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Design

Cocoon Fires

Cocoon Fires

Here’s another unique way to keep your apartment warm during these cold winter months. Cocoon fires offer a simple and practical solution for functional and attractive heating. They are easy to install, require no ceiling flue, gas connection or firewood. Running of  clean burning ethanol, the main body of the fireplace heats and radiates warmth throughout the room.

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6-Pack Beer Carton

6-Pack Beer Carton

Guaranteed to make beer taste better (this is not a guarantee), this reusable beer carton is unofficially named “The Spartan Carton” with it’s minimalist design and look. It’s perfect for those who want tote their bottles in classic style. The sturdy 6-pack is composed of leather rings riveted together and riveted to a central masonite handle.

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Couple Stamp

Couple Stamp

This is perfect for those who are about to take the plunge and want to add a little extra to their wedding invitations and thank you cards. A French artist on ETSY takes a photo you send him of you and your significant other and will do his best to create a custom stamp of your pretty mugs. With its seven step process of submission and the fact that it’s handmade, the $70 price point isn’t too steep.

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Ripple Effect Tea Table

Ripple Effect Tea Table

“There is a belief by Asian people that small changes in an individual’s life can have an impact and have a certain effect to the whole community, which in a psychological term is called a ripple effect.” The tea table attempts to deliver an interface for analyzing the way of considering cultural differences in psychological level through the process of design and form.  Made from Ash, plywood, and earthen ware, the table holds a thin layer of water atop it to give it the ripple effect. Not suitable for houses in earthquake prone areas.

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Season’s Greetings!

Season’s Greetings!

We would like to wish all of our readers a very happy holiday season, and a prosperous 2012! Above is an illustration by Aaron Scamihorn. “I did this illustration of the tiger heads a while back for local DJ duo, A-Squared Industries. They wanted a holiday card so I incorporated their holiday season upbringings to differentiate the tigers.” Cheers!

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DIY Doortop Stash

DIY Doortop Stash

Not that we condone any illegal practices, but the police wouldn’t find this stash if they combed the whole house. You’ll need a suitable hollow-core interior door, a cigar tube, and a few tools to make this work. “Not many people think of the space inside the door as a hiding spot, but it’s right there in easy reaching distance when you need to get to it. And it’s devious enough that, yes, I think this trick will still be effective even after I blog it all over the web.” Even though there’s not much space in a door, most things worth hiding are small anyway, right?

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Labyrinth Security Lock

Labyrinth Security Lock

If life isn’t complicated enough for you, the Defendius Labyrinth Security Lock will give anyone leaving your place a puzzle to solve. Constructed of 100% titanium alloy, you’ll have to guide the lock nib through the labyrinth before you can open the door. The innovative lock is manufactured by Art Lebedev Studio and is tested up to 700 lbs of force. With only one solution, last night’s date can’t sneak out before being berated by your roommates.

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