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Polyvore’s “IT Bag” Design Contest — Do You Have What It Takes?

Polyvore and Rebecca Minkoff have gotten together to see if you have what it takes to design the next IT bag. The challenge, if you choose to accept…

Carrie Morrissey | November 22, 2010 - 4:10 pm

Pee-Wee, In The Phone Book

Finally, a new use for the Yellow Pages! Philadelphia artist Alex Querel thought canvas was too dull a medium to work with—so he took to carving phone books to make…

Julie Gerstein | November 12, 2010 - 12:40 pm

Butt-iful Toilet Paper Roll Art

Anything used to wipe your you-know-what would be the last place we’d look for art supplies. One artist, however, manages to create beauty out of toilet paper rolls. Pretty incredible,…

Leonora Epstein | November 9, 2010 - 1:10 pm

Sure, Why Not: Give Uncle Karl An Island To Design

The fashion world is once again spreading rumors that Karl Lagerfeld will retire from Chanel. Why do people care and why does this rumor resurface so often? Because it’s Chanel.

Leonora Epstein | October 14, 2010 - 7:45 pm

The Conversacube Makes Dating Awkward People Easier

Crushing on a totally cute dude with absolutely no social skills? Then why not get a Conversacube to make conversation easy? The Conversacube, designed by artist Lauren McCarthy, aims to…

Julie Gerstein | October 13, 2010 - 11:40 am

If Carlo Rossi Went On A Reality Makeover Show …

Suddenly, table wine doesn’t seem so declasse thanks to Rethink Communications. The company imagined a high-design makeover for jug-style booze. [Lovely Package] …

Leonora Epstein | August 30, 2010 - 12:50 pm

Smokin’ Titles

Here’s one way to give up smoking—exchange one addiction for another? [Another Mag] …

Leonora Epstein | August 18, 2010 - 12:10 pm

Guess How Many Coke Bottles This Recycled Chair Is Made Of?

Check out this high-design chair, created in partnership with furniture design firm Emeco and Coca-Cola. The cute seat is made from recycled plastic Coke bottles! Care to guesstimate how many…

Leonora Epstein | May 11, 2010 - 1:10 pm

The Chairless Strap: The Chair That Wasn’t

Behold the Chairless, a seat strap designed to make you feel like you’re sitting in, um, a chair. The belt-like design is actually nothing new and originates from an Indian…

Leonora Epstein | April 29, 2010 - 3:10 pm

The Hair Dryer Phone: A Look At Beauty Salons Of The Future

Does anyone use those retro hair dryers that fit over your head anymore? Some Danish design students have figured out a way to make the vintage appliances new again, by…

Leonora Epstein | April 9, 2010 - 4:20 pm

Finding A Use For TP Outside Of The Bathroom

If you’re getting married and have a bit of skill when it comes to DIY style projects, then head to your closest drugstore and stock up on toilet paper. Because…

Bianca Posterli | April 7, 2010 - 3:20 pm

Decipher These Designs In Disguise

Appearances can be deceiving, as we were reminded this morning when twice our eyes did double takes while doing our daily style scroll. Could you tell what these products are…

Leonora Epstein | January 13, 2010 - 5:20 pm

Move Over FIT, It’s Fashionista University

With MTV’s glorification of Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port, the non-stop parade of reality shows, and the infiltration of the “celebrity designer,” it’s really not a shocker that girls (and…

Bianca Posterli | December 9, 2009 - 8:15 pm

About That Facelift …

Design duo Lucy McRae and Dutch Bart Hess call this “low-tech plastic surgery.” We call it freeeeeeeaky. [The Cut] …

Susannah Breslin | December 4, 2009 - 2:40 pm

Multitasking: A Phone And Bracelet In One

For me, finally getting my iPhone went way beyond the image of being a cool user of the Apple product. The second I purchased it, I became wrapped up in…

Leonora Epstein | November 30, 2009 - 5:20 pm

Check This Out: “Clients From Hell” Blog

Attention design nerds! Here’s a new blog that will have you laughing your fonts off. Clients From Hell features anonymous stories about the incompetent people and projects graphic designers have…

Leonora Epstein | November 20, 2009 - 7:50 pm

Singing “This Little Light Of Mine”

This awesome concept entails recycling your cassette tapes to let them shine on. [Unplggd] …

Leonora Epstein | November 19, 2009 - 8:40 pm

Shower Me Scary

If you end up back at a guy’s house, take a trip to the toilet, and see he’s got this gas mask shower head designed by Chris Dimino, you may…

Susannah Breslin | November 9, 2009 - 2:20 pm

All Your Snail Poop Dreams Have Come True

If you have been waiting for the right escargot packing made out of colored snail poop to come along, today, my friend, is your lucky day. For reasons that will…

Susannah Breslin | November 9, 2009 - 1:50 pm

Design Dollhouses: Creative Or Creepy?

We get it with the whole parenting thing—once you have a kid, the house goes from something like looking like a Design Within Reach showroom to a backdrop for a…

Leonora Epstein | October 12, 2009 - 7:15 pm