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A Hidden Gem

I love stories of incredible finds—the old Porsche in a barn under a layer of dust, the Tiffany lamp purchased at a garage sale for $5.00, and the blockbuster reveals on Antiques Roadshow. Last summer, construction workers remodeling a retail store in an historic building in Paris removed a section of wallboard and discovered a… Read More

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TDmojis are Here!

When I was little (and now, to be honest), I loved playing with paper dolls and video games with customizable avatars. I’d spend more time perfecting each outfit, hairstyle and micro-expression of my character than playing the actual game. After seeing Steph’s last post in which she built color palettes to represent each member of… Read More

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LG’s Rollable TV

LG just revealed their newest television at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas; one of the first televisions to be retractable. The new LG Signature OLED TV R allows users to hide the 65-inch screen with a click of a button. The screen can also be adjusted to different aspect ratios and even hides… Read More

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Personal Palettes of the Taylor Design-ers

When you think of a person you know, certain associations will come to mind—emotions, personality traits, interests, scents, preferences, phrases, and even colors. Just like the brand of a company, individuals have their own signature ‘look and feel’—their own ‘brand’. As a fun exercise, I created the color palettes that come to mind when I… Read More

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Are Fauxsaics All They’re Cracked Up to Be?

Answer: Yes! I have been seeing some impressively pieced-together faux-mosaics popping up in my instagram feeds. I have always been in awe of illustrators who can create 3D type, and seeing these hyper-realistic type creations set within the context of interior design really brought it home for me. If these images intrigue you, have a… Read More

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Not your average Christmas Tree

People are always bound to do some last minute shopping for their family and friends each year during the holidays. Sometimes being dragged to the mall is not the most appealing thing about the holidays, especially if you just want to nap all day. What if there was a place in the mall where you… Read More

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Coming in 2019: 5G

The smart phone you’re holding in your hand transfers data at roughly 10 Mbps (megabits per second) in 4G, the fourth generation of broadband cellular network technology. What’s coming next, 5G, is set to transform the mobile landscape, offering speeds up to 10 Gbps (gigabits per second)—10 times faster than 4G. As Thomas Friedman writes… Read More

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DIY Papercraft Lamps to Light Up Your Room!

I’ve done origami animals, but this is on another level. These geometric animal lamps, created by OWL in Lisbon, are designed by two architects, Hugo Formiga and Teresa Almeida. The focus of the lamps is to “raise awareness about wildlife and simultaneously recreates the animals in a playful and abstract manner.” I enjoy the message behind… Read More

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The Obscure Art of Puzzle Montage

Artist Tim Klein learned that a jigsaw puzzle manufacturer typically uses the same die-cut pattern for many different puzzles. This makes the pieces interchangeable so that he can combine portions from two or more puzzles to make montages. Such a neat idea, and he’s produced some amazingly surreal pieces of artwork that he now sells… Read More