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Tweet Bird feeder

Here’s my tweet: Bring more fauna into your life with this sheet metal bird feeder with white epoxy coating.

Purchase Information:

Price: $19.95
Available from: CB2

Friday Links

  • This week I’ve been obsessing over data and ways to communicate it.
    For inspiration there’s FlowingData and also Feltron and his blog.
    For those of you who like to get your hands dirty there’s: and Processingjs: a fun, javascripty and open source programming language for data visualization. There’s also D3 and another one called Protovis.
  • The 10 Best Foods for Your Looks
  • Living in 90 square feet in Manhattan! How would you organize the space? I think I’d build the floors up and do hidden storage in compartments below the floor. All that stuff above me would give me a nervous breakdown!
  • Peacocks made of “fake fingernails, barrettes, nail polish, false eyelashes, and jewelry…” Laurel Roth

  • Girly Tattoos
  • Friday Links

    Here are the links we liked this week:

  • If you’re curious as to how much sun London got last year: London: The Year From Space
  • Interesting rustic lamps made from disgarded Christmas trees: Flume Lamps via core77
  • Embroidered book covers by Jillian Tamaki: Penguin Threads Deluxe Classics via The Fox Is Black
  • World’s Largest Indoor Photo
  • A rather impressive upcycling of old cabinets: the ecospot
  • Awesome Ikea hack DIY via DoorSixteen
  • Have you ever wondered?
  • Have a nice weekend.

    Friday Links

    And here are this week’s links:

  • Shirotokuro (Shortened form of ‘Shiroi to kuroi’– Japanese for ‘black and white’.)
  • Gmail organization! Awesome.
  • We love Jenny’s selections over at Aubrey Road.
  • Closet visits!
  • Currently, I think my life would improve by 15% if I had this soap.
  • Reborn.
  • Bring your broken stuff to repair at the Fixers’ Collective in Brooklyn (via boingboing)
  • History of the world in 100 seconds, according to Wikipedia.
  • If you have the original iPad, take a look at this: Smart Cover For Original IPad
  • Predictive Smiles (via Tish’s Place)
  • Cool diagram of a nuclear reactor cooling system
  • Unplggd: 5 Simple Tips for a Happier Mac From the IT Department
  • Have a good weekend!

    Friday Links

    Links that caught our eyes this week:

  • Daytum– They recently came out with an iPhone App and it makes making fun graphs easy.
  • Whoa. This post is from late 2009, but still: the future is crazy.
  • GOOD: The Lazy Person’s Guide to Exercise: Seven Ways To Get Moving
  • Awesome desk-bed-loft for kids by MihaDesign (via swissmiss)
  • What would it look like to approach Saturn in a spaceship? Cassini Approaches Saturn
  • Recycled Teddy Bear Rugs by Agustina Woodgate (via unconsumption)
  • Nike Speakers: Challenging Throwaway Culture Through Repurposing (via unconsumption)
  • National Geographic’s The Face of 7 Billion (via design taxi)
  • and, last, but not least: Fast.Co Design’s Is This Poster to Aid Japan’s Tsunami Victims a Crime Against Design? (via Architizer)
  • Have a nice weekend.

    Donate: Devastation in Japan

    We’re heartbroken about the devastation in Japan. Donate today to help support disaster relief efforts.

    Friday Links

    Here are a few links for your Friday eyes.

  • Moa Karlberg’s series “Watching You Watching Me” via Co.Design
  • Cute Return Address labels.
  • BBC: Audio slideshow: Beautiful science
  • Jamie Isenstein’s Arm Chair, via all the mountains…
  • Lifehacker: How to Complain to Get What You Want (Without Being a Huge Asshole)
  • StreetMuseum iPhone app via REIGEN
  • A Collection a Day
  • Have a great weekend!

    InsideOut Collection Champagne Glass

    From our archives (originally published October 2, 2007), for your gift list consideration…

    This is one of the more interesting champagne glasses I’ve come across in my many days of perusing online retail stores.

    “Besides the visual beauty, there is another extremely convincing argument: your drink simply doesn’t warm as fast as it would in a normal champagne glass as you are not touching it at all and if you really want it cold, chill the glasses in the freezer and create an amazing visual presentation…”

    Handmade, 1.5″ (3,8 cm) wide and 9.25″ (23,5 cm) high

    Set of 2.

