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Curiosity's First Track Marks on Mars And you thought you were industrious. Chinese Man Makes His Own Prosthetic Arms Out of Scrap Metal The sound of a dying star How Many Apples Does it Take to Power a Lamp? also: Photographer Caleb Charland Wires Apple Trees, Fruit Baskets and Stacked Coins to Create Alternative Batteries Normalize your photos What if everyone jumped at once? i like this art Want: Gravity ...Read more

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Score Storage

This Score Storage by Debra Folz integrates a textile to soften up the hard edges of case goods. The interchangeable 100% wool panels are magnetically attached to the outside, so they're easy to switch out when you want a color change. Combine several colors if you're feeling particularly brave or stick to a nice monochrome palette; either way, it will be nice to mix things up with a quick color change. ...Read more

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Price: $2,200.00 and up
Available from: Debra Folz

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United States Chalkboard Map

Oh, the various situations where this map would be useful. One: to test your guest's knowledge of states (Where is Arkansas!) and then get depressed at how little they know. Two: to mark the states you should never ever visit due to their political atmosphere. Three: to plan your escape should your family encounter imminent danger, though that would be foolish considering interstate highways aren't drawn in. Four: to practice ...Read more

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Price: $168.00
Available from: Terrain

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Magisso Bamboo Cutting Board

This cutting board has a Z shape to provide two useful functions. The front ridge rests against the edge of the counter to keep the board from sliding forward. The back keeps your knife in place while cutting and may also be used to funnel your chopped veggies into a bowl or pan. And, if that's not enough for you, that same Z shape allows the board to stand upright ...Read more

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Price: $49.95
Available from: Finnish Gifts

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The Camera Cooler Bag

What better way to relax after a long day of shooting than with a nice cold beverage? Too bad your camera bag isn't also a cooler... oh well. Wait, did you say something? There's such a thing?! Indeed, there is, and it's about to change your excursions from being a ho-hum-sort-of-thirsty hell to a I-can-handle-anything-because-I-have-refreshments blissful outing. Or so we hope. A removable insert protects your camera and lenses while ...Read more

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Price: $50.00
Available from: Photojojo

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Fin Table Light

Goodness. Who knew the inner workings of a lamp could look as good as this? Nice job yet again, Mr. Dixon. An ode to engineering, the Fin Light exposes the components usually hidden from view. What you'd think was merely a design feature is its heat sink (which if you have no idea what that is, here's a link to images of lamp heat sinks). That and the giant acrylic ...Read more

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Price: £329.17
Available from: Nest

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ChargeCard

A charger that fits into your wallet? Sign me up. The ChargeCard is three times the thickness of a credit card, thus making it one of the most portable USB cords available. No cables involved either; a foldout USB arm allows a thin and compact profile. Only 3 days left on this Kickstarter project, so if you're interested, best pledge your money now. ChargeCard's body is made from durable ABS plastic ...Read more

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Price: $20.00
Available from: Kickstarter

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Symbol Record Storage Cabinet

If you've refused to surrender your record collection (or CD collection, for that matter), you'll be overjoyed to see this series from Symbol Audio. The LPC series is made specifically for housing vinyls, and each "hopper" drawer swivels open to show up to 160 records. You can choose between a few sizes depending on your collection (and budget), with or without drawers sized for holding CDs. Each piece is bench-made to ...Read more

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Price: $3,100.00 and up
Available from: 2Modern

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Krone Hanssen Wood Stubbe Poufs

Why would you want big chunks of wood in your home? Who knows, maybe you're a bit crazy. However, soft poufs covered with a a photo wood stump print are completely understandable, and, in some cases, recommended. Use these poufs as an ottoman, stool, or side table (they're supposedly pretty sturdy). The pouf cover can be taken off and cleaned as it has a zipper. Björk (birch): 18.4" x 15.6" diameter ...Read more

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Price: $260.00 - 350.00
Available from: Huset

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Pedrera coffee table

Let's have a quick little test on your design knowledge. Is the well known Casa Milà or 'La Pedrera' building designed by Le Corbusier or Antoni Gaudi? Hint: The building is located in Barcelona (image of Casa Milà here, just in case you want to take a peek before finalizing your answer). This coffee table, like the Pedrera lamps (aka PD2, PD4), was designed by Barba Corsini in the 1950s ...Read more

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Price: $815.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

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Tea for One

Apologies if you're not fond of tea, because I sure am (as you will know if you're a regular reader). Bodum brings us the Tea for One, a glass and tea strainer combined. The plastic filter sits inside the double walled glass, allowing your leaves to brew without escaping into the cup. Simply lift out the filter once the desired strength is reached and place it upon the lid/saucer. ...Read more

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Price: $18.00
Available from: SFMOMA Store

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Fitbit

Do you really know how active you are? Do you know how many flights of stairs you take each day or how many calories you burn? If not, that's where this little gadget comes into play. The Fitbit is a tracker that shows your real-time activity. Your full day's steps, distance, calories burned, stairs climbed, all of it counted and logged, even your sleep (if you want). It's small enough ...Read more

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Price: $99.95
Available from: Fitbit

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Spin Stool, Colors

Simon posted the stackable Spin Stool by Swedese back in May, and now that it's available in a handful of fresh and lovely colors it'd be a shame not to shine a light on them again. Made from laminated ash veneer, the Spin Stool now comes in grey, yellow, pink, orange, and blue. Materials: Laminated Ash veneer. Dimensions: Dia 320 x H440mm Brand: Swedese Designer: Staffan Holm...Read more

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Price: £254.00
Available from: The Lollipop Shoppe

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Halo LED Belt

"Be Seen, Be Safe" is the motto for San Francisco-based upstart company Halo. Their Halo Belt is a multipurpose light-up LED safety belt, providing high visibility for any night time activity. The red, green, or blue lights operate in two modes; solid and flashing. The battery life lasts up to 75 hours using standard CR2025 batteries. Halo blew their Kickstarter goal out of the water, but if you act quick you ...Read more

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Price: $75.00
Available from: Kickstarter

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Friday Links

You Probably Have Too Much Stuff DVD Dead Drop by artist Aram Bartholl Russia's Pussy Riot protesters sentenced to two years Ridesharing for everyone: zimride and lyft Stephen Fry: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 18 “Baby Got Back” sung by the movies Artwork of Geoffrey Chadsey (via booooooom) The life and death of sports fans Have a very nice weekend. ...Read more

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