via Spoon and Tamago, these appeal to my appreciation of the miniaturized mundane.
The clever idea is the brainchild of a Japanese designer who goes by the name monde. Based in Tokyo, monde creates objects inspired by the city but also animals and insects. The back alley bookends come in a pair and can be used together to replicate a small back alley, or they can be used individually, exposing the intricate stepping stones, A/C units, piping, plants and other details that have been carefully recreated by hand.
I do not like the Lumineers.
This pen is the third thing I’ve ever funded on Kickstarter. It’s really really nice. Dead-silent click mechanism, juuust long enough to be usable but still small enough to disappear into a pocket.
Machine Era is a Richmond Va machine shop that is best known for their metal wallets. They made my (current) favorite pen, so I didn’t hesitate to back the campaign.
The makerset brand is an offshoot of Machine Era where they focus on writing instruments. I’m excited to see where they go.
The mid-sole completely disintegrated on a trip to Trader Joe’s (and yes, I see the irony).
I had to slink out of the store, leaving a trail of powdered plastic in my wake. My family takes great delight in retelling the tale.
Took in the Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China exhibit this weekend and it was damn impressive. I’d read about the Terracotta Army before, but to see these 2000-year-old figures in person was humbling. It was shocking to see the level of detail that still exists in this clay. The horse and chariot, above, is a recreation based on the originals from the tomb network.
The below figures are the real-deal statues. You can see the detail in the hair and moustahces. It’s bonkers.
The exhibit runs through March of 2018, so check it out if you can.
There are some nice choices in this most recent batch of Parra-designed clothes at Rockwell. That shirt in particular made me chuckle.
Look! It’s a funny April Fool’s joke!
I feel bad that I only just noticed that Drawn is gone, since posts stopped back in May.
It wasn’t on my daily list of stops but the animation and illustration that was posted there was always worth checking out.
I’d love to pull the trigger on this but I have too many posters in the file already. J. Crap is a great follow on Instagram if you’re looking for someone new to check out. This hipsterrific Taco Truck Transformer is sharp.
You can buy them here.