All Blog Posts Tagged 'design' (2,031)

321: Beautiful Water Bottle with Filter

What a lovely design! If you've wanted to use a re-usable water bottle but hated the clunky design, here's something for you. 321 Water is a beautifully designed water bottle that has a unique plunger mechanism with a built-in filter so you can turn any tap water into filtered water. Not only will you help the environment, you'll have fresh, filtered water right at your… Continue

Added by alice on March 19, 2010 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

10 Cute and Clever Illustrations

A Birth Day

Jean-sébastien Deheeger is a French illustrator who's created some very cute and clever designs that will speak to your inner child. He cites his personal experiences as inspiration and he likes taking simple objects and putting a funny twist on them. I particularly love his characters' expressions.



Added by alice on March 18, 2010 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

Postcarden - Just in Time for Spring

With Spring just around the corner (at least for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere) what better time is there to send someone one of these awesome cards that grows into a garden? Postcarden sells these awesome cards in three different versions. The one shown above is called Allotment. Below are City and Botanical. Each card comes with instructions and seeds. The recipient only needs to add… Continue

Added by Mark Huckabee on March 18, 2010 at 2:01pm — 2 Comments

Cool New Home Wallpaper for DIY Room Decor

More like peal-away borders than traditional wallpaper per say, this idea lets home owners blend the best of stylish professional design with unique, personal and artistic decorative touches. So easy a kid could do it.

This is a bit like wallpapering in reverse. Sound complex? The concept is simple: add the peal-away paper elements to a selected wall surface, decorate with paint on the in-between spaces and pull back the sticky tape-like…


Added by Yasmine Zalek on March 16, 2010 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

4 Retro-Modern Hitchcock Posters

As a huge fan of modern or minimalist interpretations of old movie or tv shows, I was pleased to see Laz Marquez's work pop up on Neatorama today. His retro-modern Hitchcock posters have most definitely been inspired by Saul Bass' original posters, as explained below. Quite…


Added by alice on March 12, 2010 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Bridging the Gap between the Real and Digital Worlds -- You NEED to see this!

Until I saw this video I thought I was pretty smart. Well Pranav Mistry is now the smartest guy I've ever seen. This talk, filmed last November at TED India, is the most eye-opening thing I've seen in a long, long time. Pranav shows us how to close the gap between the data in our computers and the objects we interact with in the real world. For under $300 in hardware he produced his Sixth-Sense device that will totally blow your mind. Don't even think about… Continue

Added by Mark Huckabee on March 12, 2010 at 7:34am — 5 Comments

What To Do with My Walls..Maybe This

I repainted my walls. And for some time now...I've been pondering about what else to do with them. While looking for options I stubled upon these. I quite like them. The Pong one is cool. Might go for something like that, just to test it out. Still thinking about it.

It's not a completely new idea, But... these leave no marks when it's removed. So whether you leave it on or take it down..there will be regrets. And it enables you to… Continue

Added by Inka Leoni on March 10, 2010 at 9:30pm — 10 Comments

Breakfasts Around the World (7 pics)


Inka's post on What the World Eats made us truly appreciate how our cultural diversity plays into our food choices. Hamburg-based German photographer Oliver Schwarzwald delves specifically into our most important meal of the day with his series, "Breakfast." Here, he… Continue

Added by alice on March 8, 2010 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments

Layered Stories - Mark Weaver (12 total)

Mark Weaver's layered illustrations are beautiful because of many reasons. They give off a retro-modern vibe that makes you feel as though you're not sure which decade they were made in. The way he layers images - architecture, landscapes, portraits - also makes for a strange and complicated story, but one that's completely your own.…


Added by alice on March 4, 2010 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Norway's Newest Prison Has a Sense of Humor!

Set to open on April 1st Norway's Halden Prison is a very modern facility. It even boasts several humorous pieces of art reminiscent of Banksy. All cells have flat screen TVs and en-suite bathrooms, and some kind of view. The windows don’t have iron bars (but there is a fence around the compound). As prisons go, this one looks pretty comfortable.…


Added by Mark Huckabee on March 1, 2010 at 1:49pm — 15 Comments

Olympic Pictograms

An informative and interesting video on Olympic pictograms by designer Steven Heller for the New York Times. Heller takes us on a short journey through the good, the bad and the ugly.

Via… Continue

Added by alice on February 28, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Vintage Typewriter Keyboard Stickers

Just how cool are these vintage typewriter keyboard stickers? Probably works best if you have a black computer but I just love how a few simple stickers can instantly take you back to the old school days. You know, the time before your beloved Apple IIe.

£14.95 at… Continue

Added by alice on February 26, 2010 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Architecture Video Projection by PALNOISE

Palnoise is using this technique known as mapping to project video, effects and optical ilusions on a physical objects like buildings, cars, design pieces or ordinary objects.

Architecture projection on the facade of El Jardí theater building in Figueres (Spain) to celebrate the inaugural ceremony of Giroscopi Cultural.

*Reduced edition from the original projection,… Continue

Added by palnoise live visuals on February 23, 2010 at 8:34pm — No Comments


Lifetokens are neat little tokens that tell people what you need to say. The front of the token features a design that represents a specific sentiment, and the back of the token contains a unique six-digit code. lifetokens are real objects sent via real mail in order to express real emotions.

How It Works:

1-Tokens are purchased online and shipped anonymously via real life mail to… Continue

Added by Yasmine Zalek on February 21, 2010 at 12:17pm — 1 Comment

Designing Vancouver's Winter Olympics

What was the inspiration behind the design of Vancouver's Winter Olympics? Here's a cool video that show you some behind-the-scenes footage of how they came up with their visual eye-candy. Also, if you're interested in more Olympic design details, check out this article from Fast Company and… Continue

Added by alice on February 20, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

GOOD's Haiti Earthquake Infograph Contest Winner

GOOD magazine recently put on a contest where they asked their readers to design an infograph about Haiti's recent earthquake. The winner was Emily Schwartzman who created "Aftermath of the Haiti Earthquake." Excellent work, Emily! Check out the rest of the… Continue

Added by alice on February 19, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Series (video inside)

There's been a lot of commotion lately about Microsoft's new mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7. We'll leave it to the tech sites to give you their expert opinion, but from what we're reading this OS is taking the mobile experience to a whole new level.…


Added by alice on February 16, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Funny Design And Designer Related Cartoons

Funny cartoons by Core 77. View the rest here.…


Added by Yasmine Zalek on February 15, 2010 at 11:18am — 1 Comment

Year of the Tiger Tea (2 pics)

As millions celebrate the lunar New Year this weekend, I thought this tea packaging was really fitting. Designed by Aesthetic Apparatus, the bright tin has hand printed labels and includes a sticker that celebrates the year of the Tiger. The tea comes from the province of Yunnan and promises to be "strong and smooth, spicy and sweet, rich and earthy." Only 50 of these… Continue

Added by alice on February 13, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Sweet! ABC Paper Cups

I can't help but love these sweet paper cups. Such a simple concept but cute and smart because it lets you decide what words you want to create. Designed and sold by Seoul based IaM Design, these would be fun for kids and adults alike.

"ABC Paper Cup puts an end to the boring design of disposable paper cups, which are easily confused with one another and thus…


Added by alice on February 13, 2010 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

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