With Hurricane Sandy (aka “Frankenstorm”) hitting the East Coast, many of us are out of power and even worse, NO INTERNET! Who needs your laptops when you can go back to old school chalk & board drawings and bring back the kid in you! A nice way to take advantage of those long days of cabin fever. Hope all of your that are effected by the storm are doing okay! (found here)
Most of us are always on the go taking our iPhones, iPads, laptops and any other device that keeps us connected to our work. I’m not a proponent of this lifestyle, but definitely guilty of having all my work gadgets close by and many times, straight to bed with me! Changing this behavior is something that I can’t take on and requires a professional which I am not. So what I’m suggesting is…well, if you are going to be schlepping around, why not make it convenient and well designed? Openaire by NICK + BEAU have created a portable workstation where you can carry, sit and relax pretty much anywhere. That’s a compromise no?
Whoever said you shouldn’t play with your food clearly didn’t know what food had to offer. Spain based designer Aranxa Esteve and Lucía Rallo have conjured up a playful idea of creating typographic colored jello to promote their studio. Be inspired and try giving it a go this weekend! (via design milk)
I think its fair to say one thing ALL designers/creatives have in our DNA is the need to collect, store and know when you see a good piece of equipment/supplies from a mile away. I ran into designer Kaus Aalto’s series of dressers called, “Take Out” and well…not only is it beautiful, but brilliant. Created from the need to store tools and have the option to take them on the go, this dresser is composed of individual suitcases for each drawer. (via Design Milk)
Brooklyn-based writer and founder James Aviaz is doing what a lot of people should be doing…trying to make a difference in the world the best way they know how. Through hand-assembling and stapling each zine, Aviaz has created Everything is Fucked, Everything is Okay with contributing writers all over the world, to help inspire and shed some light on everyday issues you and all people commonly share. Its fun, entertaining, and you might find some life changing advice if you know where to look! Enjoy~
Many of you that are fortunate enough to have nature around you will laugh at this post. So just bear with me when I say this post is for those of that live in the hustle and bustle of the city and have those moments of dire desperation for a hint of country living doused with the smells of wood burning stoves, morning dew and wild life frolicking in your backyard. I can’t bring all those things to your city dwellings, but I can bring the hope that you can bring the essence of a country cabin without having to roll up your sleeves…well, not too much. Holland designer, Piet Hein Eek has created Scrapwood Wallpaper, an amazing collection of wallpaper that allows you to bring the feeling of country right into your home. The prints resemble wood paneling of all different colors, styles and textures. Its a no brainer if you ask me.
I’ve been working on Food Network’s first bimonthly collection of digital publishing apps called “Food Network Favorites” that just launched today! Now available on iTunes for the Newstand, this first edition called “Super Soups” is informative, inspirational and will be a great asset in your transition to the Fall and through the cold Winter. You can download it for the iPad for $3.99 and start cook’n! Please let me know your thoughts on it if you purchase! Thanks all.