You know what makes me happy? Anything that celebrates analog mail! In this case, this beautiful Enamel Envelope Pin.
What makes me even happier is that this is a personal project by my Tattly Team member Sarah Anderson. She had the idea for the pins, designed them, had them made, set up a site, and boom, she is in business. I love the internets and friends that embrace the opportunities it brings. Yay for side projects!
Team Tattly is giddy over today’s long-awaited launch of the New York City Subway Set. We are working on collaborations with brands we love and we figured, since we are based in NYC, it would be lovely to start with a homage to the beautiful subway signage. If you want to know a bit more about the history of how the signage system came about, AIGA has a great article on this. And if you want to sport a Subway Tattly, head this way.
This is the kind of toy that gets me really excited: Elastic Pattern lets you create mandalas, patterns, geometric shapes. The set includes a wooden base, 13 wooden pegs and an assortment of muticolored rubber elastics. What I love most is that it comes packed inside a small bag for handy transport! Yay for analog toys.
My friends at GNTLM collaborated with Emily of Haptic Lab and created this stunning, limited edition Brooklyn Quilt. Rugged enough to use outdoors, soft enough to use on your bed, and attractive enough to spark a conversation anywhere. The top of the quilt features a hand-stitched map of Brooklyn, while the bottom showcases a strong red, white and blue plaid. Only 50 copies were made. Get it while you can, it just launched.
This handmade waxed canvas lunch bag stands upright and is fixed with an oil-tanned leather strap and brass buckle. All materials are locally sourced and it is being constructed in Asheville, NC. What’s not to love?
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.