If you live in NYC and haven’t been to Fishs Eddy on 19th & Broadway, get on it! If a garage sale, thrift shop, and museum had a baby, it would be called Fishs Eddy. Here is a sampling of some of the stuff we love, which is all very reasonably priced: New York Skyline dinnerware collection, Admit One Tray, Artist Palette Cheese Tray (available with matching coasters), and Carnival Coasters.
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We thought we’d start today off with some silliness and fun. These adorable cards from The Curiosity Shoppe make us smile and hopefully they’ll do the same for you. Honestly, who doesn’t want to get a Thank You card with a Tomato on it? From the left: Dried Goods Notecard Set, Tomato Thank You Card, Perforated Ice Pop Notecards, Thank You Umbrella Card, and the Prize Ribbon Card.
We hope you all had an amazing holiday season! We thought we’d kick off the new year with some love for our fellow type geeks. In all likelihood, if you are a type geek you’ve seen these fun items from House Industries already, but in case you haven’t here you go. From the left: Large Ampersand Pillow, PLINC Elephant S Plywood Print, Cast Iron Ampersand, and the Large Neutraface Slab Tote which is unfortunately out of stock. Enjoy!
It’s been a while since we’ve blogged. Mostly this is because it’s been pretty busy around here with the holidays fast-approaching, but it’s also because we haven’t seen much lately that’s wowed us. That is until we found this on The Dieline today. The description of these Space Invaders-themed juice drinks designed by New Moment says that they “target younger consumers.” While we’re not sure whether it’ll be kids that love these, or graphic designers and brooklyn hipsters, either way we love ‘em! SEE MORE »
Since Hanukkah is right around the corner, between now and December 1st we’re going to share some truly gorgeous menorahs. We think they’ll add some visual splendor to this not-so-high-holy, but still totally awesome holiday. This pewter menorah, designed by Richard Meier for the Jewish Museum, is an abstract architectural representation of significant moments of hardship during Jewish history. It’s not exactly affordable at $1,000, but if you want to splurge you can BUY IT HERE »
Seeing this poster by Scott Boms, Grant Hutchinson and Luke Dorny for Ligature, Loop & Stem almost brought tears to our eyes. It brought back all of our fondest memories from design school. Only 100 of these stunning letterpressed pieces were created and, unfortunately for all of us, they’re sold out. How much begging would it take for them to do another run? Hmmmm…
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“Cake Hero” Melissa Torres of Brooklyn may work with an edible medium, but she is definitely a designer. The composition and execution of this Lady Gada-inspired cake blew us away. Take two of our favorite things, cake and Gaga, and you have yourselves something blog-worthy. Follow her on Twitter and SEE MORE OF HER CAKES »
No one knows how to do Halloween better than the queen of fright herself. Check out these awesome jack-o-lantern ideas from the Martha Stewart website. Each one even has a “how-to” for the crafter in you. From the left: Glow in the Dark Funkin, Night Owl Pumpkin, Filigree Pumpkin, and the Mouse Motel.
Who says being a grown-up has to be boring? We love these child-like yet chic watches that might make getting to your next meeting on time more fun! From the left: Jean Charles de Castelbajac for O.D.M., Allesandro Mendini for Alessi, Jean Charles de Castelbajac for O.D.M. (again), and Cyclops by MJW.
Stunning bottle for Highland Park 50 Year Old, designed by Scottish born Maeve Gillies of MaeVona. We don’t think we need to go into detail about why this is gorgeous… just look at it. If you’d like to purchase this bottle, you can do so for a mere $16,450. SEE MORE »
Loving the bright colors and graphic patterns throughout this season’s shows, courtesy of the Sartorialist. (From the left: Prada, Marc Jacobs, Jonathan Saunders). SEE MORE »
Magical and stunningly illustrated dinnerware from Iittala, designed by Finnish-born Klaus Haapaniemi. These are probably more for display because they are definitely too pretty to soil with food. SEE MORE »
Gorgeous set of illustrated bottles for the new Good Ol’ Sailor Vodka, a Swiss vodka that is organic, quadruple distilled, and stored it environmentally friendly PET bottles. Looks like we’re drinking to a cleaner planet with this one! Designed by Division GD&D. SEE MORE »
Nothing like a little bit of bathroom humor on a Tuesday morning. Love this cheeky illustration by Erik Marinovich for Friends of Type. Wish I had this framed for the bathroom. SEE MORE »
Very cool info design piece that shows the connections between different rappers and their chosen stage names. Got lost in this thing for about 20 minutes and didn’t even discover half of it. SEE MORE »
Wish we could fly to the island of Burano on the Venetian Lagoon in Italia this weekend. Mama mia these houses are beautiful. Design by Michael Osborne Design for Sappi Paper. Happy Friday everyone!
We’re ‘flapper’gasted by this insanely beautiful series of book covers by Coralie Bickford-Smith for Penguin Books. Nevermind the fact that we love F. Scott Fitzgerald, the intricacy and opulence of these designs makes for some serious eye candy. SEE MORE »
This 1923 piece by Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky, entitled ‘Composition VIII’, is the perfect way to kick off Throwback Thursdays. This piece represents the point in Kandinsky’s career where he took a giant leap from painting to design. His asymmetrical use of the space, geometric composition, and thoughtful use of color to guide the viewer’s eye is quite remarkable. SEE MORE KANDINSKY »
These stark white iron lamps by designer Kouichi Okamoto look more like a Salvador Dalí painting than a living room decoration. They are sure to be a conversation starter. Want. Need. Must have. GET IT »
Absolutely love the Future Mapping Company and their gorgeous and colorful world maps. You can even buy them framed! Will have to get one for the office soon.
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Who doesn’t love 4th of July weekend with all off the fantastic colorful fireworks? Macy’s did an incredible job this year in our hometown… the fireworks were spectacular.
This flag composition by Erik of Friends of Type perfectly captures Main Attack’s World Cup fever! The bright colors and simple geometric shapes make us want to design stuff, watch soccer (futbol), and play with legos at the same time…
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