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Illustrator Des Taylor combines his love of Superheroes and Pin-Up Girls from the 50s for a series of faux magazine covers. *laurasweet

Illustrator Des Taylor combines his love of Superheroes and Pin-Up Girls from the 50s for a series of faux magazine covers.

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The Party Hat in art. 16 contemporary painters and sculptors, from Jeff Koons to Kathi Olivas, incorporate the party hat into their works. *laurasweet

The Party Hat in art. 16 contemporary painters and sculptors, from Jeff Koons to Kathi Olivas, incorporate the party hat into their works.

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Dallas artist Pinky Diablo, aka Tom Sale takes vintage silverplate and sterling silver spoons and creatively turns them into Skull Spoons of various sizes and styles, all of them eerily beautiful. *laurasweet

Dallas artist Pinky Diablo, aka Tom Sale takes vintage silverplate and sterling silver spoons and creatively turns them into Skull Spoons of various sizes and styles, all of them eerily beautiful.

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The book Miniscule Blue Helmets on a Massive Quest  by designer Pierre Derks.  People all over the world shot photos of 50,000 little plastic toy soldiers wearing hand-painted blue helmets like UN peacekeepers. *laurasweet

The book Miniscule Blue Helmets on a Massive Quest by designer Pierre Derks. People all over the world shot photos of 50,000 little plastic toy soldiers wearing hand-painted blue helmets like UN peacekeepers.

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Willem Dafoe stars in a new 90 second spot for Jim Beam, directed by Dante Ariola.  The commercial, from agency Strawberry Frog, is meant to imply that the choices you make, make you. *laurasweet

Willem Dafoe stars in a new 90 second spot for Jim Beam, directed by Dante Ariola. The commercial, from agency Strawberry Frog, is meant to imply that the choices you make, make you.

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Gucci, Dior, Gaultier and Hermes are among the 26 designer Christmas trees created to benefit charity for the 15th Les Sapins de Noel des Createurs. *laurasweet

Gucci, Dior, Gaultier and Hermes are among the 26 designer Christmas trees created to benefit charity for the 15th Les Sapins de Noel des Createurs.

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Peppersprouts has a great collection of laser wood engraved coasters that include modern chairs, homes, birds and classic silhouettes. *laurasweet

Peppersprouts has a great collection of laser wood engraved coasters that include modern chairs, homes, birds and classic silhouettes.

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A look at Takashi Murakami's Kiki and Kaikai floats, from inception to final balloonicles, in the 2010 Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. *laurasweet

A look at Takashi Murakami's Kiki and Kaikai floats, from inception to final balloonicles, in the 2010 Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.

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The new collaboration between illustrator Nathan Love and NBC to wish their viewing audience a Happy Thanksgiving begins airing today. *laurasweet

The new collaboration between illustrator Nathan Love and NBC to wish their viewing audience a Happy Thanksgiving begins airing today.

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3D Designer Andrew Beaumont combines ceramic and woods to create unusual "trapped" vases and tabletop pieces that are unlike almost anything you've ever seen. *laurasweet

3D Designer Andrew Beaumont combines ceramic and woods to create unusual "trapped" vases and tabletop pieces that are unlike almost anything you've ever seen.

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In Bing's new 'decode Jay-Z' site, over 300 pages of Jay-Z's life and lyrics are placed in the streets. You pick a clue, decide the path and claim the page in this online game. *laurasweet

In Bing's new 'decode Jay-Z' site, over 300 pages of Jay-Z's life and lyrics are placed in the streets. You pick a clue, decide the path and claim the page in this online game.

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Legendary beauty and portrait photographer Matthew Rolston styled and shot the remaining contestants on America's Next Top Model as mermaids by placing them under a clear case filled with water. *laurasweet

Legendary beauty and portrait photographer Matthew Rolston styled and shot the remaining contestants on America's Next Top Model as mermaids by placing them under a clear case filled with water.

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The officially licensed Etch A Sketch® iPad case by Headcase is made of impact resistant plastic, has rubber feet,  a retractable kick stand, and all the necessary iPad switches, ports, and buttons! *laurasweet

The officially licensed Etch A Sketch® iPad case by Headcase is made of impact resistant plastic, has rubber feet, a retractable kick stand, and all the necessary iPad switches, ports, and buttons!

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The AIR1, AIR2 and AIR3 aquariums by Usin-e use blown laboratory glass and unusual shapes to create modern and elegant fish tanks. *laurasweet

The AIR1, AIR2 and AIR3 aquariums by Usin-e use blown laboratory glass and unusual shapes to create modern and elegant fish tanks.

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A look at all the 3D photos of Miranda Kerr for the September issue of Vogue Italia. Shot by Steven Meisel, the fashion magazine issue came enclosed with 3D glasses. Backstage video too. *laurasweet

A look at all the 3D photos of Miranda Kerr for the September issue of Vogue Italia. Shot by Steven Meisel, the fashion magazine issue came enclosed with 3D glasses. Backstage video too.

