craft

Play With This

Ducobi, a design studio run by developers from the US, South Korea and Japan, has created these lovely little collectible creatures. They’re limited edition creations and apparently the first mother-of-pearl inlaid & lacquered toy. Each piece is hand-crafted so each is one-of-a-kind. Aside from being darn adorable, I love the scenes of the toys chillaxing...

Creativity Doesn’t Suffer Recessionitis in Vegas

I spent two days in Vegas for the apparel shows last month and lucky for me, this time I wore sensible shoes. Twice a year Vegas hosts thousands of designers in shows like Pool, Project, Magic and ENK. This year I was struck by the innovative ways brands are balancing the need for their booth...

UK Custom Fit Lifestyle Design

Product designer Marina Ralph has created a collection of objects that addresses the state of our ever-changing lifestyles.  She develops products that are made to morph and change with the user’s needs. Interesting use of materials, clever concepts, and beautiful execution.

Collage from Portugal

Introducing the work of Lisbon-based artist Cristiana Couceiro.  Her work stands on its own, but her client list adds even more clout, including names like Condé Nast and The New York Times. In addition to her clever collage work she edits a tumblr blog filled with recent work and a variety of inspiration like vintage...

Cleverly Useful via East London

Labour and Wait appreciates that the form of the tools and items that make our day-to-day more convenient is just as important as their function.  This lovely store has three brick-and-mortar locations in Japan and two in London. Bruce Pask of the New York Times puts it best: “the store’s contemporary take on antique staples...

A Pinata Party

I would love to throw an outdoor party with lots of twinkly lights and a bunch of these silver pinatas strung up strategically from big, old trees. It would help if I had any trees in my yard, but a girl can dream. Designed by artists/stylists/designers Nicholas Andersen and Julie Ho, the pretty items items...

I’ll Hold Your Heart

This beautiful little alterna-valentine is a creation by Portland artist Nathan Chrislip.  He was inspired by “cards my grandmother used to make for me when I was a kid.” They’re available on Etsy, but they’re going fast. [via Swiss Miss]

Interactive, Wearable Art in Denmark

Through December 21st, an experiment in audience-participatory art is live at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde, Denmark. Social Souvenir has 300 t-shirts on display for purchase. Each shirt includes a quote from one of fifteen renowned artists like Yoko Ono, Erik Satie and Marcel Duchamp. Once you purchase your shirt, you enter your...