If you're in London this weekend, you might want to drop by London's Somerset House to check out JOY OF LIVING, a charity project organized to raise support for Maggieâ€™s Cancer Caring Centres. Over 100 new and established UK designers have created a piece of artwork that expresses the joy of living all on a single sheet of A4 graph paper. Each artwork is priced at Â£250, and you won't know who made it until the piece is purchased. If you'd like to donate directly, visit the Just Giving website. JOY OF LIVING, exhibited and sold at London's Somerset House…
JOY OF LIVING
Written by Katie on March 17, 2011. Permalink
Donate: Devastation in Japan
Written by kris & katie on March 14, 2011. Permalink
We're heartbroken about the devastation in Japan. Donate today to help support disaster relief efforts.
Written by Kris on March 11, 2011. Permalink
About three years ago I decided to make the switch from paper files to paper-free living. It satisfies my desire for minimalism, allows me to put my finger on a document with a few clicks if I need it, and it helps me keep clutter down! True story: When I was buying a home, my mortgage broker asked me for the last 2 years of bank statements, pay stubs, and tax returns. When I emailed her all 78 of those documents 5 minutes later, she was beyond stunned. Ready to whip your record-keeping into shape? Here's how I started: Tools:…
Written by Katie on March 11, 2011. Permalink
A few links that we liked this week: "the person you love is 72.8% water"- experimental typography from teaganwhite, via Behance Network a comparision of wabi-sabi to modernism -Lindsey Adelman google street view sights (to pass the time) Amusing: Damn You Auto Correct! Wind Knitting Factory by Merel Karhof via designboom and finally, Smile Like It's Friday by Josh Owen, $16.00-$25.00 depending on size Have a nice weekend!
The Design Treeâ€™s Curious Collectible Giveaway
Written by Katie on March 8, 2011. Permalink
The following post is sponsored by Greentea Design. Well, here we are with a Curious Collectible Giveaway from The Design Tree. One-of-a-kind collectibles (like a beautiful acupuncture doll or feng shui compass that you see above) sourced from artisan and antique markets across Asia will be given away 5 lucky winners, and all you have to do is click on the 'Like' button on Greentea Design's Facebook page from March 8-16 and comment on one of their wall's posts. That's it. Full contest details are available at The Design Tree. "The artifacts weâ€™ve chosen are unique and beautiful, steeped in…
Written by Katie on March 4, 2011. Permalink
Random links for you on this Freitag: NPR: Everything You Own In A Photo: A Look At Our Worldly Possessions Minimalissimo, a blog that celebrates minimalism. the human calendar via Digital Crushes iPad 2 "Thinner. Lighter. Faster." British place-names misspelled on American signposts: Oli Kellett, via It's Nice That mo+mo living AMAZING Cardboard Columns With 16 Million Facets: Michael Hansmeyer via Co. Design Have a nice weekend!
Written by kris & katie on February 25, 2011. Permalink
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!
Giveaway: Authentic Eero Aarnio Ball Chair
Written by Katie on February 21, 2011. Permalink
The following post is sponsored by the Finnish Design Shop. Oh, happy days! Finnish Design Shop has officially launched its site in the US, and, as a special treat, is giving away a genuine Eero Aarnio Ball Chair (valued at $6980). One chair will be given away to each of FDSâ€™s four local sites of US, Europe, Finland, and Italy, and will be custom made using the original molds from the original factory in Finland. It's an iconic chair, and to get it completely free is one heck of deal. Simply 'like' Finnish Design Shop on Facebook for a chance…
Written by Katie on February 18, 2011. Permalink
Here are a few links for your Friday eyes. Irina Werning's Back To The Future. Clement Valla: A Sequence of Lines Consecutively Traced by Five Hundred Individuals NYTimes: Margaret Russell Unveils the New Architectural Digest "It had been turning into a really nasty magazine in the last 10 to 15 years..." -Robert Couturier Also, Dwell on shaky ground? Mr. Hanrahan described Dwell as "even more troubled." "Well, I wouldnâ€™t mind getting rid of you twoâ€¦" Yikes. See the rest: New York Social Diary Interviews Vincent Wolf via Decorno Five copies of Hella Jongerius: Misfit to be won over at Dezeen,…
Trash to Treasure, Noguchi-style lamp
Written by Katie on February 8, 2011. Permalink
I just ran across Brooklyn Modern today, and saw the post on this lamp made by Rodney Trice of T.O.M.T.. Can you guess what it's made of? An old, broken fan cover. Freaking amazing. See the whole article from TimeOut. Photographs: (Fan: before and after) Rodney Trice
What to do with the TV?
Written by Katie on February 1, 2011. Permalink
Today on desire to inspire Kim did a post on what to do with a television. It got me thinking about all the interior images I've saved and if any of them might help in figuring out the best place for that necessary beast. And what did I find after looking through all of our tumblr and my personal desktop file? Only a sad few to add to desire to inspire's picks. It seems that the way to go is to either hide it completely away or choose a designated spot and just deal with the fact it's out in…
12 days until Christmasâ€¦
Written by Katie on December 13, 2010. Permalink
With only 12 days until the big day, I'm sure you're busy getting the last of your shopping done. If you're needing inspiration, you'll be glad to know that over the next 12 days we'll be picking some of the best and brightest gifts from our archives and putting them up front and center for your consideration. There's also tons of great things tagged in our Gift Guide if you want a more thorough look. The Gift Guide is separated by price tags if you're on a budget: Gifts (all) Gifts $1-$25 Gifts $26-$50 Gifts $51-$75 Gifts $76-$100
Artecnica Sale on Gilt
Written by Katie on December 9, 2010. Permalink
Artecnica has some bargains on Gilt Groupe today, most of it is half price (as is the custom). I want the Anemone Light badly...especially considering it's $99 (from a regular price of $192!). (Gilt Groupe is an invitation-based site, fyi.)
Fluke Collective–35% off all orders
Written by Kris on November 30, 2010. Permalink
Our friends over at Fluke Collective are having a huuge sale on all their remaining merchandise and at 35% off your entire order plus free shipping, you can afford to snap up a few design gifts for your friends, family, or even yourself. Just use promo code 'LUCKY' at checkout.
Written by Katie on November 26, 2010. Permalink
Black Friday. Yuck or Yay? Either way, for those of you that remember our old gift guide and are currently missing the grid of thumbnails guiding you to the perfect gift, you can now search by price using tags*: Gifts (all) Gifts $1-$25 Gifts $26-$50 Gifts $51-$75 Gifts $76-$100 Hope that helps. If you would like a particular set of options for a particular sort of person, email us and we'll do what we can to rustle up a special list.
Written by Katie on November 24, 2010. Permalink
Supermarket invited us/me to pick a few 'super' things over on their blog. There's a ton of great items from tooons of talented designers, but only ten top picks were asked for, so ten top picks I gave. See the list over at Supermarket's blog.