I am a bit notebooked-out these days, but DODOnotes totally nailed it: It brilliantly marries the iPhone with the analog notebook. My compliments to DODOcase and Mohawk for this wonderful collaboration! Get DODOnotes for iphone 4 or 5.
Zoobean helps parents find books that children can identify with (character background, age) or fits specific circumstances (bullying, death & loss, holidays, etc.). So, for instance, if you want to find a book about self-esteem that features African-American characters for a 4 year old, you can.
(thank you Matt!)
These leather card cases are beautiful. I would definitely use these to give my business cards a home.
I absolutely love this old-school ruler growth chart by Little River Designs.
IKEA came out with this incredibly adorable cardboard kids market stand. It’s a mere $15. Imagine the fun to be had.
A typeface made out of cats? I am not even a cat person but this is making my head explode: Helveticat. Congrats to Bethany Lesko, the designer.
An adaptation of classic hotel key tags, these “GoodLife” tags are available in five different mottos – simple reminders for a good life. Lovely.
I gave a small presentation at Yale Art School yesterday and after the event I had the pleasure to meet Njoki Gitahi. She introduced herself and handed me a gift, the above necklace. I was a bit speechless. She made it!
(And no worries, it doesn’t have sharp edges!)
This is definitely not your usual looking bottle opener. It’s the hipster of all bottle openers. Congrats to the designer Brendan Ravenhill. My favorite feature is the magnet that lets you keep the opener attached to your fridge door, ready to tackle the next bottle. All kinds of smart.
In a sea of possibility it can be hard to choose. Just remember, there’s no wrong answer: You Can Get with This, Or You Can Get with That.
Paper Jam Press posters are hand-pulled through a Vandercook letterpress, set with turn-of-the-century gothic wood type. Each poster comes out just a little bit different, and Arianna Orland likes it that way. We do too.
(You can also get some of her posters as Tattly)
This German Vintage Rubber Stamp Set from the 70s is full of wooden stamps, each one being a geometric shape and painted in a solid colour. #wishlisted
For the past 6 months I have been using a Dopper Water Bottle. It has two different openings which really come in handy: I use the big one for filing the bottle and the small one to drinking from it. It’s super leight weight and thin enough to easily fit in my bag.
The Dopper is produced with a zero net footprint and is BPA-free. Your bottle is dishwasher-safe (up to 65 °C / 149 °F) and can easily be cleaned with a dishwashing brush.
The best part: Part of Dopper’s proceeds is put toward water projects in the developing country of Nepal, through the Dopper Foundation. Wells are being sunk and sewer systems and clean sanitary facilities are being installed by local contractors, thanks to your Dopper. To realize this, the Dopper Foundation has teamed up with Simavi and its local partners. Simavi devotes extra attention to mothers, because they play a key role in the health of their families.