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Give Paws for Cat Dishes with Feet

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At the start of the year, I wrote about these Happiness-inducing Housewares by Dylan Kendall. Well, she recently introduced a new design to her eFeet collection: pet bowls! Would you like to know WHY cat bowls with feet are an … Continue reading

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Retro Kit-Cat Clocks in Modern Pantone Colors

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What happens when two timeless American design trends collide? This! Witness a classic slice of Americana, the 1930s Kit-Cat Clock, painted in Pantone colors to reflect the cultural zeitgeist of today. Get one! I’m sure I’m biased, as I like … Continue reading

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Self-Destructing DRM Chair by Les Sugus

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Digital Rights Management is a technology that restricts the life span of digital downloads (music, software, e-books). It’s why the mp3 or eBook you bought will only be useful a certain number of times. Many people find that limitation, well, … Continue reading

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The Post-iTable: A Giant Post-It Note Table from Italy

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Post-it Notes can be made monstrous or mind-bending, but at their core, they’re blank sticky slates on which to imprint imagination. Italian design agency Soup Studio harnessed the simple power of Post-it for their prototype Post-iTable (aka Yellow Paper on White Table). It’s all … Continue reading

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Take Your Collection Backpacking with My Infinite Home Tool

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Gadgets and clouds enable modern nomads to carry hundreds and thousands of books, tunes and photos wherever we go. But what if you wanted to take a few significant actual objects on your travels and display them while you wander? If I … Continue reading

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Not Your Run of the (Pepper) Mill Salt Shakers for Writers

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From a banana slicer to pencil salt and pepper shakers, Jeremyriad is downright domestic! These 6-inch pencil-shaped popjects come from the mind of Danish product designer, Frank Kerdil. The salt and pepper shakers are made of wood and stainless steel … Continue reading

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The Hutzler Banana Slicer: A Comedic Popject

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Behold the power of popjects: The Hutzler 571 Banana Slicer, a plastic gadget priced at $2.48, has over 3,000 reviews on Amazon. A sampling: “What can I say about the 571B Banana Slicer that hasn’t already been said about the wheel, … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Pinocchio Popjects

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Well it’s no lie that Pinocchio is popular fodder for popjects! Let’s talk about three clever designers who found a fun function for a nose that grows. Pinocchio popjects above left to right: Real Boy Pinocchio Push Pins by British-born … Continue reading

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Buxxxer Vibratoys: Buzzing With Pleasure

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If you’re looking for toy art that’s stimulating but cute, meet Geena, Clitt and Woody. Designed by Diego Corsi of Italian design company Made In Dreams, this twee trio of “vibratoys” is buzzing with playability! Made in Dreams undertook the … Continue reading

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Van Gogh’s Starry Night as an Artistic Air Purifier

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You’ve seen Van Gogh’s Starry Night on coffee mugs, shower curtains, dog collars, naked Art Freaks and David Lynch’s hair, but how about a HEPA air purifier? Los Angeles-based RabbitAir makes slim and modern air purifiers. Among their offerings are an Artist … Continue reading

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Interviews

  • Brutherford Industries
  • Emilio Garcia
  • Frank Kozik
  • Brian Flynn
  • Coarse Toys
  • Jason Freeny
  • FERG
  • Steff Bomb
  • Shag
  • Junko Mizuno
  • TADO
  • Godmachine
  • Mike Leavitt
  • Joseph Harmon
  • Nathan Jurevicius
  • Huck Gee
  • Double Parlour
  • Ron Hollatz
  • Skinner
  • Ryan Roberts Photography
  • Felt Mistress
  • Tristan Eaton
  • Greg Craola Simkins
  • The Toy Hunter
  • The Sucklord
  • Kathie Olivas & Brandt Peters

Studio Visits

  • Doubleparlour studio visit
  • Junko Mizuno Studio Visit
  • Frank Kozik Studio Visit
  • Mark Nagata Studio Visit
  • Huck Gee Studio Visit