Monday, 17 December 2012

The Book-O-Mat

Brilliant way to replace the outdoor book bin. Not knowing what you'll get, and the feeling that the dispensed book is somehow meant for you, turns buying a 2$ book into a magical experience. Read more about this vintage-looking, whirling, cranking and ringing book installation on Fast Company.

The BIBLIO-MAT from Craig Small on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Personal Rhesus

I love the IKEA monkey. A little Rhesus Macaque wrapped in a fashionable shearling coat was found wandering an IKEA in Toronto. Apparently, while in his owner's car parked outside the Swedish furniture giant,  he managed to open his cage gate and then the car door and wander into IKEA. The scent of wafting meatballs must have been too tempting to withstand. But I think I love the memes more. Pinched from Gawker.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Frau & the Real Girls

Really digging Frau Franz's pin-up illustrations (especially the girl bicycling chocolate pudding). Pinched from It's Nice That.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

'Tis the season shop. Digging these seasonal gems.

Sweatshirts found on Etsy.

Leave it to Tim McSweeney to sort out a well-written mug.

And the soon to be classic Three Grumpy Cat Moon T-shirt. 

I found a lot of rad Christmas gift oddities on Creature’s site, where agency employees give away unusual items in support of Hamomi Childrens' Center. More here.

Nothing says Channukah like Bananagrams in Hebrew. Buy here

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

The right kind...

...of banana hammock. Given weather cold enough to make nipples drop and roll,  I'd love to be in Miami for some sun and art. The Banana Hammock at Art Basel from December 6th-9th. Find out more here.

"In an exhibition of new work, The Still House Group has inhabited a second floor, 27-room office space in South Beach, two blocks from the Miami Convention Center, home to Art Basel.

Focused on an isolated view of individual works, Banana Hammock aims to support and accentuate the delicate details of each artist’s piece."

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Slogans for the early 21st Century

Quirky statements anchored in strange truths and wit. I would love to see Douglas Coupland’s 12-part painting series, “Twelve Slogans for the Early 21st Century”, which will be unveiled at Tr├ępanierBaer Gallery on December 8th in Calgary. Here’s a little taste. 

Thursday, 8 November 2012

A good cause for bad client feedback

Polishing a turd, or creative catharsis, is Ireland's creative community's way of releasing pent up anger and sadness to raise funds for the Temple Street Children's Hospital. Brill. Found on Hello You Creatives

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Pop's wad

My father, a beatnik painter, never carried a wallet. He always had bills, rolled up in a tight tube, wrapped in rubber bands. He still doesn't have credit cards, and has a profound disdain for credit in general and automated payments. There's something beautifully freeing about the idea of bills in rubber bands. Maybe that's all you need.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Lazy Halloween Baller

Unfortunately, Halloween isn't a big thing in Copenhagen. Danes have their own fancy dress outfit, Fastelavn, so the 31st is like America muscling in. If I had a party to go to, I'd be sporting this bad boy. Pinched from Thrillist.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Exhibit A

Digging it. A members-only website that sells exclusive editions of artwork by top contemporary artists. More here.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Forget still, it's real life

I'm a big fan of magic found in the commonplace. Tjalf Sparnaay's hyper-realistic paintings, or what he calls 'megarealism', are magnetic.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Elections by design

30 reasons just reminded me that I need to register to vote in Denmark ASAP. Powerful project. Get more reasons here.

30 Reasons is a 30-day email and internet poster campaign encouraging voters to re-elect President Barack Obama. We’ve asked 30 talented artists and designers to each create one poster describing his reason to reelect President Obama. We all have the ability to speak up, to stand up, to impact the course of this country.