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The Ocean Island brings the ocean into your kitchen
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The Ocean Island brings the ocean into your kitchen

September 18, 2014With the Ocean Island gone are the days when the space under the kitchen island was home to pots and pans as designer Robert Kolenik has come up with a better and more aesthetically pleasing idea. The designer has turned the space into a huge saltwater aquarium that will be the talking point of any kitchen.

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Eco-hotel bamboo tree house concept offers visitors a bird’s eye view

July 01, 2014Bamboo is considered a very versatile material and Penda, the architecture and design collective based in Beijing, have come up with a concept for a bamboo tree house style eco-hotel with the name of & 39;One with the Birds& 39;. Image Source: Penda The bamboo tree house eco-hotel from Penda was originally designed for the AIM Legend of Tent competition.
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Wolverine's claws get Batman-ised in these forged armour gloves

July 19, 2014The guys of Man of Arms: Reforged have custom made some Wolverine claws suited out for Batman, combining the badassery of both the heroes. The claws have been replaced with sharpened batarangs built onto a forged armour glove which of course has been blackened to suit the Dark Knight. Image Source: Youtube The build process uses various methods of metal forging techniques and required a lot of hours and hard grafting from the blacksmiths.
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Vive helps band together friends to avoid social dangers

July 29, 2014Most students have things in common; they study and work hard and they like to party hard in their free time. This often means consuming alcohol and it can lead to social dangers. Now a group of students from the University of Washington have come up with a great idea on how to reduce potential social dangers, such as becoming separated from a group who have gone out partying.
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Check out this crossbow made just out of everyday office supplies

July 30, 2014Working in an office can certainly be tiresome and tedious and it may leave you procrastinating and looking for outlets to pass the time and have fun. Being an engineer, you may put your mind towards constructing something using the supplies around you, and that& 39;s exactly what DaveHax did with his simplistic yet genius office supplies crossbow.
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Fuut: The under the desk hammock for your feet

July 23, 2014There are numerous gadgets and gizmos on the market for the office that sit on the desktop and amuse you. There are some, such as the USB fan, that are actually useful but what about a gadget for under the desk that can ease the issue about what do with your feet? Well say hello to the Fuut, a nifty little foot hammock.
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Colour changing car park artwork morphs as you move around it

August 24, 2014Artworks on a large scale have become very popular and Rob Ley is among the latest to jump onto the bandwagon with his huge car park façade that changes colour depending on where the person is viewing it from. In short, the colour changing car park can morph as you move around it. Image Source: Urbana Ley owns his own Urbana architecture and design studio which he founded it in 2002 and he creates artwork and sculptures for public spaces and buildings.
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You too can be a locksmith with a paperclip lock picking set

August 25, 2014I& 39;m sure you& 39;ve all been in a situation where you have forgotten your keys and are stuck in front of a locked door. Well how about going full-on Macgyver and creating your own paperclip lock picking set. Sean Nicholls has made a video of himself making his very own set using just normal paperclips and a small pair of plyers and you can too.
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Subwing is changing water-sports and lets you fly underwater

August 25, 2014A new water-sport craze that& 39;s taking things under the surface is sweeping across Europe. Say hello to theSubwing. The Subwing is a 4ft carbon-fibre & 39;wing& 39; that you hold onto in the flying position while being dragged through the waters by a speedboat. Image Source: Subwing Simon Sivertsen, a Norwegian teenager, came up with the idea whilst bored on holiday.
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Skully helmet offers motorcyclists extra eyes and more

August 23, 2014Motorcycle helmets are an essential to safety for motorcyclists but founder and CEO Dr. Marcus Weller of the Skully AR-1 helmet thinks they can offer much more. After being in multiple motorcycle accidents himself he began hunting for a helmet that could offer him a rear-view camera, HUD directions and GPS - but he just couldn& 39;t find one.
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Beautiful Southern Designed Bunk Bed is Compact with Sitting Space and Shelving

