So Long 2007.

And that’s all she wrote. In a few hours I’ll be off on the next leg of my holiday travels to visit some friends.

As cheesy as this sounds (pass the crackers please!) I wanted to take a second to thank all of you who take the time to read Design Crush. I love being able to share the things I come across and what would be the point of it if no one read my posts? So thank you, thank you, thank you.

All the best in 2008 to all of you. Cheers.

:: image via Veer


I Heart Cereal.

A lot. It’s perfect and I could probably eat it three times a day, every day, for a few years before I ever tired of it. These accessories available through Vincon would only serve to feed my cereal addiction in a more attractive way. So long ugly cardboard boxes and soggy spoonfuls. The stainless steel cereal dispenser is attractive enough to leave on the counter and the cereal spoon lets you eat first, drink second. (The spoons would also be fantastic to use with soup.)


Designer Crush: Mike Perry.

Mike Perry is a jack of all trades when it comes to design. Art direction, illustrations, typography, web? Check, check, check and check. I’ve mentioned his book – Hand Job: A Catalogue of Type – before and it’s been hanging out on my Wish List for a few months. Thanks to a Barnes & Noble gift card that won’t be the case for much longer. Hand Job is only one of his projects, just take a look at his site to see the lengthy list of accomplishments Perry has under his belt. In his spare time he runs a small design studio in Brooklyn. I’m 99% positive the man has no time for sleep.


Pantone Pen Print.

The Pantone Pen Print is one of the coolest, most original ideas I’ve seen in awhile. Daniel Eatock actually completed the project back in 2006, but I’ve only just heard about it. It consisted of one complete set of Letraset TRIA Pantone markers arranged in the color spectrum and left for one month sitting on their uncapped points on a stack of 500 sheets of uncoated white paper. The results were incredible. The ink bled through 73 sheets of the paper. The numbering of each sheet corresponds to its position within the stack furthest from the top (i.e. 1/73, etc.). The pricing also corresponded similarly with 1/73 valued at £1, 2/73 at £2, etc. Of course by now everything has been sold out for ages, but I think a little home experimentation and patience might be in order on my part…

:: via NOTCOT


On the Rocks: Lava Lamp.

The New Year’s edition of On the Rocks had to include something featuring a little bubbly. The Lava Lamp looks like a classy way to ring in the new year. You know, if that’s the way you’re looking to do it…

– 6 oz chilled champagne (or sparkling wine)
– 1 tbsp Ocean Spray Craisins Sweetened Dried Cranberries
– 1/6 oz fresh lemon juice

Pour chilled champagne (or sparkling wine) into a champagne flute. Add sweetened dried cranberries. Let it sit for a moment. Cranberries will begin to slowly float up and down in glass. Serve while chilled.

:: cocktail and image via Cocktail Times



I haven’t been this excited about a movie in a long time. I can’t wait to see Juno.

UPDATE: Saw it. Loved it. Immediately went on my Top 10 Favorites Movies list.


Merry Christmas.

It’s time to do laundry and start packing for my trip home to Pennsylvania. I leave bright and (too) early at 6AM tomorrow and only have about a million things to get done before then. I hope you all have an unforgettable Christmas filled with family, friends and memories. Gushy, but true. I’ll be posting sporadically through the new year and things will be back to normal starting January 9th. Cheers!