January 21, 2015

Dessa || Sound The Bells (Official Video)

Dessa's 2010 release, A Badly Broken Code, is definitely one of my Desert Island Discs. Her newly released video for "Sound the Bells" just fans the fires of my admiration for her.

The song, foretelling a shipwreck, is augmented by images of underwater sculptures by English sculptor, Jason deCaires Taylor, located off Isla Mujeres, on the Yucatan Peninsula. Stunning.

Here's the premiere of Dessa's new music video where she swims among underwater statues | Public Radio International

January 08, 2015


Oh, Pentagram. You make good stuff.
(These are excerpts from their 2014 holiday card.)

The card's design is basic in contrast with the phrases and language it denounces. They've posted some images on their Flickr page, so flip through the seven verses - a cross between a Dr. Seuss book and a De La Soul track - and try to forget the time you used the word 'creovation' at the dinner table. – Veer: The Skinny

Pentagram: Gamechanger intro | Flickr 

January 06, 2015

Gramovox Bluetooth Gramophone

 Such a lovely design.

Introducing the Gramovox Bluetooth Gramophone. Our bold design and vintage sound are inspired by 1920s horn speakers. Its form and function are a marriage of vintage and modern aesthetics— producing a timeless piece that allows you to stream nostalgia.

Gramovox Bluetooth Gramophone (via InsideHook)

December 10, 2014

The Little Prince looks REALLY good.

The domestic trailer hasn't been released yet but this French trailer had, and as you can see actual pages from the 1943 work The Little Prince in the trailer. And the actual "in the book" scenes are gorgeous. Can't wait to see where this goes; we did not expect this visual twist. 
io9: Little Prince Trailer Is Stunning And Not What We Expected

December 02, 2014

10 free holiday photo cards from tinyprints.

This is pretty cool. Their card designs are quite lovely, and there are a ton of options, but they're muy expensive. So 10 free cards? ACE. 

(I just ordered my free 10, and they gave me the URL below to pass along to friends and family for 10 free cards. Enjoy! Please let me know if it doesn't work.)

Tiny Prints |  Home Decor, Invitations, Announcements, Photo Gifts and Cards

GOOD DEAL: SnapBox - framed photos, super cheap

After seeing the SnapBox's prices, I went berserk last night and got about a dozen of my photos framed. Framed prints start at $11.99 for an 8×8 (BEFORE sales discounts!).

What they lack in frame style options (one style, black or white), they more than make up for in size and other product options.

I will finally have a photo gallery wall. Yay. *happy sigh*

SnapBox: Creative Photo Prints and Gifts


December 01, 2014

To Write Love on Her Arms merchandise

These would make wonderful gifts – and support an organization that works to remove the stigma from mental health issues and offer hope to those who are suffering.

Reblog print - $14

Hopeful Throwback Sweatshirt - $35.00
Over the years, TWLOHA has become much more than a blog and a T-shirt.
Through musician support, tours, and social media, the message of hope
and help has reached an audience broader than we could have ever
anticipated. We’ve expanded from a computer screen to conferences,
campuses, programs, and events around the country and the world, where
we challenge the stigma and stereotypes that have surrounded mental
health issues for so long. And we’re investing into treatment and
recovery, offering financial support to organizations, centers, and
individuals laboring in the priceless work of healing.
Official Online Store - To Write Love on Her Arms

November 24, 2014

Elizabeth Gadd Photography

It's hard to believe Elizabeth Gadd is only 21 years old and self-taught. Her photos are remarkable and genuinely mesmerizing. Prints start at $45, making her photography a surprisingly affordable investment. Really lovely.

Be Still by Elizabeth Gadd

Graceful Divergence by Elizabeth Gadd

Press Onward by Elizabeth Gadd

Conforming Beauty by Elizabeth Gadd

Shop — Elizabeth Gadd Photography

(via Bored Panda)

Find Joy dish.

A simple reminder.

A sweet reminder to focus on the good things in life, this small porcelain dish from MB Art Studios in Texas is a perfect catch-all for an end table or countertop.

Find Joy Dish | Decorations | Holiday

November 19, 2014

The Wendy Darling Sailing Ship Kite

What a lovely kite.

Each handmade kite really flies and is a certified Fair Trade product, made in collaboration with Balinese artisans from locally-sourced bamboo and nylon. Measures approximately 26 x 28” and flies best in a strong wind, on a beach or hilltop. White sails can be painted! We also love it hanging decoratively!

Each kite comes with signature Baltic birch kite handle, wrapped with braided dacron flying line and made in NYC.

Catbird :: GIFTS UNDER $50 :: The Wendy Darling Sailing Ship Kite

November 18, 2014

UNIQLO $9.90 graphic t-shirts.

Looking to class up your t-shirt collection? Or just need some nice looking, cheap tees? Check these out. Basquiat, Warhol, Opie and more – for less than 10 bucks. That's an amazing deal.

Men's Graphic Tees | UNIQLO

November 04, 2014


It made me chuckle. (Also - I didn't realize the designboom shop was back up and running. Yay!)

a picture frame by korean designer james kim of teev. 
whether you are a seasoned traveler or new to the skies you can always
have a lofty window seat view with this portal overlooking aerial views
from your memorable vacation.
 designboom shop: airframe by james kim

October 29, 2014

Wearable tech/jewelry to prevent harrassment and rape.

This is when the idea of wearable tech finally gets my attention. It's still a little to "tech-y" looking, but the idea behind the Guardian Angel jewelry is brilliant –
  • Press the button on your necklace or bracelet once to make your phone ring. 
  • Press it for three seconds, and it will text your emergency contact to let him/her know you need help.

The Guardian Angel

(via Wakefield Uncubed)