This Keith Haring Stacking Figures Game made me look.
I remember last year, when I had lunch with the wonderfully thoughtful and talented Max Guwanan, who’s aesthetic I deeply admire, and he showed me his latest product prototype. I at first wasn’t sure what I was looking at and he proceeded to explain it’s a light but also a speaker. Fast forward to this week, where he launched Teno, a new kind of speaker and a new kind of light. And most of all, a beautifully sculptural object. Congrats Max, you did it again. First Lumio, now Teno.
The world needs more poetic humans like Tom Lawton. He is the creator of Uplift, a solar-powered sculpture designed to soothe the soul that’s made from waste fishing nets.
I find these Protective Evil Eye Earrings quite charming. They’d probably make anyone I am having a face to face conversation with feel quite uneasy…
A retro-style receiver that plays radio stations from 18 cities around the world. FUN!
Did you know you can get a custom puzzle made with the New York Times Front Page of your choice (since 1851)? Such a fun gift for birthdays and anniversaries!
A 1970s teaching aid designed to teach children about colour mixing. The transparent paddles can be layered up to make new colours. Love!
This glossy white crawl glaze hand-made mug made me look. Oddly beautiful.
This Star Dust Patch Product Description speaks to me: “When life seems difficult, I always remind myself of the bigger picture. And you can’t get much bigger than remembering that everything is made of star dust and star dust is everything.”
Two weeks ago my kids discovered Blinks. The initial excitement was big. And continues. I am in the stage of parenting where I never know what will be a hit with my kids – Blinks is a definite winner.
It too *me* a moment to wrap my head around the idea of Blinks as it is like nothing I have ever seen. My kids of course picked it all up way faster than me. I would describe Blinks as a table-top game from the future.
Each ‘Blink Node’ represents one game and if you decide to play it, it tells the other pieces to get on board and programs them to do so. It all feels quite magical. So, basically, you have multiple board games at your fingertips, and as you add more blinks over time (they continuously come out with new ones) your game library expands.
We haven’t mastered all of them yet, as some of them seem more complex than others. I am thankful for the instructional videos. Show me and I understand. Whenever I have to read game instructions I am lost. Visual learner anyone else?
Anyhow, if you’re going stir crazy at home and want your kids to be entertained and challenged, I can’t recommend Blinks enough.
I got to video-chat-meet the founder Jon Bobrow. He was so kind to give my kids a little intro to Blinks. They loved it and him. What a joy to learn that the people behind the products you love are kind, generous humans. Jon is one of them.
Jon does live-streams on how to play with Blinks at home on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Here’s one.
And here’s the video we watched once we first got our Blinks:
Consider me and my kids a fan.
I was invited for brunch at a friend’s house this past weekend and got introduced to Maple Cream. My life will never be the same. It’s as if a creamy honey and maple sirup had a baby. It’s a sweet, creamy, delicious spread. HEAVEN!
I am so grateful I have people in my life who love spreadsheets, so I don’t have to. I buy them all this hat.
Gah! I have been waiting for *weeks* to share this new Tattly: Kale Tattly by Lara Gastinger. I am pretty sure the entire state of California is freaking out right now.