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January 3, 2011

Crocheted Bull


From designboom:



Days before New York faced its whiteout snowstorm of the year, the Wall Street bull received a multi-coloured sweater over the holiday weekend.


In the early hours of Christmas Eve, New York-based guerilla artist olek [above and below] crocheted together a number of handmade panels to give the 7,100 pound bronze statue a new festive skin.


Influenced by the original sculptor of the bull, Arturo Di Modica, who in another guerrilla act placed the bull in its current location on Christmas of 1987, the project is a direct Christmas gift to the people of New York.

Unfortunately, the bull was stripped of its sweater the morning after by the city's caretakers.

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Viewfinder Mirror


From the website: "Before interviews, before going on a date, before you leave, this mirror will encourage and inspire you in any situation."


"Put on your best face and smile!"


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Vogue Italia — Steven Meisel


The January 2011 issue's cover.

[via Coverjunkie]

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lightgirl & lightboy


Wrote Monterrey, Mexico-based designer-architect Ricardo Garza Marcos,


"These iconic table lamps are made from solid walnut or maple."


Apply within.

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Fotopedia Heritage


An iPad/iPhone app


"which brings together 20,000 photos illustrating 890 World Heritage Sites and 3,000 points of interest,


thanks to the contributions of thousands of photographers and hundreds of curators."


Free, the way we like it.

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Just a Loop


The latest from Konstantin Leonenko, who writes,


"Just a Loop is a new kind of iPhone accessory. It provides various functionalities while staying out of the way of the gadget's iconic design."


"It gives your phone an edge against scratches, better grip, and lots of other functionality."


"One size fits all — amazingly enough, Just a Loop fits every iPhone model ever manufactured."


The product launched two days ago, on January 1, 2011.


Set of four: €10.00.

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Meet Patricia Hoyt: Pilots call her "Bitching Betty"

Wrote Bruce Feiler in a June 27, 2010 New York Times appreciation of recorded alarm and device voices, "Female voices are still used for warnings in many airplane cockpits and have earned the slang term Bitching Betty among pilots. Patricia Hoyt, who recorded the voice-overs used in many planes, recently revealed herself as Betty in a YouTube video in which she recites common phrases like 'auto pilot' and 'landing gear.'"

The comments on the video — many from pilots — are fascinating.

Fair warning: there goes the day.

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From lifehacker: "As great as the cheap and modular furniture from IKEA is, it's a bit lacking in personality. Mykea offers custom skins that personalize your bland IKEA furniture to spice up your office and living space."


"It's not as cheap as our usual DIY free-as-in-beer or found-at-the-Dollar-Store parts, but for anywhere from $30-100 (dependent on the size of the piece) you can get vibrant color skins to completely change the look of your IKEA pieces. You can use their designs or totally customize it with your own photos."


[via Clifyt and Photojojo]

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