Be on the lookout for these little beauties in your mailbox. The wooden box holds a handful of greeting cards and envelopes — everything you’ll need to start sharing the love! Most are blank, and a few have a clever little line inside. If you don’t see one in your mailbox and would like one – just send me a note and I’ll get one out to you. Plus, you can store all your precious trinkets in the box after the cards are used up! A big thanks to Jeremy Oviatt who is responsible for the design of the piece as well as my entire identity design. oviattdesign.blogspot.com
(I want to be able to park my car back in the garage – so let’s move some product here.)
If you’ve never thought about owning an axe, here’s a new company that will change your mind. Talk about selling you with a great story, I’ll now gladly pay $400 plus for a symbol of my strength and power. A shining example of how doing something worth talking about and making it easy to share can make all the difference.
Here’s a clip from Valet magazine:
Two Christmases ago, Peter Buchanan-Smith, [designer/creator] asked for an axe.… But when he unwrapped an unremarkable plastic hatchet, his mission was clear. He hopped on his computer and started designing—inspired by the simple color combination of jockey silks and flags.…”I think when the economy is tanking, we all start thinking about a simpler life,” he says. “Like, I don’t need the next generation of the iPhone, what I need is an axe.”
© Best Made Company, Valet magazine
Like the article in Smithsonian magazine writes, hopefully it doesn’t become referred to as The First Great Depression. That aside, here’s a wonderful and insightful look at life in 1934 from mostly forgotten artists who were commissioned by the U.S. government to depict ‘the American scene.’ Smithsonian celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Public Works of Art Program – a predecessor to the WPA. Except for the clothes, some aspects of life have hardly changed at all. Others are long forgotten.
Subway, by Lily Furedi © Smithsonian American Art Musem
Rock band Lyapis Trubetskoy from Belarus asked director Alexey Terexov to put visuals to their song ‘Ogon’ki’ (The Lights). The result won best animation at ViMUS in Portugal last year. All of this I’m just paraphrasing ’cause I really don’t know a thing about Lyapis Trubetskoy (go figure). Just came across it on Vimeo and thought it to be очень хороший (very nice).