Mario SOUNDDROPs! Its the iconography combined with the idea of their respective sounds that really gets me this morning. Cute idea - makes for a fun pic… take a look at them, or buy them over at JBOX
The log. Design Franck Fontana. A block of beech or poplar is transformed into auxiliary log… From a simple gesture, the match, the window bar and the sticks are detached for a true blaze. Dimensions: 33x8.5 cm Composed of a match, 3 glazing bar, 4 sticks and 1 log, the precut whole.
Block 36. Design Franck Fontana. These 36 very beautiful matches are astutely joined together ready to light fire. Precut, only one gesture is enough to detach them.
VinylPulse has some great images from the original NanoSpore show you MUST see.
Adorable - sporelike - nanolike - and just great. (esp the poo and the head and the spray can.) Nanospore Customs Exhibition number 1 hosted by Adfunture Workshop, Ltd will be showing at New York ComicCon Feb 24-26. Featuring the work of many artists including our recent fav Shawnimals! See the flyer here
AGH - this makes me chuckle this jetlagged 8am morning. Enough to let it float in the center all alone like the masterpiece the cover is. DEconstruction paper - absolutely brilliant (brilliant colors as well). Pamela Barsky as well: she has become my theme of the day apparently.
Travel can truly be a love hate process, and one of the most painful aspects is the packing/airport security aspect of the trip. Essential but if only there was a way to do with out… These disposable pleather tags (complete with those indestructable cable ties) give your luggage that provacative edge to help them stand up for themselves when you’re not there to protect them. From “Careful: my shoes are inside” and “open with caution: dirty clothes inside” to “nothing worth stealing here” and “this is not your suitcase” - at only 12$ for a set of 6 - the colorful tags will help make your luggage faster to spot, and give it a voice of its own that can change with each mood/journey. Also from Pamela Barsky.
Feelin girly today - Tobias Wong’s screensaver is sparkly and mesmerizing - 100 rotating diamonds - found it via BLTD I’ve shown you other pieces form this same diamond collection from Tobias before - but i just forgot about this screensaver - and i still want this ultimate reverse setting ring - bling*
Ok back to more regularly scheduled content - do you slip when doing the yoga/pilates thing too? Or just like the feel of little nubby rubbery bits? (they remind me of these “tic tac toe” brand socks my mom used to have me wear that kept me from wiping out all over the slick hardwood floors when i was a wee one) Anyhow, these brilliantly beautiful Yogitoes apply the concept of those childhood socks to towels/mats/etc while you attempt to stretch and hold poses in yoga/pilates/etc. Found them at Fred Segal the other day. They’d make a great gift… *hint hint*
Wandering Borders the other day, and came across this great gift tin for 99 cents - it had a holder inside of it for a gift card (so the width of that is perhaps 4” for the tin)… but the holder pops out, and it makes for a great little mailer/gift package for small items, and just looks nice on the shelf. The quote on the front is Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “Some books leave us free, and some books make us free.”
This pen came in the Wall Street Journal a few days ago - and i simply had to shoot and share it. Its a rather heavy metal leg in fact… where you turn that tip to make the pen appear… refillable cartridges and everything. My mom wants to know whether we can ask for a left leg as well to complete the set… or whether they were biased to the right leg for extra space. Nicely packed too, apparently bubble wrapped and sealed into its own section in the bottom of the plastic bag the WSJ is delivered in every morning.
Yes i admit i’m a moleskine lover. There is something about their clean timeless designs, and i love the thick paper for sketching and scribbling. And the elastic. It is SO all about the elastic and that back pocket… Anyhow, not sure how i got to this site, but somehow ended up at this Moleskinery blog… and find it quite amusing… and these cute little 1” buttons to show your moleskine love (and they are just kind of pretty)… 5$ for the 9 set…
I NEED THESE. Imagine everyone’s house you visit—- and just leaving one hidden somewhere (like inside a medicine cabinet)… or in stores… or photographing them in the least expected places (or on people’s shoulders). We all have a devil’s advocate around in our heads, this is just an adorably miniature manifestation of them (in a box of 50 for about 10$), which i suppose are intended for cocktails… Archie McPhee
We’ve all played those annoying claw machines at arcades/random restaurants/etc etc, even if you don’t want to admit it. As a belated Jermacide present, this post goes out to him since he tried so hard at one to get this adorable stuffed animal baby boar (maybe i’ll post it someday) for me… anyhow, in decorating his new office, i think this is just what is missing…
What more would you want from your co-workers than to “Feel the frustration as you try to extract on from this irritatingly difficult machine before the music runs out!”… From the perfectly named store Perpetual Kid
Jermacide was sending me mobile pics from the LACMA store earlier today, and amongst the goodies were these hilarious chopstick kids… literal plastic kids… who’s legs you extend with your own chopsticks… and then *poof* chopstick training devices… “Chinese with ease”… uh, nice? But on the brightside, it’s kind of a cute playful gift.