happy halloweenie!

music videos and mtv?

some of you may have heard that mtv has created an online collection of all their music videos, you know, because they were once known for that. it's actually pretty dope and a lot easier then sifting through videos on youtube. check it out here.

botany at it's finest

ever come across a shop where you want pretty much everything? um, yeah. that would edesigns shop of botanical jewelry. i admittedly don't spoil myself very often with nice jewelry, A) because i'm prone to lose it and B) because i'm prone to lose it. but sometimes, you just gotta take the risk & splurge a little, right? i'll be sure to keep my new pieces under a watchful eye this time around.

tuning in to tune out

how rad are these press-out animals from muji? they're made from recycled cardboard and 5% of the retail price is donated to the born free foundation!

(via swissmiss)

and a couple more cool campaign posters for ya.
i want stairs just so i can have this banister made - love.

love love love these.
(by typocalypse)

fantastic battle scenes by casey ruble.

here in the bay area, we're pretty proud of the city we call home. even the little sub-districts where our homes reside are a pretty big deal. there's the mission, the lower haight, pac heights, soma, nob hill, the marina, cole valley, the richmond's and the sunset's - the list goes on and on.

i've wanted for some time now to make something for people that's unique to their city, but that's practical. i've always been a big fan of maps, so i decided to go off that and launch A2B - an online store currently selling magnets made from local transit maps.

the selection will be expanding in the coming weeks and i'll hopefully be adding some other neighborhood type items to the shop in the near future. custom maps for san francisco neighborhoods are available through november 15th at no extra charge.

check the store weekly to see if your neighborhood is added and
check out the site to keep up to date with cool online finds and sneak previews of items being added to the shop!


after completely gorging ourselves on some thai food, alex and i decided to be a little crafty and try to make a record bowl. we decided to start small with a 45 before going at it on a classic 33 - a few short minutes later we had a record bowl! okay, well not really a functional bowl since there's a giant hole in the center - but now we're totally prepared to make a legit bowl out of a 33. an amoeba run is officially on the agenda...

i don't know that i could switch away from my moleskin notebooks, but if i did, this notebook would be at the top of my list.
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saw these helmets on swissmiss and just about burst at the seams. RAD. check out all the helmets and their variety of colors here.
the annual pixel award voting is under way (through oct. 24th) - help determine what's the best of the best out there on the web. click here to vote and while you're at it, i suggest you vote for blurb under the art category. =)

i know a few people who would go crazy for one of these...get your own here.

Minilogue - Animals from ljudbilden on Vimeo.
happy friday!
okay, i couldn't resist. with all the 'joe the plumber' references going around from the recent political frenzy, i found the new pepsi logo to fit right in. don't get it? see that little black line that's supposed to be indicative of a smile? kinda looks like the very cliche plumbers crack, no? (there is admittedly a debate as to whether or not pepsi has or will use that black line, but well, it's still pretty damn funny)

how rad are these pieces of growing jewelry? check them out here.
2D animation and drawings bringing emotions to life. LOVE it.
i got a lot of emails regarding the political posters post i put up, so i thought i would keep the theme going with a few more in the weeks leading up to the election. i should caveat this with the fact that most of these are done in support of the democratic party. i'm not trying to sway anyones opinion in any way - vote for whomever you think is fit to get us out of this mess we're in. but enjoy some dope design while you're at it.

some of you may have heard of the site 30 reasons which features a poster-a-day for the 30 days leading up to the election. some of these are really beautiful, focusing more on unity and growth as a nation versus the issues that divide us. it's a nice respite from how depressing this has all gotten, no?

check out all the posters or sign up to have them emailed to you daily here.

it's true, i really do.

saw this scrap scrapbook on one good bumblebee and had to share. i have so many paper samples it's kind of out of control, so of course i thought this was pretty much the best idea ever. LOVE it.
election time is always exciting on the design front - so many posters to ogle over. aiga's 'get the vote out' poster contest brought in some spectacular pieces - check out the top 24 that made it into print here.

love love love these souvenir photos by michael hughes.
check out the whole collection here.

some naughty visual delights - stair porn and materialicious.
litquake, readymade and the curiosity shoppe? hell yes!
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this last weekend lisa and i ventured north to vancouver for a few days of relaxing and shopping. it rained every day and was breathtaking. autumn leaves littered the streets, their green counterparts still poised stoically in the trees against the grey skies.

we ventured from downtown, to yaletown, to granville across a rather wet and windy bridge (my idea entirely, of course). we ate fabulous meals (thank you black frog and chill winston), stocked up on winter hats, made a quick museum stop and caught up on a lot of much needed sleep.

on our last full day in the city we ventured to the vancouver science center which was more fun then two geeks like us could handle. we were giddy as could be - likely having more fun then 70% of the kids there.

something about that town still makes my heart skip a beat. i absolutely love it.

artist of the week this week is one most of you probably already listen to, but she's been swimming in my head all weekend and now into the week. here's just one of my favorites by feist - hope you enjoy it as much as i do.
you know, just in case you wanted to have a little fun during tonights debate.
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