A still taken from the animated short "The Big Brother State", a film about public surveillance and its consequences. [Editor's Note: gorgeous visuals... and thought provoking as well...]

A still taken from the animated short "The Big Brother State", a film about public surveillance and its consequences. [Editor's Note: gorgeous visuals... and thought provoking as well...]

nice!
#3374
problem!
Legos + Surrealist/Pop Art = brilliance... must check out the images from the Art Craziest Nation exhibition.

FEATUREDLegos + Surrealist/Pop Art = brilliance... must check out the images from the Art Craziest Nation exhibition.

nice!
#3373
problem!
love will tear us apart.  this rug is stunning.  i want it.  HZL = calle henzel

love will tear us apart. this rug is stunning. i want it. HZL = calle henzel

nice!
#3372
problem!
Love this money bowl that SwissMiss found ~ especially the part where she mentions you could just slide those pesky coins you left there when emptying in your pocket, while chatting on the phone... great way to save.

Love this money bowl that SwissMiss found ~ especially the part where she mentions you could just slide those pesky coins you left there when emptying in your pocket, while chatting on the phone... great way to save.

nice!
#3370
problem!
Norwegian Highway Lookout by Todd Saunders & Tommie Wilhelmsen. What a spot to go"parking"...

Norwegian Highway Lookout by Todd Saunders & Tommie Wilhelmsen. What a spot to go"parking"...

nice!
#3369
problem!
Philip Ross's 'Triple Now Power' tree ring piece. His "Juggernaut" plant survival system is a hydroponic- head-shaker.

Philip Ross's 'Triple Now Power' tree ring piece. His "Juggernaut" plant survival system is a hydroponic- head-shaker.

nice!
#3368
problem!
The first  toy art from Brazil. [Editor's Note ~ no way its the first?!?! But Ted Hole is still kind of cool]

The first toy art from Brazil. [Editor's Note ~ no way its the first?!?! But Ted Hole is still kind of cool]

nice!
#3367
problem!
Want a Wii? More details at .com ~ but basically ~ we love the wii, have an extra, and have decided to give it away to a reader that fills out the FM Survey. So just leave your email in the comments section at the bottom.

Want a Wii? More details at .com ~ but basically ~ we love the wii, have an extra, and have decided to give it away to a reader that fills out the FM Survey. So just leave your email in the comments section at the bottom.

nice!
#3366
problem!
a miniature deserted island in the middle of your  dining table. The art of Michael Samuels

a miniature deserted island in the middle of your dining table. The art of Michael Samuels

nice!
#3365
problem!
Kama Sutra Condoms by Atypyk over at Charles and Marie ~ collect 'em like baseball cards they say... since 10 to a pack and oh so many positions...

Kama Sutra Condoms by Atypyk over at Charles and Marie ~ collect 'em like baseball cards they say... since 10 to a pack and oh so many positions...

nice!
#3364
problem!
Impressive to see this chart of some of the largest food processors in the US ~ how many organic brands they have acquired in the last few years ~ and how many they have launched

Impressive to see this chart of some of the largest food processors in the US ~ how many organic brands they have acquired in the last few years ~ and how many they have launched

nice!
#3363
problem!
Congrats to Josh Spear on his latest endeavor, the Spear Collective ~ a hand picked group of artists that they will represent and match up with great brands...

Congrats to Josh Spear on his latest endeavor, the Spear Collective ~ a hand picked group of artists that they will represent and match up with great brands...

nice!
#3362
problem!
Got money to burn? 15' high ceilings? then check out Rock & Royal's custom chandeliers!

Got money to burn? 15' high ceilings? then check out Rock & Royal's custom chandeliers!

nice!
#3361
problem!
History of Men with Cramps: The Documentary. "Male Menstrual Cramps have directly or indirectly caused the most important events in history..."  [Editor's Note: ThermaCare HeatWraps went all out...]

History of Men with Cramps: The Documentary. "Male Menstrual Cramps have directly or indirectly caused the most important events in history..." [Editor's Note: ThermaCare HeatWraps went all out...]

nice!
#3360
problem!
awesome art from mel kadel [Editor's Note:  my fav is Un-Scared]

awesome art from mel kadel [Editor's Note: my fav is Un-Scared]

nice!
#3359
problem!
Say it with flowers aka in-your-face  floral wrath. The 'Bouquet of Anger' by Niels van Eijk & Miriam van der Lubbe's  and their entire "Bouquets of Emotion" collection.

