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Air Shield Umbrella

There's wind-resistant umbrellas, and then the "Air Shield", which boasts a unique design that might look like a walking stick at first. It boasts an inflatable design that does without any wires, but rather utilizes a a pump built directly into handle. At the touch of a button, it inflates the supporting transparent canopy structure. Just press the button again to activate the pump and collapse the device. Continue reading for more pictures and to see exactly how it works.

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Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent, the world's first fully oil-painted animated film, investigates the mystery surrounding the death of celebrated artist Vincent van Gogh. The completed masterpiece contains over 65,000 hand-painted frames, a gargantuan undertaking that was partially funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign. It features over 120 of Vincent Van Gogh's greatest paintings. The plot is drawn from the 800 letters written by the painter himself. Continue reading for two behind-the-scenes videos, more pictures and information.

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DIY iPad Holder

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Wall hooks are great for hanging clothes, pictures, and apparently, tablets as well. For those who want to watch their favorite videos in the shower, provided you have a water-resistant case, there's specialized hooks for that job too. That is just one of the many everyday life hacks that you can actually use on a regular basis. Continue reading to see more. Click here for a few bonus life hacks.

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Statues Colorized

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Digital artist Jane Long wanted to bring 19th century statues to life, so she colorized them in Photoshop, starting with "Hebe" above. "The original images of the statues were shot at Ballarat Botanical Gardens in Victoria a couple of years ago. All but one are a part of the same series of statues by Charles Summer, purchased with bequest funds from James Russell Thompson in 1888. The odd one out is Hebe, which is part of the Stoddard Collection," said Long. Continue reading to see more.

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Wikkelhouse Cardboard House

Fiction Factory unveils the Wikkelhouse, a modern home that uses individual segments created from Scandinavian "virgin fiber paperboard," or in other words, high-strength cardboard. The living space can be built in one day and rests directly on the ground without a foundation, making it perfect for both temporary and permanent housing. The 24 layers of compressed cardboard are wrapped around a huge mold and finished with a protective film and a layer of wooden slats. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Dino EV

Photo credit: Tom Galle via Bored Panda

Sure, these may not be the most practical weapons, but artist Tom Galle hopes to garner some attention for these famous logos. Starting off, we have brass knuckles molded after the famous arches. "The edgy undertaking sees him turning some of the most prevalent brand logos into sleek pieces of weaponry, including knives, brass knuckles, and even throwing stars," said Stella of Bored Panda. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Modern Disney Princesses

Photo credit: Fernanda Suarez via Bored Panda

Chile-based digital artist Fernanda Suarez spent months creating modern day portraits of the most popular Disney princesses, starting with Snow White back in July. "They probably post selfies with their 'princes' on Instagram and all agree that NAKED2 is the best eyeshadow palette. Oh yeah, they probably also campaign non-stop on social media for the equal rights of dwarfs, marine wildlife, and big cat conservation," said Bored Panda. Continue reading for more.

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Custom LEGO Minifig

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LEGO Minifigs are nothing new or special, but one designer decided to think outside the box, and use one for his resume. Andy Morris, a recent design graduate from the University of South Wales, used his design philosophy and experience with toys to create this custom figurine that resembles his own likeness. He's holding a laptop in one hand and a miniature custom printed CV in the other. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Flip Flop Action Figures

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Elmer Padilla, a construction worker from Manila, Philippines, spends his days at sites, but whenever he has spare time, it goes into creating these amazing flip flop action figures. That's right, he starts by cutting normal flip flop and then assembles the pieces into articulating toys, including Bumblebee from Transformers, Predator, as well as several Marvel superheroes. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Below Zero Winter Simulator

Let's face it, sometimes you need to test out cold weather gear during the warmer months, and unfortunately, most stores do not offer this option, that is walk into this one, with a "Below Zero Winter Simulator". Simply choose your jacket, sweater, etc. of choice, step inside, and crank the temperature down. Continue reading for more genius store ideas that think outside the box. Click here for a few bonus images.

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