Archiquarium. A Modern Swedish Fish Tank By Karl-Oskar Ankarberg.


At the Home Fair Exhibition earlier this month in Stockholm, the Swedish Aquarium Leasing (Akvarie leasing) company debuted something very unique – a spectacular modern aquarium, designed by Karl-Oskar Ankarberg, known for his collaborations with Orrefors glassworks. Read more

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Frameworks Posters By Moxy Creative Celebrate Famous Eyeglass Frames., a blog about Men’s eyewear, sunglasses and glasses, has just issued a series of posters celebrating ‘Eyewear Made Famous’ by Moxy Creative.

The collection consists of six different aesthetically pleasing graphic art posters. Five of the posters each feature one iconic outline of recognizable eyewear frames on the subdued colored silhouettes of Andy Warhol, Johnny Depp, Mahatma Ghandi, Kanye West, and Yves Saint Laurent respectively. The sixth poster is a compilation of iconic white frames with call-outs beneath each of the face to whom the glasses belong.

The Warhol’s:

The Depp’s:

The Ghandi’s:

The Ye’s:

The YSL’s:

The Frameworks poster:

01. Woody Allen 02. Kanye West 03. Buddy Holly 04. Michael Caine 05. Kurt Cobain 06. John Lennon 07. Geordi LaForge 08. Malcolm X 09. Johnny Depp 10. Dame Edna 11.Stephen Colbert 12. The Blues Brothers 13. Austin Powers 14. Yves Saint Laurent 15. Elton John 16. George Costanza 17. Bootsy Collins 18. Elvis Costello 19. Terry Richardson 20. David Hockney 21. DMC of Run DMC 22. Andy Warhol 23. Mohandas Ghandi 24. Steve Urkel 25. Napoleon Dynamite 26. Clark Kent 27. Shock G of Digital Underground 28. Truman Capote

Each of the six 11.75″ x 15.5″ prints costs $30 and is limited to a run of 50.
Buy them here.

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Halloween Inspired Art and Design – Lots Of Creepy Coolness.

halloween inspired art and design
above: Keyhole by horror photographer Joshua Hoffine

Halloween Inspired Art and Design: In honor of Halloween, here’s a reprise of some (there are many more) of my spookiest posts from the past few years in the areas of photography, fine art, fashion, furniture and design. Read more

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The i-Suite – A Funky Modern All Suite Hotel and Stunning Spa In Rimini, Italy

i-suite hotel and spa
above: the Dolce Vista suites have Corian tubs, fireplaces, LCD screens mounted in both the ceiling and media centers with views of the sea.

Rimini’s first all-suite hotel has been brought to life with the artistic flair of Simone Micheli for the interiors & architect Giovanni Quadrelli, who designed the exteriors. The i-SUITE incorporates the latest in modern design, technology, luxury and lifestyle in Rimini. Read more

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Dog Breed Jack-O-Lanterns, Pumpkin Carving Posts & Links For Halloween

Dog breed jack-o-lanterns

Although I think using a pumpkin carving ‘stencil’ or ‘pattern’ is cheating, it’s what most people use these days if they want a better-than-ordinary jack-o-lantern sitting on their front porch. And one of this year’s most popular stencils are those of dog breeds. Read more

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Cogliati Cogliati Bath Has A Clear Design Distinction, Literally.

Cogliati Cogliati sink hero IIHIH

Italian bathroom design company Cogliati…Cogliati had a clearly different point of view on sink and vanity design. And I mean that literally. Their bathroom sinks, basins, vanities and cabinets incorporate modern transparent glass, materials and design. Read more

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3D Designer Andrew Beaumont’s Trapped Vases Mix Ceramic and Wood.

Andrew Beaumont's Trapped Vases

An honours graduate in 3D design from the Univeristy of Plymouth, Andrew Beaumont uses digital technology along with his plaster mold casts to combine unusual materials and create strikingly original pieces. Mixing ceramics, earthenware and bone china with various woods, he has created a collection of ‘trapped’ vases and figurines unlike anything else you have likely seen before. Read more

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H2ome Yacht Has A Sleek Profile, Modern Interiors And A $20 Million Asking Price.


The H2ome Yachting Villa is a 44 meter long luxurious yacht with a large open back three level deck. It’s designed and furnished with stylish modern interior accomodations for guests and crew, a state of the art kitchen, stunning bathrooms, a living room and dining room divided by a ‘plant wall’ and teak flooring throughout. Read more

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BoomCases Will Have You Rocking Retro-Style.

Dominic, aka Mr. SiMo, is a self-proclaimed “audio-nut” who had the interesting idea to turn vintage hard-sided suitcases into self-powered boom boxes, making music portable in a retro fashion. He takes wood and leather vintage suitcases (which he prefers to thin or plastic cases because the acoustic sound quality is better) and adds speakers and more.

Prices Start at $250 for a plug-in only case and at $300 for a battery/plug-in case.

Options include:
•iPod – iPhone/USB Charger: $15
•Double Battery Capacity: $45
•Solar Power Charger: $65
•Wireless Audio Playback: $100 (must have Bluetooth compatible device)

The Self Powered, Portable Suitcase Stereo system works with your iPod/iPhone or any device with a headphone jack. The cases will last several hours on a single charge (the charger is built in). In addition to running on batteries, The BoomCase can also be plugged in when the party goes inside. To save on weight, you can opt for a plug-in only version.

Many of the BoomCases shown in this post have already been sold, but Mr. SiMo has a slew of vintage hard sided luggage in various shapes, sizes and colors, just waiting to be turned into BoomCases for you.

all images and info courtesy of Mr. Simo
special shout out to Erica Mayer for turning me onto these!

Get your own cool BoomCase here.

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