scooby doo lamp by giorgio bonaguro

conceived with subsequent bends for its base, the lamp refers to the classicism in lighting, especially through the use
of materials like copper and blown glass.

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alfredo haberli: stammtisch table for quodes at imm cologne

referencing his native roots, the designer has conceived the wooden legs to connect to the metal frame like the hand grip of a swiss army knife, giving the table a recognizable and playful look.

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Stranger & Stranger Christmas Playing Cards

Designed by Stranger & Stranger | Country: United Kingdom

“To celebrate the year we broke out of our alcohol comfort zone and designed premium olive oils, fine foods, luxury luggage, and just plain crazy new stuff, we teamed up with the amazing Dan & Dave to create this, our Ultimate Deck.”

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violent volumes: california roll house

the desert housing concept uses a combination of active and passive strategies and technological systems to maintain a comfortable living space in desert climates.

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Cool Hunting Video Presents: Pins and Needles: Find your way to LA’s most interesting pinball arcade in our latest video

Cool Hunting Video Presents: Pins and Needles

In a large warehouse in Los Angeles, behind a massive rolling metal door, there is a room full of awesome pinball machines. A labor of love, Pins and Needles is a public arcade filled with privately owned pinball machines made available for everyone to enjoy by founder Molly Atkinson….

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Retro Television Note Reminder by Amidov

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Is this retro television note holder by Amidov not the cutest thing you’ve ever seen? The vintage Telly stores your notes while displaying your most important reminder on the screen.

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It’s available at Animi Causa Boutique in three colors and comes with 210 memos for all your important daily reminders.

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Retro Television Note Reminder by Amidov in style fashion home furnishings Category

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Hat-Shaped Sombrero Table and More Furniture by Studio 06

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Italian design studio Studio 06 has a new collection of projects designed for Youtool and produced by Curti Metallo that includes a fun hat-shaped table named El Sombrero.

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The three products in this collection are El Sombrero, a coffee table, pictured above also, and two stools named Saddle and ICS.

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Hat Shaped Sombrero Table and More Furniture by Studio 06 in home furnishings Category

El Sombrero is made of powder-coated steel and is available in three color finishes: all white, white with red central container, white with yellow goose beak center container. The table is assembled very easily only three moves and four screws.

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The Saddle Stool is made by folding a single sheet that mimics the saddle of cowboys, inviting you to ride it. The small size and the linearity of the slide structure enable Saddle to be stackable. Saddle is available in chrome-plated steel or white frame, powder coated, with declension of “saddle” in three colors: white, red, yellow goose beak. We love how it looks so lightweight and minimal, but so functional (and space-saving!).

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Hat Shaped Sombrero Table and More Furniture by Studio 06 in home furnishings Category

Hat Shaped Sombrero Table and More Furniture by Studio 06 in home furnishings Category

The essentiality of the design and dimensions of ICS make it very versatile. The seat is made by folding a single sheet iron and steel reaches this visual results of extreme lightness, like origami. ICS is available in three colors: white, red, yellow goose beak. The clear reduction of composition make ICS, and as such, suitable for furnishing intimate spaces and collective spaces. I love how this looks very complicated and yet, so simple.

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Bolshaya Pol’za

Designed by Fresh Chicken | Country: Russia

“Fresh Chicken agency developed a brand name, made a logo and designed a package for a flour brand  ”Bolshaya pol’za” (“A Great Sake”). The company produces healthy types of flour such as pea, corn, buckwheat and rice flours. This package design is based on infographics, which is rather a new idea to Russian customers. On the front side of the package one can see the list of flour recepies, and a measuring rule on the side helps to measure flour out. We intended to put across the idea of a great variety of healthy and delicious flour dishes. Many people would like to buy and use alternative types of flour instead of traditional ones. Simple and bright colors make it easy to find a specific type on store shelves. While designing the package, several different variants were closely examined. Classic paper package with its cost-effectiveness and utility got the best mark.”

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Below the Boat Puts the ‘Laser Cut’ in ‘Lacustrine’

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Besides anagrams and pizza, I also have a keen interest in digital fabrication and maps. “Below the Boat” is a new company that combines the latter two: besides lakes, the site also offers laser-cut visualizations of bodies of water from archipelagos and bays to shorelines and sounds.

Starting with a bathymetric chart (the underwater equivalent of a topographic map), the contours are laser-cut into sheets of Baltic birch and glued together to create a powerful visual depth. Select layers are hand-colored blue so it’s easy to discern land from water, major byways are etched into the land, the whole thing’s framed in a custom, solid-wood frame and protected seamlessly with a sheet of durable, ultra-transparent Plexiglas.

The result is stunning. It lifts the surface of the water back like a veil, exposing the often-overlooked, under-explored, awe-inspiring world that lies below. To those familiar with the floor of the ocean or the bed of a lake, it’s a beautiful reminder of the deep channels, sharp drop-offs, and mountainous landscapes that are hidden from normal view. To the uninitiated, it’s wonderfully eye-opening; as though the world suddenly took on a fourth dimension.

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Below the Boat is the brainchild of Robbie and Kara Johnson, a husband-wife duo from Bellingham, WA, who came across one of the charts while traveling in Michigan and set out to bring the digitally-fabricated artwork to the masses via webshop.

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As you can see, the results are absolutely amazing—etched in memory, as it were—and I daresay that even the most hydrophobic landlubber can appreciate the beauty of bathymetry in burned in baltic birch by laserbeam.

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Low-Tech Remedy for a Small Screen: A Magnifying Glass?

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Had to LOL when I saw this Mini Cinema for iPhone. We’ve seen non-powered sound amplifiers for iDevices before, that essentially use seashell properties to magnify the acoustics. But here someone’s come up with a rectangular magnifying glass that makes your iPhone look (in theory, anyway) like an iPad.

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The manufacturer claims the $68 device “is of exquisite craftwork” and enhances the experience of both watching movies and playing games, though it’s not clear how you’d play a touchscreen game with the screen magnifier in place. You can rotate the device to watch movies in landscape view, which we’d imagine would be the preferred method, but of course you’d have to keep your head in a fixed position to enjoy the magnification.

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The potential usability flaws aside, this thing did get me wondering: Do you reckon it’s possible to work out the viewing angle issues, and create large-screen TVs with smaller sources magnified by a big-ass lens? Or would the manufacturing hassles preclude any cost savings?

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