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Dishonest Hashtag Hating Blogs
Dishonest Hashtag Hating Blogs
The Filter Fakers Blog Calls Out Cheating Instagram Users
The Filter Fakers Tumblr keeps Instagram honest by exposing users who have committed filter fraud. Instagram is hashtag happy with users exclaiming #nofilter on their suspiciously beautiful photos... MORE
Caffeine Connoisseur Infographics
Caffeine Connoisseur Infographics
The Compendious Coffee Chart Teaches You How to Make Drinks
The compendious coffee chart is a one-stop guide to making all of your favorite caffeine drinks. Are you a seasoned cafe goer who knows how to make better drinks than the Starbucks barista? Or are... MORE
Exotic Safari Skin Editorials
Exotic Safari Skin Editorials
The Arnaud Pyvka Rarefied Hides Photo Shoot is Animalistic
The Arnaud Pyvka Rarefied Hides photo shoot is a provocative display of Hen Long International premium gator skins. Made from alligators and crocodiles, the dyed skins are featured strewn across... MORE
Plywood Pancake Playthings
Plywood Pancake Playthings
Yang:Ripol Flat Zoo Toys Feature Few Bells and Whistles
The Yang:Ripol Flat Zoo toys are an impossibly cute collection of critters that are totally planar in nature. The designers at Yang:Ripol obviously think plush toys are a thing of the past, but who... MORE
Dutiful Disc Recycling Programs
Dutiful Disc Recycling Programs
Fujitsu is the First of the PC Industry to Recycle Discs
Though this seems rather late in the game, Fujitsu is the first of the PC industry to recycle discs—specifically CDs and DVDs into their notebook PCs. If you weighed the utility of both a... MORE
Web-Induced Activism Stats
Web-Induced Activism Stats
Social Change by Social Media is Explored in This Infographic
This comprehensive graph outlines how social change by social media is possible. With the popularity of the Internet, people are more connected and attuned to the happenings around them. The web... MORE
Mad Scientist Militarism Murals
Mad Scientist Militarism Murals
The Blu Sardinia Wall Brings Attention to Italy's Chernobyl
The eerie Blu Sardinia mural draws attention to Italy’s own Chernobyl happenings around the rocket-launching site of Salto di Quirra. The drawings within the collection of test tubes and... MORE
Galactic Elixir Vessels
Galactic Elixir Vessels
The Evian Star Wars Bottle Design is Out of This World
If you’re a sci-fi saga junkie, the Evian Star Wars bottle designs will quench your thirst for all things geeky and collectible. This project was created by Mandy Brencys and Diego Fonseca,... MORE
Glow-In-the-Dark Whiteboards
Glow-In-the-Dark Whiteboards
The FILD Message Lamp Gives the Forgetful a Blaring Reminder
The message lamp designed by FILD acts as a beacon of hope (and reminder) for those who are helplessly memory-challenged. In normal daylight, the whiteboard acts as a magnetic writing surface that... MORE
Origami Mortality Infographics
Origami Mortality Infographics
The Siang Ching Paper Charts are Masterfully Crafted
The Siang Ching paper charts are a new type of educational resource that blends the lines between gallery exhibit and educational resource. There is an old adage, ‘A picture is worth a... MORE
Levitating Lettered Workstations
Levitating Lettered Workstations
The Liviu Avasiloiei Persona Desk is Completely Customizable
The Persona Desk designed by LIviu Avasiloiei creates a space that is completely your own by branding it with your own initials. When you think of a workstation, your imagination may only extend as... MORE
National Face Distorting Contests
National Face Distorting Contests
Spain's Ugly Competition is a Breath of Fresh Air
The National ‘Ugly Competition’ in Spain is a spin on the conventional beauty pageant that has infiltrated most countries, age groups and genders. This unique contest stresses that &#... MORE
Savory Latin-Fused Sushi
Savory Latin-Fused Sushi
Sushiritto San Francisco Makes Burrito Style Rolls
