This week’s roundup from NotVentures includes Christmas in New York, martial arts in China and sunrise in the Aeolian islands.

FEATUREDThis week’s roundup from NotVentures includes Christmas in New York, martial arts in China and sunrise in the Aeolian islands.

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This year at Maker Faire Africa in Lagos four girls built a urine powered generator that uses 1 liter of urine to produce 6 hours of electricity.

This year at Maker Faire Africa in Lagos four girls built a urine powered generator that uses 1 liter of urine to produce 6 hours of electricity.

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3D wall butterflies by paper artist Jacqueline Jean of Hip & Clavicle.

3D wall butterflies by paper artist Jacqueline Jean of Hip & Clavicle.

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Blik x Wrapped bring their Venice roots together to develop wall wraps based on Wrapped's line of artistic, custom wrapping paper.

Blik x Wrapped bring their Venice roots together to develop wall wraps based on Wrapped's line of artistic, custom wrapping paper.

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The Art of Ironing - Philips Russia shows you what can be done with an iron and a sheet to turn it into a few masterpieces

VIDEOThe Art of Ironing - Philips Russia shows you what can be done with an iron and a sheet to turn it into a few masterpieces

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Bike Spikes. Dutch designer Cesar Van Rongen created these bike spikes, they are the equivalent of snow chains but for bicycles…

Bike Spikes. Dutch designer Cesar Van Rongen created these bike spikes, they are the equivalent of snow chains but for bicycles…

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Australian artist Paul Caporn creates large rubbery soft sculptures of construction vehicles.

Australian artist Paul Caporn creates large rubbery soft sculptures of construction vehicles.

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MortonUnderwood provide a full and frank account of the process of building a unique musical instrument, commissioned by Swedish composer Jonas Asplund.

MortonUnderwood provide a full and frank account of the process of building a unique musical instrument, commissioned by Swedish composer Jonas Asplund.

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'Wrapped Glass' lighting by the designers from Bureau Purée.

'Wrapped Glass' lighting by the designers from Bureau Purée.

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54/50 make geographically inspired pieces like this laser-cut wooden topographical map of the United States.

54/50 make geographically inspired pieces like this laser-cut wooden topographical map of the United States.

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Help Ink's Re-Build Up print to raise funds for the charity All Hands Volunteers.

Help Ink's Re-Build Up print to raise funds for the charity All Hands Volunteers.

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Ryan McArthur's beautiful minimalist start wars trilogy posters.

Ryan McArthur's beautiful minimalist start wars trilogy posters.

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Wikipedia updates from a robot. Custom printer continually updates a copy of the Open Source Architecture Manifesto Wikipedia entry, written on a wall in the entrance to the Adhocracy exhibition at the Istanbul Design Biennial.

VIDEOWikipedia updates from a robot. Custom printer continually updates a copy of the Open Source Architecture Manifesto Wikipedia entry, written on a wall in the entrance to the Adhocracy exhibition at the Istanbul Design Biennial.

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The Windswept installation by Charles Sowers is a wind-driven kinetic façade consisting of 612 freely-rotating directional arrows..

The Windswept installation by Charles Sowers is a wind-driven kinetic façade consisting of 612 freely-rotating directional arrows..

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The beautiful Café Craft by POOL in Paris, a cute neighborhood coffee shop designed with office-less freelancers in mind!

The beautiful Café Craft by POOL in Paris, a cute neighborhood coffee shop designed with office-less freelancers in mind!

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Zombie Tarot cards from Headcase Design with designers/illustrators Paul Kepple, Ralph Geroni.

Zombie Tarot cards from Headcase Design with designers/illustrators Paul Kepple, Ralph Geroni.

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Adrian Wu's 'In'Gage chair for the Seattle Design Festival 2012.The concept is to engage the user with the natural environment by altering the conventional beach chair which makes it look like its embedded into the ground.

