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  • BMW Apollo Streamliner motorcycle conceptualized by Mehmet Doruk Erdem

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    Turkey-based industrial designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem has developed a futuristic motorcycle concept for BMW.  Dubbed the "Apollo Streamliner",  "the bike’s main focus is on speed but retains the brand’s heritage through key details,  the brown saddle, exposed engine and rear suspension, with futuristic characteristics.  reflecting the delicacy of a musical instrument, a key aspect is the wide and slopping front section which minimizes the wind effect on the rider."
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    Man Invents Shoes That Grow Five Sizes To Help Millions Of Poor Children

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    Inventor Kenton Lee has created a shoe, made of compressed rubber, leather, buckles and straps, that grows with a child and lasts nearly five years.
    It's a sandal that comes with snaps in the front, back, and sides. It can expand to 5 shoe sizes. The shoes comes in small and large varieties, so two pairs of shoes can meet a child's footwear needs from the ages of 5 to 15.
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    The Solar-Powered, Recycled House That Will Let Us Float in Style

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    This floating, solar-powered home, called "waternest 100", designed by renowned Italian architect Giancarlo Zema. The 1,000 square foot Waternest 100 is made from recycled timber and a recycled aluminum hull. The design includes skylights, balconies, and large windows that offer sweeping views of the natural surroundings. The roof is essentially a giant solar panel, and best of all, the home can be set to float atop any calm body of water.
    "the 100m2 dwelling is 12m in diameter and 4m high, made entirely of recycled laminated-timber and a salvaged aluminum hull. balconies are located on sides and thanks to large windows, permit nearly panoramic views of the surroundings. bathroom and kitchen skylights flood the space with sunshine, and 60m2 solar panels capable of generating 4kwp takes care of the rest. the interior of ‘waternest 100′ includes living and dining rooms, sleeping quarters, kitchen, and lavatory. other configurations can be adapted to different needs including but not limited to: an office, lounge bar, restaurant, retail shop, or exhibition area."
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    Glass Super yacht by Lujac Desautel.

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    This is Salt, the newest yacht concept by Lujac Desautel. It is a sailboat. It is very pretty!  Walking up the stairs onto the main dock, glass doors open to reveal the sea lounge where drinks are ready and waiting. More images after more.
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    Sushi roll towels

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    Dreamed up for OTOTO by Tel Aviv-based designer Jenny Pokryvailo.
    "These kitchen towels are woven with the aesthetic patterns of sushi ingredients. By rolling the towel step by step you can easily create your own sushi in your kitchen. A towel can be rolled as a regular Maki and as an inside out Maki."
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    Submarine-Shaped Butter Spreader

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    The spreader is designed to look like the sail of a submarine—aka the raised section on top—but instead of sailors, you fill it with a small square of butter and then rub it back and forth across the top of your corn. There's also an extra compartment on top for salt. cool design!
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    Veronika Richterova's Plastic Bottle Art

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    Veronika Richterová, an artist from the Czech Republic, makes sculptures by heating and reshaping plastic bottles. She made plants and animals, depicting them in a highly realistic manner. More pics after more.
    "When I found out by chance, that plastic bottles could be deformed by heat I decided to create a sculpture from this material. Immediately, I had the idea that it could be called PET-art however, I took it only as one of my visual experimentations. I didn’t anticipate that plastic bottles would become such an obsession for me for many years. Since 2004 I have used thousands of bottles and have created hundreds of objects. In doing this work, I have developed many specific methods of technological processing."
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    Tour de Fork

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    'Tour de Fork' designed by Tourde Fork, a collection of five laser cut acrylic rings which you can be decorated with cakes, fruit, sweets  or any other delicious wonder that comes to mind
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    A 3D Printed Robotic Spider Dress

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    By designer  Anouk Wipprecht.
    "Aptly called the 'Spider Dress', this piece of wearable tech features animatronic mechanical limbs that respond to external stimuli while defend the personal space of the wearer. The dress provides an extension of the wearers intuition: It uses proximity sensors as well as a respiration sensor to both define and protecting the personal space of the wearer. Approach the wearer to aggressively and the mechanical limbs move up to an attack position. Approach the system under calmer circumstance and the dress just might beckon you to come closer with smooth, suggestive gestures. 3-D printed sensor based animatronic/mechatronic dress enabled by the Intel Edison acts as the interface between the body and the external world using technology and the garment as a medium of interaction."

    HumanBody Alphabet

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    Laura Facci is an illustrator and graphic designer from Caracas, Venezuela. She has created  an illustrated alphabet which each letter is based on different elements of human anatomy.
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    Ridiculous Food Hats

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    Melbourne-based artist Phil Ferguson made these ridiculous food hats, including burgers, pizza slices and sushi rolls... they’re amazing. Check out more see more pics.
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    Spacetime curvature placemats

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    AP Works's Trick Mat is a placemat that mimics spacetime curvature; no word on whether or how it can be purchased.
    "A placemat that uses an illusion to make it seem as if its pattern has sunk under the weight of the tableware."
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    Anatomical bags and accessories

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    Kiev-based Konstantin Kofta makes leather bags and accessories that mimic human anatomy, sometimes making it look like there are hands clutching at the wearer, sometimes looking like the wearer's skin has been flayed and used to make the bags.
    "kofta — the kiev-based label of designer konstantin kofta — combines seemingly contradictory elements outside the traditional canons of the fashion industry, with garments and wearable accessories that evoke sensuality and surrealism while maintaining practicality. skin, bones, hands and feet are a few of the human-sourced elements which define a series of backpacks, shoes and handbags, each unexpected in its anatomical accuracy and realism. the designer’s ‘hug’, ‘born’ and ‘roots’ collections thread a common theme around these corporeal motifs, linking visuals of praying and perched hands, skeletal segments and toes together in a series of couture items."
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    Ceramic Half Teapot

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    Cool teapot! Tea For One, ceramic teapot by Droog. It basically looks like a teapot that was cut in half, the Tea for One teapot retails for $75.
    "Tea for One is a space-saving personal teapot designed by Richard Hutton for Droog Lab. The minimalist design is made entirely of white porcelain and is cut in half so that it stands on a broad, balanced base"
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    In a Nutshell

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    SVA Product of Design Student Eden Lew created Nutshell, aimed at reducing stress and providing a kind of respite from urban life.
    "As a student I’m always looking for the quickest meal to avoid stopping my workflow. I decided that if I’m going to spend five minutes or less eating a lunch, then I might as well use that five minutes to take a mental break.
    Thus the Nutshell was created to block out distractions and to focus on eating and thinking
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