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A creative with a flair for fashion, trends, and the written word. Dislikes include a flat surf and incorrect grammar.
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English Major Creative Advertising Major
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Yoga Mat Computers
Yoga Mat Computers
The Orkin Design Rolltop Laptop Rolls Up Into a Cylinder
Laptops are being built smaller and smaller for consumers on the go. The Orkin Design Rolltop is a laptop that can be rolled up so you can easily transport it to and from work, school or wherever else… MORE
Synthetic Eco Trees
Synthetic Eco Trees
Treepods Clean Air in Urban Jungles Without Soil, Water or Upkeep
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Metal Magazine Hannah Holman Editorial Features Funky, Yet Refined Styling
The Metal Magazine Hannah Holman photo shoot by Eric Guillemain features funky yet refined fashion. The styling in the shoot is effortlessly cool with minimal makeup and classic lines -- nothing overtly… MORE
Kinetic Intersections
Kinetic Intersections
Three Students Create People-Powered Street Lights & Traffic Signals
Ian Jaye, Jovan Popovic and Patrick Houin have gone green by creating an intersection powered by humans. Generating kinetic power from pedestrians crossing a busy metropolitan intersection is an ingenious,… MORE
Fake Online Relationships
Fake Online Relationships
The Cloud Girlfriend Fools Your Facebook Friends
The Cloud Girlfriend is a fake social network girlfriend you can create to make your friends jealous. If you've ever been jealous of lovey-dovey couples who swarm your Facebook feed with cheesy love notes… MORE
Designer Stage Shoes
Designer Stage Shoes
The Manolo Blahnik Priscilla Heel is for Bette Midler's Broadway Musical
Shoe designer Manolo Blahnik designed a heel based on the set of 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical.' The musical is a color-popping visual spectacle, and Manolo Blahnik pushed these vibrant cues… MORE
Snarky Stationery
Snarky Stationery
The Dear Blank Please Blank Project is a Series of Cheeky Letterpress Cards
The Dear Blank, Please Blank project is a series of letterpress cards filled with user-submitted short letters. Some of the funniest examples have been printed by Sapling Press for sale on at its Etsy… MORE
Home Cooking Kits
Home Cooking Kits
The Scratch Food Collection Makes You an Instant Chef
Even if you’re not the best cook, you can still make crayfish-and-feta pasta, vegetarian red thai curry and even a scrumptious chicken tagine with the Scratch Food kits. Designer Jeremy Innes Hopkins… MORE
Storytelling Photo Apps
Storytelling Photo Apps
The iPhone Color App Lets You Create a Local Narrative Through Images
The new Color app for iPhone allows people to easily send photos, videos and conversations into a group album that anyone can see. Let's say, for example, that you're walking by a hilarious sign posted… MORE
Cough Drop Suitcases
Cough Drop Suitcases
Ricola and Fred Pinel Team Up for a Soothing Outcome
This unlikely collaboration between Ricola and Fred Pinel is soothing, to say the least. Ricola has teamed up with French trunk maker Fred Pinel to make 11 trunks in various bright and vibrant colors,… MORE
Chic Sunlit Editorials
Chic Sunlit Editorials
This Helmet Magazine Fashion Shoot Will Make You Miss Summer
This Helmet Magazine editorial is one that presents a vintage boho feel that's reminiscent of the 40s. Models Grace Hollows, Zippora Seven and Georgia Fowler, photographed by Liz Ham, sport crisp and… MORE
Recycled Children's Furniture
Recycled Children's Furniture
The SugiX Nakadai Project Teaches Kids to be Sustainable
This SugiX Nakadai Project features an interesting block chair made from the bases of old computer chairs. Designer SugiX designed this block chair to teach the idea that objects can be repurposed and… MORE
Charitable Shopping Sprees
Charitable Shopping Sprees
Shop For Japan Urges Businesses to Donate to Help Japan Relief Efforts
On March 26th, Shop for Japan wants a one-day global community event of consumerism to help in reconstruction and relief in Japan.  In this Shop for Japan campaign, businesses globally are encouraged… MORE
Cityscape Fashion Shoots
Cityscape Fashion Shoots
These Reserved S/S'11 Looks Stand Out in the City
Magdalena Frackowiak models for the Reserved S/S’11 lookbook and looks effortlessly stunning doing so. The preppy/casual look Frackowiak sports can be worn by all body types and is classic enough to have… MORE
Squared-Off Skyscrapers
Squared-Off Skyscrapers
The Eco-Friendly Urban Tree by Geotectura is a Real-Life Jenga Building
The Urban Tree by Geotectura is a futuristic, eco-friendly and aesthetically pleasing building. The Urban Tree by Geotectura is a skyscraper comprised of boxes piled upon each other slightly off-kilter;… MORE
Creepy Realistic Pencil Art
Creepy Realistic Pencil Art
These Fredo 3D Art Drawings Look Astoundingly Real
