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Archived Since:January 13, 2011

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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 [...]

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

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 [...]

30 Vintage Mad Magazine Movie Parody Covers

We are huge fans of Mad magazine, but then again who isn’t?  The narrative artwork of a Mad cover is a creative showcase for lampooning just about everything. Politics to pop culture, nothing is safe from the satirical cross hairs of the Mad artists and writers. From Jaw’d to GrossBusters, Mad magazine movie parodies have [...]

Greatest March Madness Moments Told in LEGOS

Watch 5 pivotal plays from past NCAA Basketball Tournament recreated, frame for frame, with LEGO bricks.   Great March Madness Moments was created by Tauntr,  the same company that brought you the NFL insult parody logos.   Using stop motion technology  the film highlights 5 classic match ups from the Big Dance. Check out the video after [...]

Movie Poster Font Game: Do You Know Your Film ABCs?

Font fetishists and movie poster fans, we have a game for you., the International Movie Poster site has created the Movie Poster Alphabet Game, challenging you to identify a movie poster based on a single font. So how many of these movies can you recognize based on their first letter, as shown on the [...]

12 Frank Lloyd Wright Homes For Sale: Iconic Real Estate

    Hankering to own a residence designed by celebrated architect Frank Lloyd Wright?  The dream seems more attainable as prices continue to drop and old listings are revived on an almost weekly basis.  The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, features the Wright homes currently on the market. We cherry picked 12 of our favorites: [...]

The Daily Prophet: Harry Potter Facts Revealed Infographic

Harry Potter: Facts Revealed contains all a muggle could ever want to know about the  Harry Potter series in one convenient nerd-friendly infographic. Created by designer and illustrator, Wayne Dorrington, the one page factoid sheet is based upon the on-screen prop “Daily Prophet” newspapers used in the movies. Dorrington previously wowed us with his Star [...]

12 Art & Design Documentaries You Should Queue

Banksy didn’t win an Academy Award, wasn’t spotted at the show and didn’t even bother to vandalize the Kodiak Theater restrooms – disappointing stuff, we know.   On a positive note, the hype surrounding his nomination brought attention to an often overlooked film genre, the documentary.   While Exit Through the Gift Shop starts our list, other [...]

70 Incredible Illustrations by Bob Peak: Father of the Modern Movie Poster

Bob Peak transformed the approach to movie advertising with his flamboyant and  graphically complex style.   His work on cinematic classics like “My Fair Lady,” “Enter The Dragon,” “Superman,” “Star Trek – The Motion Picture” and “Apocalypse Now.” helped garner him the title “father of the modern Hollywood movie poster.” While best known for [...]

Oscar Tag: Banksy Leaves His Mark on Southern California

Academy Award nominee and elusive British street artist Banksy has been leaving his mark all over Southern California.  Speculation is he’s in town to promote  his academy award nominated documentary film, Exit Through the Gift Shop. When part of your shtick is being anonymous, you have to get creative when publicizing your work.  The [...]

Awesome Electric Bikes, A Giant Man Cave and more

Awesome DIY Electric Bikes Defy Laws, Good Sense [wired] Marriage Is (Still) a Dying Institution (infographic) [fastcodesign] Images of Tattoo Show, Buenos Aires (photos) [matadornetworks] Desire/Acquire: Animal-Shape Pillows [casasugar] The 2,300 Sq-Ft Man Cave [curbed] MoMA/P.S. Show More Summary

Futuristic Architecture, Creepy Belfast Murals and more

Steal Big Ideas From Japan’s Miniature Architecture [msn] 15 Attractive Music Web Designs For Inspiration [webdesignish] A Tour of the Creepy Murals of Belfast, Ireland [thesmokingjacket] 10 Scariest Futuristic Architecture Projects [i09] Artist...Show More Summary

40 Vintage ‘Bad Girl’ Movie Posters

   The archetypal ‘Bad Girl’ has been used to sell movie tickets since the dawn of cinema. Lusty poses, ample cleavage and killer tag lines, we’ve gathered 40 images celebrating the classic camp style of movie advertising.  Most of these...Show More Summary

Mind Blowing Nest Houses…. and more from around the web

Mind-Blowing Nest Houses Made of Living Trees [inhabitat] What I Want From a Restaurant Website [theoatmeal] The Five Most Inappropriate Cartoon Characters of All Time [thisblogrules] Power plant in Denmark that blows smoke rings and...Show More Summary

A Naughty Star Wars Valentine: Yours to Download Free!

  The holy day of romantic obligation is fast aproaching – and the stress of finding  just the right Valentine card can be overwhelming.  But don’t worry – as long as your significant other has a sick and twisted sense of humor and basic sci-fi knowledge, we have you covered. Created by Joel Watson, this Star Wars themed Valentine is [...]

Super Bowl Ad Mocks Apple… and other Design stuff from around the web

Motorola mocks Apple’s design in new Super Bowl ad [nerve]  A nice day at the beach with the Fail Whale and some Tumbeasts [oatmeal] 23 Completely Useless signs [bannedinhollywood] Google Art Project offers gigapixel images of art classics [endgadget] The Cracked Guide to Fonts [cracked]  Ten totally weird and wonderful homes. Show More Summary

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