Jun 19th, 2012

Kickstarter – Roominate: Make It Yours!

I seem to be having a girl power Kickstarter theme over here. Totally not my intent, it’s just the projects that are really rocking my world right now.

Roominate is “ is a stackable, attachable & customizable miniature room with working circuits that you build yourself” also known as #anotherthingIbuyformydaughterbutikeepformyself.

Jun 10th, 2012

Designing The Olympic Torch By BarberOsgerby

I don’t really know what it is about the Olympics. I’m usually a dismissive sports watcher at best, but every time the Olympics comes around, I become an absolute, know-it-all, raving, sports fanatic.

Anyway, to balance out my sports frenzy here is a great interview about one of the best designed products (among many amazing designed items out of the Olympics) — the Olympic Torch by talented duo BarberOsgerby.

May 12th, 2012

Skype Offices

 

Holy Skype Offices!

I’ve always been a big believer that we can be more creative by the space that surrounds us. These images speak for themselves. This gorgeous space was designed by Swedish firm  pS Arkitektur 

via The Cool Hunter

May 5th, 2012

Kickstarter Project – Wollstonecraft by Airship Ambassador

It’s well documented how much I love Kickstarter. It’s really one of those businesses that I wish I had been smart/visionary/brave enough to start, you know? And since I didn’t start it, I really like to support their community by either tweeting or supporting projects that catch my eye.

Wollstonecraft is the second project I’ve ever funded and so dear and close to my heart. Before the Internet, there were books. And I learned very early on (Thank you Mama & Papa Kang for teaching me how to read!) that almost anything anything you wanted to know: history, science, random miscellaneous info, adventure, laughter etc could be found between the pages of books. My daughter won’t know this but back in the day the pages of Britannica Encyclopedia was my version of Google.

Anyway, I love the message of this project. I bought it firstly for myself (a lover of books still to this day) and for my daughter. I hope she grows up to be “pro-math, pro-science, pro-history, pro-literature” like the author hopes this book will encourage young girls to be.

Apr 23rd, 2012

Minimalist LEGO cartoon characters

Will the wonders of LEGO never cease?! I feel like I’m asking this question all the time.

I’m really loving this LEGO “Imagine” campaign by agency Jung Von Matt, where cartoon characters are created using simple forms . Anyone who can envision Kenny from South Park with LEGO pieces wins in my book.

Via Fast Company