Say it with flowers aka in-your-face floral wrath. The 'Bouquet of Anger' by Niels van Eijk & Miriam van der Lubbe's and their entire "Bouquets of Emotion" collection.

nice!
#3358
problem!
It may look like a head of iceberg lettuce, but it's actually a safe - theres a hidden compartment that hides your valuables from prying eyes...  From bimbambanana.com

It may look like a head of iceberg lettuce, but it's actually a safe - theres a hidden compartment that hides your valuables from prying eyes... From bimbambanana.com

nice!
#3357
problem!
Medieval Modern: Design Strikes a Defensive Posture.  great times article on defensive design.

Medieval Modern: Design Strikes a Defensive Posture. great times article on defensive design.

nice!
#3356
problem!
Contemporary approach to  wedding stationery - Fine and Dandy.

Contemporary approach to wedding stationery - Fine and Dandy.

nice!
#3355
problem!
Zink presents a digital camera with a built in ink-free printer. Heat activates color crystals embedded in the paper to create prints.

Zink presents a digital camera with a built in ink-free printer. Heat activates color crystals embedded in the paper to create prints.

nice!
#3354
problem!
Subtlest incense burner i've ever seen... and oh so cute. Smokehouse by Jan Hartmann ~ air flows in the door and smoke out the chimney

Subtlest incense burner i've ever seen... and oh so cute. Smokehouse by Jan Hartmann ~ air flows in the door and smoke out the chimney

nice!
#3353
problem!
Beautiful series of original paintings by Ben Schlitter.

Beautiful series of original paintings by Ben Schlitter.

nice!
#3352
problem!
Prepared for the unexpected! Tough USB sticks by Felix Stark

Prepared for the unexpected! Tough USB sticks by Felix Stark

nice!
#3351
problem!
Congrats to Jessica Hagy of Indexed... she just landed a book deal for her brilliant index card posts!!!

Congrats to Jessica Hagy of Indexed... she just landed a book deal for her brilliant index card posts!!!

nice!
#3350
problem!
For the print and paste toy makers... here's another... Lego Stormtroopers! Impressive detail to the little pieces you need to make...

For the print and paste toy makers... here's another... Lego Stormtroopers! Impressive detail to the little pieces you need to make...

nice!
#3349
problem!
Tiny little stags head pushpins!

Tiny little stags head pushpins!

nice!
#3348
problem!
3-form, a green-conscious company now has the capiz play configurator. you can lay out your own capiz tiles (in various colors and 2 sizes) and they will sandwhich your design in a resin material.

3-form, a green-conscious company now has the capiz play configurator. you can lay out your own capiz tiles (in various colors and 2 sizes) and they will sandwhich your design in a resin material.

nice!
#3347
problem!
a pretty grass-print serving tray to celebrate the first warm day in new york. Hopefully the real grass will come back soon.

a pretty grass-print serving tray to celebrate the first warm day in new york. Hopefully the real grass will come back soon.

nice!
#3346
problem!
cmd+Z, cmd+Z, cmd+Z ~ that feels like the story of my friday night... check out this and other playful designy geeked out wearables from Insanely Great Tees

FEATUREDcmd+Z, cmd+Z, cmd+Z ~ that feels like the story of my friday night... check out this and other playful designy geeked out wearables from Insanely Great Tees

nice!
#3345
problem!
Super Rad Toys ~ bunch of signings/events coming up next week for LA kiddies... including Dalek’s Gosho/Ningyo Project Release & Signing on the 10th at Tradition.

Super Rad Toys ~ bunch of signings/events coming up next week for LA kiddies... including Dalek’s Gosho/Ningyo Project Release & Signing on the 10th at Tradition.

nice!
#3344
problem!
aya kato. i have known her work since 04, and it just gets better and better...

aya kato. i have known her work since 04, and it just gets better and better...

nice!
#3343
problem!
Boy and Girl ice cube tray from Walking Things. I want to make popsicles with them!