The Sushiritto restaurant in San Francisco has been met with incredible success—in fact, it just opened up a second store in downtown San Fran alongside its SoMa location. Melding savory... MORE
Upside-Down Battlefield Bulbs
Upside-Down Battlefield Bulbs
The Bolidismo El Crimen Lamp Features a Soldier in Combat
The Bolidismo El Crimen Lamp is a clever reenactment of armed combat, a tableau that you would be hard pressed to find on another lighting piece. The interesting light fixture consists of two parts,... MORE
Haute Athletic Captures
Haute Athletic Captures
Jean-Paul Goude Photography Melds the Olympics and High Fashion
The Jean-Paul Goude photography illustrates fierce catwalk designs in a very different setting. Goude re-imagines these glamazons in furiously elaborate dresses on an entirely new stage. The... MORE
Car-Including Hotel Rooms
Car-Including Hotel Rooms
The St. Regis Hotel Bentley Suite Comes Complete with Auto Access
As if it weren’t already jaw-droppingly elite enough, the St. Regis Hotel Bentley Suite is the latest addition to the hotel’s line of luxury-themed rooms. It is only fitting that this... MORE
VIP Fashion Week-Snapping Sites
VIP Fashion Week-Snapping Sites
The Faces of NYFW Site Amalgamates Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram
The Faces of NYFW site harnesses the full power of photo-sharing social media sites to give fashion lovers everywhere a one-stop-shop for all of their New York Fashion Week goodies. It is a Ben... MORE
Smartphone-Suspending Bracelets
Smartphone-Suspending Bracelets
The Fika Wristlet Hangs Your iPhone From a Safe Place
The Fika wristlet is a stylish, but sturdy suspension mechanism for you iPhone that will make sure your pricey phone-baby lives a long life. In fear of cracked screens and scratched corners, most... MORE
Passive-Agressive Journals
Passive-Agressive Journals
The People I Want to Punch in the Face Moleskin is Honest
Although you wouldn’t expect anyone with a Moleskin journal to actually do so, the ‘People I Want to Punch in the Face’ workbook is a passive-aggressive way to let off some steam.... MORE
TV Comedy Apartment Blueprints
TV Comedy Apartment Blueprints
The Lizarralde Sitcom Flat Floor Plans Detail the Set of Frasier
The sitcom flat floor plans illustrated by Inake Aliste Lizarralde are incredibly accurate depictions of some of television’s most beloved sitcoms. Comedies that go on for multiple seasons... MORE
Classic Cartoon Fashionista Logos
Classic Cartoon Fashionista Logos
The Paul Marren Designs Revamp Animated TV Show Brands
The Paul Marrenn animated TV show brands spin an uber-contemporary take on the classic cartoons’ looks. By finding the perfect balance between modern minimalism and old school flair, these brand... MORE
High-Speed City Sketches
High-Speed City Sketches
The 'Empire State of Pen' Video is a Manhattan Timelapse Drawing
If you’ve ever wanted to fully experience creativity in process, this Manhattantime lapse drawing cleverly titled ‘Empire State of Pen’ is a good place to start. The talented... MORE
Sin City Truth Booths
Sin City Truth Booths
Candy Chang’s Confessions Gives Vegas Goers a Chance to Come Clean
The Candy Chang’s Confessions exhibit at the The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas realizes that whether it was just an embarrassing drunken story or a legitimate mistake, you don’t leave Sin City... MORE
Quirky Cubic Workstations
Quirky Cubic Workstations
The Koloro Desks are Chromatic Privacy Boxes
The ingenious designers at the Torafu studio have created the highly customizable Koloro desks as a cleverly confined but pleasant workspace. These cubic quarters are painted a vibrant color on the... MORE
Watercolor Poster Remakes
Watercolor Poster Remakes
These Oliver Shilling Stylized Movie Designs Embody the Right Mood
These stylized movie posters by Oliver Shilling are a dark reinvention of various psychological thriller posters. To embody the creepy and sinister tone of the films, Shilling uses a washed-out... MORE
