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This is a drawing of an architecturally absurd construction.  It combines the themes of permanence and the ephemeral.  Shoddily constructed with hints of integrity, the structure has a ghost-town quality. *SlyChimera

This is a drawing of an architecturally absurd construction. It combines the themes of permanence and the ephemeral. Shoddily constructed with hints of integrity, the structure has a ghost-town quality.

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At the Arnhem Fashion Biennale the London based Dutch designer Henny van Nistelrooy presents this beautiful chandelier made of light reflecting discs that conventionally are used in photography... *Dailytonic

At the Arnhem Fashion Biennale the London based Dutch designer Henny van Nistelrooy presents this beautiful chandelier made of light reflecting discs that conventionally are used in photography...

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Kevin Van Aelst is a contributing photographer to the New York Times Magazine who uses "common artifacts and scenes from everyday life, which have been rearranged, assembled, and constructed into various forms, patterns, and illustrations." *eatmedaily

Kevin Van Aelst is a contributing photographer to the New York Times Magazine who uses "common artifacts and scenes from everyday life, which have been rearranged, assembled, and constructed into various forms, patterns, and illustrations."

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Short 3D movie made by 4 students of Supinfocom Arles in 2008, Romain Jouandeau, Adrien Chartie, Gilles Mazières and Fabien Thareau. *fubiz

Short 3D movie made by 4 students of Supinfocom Arles in 2008, Romain Jouandeau, Adrien Chartie, Gilles Mazières and Fabien Thareau.

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Stephen Colbert's shaved head graces this week's issue of Newsweek. Colbert was invited to be the magazine's first guest editor... *designer

Stephen Colbert's shaved head graces this week's issue of Newsweek. Colbert was invited to be the magazine's first guest editor...

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The new Marimekko wallpaper collection features some of the most well-known Marimekko patterns as well as a number of more recent designs from young, popular artists. [Editor's Note: i had this print on towels/placemats/etc as a kid!] *finnstyle

The new Marimekko wallpaper collection features some of the most well-known Marimekko patterns as well as a number of more recent designs from young, popular artists. [Editor's Note: i had this print on towels/placemats/etc as a kid!]

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The High Line opened today. If you are near be sure to check this new and unique park. *shmeksi

The High Line opened today. If you are near be sure to check this new and unique park.

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It is clear why art directors see potential in the 3D work of 'Red Nose Studio' (aka Chris Sickels). He makes illustrations for New York Times, Boston Magazine and several others. Great work! *ellergy

It is clear why art directors see potential in the 3D work of 'Red Nose Studio' (aka Chris Sickels). He makes illustrations for New York Times, Boston Magazine and several others. Great work!

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Merci is the new Parisian store. Opened in april 2009, it's been a real event in the french capital. [Editor's Note: it looks adorable!] *lamechante

Merci is the new Parisian store. Opened in april 2009, it's been a real event in the french capital. [Editor's Note: it looks adorable!]

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Sébastien Preschoux ([Hu] Man vs. Machine), is a brilliant french artist who mixes up the mediums of his works between acrylic and string installations. His art mostly consists of various vivid, eye popping lines that are simplistically fascinating. *josephaslam

Sébastien Preschoux ([Hu] Man vs. Machine), is a brilliant french artist who mixes up the mediums of his works between acrylic and string installations. His art mostly consists of various vivid, eye popping lines that are simplistically fascinating.

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This popcorn package does not only looks good while you pop your popcorns in the microwave but the packaging itselfs pops-up into a nice bowl when your popcorn is ready to be served! *JuliaDesign

This popcorn package does not only looks good while you pop your popcorns in the microwave but the packaging itselfs pops-up into a nice bowl when your popcorn is ready to be served!

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Emerson College professor Eric Gordon wins a MacArthur Foundation grant for his innovative use of Second Life in community planning meetings. *Metropolis

Emerson College professor Eric Gordon wins a MacArthur Foundation grant for his innovative use of Second Life in community planning meetings.

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It’s a big bubble inside an existing shell. Vanke Experiment Center is a continuous exhibition space spread out over three levels created by URBANUS. *travelwithfrankgehry

It’s a big bubble inside an existing shell. Vanke Experiment Center is a continuous exhibition space spread out over three levels created by URBANUS.

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Inedit is a beer that thinks it's a wine by the world's top chef, El Bulli’s Ferran Adrià. Cloudy, fruity, creamy and delicate.  Best kept in a wine cooler and served in a white wine glass. *we_heart

Inedit is a beer that thinks it's a wine by the world's top chef, El Bulli’s Ferran Adrià. Cloudy, fruity, creamy and delicate. Best kept in a wine cooler and served in a white wine glass.

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Ace Hotel New York ~ staying here again, and just keep discovering more awesome noteworthy typographic details that can't be missed! *NOTCOT

featured post Ace Hotel New York ~ staying here again, and just keep discovering more awesome noteworthy typographic details that can't be missed!