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Colorful Cubist and Modernist Metal Birdhouses and Birdfeeders by Joe Papendick. *laurasweet

Colorful Cubist and Modernist Metal Birdhouses and Birdfeeders by Joe Papendick.

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Drill Baby is a lifelike newborn covered with tattoos that tells the tragic story of the BP Oil Spill by artist Jason Clay Lewis. *laurasweet

Drill Baby is a lifelike newborn covered with tattoos that tells the tragic story of the BP Oil Spill by artist Jason Clay Lewis.

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A new deck of playing cards that feature the artwork of two Pixar Studios artists, 54 Intercontinental Cuties has fun animated pin up girls representing places all over the world. Here's a look at the artwork from roughs to finals. *laurasweet

A new deck of playing cards that feature the artwork of two Pixar Studios artists, 54 Intercontinental Cuties has fun animated pin up girls representing places all over the world. Here's a look at the artwork from roughs to finals.

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Designed by Andres Remy Architects,  Casa Devoto in Argentina is a modern, luxurious home with what has to be one of the coolest above ground pools ever built. *laurasweet

Designed by Andres Remy Architects, Casa Devoto in Argentina is a modern, luxurious home with what has to be one of the coolest above ground pools ever built.

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Comparing director Frederic Planchon's cut of the Melting spot for Nestle brand Perrier with the spot that aired. Also shown, the award-winning accompanying print campaign shot by Jean-Yves Lemoigne. *laurasweet

Comparing director Frederic Planchon's cut of the Melting spot for Nestle brand Perrier with the spot that aired. Also shown, the award-winning accompanying print campaign shot by Jean-Yves Lemoigne.

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Dell computers has teamed up with Threadless for ten new laptop computer designs. See all 11 designs. *laurasweet

Dell computers has teamed up with Threadless for ten new laptop computer designs. See all 11 designs.

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Mignon Faget's Gulf Coast Jewelry Collection raises awareness and funds for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster. The proceeds benefit the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana. *laurasweet

Mignon Faget's Gulf Coast Jewelry Collection raises awareness and funds for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster. The proceeds benefit the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana.

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An amazing new integrated marketing campaign for Sherwin Williams features tv, print and online ads of a world made entirely of paint chips by paper sculptor Matthew Sporzynski. *laurasweet

An amazing new integrated marketing campaign for Sherwin Williams features tv, print and online ads of a world made entirely of paint chips by paper sculptor Matthew Sporzynski.

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Shopping Trophies by artist Pucci de Rossi are modern versions of wall mounted animal heads within whose stylized antlers are trademarks, logos and brand names like Nike, Gucci, Coca Cola, Prada and more. *laurasweet

Shopping Trophies by artist Pucci de Rossi are modern versions of wall mounted animal heads within whose stylized antlers are trademarks, logos and brand names like Nike, Gucci, Coca Cola, Prada and more.

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The Safe House by architect Robert Konieczny of Polish architecture firm, kwk promes, is a modern giant concrete cube home whose walls were designed to move. *laurasweet

The Safe House by architect Robert Konieczny of Polish architecture firm, kwk promes, is a modern giant concrete cube home whose walls were designed to move.

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Artware editions is presenting a small selection of artist deck chairs featuring the work of Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, Sir Peter Blake, Keith Tyson, Marc Quinn, Sam McEwan and Rob and Nicky Carter. *laurasweet

Artware editions is presenting a small selection of artist deck chairs featuring the work of Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, Sir Peter Blake, Keith Tyson, Marc Quinn, Sam McEwan and Rob and Nicky Carter.

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Sleek, stylish and very expensive, the Husqvarna solar automated robotic lawnmower is a dream tech gadget that's good for your lawn, the planet and nice long naps. *laurasweet

Sleek, stylish and very expensive, the Husqvarna solar automated robotic lawnmower is a dream tech gadget that's good for your lawn, the planet and nice long naps.

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Artist and musician Chepo Peña has combined Star Wars icons with Loteria to create Space Loteria. A hilarious sci-version of the traditional Mexican bingo cards. *laurasweet

Artist and musician Chepo Peña has combined Star Wars icons with Loteria to create Space Loteria. A hilarious sci-version of the traditional Mexican bingo cards.

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Iron Man Marketing madness. From cars to fragrance to cookies. The products and links to the retailer's specialty micro sites created to promote the upcoming release of the movie, Iron Man 2. *laurasweet

Iron Man Marketing madness. From cars to fragrance to cookies. The products and links to the retailer's specialty micro sites created to promote the upcoming release of the movie, Iron Man 2.

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The Eraser+ing Eraser is a wearable ring that doubles as an eraser. Available in 5 colors, it's a super chic way to undo. *laurasweet

The Eraser+ing Eraser is a wearable ring that doubles as an eraser. Available in 5 colors, it's a super chic way to undo.

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In the Rodarte S/S 2010 Collection runway show, the models wore body art applied by a Sharpie permanent marker, as well as couture. *laurasweet

In the Rodarte S/S 2010 Collection runway show, the models wore body art applied by a Sharpie permanent marker, as well as couture.

