The Umbuster is a combination compact umbrella with brass knuckles as the handle. Designed by Sruli Recht of Iceland, you need an actual weapons license to carry it in some countries!

The Umbuster is a combination compact umbrella with brass knuckles as the handle. Designed by Sruli Recht of Iceland, you need an actual weapons license to carry it in some countries!

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Campaign of  Toronto's Environment office to spread the living green way of life. The aim is to make available information on how to lower a citizen's  footprint. Good source of information.

Campaign of Toronto's Environment office to spread the living green way of life. The aim is to make available information on how to lower a citizen's footprint. Good source of information.

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contemplative, beautiful photography by Geordie Wood (cool name).  The Nepal portfolio is something special.

contemplative, beautiful photography by Geordie Wood (cool name). The Nepal portfolio is something special.

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Never seen anything as beautiful as the Geoffrey Parker Shagreen inlay backgammon set.

Never seen anything as beautiful as the Geoffrey Parker Shagreen inlay backgammon set.

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Eccentric site for beautiful Budapest doorways photographed by a Hungarian-born English architect.

Eccentric site for beautiful Budapest doorways photographed by a Hungarian-born English architect.

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Dr. Horrible ~ a musical 3 part mini series, with part 1 up now... by Joss Whedon - with Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, and Felicia Day ~ a result of the writer's strike, and all done cheaply and looks great!

Dr. Horrible ~ a musical 3 part mini series, with part 1 up now... by Joss Whedon - with Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, and Felicia Day ~ a result of the writer's strike, and all done cheaply and looks great!

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The Whale housing complex is THE landmark of the  Eastern Docklands in Amsterdam.

The Whale housing complex is THE landmark of the Eastern Docklands in Amsterdam.

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Amazingly clever! My Table designed by Tiina Hakala from Finland allows the user to create his/her own workspace. The re-configurable sheet metal parts  slide in between two table tops.

Amazingly clever! My Table designed by Tiina Hakala from Finland allows the user to create his/her own workspace. The re-configurable sheet metal parts slide in between two table tops.

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Old Hessian Coffee Sacks make great hats. Ataahua just released these today in nz. Coolest upcycle I've seen in ages.

Old Hessian Coffee Sacks make great hats. Ataahua just released these today in nz. Coolest upcycle I've seen in ages.

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Recycled Bubblegum Carpet.
Design by Ignacio Pilotto

Recycled Bubblegum Carpet.
Design by Ignacio Pilotto

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Brooklyn based photographer, Brad Jamieson finds a way to capture the mundane in a way that speaks about nature, idiocracy, and just keeping it real in frame after frame. File under  "Americana Nouveau".

Brooklyn based photographer, Brad Jamieson finds a way to capture the mundane in a way that speaks about nature, idiocracy, and just keeping it real in frame after frame. File under "Americana Nouveau".

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Between art and design, some amazing and cool wiimotes revisited by french designer  Rodolphe Dogniaux.

Between art and design, some amazing and cool wiimotes revisited by french designer Rodolphe Dogniaux.

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Photoshelter has a fun interview with aerial photographer extraordinaire Cameron Davidson ~ here's a peek of his August Vanity Fair Hamptons shoot

Photoshelter has a fun interview with aerial photographer extraordinaire Cameron Davidson ~ here's a peek of his August Vanity Fair Hamptons shoot

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NBA stars... yao ming and lebron james unity... the third spot of coca-cola for Beijing 2008 Olympic Games...

NBA stars... yao ming and lebron james unity... the third spot of coca-cola for Beijing 2008 Olympic Games...

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Help VOTE for 1. Cellular by Brevity ~ the jewelry line of NOTCOT.com Contributor, Anna/Sub-Studio! Just scroll down and vote for #1 at this Ponoko 10 Challenge.

Help VOTE for 1. Cellular by Brevity ~ the jewelry line of NOTCOT.com Contributor, Anna/Sub-Studio! Just scroll down and vote for #1 at this Ponoko 10 Challenge.