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Angels, wine & cocktail bar in medieval Florence.
Design by Studiounodesign - Italy *plotCAD box

Angels, wine & cocktail bar in medieval Florence.
Design by Studiounodesign - Italy

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Reebok Vector O Bat ~ apparently this new high tech bat reduces drag, has one of the stiffest handles around, uses a special alloy/composite performance matrix, and has an extended barrel profile... *NOTCOT

Reebok Vector O Bat ~ apparently this new high tech bat reduces drag, has one of the stiffest handles around, uses a special alloy/composite performance matrix, and has an extended barrel profile...

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All the Comcast Town entries are in ~ they picked a bunch, we judges picked from those, and now you get to vote! And they finally added a second level for all your stuff too! *NOTCOT

All the Comcast Town entries are in ~ they picked a bunch, we judges picked from those, and now you get to vote! And they finally added a second level for all your stuff too!

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Swiss architects Luca Selva designed this house in Lupsingen. I like contemporary houses that keep pitched roofs. Nice cladding wraps the whole volume, turning the house into a stone or trunk blending with the landscape. *tricky

Swiss architects Luca Selva designed this house in Lupsingen. I like contemporary houses that keep pitched roofs. Nice cladding wraps the whole volume, turning the house into a stone or trunk blending with the landscape.

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Some newly released colored photos of Adolf Hitler by Nazi photographer Hugo Jaeger. Images that make him seem more real and even scarier than before. *annieves

Some newly released colored photos of Adolf Hitler by Nazi photographer Hugo Jaeger. Images that make him seem more real and even scarier than before.

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LA based architects XTEN just finished the Sapphire Gallery, an addition to a private residence in Los Angeles, displays contemporary art while also providing for a home office with views to the surrounding hills. *tricky

LA based architects XTEN just finished the Sapphire Gallery, an addition to a private residence in Los Angeles, displays contemporary art while also providing for a home office with views to the surrounding hills.

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An inflatable, 20-foot long, 8-foot high replica of a human colon, teaching people all across America that colorectal cancer is preventable, treatable and beatable! *cakeheadlovesevil

An inflatable, 20-foot long, 8-foot high replica of a human colon, teaching people all across America that colorectal cancer is preventable, treatable and beatable!

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The DSLR Remote iPhone app is very handy for Canon photographers.You can trigger your PC wiresynced Cam with your iPhone, even adjust settings and see a preview of the taken picture on the iPhone Screen. *CLDFX

The DSLR Remote iPhone app is very handy for Canon photographers.You can trigger your PC wiresynced Cam with your iPhone, even adjust settings and see a preview of the taken picture on the iPhone Screen.

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Sporting Notebook Pocket - Finally! Hard Graft has taken my favorite element of their line of sleeves/pouches/etc and made a leather pocket that is like a notebook add on! *NOTCOT

Sporting Notebook Pocket - Finally! Hard Graft has taken my favorite element of their line of sleeves/pouches/etc and made a leather pocket that is like a notebook add on!

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Keeping London's landmarks visible.  Boris Johnson publishes new draft guidelines. *sophie_g

Keeping London's landmarks visible. Boris Johnson publishes new draft guidelines.

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Students at the Savannah College of Art & Design along with Freescale chip manufacturers have come up with an interesting lineup of Smartbook Concepts...have a look *++designfreak

Students at the Savannah College of Art & Design along with Freescale chip manufacturers have come up with an interesting lineup of Smartbook Concepts...have a look

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designer Angela Voulangas' portfolio includes the beautiful book 'The Handy Book of Artistic Printing: A Collection of Letterpress Examples' which she coauthored and designed with Doug Clouse. *turbografix

designer Angela Voulangas' portfolio includes the beautiful book 'The Handy Book of Artistic Printing: A Collection of Letterpress Examples' which she coauthored and designed with Doug Clouse.

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Art Basel Preview: Quality of the art at the 40th edition of the mother of all art fairs is as solid as ever. Here are some of ARTINFO's Editor's Picks from the upcoming art fair. *jplei

Art Basel Preview: Quality of the art at the 40th edition of the mother of all art fairs is as solid as ever. Here are some of ARTINFO's Editor's Picks from the upcoming art fair.

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I really enjoy these photo comics called 'My milk tooth' by Inhae. *ellergy

I really enjoy these photo comics called 'My milk tooth' by Inhae.

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The NRW-Forum in Düsseldorf questions the differences/similarities of contemporary design-art with works by designers/artists like Ron Arad, Hussein Chalayan, Liam Gillick, Marc Newson, Franz West... 23 May until 5 July... *Dailytonic

The NRW-Forum in Düsseldorf questions the differences/similarities of contemporary design-art with works by designers/artists like Ron Arad, Hussein Chalayan, Liam Gillick, Marc Newson, Franz West... 23 May until 5 July...

