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Five things to do today: 27 May

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Bizarre patents - Silver Footprint - Aerogel - Olympic posters - Tetris furniture

Bizarre patents
Browse through 15 filed US patents including a banana protection case (pictured), an automatic bed-maker and a forehead rest for urinals.

Silver Footprint
Head down to the Independent Photographers Gallery in Brighton to see a free exhibition by Robin Bell ‘celebrating 35 years of photographic printing for some of the world’s great photographers’.

Discover the possibilities of super-material Aerogel: a low-density silicate that claims to be ‘see-through, strong as steel & lighter than air’.

Olympic Posters
Check out Alan Clarke’s abstract poster proposals for the London 2012 Olympics - beautiful graphics that put the infamous Games logo to shame.

Tetris furniture
Have fun with Brazilian designer Diego Silverio’s playful pieces that combine for a spectacular array of storage solutions.



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