Bruno, A Smart Trash Can With Built-In Vacuum Capabilities, Smartphone Alerts, and Hands-Free Lid

Bruno is a smart trash can with built-in vacuum capabilities, smartphone alerts, and hands-free lid from designers Jim Howard and Lori Montag. The can pairs with an app that will remind users to take the trash out, and alert them when they might be running low on trash bags. Users can reorder special Bruno bags with one push from within the app.

Howard and Montag are currently funding Bruno through a Kickstarter campaign where potential buyers can preorder the can at a discount and get other rewards.

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images via Bruno

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New Grotesque Real-Time Visual Manipulations of Augmented Hands

Augmented Hand Series (v.2)” is another round of grotesque real-time visual manipulations of hands created by artists Golan Levin, Chris Sugrue, and Kyle McDonald. The effects add or remove remove knuckles and fingers, and one particularly weird effect adds tiny hands to end of each finger.

The project was first introduced at the Amsterdam Cinekid Festival in 2014, and we covered the first installation earlier this year.

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images via Prosthetic Knowledge

via Golan Levin, Prosthetic Knowledge

Artist Creatively Uses Makeup to Recreate Women’s Faces in Vandalized Subway Ads


In her wonderful “Makeup Transit Authority” project, environmental designer Lydia Cambron brilliantly employs makeup and handmade props to replicate the faces of the women featured in vandalized subway ads.

‘MTA’ is an ongoing series of recreated defaced subway ads using myself, cosmetics, various handmade props, and a 10-sec. timer.







photos by Lydia Cambron

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