Thrilled to see that Paper Jam Press started offering some of their designs as T-Shirts.
A short film about the typeface Times New Roman.
How incredibly wonderful are these blue bird woodcut sculpture prints? They are the brainchild of Nic Annette Miller. They are woodcuts printed onto mulberry paper and individually hand-colored, then glued onto 3/4″ thick plywood, sawed out and sanded. Totally hand-made in Brooklyn.
Here’s a beautiful and very private glimpse into the life of Brooklyn based designer and educator James Victore.
Want to see more of James? Watch this 99u talk or check out his work or his Burning Questions YouTube Channel full of advice.
The fine folks of Like Knows Like really know what they’re doing: Check out their other mini documentaries. (They’ve done one on me as well!)
I wouldn’t say no to this Gold Passport Wallet. #wishlisted
Lauren Manning collects Earth Patterns, spectacular satellite images of the planet found on Google Maps. Love this so much.
Fascinating tutorial on how to ‘roll’ your t-shirts in a way that they won’t crease and save space in your suitcase! Taken from this Lifehacker post on The Best Military Tricks to Make Your Daily Life Easier.
These limited edition playing cards designed by Debbie Millman made me look. Taking on every card as an empty canvas, Debbie Millman created 54 intimate works of art. Totally backing this. You?
The refresh cap, by Vittel, pops up a tiny red flag every hour to prompt you to hydrate. When you put the bottle cap back on the bottle the timer automatically begins. So fun!
How beautiful are these Shine Craft Vessels? The 64oz growlers are obviously designed and finished with the craft beer drinker in mind, but I totally want to use these as giant water bottles! They come in so many pretty colors!
Kartoni: A foosball table made entirely from cardboard. Awesome.
Panda’s mission is trying to keep designers and hackers inspired by filtering and delivering the highest quality content in a beautiful and non obtrusive way. Nice!
I am so incredibly excited for my friends at Tinybop: They just released their second iOS app called Plants, a vibrant, interactive diorama of the world’s biomes!
Plants is the second app in Tinybop’s Explorer’s Library. The first, The Human Body, reached the #1 spot on the App Store’s education charts in 143 countries and was named one of the App Store’s Best of 2013. Like the Human Body, Plants is a slow-play app which aims to help kids make connections about the world and prompt big questions. Can’t wait to explore it tonight with my kids!
Buy Plants for $1.99 in iTunes. And most of all, make sure to check out this epic (!) stop animation by Kelli Anderson.
The School of Life printed twenty of their favorite aphorisms for you to buy. Totally ordering a box.
(Aphorisms are short, pithy statements designed to provoke a thrill of recognition at valuable, amusing, dark and perhaps awkward truths.)
Life can be so random and amazing. This makes me so happy.
Totally mesmerized by this animated gif.
My kids *love* taking photos with my iphone, which results in thousands of shots cluttering up my library. KidCam is about to solve that. It’s a brand new photo app for kids that limits the number of photos and videos your kids can take. After the limit is reached, the oldest photo or video will be deleted to make room for any newly snapped photos or videos. But the best part is that it keeps a separate photo roll/library. And as for younger kids tapping a shutter button can be difficult, KidCam gives you the option to tap anywhere on the screen to snap a photo or record a video. And, my son of course, is mostly excited about the monster overlays!
I wouldn’t say no to lounging in this Kate Spade Saturday Hammock.
A few months ago, when Catherine Hoke, founder of Defy Ventures, spoke at CreativeMornings, she asked: “What if you were only known for the worst thing you’ve ever done in your life?” I remember how that question hit me in the gut. It’s a powerful one.
And she has built her calling around that question. She runs Defy Ventures to help ex-convicts get back on their feet, write a new promising chapter of their book. She wants to prove that it is in fact possible for people to make a 180-degree turn, change their habits, and start over! Defy is helping ex-convicts start their own businesses, and giving them a chance to change their path and repave their future.
My studiomates Bas and Hanne were so struck with Catherine’s mission that they offered to help her document and celebrate Defy Ventures graduates, let them tell their stories. And today, Judged.co went live.
Listen to these stories. I know they’ll inspire you too.
Canopy is a design-y way to browse products on Amazon. The beautiful site lets you find and share the most useful and well-designed products Amazon has to offer. Love.
What is Alibaba? It is China’s — and by some measures, the world’s — biggest online commerce company.