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These A-frame spectacles designed by Ron Arad for PQ Eyewear fits any combination of face size and nose shape. Just simply slide up and down the width of the ‘A’ to customise the spectacles.

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Typewriters are very seldom looked upon as an object that produces art, with its standardised letters and mechanical entry-system. But when Washington-based painter Tyree Callahan got him hands on a 1937 Underwood Standard typewriter, he replaced the letters and keys with color pads and hued labels to create a functional “painting” device called the Chromatic Typewriter. Now anyone (witha  bit of colour know-how) and type their way to a master piece!

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When Novum, a German graphic design magazine, approached Paperlux for  a special cover, what they got was not so much a magazine, but an experiment on pushing the boundaries on paper and print production, expressed with bright happy colours and lots of intricate (and accurate) diecutting.

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LAYERxlayer has some drool-worthy ‘made-to-order’ canvas bags and pouches that I want to get my hands on rightaway. Starting at just USD59 for the Mineral pouch, this is one to go under my christmas tree.

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An ultra adorable Little Printer, designed by BERG, is meant to serve as an analog RSS feed, printing out news and updates from your own BERGcloud. Set to launch in 2012 with partners Arup, foursquare, Google, the Guardian, and Nike. Using the iPhone as a remote to the device, I am keen to see how well this is customisable to integrate with the current services that we are all using. (ahem, facebook, ahem).

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Handcrafted out of Vienna since 2003, KAIA designs lighting that is restrained and well-considered. We especially love the LEN range of gas lamps that looks like super chic chromed candles.

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Escher-like rollercoaster stairway sculpture by German artists Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth in Duisburg, Germany. I wonder if I run fast enough I can go loop-the-loop!

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Chicago-based photographer Paul Octavious has a great eye for the simple wonders, best captured in his series called Same Hill, Different Day.

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Imagine having a drink in the stomach belly of a fossilized beast. The familiar images from the classic movie Aliens comes to life in this bar created by the same great mind, H.R. Giger. This H.R. Giger bar is located in Château St. Germain, Gruyères, Switzerland, took four full years to complete.

 

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These beautifully hand blown glass ornaments from Kiva Ford will make anyone’s Christmas tree magical.

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A great identity and collaterals for ecological restaurant Maaemo, designed by Ludvig Bruneau Rossow and Torgeir Hjetland as part of their work at Uniform Strategic Design, Oslo.

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This is a modern classic porcelain vase with a little twist by the people at Front for moooi.

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This is so adorable and appropriate for my desk. I want/need/crave/lust one!

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Crafted out of a single piece of brass, this ballpoint from MINIMALUX is beautiful in all its subtleties.

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Great office space that preserves the roof to perfection. Its amazing what white paint and a bit of clever lighting can do to a space. By Spanish architecture firm Pedra Liquida.

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The Big Picture has selection 54 of the tens of thousands of entires to the National Geographic Photo Contest. Here are some of my favourites.

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A beautifully lit and impeccably shot short film by Shelly Love, exploring the depths of humanity, life and death. Watch it here.

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By utilising wood laminates on particle board, Bethan Wood’s furniture elevates the oft overlooked material in a ‘pallet-like’ stackable aesthetics that I love so much.

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Marvelous identity by Philippe Cossette for Oblique, a visual effects company in Montreal. The logo hidden in the namecard? Smart!

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A great paper-crafted identity and collaterals for Parklife 2010, one of Australia’s biggest music festivals, designed not just to reflect the energy of the music, but the beauty of the venues. By Briton Smith.

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