Sand Drawing Machine

A Sign in Space, sandprint at Laga beach, Sense & Sustainability, Art biennale, Urdaibai, Spain. A graphic star-pattern composed of truck tires is printed as a relief on the sand at Laga beach during low tide. At high tide the pattern will slowly vanish as the tide rises. The printed pattern is made with a mechanical device, a manufactured steel-cylinder, with the graphic pattern as a matrix relief made of truck tires. The cylinder is connected to the beach cleaner tractor which drives from side to side of the beach in the morning, creating the pattern covering the whole beach area.

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Ice Ball Flavour It

Adding a bit of fun to an otherwise boring bottle of water, this setup lets you infuse your drinking water with any fruit of your choice. Just place the fruit into the ice ball infuser, add water, freeze the ice ball, and toss it right into the water bottle. The bottle has been equipped with a silicone infuser to block the fruit from escaping.

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This Spatula Lets You Grill Like An American

Ready for Independence Day (4th July)? This Star Spangled Spatula was a last-minute thing. Student designer Jacob Riley-Wasserman had leftover scrap metal from the barbeque grill he’d made for his senior thesis project at the Rhode Island School of Design. The night before the final presentation–in the kind of patriotic and self-governing act this country was founded on–he was moved to combine the American flag with a tool essential to a supremely nationalistic pastime: flipping burgers.

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Happy 4th of July U.S.A. (Boston Style)

Boston’s Fourth of July Boston 4 Celebrations Boston 4 Productions is the production arm of Boston 4 Celebrations Foundation, a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization. Boston 4 Productions is responsible for all phases of the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, known as America’s premier Independence Day Celebration. The event was founded in 1973 when David Mugar suggested to famed Boston Pops Conductor, Arthur Fiedler, that in order to revive the diminishing Esplanade concert series it might be a good idea to play Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” with a few extras. For the next Fourth of July (1974), howitzer cannons, fireworks and church bells […]

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Classical Greek Statues Dressed Up Like Hipsters

“What is a hipster?” The question has been posed and answered time and time again, but as an N+1 symposium on the topic averred, “All descriptions of hipsters are doomed to disappoint.” Even so, everyone has the image of a hipster in their head: large sunglasses, stylized haircuts, old-timey barbs, skinny jeans, pastel shirts. Sure, that’s reductive and it doesn’t necessarily encompass the entire demographic, but you know you know someone (or several people) who fit the bill.

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Scrooser Electric Scooter

Scooters continue to reign supreme on the urban commuting scene, but we’ve always had one major problem with many of the players out there. We can’t get behind the design of a lot of the brands currently pumping out 2 wheeled vehicles for urban dwellers. The team at Scrooser is looking to change the way we look at scooters.

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See Gorgeous Surfing Shots: With An Ugly Plastic Twist

See Gorgeous Surfing Shots: With An Ugly Plastic Twist

Almost 90% of all material floating in the ocean is plastic, and every square mile of ocean contains 46,000 pieces of the stuff. These are scary statistics, especially because most of this pollution exists in international waters, so no one’s taking responsibility for it. The Surfrider Foundation, a nonprofit that works to protect oceans and beaches, is launching a new print campaign aimed at drawing attention to the problem.

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A New App Means Never Getting Burned Popcorn Again

A new iPhone app helps you prevent microwave popcorn from getting burned better than any automatic preset could. Microwave popcorn instructions are just glorified guesstimates. Anyone who has ever nuked up a bowl knows that it takes a complex, interlinked ballet between one’s full range of senses and his or her intuition to determine the best time to evacuate. A new app, however, boldly suggests otherwise. Pop Secret and agency Deutsch LA have created Perfect Pop, a new app that may finally put an end to the scourge of burned popcorn. The agency and brand teamed before on an app designed to connect […]

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