Would You Ride Your Bike More Often If It Looked Like A Horse?

Would you ride your bike more often if it looked like a horse? That’s the idea behind “Horsey”, a set of wooden accessories you can attach to your bicycle to make it look like a pet horse, and therefore encourage people to bike more often instead of driving.

Designed by Eungi Kim, the novel idea was one of the shortlisted entries in Designboom‘s Seoul Cycle Design Competition in 2010.

“I wanted to give a special look to bicycles so that people would care about cycling not only as transportation but also as a lovely pet,” said Kim of her design.

We’re not quite sure that people would ride their bikes more if they were “horseyed” out, but it sure would attract attention to your wheels in the streets!

h/t: designboom, inhabitat



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Italian Guy Recreates Celebrity Outfits With Household Items

This master of mockery is Italian college student Emanuele Ferrari. It’s fun seeing how he transforms everyday items like toilet paper and egg cartons into outfits that actually resemble expensive fashion.

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Hundreds Of Local Indian Artists Painted The Forgotten Railway Station With The Famous Traditional Artwork


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Tourists and locals were flocking to the erstwhile forgotten Madhubani railway station in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, which has undergone a makeover after hundreds of local Mithila artists painted the station walls with the famous Madhubani artwork, known the world over for its unique geometrical patterns.

230 artists have painted over 2000 sq. meters of the station for free, although equipment was provided by the railway authorities, who claim these could be the largest Madhubani illustration in the world. Madhubani is one of the state of Bihar’s oldest railway stations, and the makeover project comes as part of the Indian government’s Swachh Bharat mission or Clean India Mission.

The Mithila artwork, also known as Madhubani paintings, originated in Nepal and India, depicts scenes from folklore and mythology, including special designs for occasions such as birth and marriage.

Artists used fingers, twigs, brushes, nib-pens, matchsticks and natural dyes and pigments to paint the Madhubani designs, a skill that is passed down through generations. Traditionally, Madhubani artwork – which boasts the coveted GI (Geographical Indication) tag – would adorn the walls and floors of huts in villages, although they are now painted mostly on cloth and canvas or handmade paper. The makeover has meant the number of daily visitors to the train station has more than doubled, according to a railway spokesperson.


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Harish Tyagi/EPA/EFE


Harish Tyagi/EPA/EFE


Harish Tyagi/EPA/EFE


Harish Tyagi/EPA/EFE


Harish Tyagi/EPA/EFE

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DROID Lamp, A Retro Robotic Shape

Remember being a child and having the freedom to imagine life in outer space? To play pretend games with robots and other planets? To escape into a world unknown?

As adults, outer space is just as fun to dream about. It is from a childhood fascination with life in the stars and robotic fantasies that Jangir Maddadi first proposed The Droid Lamp.

The genius of the Droid Lamp derives from its ability to take on a retro robotic shape while commanding the presence of the room. Form and function work together to create a lamp that is both light source and sculpture.

Currently available in brass and coated steel. Offering light in two separate directions. A strong and futuristic lamp while turned on. A timeless design when clicked off.

More: Jangir Maddadi Design Bureau




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Meet World’s Most Versatile Cosplayer: Young Russian Chameleon Ilona Bugaeva

Based in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Ilona Bugaeva is the World’s Most Versatile Cosplayer. Is there any character the Russian chameleon Ilona, who also goes by Sladkoslava, can’t portray? We especially like her Elizbeth Bioshock portrayal.

Born February 7th, 1999, Ilona has been a dedicated cosplayer for several years now and we look forward to her future impressions!

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Soviet Fashion: Style Pages From 1980s U.S.S.R.

Were Soviet women dressed in drab, utilitarian garb – not according to their fashion magazines.

I recently came across some Soviet fashion magazines from 1987-1989 and thought I’d share. Like most Americans, during the Cold War, I pictured all Soviet women as homely and hardened by their harsh life, dressed in drab utilitarian garb. As these pages prove, that was far from the case – and certainly not in the last years before the break up. What we find are fashions not so different to a JC Penney catalog of the same period. Let’s have a look…

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Gorgeous Photos Make Star Wars Toys Look Like Real, Life-Sized Ships

Manufacturers of toys all over the world should be advertising their products with photos like these. Photographer Vesa Lehtimäki is responsible for these beauties; he’s been photographing his kid’s toys over the years and he makes shots that look like they belong in movies. His images of the various vehicles of Star Wars are especially impressive.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/05/gorgeous-photos-make-star-wars-toys-look-like-real-life-sized-ships/

So Teeth-Nails Exist… And It Gets Even Worse…

Instagram is where to go if you want to check out radical innovations in fashion. Every day, professionals and amateurs come up with dozens of new hairdos, outfits, nail designs, etc. Today’s masterpieces/monstrosities come from Nail Sunny, a nail salon based in Russia. They’re known for wacky nail designs that really go too far.

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So Teeth-Nails Exist… And It Gets Even Worse…

Instagram is where to go if you want to check out radical innovations in fashion. Every day, professionals and amateurs come up with dozens of new hairdos, outfits, nail designs, etc. Today’s masterpieces/monstrosities come from Nail Sunny, a nail salon based in Russia. They’re known for wacky nail designs that really go too far.

More: Instagram h/t: sadanduseless
































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Land Rover Celebrates 70 Years With Stunning Poster Collection

To mark the 70th anniversary of the original Land Rover’s 1948 unveiling, the British automotive manufacturer commissioned a handful of gorgeously illustrated posters that go from vintage to modern in all kinds of style.







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