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