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Entries from July 2010

hoof heels by iris schieferstein.

July 31st, 2010 · 2 Comments

German artist and designer, Iris Schieferstein, uses hollowed out horse hooves to create this exceedingly chill-worthy footwear.

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Tags: animals · art · artists · design · fashion


July 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Created by ROJO®, ®NOVA is a 7-week-long, live art event at the Museu da Imagem e do Som in Brazil, bringing together 100 artists from all over the world to create a comprehensive creative environment for the public. Now in its fourth week, ®NOVA has so far been a visual feast for the eyes. It’s scheduled to run until […]

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Tags: art · artists · design · graffiti · street culture · trends

the rubix cube of the future.

July 29th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Oy. Rubix Cubes give me enough ajada as it is, I can’t even imagine attempting this bad boy. via

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Tags: design

circ du soulmate.

July 29th, 2010 · Comments Off on circ du soulmate.

If you are single like me, I suggest that before watching this you grab yourself a bowl of ice cream, a box of tissues, and call in sick to work . . . things are about to get rough.

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muvbox ups the ante for sidewalk food venders.

July 28th, 2010 · Comments Off on muvbox ups the ante for sidewalk food venders.

What may first appear as nothing more than spiffed up shipping containers, these steel capsules double as hip little cafes in Montreal’s Old Port, serving elegant dishes such as lobster rolls and seafood pizza.  The muvbox is built from recycled steel and powered entirely by the sun. I must admit that while everything about this concept is quite clever, […]

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Tags: architecture · design · food · street culture · trends

light me up.

July 28th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Growing up the coolest looking lights I saw were probably those huge neon-purple bug zappers. When the moon hit it just right, it almost seemed like a lovely illumination rather than a death trap. Regardless, Vibia has come out with some unique outdoor lights for those warm summer nights.

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Tags: design · modern objects

richie sowa’s plastic paradise.

July 25th, 2010 · 2 Comments

I try to recycle. I have a reusable Trader Joe’s bag that sits on a shelf staring at me. I even remember to use it occasionally. However, Richie Sowa has taken the meaning of reuse and recycle much further with his plastic bottle island. Check it out here!

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designs to remember.

July 25th, 2010 · 6 Comments

Studio OOMS Twig Memory Stick   Cake Royale USB Flash Drive   Human Thumb Drive   Cereal Spoon USB Bacon Flash Drive   Mechanical Memory Key   Sushi Disk

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Tags: design · modern objects · technology

keep your money safe in a piglet bank.

July 23rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

Do you like money? Of course you. And pigs? Er, um, maybe? How about cute, little pink pigs that look like that pig from the movies, what was his name? Babe? He was cute. But somehow, a love of money and a love of cute little piglets does not equate to a love of this: […]

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Tags: animals · art · design · modern objects

first it’s soap, then it’s origami!

July 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off on first it’s soap, then it’s origami!

To celebrate its 20th birthday Compagnie de Provence wanted to give everyone who purchased its yummy soaps a gift! So, the wrapper of every box of its extra pur soap is actually an origami creature from the sea! Your wrapper could become a sea turtle, a whale, a swan, a sea lion, a sailboat, a gold fish, […]

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