Boy and Girl ice cube tray from Walking Things. I want to make popsicles with them!

nice!
#3342
problem!
The switch candle designed by ding 3000.

The switch candle designed by ding 3000.

nice!
#3341
problem!
A less car: 1500 lbs, no windshield, 0-60 under 4 seconds but has plenty of emotion and excitement.

A less car: 1500 lbs, no windshield, 0-60 under 4 seconds but has plenty of emotion and excitement.

nice!
#3340
problem!
This bathtub is pretty darn close to washing yourself in a pond. By Stone Forest.

This bathtub is pretty darn close to washing yourself in a pond. By Stone Forest.

nice!
#3339
problem!
Handmade ceramics from Austria.  So nice. Feinedinge

Handmade ceramics from Austria. So nice. Feinedinge

nice!
#3338
problem!
Susan Kare, Designer of the first Macintosh Interface Graphics. =

Susan Kare, Designer of the first Macintosh Interface Graphics. =

nice!
#3337
problem!
Obsession of the morning ~ latest collection by Stella McCartney for Adidas

FEATUREDObsession of the morning ~ latest collection by Stella McCartney for Adidas

nice!
#3336
problem!
A wonderful concept of a parking garage by russian architect Melnikov. Designed in 1925 for Paris as a bridge over the Seine.

A wonderful concept of a parking garage by russian architect Melnikov. Designed in 1925 for Paris as a bridge over the Seine.

nice!
#3335
problem!
i've always been impressed by futuristic parking lots... so had to post this times article on parking solutions.

i've always been impressed by futuristic parking lots... so had to post this times article on parking solutions.

nice!
#3334
problem!
Scott Wayne Indiana's The Horse Project in Portland, OR.  oxtown's also covered in brass rings to hitch your horses to too...hmmmm...

Scott Wayne Indiana's The Horse Project in Portland, OR. oxtown's also covered in brass rings to hitch your horses to too...hmmmm...

nice!
#3333
problem!
Breath Palette ~ 32 flavors ~ toothpastes and mouthwashes... even a 0 flavor for cleansing the palette... or everything from indian curry to expresso to pumpkin pudding.

Breath Palette ~ 32 flavors ~ toothpastes and mouthwashes... even a 0 flavor for cleansing the palette... or everything from indian curry to expresso to pumpkin pudding.

nice!
#3332
problem!
"Baby Be of Use" series of board books by Lisa Brown at McSweeny's... [as shade elaine said... where's the "baby write my CSS" one?]

FEATURED"Baby Be of Use" series of board books by Lisa Brown at McSweeny's... [as shade elaine said... where's the "baby write my CSS" one?]

nice!
#3331
problem!
Porter Airline's Racoon branding is adorable...

FEATUREDPorter Airline's Racoon branding is adorable...

nice!
#3330
problem!
After purchasing a mini venus fly trap ~ we needed something to display it in... here is Shade Elaine's research on Bell Jars and Glass Bubbles.

FEATUREDAfter purchasing a mini venus fly trap ~ we needed something to display it in... here is Shade Elaine's research on Bell Jars and Glass Bubbles.

nice!
#3329
problem!
Carpet-lounge

Your sofa is not enough!!!

Carpet-lounge

Your sofa is not enough!!!

nice!
#3328
problem!
Yes, No, Maybe So? Necklace

Funky, quirky, and under $100.

Yes, No, Maybe So? Necklace

Funky, quirky, and under $100.

nice!
#3327
problem!
Subvertizing the fashion/model/body image industry is always entertaining. So, make your own and do it yourself! DIY coldsores... Via The Anti-Advertising Agency.

Subvertizing the fashion/model/body image industry is always entertaining. So, make your own and do it yourself! DIY coldsores... Via The Anti-Advertising Agency.

nice!
#3326
problem!
"Dedos", is a rather simple glass design that can give our daily newspaper reading a bit more style. It feels like a part of you!

"Dedos", is a rather simple glass design that can give our daily newspaper reading a bit more style. It feels like a part of you!

nice!
#3325
problem!
this is what happens to a purse after the brilliant designers from Boblbee Japan are done with it.

this is what happens to a purse after the brilliant designers from Boblbee Japan are done with it.

nice!
#3324
problem!
The perfect clock for Cyclops.

