The Impossible Instant Lab

So geeky, so fabulous and a little absurd, it’s the The Impossible Instant Lab! The latest product from The Impossible Project aims to help revive the joy of Polaroids, this time taking pictures from your iPhone and turning them into the instant photos of yesteryear. I used to love taking Polaroids at parties and I cannot wait to play with this crazy melding of old and new technologies.

Jessica and I have both pitched in on Kickstarter to make this iPhone-polaroid-fabulousness a reality. The Impossible Instant Lab has reached its goal with 23 days still to go on the fundraising effort. There is still time to get yours; visit kickstarter before October 8th to pre-order the Instant Lab.

Is it a necessity? Obviously no. Is it awesome? I think that’s pretty clear.

Etsy Schmetsy: A super-sparkly, star-spangled Schmetsy!





Row 1: Tiny Star Necklace from Ringostone; Vintage Box of Gummed Stars from aniandrose; Vintage Starburst Earringsfrom tipsynumber9
Row 2: Silver Glitter Stars from CardsbyCarla; Vintage Lucite Handbag from 22BayRoad; Moravian Origami Stars from theStarcraft
Row 3: Stained Glass Star from SNLCreations; White Star Ornaments from TwiggyandLou; Origami Kusudama Ornamentfrom bookBW
Row 4: Starlette Crown from giantdwarf; Star Lanterns from greenbaboondesigns; Metallic Star Clip from MXWLLL
Row 5: Vintage ring from MindiLynJewelry; Vintage Hi-tops from outdated; Lucky Stars Paper Strips from OrigamiJoy

Etsy Schmetsy: The Office Redux

We did an office themed schmetsy quite a while ago. We’ve had a few requests to take a second look for fun office decor. So here is a fabulous schmetsy full of awesome mostly vintage office accoutrement.





Row 1: Wire Basket set from AMradioVintage Aluminum Canisters from ReFindery; Vintage Rubber Stamp Stand Holder Carousel from harlowmonroevintage

Row 2:  From the desk of… Rubber Stamps from presentandcorrectVintage Industrial Steelmaster single drawer file box from retroradarSolid Walnut Desk Lamp by RickMorin

Row 3: 1950s Aluminum 35mm Film Canisters from marissarocke; Mini Goals Chalkboard by MaryKateMcDevitt; vintage metal lab drawer cabinet from everyeskimo

Row 4: Vintage Stacking File Trays from ifindubuy iPhone/iPod Dock – with pen holders by woodguy32Mid-Century Modern Lightolier Desk Lamp by Gerald Thurston from modernspecific

House + Eames + Herman Miller + Tokyo = Awesome!

Oh, how I wish I were in Tokyo right now, rather than stuck at home, sick in bed. If I were in Toyko, I could go to the House Industries, Eames Exhibition. Instead, I guess I’ll have to settle for some of the limited edition prints. They’ve only printed 33 of each design, so go grab one while you still can!

Tattly on Fab

We posted recently about the launch of swiss-miss‘s fabulous new temporary tattoos Tattly. Well, they are on sale on Fab for the next 3 days. I am a little reluctant to tell more people about Fab, but it is a really great site. It is an invitation only sale site for design-y things and design inspiration. Need an invite to Fab? Well, here you go.

Tattly

Oddly, the Experts are a surprisingly tattoo-free group. Thankfully, Tina Roth Eisenberg (AKA swissmiss) has come to the rescue for those times when you just want a little design-y body art. Inspired by the lack of cool temporary tattoos for her daughter, swissmiss contacted a number of designers to see if they liked her idea for Tattly and to see if they would be interested in submitting designs. Some pretty awesome designers have contributed so far, though unsurprisingly, my two favorites are Frank Chimero’s Knucks and Jessica Hische’s Type Nerd (though I kind of love them all). For the first 2 weeks, you can get the whole set for $35.


via swissmiss

Etsy Schmetsy: Snow White

Although it’s deep summer, San Francisco this week is chilly, rainy and otherwise surprisingly wintry. So please understand that the weather was the inspiration for this week’s schmetsy: snowy white porcelein loveliness.





Row 1: Geo Bowl from TimBSOB, Faceted Drawer Pull from PigeonToeCeramics
Row 2: Moonlight Porcelain by jmsstudio, Tiny Basket by amyperch, Porcelain Berry Basket from forestclearing
Row 3: Rosenthal Pollo Vase Studio Line by Tapio Wirkkala from
modernrelicsshop, Tulip Porcelain Candle light holder by wapa
Row 4: Porcelain Lace Cup, Translucent Candle Holder from
Hideminy, Porcelain Tea Pod set by clamlab, Seed Pod vase by SuiteOneStudio

Etsy Schmetsy: Crafty Mapsy

We love to travel and it is no secret that we love maps (we’ve posted about them a whole bunch in the past). I also love seeing how many fantastic ways etsy sellers are making maps — from pillows to prints, paint-by-numbers to cut paper, here are some really awesome mappy finds.





Row 1: World Metro Map pillow from atelierpompadour; Vintage Paint-by-number USA from somethingshidinghere; Heart Strings Map Pillow from FelixStreetStudio

Row 2: Typographic World Map from designahoy; Map of USA Necklace from ilgattoselvatico

Row 3: Customizable USA Pillow from lovecalifornia; Chalkboard United States map from shopdirtsa; Stay Golden California pillow from sundaymorningpaper

Row 4: San Francisco mapcut from studiokmo; The Roadtrip print from JanuaryJonesPrints

Etsy Schmetsy: Foodie Fun





Row 1: EmilyLynch; SweetFineDay; tealandgold
Row 2: PigeonToeCeramics; FreestyleGifts; Modred12
Row 3: paulova; girlscantell; ricochetstudio
Row 4: vesselsandwares; chefrepublic; FamilyFabrics

Happy Monday!

If you’re ever looking for photographs of birds, found a pretty neat group pool here.

Enjoy.

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