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Philosofée, a contemporary fairy tale

Philosofée, a contemporary fairy tale

Philosofée was established in 2016 in New York by Brazilian designer Glaucia Stanganelli. The brand emphasizes sustainable and fair production.

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Inaccessible Perfume

Inaccessible Perfume

Francesca Gotti, product designer of oneofthose , recently collaborated with Aybar Gallery (Miami, Floria) on Inaccessible Perfume, a conceptual olfactory design project to be presented at Art Basel Miami Beach this December.

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How it's made: Felted Wool

How it's made: Felted Wool

Felt is a non-woven textile that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing fibers together. We speak to Coyuchi about how their felt is made.

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The Missing Sense

The Missing Sense

Why our technology addiction makes us crave smells.

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20 Good News Stories You Didn’t Hear About

20 Good News Stories You Didn’t Hear About

There so much more to the world than what we're seeing online right now and we're so grateful to have discovered this post. So let's shake off the angst and take a moment to celebrate beautiful, inspiring, and extraordinary things and march forward fearlessly together towards progress!

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Mine Kafon - Saving Lives

Mine Kafon - Saving Lives

'Mine Kafon' is a "low-cost wind-powered mine detonator with the appearance of a giant, spiky-armed tumbleweed."

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VR merges gaming & exercise

VR merges gaming & exercise

ICAROS is a fitness machine that simulates flying and pairs with a VR headset to merge gaming and exercise.

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The Journey of Patchouli

The Journey of Patchouli

With a rich, earthy, woody, “wine” scent, patchouli has been a popular raw materials for fragrance since the beginning of time. Givaudan, one of the largest fragrance houses in the world, takes us on an olfactory encounter to Asia. Come with us.

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Life of an Artist in Charts

Life of an Artist in Charts

Mindy caught the last day of Andrew Kuo's show last night in the New York art district and was super touched by his work. We found this interview of him with The Fader to share a glimpse of Kuo's work with you. 

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Reverse of Volume

Reverse of Volume

In his “reverse of volume” installations, Onishi uses the simplest materials – translucent plastic sheeting, strings of black glue, and fishing line – to create monumental forms that resemble mountains or clouds floating in space.

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Growing A Jungle In My New York Apartment

Growing A Jungle In My New York Apartment

A model has created an oasis in the middle of New York City by cramming 500 plants into her apartment. Yep, we're into it ;-)

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Storytelling through VR

Storytelling through VR

Imagine leaving a stressful day behind and slipping into a magical forest of calming lights and sounds.

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Sensploration

Sensploration

People are hungry for experiences that stimulate their senses simultaneously. “The reality is, you cannot consider vision without also considering hearing; tasting without also thinking about smelling.”

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Flash Of Light

Flash Of Light

Mindy Yang and Michel Roudnitska on their olfactory art Installation for London's FutureFest.

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This company is building houses from old plastic

This company is building houses from old plastic

New Zealand-based inventor and engineer Peter Lewis wanted to give used plastic a permanent purpose.

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Inside Paris’ Secret Archive of Architectural Antiques

Inside Paris’ Secret Archive of Architectural Antiques

Hundreds of antique wood panels lie stacked against the walls of a glass-roofed warehouse just north of Paris’ Champs-Élysées. Beside them are shelves laden with cornices and sculptures.

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On Building New Worlds

On Building New Worlds

As the production designer on such seminal films as The Crow, Fight Club, and Minority Report, Alex McDowell created what he calls “future realities”—gathering real information from laboratories, corporations, architects, and urban planning to envision worlds that don’t yet exist but one day very well might. 

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This machine folds your laundry

This machine folds your laundry

FoldiMate makes the worst part about laundry a breeze. It fits right next to your washer and dryer and folds your clothes for you.

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Sound art imagines a different kind of zen garden

Sound art imagines a different kind of zen garden

Shanghai-born artist Jingying (Eric) Jiang developed the installation, Path, which lets users use perform classic raking movements with a sensor-enabled wooden rake.