This single digit clock displays the current time as a sequence of digits on a single large LED.

The perfect clock for Cyclops.

This single digit clock displays the current time as a sequence of digits on a single large LED.

nice!
#3323
problem!
UGH. I know we've all experienced a few of each of these... "8 types of bad creative critics"... this is definitely a "funny b/c its true"

UGH. I know we've all experienced a few of each of these... "8 types of bad creative critics"... this is definitely a "funny b/c its true"

nice!
#3322
problem!
The way i use my devices... i could really use a Solarjo Power Purse...

The way i use my devices... i could really use a Solarjo Power Purse...

nice!
#3321
problem!
Levi's Dangerous Liasons advert... brilliant spot ~ as the couple strips down through the last few decades...

Levi's Dangerous Liasons advert... brilliant spot ~ as the couple strips down through the last few decades...

nice!
#3320
problem!
New mindblowing  3D animation by 1stAveMachine.
"Sixes Last" ist still my personal favorite. [Editor's Note: TED is awesome for insect lovers. wow.]

New mindblowing 3D animation by 1stAveMachine.
"Sixes Last" ist still my personal favorite. [Editor's Note: TED is awesome for insect lovers. wow.]

nice!
#3319
problem!
Female????
See more of Iceland's street art in this blog.

Female????
See more of Iceland's street art in this blog.

nice!
#3318
problem!
Going to Ljubljana? Spend a night in Celica Hostel, in your prison cell, designed by local artist.

Going to Ljubljana? Spend a night in Celica Hostel, in your prison cell, designed by local artist.

nice!
#3317
problem!
interesting post on anti-skating devices on the Embarcadero.  always interesting to look at the design of public spaces.  via coudal.

interesting post on anti-skating devices on the Embarcadero. always interesting to look at the design of public spaces. via coudal.

nice!
#3316
problem!
The ultimate self-adjusting office chair plus seven more concepts that will make your daily grind a little smoother

The ultimate self-adjusting office chair plus seven more concepts that will make your daily grind a little smoother

nice!
#3315
problem!
In the spirit of classic puzzle games such as Tetris and Bejeweled, Frenzic tests both the mind and the reflexes and offers hours of endless fun on Mac OS X.

In the spirit of classic puzzle games such as Tetris and Bejeweled, Frenzic tests both the mind and the reflexes and offers hours of endless fun on Mac OS X.

nice!
#3313
problem!
outdoor hot tub heated by log fire. beautiful (:  Dutchtub ~ [Editor's Note: previously seen at #1190, but its been a while, and its cold out]

outdoor hot tub heated by log fire. beautiful (: Dutchtub ~ [Editor's Note: previously seen at #1190, but its been a while, and its cold out]

nice!
#3312
problem!
The design represents a pair of 2-sided watches. One is for showing accurate time and the other side, being divided into 24 portions, is for showing the 24 hours.

The design represents a pair of 2-sided watches. One is for showing accurate time and the other side, being divided into 24 portions, is for showing the 24 hours.

nice!
#3311
problem!
UPS Whiteboard campaign... now with pics of the billboards!!! Thanks to IQ Interactive that handled the online components.

FEATUREDUPS Whiteboard campaign... now with pics of the billboards!!! Thanks to IQ Interactive that handled the online components.

nice!
#3310
problem!
Hard to remove. Glide Dental Floss.
Ultimate campaign from Saatchi & Saatchi -NY. Via CCSP.

Hard to remove. Glide Dental Floss.
Ultimate campaign from Saatchi & Saatchi -NY. Via CCSP.

nice!
#3309
problem!
Great  finnish illustrator that lives in Barcelona. Pietari Posti

Great finnish illustrator that lives in Barcelona. Pietari Posti

nice!
#3308
problem!
this is a simple sledge. but it is foldable and it is made of recycled plastic. funny...

this is a simple sledge. but it is foldable and it is made of recycled plastic. funny...

nice!
#3307
problem!
Remember how proud you were of your Transformers and He-Man lunch boxes back in grade school? Well now you can bring those feelings back in style thanks to Dark Horse Comics.

