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Restoration Hardware bargain

Restoration Hardware bargain

Yea, that’s right. You thought you’d never see this… the words “Restoration Hardware” and “bargain” together. Now, I absolutely love the store. There’s some really beautiful items, but you pay premium bucks for such quality. Well, here’s something you can buy for an absolute steal at Restoration Hardware. A Carpenter’s Folding Ruler for $4. It […]

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goggles or googles

goggles or googles

I wonder if the goggle industry doesn’t like Google because people now will allows misspell “goggle”. I have the hardest time typing “goggle”. Every single time I try to spell it out, I type in “google”. You try it now. The goggles shown above are currently 50% off at Restoration Hardware. $12.

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2009 Christmas Card

2009 Christmas Card

Hopefully everyone whom (or who?) I sent a Christmas card this year has already received it. If you didn’t get a card, then send me your postal address some time and I’ll put you on the list for 2010. The final card (front and back) can be seen at my Flickr page (it’s grouped with […]

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Merry Christmas! 2008

Merry Christmas! 2008

The NativityTheophanes the Cretan1546egg tempera paintingStavronikita Monastery, Mt. Athos (where it still resides) The Birth of Jesus Christ (ESV, English Standard Version)Luke 2:1-20 2:1 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration when [1] Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 […]

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extinct animal toys

extinct animal toys

Josh Finkle’s “extinct toys” are incredible. From his website: Handcrafted wooden toys of recently extinct animals. I selected these four creatures for their beautiful shapes and patterns. Choosing an anthropomorphic approach, I designed them with simplified, humanistic shapes and statures. Once unfolded, the packaging becomes an information graphic about the animal inside. These toys are […]

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that dark gray felt look

I like the dark gray felt look that’s going on over at designglut.com. There’s some design decisions on their masthead that I’m not 100% happy about, but I really like the overall feel of the textures. A year ago I was going to use dark, dark gray felt for my design portfolio, but wound up […]

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trippy shelf

trippy shelf

Check out this trippy shelf by Bjrn Jrund Blikstad, a newly educated furniture designer with a masters degree from 2009 from Oslo National Academy of the Arts. My mind is blown.

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AT-AT bunk bed

AT-AT bunk bed

After the previous post, I got to thinking that the best kind of bed would not be of the Millennium Falcon variety, but rather an AT-AT. A little Google search pulled up a bunch of results where some guy built a monsterous AT-AT bed. It’s a bit unrealistic unless you live in an airplane hangar. […]

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