oooms

oooms is a dutch design company that makes original, quirky & often hilarious products. “We design products, small or big, for ourselves and for others. We focus on high quality and originality.” i want all of these:

road kill carpet:

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Do you know the feeling that you do not want to take a look at something, but you still do? The Road Kill carpet is a continued struggle between attraction and repulsion. It’s a warm, soft, cuddly carpet that attracts you to take a nap on it. But at the same time its a repulsive image of a car-flattened, bloody fox.

goldplated staples:

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Studio OOOMS thinks we can all agree that the overly bland corporate environment can use any type of excitement boost that it can get. Enter these 14 Karat goldplated staples.  Intended primarily as a form of jewelry, these luxury pieces can be applied to clothing (or just about anything) with the help of your average stapler. Of course you can also impress your boss by turning in your next report decked out in gold. He will feel you.

rebellious cabinet:

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The drawers of this cabinet can never be fully closed. When closing one drawer, the one next to it will open a bit. If you want to open a drawer that is fully closed, you just hit, kick or push the drawer next to it.

rocker:

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‘Rocker’ is an universal attachment to turn almost any four-legged chair into a real rocking chair. Depending on the chair of your choice, you can get any kind of rocking chair; from very relaxed to a more active one.

six pack:

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The Sixpack is a bottle carrier that can hold up to 6 beer, soft drink, or water bottles. It’s perfect for those BYO dinner outings where a normal 6 pack gets destroyed after you rip out one beer.

via it’s nice that

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praha-ah-ha

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continuing with the backward uploading of photos from my european travels, these are from a trip to prague. the city is just as pretty as you’d imagine, but jammed with tourists (even in late november – the place must be positively bursting at the seams in summer). it’s always best to wander away from the crowds, and hopefully you’ll find yourself in some tiny street with no one else around. see more at my flickr.

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root beer

one of the many reasons i love creative people is because they have the best & most original gift ideas. erin jang says,

My husband loves good root beer. For his birthday I bought a vintage soda crate and filled it with 24 different kinds of root beer and made a cheat sheet of each brew’s flavor based on some root-beer fanatics’ reviews that I found online.  The husband loved the gift and I made him promise to me that he would ration out the sodas over a very. long. period. of. time.

also be sure to visit erin’s blog to see her beautiful design & illustration work (her wedding invitations are covetable)

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californ-i-a

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I LOVE THESE PHOTOS. yes, caps lock. they make me want to jump into a time machine and be right there on those beaches in the sixties without a care in the world. they were taken by leroy grannis

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courtesy of actionlog (check his flickr gallery out for more)

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drop caps

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i’ve been holding out on posting about jessica hische‘s daily drop cap project, but as she recently updated her website i thought it was fitting.

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Daily Drop Cap is a project I started in September of 2009 in which I illustrate a decorative letter every day (or at least every work day). The project will continue for approximately twelve alphabets and are available for non-commercial use as drop caps on your personal blog.

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she really is an exceptional typographer (and illustrator and designer). ok i can’t resist, here’s some more:

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bygone

oupa being shot at

i decided to start scanning in all our old family photographs, mostly for safety’s sake – but also to share some of the pretty radical images my parents have in their archives. you can see the complete (and growing) set here.

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hello fox

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angie & her friend jo have created all this amazing handmade jewellery for the Charity Angel’s flea market

Bedfordview Pre-Primary School – 22 Kings Road Bedfordview (across from St Benedicts), 10am to 3pm on sunday the 6 December, THIS sunday.

if you’re in the area code go buy some stuff for pete’s sake! (i looove those brooches)

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i like the cold

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once upon a time (that’s how this feels) we took a train trip from prague to füssen then hopped on a bus to hohenschwangau and made our way up the hill to the neuschwanstein castle. fun!

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few more photos here

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