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Inverted Photography

Via this isn’t happiness.

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Biomega Bamboo Bike

Loving this bamboo bicycle, designed by Ross Lovegrove and developed with the expertise of Brazilian bamboo specialist Flavio Deslandes for Biomega. Handmade in Denmark the bike uses a low-maintenance shaft drive.

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Andreas Sjoding - Morning Flowers

Beautiful editorial photographed by Andreas Sjodin for Vogue Nippon.

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Lego Space Shuttle

So pleased to hear that Lego have announced the June 2010 launch of their new 10213 Shuttle Adventure set.  The 17.5 inches tall shuttle has a 10-inch wingspan and includes launch pad, detachable fuel tank & booster rockets, opening cargo compartment with robot arm & satellite payload, two minifig astronauts (male and female) and a ground vehicle.  Awesomeness..!

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Japanese Bicycle Bell

OK… so it may be just a bicycle bell but for me there is something about this Japanese bicycle bell that sets it apart from the rest.

The use of a flower shaped punch to splay the pin that secures the bell, thereby turning a functional component into decoration, is so typically Japanese in the elegant way it adds an intrinsic element of poetry to an otherwise archetypal object.

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Eight:48

Eight:48 is a new paper for the creative community. In a tabloid format, each issue will focus on a different topic of debate, relevant to the current creative scene. For the first issue, ten leading designers, illustrators and product designers have been asked their opinion on the ‘future of print’ and given the opportunity to showcase their work and talk about their influences.

Contributors for issue one are Julien Vallee, Mat Cook, Anthony Burrill, HelloVon, Jason Tozer, Face 37, Robert Hanson, La Boca, Supermundane and MillerGoodman.

Via Counter-Print.

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Icon CJ Series

The CJ series of 4×4 vehicles from ICON are cool reinterpretations of the Toyota Land Cruiser with a raw utilitarian aesthetic that pays homage to the classic Willys Jeep.

Icon CJ Series

Icon CJ Series

Available in both Old and New School variants, the vehicles are clad in an aluminium body with a Teflon polyester hybrid super durable Cardinal powder coat normally used in industrial architecture applications and jewellery-grade metal for the dashboard controls.

Via NAXMIX.

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Oxford Ceramics website v2

I have been busy lately working with the guys at Netsight on a revamp of the Oxford Ceramics website, tightening up the layout and improving the site’s architecture and functionality.

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Kjell Varvin

Loving the welded iron artwork and installations of Kjell Varvin.

Via but does it float.

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mydeadpony

Beautiful work by self-taught illustrator Raphaël, aka Mydeadpony.

Via Kirsten Becken.

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