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Cameo Brooches Look Like Tiny Mounted Animal Busts

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Wear faux taxidermy on your lapel with one of these cool brooches by Australian artist Amanda Whitelaw. Whitelaw creates a variety of animal busts in resin and attaches them to laser-cut wooden backs. The animals range from realistic deer to more fantastic unicorns and jackalopes. Besides cameo brooches, Whitelaw also designs a variety of pop culture-themed pins inspired by Star Wars, Game of Thrones, and Disney princesses. The pins, all of which put an interesting spin on classic cameo designs, are available at her Etsy store .

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Here's How to Turn an IKEA Box Into a Spaceship
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Since IKEA boxes are designed to contain entire furniture items, they could probably fit a small child once they’re emptied of any flat-packed component pieces. This means they have great potential as makeshift forts—or even as play spaceships, according to one of the Swedish furniture brand’s print ads, which was spotted by Design Taxi.

First highlighted by Ads of the World, the advertisement—which was created by Miami Ad School, New York—shows that IKEA is helping customers transform used boxes into build-it-yourself “SPÄCE SHIPS” for children. The company provides play kits, which come with both an instruction manual and cardboard "tools" for tiny builders to wield during the construction process.

As for the furniture boxes themselves, they're emblazoned with the words “You see a box, they see a spaceship." As if you won't be climbing into the completed product along with the kids …

Check out the ad below:

[h/t Design Taxi]

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The Best Cupcake in All 50 States
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We’re going to sugarcoat it. Twelve years after the advent of the cupcake-only bakery (the California-launched chain Sprinkles is credited with opening the first in 2005), there are a lot of options. We rounded up 50 of the best decadent desserts across the country. So go out, have your (cup)cake—and eat it, too.

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