which has a 5mp OmniVision sensor and a custom glass objective lens. It records 720p H.264 video with a 4:3 aspect ratio.The Nolab uses SD cards for storage and relies on a rechargeable battery for power.
    "Avoid all of the hassles associated with film.
    Footage limited only by SD card size
    No film processing time or costs
    No telecine transfer time or costs
    Direct import into editing application
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    Awesome animated object by artist Sabine Timm.
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    Forever Pillow is a brilliant idea!
    "Forever Pillow is not a regular loop, but it's in the shape of the Möbius strip. If you look closely you’ll notice it has a twist that creates a never-ending surface. This infinity concept inspired us to design a versatile pillow that can be used in endless possible ways when you twist and turn it."
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