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#Filtered: Creative Coffee Drawings By Ben Blake

Thursday 11.07.2013 , Posted by

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Coffee enthusiast Ben Blake proves that Instagram is not a filter’s single origin. On his charming website, Blake uses cone filters–the humble backbones behind your morning brew–as palettes for spirited illustrations celebrating coffee culture. Each illustration is a pen-and-ink ode to a specific roaster, brew, coffeehouse, or speciality coffee experience, many finishing with smooth flourishes and caffeinated exclamation marks. As his drawings range from rich, overflowing landscapes to simple typographic logos, they cleverly pair bold tasting notes with beautiful written ones. [Read more...]

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A Smart Animation Explores the Magnitude of our Solar System [Infographic]

Wednesday 11.06.2013 , Posted by

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The last time I went to the planetarium it was in Delhi, India. I didn’t expect much from the domed structure with swarms of kids inside, but in fact I was blown away. It’s a hard thing to show the magnitude of the universe and impress people with its true scale – but even the rough idea I saw that day was mind blowing. This video from German design trio Kurzgesagt takes a whole different angle, impressing us with facts about the form of our solar system in flat infographic form. The result is informative and even jaw dropping when you consider the facts. [Read more...]

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Dots To Line: Minimalist, Black Ink, Geometric Tattoos by Chaim Machley

Wednesday 11.06.2013 , Posted by

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Based in Berlin, German tattoo artist Chaim Machley has gained quite a following for his iconic geometric tattoos. His minimalist black ink designs are based on points and lines. He is a master of perfect symmetry and rich, monochrome contrasts. [Read more...]

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Hovenring: This is the First Suspended Bicycle Roundabout

Wednesday 10.30.2013 , Posted by

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When a roundabout intersection in the bicycle loving Netherlands became too busy for cars and bikes to share space, the design agency ipv Delft came up with a beautiful solution to separate the two transportation forms completely: an elevated bicycle roundabout. Located on the border of Endhoven and Veldhoven, the bike path is fittingly called the Hovenring (yeah, we read that hover-ring at first too). The structure holds the distinction of being the first suspended bicycle roundabout in the world. [Read more...]

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The Golden Girls as Legos: A Must Have Collectors Edition for Every GG Fan

Tuesday 10.29.2013 , Posted by

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Although The Golden Girls finished its last episode in 1992, it stays in our hearts forever and syndication has helped keep the younger generations in the loop on the 4 sassiest old ladies in sitcom history. For many of us who were alive for the original airing, it was during our youth, when playing with toys was our primary concern. Brent Benedetti brings two wonderful memories from that era together in this glorious Lego set of Dorothy Zbornak, Rose Nylund, Blanche Devereaux, and Sophia Petrillo. The whole limited edition set can be yours if you check out his Etsy page. Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty will look down from heaven with smiles on their faces as you proudly display your new Lego set. With Christmas just around the corner, I can think of nothing better to get that die hard Golden Girls fan who has everything! [Read more...]

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A Magical Hand-Built Cabin of Re-Purposed Windows for $500

Monday 10.28.2013 , Posted by

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For some creative people, there’s no better way for finding inspiration than getting away from it all and taking in a good view. This small cabin is the perfect location… and inspiration in and of itself. Hand-built by photographer Nick Olson and designer Lilah Horwitz, the charming little structure was built with a front wall of old, repurposed windows in varying sizes and when completed cost an amazingly low $500 (plus a LOT of scrounging). [Read more...]

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Just Bolt it On: Smart, Powered Bicycle Wheels are on the Way

Thursday 10.24.2013 , Posted by

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NPR recently wrote about how, in almost every european country, bikes are outselling new cars – and that’s exciting news for anyone who wants to see bikes become a more dominant means of transportation. But, unless you’re a spandex sporting bike nut, most people don’t want to arrive at work dripping in sweat. Enter two exciting new, and funded, projects for powered bicycle wheels that are simply smart: the Copenhagen Wheel and FlyKly. How do you get extra power? Simply pedal like any normal bike. [Read more...]

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Who Knew that Disposable Plates Could be Stylishly Designed? Biodegradable TableWare by Wasara

Tuesday 10.22.2013 , Posted by

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Have you seen what the kids are eating their peanut butter and jelly sandwiches off of these days?  I have fond memories of hot summer days eating lunch sandwiches from the classic round paper plates with ruffled edges. Those plates were great! Except that they stuck together…. and they were kinda ugly… and I threw away about a bazillion into landfills from ages 5 to 13. Ahh, yes… the 90s.  The Millennial kids are better than that. They are growing up in an age where people are environmentally aware and design conscious (hopefully).  Wasara has reinvented the ‘disposable’ paper plate with their collection of beautiful AND biodegradable tableware bringing us a tad closer to lifestyle perfection. [Read more...]

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Paper Goes Viral: Cellular Sculptures By Charles Clary

Monday 10.21.2013 , Posted by

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Germs never looked so clean-cut until they met artist Charles Clary. A painter and papercrafting artist originally from Tennessee, Clary uses an Xacto knife to dissect hundreds of colorful sheets, which he stacks to create beautiful molecular reliefs. Resembling delicate microbial colonies that contaminate the walls they touch–while simultaneously evoking sound waves, fractals, and topographical landscapes–his works transform simple two-dimensional surfaces into pulsing, surreal structures.  [Read more...]

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The Aeromobil Flying Car Makes its First Flight… and it’s Seriously Sexy

Sunday 10.20.2013 , Posted by

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It’s official: the future is here. You might remember a few weeks ago when I asked “Where’s my flying car?!” I detailed many of the past and present designs that have tried to take the automobile skyward, but I missed one example that has just made its first flight – and it’s a seriously stunning machine! [Read more...]

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