Saturday, March 28, 2009

Daydream Homes

So, I’m shopping for my niece and look what I come across in the way of dollhouses:

Plan Toy’s Green Home (it's wind powered!)

A few more from Plan Toys. . .

And, I had to include this Woody Click number—it's hilarious—for the kid that likes to imagine accidents and emergency room drama.

Matter's got this A-frame dollhouse, based on architect Andrew Geller's design.

Hasse Weiss’s
Expandable Home

And, last but not least superstar designer/illustrator Janine Rewell's version.
These start at $100 and can go as high as several hundred, though I don't think Janine's is for sale. If anyone’s got one of these, can I come over and play?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Cat Toy Brilliance!

Good for some laughs. And, it should be noted that L.A.'s Spellwell stuffs these dolls with organic catnip—now getting high to visions of carcasses can be a green activity!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Brookfield Zoo posters

Brookfield Zoo in Chicago, silk-screened posters circa 1936 Created by Carken.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Introducing: the Apple Jacket

For someone who likes to carry fruit around in her purse, these puppies actually make sense to me. And yes I'll admit it, they're cute, too.
Something for pear-eaters, too. . .

Courtesy of Etsy seller jacquelineknits ltd.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Creativity + Obsessive Behavior = Peanut Butter + Chocolate. Tasty.

For decades, Swiss born Paris-resident Felice Varini has made magic with paint, applying it to environments around the world. At first glance, the marks look random; but from a single specific vantage point, Varini freezes the place into a 2-dimensional piece. Call ‘em puzzles, call ‘em poetry, some people even call them math—I think these pieces work from any standpoint.

P.S. Wondering what kind of crazy science Varini invokes to make these? I believe he uses a projector. Anyone? Anyone?

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Welcome Stella Fluorescent!

I am pleased to announce that creative duo Tiersa Nureyev and Erik Hilburn, a.k.a. Stella Fluorescent, have joined our ranks. Now we have a fashion and home team among us—we're all ears guys!