Looks like someone is taking cheap shots at Starbucks. Well, I like it! When gourmet store Brooklyn Fare decided they needed a branding strategy, they asked Mucca Design to come up everything from their packaging design, custom typeface, and copywriting to their interior signage and t-shirts. Only four colors were used through it all.… Continue
Aren't these the sweetest sticky notes you've ever seen? They're Kudamemo fruit-shaped sticky notes by D-BROS from Japan. I love the foam packaging and how they even have a drawing of the seeds on the note.…
If you lived in this "floating" glass house, where would you spend most of your time? In the bathtub, reading a book and every so often peaking into the beautiful forest? In front of the piano, channeling your inner Beethoven and composing a masterpiece? Doing the backstroke in your indoor swimming pool? Or how about in the dining room, enjoying a delicious…
Where can I get my hands on this notebook? Actually, it's best that I don't find it. Designed by Trapped in Suburbia, The Play More notebook would compel me to relentlessly throw crumpled paper balls at my dog.
Now this is exciting! A new toy, called the Force Trainer, is coming out in July that's going to be the first mass-market brain-to-computer product. How does it work? A wireless headset reads your brain activity, in a simplified version of EEG medical tests, and the circuitry translates it to physical action. If you focus well enough, the training sphere, which looks… Continue
For awhile now, I've been going back and forth in my head, thinking about ways to redesign my workspace. How do you make it open and inviting but at the same time cool and exciting? Then, I stumbled across these lovely pictures of Sharilyn's studio space. Sharilyn runs a company called Lovely Design where…
The official poster of the 2010 Olympics has just been released. The maple leaf will be the face of the official games because it is one of Canada’s most widely recognized symbols. Instead of the standard rustic red, this maple leaf is in wintery shades of blue and vibrant greens.
Cropped within the shape of a maple leaf, the bold Vancouver 2010 graphics are… Continue
Added by alice on July 1, 2009 at 10:30am —
Sometimes all it takes for a little bit of inspiration is a picture like this. A bright and beautiful living room with just the perfect amount of color and style and accessories that add depth to the room, bringing back memories of a simpler time.
Name: Amy (and Janis, her Maltese)
Profession: Editor & Founder of Venus Zine and… Continue
Added by alice on July 1, 2009 at 9:30am —
This video depicts the famous chess game between 13 year-old Bobby Fischer and Donald Byrne (then the US Chess champion) but that is not what makes it so cool. What's really cool are the custom made pieces depicting iconic moments of history from the 20th century. From the Titanic to Sputnik to the Unabomber's cabin they're all there. See how many you can recognize!
This was created by Constantin and Laurene Boym. Here is their description of… Continue
New York-based creative agency “The Apartment" designed this apartment for Cindy Gallop. Gallop is an ad agency guru who used to be chairwoman of advertising giant BBH. Her brief was simple: "At night, i want to feel like I'm in a Shanghai nightclub." What she got was just that - an apartment that looked more like a bumpin' club than a comfy home.…
I love how completely original these baby announcements are! Designed by parents, Tosh and Victoria Brown, the announcements are hip and cool in a modern vintage kind of way. Love the spare use of color and the varying fonts.
If you've ever wondered what a 9 Bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, 20,000 sq foot Miami Beach house located on a private island looked like, you'll love this post. Touzet Studio designed the recently completed Okto Villa that overlooks the Biscayne Bay. Now being offered for sale through David Solomon, a…
If your lawnmower looked this cool, do you think you'd be out mowing your lawn more often? The Husqvarna Panthera Leo is a conceptual lawn mower that's powered only by electric motors and is constructed from recycled materials. It has two hours of riding time per charge. It also charges overnight using a standard outlet.
The coolest part? You'll… Continue
Added by alice on June 29, 2009 at 9:30am —
I have always loved aquariums. I have a large one myself but it is nothing compared to these. Each of these aquariums is a true work of art. It takes as much design thought to create one of these unique aquariums as it would to create any other work of art or architecture. It may take even more since these must provide and maintain a living environment. The tank above was created by Pieter van Suijlekom and is 6 meters long. You can read more about…
If you're in or around LA this weekend, hop on over to the LA Convention Center for the Dwell on Design event. Now in its second year, the three-day design festival brings together the best and brightest from the design industry to offer visitors “real live modern design” in the form of an expansive exhibition, design conference, home tours and special events.… Continue
If you're in San Francisco, please tell me that you'll visit Metropolitan Home's first modern design showhome in San Francisco. Metropolitan Home partnered with top designers to create the ultimate house in San Francisco’s exclusive Pacific Heights neighborhood. The design team includes Martha Angus, David Olydroyd, and Greg Steart of ODADA, Min | Day, Jiun Ho, Gary… Continue
Added by alice on June 25, 2009 at 11:00am —