Thursday, August 16, 2012

Many Facets

I love this jacquard loom woven afghan by graphic artist turned functional object designer Matt W. Moore. His new company CORE DECO makes coasters, shelving, and jacquard afghans all adorned with his signature graphic patterns. The video is a little much with the sexy music but it does help you see how soft and comfy the 100% cotton geometric patterned throw is. Needless to say, I want one!!!

The "Crystal" afghan features a faceted triangulation array


Tuesday, August 14, 2012


When the Paper Source catalog arrived in the mail yesterday, I was as giddy as a 3rd grader. While browsing through the colorful & whimsical pages of things that I don't NEED, I had a flashback of elementary school and HAVING to have these crazy pens and pencils in my desktop pencil box and how exciting it was when I would get to go to the mall and buy a new one. You remember the ones I am talking about right? I'm sure I had a pencil printed with pastries and sweets and a slice 'o cake eraser on top. Well, when I saw the file folders with the vintage typewriter illustration on front in the Paper Source catalog, for a split second I thought to myself - "that is so cute, I have to have that." But then reason kicked in (something you don't have as a kid) and I realized that I am a 33 year old woman and I DON'T need them, nor do I really WANT them. But much like the actual store, the Paper Source catalog is just so much fun to look at and really inspires creativity and if something brings you back to your inner child, that can only be a good thing.

I love these striped paper straws - $6.95 for a box of 144

Gorgeous Giftwrap

Sunday, August 12, 2012

This is really cool. When Portuguese beer maker Sagres released a chocolate flavored beer, they decided to celebrate by making their website entirely out of chocolate. What? I was confused at first too. I figured that their website was simply illustrated to look like it was chocolate. Nope. Master chocolatier, Victor Nunes, known for his chocolate sculptures, actually created each component of the interface design - buttons, boxes, text, backgrounds, logo - out of real chocolate, photographed each of the parts and pieces and then their web design firm created a flash website with a stop motion-esque look and feel. Check it out for yourself here (fyi you must be 18+ to view the site since it is for a beer and it is in portuguese, so click the button on the left that says "sim" which means "yes" - you are over 18).

Check out the video of the whole process below: