Embrace art

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Design and art continues to inspire us in terms of the underlying message it carries. At times we seem to take it completely for granted. Tom Watkins Anders created these alluring visuals for Body Shop. Inspired by Brasil, the artist depict fascinating patterns in the form of circles, brilliantly merging Body Shop’s logo in them. What we see are beautiful illustrations of birds, leaves, humans and other elements forming this intricate design. Kudos to Tom for such quality art work.

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Death Star Speaker Set

 

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Hah! Are you a fan of the Star Wars franchise? To all you geeks out there, heres a really cool speaker. Check out this iHome Death Star Bluetooth Speaker. Personally i think its a very interesting set to place at home. Im a true Lego fan and have been collecting Lego Star Wars and of course, the iconic Lego Death Star. But I really did not expect to see the iHome Death Star Speaker, which exceeded my expectations for nice display piece. Here are the specs from thinkgeek. you can check the article out here.

  • Death Star Bluetooth Speaker on acrylic stand
  • Officially-licensed Star Wars merchandise
  • Wirelessly stream music from up to 30 ft. away
  • Compatible with Bluetooth 1.1, 1.2, 2.0, and 2.1+EDR enabled devices
  • Auto-link button for fast, easy Bluetooth setup
  • Also plays audio from devices equipped with 3.5mm headphone jack (cable included)
  • Speaker lights up when in use
  • You can charge the speaker while listening
  • LED charging indicator light
  • Batteries: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (a charge lasts up to 8 hours)
  • Charges via micro USB (cable included)
  • Dimensions: 6″ tall x ~ 4 1/2″ wide x ~ 4 1/2″ deep
  • Weight: 7 lbs.
  • Note: Does not include Concave Dish Composite Beam Superlaser

 

 

Burberry Kisses

What if you can transmit love to anyone in the world. What if you can do it with just a kiss? Burberry’s initiative a while ago managed to captured the essence of love through these simple gestures. ‘Burberry Kisses’, a project that lets anyone out there to send a virtual kiss from their mobile to people around the world. Working together with Google, a very engaging and interactive experience is born.

Design with a purpose

To design with a purpose is something I often preach to my designers. Afterall, design is a solution and for that to manifest, there has got to be a purpose. Levis’ packaging for their Basics line has flaunt not just design, but the subtle intention behind those beautiful packagings. MAD Projects took on the challenge to create a special packaging for Levis’ undergarments, socks and clothing line. By instilling purpose behind each design, they were able to create something special for the 200, 300 and 400 series. Have a look at the pictures below. Pretty neat stuffs I would say. The 200 series boxes works as a match strike while the 300 series features a resealable packaging. Not only is 400 series design looking real swag, it is actually made of real wood paneling. How cool is that? I love packaging especially how designers can pack innovative ideas into them. Lastly, have a look at the Levi’s Basics socks which literally comes in a glass jar. Brilliant. Sustainability is the word.

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Chanel x Monster

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Another exciting collaboration between two powerhouse brands, the Chanel x Monster headphones is one with not only stunning visual appeal, it also comes with an obscene price tag. This really awesome looking headphone features Chanel’s signature leather design with quilted design and of course, their trademark black color. Looking really sleek and cool, the magnificent audio piece would cost $5,000 USD and is readily available at Chanel boutiques soon. Will you kop one for yourself?

4D fashion showcase

This has got to be in a class of its own. Check out Ralph Lauren’s Spring 2015 Fashion show where it features breathtaking visuals via 4D Holographic technology. Oops, I actually mean Holographic Water Projections! Light projections once took the stage by storm, is now slowly being replaced by alternative medias. New York City’s Central Park was blazing with fashion goers and celebs as they craze over the 60 foot high water fountain where the projections lit the runway in 4D with captivating background. The entire experience was epic. Really cool showcase of their recent spring 2015 by Ralph Lauren. Brilliant.

Yummy yummy!

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Im sure girls are going to like this. I remember watching a TED talk where the speaker spoke of how our senses play a vital role in allowing the mind to register a splendid experience from one to the other. Designers have always been able to create visually appealing items but what about incorporating smell into these pretty little things? If you are into nice pretty confectionaries, the recent work from Firebox has a nice assortment of cute coin purses infused with lovely fragrances to intrigue your senses. With designs like donuts, macoroons and even candies, the smell factor has certainly beef up the idea to a whole new exciting level. Scents like strawberry, chocolate, mint and orange are some of the iconic scents that comes along with these lovely pursues. Certainly an interesting fashion item to have isn’t it? Check them out here.

Love indulging in sweet meringue and yummy confectionaries?Firebox has created a collection of coin purses that are infused with these delicious fragrances.

These scented zip-up coin purses are shaped like donuts and belgium waffles and they come in three flavored scents—original, strawberry and chocolate, while the macaron purses are packed with delightful scents of chocolate, mint, strawberry and orange.

Find out more about these decadent purses here.