Wednesday, January 24, 2007

RAKKU: The Future of Shoe Storage

Shoe rolodex or medium housepet wheel? You decide.

They're sold out now, but are expecting more soon. Quite a steal at $65 + shipping

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Cutest Jewelry Box

Chocolate Box Jewelry Box

Friday, December 22, 2006

Fiery Lion Designs

This girl makes stuff very similar to small things but different enough to tell the difference.

See it on etsy

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

ABC Cookie Cutters

Not what you'd expect.

I definitely like the gingerbread set, it's officially on my wish list.

Available from Perpetual Kid, a cool site that stocks a lot of Archie McPhee stuff.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Grows 5 Times Faster Than Dirt

What? Dirt grows?

Yes, the brilliant copywriters over at AeroGarden would like you to be confused and intrigued by both their product and their use of the language. It's all part of the magic, baby. The AeroGarden magic...

The AeroGarden, now that I have your attention, is a cross between the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and a George Foreman grill. The brochure, which I picked up from the demo-station at Sur la Table, has a whole diagram area which uses phrases like "Plug 'n Grow Bio-Dome Seed Pods," and "Aeroponic Optimizing Chamber" and "Computerized Smart Garden Technology." You just stick the Bio-Dome seed pods on the teflon top, plug it in, set the Add-Nutrient delivery system to reset, and go go go! Or should I say, grow grow grow! The "AeroPonic technology creates a near-perfect rainforest growing enviroment!" Just the sort of technical mumbo jumbo I want to not think about while harvesting organic cherry tomatoes to have the nanny feed to my kids.

Actually, the AeroGarden is a pretty interesting idea and it might be fun to try if we ever wanna pitch in the $150. It seems like the perfect product for the kinds of people who shop at Sur la Table. Only the former college hippie turned wealthy breeding yuppie can truly appreciate harnessing the best in pot-growing hydroponic technology to create an Easy-Bake garden which will allow you to have fresh herbs at dinner but never get your hands dirty with, you know. Dirt.

Off the Cuff

These watch movement cufflinks from Red Envelope are sooo cool... I might just want them so I can make my handy pal Jana redo them into something useful, like earrings. Or maybe I'll start wearing cuffed shirts. But they just look really cool.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Daddy and Son Paper Castles

And other amazing paper crafts from artist Peter Callesen:

I'd Love this to be Mela-MINE

Wow, what a dorky post title. Wow, what a cute plate, from Lena Corwin, who also has some cute vintage neckties...

Monday, November 27, 2006

Happy, Happy, Hamster

Happy, Happy Hamster

Whimsical art

Original artwork from Out of the Box*California. Handpainted on a 1/2 thick wood block with gloss finish. $30

Out of the Box*California

Poppy Cute

This wonderfully cute ring is made from Green opaque Japanese seed beads and a pressed orange flower. $12

Purchase at Bellaceti