Whimbrel Stamp Alphabet (and font)

Alex Tomlinson developed a font based on a 1940's Bird Lore magazine and a set of stamps to boot.

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A bird for each letter of the alphabet illustrated on different stamps

Lego Optimus Prime

Srsly just had to catch my breath reading these words while waiting for the page to load. / via jasonsantamaria

lego.com

A Lego robot made of parts of a semi truck

National Parks Poster

by Steve Wolf Designs. Dig.

stevewolf.co

Yellow and black poster with icons for U.S. National Parks

GO Logic 1100 Model

As John Maeda put it, “Prefab homes have come a long way.”

gologic.us

A modern prefabricated home with solar panels at dusk.

Every Day Goal Calendar

Simone Giertz has a new store and one of the products is this electronic goal tracking calendar that was previously a Kickstarter project. She also has a fun white puzzle and some other items of note!

yetch.store

A person touches a date on an electronic wall calendar that displays every day of a year in rows of months and lights up when you select a day

Hyundai IONIQ 5

Need to pay off my current ride and drive it for many more years. But I like to dream of what the next vehicle will be and this new EV from Hyundai presses a lot of buttons (and kept a few important controls as real knobs).

hyundai.com

The rear view of an electric vehicle with LED brake lights

TX-6 Field Mixer

I have little idea what this device does, but I want to press all the buttons, slide all the sliders and turn all the knobs. I also want Teenage Engineering to build a car.

teenage.engineering

A hand holds are small electronic music mixer with various buttons, sliders and knobs

Imago’s Thingery

Borrow instead instead of buying. This Cincinnati thing-ventory has garden supplies, tents, tools, tiki torches and more. / via Kathryn

imagoearth.org

A logo made up of gardening tools with the words "The Queen City Thingery"

VanMoof S5

The latest version of their electric bike, with better visibility, security, powertrain and design.

vanmoof.com

An electric bike

ID. Buzz

This long dreamed about VW moves (slowly) into production (for Europe). The front design is busy, but the rest of the package is compelling.

vw.com

An orange and white electric van of the future from Volkswagen

Charley Harper’s Cool Carnival

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger or a certain football team going to a Super Bowl.

charleyharperartstudio.com

A tiger face illustration on a gray t-shirt

Believe blanket

Stunning type design by Valentina Casali / via Jessica Hische

typophrenic.com

A black and white blanket with ornate type that reads BELIEVE

A Grand Unified Theory of Buying Stuff

Lots of links to this piece by Paul Ford for good reason: the payoff at the end is inspiring when we consider experiences we hope to achieve when buying stuff.

wired.com

A illustration of a man shopping for electronic devices

606 Universal Shelving System

Fell down a rabbit hole and filing this away as I'd not heard of Vitsœ before (but I'd certainly seen this shelving many times). Fodder for dream space. Design by Dieter Rams in 1960.

vitsoe.com

A rendering of a bookshelf with drawers

NightWatch Magnifying Clock Dock

I already have enough clocks and a charging solution for my watch. But if I didn't I'd totally consider this beauty. / via smartpeopleiknow

yankodesign.com

A magnifying glass for your Apple Watch

West Elm Mid-Century Desk

There are a ton of configurations for this workstation. It's over-priced with veneer wood, but it inspires me to dig around some second hand shops to find something scuffed up

westelm.com

A fake mid-century modern desk

Luka TV Stand

My friend SwissMiss loves this piece dearly and I must say, it's a lovely twist on a TV stand.

castlery.com

A TV stand with vertical slats

KOOKOO Birdhouse

A contemporary twist on a cuckoo clock that features field recordings of real birds and goes to sleep at night.

ikookoo.com

A modern cuckoo clock

Carta Bench by Burrow

This will be the first of many links where I gather ideas for home furnishing. Sorry if you came for cool stuff. I don't use Pinterest and I don't plan to start.

burrow.com

A modern styled bench

Tattly Stickers

Tattly expands beyond temporary tattoos to these repositionable vinyl stickers by artists, illustrators and designers.

tattly.com

A wide array of colorful vinyl stickers by artists and designers

Tangled Puzzle

I feel like I could (happily) complete this puzzle by Vratislav Pecka

shop.design-milk.com

A puzzle made of colorful lines intertwined

Toyota Tacozilla

Sadly, this camper truck concept is not real. But I can dream.

caranddriver.com

Toyota Tacoma Tacozilla

Le Puzz

A new brand of puzzles that capture a vibe. Keen packaging to boot. / via UnderConsideration's BrandNew

lepuzz.com

A puzzle of matchbooks

Easy Plant

This link is potentially dangerous. Online store for plants with self-watering ceramic pots.

easyplant.com

A cutaway view of self-watering pot with a plant and roots visible

Everyone is Awesome

A new Lego set coming in June

lego.com

Lego minifigs in a rainbow colored assortment

Farmstand

A hydroponic stand to grow food indoors. Self watering and self fertilizing with optional lights. My friend Lindsay has one of these and loves it. Comes in a variety of sizes.

