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Yeah, but does it move me?

Matter and Form – the little 3D scanner for your desktop

3D printing is a lot of fun. If your 3D design game is on point, you can make a lot of really cool objects. There are a lot easy to us programs to help people build the things of their dreams. Still, it’s a little difficult to recreate from life. If the object you want to make already exists, why not just scan it in? The Matter and Form is a small scale 3D scanner for your design studio.


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NYPL Emoji Bot – revealing the archives, one tweet at a time

Bots have been online since people started crowding digital chatrooms. You’ve probably run into more than a few on Twitter and passed them by. The New York Public Library Emoji Bot is one you’ll jump at the chance to engage with. It trades pictures for emojis.


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Pressed Flower Phone Cases – add a bit of nature to your mobile

Our phones are attached to us, sometimes literally at the hip so it makes sense that we want to make them stand out from the crowd. If you’re looking for a case that’s pretty and screams your love of nature, check out these Pressed Flower Phone Cases.


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Zyp-Zyp – the minimalist tape dispenser?

Tape is handy. Mostly around the holidays but there are other uses. Hanging posters and notices for example. Most tape comes with a tape dispenser already included but if you look at that and think, “I’m not putting that disgusting piece of plastic junk on my work area” then Zyp-Zyp is that the tape dispenser you’ve been waiting for. A minimalist tape dispenser.


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Cloudlylight – let this cloud play your favorite song

A few years ago we showed you a smart cloud lamp that had speakers and would glow to give you a thunderstorm effect, right in your living room. It was popular but very, very expensive. Which is why we’re sharing the Cloudlylight a smart cloud lamp but for a fraction of the price.


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Lens Launcher – the all on the screen app launcher

Have you ever seen that person who has a million icons on their desktop? Just everything that they may ever access, all right there on their screen? Now you can do that for your phone. Lens Launcher is a different way of viewing your apps.


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but is it art? June 17, 2016 posted by

Empty Memory – the USB thumb drive that inspires existential thoughts

Before we even get into this, this is the least practical thing but it is so pretty and in the world of tech, function usually overtakes form but this is the perfect example of how we can all make technology beautiful and meaningful. The Empty Memory is the USB drive the symbolizes the act of storing.


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Empty Memory – the USB thumb drive that inspires existential thoughts
but is it art? June 8, 2016 posted by

Panasonic Echizen Lacquer Bladeless Air Generator Q – art or office supply, either way it’s super expensive

It’s hot and you’ve probably got a fan running at the very least. It’s probably some throw away plastic monstrosity that is an affront to beauty everywhere though. Why not upgrade that ugly thing to the Panasonic Echizen Lacquer Bladeless Air Generator Q, the most beautiful fan in the world.


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Panasonic Echizen Lacquer Bladeless Air Generator Q – art or office supply, either way it’s super expensive
but is it art? May 25, 2016 posted by

I-1 Camera – a seriously improved instant camera for photography lovers

Instant cameras were the THING to have back in like the 80s. Now, not so much of a thing because you can see every picture you take as soon as you snap it with your digital. Still, there’s something about the original instant cameras that’s very compelling. The I-1 Camera is the camera that combines best of the digital and instant worlds.


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I-1 Camera – a seriously improved instant camera for photography lovers
but is it art? April 26, 2016 posted by

Orcinus Orchestral Digital Grand Piano – classic sound, modern technology

There’s no denying that the sound from a well-kept grand piano can be beautiful. Rich and classic. Sometimes you want that same classic sound but more for this era. The Orcinus Orchestral Digital Grand Piano is the instrument that combines classic music with modern technology but you have to be rich to score one.


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but is it art? March 30, 2016 posted by

OpenToonz – free animation software from the greats [FREEWARE]

Cartoons are awesome and if you’ve ever wanted to animate one you’ve probably noticed that modern software is pretty expensive. Good news! The software that one of the best studios in the business uses is now open-source and free to users everywhere. OpenToonz is based on the same software that Studio Ghibli uses and it can be yours today.


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OpenToonz – free animation software from the greats [FREEWARE]