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IKEA: Totally Energy Neutral by 2020

IKEA to Be Completely Energy Neutral by 2020

Yesterday, Swedish furniture retailer IKEA announced its plans to go 100% energy neutral by the year 2020. The company is already known for its dedication to sustainability, with flat-pack furniture, investments in renewable energy,...
Mo Mug: A Reusable Coffee Cup with a Mustache

Mo Mug: A Reusable Coffee Cup with a Mustache

Our idea of procrastination is loitering on Kickstarter to see what innovative idea is about to explode next on the crowdfunding site. We can't help it -- there are so many cool and exciting...
"Poilu" Mustache Paintbrushes by Simon Laliberté

“Poilu” Mustache Paintbrushes by Simon Laliberté

Now you can add a little extra humor and whimsy to your next painting project, thanks to Canadian designer Simon Laliberté. His unique and creative approach to packaging paintbrushes, called "Poilu" (meaning "hairy" in...
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Our Favorite of Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Winners

Last night Fast Company hosted their 2012 Innovation by Design Awards, celebrating the designers and companies who’ve done their part in revolutionizing the way we think of design in the past twelve months. The business/design...

Edible Surfaces by Pinaki Studios and Chocolátl

Pinaki Studios, a London textile studio, paired up with Amsterdam based chocolate retailer, Chocolátl, to create 'Edible Surfaces,' chocolate inspired by and mimicking various textile surfaces. The team made chocolate versions of different textile...
Unfinished Spaces Documentary

‘Unfinished Spaces’ to Screen at Cooper Union for Archtober

If you didn't know, October is Archtober, a.k.a. Architecture and Design Month in New York City. It is a month-long festival of architecture activities, programs and exhibitions in NYC. One of those events is...
New Zealand Legalizes Official Hobbit Currency

New Zealand to Legalize Lord of the Rings Currency

It's no secret that Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy has been a huge boon for New Zealand's tourism industry. They've gone a step further in anticipation of Jackson's latest Tolkien epic "The Hobbit: An...

4 Popular Brands Conducting Their Own Election Polls

Some popular brands have decided to take the Presidential election polls into their own hands. While their idea of polling isn't exactly scientific or precise, it is an interesting take on what is otherwise...
A dash of red lightens up this bulb and its insect friends.

England’s 21st Century Industrial Design Revolution

Given Scandinavian dominance in the field of industrial design, the influential and popular London Design Festival, a 10-day interior decor bonanza which took place in mid-September, served as a reminder that England intends to...
Unique Alarm Clocks Designed to Actually Wake You Up

7 Unique Alarm Clocks Designed to Actually Wake You Up

We’ve all overslept before, either because we didn’t hear our cell phone alarms go off or we hit snooze one too many times. The makers of these alarm clocks tried to find a solution...

Adorable Painted Packaging Sculptures by Eric Barclay

Eric Barclay has given a whole new meaning to the concept of recycling, and recyclable art, for that matter. Most people toss their bottles and cans in the recycling bin, but Barclay turns them...
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Vegetabrella: Use a Head of Lettuce as an Umbrella!

It's a bit rainy today in New York City. (Whom am I kidding; it's been pouring rain all morning!) I couldn't help but get a bit wishful that I had a fun umbrella like...
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How Technology has Improved Gaming

Gaming started out humbly, with the likes of Pong and later Super Mario Brothers, but things have come a long way since that simple beginning. Today some very impressive games are available, including virtual...
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Ad of the Day: Health Net Billboard Features Fake Tweet

Today's Ad of the Day is a perfect example of an ad you shouldn't create. It seems that people to pay attention to other people's mistakes, because Health Net has been hailed in the...
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4 More Influential Female Ad Icons to Add to AdAge’s List

Yesterday, AdAge posted their list of the Top 10 Female Ad Icons of All Time. The list is comprised of extremely memorable women from various ad campaigns that have been popular for decades, like...
Warby Parker TV Spot Ad First Commercial

Ad of the Day: 1st Warby Parker TV Spot

I am an avid Warby Parker fan and its business model that makes glasses affordable again. They are definitely not lacking in creativity at this company, having even gone as far as creating an...

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