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Japanese designer seems to all have the talent to distill an idea to the essence and then add that drop of embellishment to it that makes the product simply desirable. Oji Masanori is exactly such a talent. He’s products are simple, thoughtful, but at the same time, extremely precious and luxurious. Everything from a child-safe table corner bumper in buttery leather instead of the usual rubber  to a trivet that looks as good as it is useful, Oji’s eye and idea of everyday object can do no wrong…








 

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Theo’s images has a certain raw sexuality and naivety that draws me deep into his beautifully coloured worlds.

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Shanghai-based photographer Noah Sheldon gives us a behind the scene look at how and where China’s record-breaking weightlifters train.

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In a macabre twist to the Russian nesting dolls, Dutch designer Mianne Devries shows us how curiosity killed the vase, so the reveal the second layer within.

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Josh Cooley disguises iconic scenes in classic movies as children books. Love!

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More beautiful than scary, by Leanie van der Vyver

Humans are Playing God by physically and metaphorically perfecting themselves. Beauty is currently at an all time climax, allowing this project to explore what lies beyond perfection. Scary Beautiful challenges current beauty ideals by inflicting an unexpected new beauty standard.

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Your pen is all over the place and always getting lost? Worry not! Peter Jakubik’s lasercut plywood penstand will make sure you find your pen, big or small, anytime you need them.

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The third in the series of Hermès Editeur by Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto, where fashion house Hermès invites artists to work on the iconic Hermès scarf. Hiroshi used polaroids to capture amazing colours of the skies.

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I need this bag! Fucking brilliant. By Undercover.

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Everyone needs a pair of Googly Eyes, to give any inanimate object instant love and character. Selling for USD 7 at Archie McPhee.

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I love the weldings, the bolts, the tension, the colours, the textures and the staging on these amazingly beautiful sculptures by Fabrice Le Nezet.

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These half rattan, half plastic bins designed by Cordula Kehrer exemplify how simply thought can elevate the most basic materials into something that is equal parts thought provoking and socially conscious. Available at AREAWARE, in collaboration with fair trade NGO Preda.

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A utterly complete, head-to-toe rebranding of Rolls and Bowls into Yume Umē, complete with witty quotes and delicious illustrations. A job well done by design firm 160over90, via Identity Designed.

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Humanae is a chromatic inventory, a project that reflects on the colors beyond the borders of our codes by referencing the PANTONE® color scheme. (PANTONE® Guides are one of the main classification systems of colors, which are represented by an alphanumeric code, allowing to accurately recreate any of them in any media. It is a technical industrial standard often called Real Color)The project development is based on a series of portraits whose background is dyed with the exact Pantone® tone extracted from a sample of 11x11 pixels of the portrayed’s face. The project’s objective is to record and catalog all possible human skin tones.

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Tthe Floating Mug intends to solve the problem if cup rings forever by bringing along it’s own coaster joined by the handle.  Created by Tigere Chiriga and now available on Kickstarter.

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Movers and porn? No one can resist this gold! By M&C Saatchi, UK

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I love the thoughtfulness and humour that Daphna Laurens infuses into her Cirkel collection of floor lamp, wall lamp, coffee table and mirrors.

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Impressively detailed illustrations in swaths of beautiful colours, by illustrator Tim McDonagh.

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The Lazy Football chair by Emanuele Magini puts a set of goal posts between your legs, and lets you play ball and get some exercise, all without leaving the comfort of your seat.

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Austrian artist Tillman Kaiser’s repetitive, angular works hits me in all the right places.

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