Posts tagged "design"

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 it, is to take inspiration from Rebecca’s “Morning After Clutch,” and redesign it. The “MAC” has been worn by celebs such as Reese Witherspoon, Keira…

By: Carrie Morrissey / November 22, 2010

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 his photo-realistic portraits of notorious celebs. Says Querel, “In carving and painting a head from a phone directory, I’m celebrating the individual lost in the…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 12, 2010

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, no? [Geekologie]…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 9, 2010

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. And where do you go when you’re already at the top? Since Karl is famous for topping himself year after year with his larger-than-life fashio…

By: Leonora Epstein / October 14, 2010

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 take the awkwardness out of first dates by providing users with an array of conversation topics. How it works: “As the conversation progresses, each perso…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 13, 2010

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]…

By: Leonora Epstein / August 30, 2010

Smokin’ Titles

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

By: Leonora Epstein / August 18, 2010

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 it takes to make one chair? The answer after the jump! [PSFK]…

By: Leonora Epstein / May 11, 2010

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 tribe in Paraguay. Looks like some design nerds just decided to make the product cuter by adding preppy color combinations (they remind us of those…

By: Leonora Epstein / April 29, 2010

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 converting them into phone booths. Problem is, everyone can hear your conversation—quite loudly. Although, if you had that hair dryer going at the same time,…

By: Leonora Epstein / April 9, 2010

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 for the sixth year running, it’s time to get crafty with TP as part of the Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest! Forget running, nail-scratching, and…

By: Bianca Posterli / April 7, 2010

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 hiding as? Example one: Issey Miyake’s latest treat is a T-shirt for Opening Ceremony that comes packaged in the likeness of a chocolate bar. Although…

By: Leonora Epstein / January 13, 2010

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 boys) are devoting their career dreams to the ever fickle world of fashion. If you’re still in school (junior high through college) and jealous of…

By: Bianca Posterli / December 9, 2009

About That Facelift …

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

By: Susannah Breslin / December 4, 2009

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 a world of new accessories, planning to pimp my cell out with a case and get a few pairs of fingerless gloves. In a way,…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 30, 2009

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 dealt with. The vignettes deal with anything from stupid misunderstandings — “After I sent a client a mockup with lorem ipsum as filler text [they…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 20, 2009

Singing “This Little Light Of Mine”

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

By: Leonora Epstein / November 19, 2009

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 want to run screaming from the premises. [Apartment Therapy]…

By: Susannah Breslin / November 9, 2009

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 surely forever remain a mystery, designer Manuel Jouvin decided the ideal container for holding escargot is made from colorized snail droppings. So, he partnered u…

By: Susannah Breslin / November 9, 2009

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 Disney cartoon. For the parent who wishes to maintain a high-design pad, there’s a litany of concept toys out there on the market—like these Home…

By: Leonora Epstein / October 12, 2009