Frank Lloyd Wright: 9 Amazing Outdoor Items

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Frank Lloyd Wright Garden
Throughout his life Frank Lloyd Wright spoke of the influence of the outdoors on his work.  He advised his apprentices to "study nature, love nature, stay close to nature.  It will never fail you." While we've already explored ways to bring a little FLW to your interior, considering...

Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back in Iconoscope

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The Empire Strikes Back Iconoscope Part I A
Star Wars: Episode V Retold in Iconsocope is the latest movie infographic offering by digital designer Wayne Dorrington.   We've previously featured Dorrington's take on Harry Potter and the original Star Wars.   Star Wars: Episode V ( The Empire Strike Back for you lay...

The $6400 Toilet A Royal Flush

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Numi Toilet by Kohler
The Numi toilet from Kohler has every feature you could ever want in a toilet and then some. Remote control operation and retractable bidet are just the beginning. Motion sensors at the floor-level react when you enter the room for hands-free opening and closing of the cover. Ambient lighting...

Sporting Serious Wood: Etsy Find Friday

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Mixed Wood Guitar
This week's Etsy Find Friday features incredible hand crafted items made from wood.  From a carved iPhone case to a bed shaped like a pirate ship,  the wood working artisans over at Etsy have been busy little beavers.  Links and images after the jump.

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High Flying Style: Aviator Mirrors

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These aviator mirrors will lend a bit whimsy and paranoia to any room.   Designed by Nigel Coates, the mirrors were originally part of the Baroccabilly collection made in Italy.  Coates, a Royal College of Arts professor of Architecture is considered one the most innovative thinkers in British...

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iPhone Speakers From Salvaged Trumpet Parts

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Trumpet Speaker
Instead of playing "Taps" for these salvaged trumpets, figurative-industrial designer Christopher Locke turned them into ingenious amplification devices for the iPhone and iPod.  Built to amplify and direct music being played through portable telephone/music playing devices Locke's rehabbed...

Wile E. Coyote Design Contributions and More

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Real Housewife of New Jersey Gets HGTV Show

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Dina Manzo RHNJ
Get ready to party - Jersey style. Dina Manzo of  Real Housewives of New Jersey fame, is set to host a new weekly party-planning series for Home and Garden Television.   Covering a variety of affairs from baby showers to graduation parties, Dina's Party will bring her special bridge...

Diet Coke is Fashionable Again This Summer

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Karl Lagerfeld Diet Coke Bottles
Pony tailed fashion guru Karl Lagerfeld has designed a new series of limited edition Diet Coke bottles. Upping the ante from last year’s single offering, this summer his famous silhouette will appear on three pink, white and black designs.

Billboard Homes: Advertising Design Model

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ADzookie Home
If you're cool with being the neighborhood eyesore there's a new advertising model that may be of interest to you.  Adzookie is looking for homes to turn into billboards. In exchange, they'll pay your mortgage every month for as long as your house remains painted.  Intrigued?  Appalled?...

The Octopus Chair: A Throne Fit For Cthulhu

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Octopus Chair: Side View
The Octopus Chair is the first piece from artist Maximo Riero's Animal Chair Collection. The collection promises to pay homage to a diverse range of species, from mammals to reptiles, and even including insects. As Riero explains, "Each creation retains the animal's natural vitality whilst being...

Celebrities on Tap: UNICEF Water Project

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UNICEF Tap Project
The world is celebrity obsessed.  Their relationships, exercise regimes and diets regularly fall under that broad category we now call news. UNICEF has taken this concept and injected it with a healthy dose of humor to come up with the UNICEF Tap Project.  Featuring bottles adorned with...

Calvin Klein Drops The F Bomb (maybe)

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Day of the Dead Pac Man Art
A Calvin Klein ad (once again) is causing quite a stir.  This time it's a billboard in NYC.  The image spells out the word FUCK - well it does as long as you have the mind to see it. Much like those religious burnt toast sightings, the image is in the eye of the beholder.  Those that see it...

Gandhi Font, Designing For The Future Web and More

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10 Frank Lloyd Wright Interior Design Pieces

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Frank Lloyd Wright Interiors
Maybe you can't swing the mortgage on any of these Frank Lloyd Wright homes currently on the market, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a little Wright inspired design.  Each of these interior home decor items were created based on the famed architect's iconic works.

The Sushi Ottoman, Houdini Photo Gallery and More

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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.

30 Vintage Mad Magazine Movie Parody Covers

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Mad Magazine Movie Parody Covers
We are huge fans of Mad magazine, but then again who isn’t?  The narrative artwork of a Mad cover is a creative showcase for lampooning just about everything. Politics to pop culture, nothing is safe from the satirical cross hairs of the Mad artists and writers.

Skeletonics, Color Coordinated Groceries and More

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