lettucegrow.com

A vertical indoor garden

Litterless

Going beyond recycling with a guide to zero waste practices and a trove of links to resources for shopping in bulk and composting to boot. / via DJ

litterless.com

A woman filling a jar with grains

Cube Portable BBQ

This is a pretty fine looking charcoal BBQ. / via Kathryn

everdurebyheston.com

Everdure orange portable charcoal BBQ

Little Goat Recipes

I've been to Little Goat in Chicago a few times and it is incredibly good. I want to buy all their seasonings and try every single one of these recipes. Magic Green Beans.

thislittlegoat.com

Little Goat recipes

Auto-Converting Optimus Prime

Of course there is a big kid inside me that marvels at the level of miniaturization that makes this possible. The adult version can wait a decade for when it doesn't cost 700 dollars.

hasbropulse.com

A 700 dollar Optimus Prime toy figure

FeltRight

Geometric felt tiles for the wall that add visual interest and dampen acoustics. Preset designs, all customizable and reasonably priced compared to commercial options. / via Joe Mesa

feltright.com

Everybody Tissue Box

I feel like this Dusen Dusen tissue box holder would make any room a little better.

dusendusen.com

A fun printed tissue box with stripes and smiley face

Hiller Goodspeed Matchboxes

Ooo, these are nice indeed. And lots of other fun gifts at MC Pressure / via SwissMiss

mcpressure.com

Mini Cocktails Shot Glasses

It's a good thing these are unavailable. I envisioned some really fun photoshoots with Edie.

greatbartender.com

Tiny cocktail glasses

Loftie alarm clock

I've got one of those sunrise clocks. It's nice but the buttons are weird. This feels like a much more elegant (and feature packed) solution. / via SwissMiss

byloftie.com

A minimal digital alarm clock with soft night light

Make Enemies Sweatshirt

Dig this and also the manifesto on the (I would assume removable) inside tag

snask.com

A pink sweatshirt with handwriting that reads Make Enemies

FLOYD furniture

Nice looking everything / via Luke Beard

floydhome.com

Up close photo of a modern piece of furniture with wood back and arms and cream colored cushions

New online bookshop unites indies to rival Amazon

I've been shopping local ever since my neighborhood got it's first bookstore in decades (right before the pandemic). I'm hopeful we can use technology to flip the direction we're heading. / via Andy Baio

theguardian.com

A man stands in front of a wall of shelves filled with books

Colors of the world

24 colors representing people of the world

shop.crayola.com

Crayons of skin tone colors

Replacement remote for Apple TV

Just making note of this. Not sure I use my Apple TV enough to warrant such a purchase.

function101.com

A tv remote

Rotary calendar

My finger is hovering over the cart. MUST HAVE LESS. BUT THIS IS SOOO GOOD. / via SwissMiss

christopherrouleau.patternbyetsy.com

A circular calendar in primary colors

Wask Shop

Sealed Fate Candy Packets on page 2 are hilarious, but there are so many fun products here. / via Waxy

waskstudio.com

animating erasers in a circle

Omsom

Found via UnderConsideration, but these Vietnamese, Filipino and Thai spice starters look awesome. A bit pricey, but SUPER pretty.

omsom.com

Omsom spices and asian dishes very colorful

Jessica Hische | You Are Enough Mirror

This is lovely. All of it. The story. The artifact. The type.

jessicahische.shop

A mirror with the words You Are Enough with the reflection of a woman

Cincinnati Music Hall Rose Window Pin

Filing away another gift idea

poprocketcreations.com

MicroClimate

I want this for the grocery store.

microclimate.com

Thuma Japanese Platform Bed Frame

No tools required for assembly. Filing this away for the future.

thuma.co

House of Bust (not quite but possibly soon to be on Kickstarter)

If you click on this link you will never stop seeing these busts in your social media feeds. But I want an RBG one.

houseofbust.com

Pizza Checkers by Nate Duval

It's not apparent how awesome this is until you click the image and advance a few thumbnails

nateduval.com

Unicalendar 2020

The year all at once, split-fountain gradient + 120 foil emoji stickers. / via ThingstoClick.com

unicalendar.me

Budapest Poster Gallery

Buy original vintage posters from Hungary. !!! / via DJ Trischler

budapestposter.com

Minted

Wendy says this place is great to get custom greeting cards made. Looks like they do lots of stuff!

minted.com

UNO Nonpartisan

Red cards are orange, blue cards are purple. This is silly, but here I am noting it.

mattelgames.com

Where to shop online that isn’t Amazon

Lots of options!

theverge.com

Non-toxic, plastic free laundry and dish detergent pods – Dropps

A Youtube ad worked on me to visit a site. I'm intrigued. I would fathom P&G will be doing this soon (or buy them).

dropps.com

Renogy – Solar Powered Systems & Equipment

Whether you're camping or in the bush, power your things!

renogy.com

National Parks Series at Field Notes

Gorgeous series.

fieldnotesbrand.com

Celebrate Everyone Pennant

Rainbows are fun

oxfordpennant.com

Vicky reps Dusen Dusen at Showcase Marketplace

This is old, but is still very effective because I want to buy some of these things. / lulz, via Yewknee

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