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This Interactive Music Video Is Like an Animated Coloring Book

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If you're looking to take your coloring book obsession to the next level, the band Real Estate is here to help. The music video for their new single "Stained Glass" invites viewers to add color to the animation as it plays.

The images in the video are divided into sections, sort of like a paint-by-numbers worksheet. Clicking a shape fills in the empty outline with a random color or a color selected from the palette at the top of the screen. With 35 shades to choose from, fans can easily create a totally unique version of the video.

“Stained Glass” is featured on In Mind, the group's fourth studio album. You can tinker with the interactive video at stainedglassvideo.com or watch Real Estate’s colored-in production below.

[h/t Creativity Online]

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Here's How to Turn an IKEA Box Into a Spaceship
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Since IKEA boxes are designed to contain entire furniture items, they could probably fit a small child once they’re emptied of any flat-packed component pieces. This means they have great potential as makeshift forts—or even as play spaceships, according to one of the Swedish furniture brand’s print ads, which was spotted by Design Taxi.

First highlighted by Ads of the World, the advertisement—which was created by Miami Ad School, New York—shows that IKEA is helping customers transform used boxes into build-it-yourself “SPÄCE SHIPS” for children. The company provides play kits, which come with both an instruction manual and cardboard "tools" for tiny builders to wield during the construction process.

As for the furniture boxes themselves, they're emblazoned with the words “You see a box, they see a spaceship." As if you won't be climbing into the completed product along with the kids …

Check out the ad below:

[h/t Design Taxi]

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The Best Cupcake in All 50 States
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We’re going to sugarcoat it. Twelve years after the advent of the cupcake-only bakery (the California-launched chain Sprinkles is credited with opening the first in 2005), there are a lot of options. We rounded up 50 of the best decadent desserts across the country. So go out, have your (cup)cake—and eat it, too.

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