Category Archives: design

Not Your Mother’s Hallmark

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For those of you that feel creatively-limited by someecards, try Pigspigot, a new user-generated greeting card site.  Users can upload their own personal graphics as well as include their own greeting message making for a completely customized product. These cards can then be sent digitally for free, or printed and snail-mailed for $3.99. All card creations are then cataloged in the Pigspigot “library” for other users as inspiration or to send themselves. Designed like a greeting card-wiki, the more people use the site, the stronger it gets with more cards available… so go send one.

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Stupid Shit – IV

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Alain Berteau Designworks is a Brussels-based architecture practice that has evolved into an award-winning product and  interior design agency.  One of her designs, called Pick Up Wood, is for clothing hangers… well, sorta.

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Sold by sets of 8, these “hangers” are literally just hooks… requiring buyers to then go outdoors and find branches into which they screw the hooks.  The “green” designer thought it was a waste of energy to re-form wood and wanted to force consumers to spend time out in nature.

I’m all for eco-friendly products… I test drove a Prius… but this is stupid. Not only would these hangers take up tons of room in your closet, they are dirty, they would pull the treads of your clothing and could, god-forbid, bring bugs into your home and wardrobe.  Thanks but no thanks.  Lets keep these baby’s strictly in the concept phase…

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Art Imitates… Art

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This is one of Brandon Jan Blommaert‘s junk sculptures.  I love the idea of re-using junk but I think what I like the most is the close resemblance to the monster in Where the Wild Things Are… which, by the way, should be an awesome movie!

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Flip It Good

Mister Kama used a series of drawings on label stickers and an elevator handrail as his flipbook canvas in Milan.  Check it out…

For another interesting flipbook idea, check out Erbert and Gerbert’s Human Flipbook.


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Bottle Service

Johnnie Walker launched a new $3,000 blend available only in the Singapore airport… random, right?!?  It’s a blend from casks from nine distilleries, including some from the company’s hoarded stocks from long-closed distilleries including malt whiskey from Glen Albyn and grain whiskey from Cambus (both closed in 1983).  The whiskeys have been blended and given a final final maturation in a 100 year-old wood cask. Blah Blah Blah… the best part is that it is sold in individually numbered hand-blown Baccarat decanters.

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However, if John Walker isn’t quite in your budget, perhaps you should look into Mr. Burglar whiskey.  Not sure how great it tastes but that’s not why you’d buy it… The packaging, designed by London based agency called Fantasist, is heat sensitive so that when you put your hand on the bottle an image of a thief appears beneath your fingerprints.

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Dumpster Diving

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The creative developers behind Macro | Sea are breathing new life into Brooklyn’s urban landscape by transforming retired dumpsters into public swimming pools! Construction Chic!  And what’s even cooler?  … the company’s mission statement: Macro | Sea is a company created to do projects that we find interesting.

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Flickd – Design

I’ve been obsessing about design lately. 

I used to believe life was all about timing but I have changed my mind.  Now I firmly believe life is all about design.  Some things work by design while other things don’t… by design.

On a simple scale, this bridge is illustrative of that very idea.

(I have no idea where this bridge is… sorry)

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