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Smell Your WhatsApp Messages with a Lab Kit
Smell Your WhatsApp Messages with a Lab Kit

Osmothèque is Jade de Robles Rossdale's procedural kit that enables users to create scents based on a textual message

What does the phrase “I love you” smell like? How about “I hate you?”Jade de Robles Rossdale‘s Osmothèque is an interactive laboratory that translates WhatsApp messages into smells by utilizing a unique formula that deconstructs texts into basic emotions and mixes fragrances attributed to said emotions based on the varying levels and degrees of the feelings.

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Contact Lens Augments More Than Your Vision
Contact Lens Augments More Than Your Vision

A Magic Leap patent could put a patch of data display at the forefront of our focus

Wearable and optical trendsetter Magic Leap recently published a stack of 100 patents they’ve recently applied for. In the stack was a contact lens built for augmented reality.

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Designer Makes Clothes for Wheelchair-Bound Individuals
Designer Makes Clothes for Wheelchair-Bound Individuals

Designer Lucy Jones' clothes allow paraplegics to dress themselves and move more comfortably

Advantage Blocks is a manual by Parsons student Lucy Jones meant to let people make clothes for people who are bound to a wheelchair or have physical disabilities.

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Pencil Sharpeners Get Second Act as Birdhouses
Pencil Sharpeners Get Second Act as Birdhouses

The Nest Project creates city-ready homes for birds, with pencil shavings serving as nest materials

Amid the noise of city life, some sounds are harder to hear, such as the chirping of birds. Without their natural habitat, songbirds leave urban areas for greener pastures, woods, and parks. Fieldwork Facility, a UK-based design firm, hopes to change that through The Nest Project, an initiative to bring birds back to cities by encouraging people to work in pencil for a single week.

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Map Traffic Lights to Help the Visually Impaired
Map Traffic Lights to Help the Visually Impaired

SeeLight app helps the blind navigate city streets through audible cues that instruct users on when to cross the road

Imagine trying to cross a busy city street without being able to see the traffic lights change color or glance down the road to make sure the oncoming cars have stopped. For the blind and visually impaired, that’s just one aspect of navigating the world that presents a challenge, but an app called SeeLight aims to solve this problem, one traffic light at a time.

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Kiss Your Standard Cup O’ Joe Goodbye
Kiss Your Standard Cup O’ Joe Goodbye

Make out with or deep sea dive into your morning brew with the Coffee Lid: Take Kiss Out, Subsea Coffee or Goat mugs

Korean designer Jang WooSeok invites you to get intimate with your java with the introduction of his latest project: the Coffee Lid: Take Kiss Out. Designed to look like a kissy mouth, the lid introduces a new style of contact that mimics the sensation of making out. Be it a horn, submarine or a fresh pair of lips, a growing trend toward the way people indulge in drinking coffee is emerging.

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Swap Out Pesky Banner Ads with Your To-Do Lists
Swap Out Pesky Banner Ads with Your To-Do Lists

In place of the usual Internet advertisements, Post-Its harnessed the power of tracking cookies to set your custom notes onto your webpages

Post-Its have recently gone digital with the introduction of a new script that turns pesky cookies-fed advertisements into our favorite sticky notes. Manipulating the irritating retargeting technology to its advantage, 3M—the company behind Post-Its—turned weakness to strength by placing an interactive spin on banner ads.

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‘Contagious’ Snail Mail Reminds Us of the Risk of Skipping Immunizations
‘Contagious’ Snail Mail Reminds Us of the Risk of Skipping Immunizations

ImmunizeBC mails out postcard reminders that mimic a measles outbreak on paper to express a message about prevention

ImmunizeBC wanted to remind parents that their child’s measles vaccination were due. But instead of just handing out your standard reminders, ImmunizeBC sent postcards with a powerful message: if you don’t vaccinate your child, it will put everyone at risk.

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Reinvent Normal with Built-in GPS Shoes, or Take a Yo-Yo Bungee for a Spin
Reinvent Normal with Built-in GPS Shoes, or Take a Yo-Yo Bungee for a Spin

Dominic Wilcox's latest book Variations on Normal features his wackiest ideas to date, keeping us wondering: 'what else is possible?'

The Reinvention of Normal underscores artist/inventor/designer/tinkerer Dominic Wilcox ‘on his quest for new ideas.’ From ‘stained-glass driverless sleeper cars of the future,’ to ‘hill walking easyfication,’ the name of the craft is transforming mundane and ordinary articles into zany, thought-provoking contraptions.

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Turn Your Old IKEA Catalog Into a Unique Cushion
Turn Your Old IKEA Catalog Into a Unique Cushion

KÜSS will be filled with shredded pieces of customers' catalogs and features a design by Charles Kaisin

To celebrate the arrival of the new 2016 catalog, IKEA is recycling its old catalogs and using the shredded material as filling for a unique new cushion. KÜSS has been designed by the internationally-renowned Belgian designer Charles Kaisin.

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No More Spilled Drinks With Anti-Fall Barware
No More Spilled Drinks With Anti-Fall Barware

Mighty Mug Barware will keep your glass standing with its brand of grip technology

Accidentally spilling wine on your new carpet isn’t a great way to cap off the night. Neither is toppling over a glass of beer on your laptop. But did you know that accidentally knocking over your mug may never be a problem again? Mighty Mug Barware will save the day with its revolutionary answer to spillage.

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