Happy Weekend

PHOTO: sonya

01.  a proper place setting placemat
02. a hypothetical company based on puns
03. vanilla milk with chocolate ice cubes!
04. pretty photography of square foods
05. make a striped camera bag strap
06. great article on why we can’t let design become a boys’ club
07. super duper easy DIY concrete planters
08. rad trailer for a hypothetical Wes Anderson Film Festival


Pup Tent


Pup Tent is a teepee-shaped structure designed by Slade Architecture that’s constructed out of water-jet cut laminated layered plywood. There are openings in the front for access and on the top for air circulation and a little bit of light. Not only do I hope these will one day be available for purchase, I also hope there are different sizes. Piper would love it.


Break Soap




Break Soap by Dave Hakkens is some kind of brilliant. Natural hand soap is formed into a block with different sized pieces, the dirtier your hands are the bigger the piece you break off. And since you don’t ever touch the entire block,  everything is kept nice and hygienic. One block equals roughly ninety hand washes.

{Thanks, Anne!}


Ear Candy

Sound is an art, so I think it naturally matters what we’re listening to it through. You can pick up a portable stereo on the cheap, or you can invest in something a little more awesome that’s also going to be a great conversation piece. Something you’re likely to keep around for years and years to come that’s going to be a mainstay in your home. I live and breathe through my Bose SoundDock, but there are so many great options out there. What are you listening through?


Arkanary II


Jawbone JAMBOX


Magno Radio


Tivoli Platinum Series Model One Radio




Aria headphones
{via Design Milk}


The A-1 Scrabble Designer Edition

Every designer out there just let out a collective Damn! after seeing Andrew Clifford Capener’s The A-1 Scrabble designer edition.

“The idea was to excite people about typograqphy by giving them the ability to choose what font their scrabble set would come in. The set would come in the font of your choice or with an assorted font pack. The scrabble board and interior box are made out of solid walnut, and the exterior box is made from birch. Each of the 6 board pieces is magnetized to fit together perfectly and each piece slides nicely into its respective slot in the box and is secured by interior magnets as well. The interior of the exterior box as well as the bottoms of the 6 board pieces are lined with cork, to protect them while in use.”

{via Monoscope}


Happy Weekend


+ CMYK Twister – this needs to be a real thing.

+ Irina Werning’s BACK TO THE FUTURE photography project is ridiculously accurate.

+ Beer + Marshmallows = YESSSSS

+ A vintage postcard time line of Times Square.

+ Ooh, definitely going to make these string + paperclip earrings.

+ Cocktail infographics! If only they were in English…

Happy Weekend!