Hand Carved Pencil Case Objects

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London-based sculptor and illustrator Camille Barnard created these wooden, hand-carved Pencil Case Items, transforming the seemingly mundane into sculptural objects. Absolutely love this.

(G would approve of the drill)

Money

“Don’t do it for the money.
Don’t do it for no money.”
— Oliver Reichenstein

(via Sawyer’s CreativeMornings profile)

Dragdis

Dragdis allows you to easily collect images, texts, links or videos to your private folders or post directly to Facebook, Twitter & (soon to come) Tumblr, Dropbox, Pinterest etc. Interesting!

Luckey Climbers

Luckey Climbers

A Luckey Climber is a three dimensional sculpture designed for children to climb on.

Made of bent plywood platforms that are suspended by steel pipes and cables, climbers are visually elegant works of art that are also part jungle gym and once alive with children they become what Thomas Luckey called “fountains of children.“

Absolutely love this.

(Also, made me think of this episode…)

Drip Maple Syrup

Drip Maple syrup

The beautifully minimal Drip Maple site and Maple Syrup packaging stopped me in my tracks. Refreshingly modern.

Beyond Reason

“There is no why. We are. Life is beyond reason.”
- George Lucas

George Lucas on the Meaning of Life

Freitag R521 Coolidge

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I am absolutely loving this latest FREITAG truck tarp backpack design called R521 COOLIDGE. It features a compartment with a padded base for a 15″ MacBook, a zippered outer pocket on the flap. and an adjustable cover flap for more volume.

Also, team FREITAG totally wins at product video:

Friday Link Pack

Brandon Doman founded a very special storytelling initiative called “The Strangers Project”.

- A hidden feature in YouTube lets you stream an unlimited amount of music.

- Scroll down. Colorgasm by Nina Geometrieva.

- World Food Clock.

- A utensil holder made out of LEGOs.

- After having seen the LEGO movie I can’t get the Everything is Awesome song out of my head. Unhear it is the cure for moments like this. They’re using the latest in reverse-auditory-melodic-unstickification technology,that allows users to “unhear” songs by hearing equally catchy songs. Made me smile.

- My four year old would TOTALLY approve of these Batman Fight Sounds Pencils.

- Excellent read: How to get a busy person to respond to your email.

- Poncho is your very personal weather forecast.

- Good advice from Mary Phillips-Sandy on what to do if you love New York but it’s bringing you down.

- This List Proves You’re Never Too Old To Do Something Amazing

- UPSTANDING is an affordable flat-pack desk accessory that turns your existing desk or table into a customizable standing desk.

- I am so excited about this news: H&M’s COS line is coming to America

- Love Ever After – Portraits of Couples Who’ve Been Together Over 50 years

- How to be a balanced giver.

- Doug Johnston makes beautiful Bags

- Why We Rescue is a yearlong story-telling documentary highlighting how pets transform our lives for the better.

- Happiness makes people work harder.

- Love these Pantone Cups.

- Are you a certified arse? Take the test. (via)

- These 3D printed models of Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests make me happy.

- This week I got to meet the fine men behind Invitation Annual, a truly thoughtful lifestyle magazine celebrating the human spirit of creative types.

- I wish I was in town for this Design and Violence Debate I at the Museum Modern Art, organized by Paola Antonelli.

- Bamboo HR is looking to hire a Senior UX Designer.

- This week team Tattly launched Cutie Tattootie, tattooable dolls, in collaboration with North American Bear Co.

- Japanese manhole covers are something else.

Bow Rubber Band

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This Bow Rubber Band by Japanese designer Yu Asou made me smile.

Part of Being Human

“Stop thinking of art as an activity totally separate from the human activity; but rather as a part of being human and part of life that is intrinsic, not as a separate event.”
- Milton Glaser

Bookman Cup Holder

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This Swedish Bike Cup Holder made me look: Open the spring by pressing the rings together, place it on the handlebar and let go. The cup holder clamps down on the handlebars and sits firmly in place never losing grip even during rides over bumps and potholes.

