Archive for June, 2012

Happiness is…

Friday, June 29th, 2012

… an old tin. Have a great weekend!

New things.

Friday, June 29th, 2012

A shelf update with cork boards, stamp collections, pins, colour sets, labels & more.

279 Covers.

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Of old French books. Here. You might also like this.

Bread Packaging of the Week.

Friday, June 29th, 2012

By. via Jonathan Lo.

Hello &…

Friday, June 29th, 2012

ABC.

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

An inverted neon alphabet, made of glass tubing and silver. The metal has oxidised which gives it that nice colour gradation. Made by via Lin Morris.

Another nice shed.

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

We’re still not bored. Made by Hufft. Via this is paper.

10 more handy words that don’t exist in the English dictionary.

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

You can find the first 25 here. Words found via Mental Floss & Matador Network. Where else.

1 Cafuné (Portuguese): the act of tenderly running ones fingers through someones hair.

2 Prozvonit (Czech): to call a mobile and let it ring once so that the other person calls back, thus saving money.

3 Tartle (Scottish): hesitating whilst introducing someone because you forgot their name.

4 Kyoikumama (Japanese): a mother who relentlessly pushes her children towards academic achievement.

5 Iktsuarpok (Inuit): to go outside to check if anyone is coming.

6 Jaysus (Indonesian): a joke so poorly told and so unfunny that one cannot help but laugh.

7 Torschlusspanik (German): literally translates as ‘gate-closing panic’. It is the fear of diminishing opportunities as one ages.

8 Drachenfutter (German): literally translates as ‘dragon fodder’ it refers to a type of gift a husband gives to a wife when they have acted  inappropriately.

9 Kummerspeck (German): weight gained through comfort eating. Literally ‘grief bacon’. Brilliant

10 Gumusservi (Turkish): moonlight shining on water.

 

An ideal tin.

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Tense.

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Concrete blocks restrained by cast iron structures. Made by Fabrice Le Nezet, seen on Triangulation.

Testing.

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Understanding Science; 1963.

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012


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Happy.

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Found at the market yesterday, we’ve not seen them in real life before. They’re even better.

Why the long face?

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Balloon horses by Andrea Galvini.

Let there be light.

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

All light sculptures by James Nizam. The circular one is holes drilled in a wall. Would like nice in your lounge wouldn’t it. via cos.

Ben Jones.

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Ben Jones has made a fun range of furniture using neon & graphic patterns. Every day would good with these around. via apartment therapy. More here.

Clock.

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Bulgaria (i): for the record.

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Yesterday we found a site full of wonderful old Bulgarian graphics. Here are some highlights.

 

Bulgaria (ii): ads.

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Lots more here.

Bulgaria (iii): stamps.

Monday, June 25th, 2012

There’s a smashing collection right here.

Bulgaria (iiii): postmarks.

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Tiles, Brixton.

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Doily star.

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Laura Splan has lots of interesting textile projects on her website, these bacteria doilies are especially nice. A traditional craft given a modern makeover.

Paryflor.

Monday, June 25th, 2012

CMYK.

Friday, June 22nd, 2012