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The Water Bike, Revolutionising Biking One Bay at a Time

Co-founder of the Aiko Agency (focused aptly on innovation and design), this tinkerer built his own bike from a kit, then hacked it to work on the water. He has since founded BayCycle in an effort to make such mods widely available, particularly given the shortcomings of regional bike lanes.

Found on: WebUrbanist

 

Geometric Beach Towels That Magically Repel Water

The Vertty beach towel sheds water and sand to improve your beach experience that much more. The towel, which is defined by its colorful hide and zigzagging profile, is made of sustainable and synthetic materials that work to wick water away from the cloth fibers. If that’s not enough, it also looks good…

…The most noticeable improvement is Vertty’s innovative fabric, called Ketten, that forms the core of the towel and prevents it from getting too wet. The textile is responsible for lightening the weight of the cloth by 30%; with less cotton in the blend, the towel can also dry in no time.

 

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Found on: Fast Co Design

 

Keeping your laptop plugged in all the time will kill its battery faster

… In order to squeeze as much life out of your lithium-polymer battery, once your laptop hits 100 percent, unplug it. In fact, you should unplug it before that…

…For example, Battery University states that a battery charged to 100 percent will have only 300-500 discharge cycles, while a battery charged to 70 percent will get 1,200-2,000 discharge cycles…

 

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Found on: Wired

The Water Tower

The artist Tom Fruin has built this water tower made of colored plexiglas in Brooklyn. The strange structure is a tribute to New York and the “water towers” that adorn the roof of its buildings. An original way to redesign an iconic part of the city using a technique reminding us the stained glasses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Found on: Fubiz

Famous Logos as Angry Birds

Angry Pringles

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Yakushev Grigory
 is an artist and graphic designer based in Saint Petersburg, Russia. In a parody series entitled Angry Brands, Grigory reimagines famous logos as different angry birds from the popular game.

For more creative design projects and artwork, be sure to check out Yakushev’s portfolio on Behance.

 Angry Chrome

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Artwork by Yakushev Grigory

Angry Starbucks

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Artwork by Yakushev Grigory

Angry Apple

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Artwork by Yakushev Grigory

Angry Nike

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Artwork by Yakushev Grigory

Angry Pepsi

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Artwork by Yakushev Grigory

Angry Adidas

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Artwork by Yakushev Grigory

Angry Twitter

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Artwork by Yakushev Grigory

 

24K Gold Rolling Papers

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For those who have money to burn, there are now Shine 24K gold edible rolling papers to roll up your “legal smoking herbs.” The company who created them states that they “decided to start experimenting” and after many tests they finally “had the perfect mix of gold on the outside and a perfectly consistent burning paper on the inside.” You can purchase them online.

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via: Laughing Squid