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Reflections photography is a creative technique that uses reflective surfaces, such as bodies of water, windows, and mirrors, to create artistic images. More often than not, mirrors are the less chosen surface because they can be very difficult to work with. For those interested in this technique, one tip is to not use filters because they distort the image and cause it to look dull (at least with mirrors). Continue reading for more.

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Sure, you could hire an expensive artist to tattoo something on your body worthy of a museum. Or, you could find a skilled artist that could turn a simple cartoon characters, martial arts master, or even a video game icon into a work of art. These clever arm tattoos accomplish just that, giving the illusion of a real fist. Continue reading for more simple ideas and things that might be borderline genius.

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The Hanging Tent Company's latest product is perfect for glamping (glamorous camping), and it's called the "roomoon". At night, when illuminated, people might mistake this for the moon, but it's actually a portable, simple rugged hanging tent that designed for treetops. Its frame is made from stainless steel to keep the weight down, and it's collapsible for easy transportation. Continue reading for more images and information.

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Just about anything can be turned into a functional lamp, including branches (above). Speaking of lamps and light bulbs, did you know that Hiram S. Maxim started a lightbulb company in 1878 to exploit his patents and those of William Sawyer? That's right, his United States Electric Lighting Company was the second company, after Edison, to sell practical incandescent electric lamps. They made their first commercial installation of incandescent lamps at the Mercantile Safe Deposit Company in New York City in the fall of 1880, about six months after the Edison incandescent lamps had been installed on the Columbia. Continue reading for more.

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Moment Factory, a Montreal-based studio, managed to turn Quebec's Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook into Foresta Lumina, an illuminated nocturnal illumination through the enchanted forest. From now until mid-October, visitors to the park are able to experience an immersive, storybook-like adventure at nightfall. Continue reading for images and information.

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Many are still planning many more outdoor trips even in the dog days (hottest) of summer, and these cool and useful life hacks will definitely come in handy, starting with the soda can stove. Most of the materials you'll need are probably already laying around the house, but the one thing you might not have is tape that won't burn when you use your stove - find it here. Continue reading for more.

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The problem with water balloon fights is that filling them up takes quite a while to say the least, but thanks to Bunch o Balloons by geeky father of eight Josh Malone, that will never be an issue again. As you can see in the prototype video above, you simply connect a water house and the mini water balloons will be filled up in 1-minute or less. Continue reading for the official launch video and more information.

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Here's something you don't see everyday: an LED sink that's controlled with a metal ball. Simply slide the ball over to either side to control water temperature, or just place it in the middle for normal everyday use. That is just one of the many cool and creative sinks we've rounded up for you today with out of the box designs. Others include: a transparent sink, gemstone, fish tank, and lots more. Continue reading to see them all.

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Designer Luis Hernan's "Digital Ethereal" is a high-tech project that utilizes long-exposure photography to show what Wi-Fi signals would look like if they were visible. This was made by possible with his Android app "Kirlian Device mobile", which is software that displays Wi-Fi signal strength with an array of colors. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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In case of zombie apocalypse (or any dangerous emergency), flip down these shelves, and you'll be ready to fight. Called TacticalWalls, these shelves may look normal at first glance, but they actually double as storage solutions for rifles and handguns. They can be opened up with magnetic keys placed over two hidden locks. As you can see, there's plenty of room for your firearms, thanks to a customizable medium-density polyurethane foam-lined cavity. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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