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Blanko Companion Dog

Meet <i>Blanko</i> — this charming dog serves double duty as a toy or a decorative item. It’s made of laminate-coated plywood and is created by Finnish …

A Suspension Bridge-Inspired Shelving Unit

Fascination with the complex engineering that goes into the structure of suspension bridges, like the Golden Gate Bridge and the Akashi Kaiky Bridge, …

Zapfina Concept Bike by Jialing Hu

<b>Zapfina Concept Bike</b> was inspired by the condition of the shifted bones and skeleton of animals and also by the connection between bones and …

The Qua Effect

Qua is a nightlight for children that exude a soothing effect thanks to its textured glass and looks. It even doubles up as a natural humidifier …

New Layered Resin Goldfish Paintings by Riusuke Fukahori

Though he had been creating them for years, Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori busted out into the online art scene only last year with his three-dimensional goldfish paintings created by pouring resin. It's interesting to note that once he even began using resin, the artist kept it a secret for …

Readers Respond: How Desk Plants Make You Productive

Last week, Co.Design writer Eric Jaffe presented compelling new evidence from researchers in Norway on the power of plants to boost productivity. “Our brains expend a lot of energy on tasks that require direct attention. This mental fatigue can only be restored when we give our direct attention a …

CeraMetal: Combining Metal Powders and Ceramics

Recent graduate with an Industrial Design degree from H.I.T, Einat Kirschner conducted a project during her studies, called CeraMetal, that examined …

From the Masters of Mixed-Use

Ben van Berkel’s UNStudio in combination with OR else Landscapes comes out on top as the winner of a competition for a proposed focal point of the …

Spliced iPhone Photos Beautifully Display Changing Seasons

Photographer Michal Koralewski has created breathtaking images of Poland's seasons changing all within his iPhone. The photo above shows early and late autumn spliced together and was made using his iPhone 4S along with the following photo apps – Snapseed, VSCO Cam, Ripped From Reality and Image …

Blu Homes Balance Metro Designed for Narrow Lots

Designed for narrow infill and suburban lots, the new Balance Metro from Blu Homes integrates Blu’s latest high tech and performance features.<p>The …

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Live Painted Models Blend Seamlessly into Graffiti Background

While many artists seek to replicate reality through three-dimensional paintings, Los Angeles-based artist Alexa Meade goes the opposite route and paints on three-dimensional subjects to make them seem two-dimensional. The clever artist uses her keen eye for color and experience in painting to …

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Looking for creative ways to incorporate rugs into outdoor spaces that feel otherwise unfinished? These 10 examples will give you...<p>Last week, we saw 15 modern homes with black exteriors.<p>There’s something about brick that we just can’t enough of. It's earthy and natural, symmetrical and sturdy, …

The Best Mass-Graffiti Time-Lapse You'll Ever See

It went live on Friday, and quite deservedly went viral over the weekend: "Limitless," a brilliantly-shot-and-edited video from filmmaker Selina …

Fantasy-Inspired Portraits of Beautifully Surreal Women

New York-based photographer Zhang Jingna (aka zemotion) has embarked on a year-long project known as <i>Motherland Chronicles</i>, in collaboration with California-based illustrator Tobias Kwan (tobiee), that features a number of stunning portraits of women in elaborate costumes. Inspired by photographers …

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For their weekend home in Sharon, Connecticut, architect Lynn Gaffney and her husband, Bill Backus, filled their natural wood...<p>This dinner guest is always invited, but doesn’t eat or drink, and never joins the conversation.<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's May 2015 …

Blue Bottle’s Vision For The Perfect Coffee-Shop Design

Blue Bottle Coffee recently secured a $20 million funding round, a chunk of which will be put toward reinventing a more elegant café experience. One based on the Apple Store, and Proust.<p>Rare is the person who derives equal inspiration from Steve Jobs and Marcel Proust. But spend some time talking …

Kawasaki J Concept Motorbike Morphs to Suit Your Riding Style

Kawasaki has unveiled its latest futuristic vehicle at the Tokyo Motor Show: <b>Kawasaki J Concept Motorbike</b>. It’s beautifully insane three-wheeled …

Nomadic Chair: A Temporary Seat for One Person

Giving new meaning to luxury, Jorge Penadés, has designed the Nomadic Chair, which gives you the luxury of deciding where you want to sit down, while …

The Ikea Of Bikes Is Ready To Ship

The much-touted self-assembled Sandwichbike starts shipping December 1.<p>With bicycle culture and craft in ascendance, bike fever has spread past the artisanal frame builders and fixie fanatics to infest the every man. To wit: the fall launch of the Sandwichbike (anticipated by us earlier this year) …

‘That’s It, I’m Leafing You’ – A Fantastically Colorful Illustration by Natasha Durley - The Fox Is Black

Normally when I post work I like to feature a few examples of what that person does but there’s so much great texture and spark in this new piece by …

Color Polaroid 600 Film With Colored Frames From Impossible

We all have The Impossible Project to thank for being able to dust off our Polaroid cameras and they continue to make instant analogue film super …

15 Modern Christmas Decorating Ideas

Let’s begin with the almighty symbol of Christmas – the tree. Illustrator and designer Jenn Ski goes retro with this vintage aluminum tree that’s …

Ruby

An animated self-portrait exploring the idea of rebirth and illustrating the transfer of energy from one incarnation to another. I painted this stop …

Joshua Tree's Hypnotically Reflective Desert Shack

<i>Lucid Stead</i> is an architectural installation by artist Phillip K. Smith III that takes an existing structure in the deserts of Joshua Tree, California and revitalizes it with mirrors, LED lights, and custom built technology to accentuate the beauty of the bare landscape. Aptly referred to as an …

Daily Inspiration #1615

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

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Architecture is one of the whitest jobs in America.<p>When Italy’s first McDonald’s poised to open in 1986—a stone’s throw from the fabled Spanish Steps in Rome, no less—it ignited...<p>Hou de Sousa is on a roll with two winning competition entries.<p>There are many famous structures we associate with Le …

A Herd of 99 Lifelike Animals Drink From a Pool at QAGOMA | Colossal

<p>Inspired by a trip to Stradbroke Island in Australia back in 2011, artist Cai Guo-Qiang began work on his newest large-scale installation, <i>Heritage</i>, …

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For even more nifty nursery ideas, we checked in with the owner of online children's emporium fawn&forest and modern parent,...<p>You've already seen our favorites in Sydney and on Australia's southern coast.<p>Solar Farmhouse among the newest models of Renew...<p>Babies happen. They can even happen in a …