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Top Designs of 2011: From Best Website to Best Infographic

If you are looking for the best, the best of 2011 design that is. You’ve come to the right places. From best website design to best restaurant design and everything in between, we’ve gathered our top design related picks for the year. Best Website Design We have to admit, we were already in love [...]

Jack Daniels Whiskey Barrel ChristmasTree: A New Sour Mash Holiday Tradition

Jack Daniel’s is rolling out a new holiday tradition this season with its Whiskey Barrel Christmas Tree.   187 white oak barrels from the company’s distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee, were used to erect a giant Christmas tree as part of an integrated advertising campaign. The campaign includes “Barrel Bandits”, a Facebook game in which Jack Daniel’s [...]

Best Holiday Designs 2011: 7 Design Crave Faves

From tree trimming to table settings, the holiday season kicks design elements into high gear.  We’ve combed the web to find the best holiday inspired designs of the season. Whether it’s kitschy trees to do it yourself ornaments, these top seasonal designs offer creative inspiration or at the very least, put a smile on your [...]

Santa’s Carbon Footprint: How Green is Christmas? [Infographic]

Sure Santa brings gifts and spreads good cheer, but how eco-friendly is old St. Nick and crew to the environment? Column Five produced this fun holiday infographic for Ethical Ocean, the website for eco-friendly products, fair trade and vegan shopping.  The graphic takes a look at Santa’s non-green behaviors and how he too can adopt [...]

Ultimate Table Tennis: A 45K Neiman Marcus Holiday Fantasy Gift

Tree trimming, holiday parties, gathering with loved ones, the holiday season means different things to different people.  For us, it’s the chance to ogle the over the top gifts found in the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book.  Those one percenters really know how to live. Last year, we profiled the $15,000 gingerbread house created by Dylan’s [...]

Michael Bay for Victoria’s Secret: It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Over the top special effects maestro Michael Bay has once again directed the Victoria’s Secret Holiday commercial.  Set in the National Opera House and Prague’s Troja Chateau, this year’s offering is decidedly a softer affair, with nary a helicopter or even an explosion to punctuate the excitement of models prancing around in mid-quality lingerie. [...]

LEGO Holiday Bricktacular: LEGOLAND Florida Celebrates Christmas

The holiday spirit is alive and kicking over at LEGOLAND Florida.  The park’s first-ever tree lighting ceremony took place this week and it was truly Bricktacular sight to behold. The 30-foot-tall LEGO Christmas tree was created with a combination of (what else?) 270,000 forest green LEGO and DUPLO® bricks. USA Olympic hurdler David Oliver and [...]

Holiday Season Cheat Sheet For Small Business (infographic)

The holiday season is officially upon us. For many small businesses, that mean’s it’s a “make or break” time.  So how promising does this season look? Intuit Small Business Blog and data visualization experts Column Five created this infographic examining the 2011 holiday season forecast.  With breakdowns by region and review the numbers from years [...]

Ferrari at Art Basel, Black is Back, Eco-Friendly iPad Sleeves and More

This week in our link roundup we find a discourse on black, a party fit for Ferrari, eco-friendly iPad Sleeves and more.  It’s the first Friday in December,  the home stretch for finishing out 2011. “Black is the New Black“,  as part of the Dieline Opinion Series, Rick Barrack Chief Creative Officer at CBX helps [...]

8 Ways to Keep Online Holiday Shopping Secure (infographic)

The holiday season, it’s the most wonderful time of the year.  With the kids jingle belling and everyone telling you’ll be of good cheer, and all that good stuff. Unfortunately, it’s also the most unsecure time of the year when it comes to shopping online.  Fortunately there are things you can do to protect yourself. [...]

McDonald’s French Fries Light Up The Windy City Skyline

McDonald’s and ad agency powerhouse, Leo Burnett have cooked up a monumental tribute to everyone’s favorite greasy fast-food treat, McDonald’s French Fries.  As part of a regional “Best Fries on the Planet” campaign, Chicago now has a billboard emitting golden rays of light meant to represent the tasty fries.  Visible for some three miles around [...]

Amazing Last Minute Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas

When it comes to hosting a successful Thanksgiving dinner, presentation is half the battle.  Sure the potatoes shouldn’t be too starchy nor the turkey too dry, but to really wow the the crowd, an eye catching tablescape and appealing holiday decor is key. We’ve assembled our favorite Thanksgiving ideas from around the web to help [...]

Traffic Secrets of StumbleUpon Revealed (Infographic)

When it comes to getting page views, you may be surprised to learn that StumbleUpon drives more traffic referrals than any other social media site and for a longer period of time.  The creative minds over at Column Five Media  produced this infographic with StumbleUpon to shed some light on this phenomenon.   The top 7 [...]

Volcano Art, Comics For Her, Fashionable Hot Water Bottles and More

This week we find art in strange places, cheap storage solutions and geeky gifts laced with ulterior motives.  Enjoy the best of design from around the web. Holy Hot Lava! Geology has never looked so artsy. This week Wired has assembled a visually delightful collection of geological maps of volcanoes from the United States and [...]

The House That Aaron Spelling Built: A Mega-Mansion Exclusive Look

Oh Candy! Our hearts nearly broke when we heard that the Beverly Hills icon and part-time eBay enthusiast had just 30 days to vacate after the closing on Spelling Manor.  We can’t imagine what it’s like to downsize from (or even live in) a 56,500 square foot Mega-Mansion.  Thank goodness the entire ordeal has been [...]

A Quick Guide To Typefaces and Fonts (infographic)

Font fanatics and type heads will enjoy this infographic from Rasumussen College.  Chock full of factoids and font based tidbits – Did you know that there are over 30,000 styles of typeface and that it’s history can be traced back to the 1450s?  In addition,  the handy reference guide will also help you keep the [...]

David Lynch’s Nightclub, Ads For Pets, War Paint and More

From naked marketing strategies to saving the world through design, we’ve done all the heavy lifting and gathered the best links this week and put them here for your convenience. No need to thank us, it’s our job. David Lynch’s new nightclub Silencio is not only named and based on the infamous Mulholland Drive scene [...]

Time to Man Up: Macho Paint Colors For Your Home

Are your ready for some chest thumping design inspiration? With help from the savvy marketing minds over at Reason Partners, CIL Paints has launched Canada’s first “paint colors for men” collection, Ultimate Man Caves.  Designed to inject testosterone riddled excitement into painting projects, these freshly renamed colors look to add some macho flair to standard [...]

Amazing Images: Wired Photographs Debut at Creative Commons

Fans of photography and online sharing rejoice.  As of this week, is releasing staff-produced photos under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC) license and making them available in high-res format on a newly launched public Flickr stream. This new licensing policy will allow bloggers and writers to use image in editorial pieces as well as [...]

Walking Dead Kicks: Pop Culture Meets Chuck Taylor

If you love edgy design, you’ll understand why we are huge fans of the sports entertainment site Tauntr.  You may remember when we profiled their Parody NFL Revenge Logos last year. The design minds that work behind the scenes at the site consistently create original graphic content that is just so much fun to view.  [...]

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