the coolest usb key ever


This is the by far the coolest USB Key. Created by Lacie and the french design firm 5.5 Designers, itsaKey makes you look pimp. Comes with a 2 yr warranty and comes in 4-8gbs. If you need to carry one then this is it. Nothing more need to be said, except it looks f@cking cool. More info here.

One thing I realized, if your drunk you might loose all your work when you try to get into your apartment with it.

outstock design


Design collective Outstock Design (who were part of Milan 09) created this nice simple chair.


Dee & Ricky’s lego Smuff pins


These look pretty dope, and it’s a quick little concept. Oh, and Smuff = Cigarette if you grew up in DC in the Nineties!

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Mood Bottle Openers


Made out of stainless steel, the Mood Bottle Opener comes in emotional states of either happy, crazy, or shocked.  What about lonely, angry, or wasted?  Those would be interesting.

Available at Poketo

B-Bot iPhone App

If you’ve ever wanted to make a vinyl toy in tribute to yourself (or another), this application lets you do just that.  Designed by Tristan Eaton and Thunderdog Studios, the B-Bot app has already produced some great results from users imaginations as evidenced in this gallery.

Movie Posters recreated with Lego


There are some good ones in here

Is it just me or does the front of the Huffington Post look a bit like those Rumsfeld documents?




Oona bench and Christopher Chair by Charles Constantine


After previewing his work last week, Charles Constantine sent over some images of his two latest pieces.  Very nice.

The Oona bench and Christopher Chair (above) are part of the “a family affair” series.  The original chair, LS ( now Leefa)  was made of solid maple, and was primarily an indoor chair.  The second chair in the series, Christopher, is an outdoor chair made of aluminum and HDPE.  The Christopher chair is cheap(er) to produce and is 100% recyclable.  The welds are left on the chair to show off the skill of the fabricator, Christopher Williams.


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the epos card gets 100 designs

Designer money and the credit card. The Epos card makes it fun to spend money. Check out our slideshow and then go see all 100 of the designs.

Beautiful Dump Trucks


There used to be this graff guy SPON that painted dump trucks in New York, but this is in Philly and the dump trucks are wrapped and adorned legally.  Look how clean the wheels are on that bad boy.  More info here

via, notcot

Model Citizens Unite!


Opening this Saturday and continuing through this weekend is Model Citizens NYC.  Our friend Charles Constantine has some great pieces in it, we stopped by his studio a couple days ago to see what he was working on.  (uncomfortable picture after the jump!)

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you work for them interpretation DVD


I remember when computer art animations were all the rage back in the 90’s. It’s now 2009 and we still like them. You Work For Them has created a DVD that explores sound nature, motion and time. Check out the trailer on there site and buy it there. Here’s a little blurb from them, it looks like it has won a few awards as well. I have to say it’s pretty relaxing to listen to and watch.

“A work of art that explores the relationship between nature, motion and sound, The Interpretation takes us on a languid journey through a slowly flourishing forest. Hinting at vague memories of microbiology and rotating through a cool organic spectrum of…”

A few more stills after the jump.

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design is in Meat(packing)


This Weekend May 14-17th don’t miss ‘NY local’, an exhibition curated by designboom that presents the work of some of the big apple’s best transplants, expats, design veterans and rising stars.
‘NY local’ is part of an off-site event program in the meatpacking district.

Make sure to check out the work by TWBE’s friend Matt Gagnon ( “grid wall” featured above)
Matt’s work can be described as complex concepts executed elegently.(that’s just me)

Here’s the list:
lindsey adelman
matt gagnon
paul loebach
kiel mead
alissia melka-teichroew
jason miller
takeshi miyakawa
RBW (RichBrilliantWilling)
garth roberts
john truex
matthew weatherly

Super Dope Album Cover of the Day


Lissy Trullie‘s Self Taught Learner

Via, Evil Monito

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kitchen redesign


I kind of want a kitchen like this? Created by Studio Astrid

cover your walls


Timorous Beasties was founded in Glasgow in 1990 by Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons. The design studio creates amazing wallpaper fabrics etc. Thistle, a new print from TB, available on their site.

Papermag’s rebranding america


This is a very cool editorial project that is in the current issue of Paper. Founder Kim Hastreiter asked 15 luminaries (Alex Bogusky, Dan Wieden, Ivan Chermayeff, Kevin Roberts, Andy Spade, Shepard Fairey, Ron English, Peter Buchanan-Smith, Steve Powers, Chris Johanson, Jonathan Horowitz, Mike Mills, Geoff McFetridge, Bruce High Quality Foundation, Alex Kalman) to create ads that would help redefine America’s identity.

She writes…
“HOW WOULD YOU REBRAND AMERICA??? (we certainly need it desperately!) How would you make people love us again? How would you change our brand image? Our perception abroad? How could you project our future to our citizens? If America had a new ad campaign, what would it look like?”
The answers are engaging.
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Details of the Shepard Fairey x Arkitip issue


Arkitip released details today about their upcoming issue with Shepard Fairey, and it looks to be stellar.  Highlights include a signed 7.5 x 10″ print and a 96 page booklet with stencil cover.  Both in an edition of 5000.  It will retail at $70 and can be purchased here.  Full specs after the jump.

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Modern Toss’ Buy More Shit Tote Bag


The Brits keep it in perspective. £3.99

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