Agressive Presidential Boxing Matches
Agressive Presidential Boxing Matches
The Smack a Candidate Site Puts Obama and Romney in the Ring
The Smack a Candidate site lets disgruntled Americans channel their political frustration through a Tweet-powered Presidential boxing match. When you Tweet with the hashtags #smackromney or #... MORE
Upscale Bike Stores
Upscale Bike Stores
The Rapha Cycle Club is a Mod Haven for Exercise Enthusiasts
The Rapha Cycle Club is a serious shopping spot for biker enthusiasts looking to get their fix of style-conscious yet still performance-ready apparel. Found in London’s Soho, the Rapha Cycle... MORE
Luminescent Liquid Coifs
Luminescent Liquid Coifs
The Tim Tadder Water Wigs Collection Makes a Splash
The Water Wigs collection is a surreal set of splash photos by a Los Angeles-based graphic photographer named Tim Tadder. There are often photo shoots that feature models being splashed with... MORE
Olympic Champion Parodies
Olympic Champion Parodies
The Ryan Lochte Derp Meme Quotes the Charming Swimmer
Ever since he beat Michael Phelps in their opening race of London 2012, Lochte saw astronomical growth in attention. In some cases, like the Ryan Lochte Derp meme, it is not favorable. Apparently... MORE
Youth Dance-Off Campaigns
Youth Dance-Off Campaigns
The DOMYOS Battle Ad Features Fierce Competition
The new DOMYOS battle ad features a small army of talented kids that bust out some crazy moves to promote the French fitness clothing line. The energy-packed video showcases a raw frenzy of... MORE
Capable Restaurant-Booking Calendars
Capable Restaurant-Booking Calendars
The Reserverr Application Lets You Plan and Make Appointments
Teen duo Austin Shwab and Tyler Plack created Reserverr, a calendar organizer with booking capabilities that can be accessed via a website. Its look is simple and standard, however, it supports the... MORE
Visually Intuitive Sign Systems
Visually Intuitive Sign Systems
The Manual Highway Sign Redesign Makes Life Easier
The highway sign redesign proposal by San Francisco studio Manual finally puts forth a feasible system that easily directs cars along in furiously fast-paced conditions. Highway signs in North... MORE
Stacked Money Typography
Stacked Money Typography
The ‘Yeah, That Kind of Rich’ Ad Campaign Embodies a Lucrativ
The ‘Yeah, That Kind of Rich’ ad campaign for the New York lottery is an epitomization of a wealthy lifestyle by using money typography to script clever slogans. In a sly attempt to help the... MORE
Nonchalent Actor-Led Tours
Nonchalent Actor-Led Tours
The James Franco Multi-Tasker Galaxy Spot is Set in His Home
The James Franco Multi-Tasker spot for the Galaxy Note 10.1 takes everybody on a tour of Mr. Franco’s humble abode while touring many of the tablet’s features. Franco is a director, actor and... MORE
Web-Shaking Panda Stats
Web-Shaking Panda Stats
This Infographic Explains How Google Panda Changes Affect SEO
Google is the king of web search, so anyone with an online presence will want to know how the latest Google Panda changes affect SEO. In late February, 2011, Google released Google Panda, the... MORE
Customized Grad Diplomas
Customized Grad Diplomas
The Kyuhyung Cho Diploma Designs are Tastefully Done
The Kyuhyung Cho diploma designs are perfectly personalized for the creatives nominated for the Nova Design Award. Cho integrates each artist’s initials into the presented product, with the... MORE

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Evolving Virtual Learning Charts
Evolving Virtual Learning Charts
‘The History of Online Education’ Infographic
It is well-known that the Internet holds a wealth of information that is so accessible and comprehensive that sometimes it is difficult to find what you’re looking for, but ‘The History of... MORE
Intuitive Touch Thermometers
Intuitive Touch Thermometers
