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A simple piece of software got us through the dark ages of computing before the Internet allowed us to waste company time more effectively. Now you can reconnect with this old friend on the other side of the computer screen. Solitaire.exe is a physical pixel-for-pixel recreation of the popular computer card game included in the Windows 98 operating system.

They were made in an edition of 500 for The Cooper-Hewitt, now sold out.

The original Microsoft Solitaire card faces were designed by Susan Kare for Windows 3.0 in 1990. The beach scene card back was designed by Leslie Kooy. The original developer of the game itself (called Sol.exe) is Wes Cherry. Used with permission from Microsoft.

Swifty Scooters

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Fun! Scooters are not just for kids.

Swifty Scooters’ aim is simply to produce the best, folding adult kick scooters in the world. Through the power of design innovation and British engineering Swifty Scooters demonstrates a 21st century relevance to urban mobility.

In celebration of its first anniversary, Swifty Scooters will unveil its autumn / winter colour collection and announce further collaborations with The Conran Shop and Paul Smith. Swifty Scooters was founded in Manchester by husband and wife team Jason and Camilla Iftakhar who met whilst studying at the Royal College of Art.

Rolls Royce Lego Engine

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Rolls Royce has created the world’s first jet engine made from LEGO bricks. Oh yes, yes they did.

The LEGO engine is a half-size replica of the ‘Rolls Royce Trent 1000’, which powers the Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplane model.

The jet engine is made of more than 150,000 LEGO pieces, and was constructed over a period of 8 weeks by hand.

The company decided to make the LEGO jet engine for children to more easily connect with it (as they know what LEGO is) and hope to interest them.

More info over at Design Taxi.

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.

Puma Blackout

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Lovely table tennis table by Puma. Available in the Conran Shop for $1900. Designed by the genius team at Aruliden.

The overall graphic impact, evoked through the distinctive silhouette and angular black ash wood legs, add the sophistication of furniture to an iconic game often overlooked and undervalued. BLACKOUT elevates the former basement novelty to the conversation piece in any environment, allowing those late night hours to happen beyond the local dive bar to our favorite social spaces.

Rice Cube

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I wasn’t planning on posting this– until I watched the video. One word: Awesome!

The Rice Cube can make sushi in seconds. Head over and check out the video. Even a three year old could use it.

Obliteration Room

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Pictures from 82-year-old Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama new exhibit at the Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane, Australia called ‘Obliteration Room.’

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Start with a stark-white room then let kids armed with thousands of colored stickers go crazy on it. The result is a rainbow of insanity.

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More pictures over at The Denver Egotist, thanks Keleigh!

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