how to build a lasting relationship

25 January 2010   //     4 comments   //   advertising, clever, thought provoking


Mine Yours Ours

Utterly, breathtakingly brilliant.

(Originally found via ReflectionOf.Me. Linked here from Ads of the World.)


what type are you?

19 January 2010   //     6 comments   //   clever, design, thought provoking, type

This quiz from the mighty Pentagram has been cruising speedily around the interwebs, so if you’ve already done it, please share your type with us in the comments.

If you haven’t, turn your speakers on and go find out what type you are. Then come back and tell us. (Edited to add: password is Character)

I’m Van Doesburg. A creatively structural typeface designed by Theo Van Doesburg, an architect from the De Stijl era.

(Thanks Debbie!)


diy lens cap saver

18 January 2010   //     Comments Off   //   clever, design, diy, form + function, photography

DIY Lenscap saver

Got an empty shampoo bottle and some free time? Why not make yourself this fantastic lens cap holder for your camera! New-to-me inventor Benvelo has provided templates and step-by-step instructions for you to DIY. It’s a little on the complicated side, but with super cool results.

Heck. You can even make it cute.

Find the complete project here.

(Thanks Wired Gadgets, via


mix tape usb hub

06 January 2010   //     Comments Off   //   caught my eye, clever, design, vintage

When we moved from Durham to Charlotte a few years ago, we purged our world of hundreds of cassettes that we had either obtained digitally or which we were pretty certain we wouldn’t listen to again. This pretty much left us with a big box of mix tapes that we don’t listen to but would never in a million years get rid of. And as much as I love the convenience and portability of digital music, I do miss tapes and the way they rattle around and slide clattery into a tape deck.

But now, thanks to Urban Outfitters’ keen eye for kitch, you can keep a tape on your desk in the form of a USB hub!

Find it here.


picturing the past 10 years

05 January 2010   //     Comments Off   //   clever, design, history, media, thought provoking

Phillip Niemeyer has created a fantastic chart for the New York Times depicting trends of the past 10 years.

The above is just a sample of highlights of the O’s, but the whole chart is an interesting walk down the memory lanes of our love, concerns, moods and fears.

See the full chart here.

(Thanks Crystal!)


how to get your lost camera back

17 December 2009   //     Comments Off   //   clever, funny ha ha, photography

Andrew McDonald shares his clever idea for avoiding camera loss, or, more precisely, a clever way to get your camera back if you do lose it.

See the whole “slideshow” here.

(Thanks for the link Gwen!)


geek love

16 December 2009   //     Comments Off   //   clever, design, wearable

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What with LEAP being comprised of a designer wife and a cute programmer husband,
I believe I probably need to own one of these geektastic shirts.

(via CoolMomPicks at The Motherhood)


custom sigg bottles

11 December 2009   //     Comments Off   //   clever, design, save the world


We love our Sigg bottles. Not only do they help save the world by reducing plastic bottle waste, but they look cool too, thanks to the great designs and cool metal bottles. But if you’re still left wanting more better design, look no further. Sigg has apparently partnered with Café Press to enable you to customize your own Sigg bottle. You can upload images, type in your own text and then see the bottle in a variety of action shots. Awesome.


Customize your Sigg bottle here.