Atlas Obscura's Guide to Literary Road Trips!

Atlas Obscura's Guide to Literary Road Trips!

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#60050
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Forever 21's Thread Screen by Breakfast NY - more interesting is looking behind the scenes. There are 6400 wooden spools that seem to have colored strips rotated on them acting like pixels to show off Instagram images.

VIDEOForever 21's Thread Screen by Breakfast NY - more interesting is looking behind the scenes. There are 6400 wooden spools that seem to have colored strips rotated on them acting like pixels to show off Instagram images.

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The SandStand is a handsomely woodworked table designed to keep bottles, glasses and cans up out of the sand.  It has beveled beverage holders, quality metal footman loops for hanging sunglasses, and built-in bottle openers. Super portable. American Made.

The SandStand is a handsomely woodworked table designed to keep bottles, glasses and cans up out of the sand. It has beveled beverage holders, quality metal footman loops for hanging sunglasses, and built-in bottle openers. Super portable. American Made.

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Welded steel ravens

Welded steel ravens

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Laser cut interlocking wooden boxes - a new alternative to wood crates? And they can easily turn into coffee table or kid's play tables upon unboxing! Fun packaging from Front Runner Outfitters for their vehicle drawer systems.

FEATUREDLaser cut interlocking wooden boxes - a new alternative to wood crates? And they can easily turn into coffee table or kid's play tables upon unboxing! Fun packaging from Front Runner Outfitters for their vehicle drawer systems.

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#60046
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Mission Critical - Tactical Parenting Gear. Everything from baby carrier to diaper bag to backpack... all black and MOLLE compatible.

Mission Critical - Tactical Parenting Gear. Everything from baby carrier to diaper bag to backpack... all black and MOLLE compatible.

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#60045
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Real-time Anti-Poaching Intelligence Device (RAPID) by Protect, a British nonprofit mean cameras embedded in RHINO HORNS! Interesting new project to help battle poaching (though still damaging horns)

Real-time Anti-Poaching Intelligence Device (RAPID) by Protect, a British nonprofit mean cameras embedded in RHINO HORNS! Interesting new project to help battle poaching (though still damaging horns)

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Mary Graham's Natural project imagines plants as fake eyelashes

Mary Graham's Natural project imagines plants as fake eyelashes

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14 by Lukas Avenas, a young designer Lithuania, a chair with a shelf for your books and magazines.

14 by Lukas Avenas, a young designer Lithuania, a chair with a shelf for your books and magazines.

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Ippinka Surface Scraper removes food stains, grime, and even ice from smooth surfaces. Its unique design is tough on dirt, but does not cause any damage to the surface. It's made from a patented resin that does not promote the growth of mildew and bacteria.

Ippinka Surface Scraper removes food stains, grime, and even ice from smooth surfaces. Its unique design is tough on dirt, but does not cause any damage to the surface. It's made from a patented resin that does not promote the growth of mildew and bacteria.

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ODO is a pedestal table / side table inspired by the
dragonfly made of sheet steel and powder coated ash.
By NAB Design studio.

ODO is a pedestal table / side table inspired by the
dragonfly made of sheet steel and powder coated ash.
By NAB Design studio.

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AstriAlpin D-ring COBRA Buckle. "The world's safest, strongest quick release buckles" merged with a stainless steel D-ring. (The 1" is dog collar perfect!)

AstriAlpin D-ring COBRA Buckle. "The world's safest, strongest quick release buckles" merged with a stainless steel D-ring. (The 1" is dog collar perfect!)

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RAD Rollers are "relief in motion" - Interesting modular massage therapy system of rounds, rollers, rod, helix, and block. Super intrigued by the RAD Helix. [p.s. use code: "NOTCOT" for free shipping!]

RAD Rollers are "relief in motion" - Interesting modular massage therapy system of rounds, rollers, rod, helix, and block. Super intrigued by the RAD Helix. [p.s. use code: "NOTCOT" for free shipping!]

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SR-1 Rogue Bearing Speed Rope has an Indestructible Glass-Filled Nylon Resin Rogue Handgrip

SR-1 Rogue Bearing Speed Rope has an Indestructible Glass-Filled Nylon Resin Rogue Handgrip

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Defy Bags VerBockel Rolltop Backpack - it can also be carried like a tote bag! Available in waxed canvas, M35 mil tarp, cotton duck, and a very tempting Rogue Camo Cordura.

