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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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Russian art and design collective Art Lebedev just launched this delectable serving set, modelled after the shape of lab equipments but given the traditional Russian Gzhel pattern. Kitchen experiments anyone?

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For the motorhead in all of us, Classified Moto upcycles suspension springs from decommissioned bikes into center pieces anyone would be proud of.

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Reminding us not to take anything too seriously, Indian based branding agency Hypen created the ish Watch. Because all time should be stretchable!

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These beautiful seaweed are designed by I&S BBDO Tokyo for Umino Seaweed. The japanese patterns symbolising long life, luck, beauty and happiness are laser-cut to convey the company’s hope for Japan’s future.


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One of my first thoughts when I encountered a droplet of mercury from a broken thermometer was ‘How great if this was a real mirror!’ Now all my childhood fantasies has come true in the form of the Beauty Mirror from Michael Anastassiades.

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Creating the effect of breaking open huge boulders to reveal their shiny chrome insides, Jim Hodges merged stainless steel with raw rock in a most mesmerising way. via Walker Art Centre.

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