A Minibar for the Mind + a cocktail for the body. Exploring the inspirational School of Life Minibar at the stunning Redwood Room at the Clift in SF. (SO many fun quotes and questions...)

FEATUREDA Minibar for the Mind + a cocktail for the body. Exploring the inspirational School of Life Minibar at the stunning Redwood Room at the Clift in SF. (SO many fun quotes and questions...)

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Wunderboxes for V&A from PostlerFerguson.

Wunderboxes for V&A from PostlerFerguson.

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'M+S torino + luce + tricolore' an installation by Italo Lupi, Ico Migliore and Mira Servetto on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of Italian Unity.

'M+S torino + luce + tricolore' an installation by Italo Lupi, Ico Migliore and Mira Servetto on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of Italian Unity.

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Nono’ is an ischiatic, stackable rest by Stefano Soave.  The choice of three legs strongly sets this cool project apart from the norm.  The name Nono' stands for 'No chair, No stool'.

Nono’ is an ischiatic, stackable rest by Stefano Soave. The choice of three legs strongly sets this cool project apart from the norm. The name Nono' stands for 'No chair, No stool'.

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The Bang and Olufsen High End Surround Sound system for the all new BMW 6 Series Coupe will be launched Fall 2011.

The Bang and Olufsen High End Surround Sound system for the all new BMW 6 Series Coupe will be launched Fall 2011.

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Projects designed and manufactured by studio apomechanes, with new and original articles from architects and academics who investigate computational design and its fields of application.

Projects designed and manufactured by studio apomechanes, with new and original articles from architects and academics who investigate computational design and its fields of application.

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Looking for a cool new desk? Check out Zoe Mowat's Contain Writing Desk.

Looking for a cool new desk? Check out Zoe Mowat's Contain Writing Desk.

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Carwan Gallery will open next May in Beirut, but the new gallery will offer a preview during Salone in Milan.

Carwan Gallery will open next May in Beirut, but the new gallery will offer a preview during Salone in Milan.

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Kate MccGwire has fun with feathers... Don't Panic asks her about her eerie, bird-like forms - now showing at Pertwee Anderson & Gold, Soho.

Kate MccGwire has fun with feathers... Don't Panic asks her about her eerie, bird-like forms - now showing at Pertwee Anderson & Gold, Soho.

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French photographer Jerome Galland creates a world of intrigue with his tablescape and still life.

French photographer Jerome Galland creates a world of intrigue with his tablescape and still life.

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A giant pink meteorite representing the Gazzetta dello Sport logo has fallen in many italian towns.

A giant pink meteorite representing the Gazzetta dello Sport logo has fallen in many italian towns.

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A behind-the-scenes interview with inky artist Johanna Basford.

A behind-the-scenes interview with inky artist Johanna Basford.

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Brian Messana is the designer of the tank house renovated from a loft in New York.

Brian Messana is the designer of the tank house renovated from a loft in New York.

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CTRLZAK's DZEN furniture represents the world -- the stick is man’s little touch, which supports nature but reminds us that everything is temporary.

CTRLZAK's DZEN furniture represents the world -- the stick is man’s little touch, which supports nature but reminds us that everything is temporary.

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Penny Australia is taking skateboarding back to where it all began with Plastic Injection Molded boards perfect for carving & cruising, available in an array of colors & at 57cm x 15cm they are the perfect travel board.

Penny Australia is taking skateboarding back to where it all began with Plastic Injection Molded boards perfect for carving & cruising, available in an array of colors & at 57cm x 15cm they are the perfect travel board.

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On more zoological inspiration… here's an up close look at the newly reopened Grant Museum of Zoology.

FEATUREDOn more zoological inspiration… here's an up close look at the newly reopened Grant Museum of Zoology.

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Great stationery set for Perrine's Wine Shop designed by Alvin Diec.

Great stationery set for Perrine's Wine Shop designed by Alvin Diec.

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Gosia Wlodarczak's performance 'frost drawing'on glass at Singapore Biennale.

Gosia Wlodarczak's performance 'frost drawing'on glass at Singapore Biennale.

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Cool Hunting interviews photographer Miru Kim, whose latest exhibition 'The Pig That Therefore I Am' opens at NYC's Doosan Gallery next week.

Cool Hunting interviews photographer Miru Kim, whose latest exhibition 'The Pig That Therefore I Am' opens at NYC's Doosan Gallery next week.

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Great packaging for coarse's latest vinyl statue, Coarse Oop Loser.

Great packaging for coarse's latest vinyl statue, Coarse Oop Loser.

