Grace Did the Product Design

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And Brian…. well, he’s all business. Introducing the Minna Limon Couples Vibrator, “the world’s strongest couples vibrator.”

Infomercial after the jump

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Visual Descriptions

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22 Iconic Music Logos Explained

LILLÖN

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Ikea’s charcoal grill made out of porcelain-enameled steel.

Eh… Why Not?

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Now you can 3D print Peter Saville’s cover art for Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures.

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People Will Party Anywhere

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The Night Heron was an invitation-only, one night club in a water tower in Chelsea.

The Principals Office

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Been a while folks, but we’re back with another Principals Office! We hope you’ve missed us a much as we’ve missed you. Truth be told, we wanted out. But you, our adoring public dragged us back into the game. And since no new design can escape our watchful eyes, someone has to do the dirty work of calling out the bad ones. This week we present to you the (somewhat) new invention from Fabrikan called “Spray on Fabric.” It’s real, and it was almost too easy for us to write about…. almost!  Voted by Time Magazine the 6th best invention of 2010, it’s the flamboyantly gay brother to Ron Popeil’s Hair in a Can, ironically voted one of Time’s 50 worst inventions of 2010.  But the irony doesn’t stop there, Time magazine has more in store for us.  Always a bulwark of journalistic ethics and hard hitting reporting, Time lays it out in their opening pitch:

For Spray-On Fabric

“Cheese, Insulation, hair – a lot of surprising things can come out of spray cans.  Now we can add clothing to that list.”

For Hair in a Can

“Cheese, Spam, sardines – nothing really good has ever come from a can.  Hair is no exception.”

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If For Some Reason You Were Going Through Smart Phone Withdrawal

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This Cedar Thumb Piano would help you productively cope

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Greetings in Math

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The Parallelogram doormat by ArtLebedev

via, swissmiss

21st Century Cheffin’

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The iGrill Cooking Thermometer

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Openings & Parties: Bare Bones at Billy Reid

This past Saturday, The Principals celebrated the launch of their Bare Bones dominoes with a tournament at Billy Reid’s store on Bond Street. Christos Katsiaouni was in attendance for the photographs.

Swiss Party Knife

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Bar10der is a bartender’s multi-tool… perfect for picnics.

The XBOX One

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Everything you could possibly need to know about the all-in-one home entertainment system of your future

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The Bike Maker

Made By Hand’s fifth short film. This one focusing on “bike maker Ezra Caldwell (Fast Boy Cycles), who was diagnosed with cancer in 2008. When the cancer threatens to shatter his love of bikes, Ezra survives by documenting his illness as thoroughly as his craft.”

Sheryo & the Yok: “Pipe Dreams”

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Cool show opening tonight (5/16) at Krause Gallery (149 Orchard Street).

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The Portland Press

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A french press for your Mason jar

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Steel Grill Pizza Pan

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Outdoor pizza could be a thing this summer.

Bally Technologies

Cool Hunting uncovers “the surprisingly complex innovation, psychology and design behind the slot machines” in their latest video.

Bare Bones

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Our friends The Principals will be releasing a set of concrete dominoes with Billy Reid on Saturday, May 18th at the Billy Reid store at 54 Bond Street. There will be a domino tournament inside of the shop to coincide with the release.

More info on the tournament, as well as pre-order information for the Bare Bones, here.

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