31 May 2009

hair hats by nagi noda

Intricate, slightly eerie, but awesome hair hats from Tokyo born artist/director Nagi Noda (who unfortunately passed away last year). Her work has consisted of ads for Nike and Coca-Cola and album covers and music videos for a wide range of artists. These hair hats are a perfect example of her talent and girly, eccentric style. See all fifteen animal hats here.

26 May 2009

unconventional bowls

Offbeat bowls that could brighten up any kitchen table. So fantastically refreshing and unique. Love them.
[ Above: Bird Bowl from MoMA, $60 / Fruit Loop Bowl from MoMA, $42 / Bowls + Spoons from A+R, $35 / Paper Boat Tabletop Serving Set from A+R, prices vary ]

22 May 2009

happy tape

Happytape is a Japanese masking tape made from washi paper that comes in a huge variety of colors and patterns. These are nice for decorating and sprucing up things that normal masking tape cannot. Get some: happytape.bigcartel.com or happytape.etsy.com. For an alternative packaging tape, see this previous entry.
[ Above: Grey Grid 5 Pack, $22 / Tiny Spots 2 Pack, $11 / Uniform Stripe 5 Pack, $22 ]

anthropologie + hatch show print

Anthropologie has collaborated with print and poster shop, Hatch Show Print for their new June catalog. The details seen above are of a type treatment from an inside spread and the catalog's cover. I love that Anthropologie has been influenced by the style of old printing techniques and wood type, and that it's inspired them to spread the word by bringing it into the mainstream with this catalog.

19 May 2009

nonsense info graphics by chad hagen

Even though these charts are made up of nonsense, there is something so cool about them. Chad Hagen definitely knows how to combine colors and geometric shapes in a fantastic way. See more of his work on his Flickr page.

10 May 2009

demoiselle by chesley mclaren

Details from Chesley McLaren's Demoiselle collection. Loving the smooth hues and ornate accents here.
[ Above: Smock Coat in Dressmaker Muslin, Smock Coat in Marie Antoinette Bleu, Petticoat Dress in White, Crop Flower Coat in Aubergine ]

09 May 2009

world's smallest postal service

Lea Redmond created the World's Smallest Postal Service (WSPS), setting up her tiny mobile office in cafes and shops where passers-by can write a letter and have it turned into a world's smallest letter. The letter is transcribed on a miniature desk, sealed with a miniscule wax seal with the sender's initial, packaged with a magnifying glass in a glassine envelope, and finished off with a large wax seal. Redmond is based in San Francisco, so check here for her appearance schedule, or order a letter online.

06 May 2009

04 May 2009

spring giveaway: owl pillow

My original giveaway plan didn't work out, so instead, you have a chance to win one of my handmade owl pillows. These are tiny, relief-printed, and were made in an edition of seven, so they are very limited. All you need to do for your chance to win is leave a comment here with your name and email address. Throw in your favorite thing to do in spring also (not required, but I like learning about my readers). You have until Friday, May 15th to enter. I'll randomly draw a name and will contact you if you win. Make sure you follow the rules and good luck!
[ Updated 05.16.09: Eileen has been randomly chosen as the winner of this giveaway. ]

03 May 2009

via letter

viaLetter calls itself a messaging service with a difference. For the times when sending a greeting card isn't enough, viaLetter comes into play with real letters that spell out the things you want to say, while helping you stand out and remain remembered.

02 May 2009

stone & honey

Stone&Honey's bold pieces are made from brazilian agate and delicate metalwork. The collection features crisp geometric design with the rough-hewn beauty of natural agate for a look that is modern, eye catching and rich in contrast. Since no two stones are alike, each piece is one of a kind.
[ Above: Helga (medium cells), $150 / Chloe (medium crystal), $150 / Maisie (small gold agate), $125 / Neila (small gold agate), $125 ]
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