Innovative Ideas


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Check out these clever innovations that everyone should know about. Some of them already exist in certain parts of the world whereas others are concept ideas hoping to go into production.  One amazing one has got to be the red/green signs for parking garages since it can be very frustrating to think you got a space and then you see the little motorcycle or smart car park in it.

Fun caution signs shaped like slippery bananas.

Trash cans where you can slam dunk your trash.

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Machines where you can pick your own 6-pack.

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Batteries you can charge via USB.

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Find them here: USB rechargeable batteries

 

OMG. A huge slide instead of using the steps.

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Car parks that show if a space is free or taken by using red and green lights.

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A coaster that uses hot or cold drinks to charge your device.

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Headphones that will never tangle!

anti-tangle zip up earphones

 

A vending machine that bakes fresh pizza.

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Benches that you can rotate using the handle so you can sit on a dry area if it has rained.

Benches that turn

 

A folding bike helmet. A great feature for storing when it’s not in use.

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An outlet that is also an extension cable.

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An outlet that has USB sockets.

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Find it here: Wall plug and USB outlet

 

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A mug that catches drips with a simple groove in the middle.

drip catching mug

 

Screens in the toilet cubicles so you don’t miss any of the action while at the movies. Awesome!

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A hairbrush with a removable piece to allow easy cleaning.

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Space saving bike racks that don’t take up any sidewalk when they’re not in use.

space saving bike racks

 

A backpack with a built-in hoodie.

hoodie backpack

 

A segway vacuum cleaner to make life easier!

segway vacuum cleaner

 

A plastic device that will lift your Potato chips out of the tub.

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A train ticket machine where you can pay with water bottles. Recycling at it’s finest!

recycling train ticket machine

 

A water fountain that lets you fill up bottles too.

water bottle fountain machine

 

A solar powered phone charger.

solar powered charger

 

This Tile has a tracking device that you sync with an IOS app so if you ever lose your keys you can locate them.

key tile

 

A movie theater with giant bean bags for chairs.

bean bag cinema

Creative Ideas That Will Make Your House Cool


1. Wall that becomes a dining table

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via: freshhome.com

2. Drawer-stairs

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via: boredpanda.com

3. Lowered living room conversation pit

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via: homekulo.info

4. Cat-hammock table

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via: eandy.com

5. Drawers hidden unter the stairwell

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via: boredpanda.com

6. Basement glass pool

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via: caandesign.com

7. Indoor hammock

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via: jeremyperson.com

8. Aquarium Shower

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via: dornob.com

9. Window sill reading nook

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via: homedsgn.com

10. Two-level hot tub

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via: aqua-saar.de

11. Underground spiral wine cellar

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via: droold.com

12. Living room pool

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via: dornob.com

13. Slide beside the stairs

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via: demilked.com

14. Secret passage bookshelves

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via: bookriot.com

15. Suspended bed with skylight

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via: jjlocations.com

16. Aquarium coffee table

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via: droold.com

17. Vacuum baseboards

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via: aerusvacuums.com

18. Indoor slide to the pool

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via: curbed.com

19. Beer light fixtures

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via: pinterest.com

20. Stackable fridge (if you have roommates)

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via: yankodesign.com

Reflected Sunsets Through Shattered Mirrors


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New York-based photographer Bing Wright has created a stunning series of images that capture the reflections of beautiful sunsets in broken mirrors.

The method behind his Broken Mirror/Evening Sky series is brilliant in its simplicity. The black lines in the shattered mirrors distort the sunset while retaining all of its splendorous color, making them seem like stained glass windows from a cathedral built by an alien race. According to Bing, the images were created in his studio by projecting his sunset photos at broken mirrors that were angled towards the projection. That way, when he captured the shot, it made it look like he had snapped the photograph through broken glass.
Apparently Wright isn’t aware of the whole bad luck aspect of breaking mirrors, because he broke “a lot” in order to get 16 break patterns good enough to use for the final images. Here are the remaining images from the collection:

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Foods In All Their Colors.


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Photographer and food enthusiast Brittany Wright sets up intricate culinary still lifes that focus primarily on the differentiation of fruits’ and vegetables’ coloration. Wright captures a rainbow of colors in foods ranging from heaps of apples to carrots plucked freshly from the earth. Each photograph focuses on the produce against a stark white background, a way to display the food’s vibrant shades without distraction.

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The Seattle-based photographer is fascinated by capturing the aging process of vegetable and fruits, displaying the variety of forms each piece takes during ripening and decay. Wright even includes fruit harvested from her own backyard, photographing raspberries both plump and shriveled.  Wright’s client list is diverse, including brands Dry Soda and Samsung as well as (appropriately) several farms. You can see more colorful gradients and food-based imagery on Wright’s Instagram.

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via Junk Culture

Biggie Smalls x Star Wars?


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The brand new Star Wars is being released TONIGHT. Recently, a mixtape created by Richie Branson and Solar Slim merges music from the sci-fi series with some of The Notorious B.I.G.’s most popular tracks. John Williams’ orchestrations are interwoven with Biggie’s raps and are laced with some punchy boom bap and 808 drums.  Check out ‘Life After Death Star’.

The Sexiest Toyota You Will Ever See.


