Design-y Bits

One for my coworkers

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006 | Design-y Bits | 2 Comments

The Design Disease.

Gee, I don’t know anyone who suffers from this. Nope. Nobody. Well, ok… maybe a couple.

(Via The Morning News)

To help your cuffs adapt, I guess

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006 | Design-y Bits | 1 Comment

If I were the type who wore cufflinks, I’d be all over these 45 adapter cufflinks. So cool.

Guess I’ll just have to keep hoping the manufacturer makes a matching necklace. (I know the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame sells one, but it’s not quite as nice.)

Design idea of the year

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006 | Design-y Bits | 2 Comments

Godzilla building


Little bit o’ this and that

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006 | Design-y Bits, Fun With Teh Intarweb, Toast! | No Comments

The brain’s a little mushy today. Yesterday was a long day and I didn’t get much sleep, so I’m not feeling terribly verbose today. That doesn’t mean I don’t have a few charming little links to share with you all, though. So here’s a short list of goodies:

- Leslie Harpold puts together a wonderful little online Advent calendar every year. Obviously I’m not big into the whole Advent thing, but I really enjoy her work and it’s fun to get a virtual goodie every day. If you’ve got any holiday memories you’d like to share with her for that calendar, she’s taking submissions again. You could be famous. Ok, maybe not famous, but more well-known than you are now.

- The Helsinki Complaints Choir. Don’t let the 8-minute length scare you. It’s really a couple of minutes shorter and well worth watching. Makes me want to take up singing again.

- Your Name on Toast. All profits go to charity. I may just have to do this. In fact, why didn’t I think of this first? It’s toast. It’s Sharpies. I regularly am in possession of both of those items.

Good idea #427

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006 | Design-y Bits | 2 Comments

Swiffer baby clothes.

Hey, once the kid starts crawling, might as well put ‘em to work.

Mesmerized again

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006 | Design-y Bits, Fun With Teh Intarweb | 3 Comments

Remember those wonderful polyorama toys from days gone by? They were a series of cards with pictures on them that could be placed side-by-side in any order you choose to form an ever-changing landscape. I can’t remember if we had a set of them or if someone I knew did, but I remember playing with them and thinking they were quite the cat’s meow.

Well, now there’s an online version. Better still, my friend John Ralston is one of the contributors to the project. (Those of you who have been in my dining room have seen some of his art. The piece atop the highboy is his.) The funny thing is, I’d seen John’s flickr posts of the artwork, but didn’t know what it was all about until I saw the MeFi thread about it. Best yet, if you go to John’s polyorama flickr sets, there’s information on ordering a set, printed on Moo Cards. (And if you haven’t seen Moo Cards yet, they’re soooooo worth it. I just got my sample batch last night and I’m already planning my next order.)

Too cute

Saturday, August 26th, 2006 | Design-y Bits | 1 Comment

I think that every time you’d use this adorable animal knife, you’d have to say “Rawr!” as you were cutting.

Art for a good cause

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006 | Design-y Bits | No Comments

M-80 gallery will be hosting a memorial auction for local music-scene fixture Evan Tyler to benefit his family.

I didn’t really know Evan, but I met him a few times out at various shows and at M-80 and he always seemed like a nice guy. Here’s your chance to pick up some art — quite possibly for a very good price — and help out his family a little bit.

Viral marketing strikes again

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006 | Design-y Bits, Fun With Teh Intarweb | 1 Comment

Coudal Partners, I *heart* you.

Pause the video at the top of the page and watch the video (or at least some of the video) in the video link in the paragraph below the video first. Then come back and watch Coudal’s video. Lovely.

And speaking of viral marketing, tip o’ the hat to Von Herwig for the Snakes on a Plane goodness.

M is for Marketing

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006 | Design-y Bits, Fun With Teh Intarweb | No Comments

Politically incorrect alphabet

(via The Morning News)

I need more wall space

Thursday, July 27th, 2006 | Design-y Bits | No Comments

This Constantinople print is gorgeous.

Not exactly the Plaza

Wednesday, July 26th, 2006 | Design-y Bits | 3 Comments

Unusual Hotels of the World. For those of you who fancy lodging in a giant beagle, tree houses (I think a coworker actually stayed in these), a floating underwater aquarium, wildlife reserve, a former prison, or any other of a number of out-of-the-ordinary places, this is the site for you.

The wilderness-y sites do next-to-nothing for me, but most of the other locations actually look like they’d be great fun to stay in.

BB, this one made me think of you.

(via The Presurfer)


Tuesday, July 18th, 2006 | Design-y Bits | 5 Comments

Oh, I’m totally getting myself a couple of this outfit in different colors. Who wouldn’t want to wear that one every day? Ok, maybe something a little more casual for weekends.

More insanity from the Christian Dior show available here.

Boredom = Inspiration

Friday, July 14th, 2006 | Design-y Bits, Life in Czeltistan | 2 Comments

After 4 fairly insane days at work, today was a bit slower. That was nice and all, but the first day after a few hectic ones, and my brain starts to wander, Mostly it keeps thinking things like “wouldn’t it be nice if we weren’t here?” and “why isn’t there more that’s interesting on the internet?” and never really gets around to anything terribly useful. But this afternoon, I came up with a fabulous idea for a Flickr set. It’s possible I’ll start it this weekend, but it’s going to be awfully hot and humid, so it’s more than likely I’ll just sit in front of the air conditioner. Maybe I’ll start the project next week.

(Christyl, you already know what the project is, so no spoilers.)

Let you know when it’s done.

Daily pix

Friday, July 14th, 2006 | Design-y Bits | No Comments

I’m thoroughly addicted to the Daily Dose of Imagery page. His images are wonderful.

Hmm. Think this one needs to get added to the blogroll here so I make sure I don’t miss any days.

Life imitates art

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006 | Design-y Bits | No Comments

This is all over by now, but for those of you who don’t spend quite as much time online as others of us (*cough*), I thought I’d post this.

Beloit recreates Seurat painting

New adventures in photography

Monday, July 10th, 2006 | Design-y Bits | 2 Comments

Built myself one of these little pinhole cameras this weekend. Always wanted a pinhole camera; never had one. Can’t wait to see how the photos turn out. I’m bracing myself for a not-so-wonderful first roll.

I’m not a plant doctor, but I play one on TV

Sunday, July 9th, 2006 | Design-y Bits | 3 Comments

Now I’m kind of wishing I hadn’t thrown out the fluids bags from when my cats were sick. This plant IV pot is a great idea. However, it’s not $275 per pot great. If I’d kept the cats’ bags, I’d have been able to make my own version of it to water my fussiest plants whenever I’m on vacations, and it would have been free.

Well, ok, if we’re being technical, the whole part where I had to get them by needing a vet actually makes them just about as expensive as the ones for sale at that site. But I digress.

Is that a chair around your neck?

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006 | Design-y Bits | No Comments

I don’t get super excited about Eames stuff lately (except that Powers of 10 video), just ‘coz their stuff is suddenly everywhere and frankly, I’m getting sick of seeing it, but this little Eames chair necklace is pretty cool. I think I want it.

If only this artist would make a toaster necklace, I’d be in heaven.

I’m having flashbacks to college

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006 | Design-y Bits | 1 Comment

Great Photographers on the Internet

I *love* photography sites. Absolutely hate the ones that allow critiques of the photos. The site above aptly demonstrates why. (The commentary on the Steichen photo alone is fantastic.)

(Photo buffs, check out the rest of The Online Photographer’s site. He’s got some wonderful posts and links. This one completely made my day.)