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Contortionist folding bike

The Contortionist is a sleek folding bike with pivots in its aluminium frame and a lockable universal joint in the front fork, enabling it to roll up to an ultra-compact size that fits within the width of its 26 inch wheels.

Contortionist folding bike

The designer, Royal College of Art student, Dominic Hargreaves decided to eschew messy chains for this bike and opted instead for an internal hydraulic system that uses oil pumped through tubes in the frame to spin the back wheel.

You can watch a video of the bicycle in action, here.

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Oscar Diaz - RGB Vases

The RGB Vases of Oscar Diaz work as a three dimensional pixel where the RGB colours overlap to create a specific colour which appears only once the vases are nested.

Oscar Diaz - RGB Vases

A computer is used to calculate the exact amount of pigment that each vase must have in order to achieve the desired colour — in this case purple (P242). When the three vases are nested, the light passes through and mixes the three colours so that the purple becomes evident.

The RGB vases will be exhibited as part of Eyes on Spanish Design, an exhibition about emerging Spanish designers, organised by the ICEX together with the DDI, which will take place at 100% Design during the London Design Festival next September.

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Big Chill Beach Cruiser fridge

Big Chill retro fridges combine the iconic look of a 50’s style vintage refrigerator with the amenities of contemporary appliances. I particularly like the Beach Cruiser series shown above.

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Anvia lamp

How cool is this Anvia ceiling mounted industrial swing arm lamp from the 1950′s. White metal shade with black segmented arm mounted on the ceiling. Can be extended, swung and turned in any directions.

Anvia lamp

Anvia lamp

Just one of many cool vintage design items to be found at Furniture Love.

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Trees and branches as decor

Some neat examples over on Remodelista, of tree’s and branches used as interior accessories, highlighting that bringing a tree into the house needn’t necessarily be just for Christmas.

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Built Hoodie Camera Case

The Hoodie Camera Case, from US design firm Built is a cool little holdall for your digital camera with unique hoodie fold over design.

Built Hoodie Camera Case

The cases have a hard EVA back to provide extra screen protection, and the casing is made from neoprene, giving a soft cushion cover to your camera. 

The fabric is stretchable so that it can accommodate various camera designs and also fits iPhones and iPods.  There is a hidden pocket at the back, perfect for storing extra memory cards or batteries and easy to carry with wrist/belt strap.

Available in the UK from Soulful Toaster.

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Clearaudio Emotion SE Turntable

Clearaudio has released a new version of its Emotion turntable called the Emotion SE featuring a 0.8″ thick acrylic chassis, 1.1″ precision machined GS-PMMA acrylic platter, high-mass motor damping base and an aluminum arm base.

Priced at a stonking £1790, it sure is a beautiful thing.

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Simplicitas Toiletry Bag

This rigid, super-light toiletry bag from Simplicitas in Sweden provides a handy tote for all your travel essentials. When you get to your location, open the case and it stacks to provide easy access to the contents. The elastic cord which normally secures the two halves together can also be used to suspend the case in the shower.  Genius.

Via Acquire.

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Brooks Barbican Shoulder Bag

The Barbican Shoulder Bag, from leather saddle manufacturers, Brooks, has a unique belt arrangement, integral to the shoulder strap, which can be secured around the waist whilst you ride.

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Metallic Qee

Feeling much love for the new 2.5″ Qee Metallic Series Collection from TOY2R.

Metallic Qee

Via Highsnobiety.

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