Stuffed Livestock Furnishings From Italy’s Armin Blasbichler Studio.

Given my posts on tattooed pigs and pigskins received so many controversial reactions, I can only imagine how these tables from Armin Blasbichler Studio, which combine furniture design with taxidermy, are going to go over.

Orson I and Orson II are part of a limited series of tables which feature stuffed livestock incorporated into the design by the Italian multidisciplinary studio.

“ORSON, I’m Home” Orson I, 2010

“ORSON, I’m Home” I is a coffee table which has a stuffed sow as the base on which a laminated glass and cotton cloth tabletop sit:

dimensions: L 250cm, W 120cm, H 74cm, 210kg

“ORSON, I’m Home” Orson II, 2011

“ORSON, I’m Home” II is a console table whose legs are those of a stuffed deer and whose top is multi-layered plywood covered with real deerskin:

dimensions: L 141cm, W 44cm, H 76cm, 25kg

Armin Blasbichler Studio is a multidisciplinary practice based in Brixen/Bressanone, Italy specialised in cross-linking the fields of architecture, design and visual arts. The studio is committed to developing innovative projects that are built on critical research, transgression and the experience of chance both physically and conceptually.

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Christian Louboutin Celebrates 20 Years With A Pill-Shaped Handbag, The $7000 Pilule.

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Fashion designer Christian Louboutin, best known for his red soled sexy shoes, celebrates 20 years of iconic designs with a capsule collection compiled of favorite pieces from decades past. The “Pilule,” handbag constructed in 100% resin, returns with the capsule collection. Read more

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Reclaimed Wood Mixtape Coffee Table by Jeff Skierka Goes Into Production.

This unique handmade coffee table has been getting so much buzz that Seattle-based designer/craftsman Jeff Skierka and his partner, graphic designer Roslyn Hyde are working as fast as they can to get it into production.

The Mixtape Table is a 12:1 scaled replica of a cassette tape turned into a functional coffee table. Made of reclaimed maple, walnut and lucite, the 47.25″ x 30″ x 5″ handcrafted piece has a protective 3/8″ plexiglass top. The table is completely reversible to feature sides A and B.

The first prototype and one of a kind table has been quickly gathering attention across the internet, with many fans requesting its production.

Jeff and Roslyn are responding to the demand with future versions which will be CNC machined out of high grade plywood (with a variety of ply combinations) and a glass top. Both plywood and handmade hardwood versions will be soon available.

above: Jeff and partner Roslyn in their Seattle workshop

According to Roslyn, Jeff is speaking with manufacturers with CNC capabilities, water jet cutters for the glass top, visiting local plywood and hardwood suppliers, among a list of other things over the next couple of weeks. He is planning on having a rough estimate for the plywood Mixtape Table by the end of the week. Jeff will also be creating 1 or 2 more prototypes as well. If you are interested in a hardwood handmade table, those will also be available to order soon.

Please email them at for more information and to be put on their mailing list.

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22 Miniature Ice Fishing Hut Sculptures – One Empire Wide by David Trautrimas.

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One Empire Wide is a series of sculptural works exploring discarded Canadiana through scale model ice fishing huts by artist David Trautrimas. Read more

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Army Men Jewelry from Knight&Hammer Benefits the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

What better jewelry to post about on Memorial Day than a collection of ‘Army Men’ inspired rings and necklaces whose purchase benefits those who gave so commendably to their country? Read more

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Memorial Day Weekend! Time For Some Grill Talk. Well, More Like Grill Porn.

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Everyone likes a good outdoor barbeque on Memorial Day weekend, so here’s a few posts that single out some of the most interestingly designed outdoor grills and barbeques. Read more

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New Terra Sink Design From Gore Design Co. Who Brought Us The Erosian Sink.

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Years ago, I shared the stunning Erosian sink made of eco-friendly concrete by Brandon Gore and Gore Design Company. Since then, I have updated info and images of the Erosian Sink as well as a sneak peek at their newest sink, the Terra Sink. Read more

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Marvelous Modern Mountain Home In Truckee, California is a Prefab Hybrid.

Sagemodern Prefab

This magnificent and inviting modern mountain home, Martis Camp #246, by Sagemodern is located in Truckee, California. Part of this home was actually prefabricated offsite in a Utah factory and the dining room/ great room were built onsite, making it what the architect, Paul Warner, calls a prefab hybrid. Read more

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Mercedes Benz Print Campaign Will Make You Look Twice.

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above composite by if it’s hip its here

This print campaign by Jung von Matt for Mercedes Benz’ Blind Spot Assist feature plays on the fact that you don’t have to turn your head and look over your shoulder while driving by featuring a compelling illusory visual. Shot by photographer Klaus Merz, the three ads read “Look to the side without looking to the side.” Read more

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