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Tiny Island

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The Bow Wow Challenge is one thing, artist Vatsal Kataria takes fake travel photos to the next level, all from the comfort of his home studio. "I created all of this miniature landscapes here in my studio with help of very basic products. I used old cardboard, plaster, polystyrene sheets, newspapers and acrylic colors. I always wanted to do something different so I created this series. Creating set is important but for me painting is the real challenge because it's the paint job which brings life to my art," said Kataria. Continue reading to see more of his amazing work.

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Creative School Ideas

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Before the internet and prevalence of computers, school was a lot different. Now, looking up something for a research paper is as easy as turning on your computer, but some people are taking creativity to the next level. For example, this math teacher decided to draw a protractor on the ground for students to use for measuring angles, complete with marked degrees. Continue reading for more creative school ideas that you probably never thought of before. Click here for a few bonus ideas.

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IKEA Bag Backpack

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IKEA's Frakta tote bag has been a popular item amongst DIYers, especially after fashion retailer Balenciaga released a similar tote priced at $2,145. For those who live near one of their furniture warehouses, these ideas may be a great weekend project or two. Starting off, we have a laptop backpack that may not look the prettiest, but it will most certainly get the job done. continue reading for more clever things that people have made with these bags. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Tribute Tree

Giant sequoias may have a long lifespan, but when they do start to wither, the trees could be turned into skyscrapers of sorts. That's right, four designers have come up with an interest proposal, called "Tribute: The Monument of Giant," which is basically a building tucked inside hollowed-out trunks, keeping trees with rotted heartwood from crashing down. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Blackout City Curtains

Always wanted a sweeping city skyline view, complete with skyscrapers? Well, unless you're a millionaire (or billionaire) that can afford a high floor penthouse suite, these HoleRoll curtains are probably the next best thing. These are great for those who work graveyard shifts, and need to rest during the day, or just anyone that wants a dark room at anytime. Continue reading for more pictures of the various designs.

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Little Pocket French Fry

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Sometimes, less is more, especially when it comes to food-related inventions. For example, the "Little Pocket" by designer Dong Jiang gets rid of the mess associated with ketchup and other condiments used to dip french fries in by integrating a small pouch into the front. Simply squeeze the packet into the pouch, and you'll be ready to dip. Continue reading for more creative design winners from the 2017 A' Design Award & Competition.

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Modpool Shipping Container Pool

Modpool Shipping Container Pools may not be the most stylish around, but they are easy to set up and can be moved in a jiffy if needed. They can be configured with side windows, or a divider could be added for a quick pool and hot tub combination. Its powerful heater boosts temperatures up to 86° in just one hour, making it perfect for a winter dip, while an Ultraviolet system keeps the water clean. The company also has a companion smartphone app that lets you control the heater, jets, and lights remotely. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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LEGO bricks can be found in all shapes and sizes, but rarely do you find use for them outside of display purposes. However, these creative geeks aim to change that with these custom creations, like this key / cable / accessory holder. Simply put, all you need is to secure a small base plate onto a table or other flat surface, attach a few minifigs and / or bricks onto a keyring, and you're set to organize. Continue reading for more geeky ways to use LEGO bricks. Click here for a few bonus images.

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LEGO Tape

LEGO fans rejoice! Nimuno Loops is basically flexible, LEGO-compatible adhesive tape that can be cut into any size and stuck onto any flat surface. That's right, it transforms surfaces, like walls, refrigerators, even your shoes, into brick-building plates. Right now, you can pre-order two rolls of tape 6.5 feet in length for $11, while xix rolls (two red, blue, and green) sets you back $34. Continue reading for another video, more pictures, information, and the Indiegogo page.

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Straw Camera

Artists Mick Farrell and Cliff Haynes teamed up to build what could quite possibly be the world's first and only "Straw Camera." This analog machine creates fragmented images, as the camera box itself is filled with 32,000 drinking straws. To be more specific, rather than produce an image from a single point perspective, this camera provides a multi-point perspective from an array, with each individual straw collecting light and recording it onto photosensitive material. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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