Charity Ball

Ethan King is an inspiring 14 year old. At 10 he started Charity Ball to execute his vision of giving away soccer balls to kids in need. He has since given 4,000+ balls away. Humbling.

Happiness

Happiness quote

Solur Tennis Trainer

Solur Tennis Trainer

IKEA is helping my Tennis withrawals with this Solur Tennis Trainer. I can hit the ball alone, one some big open space, no wall or partner needed. Yes!

Superman with a GoPro

What if Superman was wearing a GoPro Camera? Made me smile. My Superman obsessed son will totally approve.

(via)

Caps

Caps

This post is yet another perfect example why I love Melissa Easton’s blog. Who else would ask themselves “How many caps does a single household possess?

The Story of Maggie Doyne

Please, do yourself a favor, watch the inspiring story of Maggie Doyne, founder of the Blink Now Foundation. I had the honor to meet Maggie last week. I have never been more impressed by a young woman. Ever.

Maggie and her children deserve our support.

Haibara Letter Sets

Haibara Letter Sets

How stunning is this letter writing set by HAIBARA? The coloured rims are done by woodblock prints on washi papers. Also comes in light blue. Totally wishlisting this one.

All-In-One Kitchen Tool Set

All-In-One Kitchen Tool Set

This bottle looking device by Bin Akebono combines eight (!) kitchen essentials in one clever kit. An ideal gift for anyone living in tight spaces. The set includes a funnel, a lemon juicer, a spice grater, an egg masher, a cheese grater, a lid grip for loosening stubborn jar tops, an egg separator, and a 1 1/4 measuring cup. Seriously cool.

Made In The Future

Made in the Future is an effort to capture IDEO’s musings about what a not-so-distant tomorrow might look like. They broke their findings into five themes: Meaning Economy, Outer Skills, Making Exchanges, Raw Systems and New Matter.

Some fascinating food for thought.

(via Kary)

Bob Burnquist’s Floating Skate Ramp

Pro skateboarder and mega ramp rider Bob Burnquist created a floating skate ramp in Lake Tahoe. This is amazing.

♥ / Modern Handmade Glass Lighting by Hennepin Made

A big thank you to Hennepin for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

Hennepin Made is launching their Parallel Series lighting collection. Each piece is hand made from blown glass and spun aluminum in their Minneapolis studio. Over the next two months they will be releasing new pendant light and chandelier designs weekly in conjunction with their 30 Lights/60 Days giveaway.

For more check out hennepinmade.com

Mario The Magician

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A few weeks before my son turned four, he expressed the wish of having a magician at his party. We had Looney Louie the year before, so I felt challenged to find a new magician. So, down I went a Google rabbit hole. Let me tell you, there are *a lot* of frightening magician websites out there. (someone’s gotta tell them about Squarespace) And then, I stumbled on Mario.

My son’s magician dreams came true when Mario showed up at our house on February 14th. He was fantastic, a magician at heart. Magic is his labor of love and it shines through in his performance.

I’ve learned that in addition to the hundreds of private performances he does every year, he is involved in a publication of a children’s magic card tricks book for Barnes & Noble and is performing for Lincoln Center. I am not surprised by his Magician success.

In 2012, filmmaker Kal created a short film about Mario, entitled Building Magic. In August of 2013, a successful Kickstarter campaign secured funding to extend Building Magic into a feature length film. Filming is currently underway, and the film is expected to be complete and ready for the film festival circuit in 2014. Here’s the trailer:

If you’re ever thinking of hiring a magician in NYC, consider Mario. Tilo and Ella couldn’t stop talking about his performance. And look at me, I am writing about it. He’s truly magic.

Ballad of a WiFi Hero

An animated adaptation of the famed McSweeney’s Internet Tendency piece, “In Which I Fix My Girlfriend’s Grandparents’ WiFi and Am Hailed as a Conquering Hero,” by Mike Lacher.

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