Technicolor Twinkle Toes. Embroidery on Vintage Photos of Dancers.

Embroidered Photos of Dancers

Now living and working in Berlín, Chilean-born Jose Romussi formally studied landscape design when growing up. But over the past few years has gained a significant following for his embroidered photos of dancers; screen prints and collages in which he combines vintage black and white photographs with colorful forms of hand sewing. Read more

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The First Flat-Packed Wooden Bike You Assemble Yourself. The Sandwichbike by Basten Leijh.

It’s new. It’s cool. It comes in the mail and you put it together. Dubbed the Sandwichbike, this Dutch Design original was inspired by the concept of flat packing, home assembly and Bleigh Industries’ never-ending drive to create exceptional products. Read more

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How Very Enterprising. Reformulated and Repackaged Star Trek Scents Launch To Coincide With Into Darkness.

Star Trek fragrances

Now that the new Star Trek movie, Star Trek: Into Darkness is out, the marketiing tie-ins have begun. One of the funniest to me is the selling of officially licensed Star Trek Fragrances. Read more

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Gentlemen, Start Your Watches. Hublot’s MP-05 "LaFerrari"

Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari

With the recent unveiling of the Ferrari’s “LaFerrari” at the Geneva Motor Show, the pressure was on for Hublot to deliver something just as exceptional and the MP-05 LaFerrari watch is the result. In a demonstration and testimony that lives up to the car, it has achieved a historic record with its 50 day power reserve. It is also the watch with the most watchmaking components created to date by Hublot (637). Read more

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Great Pet Portraits Capture Goofy and Gorgeous: Furtographs

There’s no shortage of adorable images of dogs and cats on the internet these days. Pinterest, Tumblr and Facebook are loaded with them. But not all of them are as well composed or attractive as those done by photographer/artist Andy Stolarek of Los Angeles. Read more

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Memorial Day Posts: Military Inspired Design, Art and Objects.

memorial day

Over the past few years I have written various posts related to Memorial Day and Military-related or inspired objects and art. Each post is an in-depth look at something inspired by those who serve, dedication and bravery. Read more

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Domestic Hunger: A Vinyl Carnivorous Bird House by Blaine Fontana and A Special Custom Version.

domestic hunger by blaine fontanaabove left: Domestic Hunger for Kid Robot; above right: Custom hand-painted version by the artist

A red bird perched on an almost completely jet black carnivorous bird house is an original sculpted vinyl piece by artist Blaine Fontana for Kid Robot Black. Read more

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Wonderglass: Collaborative Modern Chandeliers By Zaha Hadid, Jaime Hayon, Nendo and Nao Tamura.

Wonderglass: Collaborative Modern Chandeliers

Wonderglass: Collaborative Modern Chandeliers are created by the best-known designers on the international scene. The new international company, with headquarters in London and in Venice, is dedicated to the production of avante-garde lighting. Read more

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Lake Washington Shores Pavilion House Blends Cement, Steel and Woods To Create A Showcase For Art.

Lake Washington Shores Pavilion House

This 6,800 sq. ft home is a collaborative effort between by architect Jim Olson of Olson Kundig Architects, and interior designer/ furniture designer Garret Cord Werner. The home goes by a couple of names depending on with whom you speak. Olson Kundig refer to it as The Pavilion House, while Garret Cord Werner calls it The Lake Washington Shores Art House. Regardless of the name, the breathtaking structure merges the exterior & interior spaces to provide a seamless environment with the northwest landscape. Read more

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