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Photographer Marco Scozzaro takes us back to our primal beginnings amongst waterfalls, lakes and woods.

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By artfully manipulating sunlight through a hole, and carefully positioned mirrors in a fog filled studio, artist James Nizam captures geometric beauty in stark monochromatic prints.

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Roshan Hakkim took inspiration in the shadows and the basic workings of a sundial, fast forwarded to into the 21st century, and presented us the Umbra. A seemingly magical analog clock that needs no moving mechanical part, yet resembles an analog clock that we have grown so used to.

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Tomás Saraceno makes amazing bucky ball like structures with black string and lots of imagination.

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Kenzo x Vans has just announced the first of their collaboration, brought together by Opening Ceremony creators. Bright happy colours underscore the line of shoes, in the trademark net graphics.

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We have all seen Rube Goldberg machines, taking up entire rooms, sometimes entire towns. This one, by Dutch directors HeyHeyHey is an interesting take on minaturisation, and presented in the most earnest and charming way possible. Now I dream of one of those everytime I want to mail out cheques to my bank.

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Andrew Myers has a wicked sense of aesthetics, and an even more wicked sense of humour.

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Yan Lu designed a tank that deprives a goldfish of life-giving water everytime you wash your hand, serving as a slightly macabre reminder to the effects of wasting water. Don’t worry, the fish get’s his water pumped back to him once you switch the tap off.

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Daniel Eatock cheekily combines two independent objects into a new one, and in the process, imparts a certain Dadaist quality into our everyday objects.

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Shoulders for only $500? That’s quite a steal, if this piece of infographics is anything to go by. via Gizmodo

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With some tinkering, Christophe Guberan coaxes his inkjet printer to print a special mix of ink and water, onto seeming ordinary paper. The magic happens when the water mix begins to dry and self-folding origami starts. This is one you have to watch the video to understand the process.

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Waves is an artwork created by Daniel Palacios. A piece of long elastic string suspended between two rotating motors reacts to presence people of the space. The rotated string creates the visualisation of a beautiful sine-wave at the LABoral Art and Industrial Creation Centre.

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There are canes, and there is the OMHU cane. The light aluminium body is topped with a wooden handle, making it the perfect walking companion for loved ones. So proud they are of their canes they even designed a display rack from them.

 

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I love snakes. I love how they move, seemingly with magic. I love their bright colours and scaly skins. I love them even more when photographer Guido Mocafico placed them in boxes and made geometric sense of their chaotic twists and turns.

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Art collaborative John Wood and Paul Harrison put sanding machine to a pile of paper and gave us this hypnotic, watch-over-and-over-and-over again video.

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2012 is suppose to be when the world ends, according to the Mayans. So who better to get us ready, ‘Just In Case’, than Mexican designers Menosunocerouno.

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I have always loved myself a mash-up anything so the hybrid china collection by CTRLZAK for Seletti is right up my alley of irrelevant fun!

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Chicken or the eggshells? By Kyle Bean. See more of his amazing work here and here.

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Rachel Boxnboim sews each of these objects, fills them with liquid clay, drains off the excess fluid and then fires the clay coated fabric to create these organic but usable tea sets for to go with your Sunday scones and its paper dollies . Such labor intensive process creates unique one-off tea sets as the moulds can only be used once. 

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We are all familiar with the Spork, a love child between a spoon and a fork. The strangely named Kung Foon brings a pair of chopsticks to the ménage à trois. Why not?

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