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You know how magazines get criticized for editing their photos? Now, without Photoshop, you can do the same. This new app will help crop out photobombers from your pictures. It’s quick, clean and free. Free

Posted in Tech on July 25th 2014 comments
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SOTO POCKET TORCH

Now here is something different, the Soto Pocket Torch, turns any rectangular 50-cent disposable lighter into a wind-resistant torch. The Pocket Torch uses the disposable lighter´s fuel and produces a blue flame that will reach temperatures up to 1300°C (approx. 2,300 °F). Oh, and the disposable lighter increases it lifespan by 60% when used with the Pocket Torch. $20

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LISHINU DOG LEASH

Face it — retractable leashes suck — they’re hard to use, with inconvenient buttons, and they’re uncomfortable for dogs, letting them pull out the line until they choke themselves. But it doesn’t have to be that way. The Lishinu Dog Leash is the evolution of the retractable leash: you wear it on your wrist, freeing up your hands, while its button-less design lets you use natural motion to automatically lock the lead. Available in a range of attractive colors, it’s compact, durable, and great looking. And with a handle-like extension on the collar, you can get a handle on your dog in crowded spaces where it doesn’t make sense to let them loose.

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LEGO ARCHITECTURE TREVI FOUNTAIN

LEGO got everyone excited after unveiling the official Batmobile Tumbler kit, and now they plan on adding another set to the longstanding LEGO Architecture series. Say hello to the LEGO Architecture Trevi Fountain.

This iconic structure is located Rome, Italy and was designed by Nicola Salvi while sculptor Pietro Bracci built it. “Fontana di Trevi “took three decades to complete, and unfortunately Bracci didn’t finish construction until 1762. Seeing that Salvi passed away in 1751, the Italian architect never got to see the completed project – which still stands over 250 years later. The LEGO replica features some stunning details which include the statues of Ocean, Abundance and Health, along with those beautiful translucent bricks to mimic the look of falling water. This particular set features 731 pieces, and is set to be released on August 1st with a sticker price of $49.99.

Posted in Design on July 24th 2014 comments
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NORTHWEST PASSAGE CRUISE

In case you’ve forgotten your middle school geography, the Northwest Passage is a route through the Arctic Ocean that connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans — and now, over 100 years after it was first navigated, you can live the excitement of this trip on a Crystal Northwest Passage Cruise. This 32-day excursion will see you sailing past fjords, glaciers, and rare wildlife, while stopping at ports-of-call that include Kodiak, Alaska, Nuuk, Greenland, Bar Harbor, Maine, and New York City. It’s certainly not cheap at $20,000 per person, but that’s a small price to pay to be among the first to make the trip.

Posted in Ride on July 24th 2014 comments
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Hermès Window Display by Zim and Zou

An impressive Hermès Window Display by French artists  Zim and Zou. This time it’s a Fox Den made entirely of paper – with a fox made of leather – for the luxury brand’s Barcelona store. The display serves as a backdrop for Hermès products such as porcelain tableware, leather desk accessories, briefcase, shoes, hat, belts, watches, silk scarves and ties. The installation includes three dimensional paper crafted furniture, picture frames, cuckoo clock, window and curtains, shelves, stool and even a rug. The fox, perched upon the stool, is beautifully executed out of leather. Continue reading

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OD-11 Cloud Speaker

Bringing classic electronics into the modern era isn’t always easy, but the OD-11 Cloud Speaker does so with elegance and class. Based on the original Carlsson OD-11 from 1974, this deceptively simple, roughly 10 inch cube features built-in Wi-Fi, an integrated 100W amplifier, a single woofer, and a single tweeter, all of which combine for terrific sound in nearly any room. The remote communicates with the box via Bluetooth 4, and features a magnet on the back so you can stick it anywhere you find handy. With 3.5mm and optical inputs for other audio sources and the ability to be used in pairs for left/right separation, it’s a great choice for minimalist interiors. $900

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House of the Infinite

On a marvelous place like a piece of earthly paradise, at Cádiz, Spanish architect Alberto Campo Baeza has built the ‘House of the Infinite‘. At the very edge of the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, where the sea unites the new and the old continent, emerges a stone platform. There Alberto Campo Baeza erected the house as if it were a jetty facing out to sea. A house that is a podium crowned by an upper horizontal plane. On this resoundingly horizontal plane, bare and denuded, we face out to the distant horizon traced by the sea where the sun goes down. Continue reading

Posted in Design on July 23rd 2014 comments
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SKY TOWER FREEFALL

Apparently adrenaline junkies weren’t content with the current offering of heart pounding attractions on the market, and have decided to open up the Sky Tower.

Located in Tivoli Friheden in Denmark, this terrifying attraction takes thrill seekers 100 feet above the ground, and drops them into a straight free fall. That’s right – no bungee cords. Strap on a helmet and a harness, and prepare to plunge. You will hang from the safety rope for just a few moments (at this time your heart is about ready to jump right out of your chest) before being released. You’ll be traveling at 55 miles per hour, your life flashing before your eyes, with nothing but a net to catch you at the bottom.

Posted in Ride on July 23rd 2014 comments
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