Saturday, September 20, 2008

Chopstick Rests from Zakka Life

Zakka Life is a blog that's filled to the brim with fun and original craft ideas and this is definitely one of my favorites! These stunning, classy chopstick rests are so beautiful and yet so wonderfully simple. Paired with a pair or two of pretty chopsticks, I think they'd make a fabulous gift for someone who is difficult to buy a gift for plus they've also been made by YOU.
Click here to see the instructions on Zakka Life!

Eyechart Quote Prints

These really great Eyechart prints with quotes relating to vision are made by ohkayk on Etsy. They offer many different quotes with a lot of different colors to choose from.
If you want a more customized chart click here to design your own!

[Via Rare Bird Finds]

Friday, September 19, 2008

Kawaii Flower Friends T-Shirts and Gifts

This cartoony kawaii flower friends design features cute red and blue smiling, extremely happy, cheery daisies! This design is perfect for sisters or brothers (since it has a big sister or brother flower and a little sister or brother flower), a baby shower gift, a present for best friends or just as a gift to cheer someone up! As always this design is available on greeting cards, t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, kids clothing (including baby or infant bodysuits) and many other wonderful gift ideas!

Giant Gummy Bear

I'm a huge fan of this Candy Blog and have been for ages now. Cybele makes the most fantastic posts about candy and her passion really shines through in her work and her photos.
Now back to the subject at hand...I was wandering through older Candy Blog posts when I found one about this GIANT GUMMY BEAR called the Big Bite Gummy Bear and it included these awesome photos.
The one on top with the decapitated gummy is wonderfully macabre in the most delicious way and the other shows the size in comparison to a normal gummy bear.
(Photo Credits go to Cybele of course!)

Happy International Talk Like A Pirate Day!

Yaaaarrrrr! To celebrate (even though I've been celebrating a little bit already this week with some sporadic pirate posts), I'm going to make a post with some more of my favorite pirate themed Etsy products! What better way is there to celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day with some handmade love, hmm?
Okay, here we go! All of the images go to their respective product pages so just click on the pictures!
Included are:
Pirate Bath Fizzies by Sassy Scrubs and Such, A Pirate's Life Pirate Ship Earrings by Untamed Menagerie and last but not least Skull and Cross-Utensils Dessert Plate by Foldedpigs.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Vicious Pink Gun T-Shirts and Gifts

If your idea of love is mean, cruel or downright brutal then perhaps this indie vector art design featuring a dusty pink revolver and the words "Vicious" and "no love" is perfect for your stylish, trendy, rockabilly, sexy, rock n' roll lifestyle! The stickers, tank tops, greeting cards, keychains and magnets are all available on a delicious chocolate brown background and as always this design is available on a t-shirt, hoodie, tote bag and many more awesome gifts!

R2D2 Backpack!

That's no monkey on your back, that's R2D2! This new Star Wars R2D2 backpack is pretty awesome and I'm sure wearing it would only encourage me to try to perfect my R2D2 "chirps".

Baby Dragon Charms

It may surprise you that I'm not easily won over by baby "anythings" but these kawaii baby dragons are just too adorable! These little clay creations were made by Mad Aristocrat on Etsy and I have to admit that I'm coveting every last one of them.

The Silver Sofa

This silver couch looks like it would be right at home in any self respecting disco dame's home but it also has sort of a retro sci-fi look as well. I could definitely see Barbarella draped across this thing.

[Via Better Living Through Design]

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Brass Skull Earrings with Rubies

Well, since it's almost International Talk Like A Pirate Day, I thought it would be a good time to share these gorgeous skull and crossbones earrings made with vintage czech glass ruby jewels. These beauties were made by secretjewellz on Etsy!

Watch Rings

I really love these beautiful watch rings from Carolyn Forsman. The "speidel" style band allows the ring to fit sizes 6-8 so this would make a great gift for when you want to give someone jewelry but don't know their particular ring size.

Undead Girls Need Love Too T-Shirts and Gifts

Sometimes people forget that Undead Girls Need Love Too! Whether you're undead (or more dead than alive), a zombie, a vampire, a monster, an rpg or mmorpg player, goth, psychobilly or just want to indulge your funny, creepy side then this design is for you. Show your love for Undead Girls with this spooky design featuring the text "Undead Girls Need Love Too" with a small green cartoony stitched heart. Just in time for halloween, this design is available on a t-shirt, button, mug, stickers, tote bag, postcards, greeting cards, apron, mousepad and many more great gift ideas!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Big Belly Dinosaur Bank: Coinasaurus

This Big Belly Dinosaur Bank (Coinasaurus) is a really cute way to teach your kids how to save money...or it could be used as an incentive to save for people like me. I love dinosaurs and coins and I'm positive I'd love seeing them "zig-zag into the dino's belly".

HEX Bugs

These tiny robotic insects are very cool toys and I think they would be really interesting to watch. In fact, I'd probably spend way too much time watching it make its way around my apartment!

HEX Bug feels its way around sensing objects in its path and avoiding them. Its antennae are touch sensitive, so if it runs into something it will back up and turn direction. It can also hear! You can control where it scurries through a hand clap, loud noise or table slap – it will then backup and turn away! The robotic bug will travel forward until it hits an obstacle or hears a loud noise. It will then backup in a half circle and then move forward in a different direction.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Red Pirate Skull and Crossbones T-Shirts and Gifts

This red pirate skull and crossbones and shiny heart art design is drawn in a cartoony and playful style and appears to be dripping red paint! This design is a little bit rock n' roll, funky, artistic, indie, rockabilly and edgy and it's also 100% fun! As always, this design is available on all sorts of wonderful gift ideas like t-shirts, coasters, tote bags, aprons, mousepads, buttons, stickers and much, much more!

Megaman II and Chainmail Chess Set

David Austin makes some amazing chainmail projects! Below you'll find the gigantic 38" x 45" chainmail Megaman II project and one of the most beautiful chess sets I've ever seen.
Absolutely incredible.

The Universe is Mine! T-Shirts and Gifts

The universe is mine! The perfect design for an evil genius, supervillain or maybe even an astronomer, this humorous design allows you to lay claim to the entire universe! This design features the words "The universe is mine!" in big cartoony comic book letters with a starry graphic of outerspace. Available on a tote bag, stationery, t-shirt, button, mug, mousepad and many more great gift ideas, this funny design is sure to make your friends laugh.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Gingerbread Skeletons Recipe

Who says gingerbread is just for christmas? I'm a big gingerbread fiend so I just about died when I found this recipe! Make your very own gingerbread skeletons for halloween...why didn't I think of that?
The fantastic photo below is by Eric Staudenmaier and here's the recipe!

[Via Epicurious]

Steampowered Steampunk T-Shirts and Gifts

This steampowered steampunk t-shirt design features an ornate engraved brass pipe blowing smoke along with the word "steampowered". I suppose this shirt will also be pretty funny when I get old(er) and become an antique...then I can say that I'm not old, I'm steampowered!

This steampowered design is also available on a mug, mousepad, tote bag, stickers, greeting cards, postcards, postage stamps (US), apron, hat, necktie and many more great gift ideas!

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