Gorgeous Greek Getaway: Villa Aqua et Terra In Crete

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Looking for a great getaway? The gorgeous 4 bedroom Villa Aqua et Terra in Crete, Greece has breathtaking views, a gourmet kitchen and inviting plunge pool. The appealing rental’s architecture is comprised of elemental glass, wood and steel and is set against the natural dramatic rock formations. Read more

Super Cool Blocks for Kids From Wee Society: Wee You-Things

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Wee You-Things are a set of 16 beautifully designed non-toxic ink printed, debossed wooden blocks for children that allow them to solve three different puzzles and to stack the mix-and-match blocks to create quirky colorful friends. Read more

Turkish Delight: The Jaw Dropping Rings of Istanbul’s Sevan Biçakçi

The rings of Sevan Biçakçi

Jeweler Sevan Biçakçi is best known for his miniature masterpieces that sit upon your finger. The Turkish born craftsman creates awe-inspiring pieces of jewelry that feature hand-painted,  intaglio carved crystals with scenes of architecture, boats, birds, fruits, flowers and animals. Read more

Marc Newson Sharpens his Design Skills on $300,000 Japanese Swords.

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Tokyo-based studio WOW enlisted designer Marc Newson, and a team of veteran woodworkers, blade-smiths, and lacquer specialists to create ‘aikuchi’, a near-perfect sword that epitomizes the expertise of the long-established japanese craft. Limited to an edition of 10, these $300,000 Aikuchi swords are a contemporary art piece that is the culmination of a Japanese sense of beauty, traditional craftsmanship and innovative design. Read more

This Vibrating Diamond May Be More Than A Girl’s Best Friend.

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We already know that Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend, but this one treads dangerously close to becoming even more. Meet the Twenty One, a vibrating diamond by Bijoux Indiscrets and the first adult pleasure toy offered by the brand. Read more

A Jaguar XE Built of 95 Aluminum Words in 7 Languages

Jaguar XE Word Sculpture

Jaguar and London Design Museum revealed a unique aluminum word cloud sculpture constructed from 95 words in seven languages in the shape of the new Jaguar XE sports saloon last Fall. The piece was installed in the Design Museum’s ‘Tank’ in September 2014 to mark the global launch of the new Jaguar XE in London. Now the piece is touring and will be showcased at this year’s Salon del Mobile in Milan. Read more

Fit For A Princess: The Finished Designer Cinderella Glass Slippers

Finished Designer Cinderella Glass Slippers

In mid-February of this year I shared with you that Disney and Saks had enlisted nine shoe designers to re-imagine Cinderella’s Glass Slipper as part of promoting the new live-action movie. At that time, sketches of the shoes were shown. Now, as promised, here’s a look at the final finished nine pairs of shoes plus additional pairs by Manolo Blahnik and Christian Louboutin. Read more

Paintings of a Mid-Century Modern Los Angeles by Danny Heller

Paintings of a Mid-Century Modern Los Angeles

Danny Heller’s “City Modernism II” opens tonight at the George Billis Gallery in Los Angeles. The show focuses on his newest body of work which consists of paintings capturing Mid-century Architecture and Design in the Los Angeles area. Read more

FUGU – Revolutionary Expandable Luggage Goes From Check-In To Carry On

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Ever wish it were a carry-on bag on your way there and after buying things at your destination, a check-in bag on the way back? That’s just one of the features of this new revolutionary suitcase from FUGU that can transform from a carry-on to a full-size check-in, act as a closet, a table and more. Read more

Bioshock Infinite Replica Vigor Bottles and Package Design by Zoe Brookes.

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Zoë Brookes of Boston is a RISD Graduate who worked as a Graphic Designer/Illustrator in the Marketing Department at Irrational Games, developer of BioShock Infinite, an award winning first person shooter game. Prior to leaving the company about a year ago, Zoe created much of the beautiful branding and packaging for Irrational Games under the creative direction of Ken Levine, which included a series of Bioshock Infinite Replica Vigor Bottles and their boxes. Read more

Award Winning Guest House In Florida by Sweet Sparkman Architects (25 photos)

The Casey Key Guest House by Sweet Sparkman

Florida based architects Sweet Sparkman (formerly TOTeMS Architecture) answered an owner’s request to design a “house in the trees” as a guest house to accompany a family coastal compound in Osprey, Florida. This one bedroom and loft Bay House has garnered several awards for its unique modern design and you can see why. Read more

Very Unwood-like Wood Sculptures by Chris Hedrick

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Carved from a single block of wood, Chris Hedrick crafts everyday items and objects and making them appear soft, limp, stretched and fluid. Read more

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