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Demi He

Though residing in the renowned tourist spot of fancy lights and buildings, Las Vegas, should be interesting, Demi knows it's just another ordinary home with frustrating, forever-shifting weather. Meanwhile, she tries to find a caprice of clear senses. She might blog about it all at DesignCube or simply rest her eyes within the phosphenes.

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Love Hurts First Aid Kit: the perfect gift for a broken heart

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By Demi He in New Products on Wednesday 26 June 2013

Love – a simple, four letter word that is capable of producing millions of emotions. They can be wonderful, but when love fails, all emotions tumble into a pit of darkness. Don’t fear, though, because artist Melanie Chernock has come to the rescue. Combining sadness and humour, Chernock has created a Love Hurts kit, perfect for the melancholy that accompanies a broken heart.

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Clever coding cards designed by Costas Papaconstantinou

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By Demi He in New Design on Thursday 13 June 2013

As a student web designer, I immediately smiled at the clever word play used in this series of HTML and CSS tag posters. Greek graphic designer Costas Papaconstantinou is literally ‘applying tags in life.’ His use of colourful expressions has combined coding with typography and graphic design to showcase a wonderful series of humour and […]

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Beautiful Shade umbrella by Fumito Kogure and Shinya Kaneko

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By Demi He in New Products on Thursday 13 June 2013

Inspired by summer and the Japanese term “Komorebi” or “sunshine filtering through foliage,” the Japanese duo Fumito Kogure and Shinya Kaneko managed to bring together the two concepts and develop something simple yet beautiful out of a mundane object. This transparent umbrella can be bought here.

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Vintage NASA Space Program Posters to be auctioned off

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By Demi He in New Design on Monday 8 April 2013

NASA may have an outstanding space program, but they’re not too bad in the design department either. During the 1960s, hundreds of manuals, guidebooks, covers, and posters were created to promote NASA and their events. The posters are filled with vintage typography, classy artwork, and retro colors. The covers are set to be auctioned off […]

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Poop Lamp by Diana Dumitrescu

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By Demi He in New Design on Tuesday 19 February 2013

Why get someone a crappy gift when you can get them the Poop Lamp? This silly, colourful and clever concept designed by Romanian artist Diana Dumitrescu works brilliantly to attract the attention of anyone in any setting. Whether at home or in an office, the small lighting fixture serves to illuminate and transform a boring […]

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Transparent Panels of Clouds

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By Demi He in New Art on Friday 18 January 2013

No need for your head to be in the clouds when your whole body can emerge through them. Artist Eduardo Coimbra’s cloud art has people floating in his ‘mixed-media architectural installations’. Reality can slip away during a stroll within the clouds, and the surreal atmosphere is sure to stir a sanguine mix of thoughts. Constructed from eco-friendly items to build a panel of reflective clouds, this installation will literally send you to Cloud 9.

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Stunning holographic trees by Kelly Richardson

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By Demi He in Video on Tuesday 4 December 2012

Imagine yourself walking into a dark, lonely desert, until you find something blue glowing behind a few yards away. Is this an alien, lunar-esque landscape or a figment of your imagination? As you walk along, you’ll find your mind engulfed in the sci-fi, hologram art installation by Kelly Richardson. The holographic trees blow through the wind while the aesthetics of this HD 3-screen video structure shadow the depths of a cinema-like scene.

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Need an emergency compliment? Try this website

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By Demi He in Cool Websites on Thursday 29 November 2012

Feeling extremely crappy, sad, angry, and annoyed at the world? Take a break by visiting Emergency Compliment, a warm, friendly site designed by Megs Senk. Once you visit the site, a fresh compliment will pop onto the screen in a bright color. Keep clicking for more compliments until you feel better. After all, a little […]

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Literature vs Traffic: 10,000 books fill the streets of Melbourne

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By Demi He in New Art on Monday 12 November 2012

Welcome to a book lover’s paradise. The streets of Melbourne have been installed with 10,000 discarded books, overflowing and filling in empty public spaces with pure, serene literature. The lovely pages were lit up with LEDs to create a scene for the modest power of the written word. On the last night of the one-month installation, visitors were offered to take home the overflowing books, and even some passerby cars were gifted with these. This ephemeral installation, by Luzinterruptus, reflects the wonder of books and its grand balance of words and imagination.

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Intangible material needs by Flow Market

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By Demi He in New Products on Monday 15 October 2012

Life is mostly defined by materialistic needs. It’s always about needing, wanting, buying, consuming, and many more verbs. Yet some things are “priceless” and can’t be bought because they are non-existent. Which is why the Flow Market is selling these non-existent items. As an art concept, the Flow Market creates empty sealed cans filled with immaterial needs. In other words, the cans represent trust, compassion, lonely time, self-love. Filling the void of something lacking in life by creating materialistic cans is one way of showing how qualities in each individual can be reflected and improved on.

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GPS Shoes by Dominic Wilcox

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By Demi He in Tech on Friday 28 September 2012

There is no place like home, especially when you’re walking there in a pair of GPS Shoes. Inspired by Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, Dominic Wilcox has created a fully functional prototype pair of shoes that will guide you home no matter where you are in the world. Equipped with LED lighting and a GPS […]

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The Hipster Starter Kit by Mihael Miklošić

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By Demi He in New Design on Friday 28 September 2012

Want to become a true hipster, but don’t know how? No problem: simply use the Hipster Starter Kit. Designed by Croatian graphic designer, Mihael Miklošić, the kit showcases the stereotypical aspects of what defines a hipster. From thick black-rimmed glasses and mustaches, to a polaroid camera, Miklošić knows how to brand them into a hipster identity. There’s even an instructor’s manual to guide you through the process. All materials were printed in his home workshop using his custom craft paper.

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Witty typography posters by Daniel Vind Graversen

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By Demi He in New Design on Thursday 20 September 2012

Once again, another brilliant wordplay using fonts as the target. This typography series by Daniel Vind Graversen has shown how words can be manipulated to form new phrases that substitute old cliches. Being a font fanatic, these posters are quite humorous. Even if you aren’t a font enthusiast, this black and white poster series will bring a smile at least. You can also buy Graversen’s typography prints on Society6.

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Galaxify! Write messages using real galaxies as font

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By Demi He in Cool Websites on Friday 14 September 2012

Who says you can’t write your name with galaxies?! This stellar website (pun intended) writes messages in real galaxies in the form of the alphabet. Each galaxy that resembles a letter is generated according to the message the user wants to ‘galaxify’. Users can generate different combinations of galaxies to best resemble their phrase. Once generated, users can save the image and look at what galaxies were used in the image. I’ve used Lost At E Minor as an example for the galaxy images. Now go Galaxify! 

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The Drain of Progress: sculpture by Zander Blom

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By Demi He in New Art on Tuesday 11 September 2012

A little cardboard here, a gallon of black paint there, and some tape and cotton rags down here – now time to destroy and photograph these sculptures!  We all need a little abstract and modernism in our lives, which Zander Blom has envisioned in his installation/photography The Drain of Progress.

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