Beute lamps give cardboard a life

Packaging is one of the most wasteful practices of our time. No matter how you see it, perfectly good and only slightly used cardboard ends up in dumps. Which is why we like Beute lamps from Germany based designer Michael Wolke. The lamps are made from discarded cardboard, reusing a material that is good enough for use, but would end up in the landfill anyway.

Via: Contemporist

Vulcan hand flash drive

It is just worth 2 gigs of storage, but put the Vulcan hand flash drive with pointy ears, or maybe cat ears, and get all Spock-y with the Live long and prosper thing. Costs $36.

Via: technabob

Visualizing prenatal movie twins [pic]

This image by Mr Whaite imagines famous movie twins as they may have looked in the womb.

Via: Walyou

Karl Lagerfeld designs limited edition Diet Coke bottle

Designer Karl Lagerfeld has designed three Diet Coke bottles meant especially for sale at Harvey Nichols. The 250ml bottles are numbered 1,2, and 3, and have pink, grey, black and white color scheme. You may wear trendy clothes Diet Coke, but Mentos still thinks you’re overreacting.

Via: TheDieline, PSFK

The awesomeness of the Star Wars empire [cluster]

Calling Star Wars just a movie series would be a mistake. The cult following and the sheer brand value it has clearly sets it all apart. And all that means we get to see a steady stream of Star Wars inspired artwork, products and accessories. Here’s a list of some Star Wars inspired things we have seen, in no particular order, but each with a good dose of the force.

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MB&F creates special edition Thunderbolt watch for charity

MB&F teamed up with Chinese artist Huang Hankang to create a very special edition of the HM4 Thunderbolt watch. It has been created for the “Only Watch” charity auction, which is dedicated for research in combating Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a disease that gradually paralyzes children. Built with the dream to fly, the airplane-like watch has a white gold panda holding the twisted gold filament reins of the watch, flying towards the world of dreams. The watch will be auctioned at a special event in Monaco, on September 22.

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Brand new antiquity of bOX O2 lamps

Putting the old into the new, the O2 lamps have a solid walnut or solid maple base, treated with teak oil and hold two Edison vintage carbon filament bulbs. Designed by Alper Nakri, the lamps are handcrafted into their unique shape and style. We don’t know much, except we just love the look of the Edison carbon filament lamps.

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Sunset at rice field [pic]

Beautiful abstract photograph by Simon Wong, it almost looks like a painting.

Taiwanese pair get planking every chance they get [pics]

Taiwanese girls Jinyu and Karren seem to be well into the love of planking, which combines their hobby of photography and what is locally known as “Puk Kai”, we assume that part’s about planking.

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Manga plates serve your food on a platter of drawings

Manga Plates project by Mika Tsutai pretty much stands up to its name. Each piece from the collection is detailed as a frame from some manga. All you have to do is place food strategically on these plates, and it would appear a lot more delicious to manga lovers like us.

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