Fredo is a 17-year-old, Chile-born artist who makes incredibly realistic 3D pencil drawings that are somewhat creepy -- by subject matter. Inspired by artists Rembrandt and Beksinki, this talented young… MORE
Projecting Timepieces
Projecting Timepieces
The Phone Watch Lets You Live The Life of a Secret Agent
Have you ever wanted to look like a secret agent -- talking secretively into your watch that isn’t even a watch at all? You no longer have to fantasize because the phone watch is here. This phone watch… MORE
Astounding Appliance Symphonies
Astounding Appliance Symphonies
'The Stupid Orchestra' Makes Blendariffic Music
Michael Petermann is the conductor of 'The Stupid Orchestra.' It’s the most unconventional, cool and unique musical piece you may ever witness. Petermann decided to make a symphony -- but not using… MORE
Cute Functional Minibots
Cute Functional Minibots
Bronze Kinetic Robots from Monocomplex are Adult Toys
Monocomplex has designed little kinetic robots that make it okay for an adult to act like a kid. The general public loves robots- its true. Think of R2D2, Kitt, Megatron, Optimus Prime, K9, Robotboy,… MORE
Horror Film Photography
Horror Film Photography
Nikolai de Vera Photos Inspired by Japanese Horror Films
Photographer Nikolai de Vera is a fan of Japanese horror films, which is quite apparent in these shots she captured from behind the lens. These photos are entitled Yuurei, which is translated to "a soul… MORE
Forest-Inspired Frocks
Forest-Inspired Frocks
Faint Magazine Displays Hippy and Free Spirited Fashion
Rhia Taranto and Christina Dietze model for Faint Magazine with Mariah Jelena behind the lens to create ‘Wanderlust' -- a series of raw, boho fashion shots in a beautiful undomesticated setting. Each… MORE
Heavy Artillery Jewelry
Heavy Artillery Jewelry
House of Baulch A/W 2011 Collection Boasts Some Major Accessories
On the House of Baulch A/W 2011 runways, heavily embellished necklaces were all the rage. Heavy artillery around the neck is one of A/W 2011's hottest trends. With body-clinging fabrics in neutral colors,… MORE
Coat Hanger Chairs
Coat Hanger Chairs
The Coat Check Chair is a Tidy Piece of Furniture
Your guests may want to hang up their own jacket upon seeing the fabulousness that is the Coat Check Chair. Joey Zeledon took a simplistic design concept and made it funky and fresh. Just a steel bar base… MORE
Forest Novel Shelving
Forest Novel Shelving
These Tree Branch Shelves are Adorable and Creative Pieces of Decor
These featured Tree Branch Shelves present the interesting idea of books "returning to their roots," with many potential designs which have sprouted from the original concept. French designer Olivier… MORE
Huge Holy Houses
Huge Holy Houses
Old Church Remodeled into the $7.5 Million 601 Dolores Street Home
The 601 Dolores is a San Francisco home with an amazing story that any home owner would love to tell their visitors. This upcycled structure is sure to make spectators flat-out jealous. Some pretty major… MORE
Royalty Freezers
Royalty Freezers
The Royal Wedding GE Fridge is Perfect for Fans of William and Kate Middleton
Keep your food royally cold with the Royal Wedding GE fridge, which features a cute photo of William and Kate Middleton on its front. This giant GE fridge displays their joyful faces in a loving embrace… MORE
Matching Lips and Hair
Matching Lips and Hair
Rihanna Covers Fabulous With Red Hot Photos to Match Her Red Hot ‘Do
Rihanna graces the cover of British magazine ‘Fabulous' looking positively radiant. On the cover, Rihanna wears more natural and simplified makeup with red lips to match her fire-engine hair. Rihanna… MORE
Denim Fitness Furniture
Denim Fitness Furniture
d-bodhi Indonesia Creates Hip Distressed Denim Furniture
Furniture company d-bodhi has found creative ways of using discarded denim material that is sent to Indonesia in excess amounts. d-bodhi takes this discarded material from secondhand stores and reupholsters… MORE
Invisible Eco Houses
Invisible Eco Houses
The Marco Bernardini Age House Saves You Money
The Age House is a architectural feat by Marco Bernardini. This house is made in a hill and seamlessly becomes part of its natural surroundings using supplies that seamlessly unify the construction to… MORE
Time-Out Texting
Time-Out Texting
Fast Society Gives the Heavy Texter's Thumbs a Much Needed Break
Fast Society is a new spin on communicating with your friends, your colleagues, your family--anyone -- with utmost ease. Fast Society allows its user to create a team of their friends to send mass texts,… MORE
Disaster Donation Art
Disaster Donation Art
Miki Nitadori Donates Battle in Progress Works to Aid in Japan
Miki Nitadori is a Japanese artist who has sold works from her Battle in Progress collection to the Association for Aid and Relief. Nitadori, like many others, wants to aid the people of Tohoku, and what… MORE
Bathetically Boho Looks
Bathetically Boho Looks
Model Aline Weber for Free People March 2011 Lookbook Boasts Classic Boho
