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Leopards + Lions is a line of artisanal bitters, made by hand in Brooklyn, New York. Packaged in authentic 19th century apothecary bottles, Leopards + Lions bitters are individually crafted with organic fruits and flowers, fresh herbs & exotic spices. I just love how these bottles look.


Collaboration between Santa Cruz skateboards and The Simpsons resulted in these cooler than cool boards featuring Bart’s old school skateboard, 2 Homer decks and a couple of Duff Beer models, available for a limited time only.

Pencil shaving portraits for the contributors page for Wallpaper* Handmade 2011 by the very talented Kyle Bean.

The Bux is an inimitable Chesterfield pouf inspired by the box tree. It’s supposed to feel like sitting on a throne and is suitable for outdoor and indoor use. The BUX is available in different colours with handmade padded soft imitation leather finish. Available from Dutch Summer, an outdoor furniture and design brand that works exclusively with sustainable materials such as certified wood and bio-degradable synthetic materials.

Inspired by the ‘future potential’ of seeds, Retro Rainbow Rejuvenation exploits the properties of knitted textiles and a variety of techniques to explore the possibilities of reinventing interiors. By evoking an emotional response through use of colour and nostalgic ‘retro’ elements it hopes to foster stronger attachments to objects, so addressing sustainability. By Deryn Relph.

The Oppopet is a 3 button wireless optical mouse whose USB receiver takes the shape of different animal tails (“oppo” means “tail” in Japanese). When in use, the mouse takes on a simple discrete shape, and the tail plugs into the computer, extending casually as though a small pet is hiding inside. Comes in 8 variety tail shape with the likes of rabbit, chameleon, dolphin, fox, squirrel, dog, pig and cat (What? No mouse?). Designed by one of my favourite Japanese companies Nendo for Elecom.

Polia wall light by Manuel Vivian for Axolight. Reminiscent of the pages of a book moved by the wind….dreamy!


..these Moroccan inspired bags! Each Moroccan style net shopper bag is enhanced with one central floral motif and skillfully hand embroidered with sequins of various colours. It takes minimum 5 hours to complete the embroidery! I want one!

A pen is mightier than a sword, or so they say. Choose your bullets is a desk accessory that reminds us that corruption and bad decisions can be more harmful than violence. This self-produced project was aimed at creating a product that would empower our decisions and reconsider the choices we make and the effects they have. Each piece is unique, numbered and crafted in a solid chunk of aluminum by industrial artisans in Monterrey, Mexico.

This Infographic by Mindflash teaches a couple of specific ways in which your employee management skills can benefit from the ancient trials of Jedi training, especially if you are in a new startup. Don’t you just love Star Wars?

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