Archive for November, 2011

Occupational Gifts.

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Part of an exhibition outlining the history of kindergarten, and the toys created by Norman Brosterman. We’d like all of them please. More here.

I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly.

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Lord of the rings.

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Incredible rings by Okinari Kurokawa.

Tag.

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

For more lugagge labels than your average carousel please visit this site. Big & useful.

Xavier Barrade.

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Xavier Barrade’s giant graphs would make a wonderful play area for kids who love maths. And us.

On a high.

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Nino Malfatti’s beautiful series of mountain-scapes is worth checking out. Perfect for this time of year!

Stationery porn.

Monday, November 28th, 2011

When we’re feeling down or troubled pictures of stationery always cheer us up. By Johnny Miller.

Blots to see.

Monday, November 28th, 2011

A blog devoted to ‘les buvards’ old French promotional blotters, many of which were beautifully illustrated.

 

Top table

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Anja Mulder’s table top collections are beautifully arranged delights.

 

Weave your way (ii).

Friday, November 25th, 2011

A fine specimen of a paper weaving exercise book from France, 1950s.

Happy friday.

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Houses with faces via The Age.

Things to Learn.

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Meccano Pins.

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Swoon! By Lorenzo Bravi . Check out his Ikea project too. Printing from flat pack pieces. Lovely indeed.

Vincent Kohler

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Nice oil paintings of screws & drills. Check out Vincent’s sculptures too, they’re a lot of fun with a definite nod to Koons.

Lava-ly colours.

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

A surprisingly lovely set of volcanic geological maps. Amazing colours. Via designformankind

Flat club.

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

CSA Flatfile is our new favourite place to hang out, after the Post Office & the reduced items aisle. Cropped vintage graphics updated daily, what’s not to like!

Britain.

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

And her resources. Via.

School trip.

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Let’s go to this abandoned school in Russia with a big truck and a flask of soup.

Radical Cartography.

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

A great site for old maps, plans, census graphs & more.

Top tiles.

Monday, November 21st, 2011

It’s been around a while but finally will be ready for purchase in 2012. Too clever by far. By Klaas Kuiken.

Magic mushrooms.

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Sarah Illenberger continues to make splendid things. Here is her new series of mushrooms. More here.

Kristján Gudmundsson.

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Kristján Gudmundsson keeps it simple with painted half tone patterns. More here.

Plate up.

Monday, November 21st, 2011

These plates look like when you mix two plasticine colours together. This is a good thing. By Sydney Studios.

Colour me bad.

Friday, November 18th, 2011

For a top collection of old colour theory books simply click here. And don’t expect to do anymore work today.

Sew good.

Friday, November 18th, 2011

The stitch work of Roanna Wells is very special. via design for mankind.