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Yeah, but does it move me?

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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Mushroom Lamp – get more “natural” lighting

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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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