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Archived Since:January 13, 2011

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iPhone Speakers From Salvaged Trumpet Parts

Instead of playing “Taps” for these salvaged trumpets, figurative-industrial designer Christopher Locke turned them into ingenious amplification devices for the iPhone and iPod.  Built to amplify and direct music being played through portable telephone/music playing devices Locke’s rehabbed speakers use no external power source. Show More Summary

Wile E. Coyote Design Contributions and More

Frog Design: 3 Things Wile E. Coyote Teaches Us About Creative Intelligence [fastcodesign] Super Mario Bros. Bookshelf and Other Unusual Reading Wonders [curbed] The Century of Modern Design: Book Review [dwell] Physicists Build Big Bang in a Box [wired] Designer Ed Chew Creates Brilliant Lamps From Recycled Drink Cartons [inhabitat] Celebrity Living Rooms: 13 Inspiring [...]

Real Housewife of New Jersey Gets HGTV Show

Get ready to party – Jersey style. Dina Manzo of  Real Housewives of New Jersey fame, is set to host a new weekly party-planning series for Home and Garden Television.   Covering a variety of affairs from baby showers to graduation parties, Dina’s Party will bring her special bridge and tunnel aesthetic to client homes. “Dina [...]

Diet Coke is Fashionable Again This Summer

Pony tailed fashion guru Karl Lagerfeld has designed a new series of limited edition Diet Coke bottles. Upping the ante from last year’s single offering, this summer his famous silhouette will appear on three pink, white and black designs. The collaboration is really not that surprising.  Sort of like an upscale Jared for Subway, the [...]

Evel Knievel’s Papal Jewels Head To Ebay

Diamond studded jewels once owned by both the Pope and Evel Knievel are set to go on the auction block.  Nearly 50 years ago, Pope Paul VI gave the set  to the United Nations.  The Pontiff donated the ring and cross with the intention of having them auctioned off for the benefit of several charities. [...]

Hot Wheels Billboard Throws Motorists For A Loop

When we were kids we loved to play with Hot Wheels.  Not only were the cars cool,  but the heady anticipation of watching them attempt a double loop and going flying off the track was heart palpitating fun.  Helping make you feel like a kid again,  Ogilvy & Mather created a series of trompe l’oeil [...]

Beautiful Maps, iPad Self Portriaits and more

The Beauty of Maps: A Documentary [visualnews] Japanese Artist Turns Fish Into See Creatures [wired] Kitchen Design Could Make It Easier To Bond With Neighbors [fastcodesign] Banksy Bails Out Fellow Graffiti Artist [matadornetworks]Show More Summary

Peelable Booze Bottles Promise Juicy Fruit Fun

JWT Brazil has come up with a creative packaging idea to launch the new Smirnoff Caipiroska collection of vodkas.  Caipiroska, a form of Caipirinha prepared with vodka instead of cachaça, is wildly popular in Brazil.  The Smirnoff bottles come in “peelable” skins to imitate the exterior of fruits that infuse the liquor—lemon, strawberry and passion [...]

Royal Wedding Fever: 12 Items Designed to Cash In

With the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton fast approaching, we decided to take a look at products designed to commemorate the event. 12. William & Kate Bobble Head Dolls Give your doll collection some panache with HRH Prince William and Bride Kate Middleton bobble heads.  The hand modeled and hand painted figurines [...]

Billboard Homes: Advertising Design Model

If you’re cool with being the neighborhood eyesore there’s a new advertising model that may be of interest to you.  Adzookie is looking for homes to turn into billboards. In exchange, they’ll pay your mortgage every month for as long as your house remains painted.  Intrigued?  Appalled? We’ve got the details after the jump. A [...]

The Octopus Chair: A Throne Fit For Cthulhu

The Octopus Chair is the first piece from artist Maximo Riero’s Animal Chair Collection. The collection promises to pay homage to a diverse range of species, from mammals to reptiles, and even including insects. As Riero explains, “Each creation retains the animal’s natural vitality whilst being totally biological accurate in their appearance.  It is an [...]

C-3PO Enlists, Yacht Designs, Sandra Lee for Sears and More

Yachts with High-Seas Style: Ten Luxe Vessels [archdigest] Frontier Utah Through The Lens of Mormon Bishop, Documentary Photographer [npr] Protocol Droids: Military’s Newest Recruit: C-3P0 [wired] Mind-Controlled Robot Arm? For 1/4th...Show More Summary

Celebrities on Tap: UNICEF Water Project

The world is celebrity obsessed.  Their relationships, exercise regimes and diets regularly fall under that broad category we now call news. UNICEF has taken this concept and injected it with a healthy dose of humor to come up with the UNICEF Tap Project.  Featuring bottles adorned with celebrity images and containing their own tap water, [...]

Calvin Klein Drops The F Bomb (maybe)

A Calvin Klein ad (once again) is causing quite a stir.  This time it’s a billboard on  in NYC.  The image spells out the word FUCK – well it does as long as you have the mind to see it. Much like those religious burnt toast sightings, the image is in the eye of the [...]

Gandhi Font, Designing For The Future Web and More

A Typeface Based on Gandhi’s Iconic Spectacles [fastcodesign] The Art of Destruction: Todd McLellan’s Latest Series [divinecaroline] Million Dollar Listing Recapped: Another Season Gone [curbed] Latest Top 10 Package Designs Reviewed...Show More Summary

60 Sexy & Sordid Vintage Paperback Covers

We love the tawdry tarts and racy tag lines found on trashy vintage paperback covers. Which is why we were so delighted to find   The site features artists like George Gross and Lou Marchetti cranking out the camp factor in their illustrations.  With over 800 images, it’s hard to choose favorites.  A few that [...]

Steampunk Style: Etsy Find Friday

Pseudo-Victorian mechanical aesthetic of Steampunk seems especially well suited to the community of individual artisans that make up the etsy.  We looked around the crafter’s site and pulled nine of our favorite steam inspired items to make up this week’s Etsy Find Friday. Behold the coolest Steampunk finds on Etsy this week: Vidalia Von Strouse [...]

Will Penis Graffiti Make You Want to Buy Stuff?

Retailer Papercut is drawing penises on its ads in the hopes of getting attention.   Sweden’s equivalent to, Papercut is an online outlet  for independent/alternative film, books and magazines. There  is also a brick and mortar shop in Stockholm. In a campaign designed by DDB Stockholm, the public bus shelter ads feature rudimentary penises and [...]

Contemporary Architecture: 12 Documentaries You Should Queue

It seems the world is fascinated with architects. With this in mind, we gathered the top documentaries featuring great minds of contemporary architecture. So sit back, grab your popcorn bowl and enjoy these 12 films honoring visionaries who created some of the most inspiring structures in the world. 12. I.M. Pei – First Person Singular/The [...]

Taking the Mystery Out of 3-D (infographic)

Just how does 3-D work?  With PlayStation promising almost 30 titles by the end of 2011 and everyone from Sports Illustrated to Bon Jovi using this “new” technology it was high time we found out.  Our friends over at have created a simple infographic explaining  the types 3 Dimensional image creation and how they [...]

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