Restored Thornton Abell Mid-Century Modern Home Just Listed and Wow.

Every now and then a restored mid-century modern architectural gem hits the market in Southern California -and it usually doesn’t stay available for long. I’m guessing such will be the case with this 1959-built, 3,212 square foot Thornton Abell home, lovingly restored by Tony Unruh, and just listed for sale with an asking price of $2.95M Read more

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Vintage Rocking Horses Turned Into A Magical Unicorn Chandelier

If you are not familiar with the work of Stuart Haygarth, you’re missing out. An artist and designer who turns found objects into spectacular lighting, furniture, and art installations, his pieces are whimsical, technological and imaginative. A wonderful example of this is his Prairie King light, an enormous chandelier that turns English mid-century, ride-on, spring-mounted rocking horses into unicorns with illuminated horns, clinging to a suspension lamp covered with fairground bulbs. Read more

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Jigsaw Blood Drive Posters Oppose Gay Donor Regulations

 

The last “Saw” movie from the horror franchise was released by Lionsgate in 2010, and if you’re a reader of this blog, you might recall that we shared the ALL the movie’s wild Halloween Blood Drive Posters, a marketing gimmick that proved very successful. This year the Saw movie franchise returns as “Jigsaw” (SAW VIII) opening in theaters on October 27th, and the annual blood drive returns as well. But this time, it’s protesting the restrictions placed on L.G.B.T. blood donors. Read more

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Villa Walala: If Ettore Sottsass Made A Bouncy House!

Artist Camille Walala has created Villa Walala, an inflatable playful installation for this year’s London Design Festival’s Landmark Project which resembles a piece of Memphis-style sculpture. Read more

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Dadbag Fanny Pack Let’s You Strap On A Beer Belly

Albert Pukies, who works at London-based news and media company Joint, has created the Dadbag fanny pack (or bum bag) to give him the appearance of a middle-aged paunch. Why? The trim Londoner wanted a “Dad Bod” without the health risks. Read more

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Netflix Is A Joke. New Ad Campaign Promotes Upcoming Stand-Up Specials

To promote upcoming stand-up specials coming to streaming service Netflix, they’ve debuted a new campaign that was teased with mysterious billboards claiming “Netflix Is A Joke”. The campaign’s accompanying tv spot, starring comedians Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, and Ellen DeGeneres, debuted on Sunday night’s Emmys. Read more

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