01/ Not brand new, but this Game of Thrones ad in the New York Times is brilliant.
02/ Toaster & Knife creates V-shaped bread perfect for using two spreads!
03/ The same two people photographed as nine different fashion-following couples.
04/ Luminous wire birds sitting in trees.
05/ Check out Choros, a beautiful experimental film explores movement of the human body.
06/ Photos of paint being flung by centrifugal force, Black Hole is amazing.
07/ A photography exhibition that you have to go underwater to view.
08/ Mamika is back. This time with her friend, Bob the chicken!
09/ So yeah, that’s an invisible bike.
10/ Make modern day mixtapes with Milktape!
In case you missed something this week:
Win It: A Well-Designed Life
Mix #23: This Is Just the Start
Kipik Toothpick Holder
Flight Tag Prints
The Mod Collective
You Should Totally: Washi Tape Your Door Edges
There are a few things in this world to which I have a difficult time committing. Paint is one of them. I’ve seen images of brightly painted door edges floating around for months now, and I love the look but couldn’t… you know. Then the other day it hit me, why not washi tape my office door’s edge instead?! This project is perfectly impermanent and takes approximately two minutes to execute, how’s that for instant gratification? All you need is your favorite roll of washi tape and an X-acto knife to trim around the hardware. I was happy with one strip right down the middle of the edge, but you could definitely cover the entire width with a few extra minutes and a little more tape. Now my door makes me smile every time I walk into my office space!
The second I saw The Mod Collective‘s porcelain collection I knew that if forced to choose one line for my entire kitchen this would be the one. Each piece is created by a combination of design software and 3D printers, then hand finished and glazed on the inside to make it food safe while the exterior is left raw. My favorite feature is that raw pigment is added to the porcelain slip, which means that if a piece were to chip you wouldn’t see white on the interior like most pieces.
Rope Frames from Dollinger and Fleveau are a beautiful use of cotton rope that’s traditionally used for upholstery piping. I love nothing more than mixed styles and materials! These guys would be equally happy framing something nice or being decorative all on their own. (via bltd)
Airport codes have always fascinated me, the fact that three little letters assigned to each location are responsible for keeping the entire system organized the world over. Pretty amazing. Neil Stevens seemingly agrees, he’s created a series of flight tag prints based on vintage luggage tags dating back to the 1950s. Which one is your favorite? (You can purchase each by clicking the BUY button on the lower right of each image.)
I have a thing for beautiful raw materials, and these Kiva Platters are definitely one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. Each one is hand-polished by master craftsmen in Brazil, and then contoured with precious metals. The natural stone combined with sterling silver and 24K gold are are scratch resistant for use in the kitchen and have rubber feet on their bottoms to protect surfaces. but I’d just as soon hang them on my wall as art.
This little hedgehog toothpick holder is basically the cutest thing ever. He holds 22 toothpicks and can either stand on the table or perch precariously on the edge of a bowl of your favorite hors d’ oeuvres! I love him.
How do you stay on top of the things going on outside of your bubble? My world revolves around the web so it’s my obvious go-to for news, events, everything really. I’m especially loving the new MSN site which is really well-designed. The overall site is uber minimal – which you know I love – and it’s perfect for the the touchscreen. As an online publisher one of my favorite features is its ability to share real-time trends, I need to stay on top of so much all of the time that I’ll take all the help I can get. MSN is the best way to stay in the know and the new site design is only the latest reminder. Check out all of its features for yourself right here.
Now here’s the fun part! In honor of all things well-designed we’re teaming up with MSN to do a Pinterest sweeps giveaway. You have the chance to win any one item on the entire A Well-Designed Life board, it’s full of 33 beautiful things that are sure to make your life better designed!
This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Elizabeth!
1. Follow the A Well-Designed Life board on Pinterest.
2. Comment below on which well-designed item you’d like to make your own.
3. Do it all before Sunday, March 17th at 11:59pm CST.
4. For an extra entry tweet about the giveaway using the hashtag #msndesigncrush!
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