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 Propoganda 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

April 03, 2015

Which doll would you rather play with?

If I were a mom, I'd be all over these Tree Change Dolls. (Especially since I've always found Bratz dolls creepy and disturbing.)

Tree Change Dolls are the creation of Tasmanian artist Sonia Singh. Sonia recycles, repairs and upcycles forgotten and discarded dolls. They are given a new down-to-earth style and are soon ready for outdoor adventures. Rescued from landfill these dolls get a second chance at play and a new lease on life.
Tree Change Dolls Tumblr
Tree Change Dolls™ — Our Shop


April 02, 2015

RugsUSA's Easter rug sale – 75% off + free shipping.

I just bought this 5'x8' rug for my living room. Total cost: $127.

If you need a rug, check out this place soon. I missed out on my first choice because it sold out in one day. (Nope, this isn't a paid blog post – I just love this place.) | Keno Autumn Leaves Green Rug

Hello, weekend? I'm ready.

I clearly did not pace myself properly this week because it should definitely by Friday by now.

(Image via the fabulous UX REACTIONS)

Chocolate Moses.

I know this is just all sorts of wrong, but I LOVE that someone made a Moses out of chocolate.

Chocolate Moses by Bond Street Chocolate – MOUTH

March 06, 2015

Happy Friday, kids!

Scarce posting because my week's been a bit bonkers. Thus – some bonkers GIFs to round out the week.

Hilarious Moving Sewing Pattern GIFs - Andrea's Notebook


February 19, 2015

Kudos to One Green Planet for good UX.

Is it really necessary for advertisers to take users hostage before allowing a user to get to content? No. One Green Planet has a lovely solution - their ads slide in from the lower right corner and play there, bringing attention to the ad while allowing users to see the content they want to see.

One Green Planet

February 18, 2015

James Baldwin tote to support Harlem Stage.

I'm a big fan of the Out of Print store. (Where else can you get an Isaac Asimov "I, Robot" shirt?) Thus, I have to give them a shout out for this fab James Baldwin promotion benefitting Harlem Stage.

We are pleased to donate $5 for each Go Tell It on the Mountain tote bag sold during February to Harlem Stage. Harlem Stage is a leading New York City performing arts center supporting the work of gifted artists of color.  In partnership with Columbia University School of Arts, New School/Vera List Center for Art and Politics, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and numerous other collaborators, Harlem Stage is presenting The Year of James Baldwin, a 14-month city-wide celebration.
James Baldwin tote to support Harlem Stage – Out of Print

(Special thanks to Carina for bringing Out of Print to my attention last year! Thanks, lady!)

February 17, 2015

Farenheit 451 book cover design by Elizabeth Perez.


Fahrenheit 451 is a novel about a dystopian future where books are outlawed and firemen burn any house that contains them. The story is about suppressing ideas, and about how television destroys interest in reading literature.I wanted to spread the book-burning message to the book itself. The book's spine is screen-printed with a matchbook striking paper surface, so the book itself can be burned.
Elizabeth Perez | Art Direction Design

(via Buzzfeed)

February 09, 2015

Superhero workouts.

I love the graphics for these workouts by Neila Rey. Nice job getting my attention for something I wouldn't normally even notice.

NR || Visual Workouts

(via Blood, Sweat & Cheers)