5 Gorgeous Wrapping Paper Designs from The Dieline

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Fruit Wrapping Paper
Presentation is key, especially when it comes to gift giving.  The Dieline recently highlighted these colorful, creative papers.  But be forewarned, looking this good on the outside may lead to disappointment when the actual gift is revealed.  Image gallery and links after the jump.

7 St. Patrick's Day Apps for Your Android

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Andorid Screensaver App
Shamrock shakes, green beer, kissing gingers – yes, it is that time of the year again.  St. Patrick’s Day looms and to help bring you to the proper frenzy, we’ve listed  7 smartphone apps that will ramp up your Irish quotient and put you in the spirit just in time for the big day.

10 Creative Ice Cube Trays To Get Your Rocks Off

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Titanic Ice Cube Drink
Keep your drinks iced in high style with cubes made from these creatively designed ice cube trays.   With most trays costing less than 10 bucks, they are a fun, inexpensive way to add some cool to your next social gathering.

The White iPhone is Coming Soon! (maybe)

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Mac White iPhone
This week TechCrunch posted a screenshot of a white iPhone, captured from Apple's German website where it appeared briefly (less than 20 minutes).  The image resulted in a frenzy of speculation that the release of the Great White iPhone is imminent. The image grab comes just days after AppleInsider reported on Apple's partnering with a Japanese company to develop a white paint that allows...

King of Rings: Super Bowl Finger Candy

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Super Bowl Ring Designs
The Super Bowl Ring - the ultimate symbol of gaudy machismo and sporting achievement. From simple to ornate, these rings say not only did we kick some serious ass on the field, we are not afraid to flaunt it.  Curious about how the ring has evolved over the years?  We've gathered images of all the official designs and pulled a few notables from the past forty plus years.

FrankenCrayons: Solving the Crayon Nub Conundrum

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Rainbow of Crayons
There is nothing quite like a fresh box of crayons – those perfectly formed rainbow tips ready to unleash their colorful creative fury.  Sadly, those majestically sharpened hues are doomed to become useless grimy nubs.  However the Crayola Crayon Maker promises to return these broken bits of wax to their former glory and beyond.

Christmas Favors: Ritzy English Crackers

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Glad Tidings Crackers
Consisting of a cardboard tube stuffed with paper crown, joke and trinket gift, the Christmas cracker is an integral part of holiday experience in the UK other Commonwealth countries like New Zealand, South Africa and Australia. Upping the ante just a bit, the Glad Tidings Crackers from Fortnum and Mason contain the requisite paper hat and entertaining joke as well as a...

Top Ten WTF Christmas Ornaments from Etsy

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Santapede Human Centipede
Ah, the Etsy artisan....plumbing the depths of how far depraved do-it-yourselfers will go.  Santapede, Cthuhlu tree toppers and more, we've pulled the ten most over-the-top handmade ornaments available for purchase on the home crafter's favorite retail site.

Designed for Hanukkah: 50 Unique Menorahs

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Menorahs
Hanukkah 2010 starts this Wednesday and if you are looking to take the "meh" out of your menorah, we've assembled images of fifty one-of-a kind candelabrum to help you celebrate the holiday your way.

Designed for Kicks: Sneaker Pimps World Tour

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Sneaker Pimps
For fans of street style, hip hop culture and high priced kicks, the upcoming NYC Sneaker Pimps Tour arrives Saturday, December 4th and will feature Rick Ross, The Cool Kids and Redman along with live skate and NBA Jam demos.

Interactive Reality: Let's Go Design

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Let's Go Design
If you've ever wanted to be involved in the design challenges faced by reality show contestants, but would rather pass on having your every move and personality quirk scrutinized by a highly critical audience, you should check out Let's Go Design.

Toy Time for Grown Ups: Designer Con 2010

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Designer Con 2010
In what promises to be the biggest play date for adults this year, Designer Con (formerly Vinyl Toy Network) opens November 20th in Pasadena, CA. The annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys and designer apparel with urban, underground and pop art is now in its fifth year.  We've already given you a sneak peek of the Spoonful of Star Wars...

The Future of Outdoor Power Equipment: Share Your Vision

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Cub Cadet
Forward thinkers needed for the Cub Cadet Future Vision Design Contest. Submit your vision for the future of outdoor power equipment in 200 words or less with a simple sketch or rendering and you might find yourself with some extra cash in your pocket and your ideas splashed across the pages of Popular Mechanics.

Box Bottle Bag: The World's Best Package Designs

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The Dieline.com Book
Every day those in the know head to TheDieline.com to check out the latest in package design.  Why? The Dieline is dedicated to the progress of the package design industry and its practitioners, students and enthusiasts. Their first book on Package Design, “Box, Bottle, Bag” was released  in early 2010, and has quickly become the top selling package design book on Amazon

Let Your Geek Flag Fly: Designed for Nerd Pride

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Math Geek Clock
Last night's midnight opening of The Social Network officially kicked off Geek Week here at Design Crave, and before you get too excited, festivities will begin and with this post. While facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg may have had to steal a company to impress chicks and prove geeks can be cool, lesser nerds can show their pride simply by furnishing and accessorizing with these...

101 Vintage Lunch Box Designs

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Battlestar Galactica Lunch Box
School is back in session, and with it comes the nostalgia of school days past.  Secret crushes, embarrassing social gaffs, playground bullies nothing seems to stir memories quite like lunch boxes.