Fornasetti Makes Good Smelling Good Looking. Beautiful Ways To Scent Your Home.

Fornasetti Fragrance For Home

With the latest of these ‘Collaborazioni,’ Barnaba Fornasetti has turned his attention towards the notion of home fragrance in combination with decorative objects. Read more

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Famous Movie Cars Get The Minimal Poster Treatment From Designer Jesús Prudencio.

famous movie car minimalist postersabove: Can you guess which movies the above vehicles came from? The answer to each is shown in this post

Thanks to Fubiz, I have been introduced to Jesús Prudencio, a graphic artist, web designer and illustrator from Badajoz, currently living in Seville, Spain. A fan of both films and cars, he took it upon himself to create these minimalist posters representing movies by the iconic vehicles within them. Read more

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Perrier By Warhol. New 2013 Andy Warhol Inspired Limited Edition Perrier Bottles.

Perrier By Warhol

In 1983, Andy Warhol produced more than 40 works of art inspired by Perrier. To celebrate these works, Perrier has collaborated with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to create Perrier by Warhol –a limited-edition series of Perrier packaging based on Warhol’s original works. Read more

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The Timbre Speaker by Casey Lin

21 year old Casey Lin is working on her Bachelor of Design Innovation at the Victoria University of Wellington. With a Bachelor of Architectural Studies already under her belt, the New Zealand based Chinese designer is primarily focused on product design, with a special interest in furniture, jewellery, lighting and household electronics. One of her most recent projects is the Timbre Speaker, an unusual design I wanted to share with you.


Timbre Speaker trims the essence of a speaker down to the very bare minimum, allowing the inherent qualities of the materials to become the centerpiece of the design. All superfluous detail is stripped away, leaving only the necessary audio and power ports at the rear, and combined power and volume dial.

Wood and glass were selected for their favourable acoustic qualities which enhances the audio experience of the user. The Black American Walnut wood adds a warmth to the tone, while the addition of the glass vessels bring a more reverberant characteristic to the music.


Surface transducers are mounted on the interior of the wooden box, vibrating the surface and turning the box into a speaker. The glass vessels act as physical equalizers, where the vibrations transfer through the wood into the glass and changes the timbre of the sound. The wooden box can act as a standalone speaker, or alternatively, vessels of other material, size or shape can be placed on the speaker to change the sound according to the users taste.

Timbre Speaker has an elegant, yet playful feel to it, users are encouraged to experiment with different objects and placements to find the timbre they enjoy the most.


above: Designer Casey Lin
all images, video and description courtesy of Casey Lin.

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Gas Powered Ride-On Toys For Serious Car Enthusiasts and REALLY Lucky Children.

Pocket Classics miniature cars

Pocket Classics of the UK lovingly creates a variety of miniature gas-powered custom classic cars for both children ages 10+ as well as adults. Each toy car is lovingly handmade, taking in excess of 450 hours to craft. They offer several models (Cobra, The California, DB5, XK120 and DS) or can build your personalized car to any specifications that you wish. Read more

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Beck’s Beer Unveils Their 2013 Limited Edition Art Labeled Bottles

After the runaway success of last yearʼs Beckʼs Art Labels project, Beckʼs Beer is upping the tempo even more by bringing together six of todayʼs most exciting artists, each tasked with giving their individual spin on the iconic Beckʼs bottle. Selected by Beckʼs, each artist was chosen on account of their groundbreaking, multi-disciplinary approach to art and music. Read more

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30 Carved Wood Baseball Bats by Vincent Kohler in ‘Turnaround.’

Vincent Kohler bats hero IIHIH copy

‘Turnaround’ is an artistic project by Vincent Kohler which focuses on the theme of the baseball bat. It consists of a collection of thirty baseball bats, turned on a lathe using different species of woods. Each bat is unique in form, and a book combining texts by various authors and photographs was specially done on the subject for this project. Read more

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Unusual and Beautiful Area Rugs Combine Art and Faux Cowhide.

Designed by Young & Battaglia with artwork by Chiara Fersini and Chad Wys, these beautiful and unusual hide area rugs are made in England. Read more

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