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Fashion Illustrations Sketched with Real Flower Petals

Wednesday 04.30.2014 , Posted by
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Women’s fashion has often been compared to flowers, but what about using real flowers to create the design itself? Grace Ciao is making beautiful and delicate fashion illustrations using flower petals to “sketch” the pattern and print. Each soft and impermanent petal adds a flowing, scalloped form to her design, giving a result which appears fashionable and (surprise) even wearable. Very creative. [Read more...]

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LIX: Draw in the Air with the World’s Smallest 3D Printing Pen

Tuesday 04.29.2014 , Posted by
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LIX is a 3D printing pen launched yesterday on Kickstarter and already funded by nearly 300%. Apparently this is going to be big. LIX is unique in the new market of 3D printing pens (including the 3Doodler) for two reasons: because it is very small and the fact that it can run off of a USB 3.0 port. If it works as advertised, those two factors will combine to make this one of the most useful and portable examples on the market – not to mention something comfortable enough in the hand to do some serious 3D sketching. [Read more...]

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CATable. A Table for Us, a Paradise for Cats

Thursday 04.24.2014 , Posted by
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Of all the things to come out of Milan Design Week, this is by far my favorite, and I’m pretty sure it’s a table made for the internet. Welcome to the CATable, a bizarre yet beautiful combination of cat furniture and human furniture designed by Ruan Hao for architectural firm LYCS. It’s all fun and games unless your cat is a stealth attack fanatic. [Read more...]

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The Back Side of Famous Album Covers

Monday 04.21.2014 , Posted by
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Harvezt has been imagining what it looked like from the reverse side of many famous album covers, giving us a new angle on what was really going down during their creation. Was that really a hill on the cover of “The Yellow Submarine”? Was the baby on Nirvana’s “Nevermind” really just going for the bucks? [Read more...]

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A Study in Bird in Motion, And Other Surprising Sculptures Made from Popsicle Sticks

Monday 04.21.2014 , Posted by
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Joyce Lin, a student from the Rhode Island School of Design, has just created a lively sculpture of a bird flapping its wings – and it’s made out of the most unusual material: popsicle sticks. With just a crank of the propeller-like wheels below, her decidedly quirky sculpture comes to life with surprisingly realistic motion. Lin has made a habit of employing the small, wooden sticks in many of her school and personal projects, pushing the limits of what can be expected from her under utilized material… well, unless you’re in kindergarten. [Read more...]

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Honest Slogans Show the “Truth” Behind Famous Brands

Thursday 04.17.2014 , Posted by
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What’s that you say? AXE body spray isn’t getting you all the ladies?? These “honest slogans” are exactly what the ad execs at big corporations don’t want you to think. They spend countless hours pondering how to make their often common brand stand out from the crowd – giving us any possible reason to remember them – and then Clif Dickens comes along to squash it all… or at least make us say “yep, that’s about right.” [Read more...]

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Wine Disguised as a Bouquet of Flowers, and Other Beautiful Winners of the 2014 A’Design Award & Competition

Tuesday 04.15.2014 , Posted by
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In early February 2014, A’Design Award & Competition held a call for designer and business participants to compete in design spanning the categories of Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design; Packaging Design; Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Deisgn; Architecture, Building and Structure Design; Fashion, Apparel and Farment Design; and even Aerospace and Aircraft Design.

The response was immense, and the submissions incredible.

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This Building Takes Treehouses To New Heights

Monday 04.14.2014 , Posted by
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Some very lucky citizens of Montpellier, France will have the opportunity to live in a striking tree-inspired high-rise dubbed the “Arbre Blanc,” or “White Tree.” A collaboration between architect Sou Fujimoto, Manal Rachdi Oxo Architects, and Nicolas Laisné Associés, the Arbre Blanc mirrors natural growth patterns in an incredible example of intelligent architecture and design.   [Read more...]

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Google’s Renewed Amsterdam Office is a Total Playground

Wednesday 04.09.2014 , Posted by
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Google has created yet another well designed office, this time in the city of Amstersdam. Designed by D/DOCK, the interior speaks to the fun aspects of Dutch culture. There are bicycle carriers, emblems of the royal family and yes, even large ceiling panels resembling the popular stroopwafel dessert. [Read more...]

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These Friends Built a Floating Mobile Sauna

Tuesday 04.08.2014 , Posted by
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When life finds you in the grips of the far north, the best way to put a smile on your face is with a warm sauna. The next step is to take a plunge into a cold body of water… but you don’t want to run too far. This group of friends from Joensuu, Finland has the right idea: they built an altogether awesome mobile sauna in the form of a boat – complete with hammocks for summer use, a top deck to jump off and style galore. If this is sailing, sign me up! [Read more...]

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