a miniature deserted island in the middle of your dining table. The art of Michael Samuels
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...
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
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...
Got money to burn? 15' high ceilings? then check out Rock & Royal's custom chandeliers!
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...]
awesome art from mel kadel [Editor's Note: my fav is Un-Scared]
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.
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
Medieval Modern: Design Strikes a Defensive Posture. great times article on defensive design.
Contemporary approach to wedding stationery - Fine and Dandy.
Zink presents a digital camera with a built in ink-free printer. Heat activates color crystals embedded in the paper to create prints.
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
Beautiful series of original paintings by Ben Schlitter.
Prepared for the unexpected! Tough USB sticks by Felix Stark
Congrats to Jessica Hagy of Indexed... she just landed a book deal for her brilliant index card posts!!!
For the print and paste toy makers... here's another... Lego Stormtroopers! Impressive detail to the little pieces you need to make...
Tiny little stags head pushpins!
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.
a pretty grass-print serving tray to celebrate the first warm day in new york. Hopefully the real grass will come back soon.
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
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.
aya kato. i have known her work since 04, and it just gets better and better...
Boy and Girl ice cube tray from Walking Things. I want to make popsicles with them!
The switch candle designed by ding 3000.
A less car: 1500 lbs, no windshield, 0-60 under 4 seconds but has plenty of emotion and excitement.
This bathtub is pretty darn close to washing yourself in a pond. By Stone Forest.
Handmade ceramics from Austria. So nice. Feinedinge
Susan Kare, Designer of the first Macintosh Interface Graphics. =
Obsession of the morning ~ latest collection by Stella McCartney for Adidas
A wonderful concept of a parking garage by russian architect Melnikov. Designed in 1925 for Paris as a bridge over the Seine.
i've always been impressed by futuristic parking lots... so had to post this times article on parking solutions.
Scott Wayne Indiana's The Horse Project in Portland, OR. oxtown's also covered in brass rings to hitch your horses to too...hmmmm...
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.
"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?]
Porter Airline's Racoon branding is adorable...
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.
Your sofa is not enough!!!
Yes, No, Maybe So? Necklace
Funky, quirky, and under $100.
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.
"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!
this is what happens to a purse after the brilliant designers from Boblbee Japan are done with it.
The perfect clock for Cyclops.
This single digit clock displays the current time as a sequence of digits on a single large LED.
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"
The way i use my devices... i could really use a Solarjo Power Purse...
Levi's Dangerous Liasons advert... brilliant spot ~ as the couple strips down through the last few decades...
New mindblowing 3D animation by 1stAveMachine.
"Sixes Last" ist still my personal favorite. [Editor's Note: TED is awesome for insect lovers. wow.]
See more of Iceland's street art in this blog.
Going to Ljubljana? Spend a night in Celica Hostel, in your prison cell, designed by local artist.
interesting post on anti-skating devices on the Embarcadero. always interesting to look at the design of public spaces. via coudal.