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“Here’s to the crazy ones.
The misfits. The rebels.
The trouble-makers.
The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently.
They’re not fond of rules,
and they have no respect for the status-quo.
You can quote them, disagree with them,
glorify, or vilify them.
But the only thing
you can’t do is ignore them.
Because they change things.
They push the human race forward.
And while some may see them as the crazy ones,
we see genius.
Because the people who are crazy enough
to think they can change the world,
are the ones who do.”

— Apple

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Assembly Studio: APFEL

A beautiful interior space designed by Assembly Studio for design studio APFEL.

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Fuck the Rain Umbrella

Fuck the Rain Umbrella

Designed by Anton Schnaider, this has to be the ultimate umbrella for those, like me, who are fed up with the excessive rain we have been having lately here in good old Blighty.

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Bruno Sebastia: Vision Hunting

Cool editorial from photographer Bruno Sebastia.

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The World's Smallest Snowman

The World's Smallest Snowman

At just 0.01 mm across, The World’s Smallest Snowman, created by the National Physical Laboratory, is one fifth of the width of the average human hair. It is made of two tiny tin beads that are usually used to calibrate electron microscope lenses.

Via Daily Icon.

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Yulia

Love the processing on these stunning self-portraits from Yulia.

Yulia

Yulia

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Universe Ring

To22 created something nearly perfect. A continuous ring, delicately proportioned, beautifully polished and seemingly flawless. There is only one tiny imperfection. A speck, no larger than a piece of dust.

Universe Ring

At a glance, it is barely noticeable. Upon close examination, it appears intentional and more clearly defined. Only magnification reveals the actual object set within the miniature interior.

Universe Ring

It is a model of the known universe. Inspired by the writing of Stephen Hawking and loosely based on the anthropic theory, it puts our daily pursuits into perspective and reminds us that we are always a part of something bigger.

Via NOTCOT.

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Tap Water™

The plastic water bottle has become a symbol of our disposable culture at its most thoughtless. Plastic water bottles, even when disposed of correctly, end up in landfills, outlasting their usefulness by centuries. Re-use is the most significant environmental impact we can make.

It’s also a fact that bottled water wastes our natural resources. It can take up to five litres of water to make just one litre of bottled water. Bottling water also accounts for approximately 2.5 percent of the world’s oil consumption; about 1.5 million barrels of oil per year – that’s enough to power 100,000 cars for a year.  And this is not including the fossil fuels used to transporting the water across the world.  All this, when a safer, cheaper option flows from the taps we use every day.

Tap Water™

In response to this and the growing demand for safe refillable water bottles, Racquel Youtzy from Canada has come up with Tap Water™ – a stylish reusable glass bottle with a modern clean design, retro flip cap and the words ‘tap water’ in large crisp white lettering so there is no confusion as to what the user is drinking. Intended to be filled with filtered water from the tap, each bottle carries a cheeky message reminding the user why tap water offers a more sustainable alternative to expensive bottled water and why plastic bottles are bad:

“About that fancy bottled water that came from France… it’s pretty much the same thing that comes out of your tap when you wash your hands after peeing, only with less minerals.  Minerals your body needs.  The major difference?  That French stuff came here on a boat.  A boat that didn’t need to travel thousands of miles to bring you french tap water in a plastic bottle that will end up in a landfill that does need any more plastic bottles. Not so fancy.”

Via The Dieline.

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Family

Family

Nice work from design studio Family.

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Ros Myers

Ros Myers

Ros Myers

Spooks‘ MI5 agent Ros Myers is the best female character on TV. Fact.

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