March 31, 2008

Multifont Belt Buckle.

One of those things that I never would have thought I'd want, but now I do.

Cast lead-free pewter, patina and a clear coat make this homage to type shine on your belt, without drawing too much attention away from the rest of your ensemble. Steel Toe Studios - Multifont Belt Buckle

Phrase of the day: "desire path."


Desire Path: A term in landscape architecture used to describe a path that isn't designed but rather is worn casually away by people finding the shortest distance between two points.

Everyone Forever / Words / Desire Paths

(via Noisy Decent Graphics)

March 20, 2008

Happy Easter, kids.

BB is hittin' the holiday bricks.

I'm off for a lovely long holiday weekend with my bud, swissmiss & her fam. Won't be posting over the weekend, so have a lovely Easter, kittens. I'll talk to all y'all next week...

(Photos courtesy of Talking Egg/Bunny Yawns & Ork Posters.)

Robots for sale.

Too spendy for me, but so fab.

Please note: Guy Robots are not toys: they do not walk or talk or give legal advice. They are not dangerous and will not bite, kick, pinch, or emit ozone. Guy Robots will not -- unless repeatedly provoked -- harass your dog or cat.


(via swissmiss)

March 19, 2008

Poetry nightstand.

The leitmotif of books was used for creating this design. The nightstand looks like a pile of randomly superimposed books. There are four drawers.

ComuniStar Designers - Collection 2008

(via coolhunting)

Hire your own paparazzo.

I find this kind of intriguing. Not as a conceit, but as a way to see what you look like to other people in your unguarded moments.

MethodIzaz is a unique photography experience. Subjects are unaware of the exact moment they will be photographed and of the photographer's identity. Instead, the subject is photographed completely naturally, living life as normal.

MethodIzaz will provide you with a portfolio of pictures representing the fleeting moments of an authentic lifestyle. The photographs will allow you to remember these moments later in life. They will also give you a new perspective on the everyday, letting you see yourself and your surroundings through the eyes of an artist.

Using information provided earlier about their weekly routine, the photographer will arrive on the scene, and unseen, take shots of the subject. The subject will be photographed walking through the streets, going about their daily business. Without posing and artifice, the camera captures only the natural beauty of the person.

(via veer/ideas)

Movie poster baby announcements.

For those not gifted with a nice sense of design but no proper design skills, this is kind of an ace idea.

5 Star Baby: birth announcements styled like movie posters

(via springwise)

March 18, 2008

Strange banner ad.

I just saw this in the LA Times.

The illustration and typography is so bad, it's actually kind of awesome.

March 16, 2008

Sperm For Tickets.

If this is for real (and it appears it is), I weep quietly for the future. It feels a bit like offering a 10-year-old a Wii for his kidney.

Again - IF this is for real - it's been so popular, they're not taking any more donations at this point.

Sperm For Tickets - Sperm Donation, Fertility Clinic


Monster Factory.

I do have a soft spot for odd little plushies. And this place has got squillions of them.

monster factory

(via Griffin & Hoxie)

March 11, 2008

Angry typography.

Poor girl. Hope Fed Ex does something nice for her. Chances are, they'll just deliver a restraining order.

Last week FedEx failed to deliver my ISTD submission from Australia to London. They had my package in their store all week and failed to notify me that it had not been sent! So, along with a letter of complaint, they will receive the box (which never got sent) covered with hand-drawn type expressing my anger. Typomania at its worst!

for the love of type: Typographic Expression of Anger

(via Drawn's Twitter feed)

March 10, 2008

Mighty Organized.

Jenny Rushizky, an old pal of mine, just mailed me about her professional organizer business. It sounds fab, so I gotta give her a little bloggity love here.

If you're up to your ears in paperwork, to-do lists and cluttered closets, do yourself a favor - give her a call. (Aside from wicked organizing skills, it'll be worth it just to hear her laugh. It's lovely.)

Find strength and reduce stress through organization

From closets and kitchen cupboards to basements and garages, I can help you minimize clutter, maximize available space and develop the skills to stay organized.

Mighty Organized |


It's a good thing I can't read anything on this auction site. If I could, I'd be going nuts right now, bidding on everything. Like this little box.

en kragknapps ask i tenn - Tradera. Kuriosa | Antikt & Design

Playmobil Romans.

Having just run across this, I wish I could spend my afternoon looking for more weird, completely inappropriate Playmobil themes.

Playmobil Roman Toys | From

March 07, 2008

In Memory of the Sparrow.

...Studies have shown that sparrow populations are decreasing in areas that are affected by electromagnetic communication.

Imagine on a stroll through Hyde Park you are met with an eerie silence. All the twittering birds have disappeared. By harnessing the very force that drove them away, and transforming it into subtle, obscured bird-like sounds, my object is a monument to the sparrows. It acts as a comfort to those who want to remember the sparrows, but also as a poignant reminder of why they are gone.

Design Interactions, In Memory of the Sparrow

Fugs on the ‘Project Runway’ Finale.

**SPOILER ALERT ** Read no further if you haven't caught up with Project Runway on your DVR yet.

If you watch(ed) the show, you might enjoy this. I particularly love these little snippets:

It was sort of same-y, but I think in the end, they could not resist the giant face-scrunchie.

That little mattress was so sad. I want Christian to finally get a big-boy bed. Plus, can you imagine what a little bitch he would have been had he lost?

Fugs on the ‘Project Runway’ Finale: Talented, Qualified Contestants Are ... Boring -- The Cut: New York Magazine's Fashion Blog

Photoshop Disasters.

Always good for a laugh.

Photoshop Disasters


March 06, 2008

Cardboard Safari.

I kind of want a whole lot of these for my cubicle.

Our Moose Trophy Puzzles are laser-cut for precision fit and easy assembly using slotted construction. They look great in their native brown color or can be decorated with paint, glitter, wrapping paper or other craft materials.

Cardboard Safari

(via Coudal's Twitter feed)


Make your own motivational poster.

AutoMotivator: Make Your Own Motivational Poster

March 04, 2008

Two Antlerheads.

By Kate Durkin.

Acrylic and Stitching on canvas, 8" x 8", 1.5" deep

The Shiny Squirrel

Mobile Minute.

Tips for getting the most out of your mobile device.

(Makes me feel like a caveman. All I do is text and make phone calls on my phone. Sheesh.)

Posts from the Mobile Minute Category at Download Squad

Best first paragraph ev...well, this week at least.

As The BPP so aptly put it, "I can't figure out if this story is about the worst zoo in the world or the best zoo in the world."

The Las Vegas Zoo (yes, it exists) acquired two animals this year, a leopard and a binturong. The leopard has already gone from arthritic to dead, and the binturong (also know as a bearcat, although it's related to neither bear nor cat) smells of popcorn and Fritos, as is characteristic of the species. His name is Bruce.

The fact that it's run by a chain-smoking ex-homicide detective just makes it all the better.

Our made-do zoo - Las Vegas Sun