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Artist Diem Chau's latest crayon carvings are those of the 12 Chinese Zodiacs and can be seen in her latest gallery show which also features her amazing porcelains. *laurasweet

Artist Diem Chau's latest crayon carvings are those of the 12 Chinese Zodiacs and can be seen in her latest gallery show which also features her amazing porcelains.

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Karim Rashid's latest collection of furniture for VONDOM includes indoor/outdoor lounges, chairs, tables, flower pots and more in his typical colorful fashion. *laurasweet

Karim Rashid's latest collection of furniture for VONDOM includes indoor/outdoor lounges, chairs, tables, flower pots and more in his typical colorful fashion.

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In her first solo show at the Hespe gallery, the wonderful and whimsical work of Amberlee Rosolowich combines children and animals in illustrative oil paintings that appeal to both young and old. *laurasweet

In her first solo show at the Hespe gallery, the wonderful and whimsical work of Amberlee Rosolowich combines children and animals in illustrative oil paintings that appeal to both young and old.

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FishHotel,  glass fishbowl with ABS plastic outer shell, can be stacked to create a hotel effect. Designed by Teddy Luong. *laurasweet

FishHotel, glass fishbowl with ABS plastic outer shell, can be stacked to create a hotel effect. Designed by Teddy Luong.

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A beautiful collection of eco-friendly modern bamboo products for infants, babies and toddlers from French brand Castor & Chouca *laurasweet

A beautiful collection of eco-friendly modern bamboo products for infants, babies and toddlers from French brand Castor & Chouca

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Designer Philipp Plein has just introduced his Murano Collection which includes these fabulous hand blown Skull and flower chandeliers in clear with lustre, frosted white and black Murano glass. *laurasweet

Designer Philipp Plein has just introduced his Murano Collection which includes these fabulous hand blown Skull and flower chandeliers in clear with lustre, frosted white and black Murano glass.

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On  the day of the release of Alice In Wonderland, Disney took over the Los Angeles Times with a 3D image of  the Mad Hatter on a faux homepage wrap (the real LA times cover page was beneath it). *laurasweet

On the day of the release of Alice In Wonderland, Disney took over the Los Angeles Times with a 3D image of the Mad Hatter on a faux homepage wrap (the real LA times cover page was beneath it).

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Curiouser & Curiouser at the Gallery Nucleus opened yesterday. The show exhibits artworks by various contemporary artists inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice In Wonderland. *laurasweet

Curiouser & Curiouser at the Gallery Nucleus opened yesterday. The show exhibits artworks by various contemporary artists inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice In Wonderland.

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Hydrofloors are vertically moving floors installed in an indoor or outdoor swimming pool that can be raised to different levels and even turn the surface of the pool into a usable floor. See the video of it in action! *laurasweet

Hydrofloors are vertically moving floors installed in an indoor or outdoor swimming pool that can be raised to different levels and even turn the surface of the pool into a usable floor. See the video of it in action!

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The Gathering is a collection of highly stylized beautiful animal heads by Alexander Blank that can be worn as brooches. Presently showing at the Galerie Rob Koudjis, an Amsterdam gallery for unusual jewelry designs. *laurasweet

The Gathering is a collection of highly stylized beautiful animal heads by Alexander Blank that can be worn as brooches. Presently showing at the Galerie Rob Koudjis, an Amsterdam gallery for unusual jewelry designs.

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The low slung hammock coffee table designed by Case Real for E&Y of Japan offers a shelf for books, magazines, objets d'art or the occasional cat. *laurasweet

The low slung hammock coffee table designed by Case Real for E&Y of Japan offers a shelf for books, magazines, objets d'art or the occasional cat.

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Remember that cool toy, the Spirograph by Kenner? Alexander Purcell of Aprro Design does and his Spiro chair has just won the "Best Product" award at the 2010 California Home And Design Awards. *laurasweet

Remember that cool toy, the Spirograph by Kenner? Alexander Purcell of Aprro Design does and his Spiro chair has just won the "Best Product" award at the 2010 California Home And Design Awards.

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Artist David Foox paints anatomically correct hearts atop his own chest x-rays and then mounts them on backlit boxes for a very unique Valentine gift. Limited to 8, each costs $3000.00 *laurasweet

Artist David Foox paints anatomically correct hearts atop his own chest x-rays and then mounts them on backlit boxes for a very unique Valentine gift. Limited to 8, each costs $3000.00

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This crazy modern egg-shaped mobile office pod has a kitchen, a bathroom, interior lighting, and several storage places! Designed and built by Belgian architecture firm, dvmA for xfactoragencies. *laurasweet

This crazy modern egg-shaped mobile office pod has a kitchen, a bathroom, interior lighting, and several storage places! Designed and built by Belgian architecture firm, dvmA for xfactoragencies.

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A leather deck chair, raft and inner tube are amongst the unusual modern furniture designs by the creative duo of Vienna-based SODA. *laurasweet

A leather deck chair, raft and inner tube are amongst the unusual modern furniture designs by the creative duo of Vienna-based SODA.

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