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Rinser Toothbrush

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Inventor Scott Amron is at it again, this time turning tap water into a fountain for rinsing after brushing.

No disposable cups to buy or throw away. No glass to wash or take up counter space. No changing hands to cup water. And, no more putting your head in the sink. Just aim the fountain where you want the water to be.

You can pre-order for a presage price of $22 here.

Related: Heatswell, Split Ring Key and New Soap, Old Bottle

Swap-O-Matic

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This brilliant experiment was created by Parsons School of Design student Lina Fenequito.

The Swap-O-Matic vending machine is designed for user to give, take, or swap anything that fits inside the compartments. People have traded items like original art, poems, clothing, metro cards, etc

The Swap-O-Matic recognizes that there is a thrill in getting things. The vending machine satisfies our desires for instant gratification, but it co-ops it and re-appropriates it to something that is a more sustainable method of acquisition, which is through swapping and trading,” said Fenequito…

To use the machine, one simply has to enter their e-mail address on the screen and choose whether they would like to donate, receive, or swap an item. Since none of the items in the machine is assigned a value, all item transactions work on a credit system. As a new user, you’re given three credits to begin with. A credit is earned each time you donate an item and it costs one credit to receive something. Swapping an item in the machine for something that you’ve brought doesn’t require any credits.

Feels totally in the zeitgeist right now and sparks some very powerful and interesting conversation about sharing and consumerism. Via BB

Bowden and Sheffield iPad Cases

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The Bowden and Sheffield are minimalist, hand crafted cases for the iPad. Available in leather and wool felt options. You can support independent craftsmen like Levi and Eric, student designers from Canada and Idaho who are running the campaign to get these made.

$15,012 of the $20,000 goal has been donated, but there is only 3 days to go. Good luck guys!

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iGet.it Popup Shop

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iGet.it is an online members-only community offering designer products hand-picked by renowned international curators.  But now they’re coming to NYC.

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This coming weekend they’re having a Popup shop at Terminal Stores and The Tunnel, located at West 28th street and 11th Avenue.

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Stop by for products by Busso, scarves by Shonquis Moreno (big fan), Milk Stools by Alissia Melka-Teichroew and much more.

Fake Rolex by Shelter Serra

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In his own words:

“I designed and created the Fake Rolex as a homage to the ultimate watch of status, The Rolex Submariner. Made in a limited edition, from the highest grade silicone available, this fashionable item is now available for all to enjoy and appreciate.”

The Fake Rolex is available for $40 in Black and White, limited to 150 pieces.

Pie Charts of… Pies.

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A collection of pie charts depicting the ingredients in thirteen delectable pies. Data meets design meets delicious. $17 from Pop Chart Lab in Brooklyn.

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Each print is signed and numbered by the artists from a first edition of 500.

Using 100 lb. archival recycled stock certified by The Forest Stewardship Council, this print is produced with vegetable-based inks in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Fear.Less: Daniel Ting & Jordan Metcalf

Fear.Less is a collaborative project between Daniel Ting Chong & Jordan Metcalf. The objects are all representative of weapons/items used in acts of crime in South Africa, both by criminal and the law. More pictures here (and a few of my favorites below).

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The objects seek to playfully examine the place of fear and crime in South Africa context, framing our obsession with violence and the casual paranoia we all seem to suffer from. By scaling the objects and turning them into artworks, the artists aim to re-contextualise the place these items hold in our everyday lives.

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