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Whet your appetite with this sumptuous roundup from Tasteologie and Liqurious.

FEATUREDWhet your appetite with this sumptuous roundup from Tasteologie and Liqurious.

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Diesel Island is a virtual place that conveys the brand’s essence and shows it’s new catalog in a unique way.

Diesel Island is a virtual place that conveys the brand’s essence and shows it’s new catalog in a unique way.

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Amazing apparel illustration by artist SockMonkee from the Spring '11 line.

Amazing apparel illustration by artist SockMonkee from the Spring '11 line.

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Maryland Institute College of Art is acquiring a significant collection of working letterpress and archival materials from the amazing showcard printer Globe Poster. Here's a photo-tour!

Maryland Institute College of Art is acquiring a significant collection of working letterpress and archival materials from the amazing showcard printer Globe Poster. Here's a photo-tour!

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A companion to her previous series, Alexia Sinclair's The Royal Dozen tackles an unusual blend of historically relevant men in digital format

A companion to her previous series, Alexia Sinclair's The Royal Dozen tackles an unusual blend of historically relevant men in digital format

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Beautiful catalog for the XVII Bienal de Arquitectura!

Beautiful catalog for the XVII Bienal de Arquitectura!

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John Cyr creates images of a classic photography tool soon to be forgotten and references historical significance through the use of titling each developer tray after it's owner.

John Cyr creates images of a classic photography tool soon to be forgotten and references historical significance through the use of titling each developer tray after it's owner.

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Cute illustrations by Cassie Dixon.

Cute illustrations by Cassie Dixon.

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Project Squadt NKD Jack + QPMNT PAC 1 ~ unboxed, close up, and the details are incredible! And eerily photogenic...

FEATUREDProject Squadt NKD Jack + QPMNT PAC 1 ~ unboxed, close up, and the details are incredible! And eerily photogenic...

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Rolobox Reuseable Wheel Kit for Boxes - great for moving... or making toys for kids out of cardboard boxes?

Rolobox Reuseable Wheel Kit for Boxes - great for moving... or making toys for kids out of cardboard boxes?

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Designer 'Peep Show' series profiling each team member and a peep peek into the things they carry, eat, sleep with, and can't leave home without.

Designer 'Peep Show' series profiling each team member and a peep peek into the things they carry, eat, sleep with, and can't leave home without.

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Auditorium Toy Co.'s The Committee ~ limited edition of 25, so simple... so twisted when you look at Who and What is IN that car...

Auditorium Toy Co.'s The Committee ~ limited edition of 25, so simple... so twisted when you look at Who and What is IN that car...

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'Literally' is a powdered coated 'text cube' and  wall diagram by artist Liam Gillick.

'Literally' is a powdered coated 'text cube' and wall diagram by artist Liam Gillick.

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Illustrator Jaume Vilardell ~ shows us beautiful watercolors of spanish men’s fashion S/S '11 for the Southsider

Illustrator Jaume Vilardell ~ shows us beautiful watercolors of spanish men’s fashion S/S '11 for the Southsider

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Ever wonder how a bicycle wheel is built , here is the answer in a great video from the H plus Son team.

Ever wonder how a bicycle wheel is built , here is the answer in a great video from the H plus Son team.

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SO fun, your pencils have never been so sharp, so fast! The C.H. Hanson Pro-Sharp™ Finishing Pencil Carpenter is apparently the “world’s first chuckable drill powered pencil sharpener” ~ see the video!

FEATUREDSO fun, your pencils have never been so sharp, so fast! The C.H. Hanson Pro-Sharp™ Finishing Pencil Carpenter is apparently the “world’s first chuckable drill powered pencil sharpener” ~ see the video!

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Pretty wall stickers from Mae ~ from birds and aussie creatures ~ to scrabble tiles to make your own messages ~ to pirate ship scenes and more!

Pretty wall stickers from Mae ~ from birds and aussie creatures ~ to scrabble tiles to make your own messages ~ to pirate ship scenes and more!

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Tygverket is one of Stockholms largest and most popular fabric shops. They've never had a unified identity, until now. Wonderful design by №10.

Tygverket is one of Stockholms largest and most popular fabric shops. They've never had a unified identity, until now. Wonderful design by №10.

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Smooth-as-silk trackpad remote control 'Slide'n'Touch' by Mike Flache allows to navigate through TV menus without any key.

Smooth-as-silk trackpad remote control 'Slide'n'Touch' by Mike Flache allows to navigate through TV menus without any key.

