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A little beautiful treat from the very talented Amy Atlas. Witch cupcakes, ghost brownies, pumpkin bark and spider-webbed candy apples adorned the Halloween decorated table. An urn filled with branches created an area to hang custom, stamped bags filled with Halloween candy. Kinda makes me want to throw a Halloween party…
This is genius! Brownie on a stick…
Browniepops™ are the perfect combination of gooey brownie interior with a crisp chocolate exterior. Made with rich, dark and moist brownie hand-dipped in chocolate. Comes in 11 different flavours and they will even personalized for holiday and special events too. Watch out for tomorrow’s post for more deliciousness on a stick!
Spread Heads are well, literally heads that are used to replace condiment caps during your meals as you watch ketchup and mustard ooze out of these fellas’ nose and mouth. They will fit most US standard upright bottles but to avoid contamination, use the original cap for storage. Also available in toothpaste heads to encourage kids to brush their teeth.
To celebrate IKEA Billy bookcase’s 30th anniversary, a special limited edition release of the ubiquitous shelf is available from this month until it runs out. The new shelves are Billy Jäder which is decorated with Shakespeare’s love poems and Billy Bjästa inspired by Japanese manga, both designed by Annika Bryngelson. Don’t you just love the “B” bookends? Happy birthday, Billy!
This is sooo up my alley. The Dylan Meconis’ Grammar Nerd Corrective Label Pack is exactly what I need….every time Mr B types a document. The labels come pre-cut from a single letter-sized sheet to ensure easy grammatical correction on the go!
Clever little packaging idea for Audiovox EarBudeez by JDA Inc which won the 2009 Gold Pentawards. Audiovox found that customers choose their earbuds like a fashion accessory and packaging is key to their choice. JDA developed the EarBudeez series as personalities with the earbuds as eyes in different positions to convey attitudes and emotions. I love that each and every one of them have names.
I’ve been racking my brains the last couple of weeks on the best way to pack a sandwich lunch for Mr B. I think this would be a great solution – Lunch Skins from 3 Green Moms. These reusable, colourful cloth pouches are made from a high quality, moisture-proof German fabric used worldwide in the food industry. They are food safe, extremely durable, grease-proof and can even be thrown in the dishwasher. Perfect for lunches with bagels, sandwiches or chips. I guess moms do know best.
I’ve found a couple more charming calendars for next year. This one entitled Critter Calendar is from Night Owl Paper Goods and made from eco-friendly sustainable yellow birch wood. There are 6 pieces altogether and each piece is printed on both sides.
Guess what? The clever folks at Cats Let Nothing Darken Their Roar is back. I first saw their calendar back in 2008 and just loved their odd phrases. Next year’s calendar is no different. It is printed in four colours on matt paper, and comes with its signature black ribbon binding. To celebrate their fifth anniversary, it will be available in a Special Large 50 x 70 cm size as well as in its Standard A3 format, each in a numbered edition of 500. I want this!
Lastly if you love fonts, you have to look out for this font calendar next year. Typodarium brings daily typographic inspiration to creative types around the world. This is the first tear-off calendar showcasing 365 different fonts. Discover a new font everyday and learn the background behind its creation. Foundries and designers from all over the world were asked to contribute with their favorite fonts. The front page, which is classic and functional, shows the date, while the reverse side diplays the background info, designers and reference sources.
This got me chuckling and I just had to share. The Kymera Wand is a buttonless remote control that can learn up to 13 Infrared codes from remote controls and replay them in predefined movements.
How does it work? Point the wand straight up and tap it twice. It will then pulses 4 times to indicate it’s in learning mode. Then carefully, return the wand to its horizontal position and do the gesture onto which you want to learn a remote control code. The wand will then pulses a set number of times that corresponds to that gesture and will start rapid pulsing. It is now ready to receive the remote control mode. All you need to do is point your existing remote control at the tip of the wand and briefly press the button of the function you want the wand to learn.If the wand has successfully learned the code, it will confirm with a big pulse. You then point the wand pointing vertically downwards and tap it once to lock the code in place. Costs £49.95, ships worldwide and batteries are included. Now you are ready to wow your friends.