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All these little things: Tolbooth Miniatures Falkirk

Great photos by Brian Vass showcase the small but hugely appealing wares of Falkirk based Tolbooth Miniatures. The independent firm offers everything you could need to recreate life on a miniature scale right down to teeny tiny bottle of Buckfasts for the teeny tiny bad boys.   ...

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Ghostcube by Erik Aberg

The video of the Ghostcube may be mesmeric - any suggestions as to what its purpose might be? No words of enlightenment from the designer, Erik Aberg  - however he is selling a short documentary on how he made it. ...

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Origami doors – hours of endless fun

The joiner wasn't convinced when I said I wanted all the doors in my house replaced with these, but now that it's done he thinks it's pretty cool... [video width="600" id="umfvm8I9_oU" type="youtube"] Evolution door by Austrian artist Klemens Torrgler. ...

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Loux, The Vintage Guru of Namibia and retro African style

Loux, (above, pictured left) the vintage style guru of Namibia buys clothes at markets in Windhoek in Namibia and Pretoria in South Africa and adapts them to create what he decribes as a 'sophisticated punk' look - all his outfits are recorded on his tumblr . With no formal college qualifications in fashion he's learned from local tailors in Namibia. He's hooked up with Khumbala, a group of stylists based i ...

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What were you doing this time last year? Clever calendar from Bitri reminds you

Perhaps the benefits of this calendar are double-edged but calendars usually encourage relentless future planning. This one helps you cherish the past as well. The 'Past & Future Calendar' by Portuguese design studio, Bitri, is a simple hand-crafted wooden box with two drawers, one for the past and one for the future. The drawer contains sheets of paper for each day, which are then kept in the Past draw ...

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Merry Christmas Sweet people!

A very Merry Christmas to our growing band of Avocado Sweet readers. We hope you have enjoyed our coverage of the beautiful, the funny and the interesting throughout 2013 and that you'll join us next year for more. Off to do my to do list now - see you on the other side! X ...

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The book vase: fun product design from Japan

Love books? Love plants? Then this nifty Book Vase from Yoy Studio in Japan is definitely for you. Just add water and pop in a plant. Unless you have a kindle in which case better stick to a regular vase. ...

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Worship in white: John Pawson-designed church in Germany

Clarity in the architecture is surely conducive to clarity in worship. Church leaders at the Catholic Church of St Moritz Augsburg, Germany knew they were commissioning a radical design having seen British architect John Pawson's work for  Novy Dvur in the Czech Republic. The church is around a thousand years old but fires, wartime bombing and changes in liturgical practice had left their mark on the buildi ...

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Christmas Pop Up Shop on a Canal Boat in Glasgow

Shipping containers are so last season. A canal boat is the new place to host your pop up shop. From Friday 13 to Sunday 15 December BespokeAtelier will open a pop up shop selling the work of local artists and designers. Supported by Scottish Canals and The Whisky Bond, the barge is moored on the Forth & Clyde Canal at 2 Dawson Road, G4 9SS, around a 10 minute walk from Cowcaddens. ...

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