two faced dolly


Two faced dolly, ruby

jumbo inflatable bowling ball and pins


Oh, I want this: jumbo inflatable bowling ball and pins

Pagination Gallery


Pagination Gallery: Examples And Good Practices

IDEO web color visualizer


I guess this IDEO Web Color Visualizer has been around for a while. Still worth a post, could come in handy someday.

Markku Lahdesmaki | photographer


I am completely fascinated by finnish photographer Markku Lahdesmaki’s work.

(thank you jon)

made me look


Spread out of Herbert Weber’s Artist Booklet, designed by swiss Megi Zumstein & Claudio Barandun

(thank you peter)

countdown font


Countdown font by swiss designer Megi Zumstein & Claudio Barandun.

(thank you peter)

vintage swimmer cut outs


Découpages “la natation”

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simple graphic Ipod / Cell Phone Holders


Aster & Sage is a small company with a very big idea – recycling materials (fabric scraps, soda bottles, etc) and creating striking, eco-friendly modern accessories for women and home – handbags, eyeglass cases, ipod bags and more. I like these simple, bold Ipod/Cell Phone Holders

old school paper dolll


Paperdoll (1953)

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my first scrubs


My first scrubs: Tiny versions of the real ones that doctors and nurses wear everyday.

Pop-Out Leaves Jewelry


Pop-Out Leaves Jewelry, Melissa Borrell, 2007

handsfree umbrella


Hands-Free Umbrella, Ryo Masaki, 2005 (why does she have her hand up there at the handle if it is supposed to be hands-free?)

Typography for Children


Most children learn to read going letter-by-letter, learning which sounds go with which shapes until they can blend the sounds together to form words. This is why new readers proceed slowly and sometimes struggle with pronunciation and syllable stress.

The efforts of new readers can be supported by making sure their texts use inviting, easy-to-read typefaces, set in the most readable way.

Typography for Children

(via urbanpreschool)

So Young, and So Gadgeted

EVERYONE knows that babies crawl before they walk, and that tricycles come before two-wheelers. But at what age should children get their first cellphone, laptop or virtual persona? These are new questions being faced by 21st-century parents, and there is no wisdom from the generations for guidance. You can’t exactly say to your teenager, “When I was a boy, I didn’t have an unlimited texting plan until I was in high school.”

So Young, and So Gadgeted, by Warren Buckleitner

perfect gift for a writer friend: comma pendant


The perfect gift for a writer friend or typography lover: comma pendant.

cooler backpack


How ingenious is this cooler backpack?

string shelf system





Playhouse is intended to stimulate creativity in young minds. The idea is for children to use a few basic components to construct new urban and rural landscapes. Two stylised forms, the red cottage and grey skyscraper function as a framework for the buildings with the sound-absorbent mat acting as a soft foundation of green lawns and grey roads.

The true measure of a man…

“ The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good ” — Samuel Johnson

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Swiss Favorite Pastime: Recycling


This post over at swissstoryblog had me look. Last summer in Switzerland, I showed G the recycling station in the town I grew up in, Speicher. It’s impressivly clean and well designed. I wish recycling was more engrained into people’s DNA here in NYC. Still can’t believe people throw batteries into the regular garbage here. Swiss Favorite Pastime: Recycling.

(The picture above shows a recycling station in St.Gallen, Switzerland. The goal, making recycling fun for kids, is fully achieved!)

‘amen’ to justin’s latest analogy


Analogies to live by, by Justin Feinstein

simple does it.

Pink Shortsleeve


Green Tanktop

chocolatize your iphone with the homade chococase


This chocoholic iphone case had me laugh out loud!