Lollipop, lollipop, oh lolly lollipop. Extending your love for sweets would be easy with the addition of these Lollipop Floor Lights which come in array of flavors…er…colors.

Designed by the design collective called Dorothy, these cheeky lights are made with powder coated metal base, with glass bulbous shade.

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Two years in the making, Crush art director, Yoho Hang Yue, and his wife Queenie who is also an art director, developed this beautiful animated story about a pair of Plum Flower Deer, which are native to parts of China, who are separated by an act of man but are rejoined in spirit.

The Plum Flower Deer is one of the most auspicious, divine animals in Chinese culture. The Plum Flower Tree itself has been the subject of innumerable paintings and poems, representing courage and elegance.

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When your asked to craft Leo the Lion’s brand new voice for the latest MGM ident, what better way to do justice to the most iconic animal onscreen than to fly to South Africa to capture the real voices of lions themselves. That’s exactly what Radium Audio Ltd did.

After flying into Capetown, the group headed north through Stellenbosch, 30 miles east of Capetown and one of the largest wine growing regions in South Africa, to the Drakenstein Lion Sanctuary, the only genuine lion sanctuary in the Western Cape, where lions are rescued from distressed existences in many parts of the world.

Camping out in an enclosure surrounded by lions, with only chicken wire in between the two species, they waited for the lions to make their sounds. They first encountered not a roar, but the lions actually singing to each other in the middle of the night.

Lions – The Group Sings at Night

Finally after much anticipation, their project finally came together and they recorded a roar that shook the ground they stood on.

Here is the video of the MGM Lion Roar, completed by Radium Audio Ltd.

You may read all about their adventures and hear some other sound clips here on Radium Audio.

The design, fashion and lifestyle magazine Wallpaper* has given readers the chance to play art director and custom design their own cover for the magazine’s August Handmade issue which comes out August of 2011.

Readers have access to an online cover application, which they use to create their own custom designs, by selecting and manipulating a wide selection of images, patterns and graphics supplied by creatives such as Nigel Robinson, James Joyce, Anthony Burrill and Kam Tang. Therefore if you’re wondering why some motifs are duplicated, this is why you will see a repeat in design usage.

Here are some samples of what readers have come up with thusfar:

You can see the entire gallery here at Wallpaper.


Sean Landers’s newest body of work, which opens May 6 and runs through June 18, 2011, depicts a lifelong journey at sea of one of his signature characters, the sailor clown, and brings together elements of the artist’s working practice that have defined his career.

In Around the World Alone Landers has once again returned to the solitary clown in the boat from his 1996 painting, Alone. Invoking Manet’s Rochefort’s Escape, Alone depicts a diminutive clown in an insufficient rowboat. At its core, Landers’s clown character, then and now, is a poignant symbol of his stream of consciousness.


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Bill Plympton is best known for his off-the-wall animations that have an unmatched unique style. The ‘I Want My MTV’ generation will remember Plymptons work on the animated series Liquid Television. He earned his first Oscar nomination in 1987, for the Short Animation “Your Face” and has gone on to illustrate over 25 short films and five animated feature films.

Newly released is Independently Animated: Bill Plympton The Life and Art of The King of Indie Animation, a must have retrospective for any fan of the slightly demented in illustration.

Plympton will be at the Museum of the Moving Image on May 27th, 2011 in Astoria, NY for a book signing. You can follow him on Twitter at Plymptoons.

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‘Pacific’ curated by Tokyo-based PMFKA & Antonin Gaultier which features drawings and installations from Atsuhiro Ito, Kyohei Sakaguchi, Megumi Matsubara, Motoyuki Daifu, PMFKA, Takashi Suzuki, Teppei Kaneuji, Yotaro Niwa and Yuri Suzuki, opens this week at Scion’s LA Gallery.

Cutting through the layers of reality and challenging the notion of what most of us consider as “everyday”, the installation exhibition titled ‘Pacific’, brings together ten artists that give their interpretation on what many be ignored in the rush from point A to B or that is simply not seen.

In Pacific, the audience is invited to witness how; the mundane transforms the poetic; the unwanted morphs into the amusing and the practical ends up as the  beautiful.

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