Paperman – The Full Animated Oscar Nominated Short And Some Behind The Scenes Info.

Introducing a groundbreaking technique that seamlessly merges computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques, first-time director John Kahrs takes the art of animation in a bold new direction with the Oscar nominated short “Paperman” Read more

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The Modern SO-RO Cradle With A Forward Rocking Motion For Your Baby – Or Two.

The contemporary so-ro cradle (the name so-ro comes from Norwegian lullabies) was designed by occupational therapist Ane Lillian Tveit and features a forward rocking motion, unlike most of today’s side-to-side rocking cradles.

According to research into the brain’s perception of sensory input, forward movement is the most comfortable and soothing type of motion for a baby. Think of rocking on a swing. The brain perceives this rhythmic forward swinging as a linear, soothing motion.

This multiple-awarded winning cradle has even garnered a celebrity following from famous parents like Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman and NASCAR driver Burney Lamar.

The so-ro cradle is available as a single cradle or a twin cradle with a core of the made of plywood Baltic birch with American walnut or laminated white. The value of the so-ro is increased by virtue of it being easy to assemble, disassemble and store.

The So-Ro Cradle in Walnut or White Laminate:

•Made of American walnut real wood veneer on plywood Baltic birch
•43 ” long and 25 ” tall and weights 40 lbs
•The included mattress is 17 ” wide x 31 ” long and 1 ” thick
•Included mattress cover is made of 100% cotton
•Shipping and handling included in price ($800 USD)

The So-Ro Twin Cradle in Walnut or White Laminate:

With dividing wall:

Without dividing wall:

In white laminate:

•Made with American walnut real wood veneer on plywood Baltic birch
•The so-ro cradle is 43 ” long and 25 ” tall and weights 40 lbs
•The two included mattresses are 15,5 ” wide x 31 ” long and 1 ” thick
•Included mattress cover are made of 100% cotton
•There is a dividing wall to separate the children when needed
•Shipping and handling included in price ($1200 USD)

Video:

music in the above video is the traditional Norwegian folktune named “so-ro,” hence the name of the company. The pianist is Bugge Wesseltoft.

Importance of oxygen
With three grades of elevation at the head, the so-ro crib helps to maintain a clear, unobstructed environment around the infant’s head. This promotes healthy breathing, and is especially helpful for infants with colds or stuffy noses.

The so-ro crib’s mattress is 1 inch (2.5 cm), the American ASTM standard for infant mattress sizes. This eliminates the indentation on the mattress usually caused by the weight of the infant’s head. It is recommended that the infant sleeps without a pillow.

Safety
The so-ro cradle’s design makes it suitable for the bedroom at night and for the living room during the day. As for all cradles, it is suitable for use from birth until the infant is crawling (usually from 0 to 6 months).

The so-ro cradle rocks in a gentle and stable manner, with very little effort. The cradle can be turned over only when one end is lifted up. An adult can stand in the cradle without tipping the cradle over.

Produced by FPI Baltic in Lithuania

Shop so-ro cradles here

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Consider Your Mind Blown. The Phenomenally Realistic Graphite Drawings of Kelvin Okafor.

Kelvin Okafur pencil drawings
above: graphite drawing in progress by Kelvin Okafor

Kelvin Okafor describes himself as a “Passionate penciled artist. Highly interested in detail and precision.” I’d say that’s an understatement once you see the phenomenally realistic graphite drawings created by this UK Illustrator. As astounding as the finished pieces are (it’s truly difficult to discern whether or not they are photographs until you look extremely closely), the evolution of the drawings shown on his blog, and as videos on his YouTube channel, will blow your mind. Read more

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Precious Vodka Has A Real Gem In Every Diamond Shaped Bottle.

Precious Vodka hero IIHIH

Jewel Lines® has produced a unique combination of Ultra-Premium Vodka with the most valuable natural precious stones in the world. The award-winning vodka (recipient of the Silver Medal San Francisco Awards in 2011) is bottled in a luxury diamond shaped container complete with a single real gemstone. Read more

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Voltage – Shockingly Cool Couture By Iris van Herpen With Electrifying Kicks for United Nude.

Iris Van herpen Voltage

The edgy fashion designer from the Netherlands does it again with her latest shoe design for United Nude, part of her latest Haute Couture Collection named Voltage, all of which is shown after the shoes. Read more

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Nature Inspired Modern Radiators and Towel Warmers by Marco Pisati for K8 Radiatori


Bring a little outdoors indoors with these nature inspired towel warmers and radiators by Marco Pisati for K8 Radiatori of Italy. K8 has introduced a new line of thermal furnishing designs to offer its customers modern and alluring solutions for the bathroom with refined and updated shapes. These products aim at enhancing any ambience and architecture, with new contemporary styles in elegant gold and silver finishes or colorful powder coated options. Crafted of steel to last a long time, but equipped with an extruded aluminium core easing the thermal exchange and making heating quicker. Read more

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The DWR Champagne Cork Chair Contest Winners, Finalists and Honorable Mentions.

DWR Champagne Cork Chair Contest

Congratulations to the winners of DWR‘s 2013 DWR Champagne Chair Contest. Reportedly choosing the top three was one of the toughest decisions the judges ever had to make in this contest. The judges DWR President and CEO John Edelman; COO John McPhee; VP of Merchandising Kari Woldum; and VP of Marketing and Creative Michael Sainato — send their sincere appreciation to all of the entrants this year. Read more

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$100,000 Hookahs? The World’s Most Luxurious Shisha by Desvall.

Luxurious Shishas by Desvall

Would you spend a staggering $100,000 on a hookah or a bong? Sweden’s Desvall, the makers of these incredibly high-end Shishas, are hoping you will. Made with hand crafted ceramic, titanium and smoke chambers of hand-blown crystal by Orrefors, the smoking apparatuses are equipped with details like Swarovski crystals, real 24k gold, chrome and hand-sewn leather. Read more

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Traditional Children’s Toys With A Modern Twist From Sweden.



above image by Jakob Fridholm for Family Living Magazine

Acne JR is a Swedish toy company based in Stockholm that designs traditional and iconic children toys with a modern twist. Part of the Acne family that makes fashions and advertising, the children’s toys are thoughtfully created, from the materials to the packaging, each toy is influenced by design and fashion and is beautiful in its simplicity.








The lovely and smple black and white packaging:

Shop their online store here

Acne JR is part of the Acne Family company group, founded in 1996, which works within design, media and fashion. More info at acne.se

Acne JR
Box 4220
102 65 Stockholm
Sweden
+46 736 99 99 07
info@acnejr.com
facebook.com/acnejr

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Poison On A Stick. Gangredine Consumptus by Rotganzen.


above: Photo by Marco Jongeneel. Model: Sophie

above composite by If It’s Hip, It’s Here

Gangredine Consumptus, a project by a Rotterdam based artist collective Rotganzen, is a commentary on all the toxins and chemicals we put into our bodies. The words of such lethal poisons as radon, arsenic, benzene and tobacco are cast in translucent colored resin and placed upon wooden sticks so they resemble lollipops (or suckers or lollies, depending upon your country of origin). Read more

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