Why-oh-why does the local art supply shop not have this in stock? An eraser on one end of a solid wood block, and a natural hair brush to sweep away the rubbings… it makes so much sense, and is so simple and utilitarian (=lovely) that you’d think it’d be a no brainer to have a big box of them available. If anyone sees a U.S. retailer carrying this, please let me know.
Made by blind and visually impaired crafts folk in Berlin.
Measures 4″ long.
This umbrella by 25togo from Taiwan has a goggle-shaped window for seeing (or spying, as is suggested), no doubt helpful when you want to keep dry yet not crash into other pedestrians. Topped off with a periscope-shaped cap, it’s cute enough to get some smiles and funny enough to be admired (no scoffing allowed).
dimensions: L 85 cm W 14 cm (approximate)
weight: 360g each umbrella
package includes: two umbrellas (bright yellow & gray), protective bag, introduction card
Produce mesh bags are the new reusable shopping totes, but why buy when you can make your own for next to nothing? Delia Randall of Delia Creates shows us how to recycle an old T-shirt—you know, the one with all the moth holes and mystery stains—into an adorable veggie carrier. "I'm not the most green person," she tells Ecouterre. "But I do believe in taking care of our earth, and I think the point is to try. The more I try to repurpose old materials and cut down on waste, the easier it gets to be more eco-minded. And every effort counts, even if just a little bit." Did we mention these bags are off-the-charts cute, too?
Russian studio Art Lebedev has designed a series of bite-sized cardboard memory sticks that set a new standard for convenient memory storage. Dubbed Flashkus, the easy-to-use, recyclable storage drives are available in perforated ‘magazine’ strips, and they feature a space to write a brief contents description.
How many embarrassing pictures have you been a part of? Social networking sites are where friends upload almost every picture from every party and you wouldn't want the world to see your antics. You cant stop being the party animal that you are but you can save yourself some embarrassment with the Embarrassing Photo Protective Sunglasses. These face-blocking shades do the best they can to save you from regretful photo-ops and from getting grounded for life (in case you have your parents on your friends list, which is very dangerous).
I will be the first to say it, I’m not a big clock person. I don’t wear a watch, loathe it really. And you’d better be prepared to go on a miniature scavenger hunt to find out what time it is in my home. I know where the clocks are. I do have to have some inkling of time. They just have to be hidden from my line of view. I don’t like clocks staring me down, reminding me, with every tic toc, that one more minute of my life is gone. I like my time in increments; work time, dinner time, craft time, bed time-you get the picture. ”What about when you’re not at home?”, you may ask. Well, clever me has literally made an artform out of finding a clock in almost every nook and cranny of NYC… and even in some European cities. I prefer it this way. It makes finding out the time more like an adventure than a necessity. However…there are exceptions to the rule. If the clock is so truly unusual that I can’t really decipher the time without a lot of effort and is not only visually appealing but also interesting in some way, then it earns a free pass into my home. I found such a clock on Core 77 today. Designers Shay Carmon and Ben Klinger of Studio Ve have created a delightful little timekeeper called the Manifold Clock and it is truly one of the grooviest clocks I have encountered in a long time.The Manifold Clock consist of a piece of Tyvek that twirls around the manifold, creating a unique visual “time dance”. Some on Core 77′s post have questioned whether or not the clock actually works. I say, who cares? If you want a clock that tells accurate time buy a Swiss watch!
You really have to check out the video below to to experience it yourself.
The simple addition of dice markings to a six sided pencil makes all the difference. Pencil dice is an essential addition to any brief case, pen cup or pencil case. A little something to help you pass the time, amuse the children or even make decisions.
Another design by Sebastian Bergne available only through spunique. Sold in pairs, the price shown is for two pencils
the design is derived from the notion that mobile devices are much like pets - accompanying us wherever we go. the 'tail' is fashioned off that of a dalmation dog and can easily attach and be removed from one's various mobile devices via a suction cup.