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Archive for May 2009

Shopdropping Montreal is a Montreal based collective of artists and designers who take part in the act of Shopdropping.

Shopdrop – to covertly place merchandise on display in a store.  A form of ‘Culture Jamming’, as defined by Ryan Watkins Hughes, creator of

Well – you heard the man… grab some of your doodles and head for Tesco 😛






Chad Hagen’s Nonsense Info Graphs are making me smile today – I want them!  They’re graphs that chart… nothing in particular.  See more here on Flickr, and while you’re over there check out Chad’s other work – it’s every bit as awesome.

chad-hagen- nonsense info 4

chad-hagen nonsense info 2

chad-hagen nonsense info1

chad-hagen- nonsense info 3

via Grain Edit

Craftster member NynaeveAS has made this excellent purse from repurposed license plates and has kindly shared the tutorial – see it here. I might just have a go at making one of these (any excuse to play with power tools :)).

LicensePlatePurse on craftster

license plate purse on craftster

This months’ flea will take place on Sunday May 31st at Newmarket, Dublin 8.  Be there or be square 😛

Find out more here or email

lecool may poster

(As always, the specially designed Dublin Flea posters are available to buy for the low low price of a fiver :))


WEEE Ireland public collections will take place at the following venues:

6th June: Tesco Ballinamore, Leitrim 10am – 4pm

6th June: Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada, Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim 10am – 4pm

6th June: Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 10am – 4pm

This service is free of charge, batteries and all household items and appliances with a plug/batteries can be handed over for recycling/safe disposal.

Don’t forget, you can bring these items to your local civic amenity recycling centre any time – click here to find a centre near you.

Now here’s a sofa I could live with 🙂  Via Lattea showcased this range of eco-friendly furniture designed by Mario Bellini and Meritalia, at this year’s Milan Furniture Fair.  Made from recycled grain and sugar sacks, the frame is made from steel mesh and they’re  filled with air and lit from within by an LED light.  Could your living room handle one of these?

via lattea via ecofriend

via lattea2 via ecofriend

via Ecofriend

RedCamper‘s range of handbags and laptop bags are made from repurposed vintage car upholstery, original travel and holiday themed 35mm slides, airplane seatbelt clips, maps and postcards.  Each piece is one of a kind and features real images taken on real holidays.  Each bag also includes one naughty pin-up slide, in honour of creator Maura Gramzinski’s Grandfather, who used to sneak them into the family holiday slide show just for fun.

Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA 1967

Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA 1967

Lunar Landing 1969 - made from a genuine 1969 special edition of Life Magazine

Lunar Landing 1969 - made from a genuine 1969 special edition of Life Magazine

The Skylark LTD

The Skylark LTD


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

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May 2009