Remember how proud you were of your Transformers and He-Man lunch boxes back in grade school? Well now you can bring those feelings back in style thanks to Dark Horse Comics.

nice!
#3306
problem!
Interchange Tiles, based on satellite imagery of major highway interchanges.

Interchange Tiles, based on satellite imagery of major highway interchanges.

nice!
#3305
problem!
Crop Circle typography... johnson bank has turned turn crop circles into type for quaker oats. as a starting point the agency used an aerial picture they found of an e made from a spiral of mandlebrot-like circles.

Crop Circle typography... johnson bank has turned turn crop circles into type for quaker oats. as a starting point the agency used an aerial picture they found of an e made from a spiral of mandlebrot-like circles.

nice!
#3304
problem!
"I believe in the transforming power of the art.
I believe in the manipulating power of the mass media. And this is enough."  Santo Forte

"I believe in the transforming power of the art.
I believe in the manipulating power of the mass media. And this is enough." Santo Forte

nice!
#3303
problem!
Pour incredibly rich chocolate on bubble wrap? This is the most delicious thing i've found in WEEKS. De Lessio's Bubble Wrap Chocolate...

FEATUREDPour incredibly rich chocolate on bubble wrap? This is the most delicious thing i've found in WEEKS. De Lessio's Bubble Wrap Chocolate...

nice!
#3302
problem!
Fermenting Revolution: How to Drink Beer and Save the World... love the cover, and it sounds like an interesting idea

Fermenting Revolution: How to Drink Beer and Save the World... love the cover, and it sounds like an interesting idea

nice!
#3301
problem!
Lego Wii-ing...

Lego Wii-ing...

nice!
#3300
problem!
MOVE, new product line from Normann Copenhagen ~ my favorite is the Tube Key Hanger (there is also a money clip, pillbox, and credit card holder)

MOVE, new product line from Normann Copenhagen ~ my favorite is the Tube Key Hanger (there is also a money clip, pillbox, and credit card holder)

nice!
#3299
problem!
SwissMiss found this great kids rocking "horse" ~ the Sibi Olga... love the curves...

SwissMiss found this great kids rocking "horse" ~ the Sibi Olga... love the curves...

nice!
#3298
problem!
Beetle Inspired Body Armor :D by Pocski

Beetle Inspired Body Armor :D by Pocski

nice!
#3297
problem!
Claude Cormier, "paysagiste",  bedecks trees in blue bubbles in his FantasyLandscape remakes. See also "Lipstick Forest" and "Solange".

Claude Cormier, "paysagiste", bedecks trees in blue bubbles in his FantasyLandscape remakes. See also "Lipstick Forest" and "Solange".

nice!
#3296
problem!
Lovely "dreaming tree" necklace by Mighty Flirt...

Lovely "dreaming tree" necklace by Mighty Flirt...

nice!
#3295
problem!
Help save the DJs. DJs Anonymous.

Help save the DJs. DJs Anonymous.

nice!
#3294
problem!
fullbleed.org: T-shirts for your inner Magritte. [Editor's Note: previously featured on notcot.com]

fullbleed.org: T-shirts for your inner Magritte. [Editor's Note: previously featured on notcot.com]

nice!
#3293
problem!
buntspecht, a nice little label from germany with cute shirts for boys and girls

buntspecht, a nice little label from germany with cute shirts for boys and girls

nice!
#3292
problem!
Urban Flora is a project that aims to alter city dwellers experience of their environment through a series of stickers that identify objects in the urban environment.

Urban Flora is a project that aims to alter city dwellers experience of their environment through a series of stickers that identify objects in the urban environment.

nice!
#3291
problem!
To find the local time in another time zone, simply roll the clock so the city representing that time zone is on top.

To find the local time in another time zone, simply roll the clock so the city representing that time zone is on top.

nice!
#3290
problem!
UPS Whiteboard campaign ~ worth checking out the website, billboards, and ads... and especially this ridiculous "Cardboard Magneto" parody ad...

