Arwey: Functional Notebooks

Posted on June 20, 2011 Under Design

I'm loving the looks of the Arwey Notebooks– especially the Flavin series with the pen holder on the front that keeps the book closed. Available in half a dozen colors for a mere $19.

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De Medici Ming Fine Paper: Seattle

Posted on May 3, 2011 Under Design

I discovered de Medici Ming Fine Paper today strolling around in my free time after a meeting here in Seattle. What an absolute gem of a shop. I was mesmerized by the fantastic selection of cards, journals, handmade papers, letterpress…

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Pinkghost x Chubby Book Series

Posted on August 14, 2009 Under Books

pinkghost just announced the latest (and least exploitative) expression of fandom for all things round and chubby since Dance Your Ass Off. In collaboration with artists Julie West, Helena Garcia and 64Colors, pinkghost will debut the Chubby Books Series. The…

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Vinyl Frontier Journals

Posted on April 2, 2009 Under Design

Vince Pacheco's work isn't easily mistaken for anyone else's. The Bay Area record collector's stack of cheesecake, kitsch and classic country records were becoming too much to deal with. Then he, along with his crafty girlfriend, got the brilliant idea…

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Posted on March 6, 2009 Under Design

Tokyo has been a city bursting with innovative design for years, and when husband and wife team Mike and Yuri Albertson (he's a product designer, she's a graphic designer) moved there from New York, their leather and paper company Postalco…

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Posted on February 26, 2009 Under Design

From skateboards to toys, the Web 2.0 world of make-on-demand continues to expand for a populace that runs on a mixture of Adderall and instant gratification. Magcloud is just one of the latest in the trend, a print-on-demand service where…

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Shin Tanaka x Giant Robot

Posted on January 26, 2009 Under Art

Our mom threw out our Voltron toys quite some time ago, and frankly it's been too long since we've put together a badass mechanical friend. Thanks to a collaboration between Paper Artist Extraordinaire Shin Tanaka, Asian-American Pop culture periodical Giant…

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14 Days of Chrismukkah: Chikabird

Posted on December 15, 2008 Under Design

The Gift: A Chikabird gift pack (makers of these fine wallets) containing a notebook in your choice of available colors, a Slow Loris pocket notebook and motorcycle tee. The Rules: We're using complicated chaos models to determine the winner. Just…

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Pretty Bitter

Posted on December 10, 2008 Under Design

If Someecards and CNN's T-shirt worthy headlines met, their love child might come in the form of gift tags that read "Get ready to fake excitement" and a white doily card with "Hot Mess" printed in fancy script. Enter Pretty…

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MoMA Holiday Cards

Posted on December 5, 2008 Under Design

Every year the MoMA store unveils a lineup of holiday cards that makes us reconsider making our own. That and Fluffy always refuses to pose in her Santa suit. When the Modern Art Museum first launched their holiday lineup over…

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