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A photographic series on urban buildings by Gerold Tagwerker.

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From the maker of rugged leather bags and wallets, MAKR just launched a key that doesn’t open doors, just bottles.

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Naama Agassi’s Brand Holder makes any branch an instant sword, and any adult an instant child.

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I love this phone’s gentle shape, especially the ‘eye’ icon being used at the back of the phone to indicate the camera.

As the name suggests, the shape of the Folded Leaf takes its cue from nature. Primarily, however, the gentle fold in the body references the curvature of two familiar and successful phone typologies: the classic (if not slightly cumbersome) handset of the late 1930s and the ‘clam shell’ or ‘flip’ phone of the late 90s. These designs possess userfriendly qualities, namely a well-considered ear-to-chin angle as well as a more instinctive distance between ear speaker and microphone.

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Another strong collection from Prabal Gurung, featuring bright floral prints, a clean silhouette and killer colours. Images from style.com

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I miss looking at her pictures. By Fashion photographer extraordinaire, Craig McDean

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Now if only I knew how to skate, only to wish for bad weather and take shelter in these beautiful pods by Patkau Architects. via Architizer

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Jedi Magic via Friends of Type

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What used to fit 36 photos now hold 4GB worth. Ahh… the reassuring forward march of technological advancements. Buy it at Photo Jo Jo.

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Art? Fashion? Fetish? All of the above? By Nobuyoshi Araki at notjustalabel.com

I only tie up a woman’s body because I know I cannot tie up her heart.
Only her physical parts can be tied up. Tying up a woman becomes an embrace.”
Nobuyoshi Araki

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Black American flags cast in bronze, by artist Robert Longo.

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Boom Pow Wow! Finger tutting FTW!

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A real cool typographic beauty of a site in such pretty colours, highlighting and explaining buzzwords currently being used in the news.

Buzzwords are frequently used in news media. These are words that do not typically occur in everyday speech, but are common among newscasters, talking heads, and pundits on cable news.

These ‘news words’ are accepted by audiences for their implied meaning. But often loaded words are misused or used out of context. The actual definitions can be different than what is implied.

Newswordy is a growing collection of these words, updated every weekday. Along with each word is a definition, a quote with its use (or misuse) in the media, and a news and Twitter feed on the subject.

 

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I have a bunch of magazines sitting around… and I love leather straps! So that makes this my perfect stool. Buy it at Selekkt

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Beautiful, fashion driven illustrations of artist Petra Borner.

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Moxy Creative House and EveryGuyed teamed up to create a series of cartoon Dad and beer can mash-ups. Nice One! Via Taxi.

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Does it send shivers down your spine? It does mine.

After having a banner WWDC start yesterday, Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs humbly presented his idea for a new Apple campus at the Cupertino City Council today. Jobs wants to build one building that will hold 12,000 Apple employees on a former Hewlett-Packard property in the area between Tantau North Wolfe, Homestead and the 280 freeway.”It’s a little like a spaceship landed,” Jobs says. No kidding.

Jobs began the presentation referring to the fact that Apple is growing “like a weed,” and that its current campus at D’Anza and the 280 isn’t enough — fitting only about 2,800 people. Apple currently rents buildings to house its other 6,700 employees in the area. The new building will augment the current campus.

Via GreenTech.

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The Rodnik Band has produced a couture collection inspired by famous artists. Recognize any?

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A prototype of the London 2012 Olympic Torch by designers BarberOsgerby was unveiled in London this morning. And it’s beautiful!

Made from a golden aluminium alloy, the triangular torch will be perforated by 8000 circular holes representing the 8000 torch-bearers to take part in the Olympic relay and allowing glimpses of the burner system inside. It will comprise an inner and outer skin, joined by two cast elements at each end. London 2012 offers first look at Olympic Torch design

Via Clothes Before Hoes.

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Well considered and controlled design makes a wonderful tome of the great Deiter Rams. Buy it on Amazon. via September Industry

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