27 Aug 2009, 3:10pm

“How it would be, if a house was dreaming”

Just. Plain. Trippy.

Created by urbanscreen

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The QLOCKTWO Clock by Biegert & Funk

20 Aug 2009, 12:33pm


I dig the QLOCKTWO  text-only clock from Biegert & Funk. It comes in six colors and six different languages. It will only set you back about $1,300. Might as well get two, right?

Or you can get the iPhone app for $.99.

(via BoingBoing Gadgets)

Be Consistant – REVISED

12 Aug 2009, 4:16pm

Remember that post about the timeline of both Pepsi and Coca-Cola logos? Well, there is an update…

Coke vs. pepsi revised

Still interesting…

(via Brand New)

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The Oops Design Award Nominees 2009

10 Aug 2009, 12:15pm

Cozy Furniture Collection,designed by Hannes Grebin

The Oops Design Award is not an honorable award as most design awards are. The award is presented to, “… the ugliest, silliest and most useless products completed and manufactured.” Awards are voted upon by the membership of the ODAF and this membership is openly available to the public.

Pictured: A chair from the Cozy Furniture Collection, designed by Hannes Grebin. Ew boy.

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Ink Calendar by Oscar Diaz

5 Aug 2009, 9:48am

Ink Calendar by Oscar Diaz

It’s too bad this is only a prototype but it is still pretty cool nonetheless.

The ink is absorbed slowly, and the numbers in the calendar are “printed” daily. One a day, they are filled with ink until the end of the month. A calendar self-updated, which enhances the perception of time passing and not only signaling it.

By Oscar Diaz

Be Consistant

4 Aug 2009, 10:13am

Pepsi Logo vs. Coke Logo


(via Thinking Aloud)

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Top Secret Diet from Lunchbreath

28 Jul 2009, 5:22pm

Top Secret Diet

Yes. This works. A nice illustration from Lunchbreath.

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Danger Dog Signs From Nepal

5 Jul 2009, 12:29pm

Danger Dogs

Captivated by the hand painted metal “Beware of Dog” signs that she saw all over Nepal, Michelle Page decided to start Danger Dogs from Nepal. Just send her a photo of your pup (or cat, or bird, or goat, etc) and she will have one of the numerous Nepalese artists the she has befriended recreate your pet as a Danger Dog.

Cost is a mere $250 per sign plus shipping. From your photograph, Michelle will commission three paintings from three different Nepalese artists. You chose the one you want. The other two are sold on-line and in a few galleries. This is a great deal and really helps artists in need.

“American Dogs, Nepali Jobs” has become her slogan– even though her project is international in scope as she has had orders from Canada, Denmark, England, Bangladesh, France, Switzerland and Jordan.  “This project is about keeping the artists’ dignity and giving work to the artists — keeping art as a viable profession in this digital age. Signboard artists are under-appreciated.   It is a dying art in one of the last places on earth where it is still widely practiced.  This project shows the broad spectrum of talents in Nepal.”

We may have to this for Hurley…

(via The Presurfer)

Dollar Bill Collages by Mark Wagner

15 Jun 2009, 10:46pm

Mark Wagner 05

Mark Wagner is an artist who understands the hidden beauty in the often overlooked one dollar bill. He manages to take the great features of the American dollar bill and cuts them up and rearranges the pieces into incredible art pieces. (He even takes meticulous notes on each project. Seriously.)

“The one dollar bill is the most ubiquitous piece of paper in America. Collage asks the question: what might be done to make it something else? It is a ripe material: intaglio printed on sturdy linen stock, covered in decorative filigree, and steeped in symbolism and concept. Blade and glue transform it-reproducing the effects of tapestries, paints, engravings, mosaics, and computers-striving for something bizarre, beautiful, or unbelievable… the foreign in the familiar.”

This man really knows his way around an xacto knife that is for sure…

Mark Wagner 03

I recommend going to his site to check ’em all out and wreck an hour or so like I did.

(via kickthebobo on Twitter)

There is more after the jump…

Ora ilLegale Clock

10 Jun 2009, 8:00am


The easiest clock to change for daylight savings. Ever.

It is going to be produced by these guys. Good luck finding any other info on it. Let me know if you do.

Melli Compact Lounge

9 Jun 2009, 8:00am

Compact Lounge

Whew! Thank god someone created an awesome first aid kit that fits in to modern decor. Wait…it’s filled with what now!?

Compact Lounge

*rushes to get credit card….*

(via Design Spotter)


8 Jun 2009, 6:21pm


Quality of line? Candykiller has it. And then some.

Japanese Man Hole Covers

2 Jun 2009, 7:40am

Man Hole Cover
Once again the Japanese have shown the importance of detail in the usually overlooked items one passes by every day.

First here is a set of over 1,300 covers over at Flickr.

Don’t have an hour to waste? Fine. Just check out these choice gems over at Quazen.

Lawn Scrabble (OMG!)

13 May 2009, 3:46pm

Lawn Scrabble

OMFG! I am TOTALLY going to build this. The only problem I could really see is that it would be easy to remember the wood grain on the back of the letters so you can pick the letters you want. And that is only a problem for NEW players. Buck a point, anyone? Mwuhahahah!!

Lawn Scrabble

The awesome bar has just been raised.


Visiondivision Dubai Statue Submission = AWESOME!

13 May 2009, 9:34am


Right now, I am not on board with this whole Dubai thang. If Dubai wants to have any credibility with me it will greenlight this. As their submission to the Thyssenkrupp Elevator Architecture Award (rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?), VisionDivision submitted a design for a gigantic animatronic eunuch storyteller to be placed in Zaabeel Park in Dubai. That’s right: a giant animatronic eunuch storyteller.

You had me at giant animatronic eunuch.

The idea is that the statue represents al Hakawati, an ancient Arabic storyteller. It’s arms and head move as it recites ancient Arabic stories that are broadcast through speakers that are placed throughout the park. The proposal calls for a children’s library in the base and numerous other rooms throughout the body of the sculpture including a gold room, a crystal cavern, a green room and a room full of fish tanks. Take away the children’s library and you got one helluva strip club there.

The only question is, how could this NOT win!? Look, if it doesn’t, I invite the VisionDivision guys to set this up on my front lawn. No charge. Only instead of ancient Arabic stories it will make it recite crazy non-sequitur jibberish. Or Henry Rollins spoken word stuff. Or how about if it just shouts, “Hi, neighbor!!” every three minutes? Oh, the fun I could have…

(via designbloom)