Monthly ArchivesJuly 2008

ODE TO THE MIX TAPE image

I forgot to mention another favorite item from Lost Marbles in Ottawa…..a clever ode to the mix tape in our digital generation. The memory stick stores up to 1 hour of high quality digital music – which is about the same amount you could hold of a C60 cassette tape. Love it? Have to have it? Check out http://www.suck.uk.com for this product and loads of other fun pretty things. If anyone out there from suck.uk.com is reading this and feels like sending me stuff….I like stuff….a lot…especially free stuff.

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PICK YOUR NOSE PARTY CUPS image

My sister introduced me to a funky store when I was visiting her in Ottawa this past weekend. I was browsing through Lost Marbles in the Byward market and discovered the Pick Your Nose Party Cups. (I first mentioned them a few weeks when my Swedish friend posted photos.) You can buy them online at http://www.grandrivertoys.com. 3 words: cute cute cute!

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BUSINESS CARDS ON MY MIND image

I’m on a perpetual quest as a graphic designer to create the best business card possible to stand out….meaning people like it, want to sleep with it under their pillow, and remember me in the morning. Honestly, with all the cards flying around I just want something that won’t get thrown out or used as a place to hold chewed up gum. I’ve been doing lots of research lately on different materials for cards and along the way I’ve come across a few unique ones I thought I’d share. Created by Seattle designer Jeni Mattson, this clever card was designed for Melvin, a self proclaimed “hacker, entrepreneur, and all around mischief maker.” British designer Jamie Wieck capitalized on the ever ...

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