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Fondoodler – the hot cheese gun

Sometimes you see a product and don’t know how long you survived without having it in your life. The Fondoodler is that product for me. If you like crafting and food and want to put them together, the Fondoodler will combine your dreams into a delicious reality.


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Art of ATARI – all your favorite classic game covers in one place

So, in 2016, the art on our game boxes is generally just grabbed from the game. There’s no real difference between what we see on the package and what we interact with on the disc (and if there is, that’s generally a problem). That wasn’t always the case, back in the day you had to imagine what the characters looked like, based on the box. Art of ATARI is the book that collects all that iconic art into one place.


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SprayPrinter – the app enabled spray paint can

Art speaks to the soul. Whether graffiti is art and does the same is up for debate in many circles. That being said, SprayPrinter lets you use spray paint, the graffiti artists’ choice since forever, to create pixel perfect art, even if you have no artistic bones in your body.


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Video Game History Foundation – games aren’t just fun, they’re art

We don’t think about video games and their place in history as much more than nostalgia machines. But they’re more than that, they playable creative expressions and we’re losing them to the sands of time. The Video Game History Foundation is the organization that wants to save them.


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Color Muse – find the perfect shade with this gadget

Color matching is so important. You don’t want to buy a shirt thinking it goes with a pair of shoes or a tie perfectly only to find out that you were super, duper wrong. The Color Muse scans objects so that you identify the shade for all your shopping needs.


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Sisyphus Kinetic Art Table – you won’t want to put your coffee on this piece of furniture

End and coffee tables are really useful things to have but generally people don’t see them as more than a place to put your coffee down on. The Sisyphus Kinetic Art Table is one you won’t want to clutter with books and drinks because it is an ever changing thing of beauty.


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Magic Video – use your phone to make the A-Ha cover of your dreams

You may not be a YouTube star but chances are, you’ve messed around with your phone’s video camera once or twice. Even if you’re not going to turn into a great director, you can still have some fun making short movies. Magic Video is the new video editing app that adds effects to your phone’s captured movies.


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DotsPen – stippling without the work

You’ve likely seen art that it is created with a variety of dots. From far away, it looks like it’s one connected piece but up close, it’s a tiny bunch of dots. If you’re not known for your tight artistic skill, don’t worry, there’s a pen that will do it for you. DotsPen makes the stippling for you.


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but is it art? September 23, 2016 posted by

Mushroom Lamp – get more “natural” lighting

We’re losing touch with the natural world and if you live in an urban area, you might go weeks without seeing more than a patch of dusty grass and a tree struggling to grow in its too small concrete plot. If you can’t make a trip to the forest, remind yourself that there is a world full of life beyond the concrete with the Mushroom Lamp.


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Fibonacci Clock – is it a clock or an art piece?

We don’t really need to keep clocks on the wall to tell time any more thanks to smartphones and computers. That doesn’t mean we stop hanging clocks, it just means we’re free to make them into things of beauty. Whether you’re a math super freak or a true blue art lover, the Fibonacci Clock is the clock for you.


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BLOKDUST – design your own music for free with this website

Making music and playing with sound is traditionally thought of as something you do in a physical space. Thanks to the wonders of technology and the slow blurring of it with art, now you can play around with sound right on your web browser. BLOKDUST is a browser based sound creation tool.


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Design Out Loud Cardboard Speakers – DIY mobile speakers for the artistically inclined

We like DIY projects that let you really explore your creative side which is why these Design Out Loud Cardboard Speakers appeal to us. This kit includes everything you need to make two small, one of a kind speakers for all your listening needs.


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Living Art Collection – your personal ocean right at your desk

Living by the ocean can have a calming effect on people, that’s why beachside property is so expensive! If you can’t afford that or maybe sand on ALL THE THINGS isn’t exactly your cup of tea, then the Living Art Collection will bring a little taste of sea life, right to your desk.


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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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