Robb Godshaw's Cryoscope Allows Temperature to be Told by Touch
Looking like some sort of cryptic time capsule, Robb Godshaw’s Cryoscope might as well be a thing of the future. This thermometer allows you to tell the temperature by the touch of your hand!... MORE
Dutiful Disc Recycling Programs
Dutiful Disc Recycling Programs
Fujitsu is the First of the PC Industry to Recycle Discs
Though this seems rather late in the game, Fujitsu is the first of the PC industry to recycle discs—specifically CDs and DVDs into their notebook PCs. If you weighed the utility of both a... MORE
Medical Mobile Alerts
Medical Mobile Alerts
The Red Cross 'Rapid Rescue' App Draws Help from First Aid Responders Nearby
These days there’s an app for everything, but the Red Cross ‘Rapid Rescue’ app is not just a mindless game to play during your morning commute; it could potentially save lives.... MORE
Tablet-Transforming Add-Ons
Tablet-Transforming Add-Ons
Brydge Keyboards Turn iPads Into Touchscreen Laptops
The premium clip-on Brydge keyboard evolves your simple iPad into its sophisticated sister Macbook. Mimicing the beloved Apple sleek and chic design, the Bydge keyboard is securely attachable so... MORE
Brazilian Soap Branding
Brazilian Soap Branding
The Granado PHEBO Luxury Soaps are Perfect Personal Gifts
Debuting straight out of Brazil, the Granado PHEBO luxury soaps range from sweetly fragrant to wildly spicy. They are sure to leave you smelling as natural as the Amazon.  Macy’s in the... MORE
Intentionally Incomplete Camera Cases
Intentionally Incomplete Camera Cases
The Gariz Leather Half-Case is Literally Minimalist
The Gariz Leather Half-Case is an unconventional style of sleeve for your Sony RX100 camera. This smooth covering is more a fashion statement than a functional one. With the mahogany leather only... MORE
Living Ventriloquism Dummies
Living Ventriloquism Dummies
Nina Conti on Russell Howard's Good News Uses a Human Prop
The premise of ventriloquism is the projection of one’s own voice onto that of an inanimate dummy, and the novelty stems from the idea that a doll itself is speaking—but even though Nina... MORE
Pop Song Belting Presidents
Pop Song Belting Presidents
Barack Obama Sings Call Me Maybe With Poise
The bubbly pop song sensation ‘Call Me Maybe’ by Carly Rae Jepson, has met revere, mockery and some sort of imitation over the Internet, and now it is the President’s turn to join... MORE
Hip Hop Hometown Maps
Hip Hop Hometown Maps
The New York City Rap Artist Infographic Depicts Rap Heritage
The New York City Rap Artist Infographic shows us exactly what so many of past and present hip hop artists have in common—their roots in the Big Apple. From featuring vintage big names like... MORE
Abstract Consumerism Installations
Abstract Consumerism Installations
The Pleix 2062 Exhibit Tackles Tough Societal Issues in Art
In the Pleix 2062 exhibit, the designers guess at the future of our world, given the direction it is moving in today. Food is shown in paintings to be block solid and bright-colored, which nods to... MORE
Customized Grad Diplomas
Customized Grad Diplomas
The Kyuhyung Cho Diploma Designs are Tastefully Done
The Kyuhyung Cho diploma designs are perfectly personalized for the creatives nominated for the Nova Design Award. Cho integrates each artist’s initials into the presented product, with the... MORE
Speculative Social Business Charts
Speculative Social Business Charts
The 'Are B Corps the Future' Infographic is Eye Opening
With the world becoming heavier and heavier with issues created by man, the ‘Are B Corps the Future of American Business’ infographic explores the possibility of social and environmental... MORE
Superhero Street Face-Offs
Superhero Street Face-Offs
The Spiderman vs. Batman Video Dukes it Out in Toronto
The ‘Spiderman vs. Batman’ video celebrates the release of two summer blockbuster movies that are incidentally both comic-book inspired. The fiery confrontation personifies the long-standing... MORE