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Archive for May 23rd, 2009

This was going to be one post with my current favourite vintage bits, but before I knew what was going on I had three pages of things bookmarked (as you do), so I’m gonna have to break it down into sections, starting with coloured glass because I just can’t resist the stuff 😀

etsy tangerine bottleTangerine Art Glass Bottle from Everything Nana

etsy green glassGreen Glass Snack Plates With Cups also from Everything Nana

etsy ball jarsThree Blue Ball Jars from Vintage Jane

etsy insulatorsSet Of Three Glass Insulators from Lady In A Shoe

etsy deer dishBaby Deer Dish from Josie’s Stress Relief

etsy tumblersCobalt Blue Tumblers from Vintage Wares

etsy druggist bottle‘Chas. G. Miller Prescription Druggist Lanoke. Ark.’ medicine bottle from The Bottle Diggers

etsy doorknobsEmerald Green Glass Doorknobs from ajn9848

etsy cobalt jarCobalt Blue Jar also from ajn9848

etsy teal pitcherTeal Pitcher from ModernToRetro

etsy purple pitcherPurple Pitcher also from ModernToRetro

etsy sunflower platesGreen Sunflower Plates from Ollie’s Olio

etsy candy dishesSet Of Two Candy Dishes from Fuzzy Memories


I’ve just discovered freelance illustrator DP Sullivan’s blog and I’m loving it – in particular the alphabet illustrations, which are a work in progress.

dp sullivan vhs

dp sullivan origami

dp sullivan xenophobia

dp sullivan evolution

via Design Milk

LOST may be over for another season, but we can console ourselves with the vast amount of excellent goodies it’s been inspiring people to create – check out Adam Campbell‘s ‘vintage’ DHARMA Initiative advert posters 😀

More to see here.

dharma van ad

dharma travel pills ad

dharma cctv ad

via Grain Edit

How cool is this DIY alien abduction lamp?  Brilliant idea and inexpensive to make – see the full tutorial at Dollar Store Crafts 🙂

alien abduction lamp by dollar store crafts via curbly

via Curbly

These beautiful pieces are by UK artist Helen Musselwhite. They’re available from All Things Original, also check out the contact page on her website for UK galleries.

Happy Together

Happy Together

White Poppies

White Poppies

Monkey Magic

Monkey Magic



In The Hedgerow

In The Hedgerow

via Whorange

Hard Cards are possibly the most perfect greetings cards I’ve come across so far – not only are they hilarious (and I mean spit-your-coffee-all-over-your-monitor funny) and beautifully designed (no pictures of flowers, sailing boats or puppies) – but they’re made from 100% post consumer recycled paper and card; they’re printed with soy ink, using no bleach, acid or chlorine; the company is  concerned with employing local designers and printers and supporting local businesses; and they also plan to donate 5% of their proceeds to various social causes,from no-kill animal shelters to cancer research.  Pretty impressive, for the very reasonable price of $3.50 per card.

hard cards friendship fronthard cards friendship inside

hard cards happy birthday fronthard cards happy birthday inside

hard cards holiday fronthard cards holiday inside

hard cards wedding fronthard cards wedding inside

via Treehugger

The Color Picker prototype designed by Jinsun Park is a device that allows you to scan the exact colour of anything it is placed against.  The colour sensor in the pen picks up the colour, and the RGB cartridge instantly mixes the ink.  This amazing gizmo, which is still being developed, will allow all range of artists to ‘create a more sensorial and visual insight of their surrounding nature’s colors.’

color picker by jinsun park via tuvie2


via 2Modern

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