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I just came across this messenger bag company called Trash Bags based out of Minneapolis, MN. The company is small but their collection of bags is already pretty extensive and the great thing about them is that you can submit custom artwork to be embroidered onto the bags for a small extra fee.

Their Courier Packs are especially interesting as I haven’t really seen anything quite like them here in NYC (or rather, none that look as cool). I’d love to get my hands on one to test out here on the streets of New York.

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This is pretty neat. For her Fall 2010 college project, Sarah Mick and Christopher Paul designed the look of the proposed high-speed railway for Wisconsin using 50′s-inspired travel material. The result is this beautiful and cohesive branding of “The Red Line”.

Adland posts this really neat ad concept from BMW that I’ve never seen done before. They use an after-image burn-in effect on the viewer and basically forces the letters of BMW to appear and fade away inside the viewer’s mind. The effect is similar to looking at a very bright light and then closing your eyes until you can see a halo of the outline of what you just looked at.

I want to sit in a cinema where this ad is playing please!

This is just about the cutest thing ever. When I have kids, I hope they’re as hilarious as this guy in pajamas here demanding a present recall!

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This isn’t new news at all, but I find this so fascinating that I’m putting it on my list of places to see the next time I’m in Detroit (which might be soon if work goes well). Anyway, the old Detroit Theater (or Michigan Theater) in Detroit, MI was built in 1926 by architecture firm Rapp & Rapp. It was a spacious and grand hall with ornamental details all throughout its design. As with most of Detroit, the theater went through several rough patches and eventually became a garage. The wonderful thing I suppose that came out of this is that the city (or owner of the building at the time) chose not to demolish the building entirely but instead keep its ceiling as an interior motif for the parking lot.

Just look at that! Fantastic, right?!

Wikipedia has a before photo of the place if you want to see what it was like before the conversion.

Photo by Sean Hemmerle

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This photo taken by Carsten Peter for National Geographic shows a man standing in the lower half of a massive cavern called Hang Son Doong located in Vietnam. According to National Geographic, a half-mile block of 40-story buildings could fit in this cave. Want to see more photos? Check out this Vietnam cave gallery here.