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The Googling I-V ~ must see Google inspired tech-horror sketch videos from The Vacationeers

The Googling I-V ~ must see Google inspired tech-horror sketch videos from The Vacationeers

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The Rolleiflex Mini Digital Camera (5MP) proudly continues the Rollei Twin Lens Reflex tradition, pushing the famed camera into beautifully tiny territory!

The Rolleiflex Mini Digital Camera (5MP) proudly continues the Rollei Twin Lens Reflex tradition, pushing the famed camera into beautifully tiny territory!

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Toys R Evil gets us a sneak peek at Doc Von Block, launching at SDCC - Designed by Scott Tolleson and made out of solid resin (it looks like wood, but it ain't!) by JulieB of Pretty in Plastic

Toys R Evil gets us a sneak peek at Doc Von Block, launching at SDCC - Designed by Scott Tolleson and made out of solid resin (it looks like wood, but it ain't!) by JulieB of Pretty in Plastic

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VEAUX LAUNCHES TODAY! VEAUX is an online talent market that helps fresh creatives sell themselves, and picky buyers find the choicest cut of artistic goodness around.

VEAUX LAUNCHES TODAY! VEAUX is an online talent market that helps fresh creatives sell themselves, and picky buyers find the choicest cut of artistic goodness around.

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Heroes living life and getting things done. A strange collection of “heros” by Danny Zabbal on flickr.

Heroes living life and getting things done. A strange collection of “heros” by Danny Zabbal on flickr.

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The Crosscage is Suzuki’s concept zero emissions motorcycle that runs on a hydrogen fuel cell.

The Crosscage is Suzuki’s concept zero emissions motorcycle that runs on a hydrogen fuel cell.

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cute, sexy, weird - the artwork of SAYAKA.  [Editor's Note: Also seen as #3519, but so fun, felt like sharing it again]

cute, sexy, weird - the artwork of SAYAKA. [Editor's Note: Also seen as #3519, but so fun, felt like sharing it again]

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Uhuru, like the Shakers, believe “beauty rests on utility.” Their work aims towards sustainability, lasting appeal, and quality. The Bilge Lounge is a chair constructed from reclaimed bourbon barrels and the spring suspension leafs from used trucks.

Uhuru, like the Shakers, believe “beauty rests on utility.” Their work aims towards sustainability, lasting appeal, and quality. The Bilge Lounge is a chair constructed from reclaimed bourbon barrels and the spring suspension leafs from used trucks.

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"Peace for Dogs" is a poignant and beautifully executed anti dog fighting PSA from Michael Killen, the man behind the talking California cheese cows.

"Peace for Dogs" is a poignant and beautifully executed anti dog fighting PSA from Michael Killen, the man behind the talking California cheese cows.

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Feed Your Kids the Arts. Another part of a PSA campaign from the Ad Council, Americans For The Arts and Leo Burnett Chicago.

VIDEOFeed Your Kids the Arts. Another part of a PSA campaign from the Ad Council, Americans For The Arts and Leo Burnett Chicago.

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The Leaf chapel by Klein Dytham sits within the grounds of the Risonare hotel resort in Kobuchizawa, a refreshingly green setting with beautiful views to the southern Japanese Alps, Yatsugatuke peaks and Mt.Fuji.

The Leaf chapel by Klein Dytham sits within the grounds of the Risonare hotel resort in Kobuchizawa, a refreshingly green setting with beautiful views to the southern Japanese Alps, Yatsugatuke peaks and Mt.Fuji.

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In a world without graphics or motion, emerges PAC-TEXT!

In a world without graphics or motion, emerges PAC-TEXT!

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Nice graphic profile for Magnusson Fine Wine, by Stockholm Design Lab. MFW is a high tech wine bank that offers the most advanced wine cellar in Sweden. The wine bank was designed by Thomas Eriksson Arkitekter.

Nice graphic profile for Magnusson Fine Wine, by Stockholm Design Lab. MFW is a high tech wine bank that offers the most advanced wine cellar in Sweden. The wine bank was designed by Thomas Eriksson Arkitekter.