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The Toyota FT-1 concept is a pure performance, track-focused sports car model created by CALTY Design Research, Toyota’s North American Design branch.  The FT-1 concept is a symbol that captures elements of the emotion and energy we can expect to see in future Toyota vehicles designs.  Its design is heavily influenced by Toyota’s long sports car tradition that includes vehicles such as 2000GT, Celica, Supra & most recently, FT-86.

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The news about Toyota and BMW building cars together isn’t new, as the two companies finalized the partnership in January of 2013, but thanks to the Nikkei Asian Review, we’ve got some rumors as to what the two companies have been working on. Those plans revolve around the next-generation BMW Z4 and a revival of the famed Toyota Supra… aka the Toyota FT1.

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‘Concussion’: Spoiler Free Review.


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Will Smith will always be known as an acting juggernaut, more than capable of bringing in a crowd regardless of the film.  Some of his ventures have been hit or miss (Winter’s Tale, Jersey Girl, Legend of Bagger Vance) but over all, he’s capable of playing incredibly memorable, and powerful characters, and ‘Concussion’ continues that tradition.  Dr. Bennet Omalu discovered a connection between football injuries and brain damage in the early 2000’s, and was met with an incredible amount of resistance by both scientists and the NLF.  From the opening scene of the film when Bennet Omalu lists off his academic accolades, the entire movie theater was impressed.  And Will Smith does a great job filling the shoes of a brilliant doctor.

The most notable factor about the character of Dr. Omalu is his Nigerian accent.  Accents haven’t been Will Smith’s strongest suit (After Earth for example), but even though his accent in ‘Concussion’ does waver in and out, it’s not enough to take you out of the film… (like in After Earth).  Oddly enough the accents are one of the only weak points of the film.  Alec Baldwin’s Dr. Julian Bailes has an odd wavering southern accent at certain parts of his sentences, and the rest seems like regular Baldwin.  This however is NOT to discredit his incredible acting in the film.  After 30 Rock, Baldwin can be hard to take seriously because of the show playing his dry, straight faced humor as his strongest card.  ‘Mission Impossible: Rouge Nation’ is filled with seriously played lines from Baldwin that the audience took as a joke because it sounded like a 30 Rock line.  ‘Concussion’ however jumps this hurdle, and Baldwin’s character Bailes comes across as a deeply conflicted, emotionally dignified character who belongs on screen next to Smith.

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw (who was amazing in Under The Lights) plays Prema Mutiso, Omalu’s room mate/love interest.  To her credit, she does very well with what she’s given, her acting is superb, and every motivational speech, or heart breaking moment she goes through feels real, and substantial.  That being said, Prema is a nurse dating a doctor, and didn’t seem to lend much help to the medical plot points of the film.  At certain points in the movie it was almost as if she was there simply to have things explained to her, so that the audience would understand.  Case in point: when Will Smith demonstrates a brain in a skull by showing her a peach in a jar half filled with water, and shakes it around.  (She’s a nurse, I’m fairly certain she knows how a concussion works.) 

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As for the film itself, there are a few more humorous moments than one would expect from a film with such serious subject matter.  There are many deliberately awkward moments between Omalu and any of the other characters that serve as good humor, and the film balances this well with darker moments that even drew a few gasps from the crowd.  ‘Concussion’ has a unique way of making its point using real NLF footage.  Even from the opening monologue from “Iron Mike Webster” (played brilliantly by David Morse) the movie intercuts with highlight reels, and gives the film a much more visceral feel.  There are even moments of police footage that are used to astonishing effect.  Smith’s character even uses dialog to illustrate his point in graphic manor, describing men “being hit in the head with sledge hammers” or “pouring wet concrete down a sink” relative to choking a brain.

The overall writing in the film is also superb, and doesn’t seek to demonize the NLF, but simply demonstrate that certain individuals within its ranks would do whatever it took to keep the league unshakeable.  There are lines like “You’re going to war with a corporation that owns a day of the WEEK… The same one that the Church used to own.” that demonstrate the gravity of Omalu’s plight.  Omalu even has a few very stirring lines of his own, including the now famous trailer scene “When I was a boy, Heaven was here, and America was here [just below]” (which I’ve read was an actual quote from the real Dr. Omalu).

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All in all, the film comes from a great true story about helping people, and not being afraid to speak the truth.  The conclusion of the film may not be as satisfying as some movie-goers may want, however, it’s the way things work when it comes to real life.  ‘Concussion is very well written, and treats its characters like real people.  There is no general antagonist just counting money in the NLF offices doing evil things to keep people down, every character seems conflicted in their motivations, and has reason for feelings the way they feel.  The doctors, and scientists especially, rely on facts and evidence before making decisions, and sometimes even state that although they may dislike Omalu, and his reasoning, or his motivations, they cannot deny the scientific evidence… which is the way REAL scientists behave.

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The emotional moments in the film (especially a break down, beautifully acted by Will Smith) all have weight, and resonate with the audience.  Some cast members shine brighter than others however. On the high scale, David Morse as Mike Webster was shockingly strong, and on the other hand Luke Wilson as the NLF commissioner was barely even in the film.  ANY person with hair could have played that role.  There are one or two scenes that may not fit into the film, like an awkward club scene that was just there to give Nina Sky some more royalties, but as a whole, ‘Concussion’ delivers as a heartwarming story of a person who will not stand for letting the truth be unheard.  I definitely recommend it this christmas.

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