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Photographer David Zaitz took a 4-day road trip through rural Texas and came back with this photographic commentary on the state of Texas.  Cool shots with quirky commentary. *dzaitz

Photographer David Zaitz took a 4-day road trip through rural Texas and came back with this photographic commentary on the state of Texas. Cool shots with quirky commentary.

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The new and incredible Ace Hotel in Palm Springs, photographed by Sarah Yates. The hotel is a MUST VISIT on any trips west of the Mississippi. *theshizzle

The new and incredible Ace Hotel in Palm Springs, photographed by Sarah Yates. The hotel is a MUST VISIT on any trips west of the Mississippi.

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Emosi ~ adorable packaging for this playful little spanish creature *NOTCOT

Emosi ~ adorable packaging for this playful little spanish creature

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Oskar Zieta, designer of ‘Plopp’ and collaborator at the ETH Zürich, presented together with ETH students, an advanced design of a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT), which was developed using the same ‘FIDU’ technology. *Dailytonic

Oskar Zieta, designer of ‘Plopp’ and collaborator at the ETH Zürich, presented together with ETH students, an advanced design of a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT), which was developed using the same ‘FIDU’ technology.

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The beautiful knotted furniture of german designer Nils Holger Moormann *spotd.it

The beautiful knotted furniture of german designer Nils Holger Moormann

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Red Tresses and Freckles, artwork of Junko Mizuno - Design Milk has a peek at the upcoming show at Narwhal Art Projects. *NOTCOT

Red Tresses and Freckles, artwork of Junko Mizuno - Design Milk has a peek at the upcoming show at Narwhal Art Projects.

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The latest performance by the French mechanical marionette street theater company Royale De Luxe - with some remarkable pictures of their latest creation. *ellergy

The latest performance by the French mechanical marionette street theater company Royale De Luxe - with some remarkable pictures of their latest creation.

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Diving girl card ~ sure to brighten up anyone's day as it hangs with her floating from the balloon! *NOTCOT

Diving girl card ~ sure to brighten up anyone's day as it hangs with her floating from the balloon!

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Here's a peek inside James Jean's new book Kindling! Beautiful as always! (Video flip through even!) *NOTCOT

Here's a peek inside James Jean's new book Kindling! Beautiful as always! (Video flip through even!)

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Skate Study House presents a new series of furniture made 100% of throwaway materials - The Waste Is The Best. *newshow

Skate Study House presents a new series of furniture made 100% of throwaway materials - The Waste Is The Best.

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Beach! Sometimes its stepping out of the madness of city life helps you figure out what you should be doing! This weekend relaxing at the beach house in CT was totally inspiring ~ you've got to see the full moon! *NOTCOT

featured post Beach! Sometimes its stepping out of the madness of city life helps you figure out what you should be doing! This weekend relaxing at the beach house in CT was totally inspiring ~ you've got to see the full moon!

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Love this Christopher Uminga "Little Roosevelt" watercolor piece from 2008 ~ don't we all feel a little like this little guy some days? *NOTCOT

Love this Christopher Uminga "Little Roosevelt" watercolor piece from 2008 ~ don't we all feel a little like this little guy some days?

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"Jardins Jardin, Paris’ largest and chic-est gardening fair just opened in the Tuileries Garden" and The Horticulturalist has a nice look at some of the innovative displays! From grassy hybrid pillows to this gorgeous lamp! *NOTCOT

"Jardins Jardin, Paris’ largest and chic-est gardening fair just opened in the Tuileries Garden" and The Horticulturalist has a nice look at some of the innovative displays! From grassy hybrid pillows to this gorgeous lamp!

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The Berlin based designers Tom Kühne and Zascho Petkow strive to free themselves from traditional ideas of furniture designs and surprise again at this year´s DMY festival with their “wild” interpretation of interior objects... *Dailytonic

The Berlin based designers Tom Kühne and Zascho Petkow strive to free themselves from traditional ideas of furniture designs and surprise again at this year´s DMY festival with their “wild” interpretation of interior objects...

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Three new lamp designs presented by AAN-UIT durring the 100% Design fair in Rotterdam.
From left to right: Bronco (Castor Bours) - Roots (Marc Th. van der Voorn) and Liberté (Viktor Harmens). *interieurindex

Three new lamp designs presented by AAN-UIT durring the 100% Design fair in Rotterdam.
From left to right: Bronco (Castor Bours) - Roots (Marc Th. van der Voorn) and Liberté (Viktor Harmens).

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Martin Ballendat created N@t: a Netbook-lounge armchair, for the Italian manufacturer Rossin. *fubiz

Martin Ballendat created N@t: a Netbook-lounge armchair, for the Italian manufacturer Rossin.

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