Dec
28

So Long 2007.

And that’s all she wrote. In a few hours I’ll be off on the next leg of my holiday travels to visit some friends.

As cheesy as this sounds (pass the crackers please!) I wanted to take a second to thank all of you who take the time to read Design Crush. I love being able to share the things I come across and what would be the point of it if no one read my posts? So thank you, thank you, thank you.

All the best in 2008 to all of you. Cheers.

:: image via Veer

Dec
28

Vanilla Cardamom and Chocolate Ginger Fortune Cookies.

Vanilla Cardamom and Chocolate Ginger Fortune Cookies seem very New Year’s-ish, so I thought I’d share the recipes as one of my last posts of 2007. I have yet to make them myself, but I’m sure my favorite part would be writing the fortunes and that I’d put way too much time into it. Cheers!

:: via With Vanilla and Honey

Dec
28

I Heart Cereal.

A lot. It’s perfect and I could probably eat it three times a day, every day, for a few years before I ever tired of it. These accessories available through Vincon would only serve to feed my cereal addiction in a more attractive way. So long ugly cardboard boxes and soggy spoonfuls. The stainless steel cereal dispenser is attractive enough to leave on the counter and the cereal spoon lets you eat first, drink second. (The spoons would also be fantastic to use with soup.)

Dec
28

Designer Crush: Mike Perry.

Mike Perry is a jack of all trades when it comes to design. Art direction, illustrations, typography, web? Check, check, check and check. I’ve mentioned his book – Hand Job: A Catalogue of Type – before and it’s been hanging out on my Wish List for a few months. Thanks to a Barnes & Noble gift card that won’t be the case for much longer. Hand Job is only one of his projects, just take a look at his site to see the lengthy list of accomplishments Perry has under his belt. In his spare time he runs a small design studio in Brooklyn. I’m 99% positive the man has no time for sleep.



Dec
28

Pantone Pen Print.

The Pantone Pen Print is one of the coolest, most original ideas I’ve seen in awhile. Daniel Eatock actually completed the project back in 2006, but I’ve only just heard about it. It consisted of one complete set of Letraset TRIA Pantone markers arranged in the color spectrum and left for one month sitting on their uncapped points on a stack of 500 sheets of uncoated white paper. The results were incredible. The ink bled through 73 sheets of the paper. The numbering of each sheet corresponds to its position within the stack furthest from the top (i.e. 1/73, etc.). The pricing also corresponded similarly with 1/73 valued at £1, 2/73 at £2, etc. Of course by now everything has been sold out for ages, but I think a little home experimentation and patience might be in order on my part…



:: via NOTCOT

Dec
27

Saucer Champagne Glass.

The Schott Swiesel Bar Special Tritan Saucer Champagne glass is pretty much perfect. It’s the champagne glass I picture being used in old Hollywood films where the ladies call everyone “Dahling” and the gents walk around with cigars between their teeth while bubbly sloshes onto the carpet. In other words, perfect for New Year’s.

Dec
27

On the Rocks: Lava Lamp.

The New Year’s edition of On the Rocks had to include something featuring a little bubbly. The Lava Lamp looks like a classy way to ring in the new year. You know, if that’s the way you’re looking to do it…

Ingredients:
- 6 oz chilled champagne (or sparkling wine)
- 1 tbsp Ocean Spray Craisins Sweetened Dried Cranberries
- 1/6 oz fresh lemon juice

Pour chilled champagne (or sparkling wine) into a champagne flute. Add sweetened dried cranberries. Let it sit for a moment. Cranberries will begin to slowly float up and down in glass. Serve while chilled.

:: cocktail and image via Cocktail Times

Dec
27

Juno.

I haven’t been this excited about a movie in a long time. I can’t wait to see Juno.

UPDATE: Saw it. Loved it. Immediately went on my Top 10 Favorites Movies list.

Dec
27

Thanks for the Mention.

A big thank you to desire to inspire for mentioning Design Crush in their Holiday Reading Part 1 post! Stop by and check out all the fantastic blogs mentioned in parts 1 and 2.

On another note, posting will still be sparse through January 8th as I’ll be traveling through then. I hope everyone had an unforgettable holiday!

:: thank you card via cotton idea studio

Dec
21

Merry Christmas.

It’s time to do laundry and start packing for my trip home to Pennsylvania. I leave bright and (too) early at 6AM tomorrow and only have about a million things to get done before then. I hope you all have an unforgettable Christmas filled with family, friends and memories. Gushy, but true. I’ll be posting sporadically through the new year and things will be back to normal starting January 9th. Cheers!