May 21, 2015

Buy One, Get One Free t-shirt sale at Out of Print .

If you need/are going to need a gift for your favorite bookworm, you might want to check out this sale. I've purchased from them, and they're lovely. Men, Women and Kid sizes available.


Out of Print | Books on shirts, bags, jewelry, socks and more!

(Thanks for turning me on to this shop, Carina!)

Tablet Magazine | Hotel Porn

In case you need a little mental break this morning.

Amangiri, Utah

Cocoa Island by COMO, Maldives

Explora Patagonia, Chile

Tablet Magazine | Hotel Porn

May 19, 2015

Wieners Are Hilarious.

A fabulous print for a great cause.

One-color, letterpressed on high quality 8” ✕ 10” cover stock. Looks great in a frame. A perfect gift for that friend who is slightly off-kilter… or your favorite gynecologist!
Proceeds go directly to Pressing On: The Letterpress Film. (Use the code FREEWIENERS for free shipping!)
Wieners Are Hilarious – Wire & Twine

May 13, 2015

Ubiquity Records - shirts for vinyl lovers

Know someone who loves the pops and hisses? You might want to get them one of these from Ubiquity Records, a record label run by the same folks who own Groove Merchant Records in SF.
(I love that they aren't precious with their shirts. They show how they'll look coming straight out of the hamper.) 

Apparel - Ubiquity Records

May 12, 2015

Geometric Felt Pillow

Lovely. And 50% off today using the code luckydaily2.

This geometric felt pillow by White Nest is made of a vibrant fabric that is durable and soft to the touch. The monochromatic pattern is accentuated with an expertly crafted 3D-like texture. Add to your favorite couch or chair for a pop of Origami-inspired design.

(via Lucky Shops)

May 07, 2015

Nope Wall Clock by Gemma Correll.

So cute. (I heart Gemma Correll.) And on sale for $24. Also available in white and black.

Nope Wall Clock by Gemma Correll | Society6
p.s. Be warned. Society6 is almost as bad as Pinterest for being a major time suck. SO many fun designs, so little time. 

May 06, 2015

Moon Print by Mariano Chavez.

Love. Love. Love. #wishlist

A striking, yet simple image, this moon print is hand-printed on high quality, acid-free paper using black ink against a silver base. Comes linen-backed and mounted on chart-like wooden dowels. Signed by the artist, Mariano Chavez.
Mariano Chavez Hand-Printed Moon Print - TRNK

New Calamityware dinner plate – Pirates!

I love Don Moyer's take on traditional Blue Willow pattern plates. I own two right now and hope to own all of them eventually. This new pirate design just came out, and it's fab.

My first four Calamityware Kickstarter projects (flying monkey, giant robot, voracious sea monster, and UFO invasion) found sponsors, so here is the fifth project in what might turn out to be a long series. 
This design includes robust ornaments, a rich assortment of flora and fauna, architectural marvels, innocent victims, romance, and enterprising pirates. Imagine all those curiosities behind your Chicken Kiev!
Calamityware dinner plate 5 by Don Moyer — Kickstarter
Older plates available at

May 05, 2015

Now THIS is a proper form.

As a usability professional, I'm going to take a moment out of my day to give props to whomever designed this form. They sized the fields properly to allow for both handwriting and exceptional lineage. Nicely done.

Royal baby: Queen meets great-granddaughter - BBC News

May 04, 2015

Empathy Cards by Emily McDowell.

I'm a big, big fan of Emily McDowell's cards – I'm very excited that she just launched this line to help people connect with friends who are seriously or critically sick. Brava!

Emily McDowell Studio

Modern Propaganda by Aaron Wood Designs.

Anything that makes me smile on a Monday morning is worth posting. These are fab.

Bezar | The Marketplace For Design

May 01, 2015

Zef's London Pigeon

The styling makes all the difference.

A taxidermy FERAL PIGEON in the prime of his death

Pigeons generally divide opinion between: ‘Flying, disease-laden rat-bastards’ and ‘Look at those pretty feathers, that cooing sound is so soothing’. I’m firmly in the latter camp. This led me to purchase a stuffed feral pigeon and build a box for him to sit in.
This pigeon is mine. If you want one of your own, get in touch with me.
 London Pigeon

April 28, 2015

Lake Michigan Shipwrecks Visible From the Air

Living next to Lake Michigan for the last 30 years, this caught my eye. Amazing.

This 133-foot long wooden steamer, the Rising Sun, is in 6 to 12 feet of water just north of Pyramid Point, where she stranded on October 29, 1917. All 32 people on board were saved. (U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City )

Like other Great Lakes, Lake Michigan endures algal blooms fueled by agricultural runoff. Warmer temperatures will likely nurture the blooms and obscure the wrecks this summer, making these views particularly rare.

Lake Michigan is So Clear Right Now its Shipwrecks Are Visible From the Air | Smithsonian

April 27, 2015

Christina In Red: Rare 1913 Color Photos


We imagine the past in black-and-white, but Mervyn O’Gorman was taking color photos using glass plates coated in potato starch in 1913. The technical name for this process is autochrome, and O’Gorman used it to take beautiful pictures of his daughter Christina wearing red in the British countryside. As the photos contain little to give their era away, they seem to be from no specific period; in fact, they almost weren’t taken at all.
Christina In Red: Rare 1913 Color Photos Show How People Lived 100 Years Ago | Bored Panda

April 20, 2015


I bet you know people that love tacos. You should buy this for them. I did, and it was worth it.


Thanks, swissmiss.

April 17, 2015

NYT: A Field Guide to the American Sandwich

A love letter to American sandwiches. And now I want a sandwich.

An avocado sandwich with sprouts at the Stand in Laguna Beach, Calif. CreditStuart Palley for The New York Times
There are five main families of sandwich in The New York Times Field Guide.
There are sandwiches made on Kaiser or "hard" rolls.
There are sandwiches made on soft buns.
There are sandwiches made on long hero or sub rolls.
There are sandwiches made on sliced bread.
And there are what we call "singulars," which are those creations on bread that falls outside these other groups but are still vital to the sandwich landscape, like the muffuletta.
A Field Guide to the American Sandwich -

April 15, 2015

Glass Bunting by Holly Hutchenson Glass.

These caught my eye this morning. So sweet. The mint green is especially lovely. 

Add a bit of color to a drab window or brighten up any wall in a jiffy with the hanging of this sprightly stained glass garland. It's fashioned from handmade glass triangles, finished with silver-toned lead-free solder and hung from a hemp cord. Simply hang 'er up with small nails or hooks, and she's all set. 
Sego Stained Glass Bunting Garland | Holly Hutchenson Glass | Scoutmob Shoppe 

April 08, 2015

National Food Flags.

It's funny to dig and find out how many stories in a Facebook feed are actually recycled from years ago. I saw this in Good's feed this morning – after tracing it back, turns out it's from 2011. Regardless, they're really lovely, so I'm posting them.

These delicious flags were designed for the Sydney International Food Festival 
by the advertising agency WHYBINTBWA.

18 National Flags Made From Food : TwistedSifter