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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… READ MORE »


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


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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] … READ MORE »


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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 up… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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Designers Vladimir Tsesler and Sergei Voichenko designed this seat, called the Living Chair, which has apparently been subjected to some etiquette training and knows not to sit with its legs wide open. [Tsesler via Trend Hunter] … READ MORE »


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The Dell Design Studio has just issued Product Red, a new line of laptop covers created by cool artists where part of the proceeds go to the Global Fund to help combat and eliminate AIDS in Africa. Photographer Ben Grieme created a series of beautiful ombre color gradations (like the one above), Klaus Haapaniemi designed… READ MORE »


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There’s an uproar in New Zealand over some bathrooms being built on the waterfront in the capital of Wellington. The unisex bathrooms are meant to resemble crayfish, but some are saying they look more like fallopian tubes or Madonna’s famous cone-shaped bustier (which was recently immortalized in necklace form). The design was the winning entry… READ MORE »


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If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. Enough with trying to reform teenagers. Here’s a design by Deger Cengiz called the “Attitude Chair,” which he says, “is developed for teens with attitude; prevents falling when the chair is tipped back.” Someone’s gotta watch out for those punks. [swissmiss] … READ MORE »


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When Karen Ryan says she’s got a lot on her plate, she means it. The U.K.-based artist illustrates the phrase literally with charming second-hand plates emblazoned with “anger,” “fear,” “guilt,” and “hate.” Meant to expose the domestic conscience, the removal of whatever decorative pattern the dishes come with symbolically reveals harsher truths. Can you imagine… READ MORE »


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Is this skirt for those who complain, “But nothing matches my raincoat!”? Or green fanatics who reuse everything, including their broken umbrellas? [Design Spotter] … READ MORE »


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Voilà the iBum by designer Tomomi Sayuda. A chair with a photocopier in its seat, the piece of furniture automatically revs up when someone sits in it, ejecting a copy of their derriere from the bottom. A must for immature 12-year-old boys, butt fetishists, and anyone who’s ever been bored at the office. [Geekologie.com] … READ MORE »


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Coca-Cola is no stranger to makeovers. Yet, these vintage cans are so cool, that maybe the brand should consider going back to one of its old looks. Pop art has never gone out of style. Then again, neither has Coke. [Inspiredology.com] … READ MORE »


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Wow. These accessories are weird. Central St. Martins design student Anna Schwamborn has created a line of “mourning objects” jewelry that is intended to help grieving survivors after a loved one passes. What’s a fashionista to do in the wake of a death? Why, make jewelry out of the deceased, of course! Shudder. Schwamborn’s awesome… READ MORE »


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Nick Olsen, former Domino blogger and an assistant designer to the amazingness that is Miles Redd, came up with a list of first-timer decorating mistakes forThe Washington Post. Now, since I’ve painted and re-done my bedroom no less than four times over the past year, I considered myself to be over that beginner mistake hump. READ MORE »


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This converted mannequin created by Detroit-based designer Bob Turek is causing quite the blogosphere kerfuffle. In case you’re not clear as to what the heck is going on here, Turek remixed a mannequin torso into an MP3 player. Ergo, those are speakers in her boobs, plugged in care of her hoo-ha. As Turek explains: “As… READ MORE »


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Pharrell Williams has gotten fresh in recording studios and now even in a design studio. The Neptunes producer and N.E.R.D front man likes to keep gettin’ busy. By the looks of this piece he just designed with Domeau & Pérès entitled Perspective Chair, we’ve gotten some insight into how he likes to work it too. READ MORE »


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