The Free People March 2011 lookbook boasts the quintessential boho look for the romantic fashionista. Model Aline Weber is lighthearted behind the lens for this updated and stylish twist on a classic look… MORE
Music Hairstyle Histories
Music Hairstyle Histories
'A Visual Compendium of Notable Haircuts' Features Pop's Finest Manes
This online poster is a collection of the most notable haircuts in pop music, from Bill Haley all the way to Lady Gaga. Many people bring a photo of their favourite celebrity with them to the hairdresser… MORE
Edible Writing Utensils
Edible Writing Utensils
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All-White Spring Fashion
All-White Spring Fashion
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These shots by Knoepfel & Indlekofer in 'Carte Blanche' in Vogue Germany April 2011 exude simplicity. The featured clothing is gorgeous and crisp, but the details are bold and breathtaking. Lounging… MORE
Tame Celebritorials
Tame Celebritorials
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Matching Lips and Hair
Matching Lips and Hair
Rihanna Covers Fabulous With Red Hot Photos to Match Her Red Hot ‘Do
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Designer Stage Shoes
Designer Stage Shoes
The Manolo Blahnik Priscilla Heel is for Bette Midler's Broadway Musical
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Invisible Eco Houses
Invisible Eco Houses
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The Age House is a architectural feat by Marco Bernardini. This house is made in a hill and seamlessly becomes part of its natural surroundings using supplies that seamlessly unify the construction to… MORE
Projecting Timepieces
Projecting Timepieces
The Phone Watch Lets You Live The Life of a Secret Agent
Have you ever wanted to look like a secret agent -- talking secretively into your watch that isn’t even a watch at all? You no longer have to fantasize because the phone watch is here. This phone watch… MORE
Slinky Chic Fashion
Slinky Chic Fashion
Metal Magazine Hannah Holman Editorial Features Funky, Yet Refined Styling
The Metal Magazine Hannah Holman photo shoot by Eric Guillemain features funky yet refined fashion. The styling in the shoot is effortlessly cool with minimal makeup and classic lines -- nothing overtly… MORE
Royalty Freezers
Royalty Freezers
The Royal Wedding GE Fridge is Perfect for Fans of William and Kate Middleton
Keep your food royally cold with the Royal Wedding GE fridge, which features a cute photo of William and Kate Middleton on its front. This giant GE fridge displays their joyful faces in a loving embrace… MORE
Delectable Diet Aids
Delectable Diet Aids
LeWhif is a Chocolate No-Calorie Treat for Those Watching Their Figures
LeWhif is a product that gives you the taste of chocolatey goodness but without the guilt of calories. This little tube (that looks like a large cigarette) is the answer to your dieting prayers. Perfect… MORE
Creepy Realistic Pencil Art
Creepy Realistic Pencil Art
These Fredo 3D Art Drawings Look Astoundingly Real
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Synthetic Eco Trees
Synthetic Eco Trees
Treepods Clean Air in Urban Jungles Without Soil, Water or Upkeep
Treepods are synthetic trees made from recycled water bottles that replicate the benefits of real trees in urban areas and concrete jungles. The Treepods were designed by Mario Caceres and Christian Canonico,… MORE
Modernized Boho Ensembles
Modernized Boho Ensembles
The Jalouse France March 2011 Editorial by Paul Schmidt is Sizzling Hot
The Jalouse France March 2011 editorial by Paul Schmidt features Camille Rowe-Pourcheresse in draped, loose-fitting garments with a boho vibe. Camille Rowe-Pourcheresse is the perfect canvas for winged… MORE
Music Hairstyle Histories
Music Hairstyle Histories
'A Visual Compendium of Notable Haircuts' Features Pop's Finest Manes
This online poster is a collection of the most notable haircuts in pop music, from Bill Haley all the way to Lady Gaga. Many people bring a photo of their favourite celebrity with them to the hairdresser… MORE
Horror Film Photography
Horror Film Photography
Nikolai de Vera Photos Inspired by Japanese Horror Films
Photographer Nikolai de Vera is a fan of Japanese horror films, which is quite apparent in these shots she captured from behind the lens. These photos are entitled Yuurei, which is translated to "a soul… MORE
Manicure Jewelry
Manicure Jewelry
Anna-Sara's Metal Fingernail Rings Let You Skip the Nail Shop
Swedish designer Anna-Sara goes beyond the polish with her Fingernail Rings, rethinking the typical manicure and spinning it in a whole new way. Why not combine the bling of the ring and the coverage of… MORE
Fresh-Faced Editorials
Fresh-Faced Editorials
Zuzana Bronczyk by Wesley Stringer Photoshoot Shows Sheer Spring Beauty
Shot by Wesley Stringer, model Zuzana Bronczyk's real beauty shines through barely-there makeup in this editorial. Bronczyk's look proves that less is more when it comes to a spring makeup routine. Makeup… MORE