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10 Fantastical Holiday Gift Ideas for Color Fans

Sharpen your pencils and fire up your browsers, color-mavens. The holidays are officially on, and it’s high time to go shopping. Here are the top 10 color-themed gifts this holiday season: First, the splurges. I fell instantly in love with these color-wheel rugs by French designer Constance Guisset for Italian rugmaker Nodus. Thanks, Fast...

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7 Smashing Holiday Gifts for Pattern Design Fans

Crazed for patterns? Short on holiday-shopping ideas? We got you covered! Below we’ve gathered fantastic gift ideas for anyone whose eyes sparkle at the notion of a kicky pattern design. Start with Fido. A sharp dog counts as a clever fashion accessory (even as his value well transcends that role). Why not outfit your...

The Cutting Folding Edge

I haven’t written in ages, my hands have been literally full, of paper. This last project was one of the most demanding maybe ever; huge, fun and full of learning. The main inspiration would have to be Tahiti Pehrson. I know him from high school and have watched him become one of the most...

The Perfect Tree – Inspired by Recycling

Every year I get so upset about the dead trees mid January lining the sidwalks in body bags. I decided to start a little side company, partly because I needed an inspiring side project and partly to do something helpful and beautiful. I came up with a gilt free (I am Jew-ish) alternative, and...

Today's Obsession: Family Affair

Cool gift idea for your design nerd, number 7456: Alex Steinwess, Inventor of the Modern Album Cover, Art Edition from Taschen Books. From the press release: “In 1940, as Columbia Records’ young new art director, he pitched an idea: Why not replace the standard plain brown wrapper with an eye-catching illustration? The company took...

Today's Obsession: Just A Few Cards

Since the holidays are upon us, and since you have neglected your holiday card list until next week, just like you promised last year you wouldn’t do again, let’s look at some lovely cards and a great little business concept. Just a Few Cards is just that: sets of cards in either nine of...