April 20, 2015


I bet you know people that love tacos. You should buy this for them. I did, and it was worth it.


Thanks, swissmiss.

April 17, 2015

NYT: A Field Guide to the American Sandwich

A love letter to American sandwiches. And now I want a sandwich.

An avocado sandwich with sprouts at the Stand in Laguna Beach, Calif. CreditStuart Palley for The New York Times
There are five main families of sandwich in The New York Times Field Guide.
There are sandwiches made on Kaiser or "hard" rolls.
There are sandwiches made on soft buns.
There are sandwiches made on long hero or sub rolls.
There are sandwiches made on sliced bread.
And there are what we call "singulars," which are those creations on bread that falls outside these other groups but are still vital to the sandwich landscape, like the muffuletta.
A Field Guide to the American Sandwich - NYTimes.com

April 15, 2015

Glass Bunting by Holly Hutchenson Glass.

These caught my eye this morning. So sweet. The mint green is especially lovely. 

Add a bit of color to a drab window or brighten up any wall in a jiffy with the hanging of this sprightly stained glass garland. It's fashioned from handmade glass triangles, finished with silver-toned lead-free solder and hung from a hemp cord. Simply hang 'er up with small nails or hooks, and she's all set. 
Sego Stained Glass Bunting Garland | Holly Hutchenson Glass | Scoutmob Shoppe 

April 08, 2015

National Food Flags.

It's funny to dig and find out how many stories in a Facebook feed are actually recycled from years ago. I saw this in Good's feed this morning – after tracing it back, turns out it's from 2011. Regardless, they're really lovely, so I'm posting them.

These delicious flags were designed for the Sydney International Food Festival 
by the advertising agency WHYBINTBWA.

18 National Flags Made From Food : TwistedSifter

April 03, 2015

Which doll would you rather play with?

If I were a mom, I'd be all over these Tree Change Dolls. (Especially since I've always found Bratz dolls creepy and disturbing.)

Tree Change Dolls are the creation of Tasmanian artist Sonia Singh. Sonia recycles, repairs and upcycles forgotten and discarded dolls. They are given a new down-to-earth style and are soon ready for outdoor adventures. Rescued from landfill these dolls get a second chance at play and a new lease on life.
Tree Change Dolls Tumblr
Tree Change Dolls™ — Our Shop

(via TheLittleThings.com)

April 02, 2015

RugsUSA's Easter rug sale – 75% off + free shipping.

I just bought this 5'x8' rug for my living room. Total cost: $127.

If you need a rug, check out this place soon. I missed out on my first choice because it sold out in one day. (Nope, this isn't a paid blog post – I just love this place.)

RugsUSA.com | Keno Autumn Leaves Green Rug

Hello, weekend? I'm ready.

I clearly did not pace myself properly this week because it should definitely by Friday by now.

(Image via the fabulous UX REACTIONS)

Chocolate Moses.

I know this is just all sorts of wrong, but I LOVE that someone made a Moses out of chocolate.

Chocolate Moses by Bond Street Chocolate – MOUTH

March 06, 2015

Happy Friday, kids!

Scarce posting because my week's been a bit bonkers. Thus – some bonkers GIFs to round out the week.

Hilarious Moving Sewing Pattern GIFs - Andrea's Notebook

(via b3ta.com)

February 19, 2015

Kudos to One Green Planet for good UX.

Is it really necessary for advertisers to take users hostage before allowing a user to get to content? No. One Green Planet has a lovely solution - their ads slide in from the lower right corner and play there, bringing attention to the ad while allowing users to see the content they want to see.

One Green Planet

February 18, 2015

James Baldwin tote to support Harlem Stage.

I'm a big fan of the Out of Print store. (Where else can you get an Isaac Asimov "I, Robot" shirt?) Thus, I have to give them a shout out for this fab James Baldwin promotion benefitting Harlem Stage.

We are pleased to donate $5 for each Go Tell It on the Mountain tote bag sold during February to Harlem Stage. Harlem Stage is a leading New York City performing arts center supporting the work of gifted artists of color.  In partnership with Columbia University School of Arts, New School/Vera List Center for Art and Politics, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and numerous other collaborators, Harlem Stage is presenting The Year of James Baldwin, a 14-month city-wide celebration.
James Baldwin tote to support Harlem Stage – Out of Print

(Special thanks to Carina for bringing Out of Print to my attention last year! Thanks, lady!)

February 17, 2015

Farenheit 451 book cover design by Elizabeth Perez.


