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The Dream Doghouse by Samsung PDF Print E-mail
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For Crufts 2015, which is the world's largest dog show that takes place each year in  Birmingham, there was a special item or set of items on display. A one-off design aimed at spoiled pooches; The Samsung Dream Doghouse. The catered-to canine gets two indoor living spaces; one for a little R&R and the other for dining and entertainment. A 'push-to-woof' call bell, dog inspired themed wallpaper, framed portraits of family and friends, skylight and remarkably an operational snack dispenser. On the AstroTurf exterior area, is a specially designed treadmill and hot-tub. It took six weeks to complete and costs about $36,000.

 

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Altruism Playing Cards for The Blue Crown PDF Print E-mail
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If you're looking to add a little magic to your life, look to The Blue Crown to educate and equip yourself with the necessary tools to become to make this a most enjoyable hobby. Here, designed by Joshua M. Smith of Orlando, Florida we have the "Altruism Playing Cards" series. The project came from the discovery of literature from the 1700's that told of a secret society of magicians who'd banded together to protect themselves from the Salem Witch trials of the late 1600's. Founded in the northeastern US, the Order of the Owl's symbolism was used as the artwork for this magician's deck of cards in honor of the secret that may exist even today. Who knows. These cards and their limited edition white version called the Snow Owl collection can be purchased here while supplies last.

 

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Chess for the Mass by Neora Zigler PDF Print E-mail
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Israeli born designer Neora Zigler, created this new take on the great pastime of chess. "Chess for the Mass" has pieces that are shell-like in construction and stackable. This of course helps with portability. Traditionally the shape of chess pieces were dictated by wood turning technology. Staying true to the original iconic symbols, Neora has updated the pieces with today's process of plastic injection.

 

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Racing Cards by Dor Keenan Industrial Design PDF Print E-mail
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From the mind of Israeli industrial designer, born and raised in Jerusalem, Dor Keenan we have "Race Cards." A nostalgic combination of Matchbox toy cars and playing cards. By using the process of vacuuforming (vacuum forming) he makes "moving cars from playing cards" out of two cars. Check out the images.

 

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Traveler's Guitar Folds in Half for Convenience PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Bless Bey   
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A love of music and outdoors brought about this folding Traveler's Guitar. The goal was for the designers, Shlomi Daniel and Uri Nir to build an instrument that would withstand harsh elements of the outdoors as well as produce premium sound and a fun time playing. Made out of hardwood, plywood, metal and carbon-fiber, no worries of sacrificing sound quality and output after a quick fine tuning following initial unfolding due to a tension release mechanism. Take a look.

 

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Bronze Bones Dominoes by The Principals PDF Print E-mail
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Bronze Bones (Dominoes)

 

 

Bronze Bones is a gorgeous limited edition set of modern dominoes designed by The Principals for The World’s Best Ever. Made from materials sourced in the USA, the set comes in a leather bound hollowed-out book, complete with score pad, pencil and sharpener.

 

 

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