// archive for June 2010
Wannekes carries some pretty awesome flatware. I love the simplified forms of the Cinque stelle Cheese knife set by Ettore Sottsass (top left). Also in the same language are the Accento flatware and serving pieces by Konstantin Grcic (top right).
I’ve been reading a lot of spy novels lately. I recently checked out Spycraft: The Secret History of the CIA’s Spytech’s from Communism to Al Qaeda from the library and am excited to dig into it. It got me thinking about one of the classic spy gadgets that is actually commercially available: the Minox. The CLX is the special edition of the TLX. So if you ever want to snap some incriminating documents, best do it with some James Bond steez and use the CLX instead of a crappy digicam.
A lot of football players celebrate by pulling the shirt over their heads. On the inside of our supporter shirt, we printed the heads of the 3 most popular players of the Dutch national football team. So now, when the Dutch team scores you can pull your shirt over your head and become a legend!
I really like these fun portraits of men on the subway by James Gulliver Hancock.
Love this letterpress print by Amaranta Martinez, aka Piktorama. Amaranta loves birds, patterns, and textures, and the print, Birdies, is a perfect combination of all of these things. The textures are especially great in letterpress.
15% of each print sold is donated to the Kids In Need Foundation. Amaranta is about to become a mom to twins(!) and believes that the KINF’s work is important in that it provides educational supplies to kids in need. To date, over 1.6 million students have been served by KINF. Buy the print here, and read our interview with Amaranta here.
We went climbing this past weekend and I wanted to peek around at gear that’s out there and came across the Petzl EXO self-rescue system. The video below explains how it works. Developed with the FDNY, Petzl adapted their climbing and workman tech with the high-temperature and ease-of-deployment requirements of firefighters. The result is a neat kit of parts that will save a firefighter’s life.