31 January 2010

learn something every day

Learn Something Every Day is a daily project by UK design studio Young. The site is full of interesting facts paired with a drawing that corresponds with it.

29 January 2010

monte-silo house

A cool living space found in Woodland, Utah. Completed in 2006, this 1,800 square foot home sits next to the Provo River and accommodates a single man and his weekend guests. The circular house is made from two linked corrugated metal grain silos arranged to allow visual access to the river, and the southern exposure to ensure passive solar heat gain during the winter. It also includes a bed in a box concept where each box is equipped with stereo sound and a flat screen monitor. Designed by Gigaplex Architects.

humlegarden apartment

Oversized, multicolored parquet flooring in a refurbished apartment at HumlegÄrden in Stockholm, Sweden. Finished in 2008 by Tham & Videgard Arkitekter. I love it.

28 January 2010

gillian blease

UK freelance illustrator Gillian Blease often uses food as subject matter. I think the subject mixed with her bold, colorful style is perfect. Her illustrations can be found on coasters and mats at Jenny Duff.
[ Above: Pasta, Lemon Curd, Pesto, Lemonade, Prawns ]


This is currently being posted all over the blogs, but it's so great that I had to post about it myself too. The BookBook is a one-of-a-kind, hardback leather case designed exclusively for MacBook and MacBook Pro. It provides solid protection, disguises your MacBook for security, and is available in classic black or vibrant red for $79.99. Each case is hand-distressed so no two are exactly alike. It makes me wish I had a MacBook so I could get one of these.

21 January 2010

simple valentine's day ideas

Some easy ideas for Valentine's Day. There's something here for every budget.
[ Above: Bike Valentine Printable Card from e.m.papers, $2 / DIY Modern Valentine Cards from The Paper Nut, $5.95 / Think Of Me Handkerchief Valentine from Bird & Banner at Anthropologie, $24 / Maple Valentype Block from House Industries, $50 / Love Heart Wall Art By Alexander Girard from Urban Outfitters, $38 ]

14 January 2010

neon sign boneyard

I only just recently found out about The Neon Sign Boneyard in Las Vegas, but wish I had known about it sooner because I want to go there so bad, but unfortunately, it's now being renovated and won't be open again until later this summer. The boneyard is part of The Neon Museum and is three acres full of vintage signs from Las Vegas' past. It looks incredible.
[ Above: Photos from arzan + codyp's flickr sets ]

printable bookmarks

Eleanor of e.m.papers contacted me about some of her new products and my favorite were the happiness printable bookmarks. High on impact and low on price (just $3.50), these bookmarks feature ten factors recent science has identified that lead to feeling more happy and satisfied with life. Her site contains a variety of printable paper goods to choose from and it's all really affordable. Go take a look!


Hoefler & Frere-Jones have come out with a new font family, Vitesse, which is a slab serif for the 21st century. I like the little type specimens they come up with for the release of each typeface. You really get a sense of the range and scope of the face.

13 January 2010

geordie wood + hand painted photos

Geordie Wood is a photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. He recently took the photographs for Susan Woo’s Spring 2010 collection, along with hand painting the dots on the individual photos as well. So cool.

seesaw + 2010 calendar

When I was looking at calendars for the new year, I was really considering this one by SeeSaw Designs. I love the use of bold color with geometric and organic shapes. I've seen it in person and it looks just as great in real life, if not better. It's letterpress printed on Crane Lettra and available here for $28.

11 January 2010

nikita + streetwear photos

Photos from Nikita's streetwear campaign. I really love the feel of these. I especially like the light leak quality with the bursts of color coming in from the sides of the images.

08 January 2010

studio on fire + 2010 calendar

Studio On Fire's new calendar is their tenfold edition and is letterpress printed with four colors on a cotton-blend stock. Each month is illustrated by selected designers from around the world. I am in love with the neon orange. Get one here for $30.

house numbers

Limited edition house numbers in stainless steel, created by ten typographers and graphic designers from different backgrounds and countries. They are available to buy at Medium.

live now

Live Now is an ongoing project started by Eric Smith, where he and designers from all over have created a whole slew of artwork, thoughts, experiences, and ideas, all with the notion of living now.

05 January 2010

tv show posters by exergian

Albert Exergian started a series of posters giving popular TV shows a new spin. They were created out of his love of posters, modernism, and television. Available as giclee prints at Blanka.

spinners by romi ceramics

These spinners by Romi Ceramics are pretty. I love the color palette here. They were made to blend well in their environments and can be used as votives, herb planters, small vases, or as a multipurpose tabletop accessory.
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