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Design UnLeashed!

Unique among the arts, interior design reflects more about our choice of it than it does of the designer. Its 3-dimensionality, its functionality, its size, color, material, pattern, and many other more subtle dimensions of interior design speak volumes about who we are, where we've been, and what we aspire to. Find here the latest, hottest, coolest, most evocative and cleverest international designs... design that's totally unleashed.

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Not One, But 40 Peeps Shows For Easter 2013

I bet 'Mr. Peeps' never dreamed 60 years ago that his yummy, gooey, marshmallow treats would be fodder for a cult.  I bet he never thought that in 60 years there would be as many as 40 different Peeps Shows throughout the United States to commemorate Easter.  And the thousands of talented Peep artists who create diaramas where Peeps play famous characters such as Pi or Pope Francis.  Well, Mr. Peeps, aka Bob Born, must be eating these celebrations up - so to speak.

Animal Obsession: The Diva Ostrich Table By IBride Design

Not everyone is in love with IBride's quirky furniture and portrait designs, but they should be.  IBride (translate - 'hybrid') designs add humor, self-awareness, and function to any decor, and the Diva Wall Table, is no exception - the subject of this animal obsession being the ostrich. 

Cocoagraph Chocolate Photography or Eat This Birthday Card Before It Melts

One adventure in gastronomy I have not enjoyed yet is eating an old family photo. The thought of it is actually not that appealing to me.  But what is appealing is the idea of receiving an edible portrait of almost anything else, especially if it's chocolate.

 

Coffee Jitters Keeping You Awake At Night? Take A Chill Pill

The folks at Think Geek know about caffeine, believe me.  How do you think they're able to test the hundreds of weird products they receive every day and then write-up all the clever things to say about them?  CAFFEINE!  There had been a fast turnover of employees at Think Geek just because of caffeine - the employees, you see, couldn't sleep - at night, at least....

 

Starbucks To Phase Out Crushed Bugs From Pink Drinks & Pastries

Just as I was introduced to Starbucks coffee-free Strawberries and Creme Frappachino, I learn that its lovely ballet pink color is not from the mix of deep ripe strawberries and luscious thick cream.  Darn that I had to find out that a cactus feeding bug found in Central and South America is the mother of the color in Starbuck's pink drinks and desserts. Yum. Chopped cochineals.

 

Enigma: Puzzling Wooden Floor Design By Jamie Beckwith

Floor tiles have moved up a few notches since the vinyl foam tiles first lined the nursery.  And, though these tiles may remind you (somewhat) of those jigsaw like EPA pieces, nowhere have I seen floor tiles so elegant that they must be the center of attention in any room they are laid - the hand-crafted wooden puzzle floor tiles of Jamie Beckwith.

Pawel Grunert Still Finds Time To Design With A 'Re Purpose'

Just when you thought you'd seen the last soda bottle chandelier, table, or chair... Polish interior designer Pawel Grunert creates the bottle chair to end all bottle chairs: the Eco Chaise Lounge, a magnificent, dynamic sculptured work that's as organic in design as Grunert 's wood and steel masterpieces.

 


The First Cardboard Radio: Now That's Green Design

....The internal wiring is all set up in a simple card structure.  There's not a lot to the Cardboard Radio; it's not a BOSE®, but it does have its own charm, as well as working parts.

Will Hipsters Can PBR For The 'New' Budweiser?

Bud has fallen 204 slots down to number 220 in consumer loyalty among America's top brands during the last quarter century. But a big new campaign - not a new taste, but some new marketing efforts and a newly designed can geared toward attracting young, but legal-age, drinkers - is underway for Budweiser beer.

 

The Fontessa, Gaetano Pesce's Innovative Customizable Shoe

If you're not too skittish to plop down $120 on a pair of shoes these days, then you have to have to plop it down on the Fontessa.  These fashion firsts, designed by Brazilian architect/artist/designer Gaetano Pesce, are right in step with today's customizable products....

 



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