Postal Service Surplus Canvas Bag


This Postal Service Surplus Canvas Bag would make a lovely gift.

Social Media in Plain English

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Science Commons and Why They Matter in 120 Seconds.

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question for my readers: pros in sustainable design


There are more and more sustainable products and options available for how we live our lives, but who are the real masterminds behind all this new stuff? Who are they? What shops do they work for/run? What have they done, what are they working on and what’s their vision?

Do you know of any designers that made themselves a name in sustainable design? If so, please list their/your portfolio as a comment below. Just curious!

Gift Idea: Tivoli Audio Model One


Tivoli Audio Model One. Designed by Henry-Kloss, the Model One has become a legend among radios and an example of late 20th century engineering and design

Oliver Tallec | Illustrator


Beautiful illustration work by Olivier Tallec.

Jump at the MoMA tonight!


If you are in the NYC area, you have to go to MoMA tonight and Jump! Today’s MoMA jump is scheduled to start at 6:30. MoMA will be open until 8:45. Brilliant!



DDDDOWNLOAD is an interesting small utility that allows you to download any FFFFOUND! collection straight to your harddrive.

(thank you Denver Egoist)



Sodapix, a swiss stock photo agency, offers a fun online memory game. I would love to have an actual copy of this to play with at home.

And while you are on their site, check out their impressive color search filter feature. After you’ve done a search, click on one of the colored squares to filter the results by overall color. Fantastic.

Type Trumps


Just in time for the Christmastime consumer-fest, Face37 has released Type Trumps. Type Trumps, a play on Top Trumps, is a game in which different typefaces are attributed numerical values. These figures are then used to enable the cards to be won or lost using some of the tried and true Top Trumps rules. This novelty is available at Magma Books.

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Coolest Typographic Holiday Gift of 2008: ABC3D

Want to impress a font lover this holiday season? Get him/her a copy of ABC3D and prepare to be amazed. It’s a pop-up book and a work of art. Hat tip off to Marion Bataille.

Cool Japanese Stuff Now Available in North America


Gizmine is the newly launched gadget website filled with wonderful japanese design. Take the Fukasawa Humidifier for example, or this Balloon Lamp. I’ve just entered design heaven.

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Christoph Niemann : Coffee


How much do I love Christoph Niemann? What a talent! Check out his latest ode to coffee.

(thank you nersh)

Chris Pullman: What I’ve Learned

1 Work on things that matter.
2 Work with people you like and respect.
3 Be nice.
4 Have high standards.
5 Have a sense of humor.
6 Design is not the narrow application of formal skills, it is a way of thinking.
7 Variety is the spice of life.
8 Institutions have a character, just like people do.
9 We’re all in the “understanding business.”
10 You are what you eat.

Chris Pullman: What I’ve Learned

Freitag iPhone sleeve


Just introduced: The new F22 iPhone sleeve by FREITAG features individual roadkill tarp designs, a nifty quick-accept strap (inspired by parachutists) and a nice, velvety lining that automatically cleans your precious. Arguably the next best Swiss invention since Ricola. I like it!

Todd Selby | Photographer


Todd Selby photographs interesting people and their creative spaces. Featured in the above picture is Bobb Bruno. I can’t remember when a photographer’s site has made me linger for this long. I am completely mesmerized by this project and enjoy the glimpses into creative people’s apartments. Hat tip off to Todd Selby.

(thank you karin)

Self Applauding Machine


Laikinglands first product is the Applause Machine, designed by British artist Martin Smith. Just press the button and the Applause Machine enthusiastically claps its hands for you.

Oliver Jeffer’s Lost and Found now animated!


Studio aka has completed a 25-minute film adaptation of Oliver Jeffer’s book Lost And Found. The film, directed by Philip Hunt, will debut on the UK’s Channel Four on Christmas Eve. When Oliver was visiting the studio he showed us snippet. Seeing Oliver’s characters come to life, it doesn’t get much better than that. I can’t wait to get this DVD for Ella.

(thank you rory, via cartonbrew)

steel stillman


Drawings by Steel Stillman. Made me look.

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green gift: 4 Battery Solar Charger


This 4 Battery Solar Charger can charge 4pcs “D”/”C”/”AA”/”AAA” size rechargeable batteries. How wonderful!

Atlantis made out of used plastic bottles


Gayle Chong Kwan brings back the lost city of Atlantis with used plastic bottles.

Akihiro Furuta | Pushing the limits of family portraits


After having seen these hilarious family portraits by Akihiro Furuta, I feel seriously challenged. :)

Magic Pen writes Helvetica


Ahhhh… technology. The geniuses at Plexifilm have spent the past two years developing a Sharpie pen that actually writes in Helvetica! This pen is so experimental that it’s priceless… literally. You can’t buy one, but you can get one free with any Helvetica-related purchase (DVD, T-shirt, etc.). Get your free pen while they last. It’s a great gift for that person in your life with sloppy handwriting…

* Warning: if you are John Downer or Marian Bantjes then the pen will actually write in Helvetica. Otherwise, your results may vary. Do not swallow. Keep away from open flame and co-workers. May cause drowsiness.

made me laugh!

Superhero in a box


Superhero in a box. Made me smile and want to be a 5 year old kid.

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