“Dutch architectural studio in cooperation with SeARCH Studio Christian Muller Architects designed and built amazing villa Vals, which combines modern approach of building houses with the primitive.

This house, which was built in Switzerland and so well fits into the natural landscape of the area that is doomed to become local celebrity. Villa completely hidden from human eyes in Inside the hill, which makes her look like a hole of some fantastic character.”

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I’m excited about the idea and I’m sure it’ll protect the owners of the house from excessive heat of the summer and all; however I’m not so sure that it fits with the environment it’s built in. See the last photo I’ve posted.

Villa-Hole by Dutch architectural studio

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Rabbit (2005-2025)

April 26, 2009

Press Release on Pink Rabbit
Artesina, Piemont, Italy
2005 – 2025
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“The things one finds wandering in a landscape: familiar things and utterly unknown, like a flower one has never seen before, or, as Columbus discovered, an inexplicable continent; and then, behind a hill, as if knitted by giant grandmothers, lies this vast rabbit, to make you feel as small as a daisy.

The toilet-paper-pink creature lies on its back: a rabbit-mountain like Gulliver in Lilliput. Happy you feel as you climb up along its ears, almost falling into its cavernous mouth, to the belly-summit and look out over the pink woolen landscape of the rabbitís body, a country dropped from the sky; ears and limbs sneaking into the distance; from its side flowing heart, liver and intestines.

Happily in love you step down the decaying corpse, through the wound, now small like a maggot, over woolen kidney and bowel. Happy you leave like the larva that gets its wings from an innocent carcass at the roadside. Such is the happiness which made this rabbit. i love the rabbit the rabbit loves me.”

After almost 5 years of knitting the rabbit found its final place in the italian alps (close to Cuneo). It waits there to be visited by you. You might even take your time or check back every now and then as the rabbit will wait for you 20 years from now on.

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follow the pink rabbit.

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I’ll introduce several Ji Lee projects:

The Bubble Project
50,000 bubble stickers have been printed. They have been continually placed on top of ads on the streets of New York. They are left blank, inviting passersby to fill them in. I photograph and archive the results. This project instantly transforms the intrusive and dull corporate monologues into a public dialogue. Our public spaces are returned back to the public. Since its launch in 2002, the Bubble Project has become a global project. Bubblers all around the globe are bubbling their own towns.

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To see more of the bubble project: http://thebubbleproject.com/

3D Chess Board
The three-dimensional chess board adds an extra dimension of physicality to the game’s battle field.

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Nine Circles Numbers
NCN are new numbers based on a visual logic of arithmetic progression. Unlike the Arabic numbers, which are a set of abstract symbols, the use of NCN does not rely on memorizing the shapes of each number, but rather on counting the elements contained in its nine-circles grid. NCN allow us to see that numbers can be mysterious, playful and beautiful.

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Diet Scale
Instead of showing the weight, this scale tells the person what to eat according to the weight.

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All-In-One Card Stamp
Why buy many cards for different occasions if you can have an “One Card for All Occasions Stamp”? It saves time, money and headache.

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Visit his site to see more: http://pleaseenjoy.com/

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Eugenio Recuenco is a photographer from Madrid, Spain, who works mostly in the publishing and advertising fields. Compared to others, his personal style has been referred to as “cinematographic” and “pictorial”. His photography often features surreal settings and heavy filtering. His work has been featured in magazines such as Vogue and Madame Figaro.

Eugenio Recuenco’s Fairytale Inspired Photos for Vogue Espana

Beauty and the Beast
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Little Red Riding Hood
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Snow White
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Cinderella
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The Princess and the Pea
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Sleeping Beauty
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The Pied Piper of Hamelin
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Visit Romain Laurent’s site: http://www.romain-laurent.com/

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These fancy designs make me wanna thrash away my digital calendar!

Bubble Calendar
Designed the size of a poster, this one offers a bubble to pop everyday.

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Click here to buy a bubble calendar in English/Deutsche/Japanese: http://www.bubblecalendar.com/

Napkins Calendar
Russian designer Stas Aki designed this so that the thrashed pages of the calendar can be useful as well.

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You can visit Stas Aki’s website here: http://www.stasaki.com/worjects/napkins-calendar-2009/

LEGO Desktop Calendar
A fun design inspired by our childhood passion LEGO’s.

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Click here to order a LEGO desktop calendar: http://www.earlyadopter.co.kr/mall/?type=item&prod_id=2217&shop_gbn=shop&main_category_code=D

Matches Calendar
Creative calendar made of matches designed by Ukrainian Yurko Gursulyak.

