Moleskine has teamed up with award-winning illustrator Carlo Stanga to introduce their first-ever coloring book for adults.

The company has hopped onto the adult coloring book train by bringing their legendary Moleskine craftsmanship to a new, playful genre with ‘The Wandering City Coloring Book’. It boasts 50 elaborate, imaginative ink cityscapes that include scenes of busy squares, subway and train stations, parks, skyscrapers and many more illustrations.

The 96-page coloring book is printed on a sturdy paper stock, which grants readers the chance to adorn the pages with colored pencils, crayons, markes and pastels. Stanga, who is also an architect, brilliantly blends styles from around the world to create intricate urban labyrinths of plants, animals, human faces and buildings. (via Design TAXI)

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If you cannot get enough of the beautiful paper craft sculptures of animals that we have featured recently, you can soon build your own 3D models in the comfort of your home almost effortlessly. Created by Berlin-based company PaperTrophy, these paper craft animals can be easily assembled with just glue, thanks to its pre-cut and pre-creased folding patterns. Take your pick from animals like lions, elks and penguins. If you are feeling brave, you could consider getting the life-sized gorilla paper sculpture as a unique addition for your home. (via Design Taxi)

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Freelance artist Taylor Mazer has a knack for creating incredibly detailed miniature drawings of urban landscapes. Using a combination of a fine-tipped Micron drawing pen and a mechanical pencil, the Michigan-based artist has managed to produce amazing monochromatic scenes of abandoned buildings and other urban structures, all accentuated with shadows and light play. (via Design Taxi)

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If you are bored with the same basic camera filters that comes with the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s, this phone case will give you five add-on lenses to choose from when taking a photo with your phone.

The ‘Puzlook’ case comes with “a fisheye lens, a 160° wide angle, a 120° wide angle, a 1.5x telephoto, an 8x macro (40x when you add in the 5x digital zoom of the camera), a tripod mount, and an 8GB memory stick that doubles as a stand”. To use, users will have to slide through the lenses to get to the one that they want, almost like the puzzle game we used to play as kids—which could potentially cause you to miss out on a good shot while going through six sliding motion to get to the right lens.

The company is planning on developing a similar case for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, narrowing it down to only three lenses with a detachable 10x macro lens. (via Design Taxi)

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Thai designer Chaya Harntaweewongsa of PLERN Studio was so infuriated with one of life’s tiny annoyances—burnt toast—that she decided to design a toaster that could change that forever. Her design, The See Through Toaster, lets you monitor the state of your toast before it starts to burn. The side panels of the toaster are simply made of glass and allow you to see the bread in the toaster. Simply remove the bread the moment it starts to brown.  (via Design Taxi)

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After years of looking like it is going to fade into irrelevance, Kodak has just announced that it would be releasing smartphones next year, which would no doubt ride on the brand’s heritage in photography. In collaboration with English mobile device manufacturer Bullitt, Kodak has revealed that the smartphones would be powered by Android, and would offer “best-in-class image management software and features along with great design and UI”.

Earlier in 2013, the company unveiled a concept smartphone named the “Instamatic 2014” that is an Android device with a 14-megapixel sensor, HD video recording and a real viewfinder, among other cool features—it is unclear if the actual smartphones to be launched at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in January 2015 would be similar to this concept. (via Design Taxi)

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Barcelona-based design duo Álvaro Goula and Pablo Figuera have designed the “Orwell Sofa”, a private urban fort. The “Orwell Sofa” is a cabin-like piece of furniture that can be utilised as a sofa, a daybed, a bed, or even a private cabin. It allows one to have a bit of intimacy within a larger environment. Like the idea of a childhood blanket fort, you can climb in, rest, and even shut out some light if you would like. (via Design Taxi) Love this.

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