Hidden Message Necklace


These customizable hidden message necklaces by Beth Macri really put a smile on my face. I first learned about it via Rachel of Story. Today I met a lovely lady at the gift show that was wearing one. Definitely wishlisted.

Sarah Loertscher

sarah loertscher

Stunning geometric ear hoops by Sarah Loertscher. #want

Cities by Night (Silk Scarves)

TRUAX_SLOWFACTORY_SHOT1-310_reUSA by night silk scarves

This image of the USA at night, printed on a silk scarf, is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite in April and October 2012. A brand new creation by Brooklyn based Slowfactory. Also available are New York, London and Paris by night. Lovely!

Everyday I am Hustlin

Everyday I am Hustlin

Thrilled to see that Paper Jam Press started offering some of their designs as T-Shirts.



I am a Designerd. Are you?

Love Necklace

Jessica Hische NecklaceIMG_4260

Over lunch today, the mighty Jessica Hische told me about her brand new collaboration with Caja Jewelry! Check out the stunning, typographic LOVE Necklace. Available in silver and gold. Well done, Jessica!

Living With: OCD

Living With: OCD

The OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) Tee is part of a series of shirts by Living With:, by Dani Balenson aiming to destigmatize mental health through accessible design.

Each shirt is screen-printed with a geometric design that visualizes the behavior patterns of bipolar disorder, depression, OCD, and ADHD. With the design being abstracted, it’s a private-but-public way for the wearer to be empowered and feel good about themselves. Also, $2 of each sale is donated to Active Minds, a fantastic non-profit that’s working to change the mental health conversation on college campuses across the nation.

Designer, Maker, Thinker

Designer Maker Thinker Pin

Quite charmed by these Designer, Maker and Thinker pins by Skinny Vinny.

Body Anatomy Sweatshirt

Sweatshirt - Body Anatomy Science Teacher

Incredibly odd yet fascinating Body Anatomy Sweatshirt.

Enamel Ruler Necklace

Enamel Ruler Necklace

First came the Envelope Pin and now there’s the Enamel Ruler Necklace. Consider me a fan of City of Industry. Can’t wait to see what’s next.

The Blade

The Blade

I have written about the Blade necklace back in March, after I met its designer Njoki Gitahi. I am so happy to share that the Blade Necklace is now available for sale, handcrafted by metalsmith Melissa Hamming. A beauty, right? An no, it’s not sharp!

House Industries + Uniqlo

House Industries + Uniqlo

There’s nothing better than brands you love teaming up and turning up everyone’s dial of awesome to 11. In this case: House Industries + Uniqlo.

Honest Commerce?

honest commerce

I am impressed by the transparent information on manufacturing, price calculation and carbon footprint detail on honest by, a clothing e-commerce site. Take this coat for example: It took 32h to design and took 4 fittings, then 20min cutting time, 68min assembly time, 12min of ironing. The price calculation break down is nothing short of impressive.

I wish I could see this breakdown on clothing brand sites I shop on. It would clearly impact my purchasing decisions. Congrats to Bruno Pieters, founder of honest by for challenging the garment industry to be more transparent.

(by David Rowan)


Slow Factory

Fashionable space nerds unite: Slowfactory sells silk scarves with prints from Nasa’s Hubble images. Yes, totally fantastic and nerdy.

Belly Sesame

Supa Onesie

Belly Sesame makes beautifully graphical Onesies and T-Shirts for little ones.

(via OhJoy)

Professor Clucks


Professor Clucks T-Shirt by Wire & Twine.

I heart Chickens.

Break Dance

Break Dance Not Hearts

Break Dance Not Hearts by Josh Reichlin.

Cotton Bureau is a new service that takes the pain out of t-shirts for designers. Designers can submit a shirt design, and if CB likes it they put it on the site. If at least 25 people people pre-order, the shirt will go to press. Cotton Bureau handles all the printing malarky, and they split the profits with the designer, fair and square.

(Thanks Matt)

Full Moon

Full Moon Kids Tshirt

A Full Moon Kids’ T-shirt, handprinted in Brooklyn. What’s not to love?

Map of the World Skirt

map of the world skirt

While attending the most recent 99u conference I couldn’t help but notice my friend Anne’s fantastic Map of the world Skirt. It’s such a gem, I wish they would offer better product photos on their site, it doesn’t do the awesomeness of the skirt justice.

Wireframe Tee

wireframe tee

Wireframe Tee: Hierarchy, flow, function, space.

Converse + Marimekko

marimekko converse

Converse teamed up with Marimekko: A match made in heaven!

Foldable Japanese Rubber Boots

Foldable Japanese Rubber Boots

Not sure why I would need foldable rubber boots, but I am intrigued.

The Blade

The Blade

I gave a small presentation at Yale Art School yesterday and after the event I had the pleasure to meet Njoki Gitahi. She introduced herself and handed me a gift, the above necklace. I was a bit speechless. She made it!

I told her to put it up on her site and take orders asap! So, if you agree with me, and think that she needs to put The Blade in production, let her know!

(And no worries, it doesn’t have sharp edges!)

Dress Responsively

This T-Shirt celebrating responsive web design made me chuckle. Don’t know what RWD is? Here.

(Thanks Nate)