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Design Porn: Big Yellow Taxi Edition

Ah, a rainy Tuesday in New York, with no signs of the nasty weather letting up. This means that the odds of you finding an empty cab are next to none. (Note: Bloomingdale’s is the best place in the city to catch one, if you insist.) That’s why for this latest edition of Design Porn we’ve rounded up a handful of yellow-cab inspired objects for you to drool over while you’re standing there with your arm flung uselessly up in the air. Leave tips in the comments if we’ve missed anything of note.

Kate Spade mittens: yes, we know it’s May, but have you stepped outside today? Still frigid. [via Svpply]

At the Hanover auto trade show last month, Volkswagen debuted a prototype for a new electric taxi-cab called the Milano. Get it!? It’s green. [via PSFK]

One of our favorites from 2010, a crashing taxicab snowglobe by designer Mark A. Reigelman II.

A liberal interpretation of the theme, here we have a young Robert de Niro scowling as protagonist/antagonist Travis Bickle in Scorcese’s 1976 film Taxi Driver. [via Etsy]

Feel better about lugging your MacBook around the city thanks to this protective, limited-edition laptop sleeve. [via tropicalhowie]

Walls and floors and ceilings go vrrrroooom with vinyl decals in transportation mode. [via Etsy]

A taxi cab-yellow bicycle by Note Design Studio offers a stylish transportation alternative. [via Design Milk]

The London Taxi iPhone App calculates fares ahead of time, factoring in the time of day and projected traffic conditions. We want one for NYC. [via Cool Hunting]