Pencil Tip Sculptures

20 August 2010   //     1 comment   //   caught my eye, tools

Drooling over the tiny precision of these hand carved pencil leads by Dalton Ghetti. I think the P is my favorite. And the contrast of the beat up stubby pencils? If they weren’t so stunning they would be adorable.

See more here — be sure to click through the gallery

(Thanks Adam! Via The Telegraph)


infinite usb

29 March 2010   //     2 comments   //   clever, design, form + function, tools

The Infinite USB — designed by Gonglue Jiang and winner of the iF Concept Award for 2010. Brilliant and beautiful. Can’t wait to get one and get rid of the ugly USB hub hiding sheepishly behind my computer.

(Thanks Design Milk)


500 colored pencils

10 January 2010   //     1 comment   //   color, design, happy, tools

Oh wow.

500 colored pencils. Delivered to you, in groups of 25, over the course of 20 months.

And bonus — they all have gorgeously evocative names, like “Drizzly Afternoon,” and “Tea with Milk,” and “Lemon Ghost.” Lemon Ghost, people. Don’t you just want to lick that?

Oh, and double bonus, they also have display cases that turn your collection into an art installation in its own right:

Brought to you by the fine folks at Social Designer. See the whole set here.

(Thanks Liquid Treat.)


letterpress list

05 January 2010   //     Comments Off   //   design, resources, tools

swissmiss has compiled a fantastic list of letterpress studios for you to check out when you need some letterpress done.

I would also add to the list the super sharp and talented Jordan Ferney of Oh Happy Day. She not only prints stuff, but she also teaches letterpress classes.

I love these cards of Jordan’s.


teux deux

11 December 2009   //     5 comments   //   design, tools


The fantastic and inspiring Swissmiss has gone and created something great: the perfect to-do application, called TeuxDeux. I tried it out yesterday and I’m already sold. Like Swissmiss, I have tried pretty much everything out there and always come back to a notepad on my desk. But this is super smart while still being super simple. And it’s easy to figure out. And it’s browser-based, which means I can access it from work or laptop. And it looks good!

Thank you Swissmiss! As if I needed more reasons to love and admire you. And a big thank you also to Fictive Kin who did the obviously great building.

Find it here.