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Star Wars Coffee

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This package is called Star Wars Coffee and the set includes Chewbacca brown sugar, Storm Trooper filters, and Darth Coffee Blend. Designed by Eric Beatty a Senior in the undergraduate program at Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta. Link here.

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Bacterioptica

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‘The chandelier’s construction is a modular assembly of many simple parts, with a capacity of over one hundred samples. Petri dishes in various sizes, hundreds of metal rods, couplings, caps and canisters, and 15,000 feet of fiber optic cable all assemble into an intricate and rewritable tale of materials, bacteria and light.’ Link.

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Cheeseburger Wrapping Paper

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Gift Couture’s Cheeseburger Wrapping Paper gift set comes in 5 different wrapping paper designs: buns, burger, cheese, lettuce and tomato. Have yourself a meaty little Christmas!

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The Balancing Barn

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The Balancing Barn stands on the edge of a tranquil nature reserve a few miles inland from the Suffolk coast, near the historic towns of Walberswick and Aldeburgh. Clad in elegant silver tiles, the house dramatically cantilevers over the landscape, providing views from its huge panoramic windows over woods, ponds and meadows. The house was designed by the Dutch firm MVRDV, who have won a world-wide reputation for the ingenuity, playfulness and comfort of their designs.

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Gas Mask Ring

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Cool gas mask ring complete with rubber hose and slave ring, for those of you who like unconventional-looking jewelry. Available here.

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Bendino Lamp

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This playful interpretation of a traditional desk lamp is like a piece of art for your desk. What’s normally three dimensions have become just two: a plate of colorful steel in the silhouette of a lamp with an attached bulb behind it. But even though it’s a cut-out, the Bendino has design depth. Produced by Pulpo. Buy here.

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Paint Brush Coat Hooks

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Dominic Wilcox (previously-blogged) made these really cool paintbrush coat hooks for the ‘Object Abuse’ exhibition at KK Outlet. The challenge was to ‘take an everyday object, remould, rebuild and repurpose it to create an entirely new item, using as little additional materials as possible.’ Love it!

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Magistral Cabinet

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The 80,000 bamboo skewers that cover New York-based artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz’s ‘Magistral Cabinet‘, act as a protective armor, safely holding one’s personal belongings within. The doors and openings within the storage unit are concealed, and can be slid open to reveal its inner mechanisms. Over the span of 6 weeks, 12 woodworkers engaged in an obsessive and labor intensive process to construct the furniture object. Each skewer was individually hammered into the previously carved wooden structure. The cabinet’s imposing presence, invites viewers to get lost in the thousands of points.

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Animal Mugs

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No actual tiny animals were harmed in the making of our wild animal mugs. But some fine ceramic stoneware did make the ultimate sacrifice. Available in elephant, giraffe, monkey or zebra. Buy here.

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Walrus Chair

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Maximo Riera, the man who created the Octopus Chair and the Rhino chair that we have blogged about before, has created another piece in the shape of a walrus.
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