January 30, 2015

Carry On Cocktail Kit

What a lovely way to bring civility back to cattle class flying – the Carry On Cocktail Kit. Tiny, cute, useful and TSA friendly.

The Carry On Cocktail Kit provides everything you need to mix two proper Old Fashioned cocktails at 30,000 feet. Simply carry on your kit (don't worry, it will make it through security just fine), order a mini-bottle of bourbon, and use the custom combination bar spoon / muddler to mix in the included cane sugar and small-batch bitters.

Itty bitty Apple Mac Classic

It's adorable. And $10. That is all.

RabbitEngineering on Etsy

January 29, 2015

The Vipp Shelter

Wow. Just...wow. Since I'm not a huge fan of being out in the middle of nowhere, I'll just take one of these dropped on top of a building in London, thank you.

The Vipp Shelter is a minimalist prefab concept located in Copenhagen, designed by Danish design company Vipp. A 55 square meter steel object emerges in a rugged landscape framed by naked trees and a silent lake that mirrors in the sky frame window facade. 

(I have to say, though, I'm not a fan of the logo on the top. On a camper or temporary shelter, it wouldn't seem that intrusive, but, somehow, having it on top of a house-like structure seems wrong to me.)

The Vipp Shelter >> iGNANT.de

(Specs are here)

(Thanks to Ryan for this one.) 

Orange Fox by Mark McGinnis

This is the perfect print to cheer me up on a dreary day. Lovely.

Although compositionally simple, each print is comprised of several parts—the graphic is screen-printed on 140 lb. arches watercolor paper, after which McGinnis fills the colored print with a hand-drawn line sketch, ensuring that no two prints are exactly the same. From there, the 100 percent cotton paper is mounted and framed in an ash wood frame. Each print in the series, like this Orange Fox, can be used on its own, or coordinated with other prints in the series to create a menagerie of wall art. Each limited edition print is exclusive to the Dwell Store and is signed on the left side of the print, and numbered on the right. 
 DWELL STORE: Orange Fox Framed Print - Menagerie Collection

January 21, 2015

Dessa || Sound The Bells (Official Video)

Dessa's 2010 release, A Badly Broken Code, is definitely one of my Desert Island Discs. Her newly released video for "Sound the Bells" just fans the fires of my admiration for her.

The song, foretelling a shipwreck, is augmented by images of underwater sculptures by English sculptor, Jason deCaires Taylor, located off Isla Mujeres, on the Yucatan Peninsula. Stunning.

Here's the premiere of Dessa's new music video where she swims among underwater statues | Public Radio International

January 08, 2015


Oh, Pentagram. You make good stuff.
(These are excerpts from their 2014 holiday card.)

The card's design is basic in contrast with the phrases and language it denounces. They've posted some images on their Flickr page, so flip through the seven verses - a cross between a Dr. Seuss book and a De La Soul track - and try to forget the time you used the word 'creovation' at the dinner table. – Veer: The Skinny

Pentagram: Gamechanger intro | Flickr 

January 06, 2015

Gramovox Bluetooth Gramophone

 Such a lovely design.

Introducing the Gramovox Bluetooth Gramophone. Our bold design and vintage sound are inspired by 1920s horn speakers. Its form and function are a marriage of vintage and modern aesthetics— producing a timeless piece that allows you to stream nostalgia.

Gramovox Bluetooth Gramophone (via InsideHook)

December 10, 2014

The Little Prince looks REALLY good.

The domestic trailer hasn't been released yet but this French trailer had, and as you can see actual pages from the 1943 work The Little Prince in the trailer. And the actual "in the book" scenes are gorgeous. Can't wait to see where this goes; we did not expect this visual twist. 
io9: Little Prince Trailer Is Stunning And Not What We Expected

December 02, 2014

10 free holiday photo cards from tinyprints.

This is pretty cool. Their card designs are quite lovely, and there are a ton of options, but they're muy expensive. So 10 free cards? ACE. 

(I just ordered my free 10, and they gave me the URL below to pass along to friends and family for 10 free cards. Enjoy! Please let me know if it doesn't work.)

Tiny Prints |  Home Decor, Invitations, Announcements, Photo Gifts and Cards

GOOD DEAL: SnapBox - framed photos, super cheap

After seeing the SnapBox's prices, I went berserk last night and got about a dozen of my photos framed. Framed prints start at $11.99 for an 8×8 (BEFORE sales discounts!).

What they lack in frame style options (one style, black or white), they more than make up for in size and other product options.

I will finally have a photo gallery wall. Yay. *happy sigh*

SnapBox: Creative Photo Prints and Gifts


December 01, 2014

To Write Love on Her Arms merchandise

These would make wonderful gifts – and support an organization that works to remove the stigma from mental health issues and offer hope to those who are suffering.

Reblog print - $14

Hopeful Throwback Sweatshirt - $35.00
Over the years, TWLOHA has become much more than a blog and a T-shirt.
Through musician support, tours, and social media, the message of hope
and help has reached an audience broader than we could have ever
anticipated. We’ve expanded from a computer screen to conferences,
campuses, programs, and events around the country and the world, where
we challenge the stigma and stereotypes that have surrounded mental
health issues for so long. And we’re investing into treatment and
recovery, offering financial support to organizations, centers, and
individuals laboring in the priceless work of healing.
Official Online Store - To Write Love on Her Arms

November 24, 2014

Elizabeth Gadd Photography

It's hard to believe Elizabeth Gadd is only 21 years old and self-taught. Her photos are remarkable and genuinely mesmerizing. Prints start at $45, making her photography a surprisingly affordable investment. Really lovely.

Be Still by Elizabeth Gadd

Graceful Divergence by Elizabeth Gadd

Press Onward by Elizabeth Gadd

Conforming Beauty by Elizabeth Gadd

Shop — Elizabeth Gadd Photography

(via Bored Panda)

Find Joy dish.

A simple reminder.

A sweet reminder to focus on the good things in life, this small porcelain dish from MB Art Studios in Texas is a perfect catch-all for an end table or countertop.

Find Joy Dish | Decorations | Holiday

November 19, 2014

The Wendy Darling Sailing Ship Kite

What a lovely kite.

Each handmade kite really flies and is a certified Fair Trade product, made in collaboration with Balinese artisans from locally-sourced bamboo and nylon. Measures approximately 26 x 28” and flies best in a strong wind, on a beach or hilltop. White sails can be painted! We also love it hanging decoratively!

Each kite comes with signature Baltic birch kite handle, wrapped with braided dacron flying line and made in NYC.

Catbird :: GIFTS UNDER $50 :: The Wendy Darling Sailing Ship Kite

November 18, 2014

UNIQLO $9.90 graphic t-shirts.

Looking to class up your t-shirt collection? Or just need some nice looking, cheap tees? Check these out. Basquiat, Warhol, Opie and more – for less than 10 bucks. That's an amazing deal.

Men's Graphic Tees | UNIQLO