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Ramón Esteve has designed this convention center called Myrtus in Puçol, Valencia, Spain.

Ramón Esteve has designed this convention center called Myrtus in Puçol, Valencia, Spain.

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'Paintings from the Archives of the Pleasantville Historical Society' by Jonah Samson are infusions of classic portraits with fatalistic comic elements.

'Paintings from the Archives of the Pleasantville Historical Society' by Jonah Samson are infusions of classic portraits with fatalistic comic elements.

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3 amazing posters aims at education about both the disappearance of birds and the propagation of bombs. This series by Camilo Carmona called Bombirds is made with a great minimalist style.

3 amazing posters aims at education about both the disappearance of birds and the propagation of bombs. This series by Camilo Carmona called Bombirds is made with a great minimalist style.

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Solovyov Design ~ amazing "Insight" brain bulbs!

Solovyov Design ~ amazing "Insight" brain bulbs!

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Stumptown goes Coldbrew with their new STUBBIES! Coffee is seldom more adorable (though, the japanese ones are pretty cute too)

Stumptown goes Coldbrew with their new STUBBIES! Coffee is seldom more adorable (though, the japanese ones are pretty cute too)

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Latest from Locher's ~ WINNING! (Yes, it makes you think of HIM, doesn't it?) Still super cute!

Latest from Locher's ~ WINNING! (Yes, it makes you think of HIM, doesn't it?) Still super cute!

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Things Organized Neatly. A great collection of beautiful organization.

Things Organized Neatly. A great collection of beautiful organization.

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The Scholar's Library is a small, self-contained library and study in the middle of the woods. By Peter Gluck and Partners.

The Scholar's Library is a small, self-contained library and study in the middle of the woods. By Peter Gluck and Partners.

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Chip designers add silicon art much smaller than a human hair to the chips used in our phones and tablets.

Chip designers add silicon art much smaller than a human hair to the chips used in our phones and tablets.

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The Valencia-based multidisciplinary design studio Sanserif Creatius created a very unique collection of 100% biodegradable corrugated cardboard furniture  inspired by typography.

The Valencia-based multidisciplinary design studio Sanserif Creatius created a very unique collection of 100% biodegradable corrugated cardboard furniture inspired by typography.

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Einstein's watch: the unofficial record of a year's most ownable things. In this gloriously eclectic overview of ownable objects, Jolyon Fenwick and Marcus Husselby present a treasure trove of over one hundred desirable things.

Einstein's watch: the unofficial record of a year's most ownable things. In this gloriously eclectic overview of ownable objects, Jolyon Fenwick and Marcus Husselby present a treasure trove of over one hundred desirable things.

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'Death and the Powers' is an opera by composer and inventor Tod Machover in collaboration with MIT's Media Lab.

'Death and the Powers' is an opera by composer and inventor Tod Machover in collaboration with MIT's Media Lab.

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Love this behind the scenes video from Form Us With Love of their Bolon Artisan Campaign.

VIDEOLove this behind the scenes video from Form Us With Love of their Bolon Artisan Campaign.

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Jan Plecháč, from the Jiří Pelc studio, has just won the Czech Grand Design 2011 award in the 'Discovery of the year' category.

Jan Plecháč, from the Jiří Pelc studio, has just won the Czech Grand Design 2011 award in the 'Discovery of the year' category.

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This great print ad for German job site jobsintown is part of their 'Life is too Short for the Wrong Job' campaign.

This great print ad for German job site jobsintown is part of their 'Life is too Short for the Wrong Job' campaign.

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2010 witnessed exceptionally rapid melting of Greenland's ice cap. Shocking infographic from NASA.

2010 witnessed exceptionally rapid melting of Greenland's ice cap. Shocking infographic from NASA.

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For this campaign, Mugler recruited the help of Rick Genest, better known on the web as Zombie Boy. He adds a ghostly edge to Mugler’s somber collection with his completely tattooed body, simply fascinating to look at.

For this campaign, Mugler recruited the help of Rick Genest, better known on the web as Zombie Boy. He adds a ghostly edge to Mugler’s somber collection with his completely tattooed body, simply fascinating to look at.

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2440x1220 'Saw Assemble' from Pal Rodenius is a DIY  furniture project.

2440x1220 'Saw Assemble' from Pal Rodenius is a DIY furniture project.

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Party by Rotganzen is a tribute to the broken party tent in your neighbor's garden.

Party by Rotganzen is a tribute to the broken party tent in your neighbor's garden.

