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Innovative Paper Business Card Features a Foldable USB Drive for Extra Info

Considering how quickly that technology advances, it's no surprise that even our business cards are becoming more hi-tech. <i>SwivelCard</i> is a paper business card that has a standard design, but includes something extra: it features an embedded USB drive that folds out and directs its recipient to a …

Cast-in-place Concrete House in Hawaii

A modern cast-in-place concrete house located on Big Island, Hawaii.<p>Craig Steely Architecture was commissioned to design a modern cast-in-place …

Transforming Apartment Maximizes Small Space

With 60 square meters (approximately 645 square feet) to work with, Russian designer Vlad Mishin designed the Transformer Apartment which contains …

Sweet Animated Treat: "Shape" Explores What Design Does

"Shape" is a fun animated exploration of what design can mean and how it shapes our experiences. It's the heart of a project by PIVOT Dublin that has …

Creative Minds: Elisa Cavani of Manoteca

A few years ago, I saw a picture of a desk that captured my eye. I can't remember exactly where I saw it—perhaps it was this very blog—I just …

Creativity

Bundle Side Table by Ampersand

With sleek Corian tops and a bundle of interwoven wood rods for legs, the Bundle Side Table proves contrasting elements work well together. Designed …

The Hoffman Dovetail Key: A Little Bowtie That Can Revolutionize Your Production Time

Operating under the motto "We are found in the best joints!" is Hoffman-Schwalbe, a German manufacturer of woodworking machines and a little …

Woodworking

Chanel Debuts New Ad With Marilyn Monroe

Listen to a rare soundtrack of the icon baring her love of the classic N°5 eau and sleeping in the nude.<p>In an interview with Marie Claire editor-in-chief Georges Belmont in 1960, the screen siren delcared: "You know, they ask me questions. Just an example: 'What do you wear to bed? A pyjama top? …

Beauty

Minimalist Logotypes by Two Times Elliott

Two Times Elliott is a design consultancy based in Notting Hill, London. They specialize in branding and helping clients communicate their message …

Painterly Underwater Photos Challenge Perceptions of Space

<i>Duplicity</i> is a series of dramatic underwater portraits filled with an emotional energy that emanates from the canvas. In each scene, artist Barbara Cole captures hazy, mirrored figures that blur the lines between reality and fiction. Although the complex arrangements have many painterly qualities, …

12 Shoes for 12 Lovers by Sebastian Errazuriz: Part 1

Artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz has never been one to be afraid of pushing the boundaries and his latest project entitled 12 Shoes for 12 …

Cosmo's Mail Sack

Paper meet Pencil: FiftyThree launches smart stylus for its iPad app

What did some of the industrial design team behind Microsoft's Xbox console, Kinect controller, Zune media player and the never-launched Courier tablet do next?<p>They founded a startup called FiftyThree and released an iPad app called Paper, as adept for touchscreen note-taking as for sketching and …

Interview: Beppe Giacobbe

“Visionary Dictionary: Beppe Giacobbe from A to Z” is the first monograph dedicated to the art of illustration master Beppe Giacobbe. Born in Milan in 1953 and having studied at the Accademia di Brera in Milan and the School of Visual Arts in New York, Giacobbe is renowned and appreciated because …

The world's oddest jobs – in pictures

Nancy Rica Schiff is a professional photographer hunting down people working in the world's most unusual occupations, be it dog food tasters, armpit sniffers or dinosaur dusters

Dwell

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Amazing Aluminum Wire Sculptures by Seung Mo Park

Brooklyn-based Korean sculptor Seung Mo Park creates incredibly detailed metallic sculptures by carefully manipulating aluminum wire. Each figure in his <i>Human</i> series of sculptures presents a remarkable attention to the delicate form of the human body (including wispy locks of hair) as well as the …

Can a woman shave her armpits and still call herself a feminist?

<b>Now that summer has finally arrived in Britain it has struck me how long it has been since I've seen a woman with an unshaven armpit. Are they now</b> …

10 of the best men's sandals – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/fashion/gallery/2013/jul/15/10-best-mens-sandals-in-pictures<p>720<p>Men's fashion: Are flip-flops the only footwear option? Of …

How Logs Are Turned Into Boards, Part 3: Riftsawn

<i>This is the third post of an ongoing series about wood. Understanding its nature, the way it moves and changes, and the implications for designers.</i> …

The Bouroullecs Reinvent The Chandelier As Hanging Fruit

If you had never seen a lamp or a chandelier and someone asked you to create one, you might end up with a design similar to Aim–formerly known as Lianes–from the prolific Bouroullec brothers. As evidenced by a recent look at hundreds of the design duo’s sketches, the Bouroullecs have a childlike …

Casey Lin's 'Timbre Speaker' Mixes Music with Materials for a New Audio Experience

Although vinyl acolytes swear by the unmistakable warmth of analog media, there's no denying the advantages of the mp3 or its cousins: Between the …

Windowseat Lounge Provides Privacy in Public Places

A seat that loops over the head of the sitter provides a sense of enclosure and privacy in busy public environments like airports and hotel lobbies, …

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