These Vector Logos for Animals are Awesome Graphic designer Tom Anders Watkins created a wonderful series of vector animal logos that have been receiving plenty of accolades on the creative showcase website, Behance. The 19-year-old, half Finnish half English artist is currently studying Creative Advertising at the University of Lincoln (UK) and hopes to pursue a career in advertising after graduation. You can see much more of his design work on Behance as well as his personal website. [via Behance] TetraBox Light by Ed Chew Liquid to Light Designer Ed Chew takes a green step in the right direction with the TetraBox lamp, a light object made from discarded drink packets that would have otherwise ended up in landfills already packed to the brim. The design is achieved by unfolding the packets and refolding them into hexagonal and pentagonal sections that are then pieced together to form a geodesic sphere or any other desired shape.
6 Interior Design Apps for Your Home Renovation Spring cleaning season may have come and gone, but like when you give a mouse a cookie, your simple home reorganization can easily grow into full renovation, for a person with a big imagination. If you're thinking of painting the walls, moving the furniture into a new formation or adding an accent lamp to enhance the mood, you might want to experiment via app before doing the heavy lifting. After all, the designs in your head don't always look good in real life, and taking a saw to a table that's an inch too long isn't for everyone. What apps do you use to plan your home interior? Tell us in the comments.
Street Artist ‘Megx’ Creates Giant Lego Bridge in Germany In October of last year street artist Megx converted a bridge in Wuppertal, Germany into a giant Lego structure using colored panels that create the illusion of being the underside of Lego bricks. The bridge itself is part of the Wuppertal Bewegung e.V., an old train line that has been converted to a pedestrian and cycle path. How great is this? There’s been no shortage of giant toys and games in the streets lately. See much more on his website. Photos above courtesy Lukas Power and Rolf Dellenbusch.
9 Houses That Look Normal On The Outside But Are Anything But On The Inside Never judge a house by its cover. 1. This looks like just another one of those average storage barn places. Yeah, no. It’s not. It’s a custom-built house in San Antonio, Texas, made by Morton Buildings. Wine Bottle Light November 3rd, 2009 This past spring Daniel and I went on a road trip from San Francisco to the Grand Canyon. Along the way we stopped at Chateau Julien for a wine tasting. I wanted to do something with the empty bottle instead of throwing it in the recycling bin. So here it is! You’ll need:
Easy DIY Wall Art For Your Home Blog: Papery and Cakery Why we love it: Because it brings a dose of color into a kitchen and totally stays on theme! What you need: Spoons; an assortment of colorful plaint; masking tape; paintbrushes; water bowl; canvas; hot glue gun; glue sticks; measuring tape; carpenter’s level; hammer; and nails. How to make it: Mark off half of the cup-part of each spoon. Urban Origami Installations on the Streets of Hong Kong and Vietnam by Mademoiselle Maurice This summer French paper artist Mademoiselle Maurice (previously) took her unique style of urban origami installation to the streets of Hong Kong and Vietnam where she created some of the pieces shown here. To be clear, the hexagonal pieces above were created in Paris just prior to her trip to Asia which you can learn more about (plus see many more photos) on her website.
Portable, solar-powered ecocapsules mean you can live rent- and electric-bill free, globally In the 1960s, when Britain applied to join the European Economic Community, a predecessor of today’s European Union, it was vetoed by France. Twice. The UK made it into the club, eventually, in 1973. Shortly thereafter, new prime minister Harold Wilson called a referendum on whether Britain should remain a member. It wasn’t close—two-thirds of voters opted to stay in the club on June 6, 1975. Belying its initial enthusiasm, Britain has been an awkward member of the economic bloc ever since, reluctantly pulled along as the EU has expanded to 28 countries, of which 19 now also share the same currency, the euro.
DIY best of: organization I think it’s the inspiration and motivation I get from seeing other people’s homes, or maybe it’s the relaxation of being in a clean hotel with modern fixtures, but organization becomes very important to me when I get back to my house after a long trip. Since the weather is improving, I’m feeling ready to tackle spring cleaning head on — just in time too, since summer is right around the corner! Here are some of our favorite DIY projects for organizing loose items and clothing. Simple Gadgets and Accessories You know what they say, “less is more”, and these simple (yet awesome) gadgets are the perfect examples. While the “Slide to Unlock” doormat and superhero bookends don’t feature the latest in technology, they most certainly are eye candy as well as conversation pieces. Continue reading to see twenty five more.