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Thinking of expanding your house? Maybe you’ve been wanting to redo several rooms but don’t know exactly where to start? Take a look at the wonderful Mydeco 3D room planner for some insight.

Thinking of expanding your house? Maybe you’ve been wanting to redo several rooms but don’t know exactly where to start? Take a look at the wonderful Mydeco 3D room planner for some insight.

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Nintendo announces the Wii Motion Plus - to more quickly and accurately reflecting motions in a 3-D space

Nintendo announces the Wii Motion Plus - to more quickly and accurately reflecting motions in a 3-D space

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Diane von Furstenberg HQ in New York, by Work Architecture Company. An amazing interior design, with over 3,000 Swaroski crystals hanging from the ceiling.

Diane von Furstenberg HQ in New York, by Work Architecture Company. An amazing interior design, with over 3,000 Swaroski crystals hanging from the ceiling.

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Batman's tumbler as an autobot!

Batman's tumbler as an autobot!

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How do Bee-Boys and Bee-Girls celebrate when they've found a stash of sweet nectar? They take it to the dance floor. Video for Haagen Das' HelpTheHoneyBees.com

VIDEOHow do Bee-Boys and Bee-Girls celebrate when they've found a stash of sweet nectar? They take it to the dance floor. Video for Haagen Das' HelpTheHoneyBees.com

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Beautiful collection of furniture inspired by a cat hunting a bird. So poetic ! by Nel.

Beautiful collection of furniture inspired by a cat hunting a bird. So poetic ! by Nel.

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Awesomest laptop sleeve, ever? Incase + Arkitip + KRINK! Limited Edition sleeve, check out the full unboxing, pics of the details, and video about the collaboration evolution.

FEATUREDAwesomest laptop sleeve, ever? Incase + Arkitip + KRINK! Limited Edition sleeve, check out the full unboxing, pics of the details, and video about the collaboration evolution.

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Make your own Rocket Pops!

Make your own Rocket Pops!

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VERY amusing greeting cards from chicago's naughty betty will make you laugh out loud. See the interview with the designer!

VERY amusing greeting cards from chicago's naughty betty will make you laugh out loud. See the interview with the designer!

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odg / otto design group and Nylon Magazine / MySpace collaborate on a fantastic event space for the School of Rock release party in LA

odg / otto design group and Nylon Magazine / MySpace collaborate on a fantastic event space for the School of Rock release party in LA

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streetartlocator.com is a community google map mashup mapping street art the world over.

streetartlocator.com is a community google map mashup mapping street art the world over.

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The new zeixs books are out now! "Think CMYK" is a series of four titles dedicated to working with only one colour of the CMYK-range, plus black.

The new zeixs books are out now! "Think CMYK" is a series of four titles dedicated to working with only one colour of the CMYK-range, plus black.

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Engadget and Joystiq have you covered for the Sony E3 keynote!

Engadget and Joystiq have you covered for the Sony E3 keynote!

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california artist nellie king solomon creates abstract, large-scale paintings that might sweep you away.

california artist nellie king solomon creates abstract, large-scale paintings that might sweep you away.

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The FUNoMeter! Dispensing good ideas for a mere 50 cents a pop! Read the story, see the pics ~ where it went, what people got, and more!

The FUNoMeter! Dispensing good ideas for a mere 50 cents a pop! Read the story, see the pics ~ where it went, what people got, and more!

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A time lapse video and corresponding article of a man trapped in an elevator for 41 hours.

VIDEOA time lapse video and corresponding article of a man trapped in an elevator for 41 hours.

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A wind tunnel by Renzo Piano, assembly lines by Jean Nouvel, and a restaurant by MDN (Marco Visconti & Partners) - Ferrari has invested more than €200,000,000 since 1997 for the renovation of their facilities in Maranello, Italy.

A wind tunnel by Renzo Piano, assembly lines by Jean Nouvel, and a restaurant by MDN (Marco Visconti & Partners) - Ferrari has invested more than €200,000,000 since 1997 for the renovation of their facilities in Maranello, Italy.

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