Earlier this month, my friend Jen gifted me a beautiful 30min hourglass. It’s a beauty just to look at, but also oh-so-helpful for someone like me who would like to improve focus. I admit, I get easily distracted by the world around me and the always tempting internet.
I now use the hourglass to implement the idea of the Pomodoro Technique. It works! (It’s hard though!)
This sweeper and funnel is a beauty. And yes, it’s crazy to spend $70 on something trivial like this, but it would sure make me happy every time I used it.
These Plant Labels made me laugh.
Leeo is a beautifully designed nightlight that connects to your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Smart!
(via Fast Co. Design)
This keychain made me laugh.
Love the design and message of this UGMONK shirt: Minimize. I might call that the theme of 2015.
The new Tattly Gold Bracelet Set is seriously stunning. Get your gold on!
Every meaningful conversation starts with a good question. Here are 100 to help kick things off. Makes for a great dinner party companion.
Show your support for a free and open internet by buying Tumblr’s Net Neutrality Pin and putting small holes in your shirt. You’ll be making a stand against internet slow lanes and look good doing it. Well done, Dan Blackman!
(I already have one and love it!)
My friend Jen gifted me this stunning Brooklyn made candle yesterday. It’s the design of Andrej Urem, who hand pours them here in the Gowanus area of Brooklyn. He has several designs that interlock, which means you can stack them. Not sure that’s practical but it sure is fun. Check out the entire collection and don’t let yourself deter you from the low-quality photography on his site. The candles are stunning!
I would gladly give this Robot Nutcracker a home.
(photo by Julia Robbs)
I don’t know about you, but I am constantly thinking about my master plan. So, this tote, by Paper Jam Press is absolutely perfect for me. (Also available: Everyday I’m Hustling.)
What started with a few posters has turned into a small empire; wall decals, temporary tattoos and now bags. Well done, Arianna!
This flat, reusable water bottle made me look: It’s memobottle, a slimline, BPA free, dishwasher-friendly, reusable bottle that resembles the size and shape of pieces of paper.
Really lovely canvas messenger bag by See Design Shop. Comes in a huge variety of colors and patterns.
Hashtag garden is a sculpture garden that you can hang on your wall. Think air plants, wood and moss. I have one floating over my computer at work and it makes me smile every time I look at it. Each “Hashtag” garden is an original artwork and hand-made in Los Angeles. Also available are @ symbol, LA, NY and PLAY.
I wouldn’t say no to this Gold Passport Wallet. #wishlisted
These engraved rolling pins made me smile. You can even get one custom made. Oh, the possibilities!
Photojojo now offers Human Sized Prints made on industrial printers typically used for architectural and engineering work. That’s why they call them Engineer Prints. Print your photo in halftone black and white ink on extra-light 20lb bond at a whopping 4 feet wide! Once it’s done it ships free, rolled nice and neat for just $25.
The first time I blogged about the Mason Jar Cocktail Shaker it was a Kickstarter. Now, I see it fore sale in neighborhood stores and it makes me smile. Total hipster shaker, I know…
How lovely is this idea of a vase in the shape of a book to put between books on a bookshelf?
Now your favorite Tweets can become a lasting work of art: Permanent140 immortalizes great Tweets by laser etching them onto wood or metal.
What a fun gift. Two swissmiss thumbs up.
Woah! littleBits just launched a Space Kit, in collaboration with NASA.
littleBits is the LEGO of electronics. It’s a library of electronic modules that snap together with magnets for prototyping, learning, and fun.
I am a fan.