Seventeen Instruments Play in the Self-Contained Hootenanny

You could have your very own band or orchestra at your beck and call, housed comfortably in an elegant handcrafted oak cabinet. The self-contained Hootenanny, apart from having a lovely name, also houses 17 musical instruments. Let’s go back a bit, Hootenanny… that’s a great word, and I’m going to try to sneak it into conversations all week. That, and bamboozled, because it’s cool.

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Visualizing a Facebook for Toddlers

Comedian and writer Rob Fee imagined what the behavior and conversation of toddlers might look like if they were on Facebook. This is hilarious, and to be honest, way better than the things I see on my Facebook timeline.

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Baby elephant blowing bubbles [video]

Sometimes, you need heartwarming and cute. Like an adorable baby elephant blowing bubbles.

See the silver lining up close with the Cloud Lamp

Bring a cloud to your living room, and appreciate its silver lining. Or maybe you could just enjoy having a nice, fluffy designer lamp. The Cloud Lamp might loom dark, but we’re pretty sure it can create a nice ambience.

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Take a look at the 2016 Mazda MX-5

The Mazda MX-5 just got itself a facelift, and a little upgrade while it was at it. Mazda recently unveiled the fourth generation MX-5, which will be available in 2015. The car has received some dynamic restyling and upgrade.

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Photographer takes 100,000 shots to capture smoke just right

German photographer Thomas Herbrich setup a high speed camera to capture images of smoke emanating from a cigarette. The cigarette was placed on a tripod, and the camera set to capture at 1/10,000 frames per second. As the smoke from the cigarette traveled through the air, the camera captured shots, showing the smoke forming various shapes in the air.

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Inverted close-ups make aliens out of humans

A simple change in perspective goes a long way. As these photographs by Anelia Loubser show, humans can turn into aliens with just simple shift of perspective. The Cape Town based photographer selectively cropped and flipped images to create this fantastic series called Alienation.

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Start them young: Playset teaches kids to take care of a real car

The world offers a lot of lovely toys for children, and while we love the usual, the practical ones have a special place in our heart. This playset for example, is an engine repair set that encourages children to “fix” the engine. Tasks include various things like changing the oil, swapping the air filter, checking the dipstick, removing the spark plug, and of course, checking various nuts and bolts.

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Whiskey Potato Chips

Sometimes the story just writes itself. Here they are, the whiskey potato crisps/chips. They’ve got whiskey, they’ve got potato. What’s not to like? They’re haggis flavored, so that probably answers the last question. Even so, that’s a sacrifice we’re willing to make. No word on price or availability yet.

The Cloud Illustrator

T-Rex Cloud

People often see shapes in clouds, artist Martin Feijoó (aka Tincho) goes ahead and marks up those shapes with illustrations. The Shaping Clouds Project took shape based on the clouds Martin photographed on his last trip to Mexico. Now that’s some solid imagination.

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