Adrian Wu's 'In'Gage chair for the Seattle Design Festival 2012.The concept is to engage the user with the natural environment by altering the conventional beach chair which makes it look like its embedded into the ground.

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Micro-manufacturing in London! Assemble and Join, a new community making project launches on Lower Marsh street.

FEATUREDMicro-manufacturing in London! Assemble and Join, a new community making project launches on Lower Marsh street.

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Steven Harrington “The Thinker” Porcelain Sculpture - The limited edition of 25 pieces is created by Mr. Harrington and published by Case Studyo in Belgium.

Steven Harrington “The Thinker” Porcelain Sculpture - The limited edition of 25 pieces is created by Mr. Harrington and published by Case Studyo in Belgium.

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Beautiful fabrics and fashions from designer Annika Schmidt at Lilleputt Studio of Portland, Maine.

Beautiful fabrics and fashions from designer Annika Schmidt at Lilleputt Studio of Portland, Maine.

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Doog's The Sticks! Woody and Twiggy - Made from recycled rubber, 'The Sticks' all come with a handy grip moulded into the toy plus a slobber resistant rope for improved throwing and grappling.

Doog's The Sticks! Woody and Twiggy - Made from recycled rubber, 'The Sticks' all come with a handy grip moulded into the toy plus a slobber resistant rope for improved throwing and grappling.

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Laughing Souls, hand painted Dia de los Muertos skulls by Brooklyn based artist Rebecca Johnson. Eccentric illustrations, traditional dedications, celebrate a spirit.

Laughing Souls, hand painted Dia de los Muertos skulls by Brooklyn based artist Rebecca Johnson. Eccentric illustrations, traditional dedications, celebrate a spirit.

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Faceted low-res designed ceramic tableware from young Dutch designer Sander Lorier.

Faceted low-res designed ceramic tableware from young Dutch designer Sander Lorier.

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Introducing the 2013 Robot Calendar! A limited edition poster-style calendar featuring 12 original monthly-themed robot characters.

Introducing the 2013 Robot Calendar! A limited edition poster-style calendar featuring 12 original monthly-themed robot characters.

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Sharp Suits: Horrendous client feedback re-imagined as lovely posters. All for charity.

Sharp Suits: Horrendous client feedback re-imagined as lovely posters. All for charity.

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'Midi-Colors' furnitures collection by the Spanish designers from Lagranja for Sistema Midi.

'Midi-Colors' furnitures collection by the Spanish designers from Lagranja for Sistema Midi.

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The Dynamic D*Haus by The D*Haus Company, David Ben Grünberg and Daniel Woolfson.

The Dynamic D*Haus by The D*Haus Company, David Ben Grünberg and Daniel Woolfson.

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This week’s roundup from Tasteologie and Liqurious includes Wild Beach Plum Cordial, leek bread pudding, Vichyssoise soup and more!

FEATUREDThis week’s roundup from Tasteologie and Liqurious includes Wild Beach Plum Cordial, leek bread pudding, Vichyssoise soup and more!

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I Don't Believe in You Either, great bigfoot themed show from Office for 826 Valencia and 826 Boston at Bold Italic in San Francisco featuring local artists Dave Eggers, Lisa Congdon, Jessica Hische, Alan Dye, Erik Marinovich, and more!

I Don't Believe in You Either, great bigfoot themed show from Office for 826 Valencia and 826 Boston at Bold Italic in San Francisco featuring local artists Dave Eggers, Lisa Congdon, Jessica Hische, Alan Dye, Erik Marinovich, and more!

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The AA stool by Torafu architects works as a stool or can be put together to form a bench.

The AA stool by Torafu architects works as a stool or can be put together to form a bench.

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Stuart Kolavic's playful modern medieval folk style illustrations.

Stuart Kolavic's playful modern medieval folk style illustrations.

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An interview with design darlings Rich Brilliant Willing and a look at their New York City studio. The guys speak to how their collaboration works, and what type of musical group they see themselves as.

