That’s what I call brain pickings! A Future Perfect is an Athens-based concept-brand. One of their products, Hacked, is a concrete wise-head transformed in an unexpected manner to produce a multi-functional everyday use object: a planter, a candle holder, a pencil pot all in one. I would love one as a planter!
Beautiful jewelry inspired by simple scribbles. The Australian artist Iris Saar Isaacs used her own scribbles to create witty and contemporary designs for brooches, earrings and necklaces made with stainless steel, aluminium and rubber.
Twelve designers, created different hand printed pages for twelve months and the result is a fine letterpressed desk calendar standing on a hand cut wooden stand. You can order here.
Love the flip chart Office Buddy. It comes with ten status updates and you can also custom design your own message. Of course, I work by myself, so it would look a little weird on my desk, but you never know…
I love this Lego Santa! This super collectible vintage kit from 1986 was still available on Present and Correct when I posted this.
If Places Were Faces print by Heretic Studio
Art print for London Pride by Rugman
Notebooks by Natalie Lea Owen
‘The shard’ by Tirso
This is a fine example of the new age of souvenir shops, We Built This City is London’s alternative souvenir shop on popular Carnaby Street. Founder Alice Mayor, though that London is not all red buses, taxis and telephone boxes and that the city could do better concerning the souvenir scene. She imagined a store that would offer a more exciting selection of souvenirs than just kitsch Big Ben fridge magnets or Union Jack mugs.
Her first pop up shop on Carnaby Street showcased work by over 100 artists, illustrators and designers, thus supporting the local creative community. After the overwhelming success of the initial launch, the shop was invited back on the same street, where it has remained permanently. The online shop will be launched soon, meanwhile if you happen to be in London, check it out for great art prints, homeware and accessories.
One of my favorite websites is Daily Overview, a project that brings you new breathtaking satellite images of earth every day. They now announced the release of a book called Overview, with a collection of the best images (overviews), as well as new ones.
Looks like a great idea for a gift !
She describes herself as a color lover, a sugar baker and a graphic designer. That combination explains Holly Fox‘s amazing colorful cookies. They are all perfectly glazed and detailed, but I especially love the ones that are like Pantone swatches. She also has an Etsy shop, but I don’t think they ship to Europe. At least enjoy the photos.
I love playing around with my phone’s camera and I always wanted to try a time-lapse video. But for that, you need a tripod and even if you have a tripod, it has to be flexible and small enough to have it with you in your bag, and most importantly to remember to take it in the first place! So, I love this Pocket Tripod idea a lot, because you can always carry with you. Problem solved!
It’s currently on Kickstarter.
A fascinating project: London-based product designer Oscar Lhermitte has collaborated with design studio Kudu to produce a topographically accurate lunar globe that turns along with the phases of the moon.
MOON has been created at a 1:20 million scale, with data from NASA to reveal all of the moon’s craters, mountains and ridges in precise detail. It also has a ring of LED lights (like the sun) that revolves around the globe, illuminating the correct face of the moon and recreating the lunar phases as seen from Earth.
You can check it out on Kickstarter.