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At its best it's gimmicky, and at its worst it can be downright painful, but in the right context 3D can elevate, and literally bring a new dimension, to certain experiences. And that's certainly the case with Yuki Matsueda's artwork.
It will probably make the memos in the break room about stealing lunches considerably harder to read, but this unique font made from model railroad layouts is still far more pleasing to the eye than Comic Sans.
It hasn't even hit store shelves yet, but the juiciest tidbits from Steve Jobs' upcoming biography are steadily being leaked by those with advance copies of the book. The latest pertains to Jonathan Ive.
Actually remember to get a pint of milk before you get home! Add an extra dimension of hilarity to your "Hair Past a Freckle" jokes! These watch-shaped Post-It notes stick to your wrist to stay in the front of your mind.
Ever wanted to shoot out the lights, but never had a gun to hand? The kooky chaps over at bitplay had the same feeling when they designed and produced Bang! -- the desk lamp you can actually shoot out.
Yeee-haw, Apple buckaroos! Whooz ready for some good timin', multitaskin'? Who wants their iPhone served up with a hot bucket'a grits? HOOOOOOOOOOO BOY. Jonny Ive's deep in the hooch pan again? Saddle up, grab yer partner, and let's make some truck-ugly apps!
This beauty is the winner of a pylon design contest run by the UK government and the Royal Institute of British Architects. Sadly, the amazing pylon of the future almost certainly won't be put into production.
Richard Branson's Virgin Media has dresses itself in a new logo with the union jack making its first appearance, presumably to fall into line with the Virgin-branded aircraft line. According to Virgin, it's to celebrate its very-British-heritage, and comes at a time when the world's fixated on the UK thanks to the Olympics, the Diamond Jubilee, and Pippa Middleton's bum.
The Mouriz School is too cool for school. By day, its students frolcik and play outside its random lines and dark wood veneer. By night, however, the entire scene becomes one from a Pixar short. Fascinating stuff.
Before you go tossing that coffee cup or plastic spoon into the rubbish or even the recycling bin, why don't you send it along to artist Christian DuCharme? The man's made a name for himself making lights from discarded utensils.
For those obsessed with all things industrial, the Timing Chain clock is a piece made for you. Just look at it, the thing looks like it was plucked from an Upton Sinclair-era factory machine and adorned with time markers.