What animal do you weigh? Card copy idea: "I'm a swan. You're a cow. I still
plastic bag alternative
$8 for 1, $22 for 3, $38 for 6
Groceries taste just as good, if not more consciously delicious, when you've toted them home in plastic bag alternatives like Baggus.
We've seen a few of these over the years, but this pocket screwdriver is
particularly ingenious, with the edge of the washer graduating in thickness
to accommodate any (common) slot. Pack o' 12 too!
Ghost in the Shell: Stand-Alone Complex and Cowboy Bebop Combo
The best two anime series ever, both will convert non-fans of the genre. Fresh
takes on the urban future, seemingly rendered by amazingly imaginative
industrial designers, with engaging plots you can actually follow.
Okala Design Guide
Everyone's going green. Give your design and eco-minded friends and loved
ones the gift of guidance.
Mix Tape USB
Tired of spending time putting together the perfect mix, only to present
it as a nasty CD-R with your bad Sharpie handwriting? Try this sizzle with
H2-UH-OH* or Why You Should Buy Stainless Steel Water Bottles Today
Scientific studies have been piling up since '98 saying that bisphenol A
(BPA) leaches out of polycarbonate water bottles—those popular Nalgene
bottles—and that it can lead to "chromosomal aberrations", IN YOU,
and, no, they're NOT the super spidey-strength kind. So the time is NOW to
switch to a safer alternative... (these are all aluminum free too, if that
matters) *We stole this title from these
More recent studies are cited
Sigg Oval Bottles 0.6L
Stainless Steel replica of 1941 Swiss Army Canteen—has FDA approved epoxy
phenol resin coating to cut down on any possible mineral leaching
Guyot Shorty 24oz
uncoated stainless steel—wide mouthed so it will still fit your nalgene
accessories—water filter, etc.
Klean Kanteen 27oz
w/stainless steel loop cap—uncoated food-grade stainless w/stainless cap
Design Wit and the Creative Act poster in"artist-grade" metal-capped
Limited Edition - Only 50 left!
If you missed the
, you can still take home a part of it by snagging one of these
limited edition posters. Hurry though.
Super slick yo-yo
Possibly more yo-yo than a lay-person needs, but that lead-sled hubcap look is too sweet to pass up. Made from Aircraft grade 6061-T6 aluminum alloy with ultra precision high speed chrome bearing!
Thank you. I Love you.
$50 to start; more for more
Want some greetings with seasoning?Thank you I love you will turn your
photos and movies into quirky, delightful, charming web movies to send to
the ones you love. They also do cards. And games. And basically anything
you need. Wanna see samples? Check out Jumping
, or the timely holiday
Turn any apple into a votive holder with this candle carver from Lillian
Lucha Karate Toy, Peru
Unbelievable value in the Aesthetic and Pop-Tchotchke departments.
Pentagram's 2008 Classic Typographic Calendar
Kit Hinrichs has designed this year's calendar using twelve typefaces designed
by typographer Matthew
. Purchase it here
Packaged to look like it's floating, this block of magnets turns itself into
a bracelet through some clever meandering. Check this out from the catalogue: "Each
magnetic link has enough strength to actually move around on the other side
of your hand while holding the end of the remainder of the bracelet beneath." Got
no idea what that means, exactly, but it's got "bar trick" written all over
Carrie Bicycle Basket
Referencing the Swedish crochet tablecloths on which her grandmother used to
serve afternoon tea, designer Marie-Louise Gustafsson offers these plypro
baskets for strolling or riding. (Bicycle basket holder is included.)
Good Magazine Subscription
GOOD for you, GOOD for your charity of choice and it's even GOOD for someone you love.
S-XL Cake Pan
"A little smaller...no, smaller...well, not that
small!" Let people pick their perfect size slice (and height!) with Konstantin Slawinski's exquisitely inequitable cake pan.
U Bend Bookshelf
The good folks at UpToYouToronto have dropped the price of Max Lamb's
ingenious shelf to $77 especially for this list, so go get it!
(Click on"Home Accessories", then scroll down to"U Bend Shelf".)
ForestEthics is the organization behind Victoria's Dirty Secret and countless
other campaigns aimed at getting corporations—from Limited Brands to Staples
and Office Depot—to change their paper-buying practices. So far, their
work has stopped logging in over seven million acres of old growth forests
(one million acres in Chile, and six million acres in British Columbia),
so if you're into planting trees this year, how's about you consider saving
a few while you're at it?
Knit Night Cupcakes
free/diy/cost of supplies
The crafty and sweet-toothed ones on your list won't stop ooh-ing and ahh-ing
for hours at your kick-ass DIY skills, that is, until they get kinda hungry.
Cost of materials
You could buy
one of these
, or just build it. And since turning off the TV in
any decent restaurant would constitute a nice gift to all its patrons, maybe
just you keep this item for yourself.
$9 for 2oz, $18 for 7oz
For all those germy Mama's boys out there. You know who you are.
You need patience, and you need the stones of course, but of all the
old-skool gifts you could give this holiday season, it's tough to imagine
one more classic than this.
Universal Guggenheim Snowdome
Never saw the light of day.
A throw-in from way back in 2001. Allan Chochinov and Henry Yoo's
conceptual object had the following pitch: "The Universal Guggenheim SnowDome
is a tabletop souvenir; an engaging amusement that invites users to get
involved with architecture and explore dynamic relationships between form
and space. The SnowDome's "shake-'n'-make" simplicity transforms Frank
Gehry's sensual formal vocabulary into a truly vernacular and democratic
architecture--an architecture of the people, by the people. Or, it's just
a fun thing to buy at the museum gift shop."
nothing ever came of it of course, but now the concept might just have
some new resonance, given the NewMu just a few blocks over from Core77