September 29, 2008

Books spines as narrative.

Sending these out to my pal, Martina. (They remind me of your refrigerator poetry.)

Nina Katchadourian

(Thanks for the excellent tip, Bradley. x!)

everything is ok.

I've been meaning to post about these guys for awhile. I love their "everything is ok" barricade tape. And now their "Everything is ok" kit is up for Cooper Hewitt’s People’s Design Award, so it seems like a good time to give 'em a little love.

everything is ok


These are just cool.


September 27, 2008

Captain Fluff.

captain fluff fights crime after applying hairspray.

Etsy :: simonox :: Captain Fluff (signed) A2 poster

Cardboard box bedding.

Sleep under a cardboard box so a homeless young person doesn’t have to.

A large proportion of the proceeds from the Le Clochard quilt cover go to SZN, the foundation for homeless young people in the Netherlands. The income is used to fund housing projects which prioritise supporting young people in finding work or continuing their education.

(via oneplusinfinity)

Good advice.


(via the swissmiss archives)

VeraMeat Jewelry.


Find more great jewelry -- like this Rose ring (below) -- by this (where else?) Brooklyn-based designer, at her Supermarket store.

Supermarket :: VeraMeat Jewelry

September 25, 2008

Sheep mower.

Mower is a cartoony Styrofoam robot sheep that can roam large public lawns with shears in its mouth and rangefinders in its eyes, clipping the grass and avoiding obstacles. But this is no John Deere Graze-o-matic: it's art. Its creator, Osman Khan, references a classic Philip K. Dick sci-fi story (the basis for the movie Blade Runner) to make an object that juxtaposes animal and machine. Do androids dream of electric sheep? Maybe, if they're as fun to watch as "Moe."

WIRED NextFest 2008 Exhibits

(via my pal, Czeltic Girl)

Giant scarves.

I don't care that they're last year's collection. I'm kind of in love with these gimungous scarves.

Giles Ready-to-Wear Collection on Complete Collection


Jumbo clips.

This could make a great print hanger.

So big! So strong! Use it to hold your manuscript, half a ream or paper, or use it on the wall as a hanger.

UPPERCASE - Old School Books & Products


I'm in love with these beyond the telling.
I want.


(via eyecandy)

September 24, 2008

It's National Punctuation Day!

Trim the punctuation tree! Open the punctuation gifts! Put on your best punctuation costume!

Um... F-.

National Punctuation Day

September 22, 2008

Itbed - easy, stowaway bed.

I love ideas that are this simple and useful. Just a prototype right now - hope someone picks this up for production soon...

Itbed is a multi-faceted piece of furniture that you can sleep on and can be rolled up for the want of space. The foldable triangular sections can even be used to stack up books and work essentials, making it a potent stacking corner as well.

itbed is only a bed when you want it to be! | Wisconsin Designer

(via the excellent @wisconsindesign)

September 20, 2008

Shame on you, Sundance.

Check out this $150 Flashcard Set (12-1/4"W x 9-3/4"H) in a black metal frame - available from Sundance:

Now look at these flashcards on Etsy - 7 cards for $2.25.

That is an EXTORTIONATE markup. Shameful.

More lamp lust.

This time the object of my affection is this Spotlight Lamp.

The originals once spotlighted the stage for plays by Williams and Inge; over half a century later, our vintage reproductions provide dramatic illumination for your home. Sitting atop a fixed wooden tripod, an adjustable antiqued pewter finished brass canister holds a glass diffuser that softens and distributes the light; it unscrews to accommodate up to a 150 watt bulb (not included). Ventilated at back to avoid overheating.

Sundance :: Spotlight Lamp

September 12, 2008

Dinosaur pencil sharpeners.

These are just cool. Period.

Remember when you were a kid and you were infatuated with dinosaurs? Check this out: sharpening your pencil in the body of this silver Stegosaurus or Triceratops winds up these little guys and they run around! Open their heads to dump out the shavings. (also comes with a key for winding the toy.) cool!

Check out all the old school goodness at UPPERCASE - Old School Books & Products

September 11, 2008

Craigslist Cookie Ad.

new york craigslist > manhattan > rooms & shares

$1 Room for ONE DOLLAR in bright, clean apartment (Upper West Side)
Reply to: [?]
Date: 2008-09-09, 1:44PM EDT

I am looking for someone to rent the spare bedroom in my spacious 2-bedroom apartment on the picturesque and desirable Upper West Side. You must read carefully, however, as this situation is not suitable for all.

The rent is $1 per month, utilities included, as long as you bake me fifty (50) tasty cookies every day by 6 p.m. If you have not completed this task by 6 p.m., I will pour vinegar on all your belongings, throw them into the street, and have the locks changed. No exceptions and no excuses. Hell or high water, those cookies better be done and yummy.

Cookies are always cookies and never biscuits. I do not eat “biscuits”.

I will decide the specific type of cookie the day before and will submit my preference in writing by 9 p.m. of that day. You are responsible for the recipe and ALL the ingredients (at your expense, of course). The kitchen is large and well equipped with cookie sheets, rolling pins, mixing bowls, etc. You may NOT hum or sing as you prepare the cookies. You may, however, recite song lyrics in a normal speaking voice.

Forbidden ingredients include anise, marjoram, allspice, caraway, and oats. I will nevertheless request oatmeal cookies from time to time and you must find a way to make them without oats. Good luck with that. The worst ingredient of all, though, is NUTMEG. If even one speck of nutmeg, even the tracest amount of the stuff, is discovered in my home, I will pour vinegar on your belongings and chuck them in the street. You may assume the locks will be changed. You may use cinnamon, cloves, and raisins, though I am rather indifferent to these and will likely not be impressed. Chocolate is encouraged, as is vanilla bean extract.

You will be given three cookie cutters: a crescent moon, a star, and a doggie in profile. All cookies must be in one of those three shapes. The doggies must be given names and all the names must be different and cute. Cuteness is my call, not yours. For example, “Smuggins” is cute but “Lionel” is not.

The cookies must be artfully arranged on a lace cloth on a silver platter and garnished. Permissible garnishes include jellied fruits and candied flowers. Sugared figs are under review, but don’t get your hopes up.

Your room contains a twin bed, a dresser, a desk w/chair, and a TV with cable access. The TV is tuned permanently to the Food Network. You may watch only shows featuring cookies and cookie by-products.

If you are interested in this arrangement, please submit the following:

1) Your favorite cookie recipe
2) A picture of tasty cookies
3) A short original poem about cookies

Thank you.

86 at B’way

* it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

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