new advice to sink in slowly posters


I think I have made it clear how I feel about the fantastic ongoing poster project advice to sink in slowly, which recent graduates of University College Falmouth create and pass onto first year students, since I have mentioned them before. If you enjoy them too, then you should pop over to Meighan’s blog (which is a great read btw) and sign up for her giveaway! Five lucky winners will receive a set of the five newest posters from the collection. This set includes works from Kareena Zerefos, Nigel Peake, Sian Williams, Barnaby Richards,and Oliver Sutherland. You can see for yourself why it’s hard to pick a favorite.


After looking at these designs I am already jealous of whoever the lucky people are who will win. 🙂

Check out lots of other poster designs at the advice to sink in slowly flickr stream or shop. Their website is coming soon too, so be sure to bookmark it. Enter the giveaway at my love for you starting tomorrow (October 10th) through October 13th, 2008. Good luck to all!

bottega montana spool stools

I love the pop arty fun that comes along with oversized everyday objects, so I went a little cuckoo when I read in Garden Design about these oh so lovely spool stools, designed by the two brothers Francesco and Marco Gillia. The brothers, originally from Italy, relocated to Montana and have set up a furniture studio there where, among other things, they craft these beautiful hand turned cedar stools and stain them in every color of the sherbetty rainbow.


I am not quite sure why this 23 second clip is on YouTube but you can see the pretty colors the seats come in on the video:

That bobbin hole in the center functions to draw water away from the tops of the stools, FYI.

See more of Francesco and Marco’s beautiful collection right here.

zeitgeist clocks by mylumi

look at these abstract graphic zeitgeist clocks from the creative duo of kerstin nill and sebastian pehl, aka mylumi. designed in an old fashioned flip style, these clocks present a bold new image every minute of the day — literally. there are 1440 different combinations. kerstin and sebastian describe this distinct styling they call typology as “avant-garde and visionary.”


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learn more about the design team’s philosophy here, and purchase the clocks, available with typographical or city imagery (bottom two photos), at apt.

horacio salinas photography

need some creative inspiration today? how about something visually fresh and clever, like this terrific conceptual work from new york-based photographer horacio salinas? you may have already seen his striking work in the new york times, gq, or vogue, among others.


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see horacio’s portfolio on his website, and contact him there or through his rep, chris boals.

via musings of mine

michelangelo’s kite by atypyk

what am i on a michelangelo kick today? maybe. how funny would it be to look up in the sky on a breezy summer day and see the hand of god sistine chapel style, courtesy of the fun folks at atypyk?


pretty darn funny, i would guess.

this product is not quite available for sale yet, but in the meantime, see all of atypyk’s other fun products right here — great stuff!

bento box photography by sakurako kitsa

extraordinarily executed bento box food photography by sakurako kitsa. i so admire the fabulous and humorous precision here.






please! you must go look at her collection (you must)! thank you.

acme animal fun metal art

i think these funny tabletop sculptures and clocks from the canadian team of don gidley and sue parke are so much fun! i love the scratchy texture on all their handmade pieces and all the bright colors they use. you can really tell they enjoy making their delightfully whimsical collection.






find a wonderful assortment of don and sue’s work at uncommon goods, the human arts gallery, conversation pieces and maddi’s gallery.

silver and gold candy necklace

i used to love those chalky pastel candy necklaces when i was a kid, and now i can have a permanent reminder of a favorite childhood memory with this silver and gold-plated necklace from the clever folks at atypyk.


i love the styling in this photo that makes it look like some of the “candies” have been eaten.

85€ (us $119) and a lot more witty products right here.


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