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Pure-Bottle, a Glass, Lantern, and Spoon Set In One

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The Pure-Bottle might look like a mere bottle at first glance, which consists of a glass, lantern and spoon, perfect to complement any dining occasion. Each table set is made from a single recycled wine bottle which has been cut in two positions, giving new life and value to the object.
"The lanterns provide wind protection for candles while creating a warm ambience perfect for restaurants, cafes or home settings. The glasses are simple yet durable, while making a strong ecological statement. The spoons are functional and versatile; perfect for presenting food in a restaurant, serving a salad or eating your breakfast cereal."
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Amazingly Realistic Knitted Botanical Artworks

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Knit, Purl, Sow is an exhibition at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden that features botanically-accurate knitted sculptures of flowers, vegetables, and plants. The show features 21 artworks by three different crafty artists, including Rhode Island artist Tatyana Yanishevsky, New York–based Australian artist Ruth Marshall, and textile artist Santiago Venegas. It is scheduled to last until January 22nd, 2014.
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Walk A Mile In My Shoes

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'Walk A Mile In my Shoes' designed by Ruadh DeLone. A shoe looks like the shark!
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Facebook Like Shot Glasses

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Facebook Like Shot Glasses, at $9 for a pair.
"Full Glass? Thumbs Up! Knock it back, flip the glass, and you get a decidedly less enthusiastic Thumbs Down. "
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Hand-Painted Ants Crawling on Vintage Porcelain Dishes

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German artist Evelyn Brackow of La Philie creates these one-of-a-kind vintage porcelain dishes covered in hordes of hand-painted ants. (Order at La Philie's Etsy site)
"The idea for this work resulted from pure chance, when the sight of a carelessly placed plate – by then wandered by ants – fascinated me so much that I felt the urge to simply conserve this image. Fear, disgust, fascination and admiration: This very interplay of feelings constitutes the charm of the work. Furthermore, to me, the ants symbolize all the stories that any formerly discarded piece of porcelain carries with it. Where one once dined and drank, today ants bustle in ever new formations, every single one applied with a great love for detail."
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An “Intendo” Nintendo Controller Ring

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Nintendo Controller Rings deisgned by Paul Michael Designs, who have cleverly dubbed their design as the “Intendo.” The ring features gemstone buttons, a gold D-Pad, and silver “wire”.
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Brain Hand Grenade

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The limited edition Brain Grenade resin figure by Emilio Garcia.
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Flexible Paper Sculptures by Li Hongbo

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Beijing artist Li Hongbo has created these sculptures t look like delicate works of carved porcelain are actually thousands of layers of soft white paper, made from glued layers of thin paper which can be stored flat but then opened to reveal a flower or other shape. Watch the video, awesome! Hongbo recently had a solo show at Dominik Mersch Gallery in Australia.
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The Rapid Packing Container

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Every year, 100 billion cardboard boxes are produced in the United Sates. Engineering students Henry Wang and Chris Curro have come up with a genius replacement.
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The ToastyMUG by Sabrina Fossi Design

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The ToastyMUG designed by Sabrina Fossi Design. The mug has built-in “pockets” so you can slip your hands inside to stay extra toasty. Unfortunately it’s just a concept at the moment, but hopefully it will make its way into production soon
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Cactus mailbox

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Cactus mailbox was photographed in Palm Springs, California by photographer Dolly Faibyshev as part of her series "Palm Springs".
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UnBRELLA by Hiroshi Kajimoto

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The ‘UnBRELLA,’ designed by Hiroshi Kajimoto, an upside down, inside out umbrella. the inside out folding UnBRELLA, is not only better at resisting wind, but also folds upward to keep the wet surface inside and away from yourself and others, and the umbrella can be stood up on its own to dry without the need for an umbrella stand.
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Reinforced Dress Shirts Let You Safely Open Bottlecaps

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To ensure the act of cracking open a cold one doesn't cost someone the shredded shirt off their back, Austin, Texas-based Criquet has designed a dress shirt with reinforced tails that can handle the toughest twist-off while protecting your hands from sharp metal edges.
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10 Desk Accessories Designed From A Single Slab Of Wood

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As a part of the new Design Made in France Expo, ten young designers were tasked with resurrecting the form; each was given a single slab of solid oak with the brief to create a functional, clean-lined "pocket" to hold onto the stuff that makes for messy workstation
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Custom Hoodie Designs by seventhirtytwo

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These custom hoodie concepts designed by seventhirtytwo on deviantART. Awesome!
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