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Entries from May 2009

function key fresh picks.

May 29th, 2009 · Comments Off on function key fresh picks.

The weekend is upon us, and these are some of our favorite things to get into . . . texts from last night Now you can share your most embarrassing mobile moments online — forever. Here’s a funny one: (713): We need to get cat food (713): Nevermind, the cat will eat lucky charms Visit […]

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Tags: fashion · film · music · technology

toyota prius "harmony" commercial.

May 28th, 2009 · 4 Comments

If you haven’t caught the new commercial for the third-generation Toyota Prius, allow me to introduce you . . . It’s a visual thrill ride through gardens and meadowlands composed of Anne Gedes-esque, costumed humans, who move in a choreographed  “wave” as the Prius passes by. Some people think the concept  is a little creepy, […]

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Tags: advertising · travel · trends

dark miracle box by black sheep and prodigal sons.

May 27th, 2009 · Comments Off on dark miracle box by black sheep and prodigal sons.

Repost from 2Modern Design Talk . . . Black Sheep and Prodigal Sons is run by Brooklyn-based designer Derrick Cruz. Its dark and alluring collection comprises items created using both vintage and handcrafted elements, including jewelry, ashtrays, scarves, and combs. Additionally, Mr. Cruz produces several limited edition pieces, including my favorite, the Dark Miracle Box. […]

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Tags: design · fashion · jewelry

lego architecture series.

May 21st, 2009 · Comments Off on lego architecture series.

In a stroke of genius, LEGO is honoring world-famous structures by turning them into little plastic brick models. Its Architecture series features a who’s who line-up of renowned landmarks such as the Sears Tower and the Space Needle, and there are rumors that a Falling Water model is set to be released later this year. […]

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Tags: architecture · design

darcel x colette: bic mini lighters.

May 20th, 2009 · Comments Off on darcel x colette: bic mini lighters.

Yes, it’s no secret, the function key loves Darcel. And how could you not? He’s a one-eyed, New York-based, egg-shaped thingamajig with a lovingly dour outlook on life and a happening social calendar. Even Colette seems smitten with the monocle-specked character, first teaming up for the latest edition of  The Arkitip Intel and now appearing […]

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Tags: artists · design · street culture · trends

TING belt rug.

May 20th, 2009 · Comments Off on TING belt rug.

Repost from 2modern design talk . . . I’m always impressed with designers who transfrom cast-aside objects. And, depending on what it is that’s being reconstituted, its new found design can really add an element of surprise to your decor. Take for instance, this rug. At first glance, it seems to be made of wooden […]

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Tags: design · modern objects

the hottest black dresses under $200 for summer.

May 19th, 2009 · Comments Off on the hottest black dresses under $200 for summer.

Last summer I made it my mission to find the perfect black jersey dress that I could throw on at a moment’s notice and look good no matter where I was headed. I settled on a great little dress from Love YaYa, probably wore at least three times a week, and continued to wear it […]

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Tags: fashion

rojo prana — pure solid true.

May 15th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Rojo is a great resource for discovering worldwide contemporary artists. And its latest (nicely) printed issue — 240 pages of ad-free content printed on heavyweight paper — is now available for pre-order. Priced at 35 euros, the issue features exclusive artwork by artists including Pascale Mira Tschäni, Michael Husmann Tschäni, Theo Gennitsakis, Joey Piziali, Anna […]

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Tags: art · artists · graffiti · paper goods · street culture · trends

25 years of logos by duffy & partners.

May 13th, 2009 · Comments Off on 25 years of logos by duffy & partners.

2Modern Design Talk repost . . . If you like graphic design and logos you must check this out! Internationally acclaimed design and branding firm Duffy & Partners has released the top 150 logos its created over the past quarter century. Looking through the slide show some logos immediately popped out at me (Fresca, Miller […]

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Tags: advertising · design

hugh hayden's gumball furniture.

May 13th, 2009 · Comments Off on hugh hayden's gumball furniture.

Is this week over yet? What! It’s only Wednesday!? Dear God it’s been hella busy. And that’s why I’m thankful I can take a break and pour over these fabulous gumball-inspired furniture by Hugh Hayden. (More images at NY Magazine) Also, while taking a look at Mr. Hayden’s chairs, take time to check out the […]

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Tags: architecture · design · modern objects