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Iota Playing Cards | By Joe Doucet

How minimal can a design be and still function as a playable and attractive deck of cards? The answer is IOTA, by New York-based designer Joe Doucet, a beautiful deck of playing cards printed with simplified geometric symbols and minimal lines. Joe dallies with the idea of how much you can take away from the typical overdressed kings and queens and oversized hearts and spades while still maintaining a playable deck. The result is an elegant, contemporary and light-filled decor.



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UPCYCLE FETISH | BIKE RACKS | Image

UPCYCLE FETISH | BIKE RACKS

Austrian designer Andreas Scheiger creates these very cool "Hunting Trophies" made from recycled bicycle parts that can then be used as hanging racks for your bicycle. "Upcycle Fetish" combines old parts like bike saddles and handlebars to create bull head shapes that are both functional and quirky racks. Very creative! via...
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SOTO POCKET TORCH

Now here is something different, the Soto Pocket Torch, turns any rectangular 50-cent disposable lighter into a wind-resistant torch. The Pocket Torch uses the disposable lighter´s fuel and produces a blue flame that will reach temperatures up to 1300°C (approx. 2,300 °F). Oh, and the disposable lighter increases it lifespan by 60% when used with the Pocket Torch. watch the video...
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SPRUCE STOVE

The Spruce Stove was created by Dutch designers Roel de Boer and Michiel Martens. The unique stove is a new approach to burning wood, it burns one long log, a bit at a time. Simply rest the tree trunk on the wheeled stand and gently push it into the cylindrical stove, the experience lasts as long as the trunk. A camera-aperture-like opening is closed around it. This would definitely look cool in a big open space industrial apartment. via...
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