Brooklyn designers Evan Dublin and Brian Perisco have come together to create a series of “designer weapons”. While they may look like regular pieces of art or furniture, these weapons in disguise can be used to defend yourself from attackers and monsters.

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A clever, yet simple, poster by UK-based designer Abbas Mushtaq. Yep, there really are two sides to every story.

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(via Behance)

Ok so I love minimalism and I love Legos. Faithful readers of CMYBacon have probably figured that out by now. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I’m in love with this new ad campaign for Lego created by Jung von Matt. Using very few bricks, they were able to recreate minimalist versions of characters from popular cartoons like The Simpsons, South Park and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Seriously, how cool is that?!

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The Key Plate, designed by 2nd Shift, is a clever redesign of the traditional door frame strike plate. Just replace your current strike plate with the Key Plate and you’ve got a handy little spot to hang your keys or other random knick knacks that you often forget at home.

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Visit 2nd Shift’s website for availability and ordering information.

While I don’t approve of babies drinking hard liquor, I do approve of some great tongue-in-cheek design projects. Pop Bottles is a series child-themed branded booze bottles by Anna Utopia Giordano that even have little rubber nipples on top. Check out her site to see the whole collection of liquor bottles for little tykes.

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Infographics are great, but sometimes it’s a bit overwhelming to see a different one on every single blog and news site you visit. It may even be enough to make you lose it one day and yell “F#&k your infographic!”. Well if you’re ever feeling that way just take a deep breath, check out this great design by Abe Garcia, and have a good laugh.

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Minnesota Middle Finger is the first piece in a series by Minneapolis-based designer Phil Jones called Minnesota Nice. This is so funny; I can’t wait to see what else Phil comes up with!

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We’ve all seen double neck guitars before. In fact, I was in a band in college called Isle of Lucy and our lead guitarist, Paul Anderson, rocked out on one at every show. But have you ever seen a guitar with eight necks? To be fair, this musical monstrosity isn’t just a guitar. It’s a mandolin, ukulele, 6 string guitar, fretless bass, fretted bass, 12 string guitar, baritone guitar and a 7 string guitar. What’s even crazier is that this isn’t just a piece of sculpture, it’s a playable instrument. Check out the video at the end of this post to see 8 people playing a rendition of “Crossroads” on it.

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