Toca Lab

I am a huge fan of Toca Boca apps and always get excited when a new one is about to launch. I am counting the minutes until Toca Lab launches tomorrow. Toca Lab lets you explore the colorful and electrifying world of science and meet all 118 of the elements from the periodic table.

Chair Hoodie

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I wouldn’t mind having one of these chair hoodies here at Studiomates to send a signal when I need some time to focus, a time with no interruptions. They are by Bernotat & Co.

Print All Over Me

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Print All Over Me offers hats, scarves, totes, pillows etc for you to print all over. In addition to ordering your own unique pieces, you may also sell your designs on their site, and receive 20% of every sale.

All pieces are made to order and take 2-3 weeks for delivery. Interesting tidbit on their site: “Print All Over employees are full-time, receive full health care coverage, and make at least four times a fair wage. Our design studio is based in the Flatiron district of New York.”

Definitely giving this a try!

(via Kate)

Creativity

“You can’t teach creativity; all you can do is let it blossom, and it blossoms in play.”
- Kyung-Hee Kim

The play deficit, by Peter Gray. If you’re a parent, please read this.

(Via Tinybop)

Forever Pillow

I find the Forever Pillow brilliant and hilarious at the same time. I’d use it.

Madesum

Madesum

To all of you serial collaborators out there: Madesum is a friendly way to keep track of things you’ve been working on and together with whom. You simply post/showcase things you’re proud of and link that thing to everyone you’ve been working together with. Really lovely idea.

VW Campervan Children’s Play Tent

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How incredibly retro cool is this VW Campervan Children’s Play Tent? The best part; it pops up and packs down into a spare wheel carry case.

Mymo: 3D Printed Typographic Jewelry

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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!

Spencer Mini iPad Sleeve

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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.)

White Apple

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Thinking about putting a White Apple next to my Apple.

Honey Bees detecting Cancer

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Portuguese designer Susana Soares has developed a device for detecting cancer and other serious diseases using trained bees. Truly fascinating! Read more over on dezeen.

(Thanks Barbara)

The Bluelace Project

The fine folks behind Flint and Tinder are currently running a Kickstarter campaign that I couldn’t be more excited about: The Bluelace Project is trying to proof to US retailers that customers do in fact care about domestically produced goods.

Lacing up blue lets retailers know that you’re willing to give a second look to domestically produced products. Lacing up blue lets American manufacturers — the men and women fighting to innovate and bring better-built products to market at a time when their competitors undercut them by cutting corners abroad — know you appreciate the war they’re fighting daily.

YES!

Pencil Stylus

The folks behind the wonderful Paper app just launched their very own stylus called Pencil. Looks stunning!

Clampersand

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Type nerds, check out this Adjustable Clampersand. Brilliant and amazing, right?

(Thanks Allan)

Freitag Tough Business Bags

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In this wonderfully absurd product video Freitag introduces their F301 Moss and F302 Roy tough Business Bags. Definitely made me smile.

As if that wasn’t enough, this takes product videos to a whole new level:

Nothing beats the durability of a Freitag bag. I own 4 and one of them is 14 (!) years old and still going strong. And I will now add the F302 ROY on my wish list for santa this year.

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Timelapse

DIWire Bender

Pensa’s DIWire Bender transforms drawn curves into bent wire that can be assembled to make just about anything. #Want

Geometric Wooden Ornament

Geometric Wooden Ornament

How beautiful is this Geometric Wooden Holiday Ornamet by FlaneursPocket?

Pegboard Shelving

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I am dreaming of an entire wall in my studio set up with this pegboard shelving system. Made by the Hornsby Berowra Men’s Shed, discovered over on Apartment Diet.

See The Beauty of Math

This video by Yann Pineill & Nicolas Lefaucheux is stunning. It powerfully illustrates the beauty of math, even if you don’t understand math. Make sure to watch fullscreen!

(via this FastCo article)

NEW: Tattly Cards

Tattly Cards

Today is the Day where I can finally announce our newest Tattly project: Tattly Cards: One Real Card, One Fake Tattoo. Our new stationery line is letterpress printed and includes a single matching Tattly Temporary Tattoo! A happy greeting and fun gift wrapped into one!

And just like Tattlys, our cards are made and printed in the USA, by no other than Mama’s Sauce. What do you think?

I am excited. YAY!

New Oliver Jeffers World Map

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Oliver Jeffers recently launched an updated version of his wonderful World Map. Oliver drew the original map with pencil on paper and reproduced it on beautiful double-weight paper with a self healing natural cork backing for you to easily push pins into. Each print is signed by Oliver, embossed with an exclusive seal and mailed in a tube to ensure it arrives in the very best condition. Cool, right?

Flea Bag

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I noticed a lady on our office floor today with one of these stunning bags. It’s a Flea Bag. Thanks to Google I now know that Fleabags are the brainchild of Brooklyn based Shira Entis and Alex Bell. All of their bags are made with organic and vintage materials, vegetable-tanned and re-purposed leathers, and sourced in the USA. Consider me a fan!

Custom Leather Luggage Tag

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Custom leather luggage tag by Owen and Fred. Supercool.