Possibly the best take on a piggy bank I’ve ever seen, Oink reimagines the classic with two large slots for nostrils and corked plugs for ears. The slots make depositing your earnings a breeze, while the corks let you remove your hard earned cash without breaking the bank (pun intended). (via Design Milk)


Happy (Labor Day) Weekend

PHOTO: Ana Santos


01/ a go-to recipe for a simple berry coulis
02/ these cast bottle vases are everywhere, but I couldn’t help myself
03/ an updated DIY friendship bracelet in leather
04/ wooden envelope templates for extra special snail mail
05/ go fly a kite!
06/ the perfect fall motorcycle jacket
07/ a brilliant built-in wall outlet extension cord
08/ time for fall + spiced chai tea concentrate
09/ crazy about this geometric tiled patio!

See you Tuesday!


Sketch Set

Meant for kids… blah, blah, blah. I love this little roll-up sketch kit and it would fit perfectly in my purse for moments of inspiration that need to be captured now.


Typography Teething Toy

Unlike half of the people I know, I am not with child. (Whew.) But I am in love with type, and half tempted to buy one of these typography teether toys from the lovely Amy of Little Alouette to use as decor now and (possibly) kiddie entertainment later.

PS: This shop has the best baby presents!


Modern Child’s Play.

Lately I’ve been noticing a trend in the design of play spaces. Namely that not all of them are horrendously designed. Some even seem as though they might mesh with the design of your own home, instead of standing in the corner like a large plastic monolith.

First up, Brinca Dada’s Emerson House. The modern dollhouse has tons of features including mitered-glass corners, two fireplaces, sliding glass doors, solar panels, and recessed LED lights. It’s also constructed using only non-toxic and lead-free wood stains and paints. A lesson in design appreciation paired with environmental responsibility. Who couldn’t get behind that?

Next are Modern Playhouse’s Wedge House and Circle House. Designed by Gitane Royce and Nisreen Witt using no flimsy parts or garish colors. Just a sustainable playhouse made from locally-sourced and recycled materials and a blank palette for the imagination.

Lastly, this pop-up playhouse called My Space designed by Liya Mairson. Perfect for small spaces with little square footage or storage, this bad boy actually folds up flat.

PS: Also check out Dave Keune’s Nina’s House – crib, playpen, storage, drawers, and changing table. An all-in-one piece with a sleek white modern look.