Occasionally, you’ll see jokes around online about hip design, like the hipster logo generator, for instance. Graphic designer Whit Hiler and his team decided to flip the joke, so they took companies that have trendy, cool logos and rebranded them in the style of their corporate counterparts…
Impressive door made of interlocking, spinning squares (OK, that makes no sense… Just watch the video)
Designer Klemens Torggler has created a door that moves side to side in front of a doorway, pivoting on two points rather than sliding along tracks. It would take longer to describe how it works than it would to just watch it work, so here you go…
(via Boing Boing)
Every year The Standard, a swanky boutique hotel chain with locations in L.A., NYC, and Miami, puts out a calendar featuring staff members from their properties. The 2014 edition offers artsy photographic interpretations of some of the more bizarre guest comments they received during the year.
We’re always striving to better ourselves as a company, and guest feedback is crucial to our self improvement. As it turns out, guest feedback can also be pretty entertaining, irreverent, inspiring, and sometimes just off-the-wall.
Here are the fun results…
Dear Standard, Your staff are the nicest pooch-lovers in the whole world. Penny, my precious little wiener, is on a special diet and must be fed at specific times so she can take her pills. Your room service staff was sweet enough to prepare it each day, executed to the last detail and delivered right on time. Penny is extremely appreciative and is looking forward to her next stay.
The Mushroom Kingdom needs you! Mario as evil war criminal in WWII-inspired propaganda posters [10 pics]
You spent your youth thinking you were fighting as one of the good guys when you played Nintendo, but did you ever stop to think about it from the Koopas’ perspective?
Designer Fernando Reza has thought of it for you in his series of vintage-styled propaganda posters designed to rally the inhabitants of Mario World to rise up agains the “Red Menace.”…
Hungarian musician Boggie sits still and sings for her latest music video… So what makes it interesting?
As she performs, her video editor retouches her skin, hair, facial features, and lighting during the song so that by the end everything looks “right”…
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Seattle-based designer, Madeleine Eiche, has a fun little holiday photo series happening over at the Eggnog Project. Eiche became fascinated with eggnog carton design “in 2002 when she was employed at a New York coffee shop, making eggnog lattes.” Her project features eggnog package designs from around the US, beautifully photographed by Justin Gollmer.
The series is a wonderful representation of regional tradition. Each of us probably grew up with one or two carton designs that we identify as eggnog. But the variety of this collection shows that even our eggnog is shaped by our local, contextual experiences.
Eiche credits the Dairy Fresh packaging as her first love….
Dairy Fresh, Canastota, New York
Elmhouse Dairy, Roxbury, New York
A simple but helpful innovation in bedsheet design…
No more guessing wrong on the fitted sheet as you make the bed. Think of the time you’ll save.
If you’re in a bad or even just a solitary mood and yet you still have to go out into a busy place, why not turn your prickly attitude into a literal prickliness that is bound to keep people at a distance? If that sounds good, and you have basically no interest in being fashionable, then read on..
In a workshop at the National University of Singapore, German designer Werner Aisslinger asked his students to think of a common problem and then solve it with a tool that could be made out of commonly available items. They were given a half day to come with their idea, find the materials, and make a prototype.