old glutton


A Baker's Dozen: 13 Links #2

*barcode jewel case holder
*door (hand)le
*frozen yogurt for your dog
*necco wafer art
*men who look like Kenny Rogers
*subway comparison infographics
*Michael Jackson beauty salon sign
*DIY paper toy templates
*traffic light lamp
*graphic designer's cool license plate
*many different ways to tie shoelaces
*crutch tote. Great idea.
*new U.S. $5 bill. Yikes.

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Bit.Fall: Waterfall Typography

link via Design Observer.

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Dessert for the Rich and Famous

Speaking of ice cream and extravagance, Serendipity in New York serves up the Grand Opulence Sundae. One sundae costs $1000 and is made with "5 scoops of the richest Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream infused with Madagascar vanilla and covered in 23K edible gold leaf, the sundae is drizzled with the world's most expensive chocolate, Amedei Porceleana, and covered with chunks of rare Chuao chocolate, which is from cocoa beans harvested by the Caribbean Sea on Venezuela's coast. The masterpiece is suffused with exotic candied fruits from Paris, gold dragets, truffles and Marzipan Cherries. It is topped with a tiny glass bowl of Grand Passion Caviar, an exclusive dessert caviar, made of salt-free American Golden caviar, known for its sparkling golden color. It's sweetened and infused with fresh passion fruit, orange and Armagnac. The sundae is served in a baccarat Harcourt crystal goblet with an 18K gold spoon to partake in the indulgenceserved with a petite mother of pearl spoon and topped with a gilded sugar flower by Ron Ben-Israel."

More gluttony (with inedible jewelry and precious gems):
*platinum wedding cake, $130,320
*fortress aquamarine, $14,500

Holy Cow! Some people have a lot of money to burn. Häagen-Dazs Reserve—Hawaiian Lehua Honey and Sweet Cream is my luxurious dessert, $3.50 a pint.

Sundae link via Daily Olive.


BBC/Ice Cream

I love the environmental design for Billionaire Boys Club/Ice Cream's third flagship store in Hong Kong. The Japanese firm, Wonderwall, designed the three story building around the cosmic/ice cream parlor themes.

Check out that ice cream sandwich bench. Sweet!

More pictures here and here.

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Typography Kicks Ass

Some letters on flickr and a website called Typography Kicks Ass: Flickr Bold Italic, a la classic spell with flickr. More work from Patrick Goor here.

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Paula Scher: Type is Image

This woman inspires me.

Via Type for you.

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Thorsten Van Elten

Fun ideas from Thorsten Van Elten.

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Brian Dettmer

In case you missed it—amazing book sculptures from Brian Dettmer.

Update: More book autopsies here.

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A Baker's Dozen: 13 Links #1

I plan to do this often, so stay tuned.

*Euro Deco: Graphic Design Between the Wars: a book from Louise Fili
*toast custom messages onto bread
*misprinted type commercial works
*My Little Pony, refashioned
*awesome abstract art from a 4 year old
*British couple lives in Travelodge for over 20 years
*motel hell: vintage motel postcards
*toy soba noodle maker
*Etch-a-Sketch made from cans
*some cool things you can do on a mac
*M.C. Escher's "Relativity" in Legos
*Post-It art
*hole punch art

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Get Rewarded for Sadness

Dr. Whippy is a voice activated ice cream machine that detects the level of sadness in your voice and dispenses your portion accordingly. A hefty helping of ice cream could brighten someone's day. On the other hand, if you were already happy, a measly portion could be kind of sad.

Link via we make money not art.


Adopt an Olive Tree

Browsing around the archives of Black Eiffel, I came across this scrumptious packaging for Nudo. You can adopt an olive tree from Nudo and they will send you oil and soaps made from the olives on your tree. Love that.

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Savant Illustrates Rome from Memory

I found this video on Push a Pixel. I can't believe this guy. What an amazing gift this guy has.


How to Perfect Bind a Book

This video tutorial would have made life so much easier a few years back when I was in design school. Every time I have tried to make a perfect bound book, the pages always fell out or I was stuck with a gooey mess that warped when dried. Judy makes it seem so simple.

Check out Judy Lee's shop. She makes perfect bound journals/sketchbooks that feature photography and illustrations as covers and have an inner pocket for loose papers. I love that she makes them out of sugarcane, recycled paper, and random scraps of paper.

Thank you, Judy!

More bookbinding tutorials:
*a detailed overview of how to make a casebound book
*Dave's casebound book tutorial
*make a zine that only uses one sheet of paper and a video of this technique
*Japanese stab binding tutorial
*pdf directions to make an accordion book, rubberband journal, and more
*make your own moleskine-like-notebook
*gatefold card
*moleskine reloaded

*all of the books from this series are a great resource to have:

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Tauba Auerbach

I am inspired by the typographic concepts of Tauba Auerbach. Much of the work on her site is rendered with gouache on large sheets of paper. Her alphabetized bible, morse code and phonetic alphabets are all evidence of her love of letterforms.

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(Be)autiful Identity

Check out this gorgeous identity from Love Everyday for Be Events. I'm in love.

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a few links to keep you entertained

*take an adult resignation (pdf) and play with your food
*Packaging Inspiration
*oxymoron list
*strange maps
*Avocado Popsicles, gross!




Check out these fun items from Jellio:
*Gummy Bear LED
*Birthday Table
*Rubik's Cube® Table

Link via Design Crack.

*01/24/08: Jellio just announced a few more cool products: the cupcake seat and an oversized sliding puzzle. They also added blue and purple gummy bear lights. You can see the new products here.

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More lettering from shch_andrey, one of my favorite artists/designers on flickr.



Alex Trochut

I am loving the work of Alex Trochut, particularly his lettering.

*ketchup and mustard Lorem Ispum
*lettering for Chanel's 3 minute wonder show
*Modular type exeriments

Truly Inspirational.


BYO Munchlers

I am seriously thinking of bringing one of these with me to work, which would be fitting, since I work for a toy company.

Link via Oh Joy!.

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