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Mate is a garden lamp in white satin steel  that blurs the frontier between outdoor and indoor lighting. By Dutch designer Geert Koster for Metalarte.

Mate is a garden lamp in white satin steel that blurs the frontier between outdoor and indoor lighting. By Dutch designer Geert Koster for Metalarte.

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What a week and what a roundup! Here are just a few of the great posts that have graced the pages here at NOTCOT.org.

FEATUREDWhat a week and what a roundup! Here are just a few of the great posts that have graced the pages here at NOTCOT.org.

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iFixIt tears down the iPad magnetic cover ~ see exactly how many and where the magnets are

iFixIt tears down the iPad magnetic cover ~ see exactly how many and where the magnets are

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SHNEAKY aims to connect fashion designers, models, photographers and stylists in your area

SHNEAKY aims to connect fashion designers, models, photographers and stylists in your area

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Downloadable template shows you how to make a leather sheath for your vintage camp-axe.

Downloadable template shows you how to make a leather sheath for your vintage camp-axe.

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This tamandua at the Sacramento Zoo gets a treat of honey in a tube. Cute footage of a great enrichment idea! Look at that tongue go!

VIDEOThis tamandua at the Sacramento Zoo gets a treat of honey in a tube. Cute footage of a great enrichment idea! Look at that tongue go!

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The first of five wallpapers by photographer Kim Høltermand for The Fox Is Black. Høltermand has created five unique desktop wallpapers that will be released every day this week.

The first of five wallpapers by photographer Kim Høltermand for The Fox Is Black. Høltermand has created five unique desktop wallpapers that will be released every day this week.

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Beautiful illustrations by Iain Macarthur. Birds with complex geometric faces.

Beautiful illustrations by Iain Macarthur. Birds with complex geometric faces.

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Great article by the NYtimes on Andi Watson, a lighting and stage director, or in the words of Jonathan L. Fischer, 'the man responsible for Radiohead’s mise-en-scène'.

Great article by the NYtimes on Andi Watson, a lighting and stage director, or in the words of Jonathan L. Fischer, 'the man responsible for Radiohead’s mise-en-scène'.

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Grain Edit interviews designer and illustrator Tad Carpenter.

Grain Edit interviews designer and illustrator Tad Carpenter.

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The Social Cave installation, a project developed in collaboration with interactive designer Mirko Arcese (BCAA) in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the furniture fair, the Salone Satellite in Milan.

The Social Cave installation, a project developed in collaboration with interactive designer Mirko Arcese (BCAA) in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the furniture fair, the Salone Satellite in Milan.

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Beautiful Crafts Council window display at Liberty with paper bird sculptures by Andy Singleton.

FEATUREDBeautiful Crafts Council window display at Liberty with paper bird sculptures by Andy Singleton.

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Lyon (France) train station project by Encore, looking into the future.

VIDEOLyon (France) train station project by Encore, looking into the future.

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Great business cards for French Paper Co. by Charles S. Anderson Design.

Great business cards for French Paper Co. by Charles S. Anderson Design.

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Poolball, a new sport created to promote the Budweiser Cup by Ogilvy Argentina.

Poolball, a new sport created to promote the Budweiser Cup by Ogilvy Argentina.

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Tomás Alonso's 5 Degree Stool, a stool reduced to its minimum expression made of beech and sailing rope.

Tomás Alonso's 5 Degree Stool, a stool reduced to its minimum expression made of beech and sailing rope.

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So when was the last time you ate an entire cheesecake in bed or box of doughnuts in the bath? Lee Price paints figurative photo-realist self portraits from a bird's-eye view that are both intriguing and obviously voyeuristic.

So when was the last time you ate an entire cheesecake in bed or box of doughnuts in the bath? Lee Price paints figurative photo-realist self portraits from a bird's-eye view that are both intriguing and obviously voyeuristic.

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The YouTubeMasher is a quick and easy way to create audiovisual mashups from multiple youtube videos.

The YouTubeMasher is a quick and easy way to create audiovisual mashups from multiple youtube videos.

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Great video of a Catalan tradition where teams building amazingly high towers using only their bodies as structure.

Great video of a Catalan tradition where teams building amazingly high towers using only their bodies as structure.

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The JWT Agency by Mathieu Lehanneur

The JWT Agency by Mathieu Lehanneur

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Guerrilla Gardening takes center stage in the windows of Selfridges, London.

FEATUREDGuerrilla Gardening takes center stage in the windows of Selfridges, London.

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Let's Swap is a site where artists and designers can swap art for free. Very good illustrators are featured.