    Purchase Information:

    Price: $65.00
    Availability: Buy InsideOut Collection Champagne Glass here

    Eames House of Cards

    From our archives (originally published October 2, 2007), for your gift list consideration… to see more, visit our Gift Guide.

    I’ve been a fan of Charles and Ray ever since I first saw their designs. And, man, if you even like the Eames’ a little bit, you should take a look at the film ‘901: after 45 years of working‘ that their son, Eames Demetiros, did of their workshop being packed up for the Library of Congress. It’s pretty amazing.

    Small Cards, $25.00
    Medium Cards, $45.00
    Giant, $50.00

    Purchase Information:

    Price: $50.00
    Availability: Buy Eames House of Cards here

    Düller’s 36-Colors Pencil Set+Sketchbook

    Here’s a set of 36 colored pencils perfect for your favorite creative-type.

    New design Japanese collective IDEA Idea partnered with an old school German art supply firm to create Düller. The mission: Combining Japanese notions of harmony with the German penchant for methodology. There’s parallel symmetry in the same-sized pencil box and sketchbook, and the box and book cover are made from recycled paper (harmony with Mother Earth!). Perfect for the artist or architect or design-loving doodler. The paper is specially crafted for colored pencils. There are 36 colors in this pencil box: red, orange, pink, light blue, white, yellow, yellow-green, green, purple, blue, black, brown, carnelian, vermilion, grey, pale orange, chrome yellow, ultramarine, deep green, Van Dyke brown, magenta, gold, silver, Prussian blue, rose red, sky blue, lemon yellow, emerald green, mandarin orange, wisteria violet, lilac, olive green, peacock blue, leaf green and reddish brown.

    Purchase Information:

    Price: $66.00
    Available from: A + R Store

    Superbitus money box

    From our archives (originally published October 2, 2007), for your gift list consideration… to see more, visit our Gift Guide.

    “Superbitus is a one-piece bomb-shaped ceramic money box. Supplied with a white marker to write the purpose of savings.”

    Purchase Information:

    Price: $32.00
    Availability: Buy Superbitus money box here

    Nimbo Slap-on Watch

    The Nimbo Slap-on watch is a new, thickset silicon watch band which just slaps on the wrist with no fuss of buckles or snaps. It’s available in a seven bright colors (including black and white) and comes in both analog and digital versions. Because of it’s generous size, it looks best on a bare wrist so it’s doesn’t compete with sleeves or other jewelry. It definitely has a very casual feel to it, but I could definitely see it being a wardrobe staple for designer/architect types.

    Mine is black digital, and I love how it has a great visual impact to it. Thanks to UMA for sending us one to check out in person.

    Purchase Information:

    Price: $85.00
    Availability: Buy Nimbo Slap-on Watch here

    Cube Birdhouse by Loll

    I’ve long been saying that I want to live in an anthracite cube. If only I were bird size I could live in this one.

    It’s made with reclaimed milk jugs and richlite (natural wood fiber laminate).

    Size – 5.5″ x 5″ x 6.5″

    Purchase Information:

    Price: $68.00
    Available from: gSelect

    One Deck of Cards by Tauba Auerbach

    I remember emailing back and forth with Tauba Auerbach back in December of 2008 after seeing her amazing deck of cards as a prototype in Wallpaper* magazine. At the time, she was saying that she was looking into production, so I’m terribly pleased to see that they’re finally available for sale because I was wanting to purchase them as a gift for my father, a mathematician.

    Here’s a rundown on the final product: It’s two different decks of cards, one with symbols of mathematical functions instead of the usual hearts, clubs, spades and diamonds. On the other deck, instead of the usual symbols there are geometric shapes.

    Purchase Information:

    Price: $175.00
    Availability: Buy One Deck of Cards by Tauba Auerbach here

    Source: notcot

    Haute Culture Mini Gardens

    My boyfriend recently got a wheat grass juicer so I’ve been trying to find cool containers to start a little wheat grass garden in. These nice little planters are a perfect shape for wheat grass and would look cool growing on your dining table or in your kitchen.

    Purchase Information:

    Price: $28 and up
    Availability: Buy Haute Culture Mini Gardens here