Defy Bags VerBockel Rolltop Backpack - it can also be carried like a tote bag! Available in waxed canvas, M35 mil tarp, cotton duck, and a very tempting Rogue Camo Cordura.

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Game of Thrones Sword Experience: A Portrait Created by Swordsmanship. An interactive art installation inspired by the HBO series, Game of Thrones where fans swing Arya's training sword to reveal their self portrait.

Game of Thrones Sword Experience: A Portrait Created by Swordsmanship. An interactive art installation inspired by the HBO series, Game of Thrones where fans swing Arya's training sword to reveal their self portrait.

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Cactus Chair by NY-based architect Deger Cengiz. The initial fear of sitting on top of the cactus will keep them on the edge of their seat.

Cactus Chair by NY-based architect Deger Cengiz. The initial fear of sitting on top of the cactus will keep them on the edge of their seat.

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"MOOD” was designed with the goal of making the experience of music listening totally complete. It can assign optional vision to the feeling by the psychedelic music.

"MOOD” was designed with the goal of making the experience of music listening totally complete. It can assign optional vision to the feeling by the psychedelic music.

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Summer Fridays is a pop-up series created by the beauty brand Glossier in which the public is invited into their HQ for the afternoon. Included in the space is an "escape room" created by artist Grace Villamil.

Summer Fridays is a pop-up series created by the beauty brand Glossier in which the public is invited into their HQ for the afternoon. Included in the space is an "escape room" created by artist Grace Villamil.

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#60032
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3D printed tabletop planter for succulent or cactus designed by Emmanuel Carrillo. The 3D model is available for free. Glass top from ebay. [Editor's Note: Inspired by the Domsai of #21263?]

3D printed tabletop planter for succulent or cactus designed by Emmanuel Carrillo. The 3D model is available for free. Glass top from ebay. [Editor's Note: Inspired by the Domsai of #21263?]

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Liz West’s brand new installation An Additive Mix opens this weekend at the National Media Museum as part of Light Fantastic exhibition in celebration of the UNESCO International Year of Light.

Liz West’s brand new installation An Additive Mix opens this weekend at the National Media Museum as part of Light Fantastic exhibition in celebration of the UNESCO International Year of Light.

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Teapot "Ball" designed by Laurance Brabant - Simple and serene, these vessels for tea are the very essence of minimal design.  By highlighting the transparency of the container, Brabant creates a spectacle of the contents within.

Teapot "Ball" designed by Laurance Brabant - Simple and serene, these vessels for tea are the very essence of minimal design. By highlighting the transparency of the container, Brabant creates a spectacle of the contents within.

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#60029
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NOTFZJ80 Adventures - heading off grid to Taylor Creek and Lake Isabella, CA. Getting away from screens to head into the woods for a camping break with the NOTCOT Land Cruiser.

FEATUREDNOTFZJ80 Adventures - heading off grid to Taylor Creek and Lake Isabella, CA. Getting away from screens to head into the woods for a camping break with the NOTCOT Land Cruiser.

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#60028
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iFixIt has a teardown of the tiny GoPro Hero4 Session Camera

iFixIt has a teardown of the tiny GoPro Hero4 Session Camera

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The Electric Samba project goes on a long road trip to Lake Havasu with Tesla battery pack to extend the travel range, in this DIY home made Volkswagen.

VIDEOThe Electric Samba project goes on a long road trip to Lake Havasu with Tesla battery pack to extend the travel range, in this DIY home made Volkswagen.

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The Horn Candle Holder's playfully bent neck provides a handle for carrying it into the night.

The Horn Candle Holder's playfully bent neck provides a handle for carrying it into the night.

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The Boxcar Bench from Revolution Design House. Designed and handmade in Portland, Oregon. The latest in the growing Boxcar series.

The Boxcar Bench from Revolution Design House. Designed and handmade in Portland, Oregon. The latest in the growing Boxcar series.

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Cybele Young makes beautiful paper versions of everyday objects that seems to metamorphose into otherworldly creatures.

Cybele Young makes beautiful paper versions of everyday objects that seems to metamorphose into otherworldly creatures.

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Modern dog beds from Stay Stay.

Modern dog beds from Stay Stay.

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A new exhibition at the Pola Museum Annex in Tokyo showcasing some of the exotic species of planthunter Seijyun Nishihata.

A new exhibition at the Pola Museum Annex in Tokyo showcasing some of the exotic species of planthunter Seijyun Nishihata.

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Stéphanie Langard's new umpire's chair for tennis courts.

Stéphanie Langard's new umpire's chair for tennis courts.

