Shape Boards by Brooklyn based Bower are equal parts cutting boards and art. The blank side is a cutting board surface, and the painted side is decorative, painted to give the illusion of a 3D geometric shape. They can either hang on your wall of rest on it’s edge. They’re available in different shapes, sizes and types of wood.
Shape Boards are most definitely my favorite find of walking the NYNOW Gift Show yesterday, currently happening in NYC.
From the idea that some of us have everything, Pim de Graaff from The Netherlands created Nothing. His Nothing is a piece of wood with a black finish that reminds people to enjoy everything they already have. Absurdly poetic.
Making of Nothing. Get Nothing.
Michelle Jewell makese these adorable stuffed animals called Finkelsteins.
“One of the first items sold on AuctionWeb (eBay) was a broken laser pointer for $14.83. Astonished, Pierre Omidyar contacted the winning bidder to ask if he understood that the laser pointer was broken. In his responding email, the buyer explained: “I’m a collector of broken laser pointers.”
from the eBay Wikipedia Page
Pour Mason is a pour-over coffee maker attachment made specifically for Mason Jars. Love the old-school look and feel of it. Also, they’re sold out. (womp womp)
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- Did you know Your iPhone Has a Secret Undo Button?
- The .GIFYS are the first ever awards honoring the animated GIF as a medium, social commentary and art form.
- Wow, Swiggle looks interesting.
- The Public Speaker’s Master Toolkit
- Why Aren’t App Designers as Famous as Chefs? (via)
- How the experts use salt in their cooking – and why
- Daytona Beach in the 1950s. Time-travel please.
- Useful via)
- I could spend hours (!) on the Library of Congress Flickr Account.
- Mario Wienerroither takes music videos, strips out all the sound, and then foleys back in sound effects based on what people are doing in the video.: Musicless music videos.
- Facebook Paper. Looks beautiful.
- Doorman, a service that collects packages of all kinds and delivers them to you on demand.
- Woah. TED 2014 speaker list. (via)
- 4 million songs on Spotify have never been played. Not even once. Forgotify.com is changing that.
- LEGO Ghostbusters!
- Have you tried the Waterlogue App yet?
- 7 to-die-for Super Bowl dip recipes for the win. (via)
- Little Love Notes, just in time for Valentines.
- Squarespace is looking to hire a Production Designer.
Quick Fit looks like the perfect app for busy people – based on the 7 Minute Workout popularized by the NYTimes. Download the App or check out the free web version.
Society6 just recently launched Wall Clocks. Available in natural wood, black or white frames, the 10″ diameter unique Wall Clocks feature a plexiglass crystal face and a backside hook for easy hanging. You can choose between black or white hands to match your wall clock frame and art design choice.
This is my current favorite.
Today Fast Company launched the Most Creative People in Business 1000, a resource that defines an influential, diverse group of modern Renaissance men and women across the economy and around the globe.
They’ve dedicated a special section to the MCP 1000 on FastCompany.com and created profile pages for each MCP 1000 honoree, including biographical information, social streams, and an archive of Fast Company articles in which they are mentioned.
Ridiculously excited that I made the list.
The Gap: A new typographic interpretation of Ira Glass’s iconic quote about the creative process created by Daniel Sax.
Peek Calendar just totally caught my attention. As someone who spends *a lot* of time in my calendar, I am craving a more enjoyable interaction, especially when on the go. Peek aims to add a human touch on calendar experience. Consider me intrigued. I’ll download the app.
I just had the pleasure to meet one of the co-founders of Switzerland based Studio Banana. Key Portilla-Kawamura is one of the forces behind the wonderful Ostrich Pillow and now it’s smaller brother the Ostrich Pillow Light, pictured above. These pillows are made in a small town in Spain and revived a dying factory. What is not to love?
Key also gave a CreativeMornings talk in Geneva a year ago. Yay for smart creative people making cool stuff. And yay for the internet connecting us all.
I just discovered the biggest (video) rabbit hole of all time: 5by.com. Consider it your personal concierge, delivering a never-ending stream of well curated video. And the next thing you know, a few hours went by. Yes, it’s that good. (And, it’s free!)
Black Licorice poster by Dana Tanamachi. A beauty.
Stunning study of birds by Dennis Hlynsky.
This is Not a Conspiracy Theory is the first installment of a brand new documentary feature by Kirby Ferguson. You can view the first installment above. Always amazed at Kirby’s skill of connecting the dots.
And I love his experimentation in how a release of a documentary can work. If you want to see the upcoming installments, you’ll have to subscribe. I am all for supporting independent film makers.
I can also highly recommend his Everything is A Remix Series.
Owning a real Calder Mobile or Stabile has been one of my life dreams ever since I can remember. Nothing makes me stop and wonder like his kinetic sculptures made with delicately balanced or suspended components. A girl can dream…
Now this is a ‘Seasonal Vegetables‘ poster I would hang in my house. Designed by Jack Shaw, and screen printed by Salford. Beautiful!
“The successful people we spoke with — in business, entertainment, sports and the arts — all had similar responses when faced with obstacles: they subjected themselves to fairly merciless self-examination that prompted reinvention of their goals and the methods by which they endeavored to achieve them.”
Secret Ingredient for Success, by Camille Sweeney