An iPhone Case for the Sharks and the Jets

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What’s the one thing your smartphone is missing? That’s right, a knife. The Adappt XT iPhone case (currently up for funding on Indiegogo) features a little flip-out tanto-style blade to solve that problem.

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At 1.5 inches you won’t be using it to fend off ninjas, but if you can get to your opponent before he breaks that bottle, you at least oughta be able to slow him down. And best of all, when the melee’s done you can grab your knife–that is, your phone!–and do the decent thing by calling an ambulance for your foe. Then you can use the Maps app to locate the nearest precinct, calculate which direction the cops will be coming from, and disappear in the other direction.

(In all seriousness, I should point out that the case is actually designed to be a multitool and contains a screwdriver, a series of hex-head cutouts and a bottle opener. Check it out here.)

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“Give it back, Bernardo. Unless you want to get ‘phoned.'”

See also: Iain Sinclair’s “Cardsharp” knife

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Ceramic Speaks in the Street by Daria Makarenko

Ceramic Speaks in the Street by Daria Makarenko
This stone used to be my heart

“Ceramic Speaks in the Street” is a series of street art by Russian artist Daria Makarenko where missing bricks or stones on a wall or panels absent from pavement are replaced by bricks/stones/slabs with thoughts and phrases. The idea was to take an architectural item from an urban space and replace it with something thought provoking that can communicate between the artist and the viewer.

Ceramic Speaks in the Street by Daria Makarenko
Silence also keeps a message
No need to break it

Each expression gives the passersby something to ponder and to interpret in their own way.

Ceramic Speaks in the Street by Daria Makarenko
My small bamboo boat grew up and became an icebreaker

Ceramic Speaks in the Street by Daria Makarenko
It’s a stone! Not a chocolate bar!

Ceramic Speaks in the Street by Daria Makarenko
I was writing a fairy tale but it turned to be an absurd drama

Ceramic Speaks in the Street by Daria Makarenko
The world is full of walls

Ceramic Speaks in the Street by Daria Makarenko
It is time to spit out a chewing gum and say something

Ceramic Speaks in the Street by Daria Makarenko
Just pass by: nothing serious but exaltation

Ceramic Speaks in the Street by Daria Makarenko
True geniuses were never afraid of banalities

Ceramic Speaks in the Street by Daria Makarenko
Never saw anyone kissing at this spot…

The project’s pieces were located throughout the streets of Stockholm, Sweden from 2011-2012.


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eton FRX3 solar-powered AM/FM/weather alert radio


the compact solar-powered radio features a variety of functions that make it perfect for traveling on-the-go, camping or any situation that leaves users stranded without charge.
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Centro de Recepción de Visitantes, Atapuerca by a3gm + Mata y asociados


A perforated metal box encases the concrete visitor centre for the Atapuerca archaeological site in northern Spain by architects a3gm and Mata y asociados (+ slideshow). (more…)

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Inside Out Furniture by Minale-Maeda

Inside Out Furniture by Minale Maeda

The Rotterdam-based duo Minale-Maeda created a collection of furniture designs that are completely downloadable – meaning you download the instructions and can get to work building them yourself. The Inside Out Furniture is a way of redefining how we, as consumers, have access to furniture.

Inside Out Furniture by Minale Maeda

Instead of the manufacturing, transportation, and other costs involved in mass production, the line offers an alternative and cost effective solution to good design. The company also flipped the design inside out by featuring the structural elements and unfinished wood on the outside and the usual color or finishing on the inside.

Inside Out Furniture by Minale Maeda

The hardware is 3D printed, which often times can be done locally. It also makes it easier to adjust the furniture pieces to the size you need.

Inside Out Furniture by Minale Maeda

Inside Out Furniture by Minale Maeda

Inside Out Furniture by Minale Maeda

Inside Out Furniture by Minale Maeda

Inside Out Furniture by Minale Maeda

Inside Out Furniture by Minale Maeda

Inside Out Furniture by Minale Maeda

Inside Out Furniture by Minale Maeda

Photos by Marit Kramer.


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