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Via: http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Calendar-made-of-matches/147210

Seeing Eye Calendar
Now you can test your vision day by day.

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You can purchase one here: http://numberedtype.com/shop_seeingEye.html

“Dorogaya” Magnetic Calendar
Easily customized magnetic calendar with, even, 32nd day of month -just in case. Month’s names reduced to 3 letters. Special appeal of this calendar is it’s special chips, like “Deadline”, “Arrival”, “Departure”, five “Drink Day” and one “Don’t Drink Day”. 🙂 Have fun!

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Via: http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Dorogaya-Magnetic-Calendar/97189

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Titanic Ice Cube Tray
Includes 4 titanics and 4 icebergs; invite over the titanic crew for the perfect recipe and tell them to drive safely.

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AK Bullet Ice Cube Trays
Reveal the naughty James Bond in you and invite your friends over for a dangerous taste.

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Frozen Smiles Ice Cube Tray
Serve the drinks, flavored with ice shaped like grandma’s teeth, make sure your camera is nearby to document your guests gag reflex. 🙂

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Alphabetic Ice Cube Tray

Use alphabetic ice cube tray to insert a personalized subtle message in each glass of drink you serve. This could be fun.

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Ice Invaders Ice Cube Tray
From the fridge into the drinks and the invasion expands into your guest’s internals.

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Bone Chillers Ice Cube Tray
Chill your guests to the bone with this ice cube tray.

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Ice Kebabs Ice Cube Tray
To bring in a turkish style of chill into your drinks.

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Golfball Ice Cube Tray
An old school style fun way to “hit it off” with friends.

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Guitar Ice Cube Tray
An original way to rock&roll a party, just drop one of these into your drink and give it a stir.

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Jewels Ice Cube Tray
We drink up with diamonds in the glass for an expensive taste!

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Fossiliced Ice Cube Tray
What is better than these segments of dino fossils to bring in a Ice Age taste to your party?

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Pi Symbol Ice Cube Tray
Drink up with this pi symbol shaped ice cube and try how far can you go recalling the number of pi.

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Tetris Ice Cube Tray
Already too old to play tetris, well then you’re old enough e to drink up with tetris shaped ice cubes.

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Snowflake Ice Cube Tray
Icy taste will make you miss winter.

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Cat-dog Ice Cube Tray
Now you can put cats and dogs together for a wild shake.

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Fishbone Ice Cube Tray,
A chill that freezes fish to the bone.

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Lego Ice Cube Tray
Remember how lego pleased you in your childhood memories whilst you play grown-up drinking games.

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Homer Simpson Ice Cube Tray
Sounds fun to share a beer with Homer Simpson.

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Yellow Submarine Ice Cube Tray
Ever wished you were the yellow submarine from the Beatles song and dove into a glass of whiskey?

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Ice Princess Ice Cube Tray
Are you in for the royal treatment?

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Strawberry Ice Cube Tray
Are you willing to dip a strawberry into everything?

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Tipsy Toes Ice Cube Tray
Ladies, leave your man at home and gather at a friends house for a girls-night-in theme. And you’ll have high-heel shaped ice cubes of plastic which does not dilute your drink. What a treat!

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Penis and Balls Ice Cube Tray
Feel free to slip in a dirty joke or two.

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Cool Shooters Ice Cube Tray
Have a shot from this “cool” shot glass made of ice.

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Born in 1967 in a tiny village of West Ireland, Philip Treacy began sewing when he was five. As a child, what amazed him the most were weddings; “They were equivalent of fashion shows to me. It seemed so glamorous to see these creatures appear in these extraordinary clothes.” Later on, he moved to Dubling to study fashion at National College of Art & Design where he made hats “as a hobby” to go with the clothes he designed. He specialized in making hats and soon in 1989 was “discovered” by Isabella Blow, the style editor of Tatler magazine.

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Design: Scrabble Pillows

March 26, 2009

H4-E1-Y4! Not a single day passes without me digging up a cool design; being thrilled and jealous enormously. Ladies and gentlemen, check out these Scrabble pillows by Stephen Reed Industrial Design. Imagine a pillow fight with these little typographic babies!

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To see more of Stephen Reed Industrial Designs please visit: http://www.stephenreed.net

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David LaChapelle is a photographer and video/commercial/film director who works in the fields of fashion, advertising, and fine art photography, and is known with his surreal, unique and often humorous style. His overdose glamorous and flashy photos make my heart beat faster for some reason.

To see more of his work: http://www.davidlachapelle.com/home.html

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