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It's that time of year again—time to enjoy the results of the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships. Each year, men flock to the competition to show off their amazing facial hair designs. The website explains, "From delicate Dali moustaches to anything-goes full beard freestyles and medal-worthy mutton chops, this competition represents the full spectrum of…

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Have you ever had the urge to lick a cactus? Probably not, but what if you could - in an alternatively safer form, of course. It’s the idea behind designer Wei Li’s project titled Dangerous Popsicles; they’re a collection of colorful, oddly-shaped frozen treats that are inspired by cacti and life-threatening viruses.

Li created the popsicles by first modeling and printing them using…

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Two years ago, self-taught photographer Adrien Broom had a crazy dream. She would build eight room installations that would each represent a different color of the rainbow. The project would be about rediscovering the simple joys of color as seen through the eyes of a little girl. The multimedia endeavor would be part photography, part film, and part installation. …

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Israel-based Merav (Salush) Eitan and Gaston Zahr of OGE Creative Group were inspired by the structure of a bird's nest to develop this large, playful reclining space. Called Giant Birdsnest for Creating New Ideas, the circular wooden structure is filled with soft, egg-shaped pillows and is intended to function as a "fusion of furniture and playground."

The unconventional concept goes beyond the typical couch or reclining chair to provide a new and fun way to relax…

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A common problem is the need to charge your phone when you’re out and about. But, finding a place to do it is often tricky. With the eTree, however, you can power up your device using green solar energy that’s installed in public spaces. It was created by the Israel-based company Sologic, and this life-sized “tree” is a place to take a break while recharging your phone and accessing the…

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Josh Sundquist may be a successful Paralympian, bestselling author, motivational speaker, cancer survivor, and YouTube personality, but he also excels at something else: really great Halloween costumes. For the past few years, Sundquist has dressed in "amputee-themed" costumes that humorously highlight his one leg. One year, he celebrated Halloween as the Gingerbread Man with a missing leg…

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If you ever wondered what existed beyond the edges of a music album cover, now's your chance to find out. For this series called Album Covers—The Bigger Picture, web design studio Aptitude was inspired by famous artwork from bands and musicians like Nirvana, Fatboy Slim, and Michael Jackson. Clever designers started with very well-known imagery and then imagined what might be…

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