Humour Us: The Royal Wedding Gift List

The Palace are so keen to ensure that the Royal Wedding doesn’t appear to different from the average British wedding, they’ve given Kate & Wills their blessing to do what many other soon-to-be-wed couples are doing up and down the country – spend an afternoon in John Lewis with a scanner, compiling their wedding List.

Chad’s Eye View has uncovered an exclusive screenshot of Wills and Kate’s Wedding List. There’s something for everyone. although I’m not sure where the barcode was on some of the ‘gifts’. Click the image to enlarge.

Legal Disclaimer: This is not an official list and has nothing to do with the Royal Family or John Lewis. Designed by Chris Hannah.

Posted on April 21, 2011 at 9:42 am by Chris Hannah · Permalink · 3 Comments
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Best in Build: Villa Amanzi

Nestled into the granite of a Phuket hillside, this Thai residence is stunningly elegant example of what a large sums of money and some very talented individuals can do. Architects Adrian McCarroll, Waiman Cheung & Jamie Jamieson have certainly created a ‘dream home’. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised to see 007’s latest squeeze raise herself slowly out of that infinity pool in the next Bond film.






Via Yanko Design

Ad’s Clever: Hot Wheels ambient ads

I don’t know about you, but when you’re stuck in the long and arduous commute to work, you often yearn for a time when car journeys where fun. When you could hold a ’57 Chevy in one hand, tear around your garden or living room floor (with added sound effects) jumping ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ style over any obstacle.

Well, these ambitious ambient ads for Matchbox’s Hot Wheels by Ogilvy & Mather in Bogota might just help bring a little adventure back to the daily grind.


Via I believe in Advertising

Weird & Wonderful: Top 10 bookcase designs

Having designed my fair share of books, it goes without saying that I appreciate a good bookcase or two. Why spend all that time designing the books, if you can’t show them off a little? Although, when does showing off go a little too far? I’ll let you be the judge.

“Oh, the farmer and the cowman should be friends” by Ron Arad. Via Craziest Gadgets

Circular Walking Bookshelf by the David Garcia Studio. Via Impactlab.

Booktree by Kostas Syrtariotis. Via Likecool.

The Patatras Rolling Bookshelf by Michaël Bihain. Via Yanko Design.

See-Saw Bookshelf by BCXSY. Via A Writer’s Desk.

The reading cave by Sakura Adachi. Via Sparkplugged.

Stairs bookshelves. Purpose built for Veronika & Sebastian. Via WebUrbanist.

Criss Cross bookcase via The Decorologist.

Pacman bookshelf by Mirko Ginepro. Via Topless Robot.

The Infinity bookcase by Job Koelewijn. Via Neatorama.

Best in Build: LEGO Yankee Stadium

If someone had only told my seven year old self that, in the future, it would be possible to make a living building LEGO, I might not be sitting here writing this now. Although, even with my considerable early promise, it’s unlikely that I would be able to rival the current King of LEGO, Sean Kenney.

A professional LEGO artist, Sean makes a living from various corporate commissions for the likes of Google, ABC, NBC and Mazda, to name but a few. With his work featuring all over the world from The New York Times and Good Morning America to BBC news and The Wall Street Journal.

Here, Sean – with the help of a Manhattan gradeschooler – takes on the legendary Yankee Stadium. Taking over three years and 45,000 bricks to complete, I think you’ll agree that it’s yet another home run for the King of Lego.





Weird & Wonderful: The web made real

Apparently, the average adult is” awake for 15 hours and 45 minutes every day and 45 per cent of that time is spent using a proliferation of technology”. Well, that’s what the Mail Online states. And who I am to argue, as cyberworld design starts infiltrating the real world. Not quite the ‘Rise of the Machines’ – but surely it’s only a matter of time?

Facebook ‘Like’ tip jar by Burak Kaynak. Via Likecool.

Pixel Trashcan by Brittliv. Via Likecool

The Urban Cursor project. Via Gearfuse

Google pins by Aram Bartholl. Via Gearfuse

Icon paper and envelope by Brigadacreativa Via Craziest Gadgets

Desktop folder by haseform. Via Materblog

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License to ill: Pablo Amargo

In this fast-paced world of visual stimuli, you hit upon very few images that makes you stop, take your finger off the mouse, and smile. Spanish Illustrator Pablo Amargo has this rare gift with his simple, but intelligent work. It’s no wonder that he’s received various awards – including Spain’s National Illustration Prize in 2004 – with his artworks appearing on advertising posters, magazines and many children’s books. These two, however, work just as they are.

You can put your fingers back on your mouse now.


Via FFFFound! and Animalarium

License to ill: Double take illustrations

Do you believe in love at first sight? Well, what about second time around? Well, I have to say, I was immediately drawn (no pun intended) to these illustrations. However, it’s their intelligence that made me fall in love with them. And all it took was a second look.

Women’s erotic fiction by Tang Yau Hoong

Fonzie ‘A’. Via FFFFound! Artist unkown.

Dirty Harry poster to promote the 2010 Rolling Roadshow Tour by Olly Moss

Ad’s Clever: UNICEF landmine stickers

Despite Mad Men, Advertising does have a bit of an image problem. General public perception is still one of distrust. But as this rather clever piece of advertising for UNICEF proves, ad men can use their powers for good as well as evil. Here Leo Burnett, Frankfurt cleverly stick double-sided floor stickers on the ground to help raise awareness (and funds) for landmine victims.



Via Inspire me now

Weird & Wonderful: Furniture design

In a world of homogenous flat pack furniture, it worth paying tribute to designers who think outside the (IKEA) box.

‘Skull Chair’ by Pool

Bloody Table, by John Nouanesing

Concrete Sofa by Stefan Zwicky. The Montanara sofa by Gaetana Pesce.

Primo Quatro book shelves by Saba.
Push and store cabinet designed by Chung-Tang Ho/ Tong.

Thanks to Likecool, Doobybrain, Contemporist and You Might Find Yourself