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A Date With Wine

Loving the knurled stainless steel industrial goodness of this wine stopper with integral date indicator, by George Lee.

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Revive Smartphone

The Revive Smartphone concept, created by Bristol based designers Kinneir Dufort, has been developed with re-manufacturing, re-use and recycling in mind.

The phone is designed for easy dis-assembly allowing it to be recycled easily or upgraded through replacing different components. Coupled with simple software upgrades and a membership system that rewards users for keeping their phones longer, users can continue to repair their phone rather than throw it out and buy a new one.

The user interface, by Duncan Shotton, with it’s cute ‘n’ colourful animated characters, is also designed to encourage a long lifespan, by creating a relationship with the user, further reinforced by the phone’s brown leather backside, which wears gracefully with age, it’s patina helping to develop a sentimental attachment with the device.

Via Designboom.

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Claudia Schiffer by Camilla Akrans

Claudia Schiffer by Camilla Akrans

Beautiful photographs of Claudia Schiffer by Camilla Akrans, with styling by Nicola Knels, for Vogue Germany.

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CSD Architecten house

Loving the raw, natural and untreated surfaces that feature in the house owned by two of the partners of CSD Archtecten. Unfortunately, however, that ain’t a very child-friendly staircase!

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Finepix X100

Loving the classic rangefinder looks of the new FinePix X100 camera. Combining the latest technical digital innovations with a beautiful traditional chassis, the camera boasts a 12.3 megapixel sensor, Fujinon-developed 23mm fixed lens and a hybrid viewfinder that can switch between optical and EVF view at the flick of a switch. Other features include 720p video recording, ISO sensitivity up to 6400 and continuous burst shots at 5 fps.

Finepix X100

Finepix X100

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14% Lamp

14% Lamp

Laura Strasser’s porcelain pendant light, 14%, uses the normally bothersome characteristic of the porcelain’s firing process: the shrinking of 14%, to inform it’s appearance.

Her bunch of pendant lights is composed of nine lampshades – each shade a reproduction of the previous one, which is in turn produced from a cast of the preceding one. Through such a sequence, the shades become continually 14% smaller and the ’14%’ brandmark less distinct.

Via Dailytonic.

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Pan Am Helvetica poster

I love the pure uncompromising simplicity of these Pan Am posters from the early 1970′s, unearthed by Frederico Duarte, who reveals an interesting backstory for Eye magazine.

Via bumbumbum.

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Workday Recovery Kit

Ever get that Monday morning feeling..?  Give yourself maximum relief from the monotonous daily grind with the Workday Recovery Kit from Knock Knock.

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Marc Newson - Kelvin 40

Loving these photographs of Marc Newson’s Kelvin 40 airplane, part of a series of images taken by Michael Surtees at the Marc Newson ‘Transport’ Exhibition, currently being held at Gagosian Gallery, New York.

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Bloomberg Businessweek

Another great cover layout from Bloomberg Businessweek.

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