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Museum Masterpieces Ride On as Bicycles
Museum Masterpieces Ride On as Bicycles

The art bikes as designed by Handsome Cycles celebrate a major Minneapolis Institute of Arts anniversary

The bicycle has been called one of the most significant objects ever designed. The combination of circles, triangles and lines has inspired artists and designers to incorporate bikes into a regalia of 2D and 3D artwork. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts wanted to do something unique as part of their 100 year anniversary celebration in 2015. They approached local bicycle builder Handsome Cycles with an idea to create three custom bicycles inspired by masterpieces in their permanent collection.

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Equip Yourself With the Power of Heat Vision
Equip Yourself With the Power of Heat Vision

The FLIR ONE smartphone attachment lets yoo see invisible heat sources, check temperatures and even see through fog or smoke

“Look! Heat is escaping from around those poorly insulated windows! And those circuits on the electrical panel are glowing—they must be overloaded! Why, I can even see in the dark, thanks to my thermal vision!” Then everyone applauds and says, “Gee, thanks, Captain Hot Head!” Fortunately, to get this power you don’t have to be bitten by a radioactive cat or get doused in magical lava. Instead, you just plug FLIR ONE into your smartphone.

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Music You Can Hear, See and Hold
Music You Can Hear, See and Hold

Reify's 3D-printed totems offer an unparalleled level of synesthesia

Using technology they call totems, a group of engineers and designers embedded sound files into a collection of abstract 3D-printed objects activated by pointing your phone’s camera while using their app, Stylus. The product, known as Reify, seeks to “transform music into something you can hear, see and hold.”

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Coin Keeps Track of Your Car’s Location and Parking Meter
Coin Keeps Track of Your Car’s Location and Parking Meter

To avoid parking tickets, AwareCar reminds users to go back and pay

A parking ticket will range from $5 up to $50 in different locations throughout the United States. AwareStack, a hardware and software company, has created AwareCar, a device that will fit inside of a user’s glove box to help him-her avoid parking tickets. Users receive updates about how far they’ve gone, the location of their car, when their meter will expire and how long they can expect to have to walk to re-up their time.

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Electric? Foldable? Smart? Your New Bike Has It All
Electric? Foldable? Smart? Your New Bike Has It All

The CMYK 4.0 is loaded with smart features to ensure a cyclist's convenience, safety and peace of mind

Undoubtedly, riding a bike going to a particular destination is quick, somewhat traffic-free and, needless to say, environment-friendly. However, there are several road risks involved when riding a bike on public and busy streets. Brooklyness created a smart electric folding bike called the CMYK 4.0, designed to provide a cyclist with the best information to stay away from any possible road hazard.

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In India, Public Restroom Equality Fits Inside an Envelope
In India, Public Restroom Equality Fits Inside an Envelope

Can't stand to use the public restroom? The Pee Buddy paper funnel gives women a solution

We’ve all been there—the public bathroom so disgusting you don’t want to breathe, let alone touch anything in there. Maybe it’s a gas station, a nightclub, or a park. Men are lucky; they can stand up to pee, touching nothing. But women must either sit down or hold it. In India, where public restrooms are rare, the problem is even worse.  So an Indian company, First Step Projects, has created a hygiene product to allow women to stand while peeing. It’s called Pee Buddy.

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Illuminate Your Future Room With Superfood Decor
Illuminate Your Future Room With Superfood Decor

In the Living Things exhibit, what allows the very useful spirulina algae to live also happens to be very pretty

Photosynthetic algae are very possibly the companion organism of the future. Because they eat our waste CO2 and produce energy, they are considered a leading potential source of biofuels. Spirulina algae, in particular, with its high protein and nutrient density, has gained popularity as a “superfood.” But algae doesn’t do PR, and there’s no appeal in its usual appearance, which is a dark green slurry.

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Smart Clock Pulls Inhabitants Away from Tyranny of the Phone
Smart Clock Pulls Inhabitants Away from Tyranny of the Phone

Modernist Ingrein Smart Clock will notify you if important messages or notifications pop up using lights and sounds

The good news about smartphones is they keep users connected all of the time. The bad news about smart phones is they keep users connected all of the time—even in situations where constantly checking your phone would be rude or otherwise inappropriate. Ingrein Design, a technology and design firm, created the Ingrein Smart Clock to combat that hyperconnectivity by ensuring users won’t miss an important notice while keeping their phones hidden.

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Through 3D Printing, A Fashion Collection is Born at Home
Through 3D Printing, A Fashion Collection is Born at Home

Danit Peleg spent over 2,000 hours taking her collection from 3D files to plastic wearability that bends like bias-cut fabric

Fashion student Danit Peleg has printed five looks for a stunning collection from the comfort of her home. The result is beautifully intricate but surprisingly wearable and begs to question the future of clothing. The 27-year old fresh graduate from the Shenkar Colleges in Tel Aviv imagines asks in the accompanying video: “Will we be able to design, share and print our clothes in our own home?”

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Hail a Mumbai Masterpiece on Wheels
Hail a Mumbai Masterpiece on Wheels

Taxi Fabric wants to upholster taxi interiors in Mumbai with the works of young graphic designers

Taxi Fabric wants to give young graphic designers in Mumbai a new outlet to showcase their work: the fabric seat covers of taxi cabs. In the process, it hopes to inspire conversation, and show older generations what design is all about.

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If Dorothy’s Red Slipper Was 3D Printed
If Dorothy’s Red Slipper Was 3D Printed

Julian Hakes' shoes give a unique spiral shape—suited just right for the foot—compared to other high heel designs

Julian Hakes owned his own architecture firm for 10 years before turning his attention to this attention-getting women’s footwear project in which he applied the architectural process to building a 3D-printed shoe. He began by researching how feet moved and took the weight of a body, then used that information to draft a shoe that wraps around the wearer’s foot and ankle.

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