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Gobble by Form Maker. The chairs are strong enough to support the weight of an adult and the surfaces are water resistant. Sustainable innovation meets exciting fun!

Gobble by Form Maker. The chairs are strong enough to support the weight of an adult and the surfaces are water resistant. Sustainable innovation meets exciting fun!

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Vipp has a new flashlight! The Vipp561 LOMMELYGTE

Vipp has a new flashlight! The Vipp561 LOMMELYGTE

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URBANCAMO - Short timelapse video captures the fun that artists DAAS and Nao had while creating this colorful abstract mural in Osaka, Japan.

VIDEOURBANCAMO - Short timelapse video captures the fun that artists DAAS and Nao had while creating this colorful abstract mural in Osaka, Japan.

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#60017
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Cantilever no-mess stainless flatware floats above the table, improves hygiene, reduces mess, putting some distance between what touches food and what rests on the table.

Cantilever no-mess stainless flatware floats above the table, improves hygiene, reduces mess, putting some distance between what touches food and what rests on the table.

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Some great work by animator Rich Nosworthy.

Some great work by animator Rich Nosworthy.

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Wishbone Design's 3-in-1 Wagon - It's a car, kart, and wagon.  We couldn't stop playing with it in a store the other day - it goes from a wagon, to a wagon the kid can steer, to a car they can steer and power with their feet like the flintstones.

Wishbone Design's 3-in-1 Wagon - It's a car, kart, and wagon. We couldn't stop playing with it in a store the other day - it goes from a wagon, to a wagon the kid can steer, to a car they can steer and power with their feet like the flintstones.

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Kranium in Oak by Acne Jr. Wooden skull with secret compartment made in Sweden. Also available in pine wood, white and black.

Kranium in Oak by Acne Jr. Wooden skull with secret compartment made in Sweden. Also available in pine wood, white and black.

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Brigada Alpstories concept includes a robot that makes customized beauty products.

Brigada Alpstories concept includes a robot that makes customized beauty products.

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Stephanie Langard's La Toupie - a beautiful wood and glass spinning top. When you spin it the tassel lifts up!

Stephanie Langard's La Toupie - a beautiful wood and glass spinning top. When you spin it the tassel lifts up!

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Westport Kayak House single room retreat in Westport Point MA.

Westport Kayak House single room retreat in Westport Point MA.

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"Have we reached peak juice?" - Nice article on Racked examining the over saturated cold pressed juice market. Interesting to see where some think they can grow (food!) and why others are starting to disappear.

"Have we reached peak juice?" - Nice article on Racked examining the over saturated cold pressed juice market. Interesting to see where some think they can grow (food!) and why others are starting to disappear.

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Yuluck Baobab Tree Card. The baobab, known as 'The Tree of Life', a symbol of life and positivity, is an icon of the African savannah.

Yuluck Baobab Tree Card. The baobab, known as 'The Tree of Life', a symbol of life and positivity, is an icon of the African savannah.

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The Jeremy Fish Coloring Book by Upper Playground is here! 48 pages of amazing illustrations to have fun with.

The Jeremy Fish Coloring Book by Upper Playground is here! 48 pages of amazing illustrations to have fun with.

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CW&T's Jump Rope is designed to be the last one you'll ever buy. The handles are machined out of solid 6061 aluminum and the leather cord is precision cut from the center of the hide for the best quality and consistency. Ships in a vacuum sealed mylar bag.

CW&T's Jump Rope is designed to be the last one you'll ever buy. The handles are machined out of solid 6061 aluminum and the leather cord is precision cut from the center of the hide for the best quality and consistency. Ships in a vacuum sealed mylar bag.

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Dedon Island - What better place to experience Dedon's luxury outdoor furniture than their Outdoor Living Lab island resort in Mindanao, Philippines?

Dedon Island - What better place to experience Dedon's luxury outdoor furniture than their Outdoor Living Lab island resort in Mindanao, Philippines?

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As part of this year’s Sculpture by the Sea festival, Danish practice Gjøde & Povlsgaard have installed ‘The Infinite Bridge’ in the scenic coastal landscape surrounding the city of Aarhus.

As part of this year’s Sculpture by the Sea festival, Danish practice Gjøde & Povlsgaard have installed ‘The Infinite Bridge’ in the scenic coastal landscape surrounding the city of Aarhus.

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James Brown Cloud Classification Print - lovely graphic!

James Brown Cloud Classification Print - lovely graphic!

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