I work in advertising and marketing so great copywriting always catches my eye. Here's a campaign from AARP that is edgy and surprising. Not just because of what they do, but who did it. You have to watch the whole thing to get the genius, but I think it's worth it (and it's only two… Continue
A spectacularly brilliant idea! Rona, the largest Canadian retailer and distributor of hardware, renovation and gardening products, recently announced their used paint recovery program across its stores. "This new program for municipal hazardous or special waste, often called 'household hazardous waste,' will help ensure that consumer products such as left over paints… Continue
This liquid lamp, designed by Kouichi Okamoto, will give your guests an experience they'll never forget. It reminds us of red paint (or blood) that's spilled over. Your friends will either think you're clumsy or a murderer. Let's hope clumsy!
Love this poster of Mahattan (titled 'Man Hat Tan') that was a collaboration between Three Potato Four and designer Jim Datz. It combines several of their loves (and ours) - New York City, typography, color, 50's inspired illustrations, and urban signage.
The first edition quickly sold out (in a week and a half) but… Continue
British architect Alex Michaelis created an modern, eco-friendly home for him, his wife and his three kids in London. The subterranean fun house was made with his kids in mind; it has everything from a slide to an indoor pool and rock climbing wall. If that's not enough, they also have a foosball table and giant bean bags.
For all you Beatles fans out there, check out these new t-shirts and notes at the Supermarket. The Bixels t-shirt combines the best of the Beatles and pixels into one super, clean looking design. Also, check out the… Continue
Added by alice on April 19, 2009 at 1:00pm —
Some people have the most creative imaginations. This Guitar Hero cake takes one of the best video games and turns it into one awesome cake. Absolutely love the lettering and the flames shooting out. The keys and microphones are other great touches.
Here's a collection of some of my favorite vintage modern design ideas I absolutely love. Some day when I get the time and energy to decorate my house, I'd love to refer back to this post and design away...
You know I'm a huge fan of wall art and when you combine it with monsters it can only be described as magic! Artist Jan Willem Wennekes has put up some amazing work on his Behance page. These look more like painted pieces than vinyl stickers but we're crossing our fingers that these become vinyl stickers real soon!…
This is an older story but one that I wanted to share. Back in June 2007, Saskatchewan artist Heather Benning transformed an abandoned farmhouse in southwestern Manitoba into a giant dollhouse. She replaced the north-facing wall with Plexiglas, showcasing its interior and then fully restored the house with candy-colored walls and furniture from the 1960s, when the home was abandoned.
"I wanted to show the passage of time … I was able to… Continue
Added by alice on April 9, 2009 at 12:33pm —
My hard working Macbook wants its version of the Snuggie. So what's a girl to do? How about offer her up a laptop sleeve made of 100% wool felt that'll keep her nice and happy? Best part? The right flap can be used as a mouse pad!
Love the idea behind this sleeve designed by redmaloo but for $135?
I may just run to… Continue
How did Tar Heel fans celebrate their win over the Spartans in the NCAA finals? By congregating at the intersection of Franklin and Columbia. Sweet timelapse video created by taking 931 images above that intersection on the rooftop of Spanky's restaurant. An image was shot every 5 seconds. Check out the guys in the trees at around :16s and the pockets of… Continue
Added by alice on April 8, 2009 at 10:46am —
Looking forward to watching the Office star John Krasinski star alongside SNL alum Maya Rudolph in the latest Sam Mendes movie, Away We Go. (Mendes is best known for his movies Revolutionary Road, Jarhead, and American Beauty.) It's about the journey of an expectant couple as they travel the U.S. in search of the perfect place to put down roots and raise their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of people… Continue
Added by alice on April 7, 2009 at 9:30pm —
Absolutely love this short video created by Stuart O'Keeffe for Populous' song Man Overboard. As you know I have a thing for monsters, add in a groovy song and you've got a music video that's nothing short of awesome.
Mark the date! On April 9th, "The Simpsons" stamps will be unveiled. The U.S. Postal Service will immortalize and celebrate the the longest-running primetime comedy's 20th anniversary this year with stamps that include Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie.
The 44-cent first-class mail stamps, designed by Simpsons creator and executive producer Matt Groening,… Continue
Added by alice on April 1, 2009 at 2:55pm —