Friday, February 26, 2010

Don't Stop Believin Tshirt

The phrase ‘Don't Stop Believin’’ derives from the hugely influential song title by Journey. Its cultural significance has been repeatedly manifested by its use as the theme tune for The Chicago White Sox during the 2006 World Series, and more recently as the closing music to the memorably successful ‘Sopranos’ series. The vintage Caslon—style typeface, with its uplifting yet heavy quality, concomitant with its swashes, lends itself to this heightened cultural dynamic.

Type Trumps

After the hugely successful Type Trumps comes the much awaited sequel — Type Trumps 2 — 30 new designs showing different typefaces being assigned numerical values.

Type Trumps, a play on Top Trumps, uses figures to enable the cards to be won or lost using some of the tried and tested 'Top Trumps' rules. The Type Trumps have a 'ranking', which is a subjectively ascribed positional value based on my personal favorites. {via}

Rebranding the Swedish Armed Forces

A project group of Hyper Island – Robbin Ingvarsson, Fredrik Holmberg, Kristina Herngren, Anke Buchta, Simon Schlüter and Waldemar Wegelin- rebranded the Swedish Armed Forces. They turned the usual function of camouflage around and used one of the basic shapes of geometry, the triangle, to create a new type of camouflage that is all about showing yourself. The goal is to reflect the diversity with the Armed Forces.

The focus for Swedish Army is peacekeeping abroad. In order to fulfill their missions they want to attract new talent – brain rather than muscles.

The challenge of the re-brand was to change the Swedish Armed Forces from a traditional defensive institute into a modern employer. {via}

Mash Creative Calendar

Mash Creative has designed an A1 calendar poster in a limited edition of 100. These gorgeous posters are lithographs printed in two colors on 170gsm Cyclus offset with a 60% cyan shiner to achieve an extra rich black. Each poster is hand numbered and signed by the designer and is available for purchase at Counter-Object. {via}

Stormy weather necklace

Embrace the clouds, they are your friend. {via}

creepy vases with little hands

These ceramic vessels and objects from Barcelona-based studio KRASZNAI are totally creeptastic!

Messenger bags made from old life vests

It would be neat if the life vests were still functional; you could take this bag with on an airplane ride. {via}

Floppy disc pillow

Here is something very endearing about this smiling floppy disc with rosy cheeks. It's $18. Thank you Alex.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Adobe Photoshop Cookbook

A video made in stopmotion for competition AdobeYouGC. The simulation of a tutorial which shows how to make butter cookies with the new Adobe Photoshop Cook! {via}

Garden in A postcard

Check out this gift/greeting card. It’s a simple pop-out card that turns into a mini living garden. Instructions and seeds are included, so all that’s needed is a little water and sunlight. Within a couple of days your recipient will have their own mini garden.
Designed and produced by A Studio for Design
Choose from the three designs available: Allotment, City or Botanical


more desire

A Guide Magazine

A Guide Magazine is devoted to the quality and power of creativity, searching for pioneers and protagonists well beyond current lifestyle trends. The magazine centers on historical as well as on present day success stories of creative minds and companies that have evolved over generations. The common denominator is the combination of tradition and innovation, of passed-on knowledge and contemporary interpretation, of entrepreneurial spirit and grown (family) structures.
The magazine not only stands for creative contents but also for an innovative concept in the form of a magazine-in-a-magazine product. Every issue contains a removable city guide, exploring the top spots of a city or region.

Hermès Leica M7

Drool worthy, the Hermès Leica M7 is a limited edition release with exquisite leather finishes applied by Hermès. The body and the carrying strap of the camera are made in Swift calfskin, a drummed leather with extreme suppleness. Connoisseurs of pieces that are extraordinary in both quality and style may choose between two eye-catching varieties in “étoupe” and “orange”. Only 100 cameras are available in each of the two leather colors. {via}

Sunday, February 21, 2010

pencils without wooden dress

The set of three solid graphite pencils that do without the typical wooden dress, and a sharpener in the name of the promising sounds Grenade is perfect for those who attach importance to understatement and quality. The pins are contained in three different grades of hardness and are thus not only as a writing instrument. The fact that the pencil sharpener brass bears his name correctly, it becomes immediately apparent when you have kept the one small tool in the hand.


Set of 9 plastic lids that turns your can into usable objects. Designed by Jack Bresnahan.


A two way toothpaste, ideal for those who get angry with their partner for squeezing the toothpaste from the front. Simply open the other end and squeeze from the back as demonstrated below. Also quite useful for getting the last of the paste out of the bottom.’ Idea by Dominic Wilcox.

Keep tracks of your mouse

Track your mouse activity on your computer, available for Mac and PC. By Anatoly Zenkov.

tiny bear head vase

Tiny bear head vase! cute little bear that is even cuter with tiny flowers picked from your garden.
Buy it here.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Fantastic work by Jesse Brown

Jesse Brown is a multidisciplinary visual artist based in Seattle, Wa.
His work has been exhibited at galleries in Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Chicago, New York, Tokyo, Berlin, London and Paris.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Missing Sock Bucket

Canvas bucket as a place to store those lonely socks that make it out of the dryer without their partner. On sale here.

San Francisco's neighborhoods made with love and paper

Three dimensional posters by Chloé Fleury depicts a SF neighborhood with colorful, hand cut and assembled buildings and land marks. Cute!

Vintage Soap Packaging

Amazing vintage packaging. {via}

Staple Art

Staple art by French artist Baptiste Debombourg.
Presentation: On Wall
Elements: 35 000 staples
Dimensions: 2,7x2,5m
Realization time: 75 hours

Message-in-a-Cookie Cutters

Create personalized cookies for Valentine’s Day, birthdays and other notable occasions using our cutters in scalloped-rectangle, heart and star shapes. Customize the cutters by sliding in letters or premade words to form a name or message. When you press the cutter into the dough, your lettering is imprinted on the cookie. The set includes three cutters, seven premade words (Welcome, Happy, Birthday, Holidays, Thank You, From, I Love You), three sets of alphabet letters (plus extras of vowels and other commonly used letters) and a dishwasher-safe mesh bag for easy cleaning and storing. Hand-wash. 3 3/4"–4 1/4" wide. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

brick lamp

"The design of brick lamp is based on my perception of sunlight. The concept is to make people aware of the moment of concealing and revealing light. Side facets, used as handles, also direct the light when in upright position." HC Wang Design

Friday, February 12, 2010


Out of Print

Out of Print “celebrates the world’s great est stories through fashion”.

The Birds and the Beasts

The Birds and the Beasts shop sells illus trated and typo graphic cards, prints and other paper goods. These posters are particularly fun.

Malfi iPhone Skin

FriendsWithYou has collaborated with the fantastic forces at Mimoco and Infectious to create an amazing line of iPhone skins made especially for you! Buy it here.

“Scrap Drives”

Matt Ritchie, a graphic designer working out of New Hampshire, has developed a product called “Scrap Drives” in an effort to raise awareness regarding the current process of manufacturing, and recycling, USB flash drives. The project stems from Ritchie’s research into the life cycle of ‘throw-away’ technology such as flash drives; finding a void in terms of both innovation and design, he generated this product line. The drives are handcrafted out of recycled materials, with their exterior casings and packaging using 100% naturally sourced products.

Trojan Condoms Package Redesign

Maia O. Albers, a graphic designer working out of Savannah, Georgia, has designed a discreet and highly stylized packaging solution to a product calling out for discretion: Trojan Condoms.