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."