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The Nokia E63: Goin’ Plastic

Nokia has formally launched its latest handheld device, the E63, as a budget alternative to the E71 and a competitor to RIM’s Blackberry. The E63 sports a 3.5mm audio port, a two megapixel camera with LED flash in addition to a microSD card slot for extra storage and a redesigned QWERTY keyboard with a smaller space bar and some extra ...

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Warning: Choking Hazard Chair

I’m no stranger to furniture made from recyclables. After all, I write about it all the time and I just so happen to sit on my ass for the same duration. Upon seeing Ryan Frank’s design, pictured above, I immediately thought of how comfortable it would be to pass gas while sitting in it. Well, more comfortable than doing so ...

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DIY: A Water Bottle Chandelier

When you’re in the market for a new chandelier to decorate your home, style is everything. Sometimes style is outweighed by design, which is the case with this water bottle chandelier designed by Michelle Brand. We’ve seen chandeliers made of all sorts of recycled junk. Ballpoint pens, CD cases and even milk crates can be used to make impressive-looking household ...

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The Drunk Eskimo’s Pad

Ever wonder what a drunk Eskimo’s pad looks like? It’s an igloo made out of bottles. When you’re in Alaska, the middle of nowhere, it’s difficult to find recycling depots. I guess that’s why artist Jasmine Zimmerman created this open-roofed greenhouse from hundreds of plastic drink bottles we litter our streets with everyday. That or she hates really hates Palin. ...

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Bacteria Producing Plastic Sans Pollution

Everyday scientists are creating new ways to develop the things we take for granted. Eliminating the problematic ways of creating plastic with oil or gas, scientists of Genomatica Inc. have formed strains of bacteria which produce plastic. This is great news as this bacteria requires little more than sugar and water to produce butanediol, the compound used to manufacture many ...

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Plastic Logic’s E-Newspaper Debuts

A relatively unknown company called Plastic Logic today unveiled it’s new technology called E-Newspaper. Designed to mimic the look but not the feel of newspaper, it’s supposed to put current versions of e-ink, such as the Kindle or eReader, to shame. The unnamed device will make it’s official debut come January 2009 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas (we’ll ...

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Anti-Theft Device For Bike Leads Owner Into Sticky Situation

Some bikes, like that sideways mindfuck one, are worth getting stolen while others, like the ATB, are not. After all, you spent your hard earned cash to get a bike that’s older than the company producing it, so why should you have to suffer when some dead beat walks off with it? Have no fear, Immobitag is here. This plastic ...

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DIY Guitar Picks

These homemade guitar picks from Flickr member Aud1073cH are pretty badass. With designs ranging from Mount Rushmore to the Toshiba and Paramount logos, one wonders how he created these… Handmade guitar picks. Most are made from old plastic cards (gift cards, credit cards, hotel room keys, etc.) Other materials are cardboard, “Handi Snacks” stick, CD, Toshiba laptop, and plastic packaging. ...

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2001: A Space Odyssey Vinyl Figure

The Kubrick classic lives on in fantastic plastic. Artist Michael Lau is working on a new show dubbed CSBOOTH15. While that’s fantastic and all, the real treat is one of the plastic figurines Lau has created for the show. Donning an all-orange spacesuit and a cheesy box-o-electronics on his chest, the astronaut closely resembles that dude from 2001: A Space ...

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Plastic Knife Lamp Screams Class

If you can tear yourself away from that caviar-stuffed omelette for a second, I’ll be glad to show you a beautiful lamp. A lamp so beautiful, it isn’t comprised of gold or rubies. No, this is a lamp made from 121 recycled plastic knives. Yes, like the kind you get at Sea World. Made by the BVD Collective, the knives ...

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