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So This Is What Inspires Someone to Build a Life-Size LEGO T-Rex

For most of us, LEGO sets are little more than a child’s toy. But for Nathan Sawaya, they’re an interlocking plastic canvas, an artistic medium of immeasurable potential and capable of transforming into any shape imaginable. Art of the Brick: A Life in LEGO showcases some of Sawaya’s most ambitious projects—this mammoth T-Rex skeleton, for [...]

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openUU Ltd. Announces the Completion of Its Nike Conference Center

Hong Kong-based design research agency openUU Ltd. has announced the completion of its Nike conference center, a project designed to accommodate the expanding Nike 360 Holding BV. offices. The new headquarters houses a series of conference rooms which can be split up by movable partitions. The barriers are completed with an apparel display structure showcasing a variety unique fabrics [...]

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Designing a SkyMall Catalog for the Near Future

The future will be—get ready for it—normal. That’s the striking and entirely non-boring vision presented in TBD Catalog, which you might describe as a fictional SkyMall catalog from 2024. There are no dramatic utopian or dystopian predictions in this slim, blue volume, but it does contain a bizarre and fascinating reflection of the technology of [...]

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Villa Moerkensheide by Dieter De Vos Architecten

Coming directly from the office of Ghent-born, Dieter De Vos and his architecture practice, the tripartite Villa Moerkensheid is an impressive culmination of design and function. The house is located in De Pinte, Belgium and features well-considered curiosities, such as three complimenting gardens each intended for a specific time of the day; morning, afternoon and [...]

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Hendo Presents the World’s First Hoverboard

Will we? Won’t we? The answer to the question of whether or not we’ll see a hoverboard in 2015, as we first saw in Back to the Future II, is a maybe. Hendo has created a version of Marty McFly’s futuristic deck that attempts to take one step further into realizing that ambitious dream. The company utilizes four disc-shaped [...]

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Cutting edge car designs layering it on

Filed under: Design/Style Design themes in the automotive industry tend to ebb and flow in trends: jelly bean styling, retro design, flame surfacing… we could go on (and probably would if we were better schooled in the language of design), but you get the point. So what’s the next big thing in automotive design? Layers. [...]

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Alexander Wang Objects Collection No. 6

The sixth installment in Alexander Wang‘s ongoing side project, centered on the designer’s mute take on everyday objects has been released. The latest collection stay true in showcasing Wang’s black interpretation of an assortment of items, this time featuring a set of whiskey stones and accompanying glass set, door knobs, a neck pillow, studded coaster set, [...]

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The Radius v2 Is Not Your Conventional iPhone Case

The Radius v2 is neither your typical bumper nor snap case as it’s uncomplicated design focuses on the main impact points from the all-to-common accidental smartphone drop. Nicknamed the “iPhone bikini,” the Radius v2 features a design that simply covers each corner with aircraft-grade aluminum bumpers that barely extend beyond the sleep and volume side buttons. It’s light, thin and [...]

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The Dune Villa by HILBERINKBOSCH Architects

Explored over the course of three distinct levels is the newly-developed Dune Villa, conceptualized and executed by prolific Dutch architecture firm HILBERINKBOSCH. The space honors the surrounding environment, which is especially unique for the Netherlands given its elevation. The first floor allows immersive views of the forest at the ground level, which rests atop a neat [...]

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Medicom Toy BE@RBRICK BOTTLE by Project 1/6

BE@RBRICK BOTTLE was sold out immediately after the first debut last summer. Fortunately, Medicom Toy is bringing back this collectible Natural Mineral Water bottle in the signature pattern of its Soramachi shop with the bottle shaped in the classic BE@RBRICK figure in a monochrome color version this time. Priced at ¥540 JPY (approximately $5 USD), the BE@RBRICK BOTTLE will be available from [...]

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Playtype Faux x Soulland “Silas” Skateboard Deck

Soulland workshop has once again teamed up with Denmark typography brand Playtype Faux, this time presenting a new rendition to its skate deck collaboration. Drawing inspiration from the marble work of renowned artist Susan Arnild, the skate deck sports a clean, white marble graphic on 100% Canadian hardrock maple. The collaborative deck is available for purchase now on Soulland’s webshop [...]

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