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Classical Paintings as Part of Contemporary Life

Classical Paintings as Part of Contemporary Life

For his ongoing series “Art History in Contemporary Life,” Ukrainian artist Alexey Kondakov takes scenes and figures lifted from classical paintings and drops them into modern-day life.

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This reimagined wheelbarrow is revolutionary

This reimagined wheelbarrow is revolutionary

The Hippo Water Roller is used to gather water in developing countries. It was designed by two South Africans who grew up in rural areas.

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Every Noise at Once

Every Noise at Once

The story of music is the story of connections between genres and artists and eras. What does “mellow gold” sound like and how does it relate to r&b, rockabilly, and “pinoy alternative”? Discover and explore these musical relationships at Every Noise at Once by Glenn McDonald, a comprehensive map of every genre of music, including notable practitioners of each genre.

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How to make the smoke bomb?

How to make the smoke bomb?

One of the coolest tricks we know is this "smoke bomb": Fill an ice ball with smoke, only to smash it open over your cocktail. 

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In a World of Mixed Reality

In a World of Mixed Reality

Windows Holographic enables a world of mixed reality – where devices work together – regardless of whether they are developed for virtual reality, augmented reality, or anything in-between.

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On the Rise, Micro-Apartments

On the Rise, Micro-Apartments

All over the country (and world), micro-apartment developments are springing up. This micro-apartment is the future of city living.

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Covered in Hanging Gardens

Covered in Hanging Gardens

MIA Design Studio 's PURE SPA is a 15 room treatment center as part of Naman Retreat, located in Da Nang City, Vietnam.

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Apparition Grand Finale

Apparition Grand Finale

Dance meets technology. Klaus Obermaier & Ars Electronica Futurelab, featuring Rob Tannion.

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Solar Roads: Can Streets Become Giant Solar Panels?

Solar Roads: Can Streets Become Giant Solar Panels?

The sun's rays can hit some roads for up to 90 percent of the daylight hours, so companies in Europe and the U.S. are experimenting with building solar panels along or above roads. But are such projects worth the cost? In France one company is hoping to distinguish itself—and reduce costs—with solar panels that are laid directly on the pavement.

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Tiny rooms inside manholes in Italy

Tiny rooms inside manholes in Italy

Milan-based artist Biancoshock wants to raise awareness about this homeless hardship. In his latest installation, "Borderlife," he turned three abandoned manholes into small decorated rooms.

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This ‘living’ chandelier is a climate-goth masterpiece

This ‘living’ chandelier is a climate-goth masterpiece

Overgrown is a collection of chandeliers and candlesticks designed to look like relics from a "desolate, flooded world."

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Sou Fujimoto's Forest of Light

Sou Fujimoto's Forest of Light

In their fifth year exhibiting at Milan Design Week, Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto to create an immersive installation, named ‘Forest of Light’.

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This Artist Has Changed the Face of Barcelona

This Artist Has Changed the Face of Barcelona

Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada is a Cuban-American Contemporary Artist. Born in Cuba on February 5, 1966, and raised in the United States. He predominantly creates his work in urban spaces on a large scale.

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Master Your Brew

Master Your Brew

Add some spice to your coffee with 38 different coffee suggestions sure to change the way you appreciate your next brew.

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How the heart became ♥

How the heart became ♥

We use it to like Instagram photos and Tweets, but where did it come from?

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Magical houses, made of bamboo

Magical houses, made of bamboo

You've never seen buildings like this. The stunning bamboo homes built by Elora Hardy and her team in Bali twist, curve and surprise at every turn.

"We have had to invent our own rules," she says...

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This Color-Changing Cakes is Magic You Can Eat

This Color-Changing Cakes is Magic You Can Eat

So cool, we know. Color-changing cakes may be even better than the rainbow bagel trend... This technique is achieved by airbrushing the textured frosting from opposite directions, using different colors. If you feel up for the challenge, a tutorial is enclosed. So now, you can have your cake and eat it too!

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