Like many people, I’ve fallen for the show Downton Abbey. Seriously didn’t expect that to happen, but it did. Anyhow, I decided to make a little Downton-themed Valentine’s Day card for my as yet unknown Valentine’s sweetheart. If that doesn’t work out, then my mom is likely getting this…

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By Martin Refsal

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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(via Laughing Squid)

This image has been making the rounds on Pinterest lately and I couldn’t resist sharing. It’s absolutely brilliant. Unfortunately, I don’t know who the creative mind behind this was, but it was found on The Wooster Collective.

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Polish artist Erwina Ziomkowska transforms normal pairs shoes into beautiful, bedazzled-looking creations by hammering countless metal pins into them (4 and half pounds of pins each, in fact). The heads of the pins give the shoes an elegant texture, however, one look inside these kicks and it’s clear that they’re unwearable.

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Did you know that Moleskin makes luggage tags? Because I sure didn’t. And what’s even more surprising is that I’m getting really excited about luggage tags. I’m easily amused…

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Buy it: $9.95 from Moleskin

(via Design Crush)

I may not be a kid any more, but dammit I still like balloons (I don’t get balloons on my birthday anymore, which kinda bums me out). Anyways, enough about my sad balloon-free life and onto something more practical, like balloon lights!

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These ceiling and wall-mounted balloon lights from Estiluz are absolutely stunning. Granted, you’d need to paint your ceiling a dark color to get the full effect, but I’d say it would be worth it. For more information, visit Estiluz’s site.

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(via this isn’t happiness)

All I have to say is…you’ve gotta be kidding me. I can’t even imagine how hard this would be to set up. Artist Rashad Alakbarov from Azerbaijan uses suspended translucent objects and other found materials to create light and shadow paintings on walls. Seriously, I’m amazed.

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(via Colossal)

How cool is this illustrated skateboard (skatebeard?) deck by Mr. Bingo?!  He’s got a lot of great illustrations in his portfolio. Definitely worth checking out!

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