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DESIGN: Optical Illusions by Akiyoshi Kitaoka

Akiyoshi Kitaoka, a professor of psychology at the Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan, specializes in visual illusion, visual completion, motion perception and stereopsis.

Sound complicated? To put it in layman’s terms, Kitaoka is interested in how your brain interprets signals it receives from your eyes.

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DESIGN: Optical Illusions by Akiyoshi Kitaoka

Akiyoshi Kitaoka, a professor of psychology at the Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan, specializes in visual illusion, visual completion, motion perception and stereopsis.

Sound complicated? To put it in layman’s terms, Kitaoka is interested in how your brain interprets signals it receives from your eyes.

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DESIGN: A Custom Toaster That Toasts Selfies On Bread

An American company called Burnt Impressions has come up with a toaster that can toast your selfie onto bread, meaning you get to take a nice long look at yourself every single morning.

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DESIGN: A Custom Toaster That Toasts Selfies On Bread

An American company called Burnt Impressions has come up with a toaster that can toast your selfie onto bread, meaning you get to take a nice long look at yourself every single morning.

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DESIGN: The New ‘Batmobile’ Russian Street Car

*Prays for the day New York City realizes how important/life changing transit design can be*

Tank and train maker Uralvagonzavod, or UVZ, has unveiled its next-generation Russia One tram, which may provide a flash Gotham chic to those Russian cities that have not yet torn up their tram rails.

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DESIGN: The New ‘Batmobile’ Russian Street Car

*Prays for the day New York City realizes how important/life changing transit design can be*

Tank and train maker Uralvagonzavod, or UVZ, has unveiled its next-generation Russia One tram, which may provide a flash Gotham chic to those Russian cities that have not yet torn up their tram rails.

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DESIGN: The Pocket Printer by Zuta Labs

The Zuta Labs’ pocket printer has apparently made mobile printing a dream come true.

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DESIGN: The Pocket Printer by Zuta Labs

The Zuta Labs’ pocket printer has apparently made mobile printing a dream come true.

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DESIGN: Jelly Gummies by Sam Lyon

Yep, you can go ahead and file this under ‘I don’t know what the fuck this is, but I like it.”

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DESIGN: Jelly Gummies by Sam Lyon

Yep, you can go ahead and file this under ‘I don’t know what the fuck this is, but I like it.”

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PHOTOGRAPHY: Church Altars by Cyril Porchet

Swiss photographer Cyril Porchet’s final year show included this awesome series of the most opulent Baroque church altars he could find in Spain, Austria and Germany.

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PHOTOGRAPHY: Church Altars by Cyril Porchet

Swiss photographer Cyril Porchet’s final year show included this awesome series of the most opulent Baroque church altars he could find in Spain, Austria and Germany.

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DESIGN: Hypnotizing Geometric Gifs by Bees & Bombs

Dublin-based GIF maker David Whyte specialized in these hypnotic and eye catching optical illusions, which he posts on his Tumblr site, Bees and Bombs.

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DESIGN: Hypnotizing Geometric Gifs by Bees & Bombs

Dublin-based GIF maker David Whyte specialized in these hypnotic and eye catching optical illusions, which he posts on his Tumblr site, Bees and Bombs.

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