August 31, 2009

Amy Bennett's work is surprising and lovely.

I found myself clicking through every single image on her site, trying to figure out the story of each little vignette. I absolutely love this type of work.

Amy Bennett

(via @blogofinnocence)


I wish these were actually for sale. I'd love to buy them as housewarming gifts.

An old Jewish folklore legend, tells about a creature made of mud called a Golem. The creature became animated by religious words to serve as a protector of its community, but it was considered dangerous to make it due to the imperfections of the material.

Our Golems are made entirely out of different soils from our surrounding. They are as recyclable as it can get as an answer to the increased production of plastic toys. After their production, these imperfect creations are planted in our favorite places, to protect the ones we love.

Reddish - Design Studio. Golem

August 29, 2009

Dogeared Jewels and Gifts.

I saw these in a little shop while I was wandering around Court Street yesterday. I wish the pictures did a better job of showing how delicate and lovely they are. Bookmark this for later when you need a lovely little gift for a niece, sis or friend.

Dogeared Jewels and Gifts

Bird Bread bread board.

This is so sweet. Eat your bread, then place this on the window sill to let the birds enjoy the crumbs.

Reddish - Design Studio. Bird Bread

August 25, 2009

DOMSAI planters.

Okay, these are ridiculously expensive ($140+), but I love the idea.

Dwell Kit Blogazine Post - Planters from Outer Space at Kaboodle

This made me laugh.

Dunno what it's like where you work, but, around here, the F-bomb is a tool of the trade. So I wouldn't be at all surprised to find these on a document. Or the fridge. Or a co-worker.

Get The Hint Label Tags - Home Furnishings - Unica Home

Easy Reader - Nils Holger Moormann’s Mobile Bookcase/Divan

This makes me smile. Sure, it probably isn't very comfortable, but I'm a sucker for any piece of furniture that serves as book storage.

With a double wink and a nudge, Moormann has swapped out the “i” for an “ea,” leaving us with the punny “Easy Reader“—the perfect moniker for a furnishing that promises an expansive shelf, a luxuriant if slim-profiled chaise, and a front wheel. And since the motorcycle reference remains a bit vague, Moormann has featured front and center the cover page from Lee Hill’s biographical account of the making of the Nicholson-Fonda-Hopper film. If the locomotor potentiality of the piece still has you a might thrown, perhaps the minimalist verbage on Moormann’s website will help: “Quite simply,” it says, “Load. Sit. Read. Relax.” And if I may, I’d like to suggest a continuation of sorts to these mono-syllabic descriptives: “Remove. Re-arrange. Re-locate.” For this easy portability would seem to be one aim of this ambitious bookcase on wheels, constructed of simple painted birch plywood and what would seem to be the re-purposed front wheel from my childhood tricycle.

3rings :: Easy Reader: Nils Holger Moormann’s Mobile Bookcase-Divan

p.s. 3 Rings is quickly becoming one of my fave daily stops simply because I love their newsletter design. Big and bold and simple with fun content.

August 24, 2009

Low-Rise. A city of staples.

I'm mesmerized by this.

Low-Rise 2006

Staples and mirror

Low-Rise is a precarious assemblage of thousands of free-standing stacks of staples densely tessellated to create a city-like mosaic. Like a city, the staples are subject to the elements, on a micro scale. The slightest breath or vibration and the domino effect kicks in.

Peter Root: Low-Rise 2006

(via Chris Glass)

André Joyau's furniture & accessories.

Gorgeous textures and lines that go on for days. I'm in love.

André Joyau | Collection

(thanks for the tip, Kristel!)

Cute cupcakes.

I may have to try making some panda cupcakes...

Amazing Decorated Cupcakes at

August 21, 2009

Hotel gift certificates.

Stumped about what to get someone for a wedding, birthday or shower present?

Let me offer this tip: Hotel gift certificates.

I just bought some from Kimpton, good for any of their boutique hotels all over the US. Very cool.

Kimpton Hotels: Boutique Hotels, Luxury Travel and Chef-Driven Gourmet Restaurants

(Go to "Promotions" in the upper nav, then "Gift Certificates" in the dropdown menu.)

August 20, 2009

Baby Panda pic.

From the San Diego Zoo Panda Cam. He (or she)'s only 13 days old!

Thanks, Cute Overload. I needed that.

13-day-old Panda ‘tocks — Cute Overload

Watch the live Panda Cam here.

Mixtape love.

Was there ever a truer, purer token of love than a mixtape? I think not. This is a sweet homage in embroidery.

youheartus on Etsy - you heart us

Unfinished hardwood drop-leaf table.

This is a great deal on a pretty little kitchen/dining table that you can embiggen when necessary. Love it.

If you've been searching for a table that's suitable for small spaces, but also want one that perfectly matches your home decor; this unfinished drop leaf table fits the bill. This small table can be painted or stained whatever color you wish. This table features Shaker style legs, and is crafted from solid hardwoods. When the arms of this table are folded down, the table measures 30"H x 18"W x 22"D. When the arms are extended, the table measures 30"H x 36"W x 22"D. Perfect for kitchen nooks or small dining areas. Drop Leaf Table, Unfinished Hardwood - $139 w/free shipping

Tim Gunn on The Daily Show.

Oh, Tim. How I've missed you.

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August 17, 2009

August 14, 2009

Micah Max tear-off prints.

Such a simple, perfect idea. I'm tempted to print some out and put them up at work.

Power To The Poster : Micah Max

Designed as a part of the Power To The Poster project held to raise awareness to issues that poster makers are passionate about. Instead of blood for oil, immigration, or healthcare, I chose to try and create something that deals with interpersonal awareness. Want to give or get some forgiveness? Tear off a tab and make it happen.

(via design milk)

August 12, 2009

Naming the Beams.

How can you NOT love this? A tiny gesture that speaks volumes.

Every day, children who come to the clinic write their names on sheets of paper and tape them to the windows of the walkway for ironworkers to see. And, every day, the ironworkers paint the names onto I-beams and hoist them into place as they add floors to the new 14-story Yawkey Center for Cancer Care.

STORK BITES MAN: Naming the Beams

Tie Your Shoes poster.

Public School have released their Tie Your Shoes poster for purchase. (Yes, I bought it.)

PUBLIC SCHOOL Supplies — Posters

August 11, 2009

Things I Like print.

Yay! Richard Perez added this to his shop. Mine should be on its way. (I've been dying to get one. It's such a happy print.)

Skinny Ships — Things I Like

August 07, 2009

Best lecture hall ever.

This would have cheered me up no end during college.

Museum 1302 features customized, colorful versions of the furniture line’s 01 Chair, its seat and backrest upholstered in different hues. Against the auditorium’s spare grey walls and cement steps, Room 26 bursts as wildly as pop rocks. The chairs achieve what Studio Arne Quinze intends—“infectious creations that pull you into their self-shaped sphere and hold you captive.”

3rings :: Studio Arne Quinze’s Room 26 at Kortrijk’s Museum 1302

Wooden alphabet.


original design laser cut on 1/4 inch birch plywood. We are big fans of typography – this is a great object to hang on your wall or it can lean on a shelf.

W15 x H20 in. -1/4in. thick

Supermarket - alphabet from bookhou – $50