I just had the pleasure to meet one of the co-founders of Switzerland based Studio Banana. Key Portilla-Kawamura is one of the forces behind the wonderful Ostrich Pillow and now it’s smaller brother the Ostrich Pillow Light, pictured above. These pillows are made in a small town in Spain and revived a dying factory. What is not to love?
Key also gave a CreativeMornings talk in Geneva a year ago. Yay for smart creative people making cool stuff. And yay for the internet connecting us all.
Over lunch today, the mighty Jessica Hische told me about her brand new collaboration with Caja Jewelry! Check out the stunning, typographic LOVE Necklace. Available in silver and gold. Well done, Jessica!
I just discovered this beauty of a simple front loading toolbox over on Best Made Co. With the front loading door you can access all your tools without having to grapple with the top tray. The powder coated toolbox is hand-made, and hand-spot welded using 50+ year methods and machinery in the USA. Bravo.
Gasp! These Airportag Pillows are the perfect gift for the globetrotting friend. (I am so ordering the JFK and HND one)
Cartolina Blooms, a new Tattly temporary tattoo by the wonderfully talented Fiona Richards.
ThePresent is an annual analog clock, displaying the present day, completing one revolution every 365 days. Created by the fine folks of m ss ng p eces. Absolutely love the notion behind this project; more awareness of the present, less hurry. Life’s a gift.
My friend Jen gave me a handmade baby alpaca cuff (like the one pictured above) a few weeks ago and I have been wearing it nonstop. Happy to learn she just launched a small Etsy shop. Yay for handmade with love in Brooklyn!
ps: It’s Jen’s Birthday today! :)
Sugru introduced their first ever sugru kit: It comes in a small tin. Inside you’ll find three packs of sugru (2 for your magnet projects and 1 spare). Below them, nestled in some cleverly cut cardboard, are four fantastic bespoke neodymium magnets. Also included is a great little booklet full of tips and tricks! Those Sugru folks, brilliant, as always! Check out their magnet-kit page for ideas on how to use it.
I just got back from a two-day Tattly country-side retreat where Natalie wore one of these Poler Napsacks pretty much 24/7. Here’s proof. It’s an ingenious invention if you ask me; a wearable sleeping bag. It has zippers at the shoulders, so you can stick your arms out, and a cinch at the bottom so that you can open it up and stick your legs out. Hike it up to your waist, cinch it, and wear it like a puffy coat around the campfire, and then crawl right back into your tent without ever having to leave the warmth of your bag.
Brilliant, right? Napsacks for everyone!
One of my favorite decorative items in our co-working space is the Sailing Ship Kite by Emily Fischer of Haptic Lab. It makes for an amazing, crafty gift.
Love these nerdy love letterpress cards. Especially the one saying “Baby, let’s stay in bed and listen to some NPR”.
Looking for a fun gift that keeps on giving? The Tattly Temporary Tattoo subscription is just the thing. The recipient will receive a custom printed canvas pouch, prefilled with 8 Tattlys. After that, a shipment of 8 Tattlys will be delivered every month for six more months for a total of 56 Tattlys! Get it here!
This subscription will only be for sale during the month of December, so subscribe now if you want to get on board.
Mymo is bringing prsonal monograms back, but with a twist: Mymo cleverly combines any two letters or numbers into a novel 3 dimensional form. From one angle, you see one letter; from another angle, you see the other. Think of it as 3D printed typographic jewelry, based on a custom typeface that Patrick Durgin-Bruce designed specifically for the limitations of 3D printing.
Get your initials (or any other meaningful combination of two letters) as a necklace pendant, keychain or ornament.
If you want them by christmas you got to order them by tomorrow, December 2nd! Hurry! Mymo.is!
55 HI’S launched some beautiful typographic notepads. Perfect stocking stuffer, no?
The New York Coffee Map features over 100 of New York’s best cafes serving specialty coffee. It is printed on high quality recycled paper in a limited edition of 500. Well done, Blue Crow Media.
City of Industry launched another product; the Enamel Paper Airplane Pin. I don’t know about you but I have a major, adorable gift alert going off here!
The Spencer Leather Sleeve for the iPad Mini is a beauty. Winter Session hand-finishes each product in Denver and sources sources the vegetable-tanned leather from the Horween Tannery in Chicago. It’s also available for the big iPad.
(Love Zady’s mission. Zady aims to combat the fast-fashion craze by providing a platform for only those companies that care about timeless style and solid construction.)
Really excited over today’s new Tattly launch. Designed by Lila Symons: To Live To Learn To Love.
Type nerds, check out this Adjustable Clampersand. Brilliant and amazing, right?
Made from recycled paper, rainbow pencils let you create beautiful paper rainbows when you sharpen them. Congrats to the designer Duncan Shotton.
Which one gets your vote? Drink Whiskey or Drink Coffee? Both designs by Will Bryant.