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Glow-in-the-Dark Highway Becomes Reality

Glow-in-the-Dark Highway Becomes Reality
If you tend to drive at night, you know that it can get dangerous on roads without lighting. That’s one of the reasons why some engineers in the Netherlands decided to make their highways glow in…
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Go Dutch Bill Lets You Split the Tab, Literally.

Go Dutch Bill Lets You Split the Tab, Literally.
It’s pretty common for big groups to go out and eat together, and then split the tab afterwards. But the process of splitting up the bill can be pretty tedious, since someone usually has to break…
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New Dutch Coins to Get QR Codes

New Dutch Coins to Get QR Codes
QR codes are slowly popping up pretty much everywhere, as most people carry a smartphone with a camera in it these days, and they can read these codes. Until now, I hadn’t seen any on money…
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Fragile Future 2 LED Lamp Made From Dandelions

Fragile Future 2 LED Lamp Made From Dandelions
The Fragile Future 2 lighting fixture really lives up to its name. You see, each tiny light source is actually framed by the seed pods of a dandelion. Now why is it called the Fragile Future…
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Karlsson Station Hologram: the Clock has Two Faces

Karlsson Station Hologram: the Clock has Two Faces
Here’s a nifty clock that’s a bit more dynamic than what you’d typically see hanging on your wall. Depending on the angle you view it from, the face either shows simple hash marks or numerals around…
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Word Clock Slowly Reveals the Time With Text

Word Clock Slowly Reveals the Time With Text
This has got to be one of the most amazing clock designs I’ve ever seen. At first glance, the display looks like a bunch of random matchsticks, but over time, they gradually transform into words that…
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Ascii Curtain has Plenty of Character(S)

Ascii Curtain has Plenty of Character(S)
This cool fabric curtain may look like a tree from afar, but once you’re up close, you’ll see that it’s made of tens of thousands of tiny ASCII characters. Created by Dutch designer Nienke Sybrandy, the…
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Tiktak Clock Offers Numeric Overkill

Tiktak Clock Offers Numeric Overkill
Sometimes it’s a bit of a challenge to tell the exact time on an analog clock. Sure, you can say “it’s about quarter-to-three”, but it really might be 2:47. This intricate wall clock tries to solve…
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LED Lighting Gets Flat

LED Lighting Gets Flat
These minimal lighting fixtures actually are designed to be shipped flat, like a postcard. Each lamp is actually a laser-cut sheet of aluminum with an embedded LED illumination source and powered by a single button battery.…
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Hundreds of Box Fans as Interactive Art

Hundreds of Box Fans as Interactive Art
This unusual art installation took hundreds and hundreds of individual cooling fans, and tied them together with sensors that detect the movements of passersby to produce an amazing visual and sensory experience. Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde…
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Puhlmann Nixie Clock is Oh So Cool

Puhlmann Nixie Clock is Oh So Cool
Here’s a really excellent retro-modern wall clock from Dutch designer Frank Clewits for design house Puhlmann. To tell time, the clock uses some unique, forward-facing Nixie vacuum tubes that poke out of the face of a…
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Rolling Treadmill Speeds You Down the Street

Rolling Treadmill Speeds You Down the Street
The guys over at dutch design firm OOOMS are best known for their wooden memory sticks, but here’s another interesting contraption that they also are responsible for. Looking like a treadmill on wheels, the Speedy Rollator…
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Modern Flip Clock Updates an Old Standard

Modern Flip Clock Updates an Old Standard
Remember those crummy old alarm clocks from the seventies that used numbers that flipped as the time changed? Dutch designer Wil van den Bos has reinvented the classic flip clock as a work of modern magnificence.…
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Slurpr: Fast Free Wi-Fi Access, With a (Big) Catch

Slurpr: Fast Free Wi-Fi Access, With a (Big) Catch
Slurpr may sound like another “Web 2.0″ site, but it’s actually a piece of networking hardware. The beastly device, designed by Dutch hacker Mark Hoekstra, is designed to aggregate a bunch of Wi-Fi access points into…
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Dandelight: Light Up LED Dandelions

Dandelight: Light Up LED Dandelions
Dutch artist Lonneke Gordijn of Drift has created these beautiful little lights which create an amazing synergy between technology and nature. The Dandelight combines a 9-volt battery, an LED, phoshphorusbronze and a real dandelion head to…
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Rosendahl LCD Alarm Clock by Flemming Bo Hansen

Rosendahl LCD Alarm Clock by Flemming Bo Hansen
Some of the best in modern, minimal design comes out of Scandanavia, and this little alarm clock from Dutch designer Flemming Bo Hansen is no exception. The Rosendahl Alarm Clock features a cool grey on black…
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