This stunning Southern bunk bed design is from the Del Mar Construction Company and it brings a taste of the south to your home.August 24, 2014This stunning Southern bunk bed design is from the Del Mar Construction Company and it brings a taste of the south to your home. This is a bunk bed that not only looks beautiful but being compact it still offers sitting and sleeping space for two people, complete with shelving for books and decoration.
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Tallest roller coaster in the world to be built in Florida by 2016

August 22, 2014Fans of thrills will be looking forward to 2016 when the world& 39;s tallest roller coaster will be completed in Orlando, Florida. The Skyscraper is set to be just one part of a much larger entertainment complex that the designers have named Skyplex. Image Source: Skyplex The Skyplex entertainment centre along with the Skyscraper roller coaster will be located on International Drive, Orlando.
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Give your office workday a lift with the Lift transforming desk

August 28, 2014Sitting around all day is no good for the body but if you work in an office at a desk you don’t have much of a choice. That was before standing desks were thought of and thanks to these you can enjoy health benefits of not having to sit around 8 hours a day. The latest version of the standing desk went on Kickstarter and it beat its funding goal in days of its launch.
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Customuse offers 3D printed customised guitars

August 29, 2014If you buy a guitar then you will be purchasing the same guitar that millions of people around the world have bought. Your only other option has been to pay out many thousands of pounds to have a guitar custom made. That is until now. Thanks to 3D printing technology a custom made guitar comes as a fraction of the cost that it used to do, courtesy of Customuse.
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Jaguar E-Type limited edition lightweight watches from Bremont

August 14, 2014Jaguar and Bremont have combined their talents in celebration of Jaguar revealing continuation of the lightweight E-Type sports car. They revealed it at the Pebble Beach Concours D`Elegance and this was the chosen venue to announce the E-Type wristwatch too. The watch is a limited edition of six commemorative watches that is made available to those who buy the Jaguar replica racers.
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Compact plastic water tank home you can pull with your bike

August 30, 2014A design company from New York have come up with an alternative home that is made from water tanks that have been recycled. The Taku Tanku is a tiny home which can be pulled along by a bicycle and it has a bed and a desk inside. It is a very basic home, more of a shelter really, as it has no bathroom or plumbing.
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The first man made tidal lagoon could provide power for 155,000 homes

August 11, 2014RenewableUK, the energy trade association has said that the UK is & 34;the undisputed global leader in marine energy.& 34; If the plans devised for a tidal lagoon which would be built in Swansea bay, go to plan then the UK could definitely be the global leader. If the project goes ahead then Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay would be the first ever man-made lagoon in the world that generated enough energy to provide power to more than 155, 000 homes.
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The Ocean Island brings the ocean into your kitchen

September 18, 2014With the Ocean Island gone are the days when the space under the kitchen island was home to pots and pans as designer Robert Kolenik has come up with a better and more aesthetically pleasing idea. The designer has turned the space into a huge saltwater aquarium that will be the talking point of any kitchen.
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Malloy Aeronautics Hoverbike is the bike of the future

September 27, 2014Over in the UK a company by the name of Malloy Aeronautics are working on a project to develop a hoverbike and they have launched the project on Kickstarter to raise funds. The funding goal has not only been achieved but exceeded and there is still a couple of days left on it. Image Source: MA The manned version of the hoverbike is the thing that has been getting all the attention, however, it is the drones at one third scale that was the focus of the Kickstarter project initially.
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Robotic Robird bird deterrent looks and acts like a real bird

September 19, 2014While for the majority of time birds in nature are nothing to worry about, there can be instances when flocks of birds can not only be a nuisance, they can even be dangerous. This can happen for instance when they stray into the path of airplanes or they eat farmer& 39;s crops, or perhaps risk spreading disease after foraging in landfills.
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The G-pod Dwell home is a dynamic container

September 05, 2014G-pod, the Australian and Hong Kong based company, have shown off their shipping container to home conversion that stands out from others as it comes with a unique design which allows it to expand, allowing floor space to be opened up. The Dwell is able to operate in remote locations off the gird and it comes with extras as options, such as being able to collect rainwater and choice of a solar array.
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