From the desk of Mark Zuckerberg

May 24, 2011 § 2 Comments

Now, this is right up my alley.

Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg commissioned designer Ben Barry to create some gorgeous stationery for him. I don’t know what’s more impressive – the bold and fun design or the fact that Mark Zuckerberg still corresponds by mail.

(Source: Design Work Life)

Time for the weekend

February 4, 2011 § 3 Comments

Do you have any interesting weekend plans? Nick didn’t get much of a weekend last week, so we plan on some sleeping in together tomorrow, but also heading into the city to pick up a couple things before we celebrate the lovely Courtney‘s birthday with her at one of our (mine & Courtney’s, not mine & Nick’s, haha) favourite restaurants, the Sidewalk Cafe. Sunday morning, if I’m up to it, I might stop by my current yoga studio to do Gentle Kripalu on TV! We’ll see about that one ;)

Here are a couple posts from around the interweb that I’ve been enjoying & forwarding on today:

Speaking of yoga, I’d love to ditch my mat and try out Yoga Paws!

Everything in this listing of Nerd Valentine ideas is amazing, especially the someecards with the Steve Jobs reference.

I love my giant sectional couch, but these ones are so stylish and have built-in coffee tables.

This trinity of Black & Grey tattoo books feature some really amazing artwork on skin. It got one big WANT from my husband!

Get ready for another snowstorm, feet!

January 11, 2011 § Leave a comment

The weather authorities are telling us New Yorkers that we are about to get another dumping of snow tonight and that dumping could result in as much as 14 inches of cold white stuff. I immediately thought of my feet. I walk everywhere I can and my Tretorn boots just got holes in them after the last storm. Way to let me down when I really need you, boots! Well, I guess I had them for three years so it must be time to upgrade.

This morning I ordered a pair of Hunter boots over the internet. It’s not so much the warmth I’m concerned about than the dryness. Dryness is the essence of warmth afterall, right?

What’s your favourite footwear for winter? I still need some more ideas so I stop wearing my military boots every day.

Keep warm & dry, East Coasters!

This week’s best

December 17, 2010 § Leave a comment

This week has been so busy that I broke my post-a-day streak! The job I’m working now has me ensuring everyone gets their online orders by that dreaded Christmastime deadline, so I have been working extra hard. In addition to getting together for holiday drinks with friends, I’ve been trying to keep up going to yoga and the gym so that I may indulge in whatever treats I care to next week!

Until I have the time to sit down and think of something new and original to write, here are some of my weekly favourite posts from around the web:

Did you know 2010 was apparently an important year for cats?

I keep telling everyone around me about John Kestner’s amazing new inventions

These Calendars of Silly Holidays will match any space

I’ll be sure to bring my robot headphone splitter with me on our travels next week, so Nick & I can share iPods!

Paul Smith’s kids’ line is adorably cool

I finally tried Momofuku’s famous Crack Pie last weekend! If you don’t live in New York, you can make your own

Best of: Gift Guides around the web

December 3, 2010 § 2 Comments

I’ve been really enjoying seeing all the gift guides put together around the web for the holiday season. What a great way to get some new ideas for fun things to give your friends and family this year! Here are some of my favourite lists so far.

Notcot’s Gift Guide for Edibles

A Cup of Jo’s Younger Brother gift guide is my favourite in her series so far

Cool Hunting’s 2010 Gift Guide

Pinterest’s Gift Guide Pinboard

and of course, Martha Stewarts’ Holiday Gift Guide


Wood weather station clock above from Wishing Fish

Cyber Monday

November 29, 2010 § 1 Comment

Hey, apparently it’s Cyber Monday! This year is the first I’ve heard of this shopping holiday, but apparently it’s the online cousin of Black Friday and my inbox is filled with offers from Amazon, Dalaga, Crate & Barrel, and more, tempting me to figure out what to buy the rest of my family ASAP by using their deals!

One thing is for sure – right now, if I didn’t have a straight edge husband, I’d be taking advantage of Doublenaut‘s 25% off sale and buying this beer print:

If your special someone is more beer-friendly, enter the code “holiday” at checkout to receive your discount from design gurus Doublenaut!

The Museum of Unnatural History

November 22, 2010 § Leave a comment

The creative team behind San Francisco’s Pirate Supply Store & Brooklyn’s Superhero Supply Store has opened a new location in D.C. – The Museum of Unnatural History.

826DC, BK, and SF are nonprofit organizations dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. They also sell covetable products to draw in visitors.

826DC’s storefront, The Museum of Unnatural History, showcases the rarest of rare and the surrealist of surreal artifacts from times long past. Dedicated unnaturalists and enthusiasts of history (that might not have ever happened) will love perusing the vast collections and museum curios. Be sure to marvel at the museum’s unbelievable animal assortment, featuring everything from weagles to owlephants, and explore, if you dare, the store’s built-in cave (yep – it really has a cave).

The products were designed by Oliver Munday:

See more of them here.

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