It seems like there are a million and one things out there gears towards mother, but fathers sometimes get the short end of the stick. 4FATHERS is a print and digital publication for and about fathers full of interviews and photo essays. Each issue features a selection of dads with great stories who are doing noteworthy things as parents. You can but the bi-annual publication right here, then check out forFATHERS Project where it all started!
Click on each image to go to the project.
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PHOTO: Windswept Ribbons
There’s a 99.9% chance that you’ve heard the news by now, Google Reader is the latest casualty in the company’s attempt to pare down services. (I’m already scared for Gmail.) I’ve used Google Reader for the past five years and was left wondering what to move on to once it says adios come July 1st, if you read sites on GR you’ve probably been left thinking the same. I’ve decided not to wait until doomsday to make the switch and signed up for Feedly and The Old Reader to see which one I like best. If you’d like to keep up with Design Crush and your favorite sites and you’re currently reading via Google Reader, I’d suggest making the switch to a new RSS service. A few options are Feedly, The Old Reader, Bloglovin, and Reeder. And here’s how to export your feeds. Here’s to the future!
01/ Not brand new, but this Game of Thrones ad in the New York Times is brilliant.
02/ Toaster & Knife creates V-shaped bread perfect for using two spreads!
03/ The same two people photographed as nine different fashion-following couples.
04/ Luminous wire birds sitting in trees.
05/ Check out Choros, a beautiful experimental film explores movement of the human body.
06/ Photos of paint being flung by centrifugal force, Black Hole is amazing.
07/ A photography exhibition that you have to go underwater to view.
08/ Mamika is back. This time with her friend, Bob the chicken!
09/ So yeah, that’s an invisible bike.
10/ Make modern day mixtapes with Milktape!
In case you missed something this week:
Win It: A Well-Designed Life
Mix #23: This Is Just the Start
Kipik Toothpick Holder
Flight Tag Prints
The Mod Collective
You Should Totally: Washi Tape Your Door Edges
There are a few things in this world to which I have a difficult time committing. Paint is one of them. I’ve seen images of brightly painted door edges floating around for months now, and I love the look but couldn’t… you know. Then the other day it hit me, why not washi tape my office door’s edge instead?! This project is perfectly impermanent and takes approximately two minutes to execute, how’s that for instant gratification? All you need is your favorite roll of washi tape and an X-acto knife to trim around the hardware. I was happy with one strip right down the middle of the edge, but you could definitely cover the entire width with a few extra minutes and a little more tape. Now my door makes me smile every time I walk into my office space!
The second I saw The Mod Collective‘s porcelain collection I knew that if forced to choose one line for my entire kitchen this would be the one. Each piece is created by a combination of design software and 3D printers, then hand finished and glazed on the inside to make it food safe while the exterior is left raw. My favorite feature is that raw pigment is added to the porcelain slip, which means that if a piece were to chip you wouldn’t see white on the interior like most pieces.
Rope Frames from Dollinger and Fleveau are a beautiful use of cotton rope that’s traditionally used for upholstery piping. I love nothing more than mixed styles and materials! These guys would be equally happy framing something nice or being decorative all on their own. (via bltd)
Airport codes have always fascinated me, the fact that three little letters assigned to each location are responsible for keeping the entire system organized the world over. Pretty amazing. Neil Stevens seemingly agrees, he’s created a series of flight tag prints based on vintage luggage tags dating back to the 1950s. Which one is your favorite? (You can purchase each by clicking the BUY button on the lower right of each image.)
I have a thing for beautiful raw materials, and these Kiva Platters are definitely one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. Each one is hand-polished by master craftsmen in Brazil, and then contoured with precious metals. The natural stone combined with sterling silver and 24K gold are are scratch resistant for use in the kitchen and have rubber feet on their bottoms to protect surfaces. but I’d just as soon hang them on my wall as art.