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Banana Pool Table

Banana Pool Table
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Cléon Daniel designed this table to challenge pool sharks (and pool monkeys?) Aside from its odd shape, the table only has four pockets. It’s made of hardwood, leather and brass and comes with one white, one yellow and 10 brown balls.

2014 BMW M4 Concept Coupé

2014 BMW M4 Concept Coupé

The 2014 BMW M4 Concept Coupé has carbon fiber-reinforced plastic parts, including the roof, front splitter and rear diffuser. Its huge air intakes cool its yet to be specified engine. Official reveal video here.

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Cadillac Elmiraj Concept

Cadillac Elmiraj Concept

Cadillac is on a roll with their concept cars. The Elmiraj is their latest take on the grand coupe. It has a 500hp 4.5L turbocharged V8, 22″ wheels, a titanium, leather and wood interior and a stunning profile. More on Autoblog.

Expiration Date Calendar

Expiration Date Calendar
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The dates on EXP CAL YYYY were scanned from expiration labels on food and medical products. Elizabeth Ward said it took her four years to find all 366 dates (Feb. 29 is included). It measures 27″x39″ and includes 50 sticky notes.

Murphy’s Paw Pet Bed

Murphy’s Paw Pet Bed

Made by Murphy’s Paw Design, this fold-out pet bed is perfect for small apartments. It’s made of mahogany (stained or painted) and comes with a cushion. Videos here. Contact Murphy’s Paw Design to order.

Cinematic Lightbox

Cinematic Lightbox
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Made by Australian design company Page Thirty Three, the Cinematic Lightbox is a lighting fixture that looks like a theater banner display. The box is made of plywood and comes with a set of interchangeable letters and symbols.

Everything but the Manual

Everything but the Manual

Everything but the Manual is David Graas’ concept for a DIY furniture kit. It consists of 177 identical oak blocks that can be affixed to each other using ordinary bolts and wing nuts. It’s LEGO furniture. Video here.

Shoes, Books and a Bike

Shoes, Books and a Bike
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Designed by Thomas Walde, Postfossil’s shelf is for bicycle enthusiasts. It lets you present your beloved ride as a room centerpiece. The shelf is made of fir and has a steel pin and coconut fiber mats.

Giugiaro Parcour Concept

Giugiaro Parcour Concept

A two-seater car with a 550hp V10 Lamborghini engine. The Parcour is designed to be equally at home on gravel, snow and race tracks. Its exhaust system is above the gearbox to prevent them from being damaged when off-roading.

Jar~with~a~Twist

Jar~with~a~Twist

A patent-pending design for a food and condiment jar. Jar~with~a~Twist works like the containers for deodorant sticks and lipsticks. Use the knob at the bottom to raise its floor up to make it easier to access its yummy contents.

Anita Letter Shelf

Anita Letter Shelf
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Quattria’s Anita is a customizable shelf made of thermoformed acrylic. You can choose which letters to have, whether they’ll be in white, blue or red and whether your shelf will be wall-mounted or just placed on the floor.

Postick Stick-on Postcard

Postick Stick-on Postcard
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Turn a photograph, a magazine cutout or pretty much anything into a postcard with Tatjana Buisson’s Postick. Its an adhesive label printed with the blanks you find at the back of postcards. Measures 5.7″ x 3.8″.

BMW Active Tourer Outdoor

BMW Active Tourer Outdoor

An offshoot of BMW’s Active Tourer concept compact car. It’s a hybrid that has a 1.5L engine and an electric motor for a total output of 190hp. It has a built-in carrier rack for two bicycles, rugged interior and a glass roof.

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Hello My Name Is Rug

Hello My Name Is Rug
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A furry and functional replica of the popular name tag. It’s available in blue and red on Hypebeast, but you can also get a black one directly from Second Lab. A perfect gift for anyone named Rug.

Super Graphic

Super Graphic
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Tim Leong’s book presents trivia about comic books and comic book characters using stylish charts and infographics. Hardcore comic fans shouldn’t expect an encyclopedia though: Tim seems to have focused more on fun than facts.

Squito Ball Camera

Squito Ball Camera

Invented by Steve Hollinger, the Squito is a ball-shaped throwable camera. It takes 360º panoramic videos or pictures and has built-in image stitching and stabilization. The Darkball variant uses infrared and thermal imaging.

Jaguar Project 7 Concept

Jaguar Project 7 Concept

A rear wheel drive single-seat sports car based on one of the year’s most popular releases – the 2014 Jaguar F-Type. The Project 7 has an aluminum body, a 5L supercharged V8 engine with 550hp and 8-speed ZF transmission.

IKEA Refugee Housing

IKEA Refugee Housing

IKEA designed improved temporary housing for refugees. Like IKEA’s furniture, the houses are assembled on-site. They are more durable and comfortable than tents and even have a solar panel and insulation. More here and here.

Manga Plates

Manga Plates
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Add a dash of life and humor to your meals with Manga Plates. Made by Comicalu, the plates look like frames from a Japanese comic book, complete with sketches that accentuate food. More on Comicalu’s online shop.

1920s Voltage Tester Bar

1920s Voltage Tester Bar
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Another product of Restoration Hardware’s current obsession with grimy 20th century curios, this imposing iron drink cabinet is based on a light bulb voltage tester from the 1920s. Perfect for supervillains and mad scientists.

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WOOD.b Bicycle

WOOD.b Bicycle

Crafted from ash plywood and steel, we like the clean lines of the WOOD.b bicycle, a collaboration from Strasbourg-based BSG and Thibaut Malet. Available in September 2013.

Map² Zoomable Map

Map² Zoomable Map

If you liked Anne Stauche’s concept for a zoomable map – now called map² – check out her Kickstarter fundraiser. She’s designed maps for London, Berlin and New York, with more cities to come.

Google Glass: 20 Searches

Google Glass: 20 Searches

Google Glass doesn’t have a lot of interactive features yet, but it may already have a killer app. Its voice search is so good it’s terrifying. It’s basically outsourced thinking. Memorization may soon be obsolete.

Lomography Konstruktor

Lomography Konstruktor

A kit for tinkerers and photography enthusiasts, the Konstruktor is an analog SLR camera that comes unassembled. You have to put its parts together and – gasp! – load it with a roll of 35mm film.

Periodic TableWare

Periodic TableWare

Marshall Jamshidi’s line of drinkware was inspired by and makes use of laboratory glassware such as Erlenmeyer flasks and beakers. It includes a variety of glasses, a decanter and a cocktail shaker.

Gymnasium Clock

Gymnasium Clock
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An imposing clock that could fool anyone into thinking it’s an antique. Restoration Hardware based its design on a 1940s industrial clock. Its metal frame has a weathered brown powder-coated finish. Uses 1 AA battery.

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