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“Chalk God” 3D Street Art, Netizens Hail Him as an “Architect”

March 12, 2012

Many photographs of 3D chalk art spread on Sina Weibo [a Chinese microblog service like Twitter], with the talented person who created these artworks being nicknamed “Chalk God” by netizens. One netizen said: “Is he an architect like in ‘Inception‘?” There were even netizens shouting one after another: “This isn’t…

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Design*Sponge at Home

September 14, 2011

Grace Bonney, force behind the blog Design*Sponge, just came out with a book calledDesign*Sponge at Home. (Available as a digital version as well.)

The book includes tours of 70 real-life interiors featuring artists and designers, DIY projects, step-by-step tutorials, Before & After makeovers submitted by her readers and essential tips on…

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Habla by Sanserif Creatius

July 1, 2011

Habla is a new shelving system designed by Ana Yago of Valencian design firm Sanserif Creatius. Not only is it functional, but you can create multiple dialogies between your knick-knacks, books and other doo-dads just by placing them in various Habla speech bubble shelves.

Read more at Design Milk: http://design-milk.com/#ixzz1QqE4T3FP…

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Project

December 2, 2010

At just sixteen years old, Richard Branson established his first business, a magazine called, Student. 44 years later, the billionaire and purveyor of all things Virgin-al, Branson comes full circle with the launch of Project ($2.99), a “living” constantly-updated magazine developed from the ground up for reading on the iPad…

The 20/20 Cure

November 9, 2010

am a big fan of Maxwell, the force behind everything Apartment Therapy. I am especially fond of his 20/20 Cure Video Series. It’s a fun video series that helps you polish up your homes. I especially like the idea in the below video of setting up an ‘Outbox’ for…

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Gloverall for J.Crew Duffle Coat

October 30, 2010

England’s Gloverall got their trademark Duffle Coat ($595) into the hands of J.Crew’s team who gave the jacket specially designed rope toggles and plaid lining. Definitely a piece that will last and look amazing for a lifetime. Link…

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KhanAcademy

October 6, 2010

The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) with the mission of providing a world-class education to anyone, anywhere. The Khan Academy is being developed as an open source project, consider it a free classroom for the World. *This*, TED and Kickstarter are perfect examples why the internet had to been…

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Lotus Elite

September 22, 2010

After years of dodging rumors and speculation, Lotus has finally revealed the car that will fill the void that was left in many supercar fans hearts after the last Esprit came off the line. The new Elite will lead the performance car company into the future in 2014 with a…

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Shanghai Skyline: Before and After

June 9, 2010

Back in 1990—top—Shanghai looked like a lovely green city. Only twenty years later—bottom—you can film the second part of Blade Runner in it.

Shanghai has always been an important place. Located on the Yangtze river’s mouth, this Chinese city was already a world commerce hub back in the 30s. But it…

Dyson’s New Bladeless Fan

June 7, 2010

It’s funny how engineeers will see one thing and designers will see another. Dyson Air Multiplier Video…

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Twitter or not to Twitter

June 6, 2010

Just read this article – ‘40 of the Best Twitter Brands and the People Behind Them‘ – on mashable.com. Twitter is becoming more and more popular, I’ve been using it for a while now (twitter.com/edshek) but it’s only been the last few months it’s hit the news and, more importantly,…

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Swami’s Surf Co. + Orlebar Brown

June 4, 2010

Some of the coolest new surfboards aren’t being made in Hawaii or even California, they’re being built in London, yes, good ol’ cold and foggy London. Swami’s Surf Co. is set to become the Saville Row tailor of Surfing with their extremely limited bespoke surfboards crafted by some of the…

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Marks & Spencer

May 22, 2010

This retro-style design scheme celebrates M&S’s 125 year anniversary. Some of the designs, like the jams and fruit jellies, were taken directly from the archives. Other ranges were inspired by archive designs and vintage M&S logos. Visit their lovely site here….

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NMCA

April 15, 2010

“The Nation Magazine Cover Archive (NMCA) is a non-commercial ‘hobbysite’ devoted to helping keep inspirational magazine design alive. These are strange days for editorial designers with homogenisation and closure of many well known (and loved) titles and independent publishers emerging to fill the gaps. Just don’t forget to vote with…

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Tokyo Camera Style

April 14, 2010

Loving this blog, crazy new and retro cameras spotted in Tokyo – more at Tokyo Camera Style…

Stefan Sagmeister

April 2, 2010

Every seven years, designer Stefan Sagmeister closes his New York studio for a yearlong sabbatical to rejuvenate and refresh their creative outlook. He explains the often overlooked value of time off and shows the innovative projects inspired by his time in Bali….

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Minimal Recipes

March 11, 2010

I found this fascinating to see how a minimalist designer will reflect their minimalist nature through food and recipes. All done with minimal ingredient, minimal process, minimal cooking time and minimal everything. It sounds simple and yummy, check it out at minimal recipes….

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Objectified

March 11, 2010

Objectified is a feature-length documentary film by Gary Hustwit, talking about well designed products from start to finish and discusses the form, function and future of design. It’s also about the designers who re-examine, re-evaluate and re-invent our manufactured environment on a daily basis. It’s about personal expression, identity, consumerism,…

J.K. Rowling

February 8, 2010

J.K. Rowling speaks at Harvard Commencement – The fringe benefits of failure. Amazing and inspiring with a powerful message….

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Mike O’Meally

January 25, 2010

Born and raised in Sydney, Mike O’Meally is one of the skate worlds top photographers and photo editors. Mike is well known for bringing out the personalities behind the people he shoots, looking behind the scenes for interesting moments rather than set up shots. He has also travelled extensively and…

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Tom Van Dillen

January 14, 2010

Tom Van Dillen from Amsterdam is a Beijing-based photographer who’s work include architecture, portraits, streetlife and urban renewal. I first spotted him on flickr (Dutch Tom) and love his thought processes captured on camera….

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Type Trumps 2

January 13, 2010

After the hugely successful Type Trumps comes the much awaited sequel — Type Trumps 2 — 30 new designs showing different typefaces being assigned numerical values. Available directly from Face37….

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Type Trumps

January 13, 2010

Designed by Rick Banks / Face37. Type Trumps, a play on Top Trumps, is a game in which different typefaces are attributed numerical values. These figures are then used to enable cards to be won or lost using some of the tried and tested Top Trump rules. The Type Trumps…

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CSCrochet

January 13, 2010

‘Madelon Monkey’ An adorable crocheted plush amigurumi toy made by CSCrochet. Altogether, there are a selection of five toys made from felt and yarn and here’s a little bit from CSCrochet’s profile – “Sit back and relax. Smile, laugh, be very naughty, be yourself, be happy!”…

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SUCK UK

January 11, 2010

Sick of sitting in your pants slurping noodles out of a flimsy, polystyrene cup? Then bring a little glamour back into your life with this retro noodle cup! Styled like old school take-away packaging but twice as practical, it’s made from ceramic, ensuring you not only avoid any hand burning…

Designed for iPhone 3G/3GS owners who prefer minimalist-style protection, iGlaze 3G is a sleek form-fitted hard shell that aims to protect the iPhone from everyday wear and tear. It is surface treated with a specialized coating that provides an unrivaled look and feel. iGlaze 3G also comes with a protective film set to give complete front and backside scratch protection.

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January 8, 2010

Designed for iPhone 3G/3GS owners who prefer minimalist-style protection, iGlaze 3G is a sleek form-fitted hard shell that aims to protect the iPhone from everyday wear and tear. It is surface treated with a specialized coating that provides an unrivaled look and feel. iGlaze 3G also comes with a protective…

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