The Curiosity Shoppe
…is a fun place to waste time and spend money. Two of my favorite pastimes! The prices are just right for random, no-reason, just-because gifts. I love these spunky items for just that reason :) **Some of these items go in and out of stock regularly. If you see something you like, keep checking back as they re-list the items. Know-it-All Pencil Set, $10.00 How cute is the little...
It’s such a shame I don’t speak German. And even more terrible… I can’t afford to ship furniture from Hamburg to Atlanta. If I could, my house would be filled with these mis-match drawer dressers from Entwurf-Direkt. By starting with discarded drawers and creating a dresser to house them second, the designers at Entwurf-Direkt provide a funky and unusual aesthetic. And the...
All about ampersands!
Don’t you just adore the ampersand? It’s short and sweet and to the point. Yet, can also stand tall and proud and formal. The fun-function of this character shortcut makes my heart flutter. You want to get really ampersand-ed? Just run a quick Etsy search and goodness ensues! Some pretty things I found doing just that: Pink and Black Ampersand Tote, $18 on etsy.com Acrylic...
Back to School: Paper Source Style
I love back to school. Well, not so much the “school” part as much as the supplies. Remember in “You’ve Got Mail” when Tom Hanks romanced Meg Ryan with mentions of freshly sharpened pencils and the scent of scotch tape? He totally got me. One of my favorite “after school” stops (read: driving home from work on a weekday) is Paper Source. The paperie...
Web design fun: TicTac.com
While searching for the dimensions of a Tic Tac container for a packaging project, I found Tic Tac’s super cool website. At first glance, it seems modern and corporate. But when you start clicking around the playful scatter of colorful Tic Tacs follows you! Another bonus: the grid nav in the top right creates a fun zoom-in and out Prezi effect. I’m always a fan of thoughtful (almost...
Redesigning the Boarding Pass →
A good read with even better visuals.
Last season I sat glued to the sofa every Thursday night from ten o’clock until midnight for 17 weeks straight. And. It. Was. WORTH IT! Ok, let’s get this out of the way. There are people who say they don’t watch TV (theory: they think it makes them sound super-smart or something). Then there are people who say they don’t watch “reality TV” (theory: they...
Why Never To Ask Favors From Designers →
Whether or not you’re a cat person, this is quite funny. I know all you designers can identify with the “favors” requests!
I love Martha Stewart.
And if you’re reading this blog, so do you. I don’t care what you say… if you’re a designer (of any kind), gay man, or southern belle that doesn’t like Martha Stewart then you’re a liar. She’s just so good. That distinct voice that’s somehow always correcting and encouraging you at the same time. The ever-stylish, shaggy blond bob… Hell, even...
sunshine in your box!
first of all, everyone loves mailbox treats! and secondly, as a constant doodler/sketcher/scratcher/writer/middle-of-the-night-dream-capturer/etc, there never seem to be enough blank pages around. kill two birds with one stone with FIELD NOTES COLORS SUBSCRIPTION. i really like these perfectly-sized field note memo books that can fit or go anywhere. each quarter, a unique set comes out employing...
@ Symbol Cuff-links
As a designer that’s obsessed with type, these cuff-links are just so right. Right size… right shape… you get it. We like these as a “from a designer” gift as much as “for a designer.” $39.99 from Boys to Men Gifts.
Graphic Design Heroes by GenPrag
I love these shirts. I can’t stand it. Clever factor: each design hero shirt design is modeled after the subject’s own aesthetic. A few of my faves (but you know I want them ALL): Purchase here. $21.99/each.
These bubble-wrap-style calendars are ridiculous fun. And at just $20.11, it makes a good gift for your designer friend, attention deficit cube-mate, or any standard 5-7 year old. Purchase here. Available in vertical or horizontal layouts. PS - Yay! Our inaugural post :)