Pre-fab… get on it!

Pre-fabricated houses & homes are resource and budget friendly… and who knew… completely designer friendly!

Design globe set for more time!

Yes… its been a while between drinks here at design globe… I hit a creative wall, stalled then waited for cavalry – when that did not arrive I just shut up shot for a time…

The good news is that I am back in business and hoping to build on for your aesthetical pleasure…

Design by humans for humans…

designer tee-shirts

designer tee-shirts

Designer tees over at design by humans

Seem all the gear is reasonably priced and can say from experience that its qaulity garment with a nice (long) cut

Soviet era propaganda poster

obey your dictator

Who do you love? The correct answer is Stalin…. this is communism, its your choice…

I love propaganda posters and this site has a few beauties…

Bad-ass Volt!


If you’ve been living on mars you may not have heard about the the Chevy Volt by GM. Sure… its going to take the world by storm for it eco-friendliness, $35,000-ish price tag and optimistic due date of 2010… but thats those things don’t matter so much when it looks like awesome!

pin-up style

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Water front property anyone…


Just on the north side of the Attila Line that partitions the island of Cyprus, the ghost city of Varosha (a suburb of Famagusta) is surrounded with barbed wire.

In 1974 the Turkish military invaded and carved up the island. Greek Cypriots in the north were forced to move south side of the line. Turkish Cypriots from the south were forced to move north. Greek Cypriot citizens in Varosha fled the Turkish invasion in terror. They expected to return to their homes within days. Instead, the Turks seized the empty city and wrapped it in fencing and wire. They forbid anyone from entering it to this day.

Supposedly, according to Lonely Planet, there is a car dealership somewhere in the city that still has 1974 models in the showroom.

Get the full story here:

Dubai’s circular shaped hotel



“Surrounded by the sea, marina and natural beach, Dubai Promenade offers panoramic views, idyllic walkways, scenic vistas and carefully considered architecture to create a distinctly different environment.

Rejuvenate and relax with access to the finest luxurious amenities from the iconic circular shaped hotel to fine dining or pampering spa treatments within walking distance from your private residences.”

Times Square subway mosaic art

New York Subway Mosaic art

Sure New York subways are sometimes hot and smelly, usually riddled with tag and hidden under layers of grime but they also house some wonderfull works of art.I am not sure how long this one has been around but it is spectacular.

More NY subway mosaics here;

Some other subway mosaics;

Neon graveyards

 If you in the Las Vegas area and have a fetish for big old neon sigs like I do, check this place out…


Kris Kuksi is into Fantastic Realism

Kris Kuksi is into Fantastic Realism… It’s offical, i am now a fantastic realism fan! The intricate detail is some if these works is just amazing. Inspiring art!

Kris Kuksi Fantastic Realism art


Vintage – we love vintage

 ipod dock

Ipod dock… ok, there are heaps of them around but this one at least looks like is was lovingly handcrafted not bashed out of a dirty factory.
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creative lighting

freedom of creation lights

The freedom of creation lights are something to behold… if one can afford to behold such creations.

Art house


I am a sucker for wall art and Guilherme marconi work is amazing

Shinybinary – ohh so shiny!


Shinybinary is the the online genius of Nik Ainley.

Art for advertising by Adhemas Batista


Adhemas Batista work speakes for itself.

The evolution of speakers


Evolve Speaker wireless speakers set-up for your ipod. [via]

Are you Generic?

resist its good for you

Rage against the machine and don’t be a slave says these guys…tees at ‘Are you Generic?’

Apparently couscous IS tasty…


Mathew Star Thomas aka the Couscous Kid has some tasty art goin on! The middle name says it all.

Tattoo portraits

Wonderful tattoo portraits of shawn barber

Wonderful tattoo portraits of shawn barber

WHO KNEW!?!… paper could be so amazing

 coloured paper art jen stark

well? did you know coloured paper could look so damn good?

I wonder how it ages.

Jen Stark website

Super fold-up person mover

MIT designed green electrically powered scooter

This new concept bike/scooter/trolley looks like a fun way to get one’s self around and away from the desk for a while. Hello, its also earth friendly you say…

“It’s energy efficient, it’s clean, compact and simple, and, above all, it’s very cool.

All of these factors could be significant in getting people to adopt a lightweight, electrically powered scooter designed by William J. Mitchell, the Alexander W. Dreyfoos Professor of Architecture and Media Arts and Sciences, and several of his students in MIT’s Smart Cities Group, in collaboration with SYM, a major scooter manufacturer in Taiwan, and ITRI, Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute. A prototype of the new design was a hit at the Milan Auto Show, where it was unveiled earlier this month.”

More from the horse’s mouth

Propaganda Poster Art


Propaganda posters are awesome!


Propaganda Poster Art Center in Shanghai is on my to do list.

Images courtesy of some dude on flickr

Classic Posters

Classic design and art posters
JC Leyendecker
Joyce Ballentyne

Collected and collated by liefpeng

Fun stuff is ‘madre in spain’

 designer lights and art madre in spain

Spain has its creative eye on YOU!

You are beautiful!

 Matteo thun & partners

If they are half as comfortabley as they are beautiful they would be a real treat! Apparently fully recyclable too.

Matteo thun & partners

Mushroom chairs


Beautiful mushroom chairs and more at

Brian is talented

poster illustraion and design - brian wing

Some exotic illustration and posters at brain wing.

In typography we trust


Some wonderful typography hints, tips and speak at

“iLT is designed to inspire its readers, to make people more aware of the typography that is around them. We really cannot escape typography; it’s everywhere: on road signs, shampoo bottles, toothpaste, and even on billboard posters, in books and magazines, online…the list is endless, and the possibilities equally so”.

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