World’s Biggest Beagle: Dog Bark Park Inn
By March 2, 2011
 Worlds Biggest Beagle: Dog Bark Park Inn travel hotel design

The Dog Bark Park Inn is a charming bed & breakfast in Cottonwood, Idaho where you get to sleep inside a giant beagle!

Entering the body of the beagle from a second floor deck, guests will discover decorative furnishings carved by chainsaw artists Dennis & Frances and dog-shaped cookies waiting on the pillows. Up another level inside the head of the dog is a loft where you can sleep right in the muzzle of the Beagle, making for a truly remarkable stay.

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Find out more at Dog Bark Park Inn.

Color Vixen: Tea in Wonderland
By March 1, 2011

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Today we’re launching Color Vixen, our latest design series dedicated purely to color. We’ll be bringing you fresh and unique color palettes inspired by our favorite designers, artists, and fashion trendsetters.

This insider’s guide to harmonious color combinations is perfect for graphic designers, home design aficionados, artists, and just about anyone looking for a little splash of color to brighten the day. We hope this series will accentuate your design toolbox.

Got your own inspirational images with fabulous colors? Have the perfect Pantone swatch combo? Send us your brilliant ideas—we’d love to see what you’re dreaming up.

This week’s color palette was inspired by the Oscar-winning film Alice in Wonderland.

Oscar Glamour: 2011 Red Carpet Fashion Favorites
By February 28, 2011

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Hollywood sparkled last night with glamour and glitz as celebrities came out for the 83rd annual Academy Awards. Our absolute favorite “Style Vixen” of the night was Gwyneth Paltrow, dressed in a sleek and shimmery Calvin Klein gown that evoked a hint of sci-fi glam and Cleopatra styling.

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Culture Vixen Upgrade: Bigger, Stronger, Faster
By February 28, 2011

Here at Culture Vixen HQ we’ve been working hard to upgrade the site. Here are some of the new improvements we’ve made:

WE’RE BIGGER
Tyson Wintibaugh has joined the team as a full time editor and combined with our contributing writers and submissions, we’re pushing ourselves to publish more frequently and get you more articles to fill up your rss reader.

WE’RE STRONGER
We’ve introduced new categories and reorganized our sections to refine our focus on delivering the best articles on art and design. To top it off, we’re moving toward an online magazine format, and we have a new tag line: The Magazine of Creative and Unconventional Design.

WE’RE FASTER
We’ve switched to new servers that are dramatically faster and more efficient. To save you even more time, our new comment system lets users login using their Facebook, Twitter, or OpenID accounts to make leaving comments quick and easy.

In the upcoming weeks we plan to roll out additional upgrades including a site redesign, so keep on the look out while we strive to deliver the best design articles around, and feel free to let us know if there’s anything we can do to improve the site…maybe by using the new comment system. Just a thought.

A Little Site Maintenance
By February 25, 2011

We’ve been overhauling and upgrading the site behind the scenes recently and tonight we’ve got a major server upgrade scheduled. So in the off chance that you experience any interruptions, rest assured we’ll be back up in no time! —the Culture Vixen team

3 Drinks to Show Off Your Stylish Ice Cubes
By February 25, 2011

Why use ordinary, everyday ice cubes in your drink when you can add some style to your booze? Here are 3 drinks to pour over these themed ice cubes from Fred & Friends:

1. The Godfather

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What’s in It:
1½ oz Scotch
½ oz Amaretto

How to Make It:
Pour the Amaretto over the Scotch and stir well. To make The Godmother, substitute Scotch with Vodka.

Glow in the Dark Shoes
By February 23, 2011

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Looking like something straight out of an sci-fi story, these wild shoes by designer Edmundo Castillo light up with the push of a button, and can even be set to flash on and off as well! Castillo is said to have been thinking of the movie Tron: Legacy when creating these wedge sandals, which are made with the same type of lights as the movie’s costumes. To recharge these party shoes there’s a USB plug in the heel, guaranteeing hours of illuminated strutting.

Made by Julene
By February 21, 2011

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Julene Harrison is a British designer and illustrator who creates hand-cut custom artwork, often for wedding gifts and special occasions. Not only do we love her designs and admire her patience cutting out each intricate shape, but we also love the way her craft is integrated into her website design.

Constantin Brancusi
By February 19, 2011

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Google celebrates the 135th birthday of Romanian artist Constantin Brancusi with images of some of his most famous sculptures, including the well known Sleeping Muse, and Bird in Space.

Alpine Delight: Glass and Snow
By February 19, 2011
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In the winter resort of Arosa, Switzerland, at the Tschuggen Grand Hotel, Swiss architect Mario Botta has designed a wellness complex filled with pools, a rock grotto, spa suites, a fitness center, meditation rooms, and sun terraces, plus health and beauty facilities. The wintertime juxtaposition of snow pierced by glass creates a magical atmosphere, perfect for rejuvenation.

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