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The Toyota C-HR is the ultimate Street Fighter cheat code in this Japanese ad

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Also, lasers.

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The Toyota C-HR is the ultimate Street Fighter cheat code in this Japanese ad originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:37:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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This McDonald’s Concept Straw Is Mocking Designers

Halfway between my obsession with over engineered mundane products and my hardened vulgar-marxist heart, is an overriding appreciation for satire. And somehow McDonald’s has my number—probably yours too.

Whether you enjoy their disgustingly sweet slurries or shy away from that corporate BS maaan, this new video (and yeah the product) do a great job of nailing the breathy designer videos we love to love. And make. 

The straw itself seems like a fun campaign to tap into slick product packaging and design trends while addressing trivial milkshake-straw dilemmas. But the brilliance of the Suction Tube for Reverse Axial Withdrawal is in its willingness to pitch a shot for shot simulacrum of design language at the general public. 

I guess that means we’ve made it. Or totally lost it? You tell me.


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Watch This Massive Machine Remove and Transplant an Entire Tree Without Killing It

I had no idea that it was possible to transplant trees. Then again I don’t have any experience working with nursery distribution centers, and a company called Dutchman Industries does, having been spun off from one in the early 1970s.

Dutchman specializes in the mechanization of the field operations required by tree nurseries, and apparently every once in a while there’s a need to relocate living trees. Thus they invented the Dutchman Tree Spade. Here’s what their dinosaur-sized 100″ model can do. (We’ve cued the video up to the appropriate moment, but warning—turn down your speakers!)

First off, that is freaking amazing. Secondly, to whomever edited this video: European club music? Is that what resonates with the arborist demographic? Also, are you the same guy who sets the volume level of NYC ambulances?


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Watch This Massive Machine Remove and Transplant an Entire Tree Without Killing It

I had no idea that it was possible to transplant trees. Then again I don’t have any experience working with nursery distribution centers, and a company called Dutchman Industries does, having been spun off from one in the early 1970s.

Dutchman specializes in the mechanization of the field operations required by tree nurseries, and apparently every once in a while there’s a need to relocate living trees. Thus they invented the Dutchman Tree Spade. Here’s what their dinosaur-sized 100″ model can do. (We’ve cued the video up to the appropriate moment, but warning—turn down your speakers!)

First off, that is freaking amazing. Secondly, to whomever edited this video: European club music? Is that what resonates with the arborist demographic? Also, are you the same guy who sets the volume level of NYC ambulances?


Core77

Watch This Massive Machine Remove and Transplant an Entire Tree Without Killing It

I had no idea that it was possible to transplant trees. Then again I don’t have any experience working with nursery distribution centers, and a company called Dutchman Industries does, having been spun off from one in the early 1970s.

Dutchman specializes in the mechanization of the field operations required by tree nurseries, and apparently every once in a while there’s a need to relocate living trees. Thus they invented the Dutchman Tree Spade. Here’s what their dinosaur-sized 100″ model can do. (We’ve cued the video up to the appropriate moment, but warning—turn down your speakers!)

First off, that is freaking amazing. Secondly, to whomever edited this video: European club music? Is that what resonates with the arborist demographic? Also, are you the same guy who sets the volume level of NYC ambulances?


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This “Night & Day Globe” Rotates in Real Time, Uses Lamp to Indicate Sunlight

Way back when, people told the “time” by looking up at the position of the sun in the sky. Then we transferred to hands going around a clock, an abstraction that we had to learn how to read. Now most of us look at digital numbers on our phones or computer screens, an abstraction of the abstraction.

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could tell the time—or at least see just how much sunlight you had left—by looking at a globe? A company called Edu-Toys makes a mechanical globe that allows you to do so:

Alas, it appears the $ 100 globe/clock isn’t very well made: Reviews indicate it starts to go out of time in as little as two days and will lose an hour in two weeks. A pity, as the concept is cool.


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This convertible Ford F-150 is the answer to a question we hadn’t considered

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Just don’t haul bark with the top down.

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This is how you engage Tesla’s new Ludicrous Plus mode

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The latest Tesla Easter egg has arrived in an over-the-air-update and decreases zero-to-sixty time for Model S and Model X P100D owners.

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This is how you engage Tesla’s new Ludicrous Plus mode originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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This Chinese Ice City Is Cooler Than a Tropical Vacation

Do you love the chill of winter like… a lot? If so, Harbin, China might be the place for you. Every year, starting on frigid January 5th, the northern town hosts a month-long display of shockingly large sculptures and palatial buildings all made from ice. 

Photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon

The Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival began in 1963 and despite the blistering cold it has gained increasing popularity over the years, with attendees and artists from around the world. The sculptures are inventive, detailed and massive. The buildings are large edifices built using blocks of ice two or three feet thick, cut straight from the Songhua River. At night they’re lit up like a bonkers skyline, or an out of focus still from Blade Runner. There are ice slides and mazes and all kinds of art that makes good use of the ice as a spectacle and an unusual construction material.

Photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon
Photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon

In addition to giant frigid sculptures, the event hosts winter swimming for bonkers people who find exposure to hideously cold water invigorating. 

Through western eyes it feels a bit like an inverted (and possibly less wasteful) Burning Man, and makes me wish I’d pursued professional snow fort design after all.


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This Chinese Ice City Is Cooler Than a Tropical Vacation

Do you love the chill of winter like… a lot? If so, Harbin, China might be the place for you. Every year, starting on frigid January 5th, the northern town hosts a month-long display of shockingly large sculptures and palatial buildings all made from ice. 

Photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon

The Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival began in 1963 and despite the blistering cold it has gained increasing popularity over the years, with attendees and artists from around the world. The sculptures are inventive, detailed and massive. The buildings are large edifices built using blocks of ice two or three feet thick, cut straight from the Songhua River. At night they’re lit up like a bonkers skyline, or an out of focus still from Blade Runner. There are ice slides and mazes and all kinds of art that makes good use of the ice as a spectacle and an unusual construction material.

Photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon
Photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon

In addition to giant frigid sculptures, the event hosts winter swimming for bonkers people who find exposure to hideously cold water invigorating. 

Through western eyes it feels a bit like an inverted (and possibly less wasteful) Burning Man, and makes me wish I’d pursued professional snow fort design after all.


Core77

This Chinese Ice City Is Cooler Than a Tropical Vacation

Do you love the chill of winter like… a lot? If so, Harbin, China might be the place for you. Every year, starting on frigid January 5th, the northern town hosts a month-long display of shockingly large sculptures and palatial buildings all made from ice. 

Photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon

The Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival began in 1963 and despite the blistering cold it has gained increasing popularity over the years, with attendees and artists from around the world. The sculptures are inventive, detailed and massive. The buildings are large edifices built using blocks of ice two or three feet thick, cut straight from the Songhua River. At night they’re lit up like a bonkers skyline, or an out of focus still from Blade Runner. There are ice slides and mazes and all kinds of art that makes good use of the ice as a spectacle and an unusual construction material.

Photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon
Photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon

In addition to giant frigid sculptures, the event hosts winter swimming for bonkers people who find exposure to hideously cold water invigorating. 

Through western eyes it feels a bit like an inverted (and possibly less wasteful) Burning Man, and makes me wish I’d pursued professional snow fort design after all.


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Get Your Hands On This Creepy Extra Body Part Jewelry

Tired of having a predictable number of body parts? Then perhaps you should check out artist Nadja Buttendorf’s creepy and wonderful fingerrings and earrings. They aren’t just rings that go on your finger and regular earrings – they’re replica fingers and ears that go on your actual fingers and ears.

More info: Nadja Buttendorf (h/t: neatorama)















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