Let's Swap is a site where artists and designers can swap art for free. Very good illustrators are featured.

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The Perth Zoo successfully hand-reared four baby numbats!

The Perth Zoo successfully hand-reared four baby numbats!

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Interactive before-and-after satellite photos show the shocking destruction wrecked by the tsunami on 11 March 2011, in Japan. [Editor's Note: diff pics from #38797]

Interactive before-and-after satellite photos show the shocking destruction wrecked by the tsunami on 11 March 2011, in Japan. [Editor's Note: diff pics from #38797]

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Universal Vertical Filing Rack™ by Westerville Design.  File with Style. This flexible wall mounted filing system holds items in a variety of sizes in 10 hangers, ensuring easy organization and quick retrieval.

Universal Vertical Filing Rack™ by Westerville Design. File with Style. This flexible wall mounted filing system holds items in a variety of sizes in 10 hangers, ensuring easy organization and quick retrieval.

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Business cards for A Hundred Monkeys, a naming and branding firm based in Mill Valley, California. Designed by Croxton Design.

Business cards for A Hundred Monkeys, a naming and branding firm based in Mill Valley, California. Designed by Croxton Design.

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Beautiful Stockholm waterfront by White Arkitekter.

Beautiful Stockholm waterfront by White Arkitekter.

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Chart showing the resultant waves of the Japanese earthquake as they swept across the region.

Chart showing the resultant waves of the Japanese earthquake as they swept across the region.

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Mercedes-Benz Speed Date Interactive Road Movie... an interesting choose your own adventure that you can personalize... nice way to get to know the SLK.

Mercedes-Benz Speed Date Interactive Road Movie... an interesting choose your own adventure that you can personalize... nice way to get to know the SLK.

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Spool by Hwang Eunsang of Monocomplex is part of the groups' 2010 Objet collection.

Spool by Hwang Eunsang of Monocomplex is part of the groups' 2010 Objet collection.

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VW Test Drive a Print AD! Augmented reality app let's you test drive their Norwegian print ads (or you can try it on their site!) Nice way to demo lane assist, adaptive lights, and adaptive cruis control.

VW Test Drive a Print AD! Augmented reality app let's you test drive their Norwegian print ads (or you can try it on their site!) Nice way to demo lane assist, adaptive lights, and adaptive cruis control.

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Jumping Brains ~ now in colorwheel form ~ the super limited edition pearlized sets are on sale tomorrow, see the making of pics too!

FEATUREDJumping Brains ~ now in colorwheel form ~ the super limited edition pearlized sets are on sale tomorrow, see the making of pics too!

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The Geneva Beverage Dispenser by Roost - modern jars fitted with stainless steel spigots.

The Geneva Beverage Dispenser by Roost - modern jars fitted with stainless steel spigots.

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Before and After Rollovers ~ Japan Tsunami ~ developed by Andrew Kesper for ABC News using Google

Before and After Rollovers ~ Japan Tsunami ~ developed by Andrew Kesper for ABC News using Google

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Minecraft Magnets ~ you can now minecraft your fridge!

Minecraft Magnets ~ you can now minecraft your fridge!

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Second of a two-part video interview series with design guru Aaron Draplin (think Field Notes). He discusses working with small brands vs. the big leagues, some of his early influences, like skate artist Jim Phillips.

Second of a two-part video interview series with design guru Aaron Draplin (think Field Notes). He discusses working with small brands vs. the big leagues, some of his early influences, like skate artist Jim Phillips.

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A peek at the baby blue tits that grew up on the balcony! From eggs to fluffy stages... amazing!

FEATUREDA peek at the baby blue tits that grew up on the balcony! From eggs to fluffy stages... amazing!

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Screw Cam wireless hidden camera

Screw Cam wireless hidden camera

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Royal VKB & Jorre Van Ast's Geo Dish Drainer

Royal VKB & Jorre Van Ast's Geo Dish Drainer

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The Japan Earthquake filmed by Japan Citizens. Plays simultaneously, capturing the moment from different locations.

The Japan Earthquake filmed by Japan Citizens. Plays simultaneously, capturing the moment from different locations.

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Nice interlocking steel side table arrangement, 'Abra'  from B-Line.

Nice interlocking steel side table arrangement, 'Abra' from B-Line.

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'How Often Do They Do It?' is the name of Internet commercial for Gillette with Serbian actor Milutin Milosevic.

'How Often Do They Do It?' is the name of Internet commercial for Gillette with Serbian actor Milutin Milosevic.

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