No, this isn't a tutorial for making your own dice for Magic the Gathering, although I guess it could be, if you're into that sort of thing. Designer Dave Hakkens has brought you an easy, homemade alternative to your piles of memo-pads, sticky notes, and I bet, the list apps in the "Productivity" section of the App Store which you guiltily perusedafter downloading every version of Angry Birds. Ahem.

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Thursday, 29 November 2012 20:14

Buttercream Barbie: A Vintage, Ruffled Cake


How many times have you set out to whip up the perfect homemade pretzel, or flawless frosted cupcakes, just to end up crying in your bed? What, just me? Frankly, my string of unsuccessful attempts to follow recipes by online baking queens has made me cynical. But this stunning pink mannequin cake by SugaryWhinzy looks too good not to share. Her intricate display of food-meets-fashion makes for one inspiring cake.

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We can finally say goodbye to all those useless greens we have sitting around the house. This electric bonsai, or "Electree" takes in sunlight to perform functions such as charging phones, charging tablets - well, charging in general. Designed by Vivien Muller, this attractive hybrid of technology and art has been in the works since 2008. The project hopes to be completed with the help of Kickstarter.

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Thursday, 29 November 2012 18:02

They'll Be Fine! Putting Women in Bubbles


Man, the '60s were a crazy time. In this photoshoot for Harper's Bazaar in 1963, Melvin Sokolsky put real women inside bubbles on the streets of Paris, giving us the impression that anything was possible before CGI.

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Do you want bookshelves but dislike books? Then these modular, fold-down on demand bookshelves are perfect for your minimalistic home. Use the shelves you need and hide the ones you don't to create the facade of a well-respected individual with a great sense of style.

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Thursday, 29 November 2012 14:03

The Piano Bag


Gasp! The perfect piano bag for my sheet music and an early Christmas present for myself! If you are a pianist, you would understand my excitement.

I seized this brown bag, but no worries, the black version is still available, and the seller would be happy to make you one in any color.

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012 15:08

Landmark Water Tower Converted into a Luxury Home


This is a historical Venetian-Gothic water tower in London that has been converted into a modern luxury home.

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Tuesday, 27 November 2012 18:00

Connect Your Keys with Lego


Too busy thinking about lego to remember your keys? Now you can combine your beloved childhood memories with the forgetfulness of your old age and ensure you never get locked out again.

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The Oru Kayak is a revolutionary origami–inspired boat that transforms from an unassuming suitcase into a sturdy and durable mode of transportation. What began as a modest Kickstarter project is now a full–fledged company at nearly three times its proposed start–up capital. if you live in the city or you simply value your space, the Oru Kayak will be a revelation. Although it looks light and airy, it is a carefully engineered machine that encourages you to play hard. Update: Oru is offering the origami kayak for a special price of $850 if you order before August 1, 2013!

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Monday, 26 November 2012 15:42

Washing Machine Suitcase by SuitSuit


With this cool design, you won't have trouble again spotting your suitcase on the conveyor belt!

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