An interview with design darlings Rich Brilliant Willing and a look at their New York City studio. The guys speak to how their collaboration works, and what type of musical group they see themselves as.

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Make It So; Interface Design Lessons from Sci-Fi by Nathan Shedroff and Christopher Noessel is a collection of futuristic interactions and what we can learn from them.

Make It So; Interface Design Lessons from Sci-Fi by Nathan Shedroff and Christopher Noessel is a collection of futuristic interactions and what we can learn from them.

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An evening of dishes created with rum pairings in mind! A spirit-inspired evening at Hush Mayfair, with the theme of rum!

FEATUREDAn evening of dishes created with rum pairings in mind! A spirit-inspired evening at Hush Mayfair, with the theme of rum!

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Starwarigami is the creation of Martin Hunt and is a set of origami designs based on Star Wars ships and machines.

Starwarigami is the creation of Martin Hunt and is a set of origami designs based on Star Wars ships and machines.

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New 'Excelsior' print from Sean Auyeung at The Working Proof. 50% of cost goes to The Bowery Mission for NYC hurricane relief and downtown aid.

New 'Excelsior' print from Sean Auyeung at The Working Proof. 50% of cost goes to The Bowery Mission for NYC hurricane relief and downtown aid.

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Bubble Chandelier by Souda is made from post-consumer PET bottles collected by the homeless in New York City. Portion of proceeds donated to Sure We Can.

Bubble Chandelier by Souda is made from post-consumer PET bottles collected by the homeless in New York City. Portion of proceeds donated to Sure We Can.

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Photographer Christophe Jacrot's photographs of New York in Black.

Photographer Christophe Jacrot's photographs of New York in Black.

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Pac-Man Ghost, first concept for the Umbra Cross-Stitch installation project.  4 packs of Umbra's Cross Stitch wall decor on a 4'x4' panel over 5 days.  This artwork was created with some blue and black spray paint over white stitches.

Pac-Man Ghost, first concept for the Umbra Cross-Stitch installation project. 4 packs of Umbra's Cross Stitch wall decor on a 4'x4' panel over 5 days. This artwork was created with some blue and black spray paint over white stitches.

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Flora Grubb Cube Aeriums

Flora Grubb Cube Aeriums

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John Wright directed this spectacular fashion film for Louis Vuitton in conjunction with the launch of their AW12 collection.

VIDEOJohn Wright directed this spectacular fashion film for Louis Vuitton in conjunction with the launch of their AW12 collection.

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'Papa, Tango, Charlie' mirrors by the French designers team 'Numéro 111'.

'Papa, Tango, Charlie' mirrors by the French designers team 'Numéro 111'.

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A "digital" analog clock, The Clock Clock White by Humans Since 1982. The analogue clock hands form the "digital" numerical display.

VIDEOA "digital" analog clock, The Clock Clock White by Humans Since 1982. The analogue clock hands form the "digital" numerical display.

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The sleek, high performance carbonfiber Snolo sled.

The sleek, high performance carbonfiber Snolo sled.

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Fentimans and Bloom team up to create the perfect Gin and Tonic. Great packaging from Keen & Able.

Fentimans and Bloom team up to create the perfect Gin and Tonic. Great packaging from Keen & Able.

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Listening to music or reading a book, the 'Rosa' poltrona keeps one shielded with acoustic absorbing foam and fabric from studio KMJ.

Listening to music or reading a book, the 'Rosa' poltrona keeps one shielded with acoustic absorbing foam and fabric from studio KMJ.

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Computer junk MIDI orchestra plays Bob Dylan's 'The Times They Are A-Changin'.

VIDEOComputer junk MIDI orchestra plays Bob Dylan's 'The Times They Are A-Changin'.

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This week’s roundup from NOTCOT.org includes cake decoration street art, architecture for dogs and sea-life inspired combs.

FEATUREDThis week’s roundup from NOTCOT.org includes cake decoration street art, architecture for dogs and sea-life inspired combs.

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