FEATUREDUPS Whiteboard campaign ~ worth checking out the website, billboards, and ads... and especially this ridiculous "Cardboard Magneto" parody ad...

nice!
#3289
problem!
Bloomframe ~ brilliant product to have a convertible window/balcony ~ a brilliant condo living space saver/maker.

FEATUREDBloomframe ~ brilliant product to have a convertible window/balcony ~ a brilliant condo living space saver/maker.

nice!
#3288
problem!
Grooooovy Karim Rashid Chaise Longue from Aitali

Grooooovy Karim Rashid Chaise Longue from Aitali

nice!
#3287
problem!
ISAK ~ some great accessories with fun playful graphic design... wallpaper, plates, trays, books and more.

FEATUREDISAK ~ some great accessories with fun playful graphic design... wallpaper, plates, trays, books and more.

nice!
#3286
problem!
The beautiful mess of analog tape strewn from great heights...  Brought to you by designer Rob Bolick, via INDVSL.

The beautiful mess of analog tape strewn from great heights... Brought to you by designer Rob Bolick, via INDVSL.

nice!
#3285
problem!
Beautifully layered works of art to hold your pants up!  Los Angeles-based artist and illustrator Brooks Salzwedel lends his dreamy eye to fashion. [Editor's Note: prev seen on .com, but worth linking again!]

Beautifully layered works of art to hold your pants up! Los Angeles-based artist and illustrator Brooks Salzwedel lends his dreamy eye to fashion. [Editor's Note: prev seen on .com, but worth linking again!]

nice!
#3284
problem!
Technicolour Waistcoat - by Karan Singh. A brand new tee from People Like Us, such amazing colours & awesome details!

Technicolour Waistcoat - by Karan Singh. A brand new tee from People Like Us, such amazing colours & awesome details!

nice!
#3283
problem!
HAVIDOL. When more is not enough. The first and only treatment for dysphoric social attention consumption deficit anxiety disorder (DSACDAD). Brilliant project by Justine Cooper ~ must see the ads.

FEATUREDHAVIDOL. When more is not enough. The first and only treatment for dysphoric social attention consumption deficit anxiety disorder (DSACDAD). Brilliant project by Justine Cooper ~ must see the ads.

nice!
#3282
problem!
Hip documentary film  on world's largest collection of word/ image art and artist books. Also retro  floral print website. [Editor's Note ~ watch the trailer ~ "home sweet, museum"]

Hip documentary film on world's largest collection of word/ image art and artist books. Also retro floral print website. [Editor's Note ~ watch the trailer ~ "home sweet, museum"]

nice!
#3281
problem!
Wout Berger's new dutch plantings. Rows upon rows of c-print wonder.

Wout Berger's new dutch plantings. Rows upon rows of c-print wonder.

nice!
#3280
problem!
Esther Derkx has  added her trademark humor in the form of designs screenprinted onto wine glasses.

Esther Derkx has added her trademark humor in the form of designs screenprinted onto wine glasses.

nice!
#3279
problem!
Anhdres - Portfolio of an amazing illustrator from Argentina.

Anhdres - Portfolio of an amazing illustrator from Argentina.

nice!
#3278
problem!
For pattern lovers: POP font by Kapitza

For pattern lovers: POP font by Kapitza

nice!
#3275
problem!
Highspeed oliedruppel

Highspeed oliedruppel

nice!
#3274
problem!
EcoShack's Nomad Yurt...for commitment phobes and the green yak-packing set. Who needs the overhead of a mortgage?

EcoShack's Nomad Yurt...for commitment phobes and the green yak-packing set. Who needs the overhead of a mortgage?

nice!
#3273
problem!
creating a verbal identity?  scott milano cott and his team create not only a name for a brand, a label, a product.  they create an image in your head only by the sound of that brand's name.

creating a verbal identity? scott milano cott and his team create not only a name for a brand, a label, a product. they create an image in your head only by the sound of that brand's name.

nice!
#3272
problem!
'the italian alphabet' by olivier quagliotto, a shortlisted entry to the 'FIAT 500 wants you competition' in the lifestyles category.

'the italian alphabet' by olivier quagliotto, a shortlisted entry to the 'FIAT 500 wants you competition' in the lifestyles category.

nice!
#3271
problem!
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