Yum! Paper Donut, a French collective of visual artists, has managed to make paper look absolutely delicious.The eggs look divine and I just want to grab that knife and spread the paper jam on the paper toast. Don’t even get me started on how perfect all the fruit looks. I’d love to see what they’d come up with for a paper dinner accompanied by paper dessert.
This week’s color palette was inspired by a unique fashion installation on Michigan Avenue in Chicago.
These fun knitted stools were created by Irish textile designer Claire-anne O’Brien. They are just about the coziest little stools I’ve ever seen.
This unconventional line of spring couture designed by Riccardo Tisciby for Givenchy caught my eye with its Japanese-inspired design sensibility and imaginative sci-fi vibe. With elements sewn together to incorporate the classic Japanese icon of a crane paired with bold Philip Treacy headpieces that look like a cross between a samurai helmet and something out of Star Wars, these dresses manage to look both techie and classically traditional at the same time.
Need something stronger than a cup of coffee? Daydream about a little workplace violence? Need to teach the other coffee mugs a lesson on who’s boss? Then the Fisticup has your back, or at least your knuckles. It’s the ideal thing to bring along to your next performance review…
The Fisticup via Amazon
Lucky coin purses? Love these fortune cookie purses by Diana Eng, a former Project Runway (Season 2) designer.
[ via Oh Joy ]
I was not a fan of Apple’s first iPad cover. It took the elegant form factor and sleek tactile feel of the iPad and buried it inside a bulky, boring parka-like case. With the launch of the iPad 2, Apple appears to have taken the criticism seriously and introduced a new transforming cover in place of a case. Built in magnetic panels, the Smart Cover rolls up to form a stand with a minimal footprint. It comes dressed in either leather or polyurethane and dipped in a variety of colors. It even wakes the iPad when the cover is opened, and puts it to sleep when it’s closed. How cool is that?
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.
Find out more at Dog Bark Park Inn.
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.
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.