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If the World Were 100 People [Infographic]

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  London-based designer Jack Hagley has created an infographic based on the simple premise of: what the world would like if it were represented by 100 people. The statistics cover a broad range, including: gender, age, race and religion. You can find the original source of the data used here. Hagley specializes in infographics. To…


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This Might Be the World’s First Book on Color Palettes

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  At Bibliothèque Méjanes in Aix-en-Provence, France you will find an 894-page book from 1692 dedicated entirely to color. One A. Boogert is credited as the author to this fascinating manual written in Dutch. According to Erik Kwakkel, Boogert describes how to make watercolor paints; explaining how to mix colors and change their tone by…


Solar-Powered, Glow in the Dark Bicycle Path Opens in the Netherlands

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  The world’s first solar-powered, glow in the dark bicycle path opened today in the Netherlands city of Eindhoven. The Van Gogh-Roosegaarde cycle path was designed by Daan Roosegaarde and constructed by Heijmans. The glow in the dark bike forms part of the Van Gogh cycle route in Brabant.   Photograph by STUDIO ROOSEGAARDE  …


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A Giant Bird Nest for Humans

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  The Giant Birdsnest is an oversized version of a bird nest for humans made of wood and egg-shaped pillows. Designed by OGE Creative Group’s Merav (Salush) Eitan and Gaston Zah, the nest comes in various sizes; from a small and intimate nest for 2-3 people up to a 4.50 m diameter big version which…


What a $95 Million View in New York Looks Like

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Photograph by Richard Berenholtz via CIM Group and Macklowe Properties   At 1,396 ft, 432 Park Avenue, located between 56th and 57th street is the tallest residential building in New York as well as the entire Western Hemisphere. The building was designed by Rafael Vinoly and features 104 luxury residences with 12’6″ high ceilings and…

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Rippling Water Tables by Zaha Hadid

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  Zaha Hadid’s Liquid Glacial Tables were first unveiled in 2012, a collection of coffee and dining tables that resembled rippling water—frozen in time—being funnelled into three water spouts which also served as the table’s legs. The collection was shortlisted by the Design Museum as one of the ‘Best Designs of 2012′. The limited edition…


This is the Coolest Lock I’ve Ever Seen

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  Lock collector John Coulter shares his favourite lock and key combo with resident YouTube locksmith bosnianbill. The award-winning lock can’t be picked using traditional methods as it features a serpentine design and a floppy key that is ‘injected’ into the lock and removed like a hypodermic needle. So cool!    


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Artist Uses Sharpie to Give Nissan Skyline GTR One of a Kind Paint Job

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  Like so many projects, the ‘sharpie art car’ evolved from humble beginnings. Back in 2010, Collen Kelton was in the market for a GT-R. He was looking for a ‘midnight purple’ version but the only two he found were asking too much—so he ended up with a silver 1995 Nissan Skyline R33 GT-R. In…


Yoga Joes: Little Plastic Green Army Men Doing Yoga

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  Yoga Joes are the brainchild of Brogamats who launched the project on Kickstarter where it was successfully funded last week. The team exceeded their goal of $40,000 raising a staggering $108,065 from 2,879 enthusiastic backers. Brogamats describes the fun idea as, “peaceful action figures designed to inspire children, men, and military veterans to try…


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This Food Truck Rolls Around with a 3,500 pound Wood-Fired Oven

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Photograph by ymo on reddit   If you’re ever in the greater Orlando area you may come across this one-of-a-kind food truck called 900 Degreez. The 35-foot food truck features a bespoke wood-fired oven that can cook a pizza in 90 seconds. The façade features an all-glass panel that allows customers to view the chefs…