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Art Design

Money to Burn With a Dining Table Rich in Currency

A box full of money burns to give light and warmth to the table. That is a very interesting concept, if you imagine the sheer amount of money that would take to keep the flames fed. Too much? is a dining table that shows modern design, and a flame at the center. The flame in question is fed by a box that sits beneath the flame, full of currency notes.

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Art

Collages Made From Cut Dollar Bills

Artist Chad Person uses shredded dollar bills to create art that manifests itself in these intricate collages. US Dollar bills are cut and presented in shape of monsters. As the artist puts it, “I love the idea that people outside of the art-making community would consider this wasteful. The technique involved here serves exactly that same purpose. While the concept of spending a few hundred or a few thousand dollars to produce an image no one has asked me to produce, might seem meaningful; the more important aspect of this work, to me, is demonstrated in the intricate process.”

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Art Cool

Dollar Bill Collages by Mark Wagner

The US One dollar bill is quite a piece of currency, with a magnificent volume of bills floating around. Artist Mark Wagner imagined what all could be done with the bill, and the present set has portraits of Barack Obama, Abraham Lincoln, Barack Obama, and for some reason, there’s Washington posing with a T-Rex.

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Art

A Swarm of Money Flies With the Origami Locusts

Locusts are bad news, but this is one swarm everybody would want to be visited by. In an attempt to capture “money’s full hypnotic ambivalence” artist Sipho Mabona has created a swarm of giant locusts, all made from uncut US currency notes. We love greenbacks flying straight towards our pockets.

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Art

Sculptures Made Out Of Coins

Philadelphia based artist Stacey Lee Webber creates metallic sculptures and jewelry using coins. Check ’em out.

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Science & Tech

Netherlands getting coins with QR codes


QR codes have made their way to currency as well. As commemoration of the Royal Dutch Mint’s 100th anniversary, the Netherlands will produce silver and gold coins with QR codes. To be available starting June 22, the silver coins will have a denomination of 5€, while the golden ones will be for 10€ . The QR codes will point to this website, which apparently will have a “surprise” for those who reach there.

Via Dvice

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Art Featured

‘Make Your Franklin’ project mods $100 bills


Nothing gets fantasies going like money. Some of these might be serious attempts at the dollar, others more playful like the Make Your Franklin project. The project website allows anyone to download the bill, and rework it into something artistic, like those shown here. There’s a lot more at the project gallery, with the ultimate goal of the project founders being to make a book with the best submissions, and possibly to get a few Franklins for themselves.

Via: Wired

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Art

The art of money: Currency origami by Won Park


Using dollar bills for origami, artist Won Park created this set as an effort for re-branding parent systems group. Money speaks, and it gets attention, no wonder the re-branding exercise is getting eyeballs.

Via: Colossal

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Random

Researchers find the salary that brings happiness

It is a well known fact that money does buy happiness, no matter how you put words philosophically. A research/survey conducted on 450,000 Americans reinforces the fact, and they’ve also managed to find the “perfect salary” for happiness. Princeton economist Angus Deaton and psychologist Daniel Kahneman found that an annual $75,000 income is the perfect amount to bring happiness. They also concluded that money beyond the said amount just qualified as “stuff” and had little effect on happiness people felt. Having more money however, boosts life assessment and makes people feel they have a better, more satisfactory life. More money it is, then.

Via: WSJ, PSFK