How to Light a Match With a Rubber Band and Another Match

Mr. Gear demonstrates a technique for lighting a match using a rubber band and another match.

Nose Bandana

Nose Bandana

This quirky Nose Bandana made me think of my dad who was known for alway carrying a real fabric handkerchief in his pocket. Made me smile.

Dyson Blow Dryer

Now look at that! Dyson has come out with a hair dryer. Looks fancy. My friend Sally put it right: If it sucks or blows, you know Dyson’s redesigning it. You can get one by dropping $400! Uhm. Yeah.

Zero Talent Required

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So good: 10 things that require no talent or luck.

(via Jocelyn)

Elephant Tantrums

Elephant Tantrums

Who knew baby elephants have temper tantrums too? Reminds me of when my son had his silent epic meltdowns and I documented them over in itshardbeingtwo.com.

(thanks C.A. Vulliamy)

Know Yourself Prompt Cards

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These Know Yourself Cards by The School of Life are going to help you understand who you really are: what you want, how you feel and why you react as you do. A lack of self-knowledge can be trouble, for it makes us get into the wrong relationships, pick unsatisfactory jobs or spend money unwisely. As Socrates said: ‘Know Yourself’.

How to Wrap Cheese

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While visiting my friend in Charlottesville last week I noticed her wrapping her cheese in this super design-y Cheese Storage Paper by Formaticum. The two-ply paper allows cheese to breathe while maintaining optimal humidity preventing the cheese from drying out. Love that they include a video on how to perfectly wrap your cheese on their product page:

Respect your cheese!

Velocipedia

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Seems like most people have a hard time remembering how a bike is made, when asked to draw one. Some get close, some actually nail it perfectly, but most end up drawing something that is pretty far off from a regular men’s bicycle. Gianluca Gimini collected hundreds of these drawings and then turned them into 3D renderings. So refreshing! Love this project.

(Thanks Dominie)

Tinybop | Infinite Arcade

Team Tinybop did it again. They just launched Infinite Arcade and it’s blowing my mind! It basically allows you (or your little ones, of course) to create your own Arcade games. Start out with a classic game to build on and then add building blocks like hot lava, disco bricks, crystal, trampoline tiles etc. And, the best part: you can design your own characters. I know what I am doing this weekend! Get the game!

Small Steps Are Giant Leaps

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This touching father-son photo project made my heart melt a bit: Aaron Sheldon documents his four year old son as he discovers the world wearing an astronaut helmet. The helmet symbolizing how astronauts are brave and face their fears, this little four year old braves and discovers the world astronaut style.

Sheldon is turning the series into a photo book. Get a copy by backing his Kickstarter.

One Of Many / Austin

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My friend Wesley just launched his 10th visual essay in his One of Many series. This time highlighting the Austin creative community. So proud of him and how he is running with this project. So much respect!

Misplaced New York

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The Misplaced Series by Anton Repponen removes notable New York buildings from their surroundings and “misplaces” them in desolate landscapes around the world. LOVE!

(via Kottke)

American Modern Cup + Saucer

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There is something incredibly elegant and beautiful about this American modern cup and saucer. Originally introduced in 1939 and designed by Russel Wright, this line is handcrafted exclusively by Bauer Pottery in Southern California.

David Shrigley: About the Artist

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New Seymour Chwast Book Protests 5,000 Years of War

Design icon Seymour Chwast has used his art to battle war since 1957. His new antiwar book features 70 pages of original illustrations.

Seymour Chwast is a design legend. As co-founder with Milton Glaser of Push Pin Studios, he led a revolution in graphic design in the 1960s and ’70s, producing bold, vibrant work that pushed the limits of nearly every visual medium.

Now, he turns his pen and sketchpad toward creating a new book on a subject that has been a personal obsession for nearly six decades: the fight against war, humankind’s never-ending scourge. Definitely supporting this Kickstarter!

Sketching New York City Subway Stations

Philip Coppola is a man who loves New York’s subway stations so much that he’s spent the last 38 years sketching them in glorious detail with just a ball point pen. I admire this man’s patience and being in it for the long haul. We need more of this.

Bacon Roses

This Bouquet of Bacon Roses would win my heart. Immediately.

Titanic Sink in Real Time

The above video lets you watch the sinking of the Titanic in real time. According to the web site Titanic Facts, the ship sank in two hours and 40 minutes in 1912. And that’s precisely how long things take to unfold in the video above. Wow.

(via Open Culture)

Wall Typography

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If you like type and bold colors you’ll love this Instagram account.

(via CreativeMornings)

Scented Tattly – The Perennial Set

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I can barely contain my excitement over the launch of Tattly’s first scented tattoos. The Perennial Set launched yesterday, featuring sumptuous florals by French watercolor artist Vincent Jeannerot.

Their unique fragrance was created in collaboration with Agilex Fragrances, and includes notes of Dewy Fuchsia Petals, Pink Poppies, Ylang Ylang, and Poplar Wood. Next time, instead of a bouquet of flowers for that special someone, bring a Perennial Set instead.

Work at a fragrance house or beauty company? We also do custom tattoos with fragrance.

The perennial set

Color Me Book

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Color Me Book turns your photos into a personalized 5 page coloring book. Fun!

(via Producthunt)

Magnetic House Numbers

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Not sure why you’d want your house numbers to be magnetic but I like the look of these.

Lay-n-Go Cosmo

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This cosmetics mat cinches closet into a travel-ready clutch. Seems quite practical.

Confetti Sweatshirt

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I believe in confetti. I would rock this Confetti Sweatshirt. No doubt.