The Pistol Ring would be nice for any engagement


Long before beeper and cell phone guns, there was the ring pistol. Tiny enough to fit around your finger, powerful enough to be manufactured as a weapon.  Tiny bullets.

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top 10 free iphone apps every designer must have


According to Moonsail Design (a new follower of our twit), she has compiled a list of free iphone apps that designers must have. Let us know if we (she) missed anything.

Bounce bounce bounce bang bang bang boing boing boing


Thor Hoy created this simple plywood spring bed with comfortability in mind.  The steel rings at each bed corner make me think that there is a little more kinkiness than comfortability.  Available w/o mattress for 2800 euro here

This Earth Day, take a shot with some animals


Made from black glass and pewter, these shot glasses will help you blindly find your way back into nature.  Although it doesn’t look like it, the glasses balance perfectly on the heads of the animals.  $59 pair

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show her your love


The Love ring, a designboom exclusive. We can’t think of a better way to say you love her. Available in high polish silver plated finish and yellowish gold-color finish. Buy it now for $69.00.

Milligrams of fun


Saw this flier last night at Santo’s.  Pretty awesome.

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Mechafushigi is a cool website whose concept goes way over my head.

“MAKA FUSHIGI” is a Japanese term often used to describe mysterious occurrences. It comes from a Sanskrit term “MAHA” meaning highness and “MAKA FUSHIGI” was originally used to express impressive phenomena in the nature that are beyond human understandings.
The MECHAFUSHIGI is a stock of visual representations of the natural phenomena or people’s work reflecting them throughout the web. I hope these resources will help to understand mechanisms of “MAKA FUSHIGI” and to inspire good design.

Peep it here

Evan Rachel Wood is BonerTown in GQ


Oh Hell Yes

Happy days are here again


buy it and wear it

be careful where you sit, really


This is from a Milan Design Week Preview on Core77.

Prickly Chairs by Valentina Gonzalez Wohlers at Designersblock

more images after the jump.

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Steven Heller says “Shepard Fairey is not a crook.”


Read this and more in his article at The Moment

Hotel Costa Verde’s Boeing 727 fuselage suite


The name might not be all that romantic but, the setting is.

“Our classic airplane, nestled on the edge of the National Park in our Costa Verde II area, is perched on a 50-foot pedestal. At this height, you will enjoy scenic ocean and jungle views from the hard wood deck built atop the plane’s former right wing.

The plane’s interior is Costa Rican teak paneling from the cockpit to the tail. Furnishings are hand-carved, teak furniture from Java, Indonesia. Our 727 home features two air conditioned bedrooms–one with two queen sized beds and the other with one queen sized bed, each with its own private bath—a flat screen TV, a kitchenette, dining area foyer; an ocean view terrace; a private entrance up a river rock, spiral staircase; and 360 degrees of surrounding gardens. ”

Wait for the best part…

“Enjoy an evening on the terrace while sipping a glass of wine and observing your tree top neighbors: sloths, toucans and monkeys…”

Sloths, toucans, and monkeys?  I need to go

More info here

Old School Porsche Posters


Maybe graphic design will head back this way one day.  Maybe hopefully.

via, notcot

Yayoi Kusama’s ridiculously awesome cell phones

Japan is always one step ahead in this game.

via, C-Monster

Nerd Map


This map is totally cool.

“The Web Trend Map is a yearly publication by iA Inc. It maps the 333 most influential Web domains and the 111 most influential Internet people onto the Tokyo Metro map.”

Click here for hugeness

blank canvas


Students are getting sharper by the day.

This is from the students on the BA (hons) Design for Moving Image Design and Graphic Design courses at Ravensbourne College, who are raising funds for their graduation show

“Rather than the usual cake sale or student union party, we decided to do something a little bit more exciting this year. We will be sending our favourite designers and illustrators packages containing random items (which could be anything from an old teapot, to a skateboard, to a vintage suitcase). They will then be asked to customise these items in any way they see fit. These masterpieces will then be collected and put in a silent auction on the 30th of April at the Vibe Bar on Brick Lane.”

Artist/Designers include: Paula Scher, Milton Glaser, David Carson, KozynDan, Eine, Parra, and many more…

More at Blank Canvas

via, booooooom!

Almost Horny for this table


If this table had been made from two actual ram’s heads instead of brass and glass, it would have been on another level.

Details here

via, BoingBoing

The Wii Spray Teaser

It has been a while since we last reported on the WiiSpray and it seems as if things are moving along quite well.  They have sponsorship from Montana and this video above shows the progress.

If you’re interested, there is more info here

Reyes will customize your bed


Reyes sent us over images of a newly completed project he did involving a seriously fresh customization of a japanese flat bed.  Here’s what he had to say:

“Recently I undertook another interior design project, this time on a japanese flat bed. The client loved the work so much they purchased a painting from me to complete their bedroom motif. The interior design projects are a great use of my painting abilities, keep an eye out for a new signature line of tables, benches and chairs by yours truly. thanks to Julio,Ann, and Dylan Maddux”

More info on Reyes here, and a couple more images after the jump

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