Fahrenheit 451 is a novel about a dystopian future where books are outlawed and firemen burn any house that contains them. The story is about suppressing ideas, and about how television destroys interest in reading literature.I wanted to spread the book-burning message to the book itself. The book's spine is screen-printed with a matchbook striking paper surface, so the book itself can be burned.
Elizabeth Perez | Art Direction Design

(via Buzzfeed)

February 09, 2015

Superhero workouts.

I love the graphics for these workouts by Neila Rey. Nice job getting my attention for something I wouldn't normally even notice.

NR || Visual Workouts

(via Blood, Sweat & Cheers)

February 06, 2015

Darcy the Hedgehog.

OMG. No words.

Meet Darcy the Hedgehog | iGNANT.de

(via swissmiss)

Cards Against Humanity’s Private Island.

Everything about Hawaii 2 makes me spectacularly happy. AND I want a sloth card.

We started by Googling, “how to buy a private island.” This told us that it was a) possible to buy a private island, and, b) in our price range. We tried calling some of the people listing their private islands for sale, but they were (as you might guess) crazy.

February 05, 2015

Luis Laplace farmhouse renovation.

If you think the exterior is intriguing, wait 'til you see the interior.

This is not your normal farmhouse renovation in the country. Luis Laplace designed the interiors with an experimental approach, resulting in a dualism of good and bad taste, new and vintage, art and design. 
...The farmhouse is devoted for guests, including artists installing changing exhibitions at the gallery. 
 Farmhouse Artists Studio by Luis Laplace | Trendland

February 04, 2015

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler: This Is How We Will Ensure Net Neutrality | WIRED

This is a GREAT day for us denizens of the internet. An astonishingly passionate stance by the FCC. I'm blown away.

THANK YOU, Mr. Wheeler.

Using this authority, I am submitting to my colleagues the strongest open internet protections ever proposed by the FCC. These enforceable, bright-line rules will ban paid prioritization, and the blocking and throttling of lawful content and services. I propose to fully apply—for the first time ever—those bright-line rules to mobile broadband. My proposal assures the rights of internet users to go where they want, when they want, and the rights of innovators to introduce new products without asking anyone’s permission.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler: This Is How We Will Ensure Net Neutrality | WIRED

Atomic aqua table lamp from CB2.

CB2's new mint collection is really fresh and fab, but this lamp is FANTASTIC. Gorgeous. I may ask my boss for a new desk lamp...

swoop, there it is. Low-profile steel sculpture contours hi-impact. Exaggerated contour of gleaming chrome base is punctuated by bright, oversized disc in fun play of proportions. Mod shade, powdercoated slick aqua with hi-gloss white interior, angles light where you need it.
atomic aqua table lamp | CB2

February 02, 2015

Papier-mâché silver deer head.

One of these days, I really need to get myself a big fake deer head. This would definitely do the trick.

Handmade in Haiti. As part of our collaboration with Port-au-Prince workshop Caribbean Craft, we worked with artisans in Haiti to create this silver-finish stag. Made from recycled materials, it brings a wild side to walls in the most responsible way.
Papier-Mache Animal Sculptures - Silver Deer | West Elm

January 30, 2015

Carry On Cocktail Kit

What a lovely way to bring civility back to cattle class flying – the Carry On Cocktail Kit. Tiny, cute, useful and TSA friendly.

The Carry On Cocktail Kit provides everything you need to mix two proper Old Fashioned cocktails at 30,000 feet. Simply carry on your kit (don't worry, it will make it through security just fine), order a mini-bottle of bourbon, and use the custom combination bar spoon / muddler to mix in the included cane sugar and small-batch bitters.

Itty bitty Apple Mac Classic

It's adorable. And $10. That is all.

RabbitEngineering on Etsy

January 29, 2015

The Vipp Shelter

Wow. Just...wow. Since I'm not a huge fan of being out in the middle of nowhere, I'll just take one of these dropped on top of a building in London, thank you.

The Vipp Shelter is a minimalist prefab concept located in Copenhagen, designed by Danish design company Vipp. A 55 square meter steel object emerges in a rugged landscape framed by naked trees and a silent lake that mirrors in the sky frame window facade. 

(I have to say, though, I'm not a fan of the logo on the top. On a camper or temporary shelter, it wouldn't seem that intrusive, but, somehow, having it on top of a house-like structure seems wrong to me.)

The Vipp Shelter >> iGNANT.de

(Specs are here)

(Thanks to Ryan for this one.)