Archive for April, 2010

The iCade

April 29, 2010

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The best accessory for the iPad i’ve seen yet, the iCade. I hate April Fools.

Via Josh Spear

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Making Ideas Happen

April 29, 2010

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My friend Scott Belsky spent nearly 5 years writing “Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming The Obstacles Between Vision & Reality” – a book all about execution and how some of the most productive people and teams in the creative world operate. The book was published two days before his 30th birthday, so his wife went all out and made him a cake. The cake was tasty, and the book is now a bestseller on Amazon. Via Josh Spear.

Silk Invaders Tie

April 29, 2010

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Definitely need this for the next black tie event I go to.

Via Josh Spear.

Waterproof Notepads

April 29, 2010

write in rain notebooks

This is the greatest travelers invention ever – got lost in the rain forest but still have to keep journal up to date .. no problem!

Developed way back in the 1920s, this 100% recyclable paper is a patented substrate created for use in soggy outdoor writingsituations. Just use a pencil or an all-weather pen – hey presto, no more squelchy scribblings, wet words or smudged sentences.

Shit we’re diggin: The Art of James Voller

April 15, 2010

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Via Wooster Collective

Hush’s ‘Looking West’

April 12, 2010

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“In these paintings i try to capture the beautiful action of tagging and mark making while still retaining a contemporary figurative body of work, while showing the action of tagging as a spontaneous expression that can work both on the street and in the gallery.’

Hush’s Looking West will be released by White Walls Shooting Gallery on the 1st of May 2010

‘Hush’ Solo Show – Shooting Gallery
839 LARKIN STREET · SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Opens : Sat 1st May – 5th June 2010
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(Sister Gallery – White Walls – Blek Le Rat & Above – same night)

Paper as Wood

April 9, 2010

Dutch designer Mieke Meijer compresses and bonds old newspapers so that the print is still legible, but the resulting product has the grain and feel of original wood:

Every day, piles of newspapers are discarded and recycled into new paper. Mieke Meijer has come up with a solution to use this surplus of paper into a renewed material. When a NewspaperWood log is cut, the layers of paper appear like lines of a wood grain or the rings of a tree and therefore resembles the asethetic of real wood. The material can be cut, milled and sanded and generally treated like any other type of wood.

Link via MakeDesigner’s Website | Photo: Atelier 29

The Rainbow Eucalyptus

April 9, 2010

There seem to be no end of things tagged with the word rainbow in nature.  Well, here is another – the Rainbow Eucalyptus.  With a quite spectacular trunk it is a surprise that its main use is the production of pulpwood, to make white paper. Go figure.

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10 of the Strangest and Most Awesome Choose Your Own Adventure Books

April 9, 2010

A funny look at 10 of the weirdest and also the most awesome book covers for the ’80s book series, Choose Your Own Adventure.

Yes, AWESOME! I don’t see how the story could live up to the bad ass title and cover but I give Jay Leibold credit for totally going there. A cyborg that is also a ninja. This exists and it is bad ass. Question: Am I the ninja cyborg or am I fighting the ninja cyborg? Points taken away if I’m fighting the ninja cyborg, but points given back if I’m also a bad ass ninja master. Who’s the dude in the blue tights in the background?

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April 7, 2010

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Painter Jeff Canham and woodworker Luke Bartels stumbled upon the idea to make birdhouses while sharing a studio space together in San Francisco. Now on view at local boutique The Curiosity Shoppe, their show “For the Birds” shows the mix of complimentary skills born of this friendship, a collection of birdhouses cleverly trimmed to mimic “seedy” urban counterparts.Birds-2.jpgBirds-3.jpg

Well-known for signage and design work for the likes of McSweeney’s Panorama newspaper, Canham remarks that the show is “a really great marriage of both our skills.” The bird abodes grew from an earlier collaborative project, in which the team made small pianos with painted faces. Realizing the shape echoed traditional birdhouses, “For the Birds” was born.

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“For the Birds” runs through 9 May 2010. Via Cool Hunting