Street Art: Joshua Allen Harris’ Inflatable Bag Monsters


I found this video whilst searching around youtube last night..

Harris and the guys use the air exhausted from underground subway to create these clever, totally animated, life-of-their-own, trash bag sculptures.

You have to check this out!

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Ponoko – Amazing possibilities for Designers and Buyers! Plus HUGE savings for Design Tavern Readers!


I would like to Bring to your attention some of the amazing things going on over at and to also announce the huge savings available as a Design Tavern reader.

I have been in contact recently with Ponoko’s Community Manager John Lewis to find out more, and was able to score Design Tavern readers 50% off making costs!

“Ponoko … the first online shop for individualized goods – things designed and made just for you.

Right now you can shop the marketplace for designer crafted goods, request a designer to make something especially for you, or create and make something yourself.”

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I have recently been in touch with a few freelance designers trying to make a name for themselves and who have very kindly agreed to offer discounts on their products to readers!

So subscribe and Stay tuned!

I Would also love suggestions for future Newsletter posts!


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Happy New Years!!! The Falls festival


Head Over to Rough Review for a Full review of the Falls festival!

A belated Happy New years to You All!

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Best Design Blogs of 2008



Apartment Therapy are taking nominations for the best home design blog of 2008 in ‘the Homies 2008’

Try a few examples here

It’s great to see Manvi from getting a few mentions!

Check out her stuff! I’m sure you’ll agree she’s a good candidate for the award, Mochatini has got my vote!


Eco Gifts Via Inhabitat Green Gift Guide


The eco friendly team over at Inhabitat have put together a series of posts, aimed at the eco design conscious –

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How to stay up to date with the latest from the Design World. The Design Directory!


As a design blogger and student of architecture/design I am on the constant search for new and innovative products, designs and also the people behind them!

I should have done this a while ago, but today I finally went out of my way to create my blogroll and links page and I thought it would be worth while sharing it with you!

Before I begin, If you don’t already use a reader, I’m personally using google reader which is pretty solid.

Why would I want to use Google Reader?

The amount of information on the web is rapidly increasing. Google Reader helps you keep up with it all by organizing and managing all the content you’re interested in. Instead of continuously checking your favorite sites for updates, you can let Google Reader do it for you. From news sites to your friends’ blogs, Google Reader helps you keep up-to-date with all the online information that matters most to you.

All you need is a google account, and away you go…!

… I have developed my own little DesignTavern built Directory – It is comprised of a list of blogs and sites that I regularly visit! and certainly think are worth while checking!

Keeping up to date with the latest news is important and it’s amazing what you pick up even if you scan through a few articles every day – these are the blogs and sites that inspire my design thinking..

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Young Architect Toy…

So i came across this whilst searching around Amazon

The stereotypical child architect...? well he does look like a wanker i guess.

The young architect by …‘Poof-Slinky’ (no….really…) Details »