Tea Calendar

The Tea Calendar

This tea calender offering a different tea a day was sadly only produced as a promotional item by German tea company Hälssen & Lyon as a gift to ‘select business partners’.

The idea is apparently that you rip of the day’s “tea wafer”, which is made of preserved/compressed tea leaves, and seep it in hot water.

This needs to be a product that is on general release, although I’m not sure I could live with just one cup of tea a day, my current average it 5-10 cups a day.

Speaking of which… I think it’s time for a cuppa.

Via Laughing Squid

The Tea Calendar

The Tea Calendar

The Tea Calendar

The Tea Calendar

The Tea Calendar

The Tea Calendar

Weird Shoes…


I’m a guy I only vaguely understand high heels, but these just look painful. Imagine being in a constant whatever-the-word-for-when-ballerinas-stand-on-their-tippie-toes-is all the time you wear these shoes… You probably wont fall over, at least not forward, but still that just looks uncomfortable.

They are by Amsterdam based designer  Leanie van der Vyver in collaboration with a Dutch shoe designer René van den Berg according to my source article, although I’m not sure they realise that Amsterdam is also in the Netherlands…

“The user must point their foot to insert into the shoe’s modified vamp which is inclined forward and tapers down to the toebox. ”
“Humans are playing God by physically and metaphorically perfecting themselves. Beauty is currently at an all time climax, allowing this project to explore what lies beyond perfection.
Scary Beautiful challenges current beauty ideals by inflicting an unexpected new beauty standard.”

I’ve said it one and I’ll say it again, that cannot be comfortable, which is my only criteria when buying new shoes. I mean honestly I can’t tell if that girl in the photo up top is trying to look sexy or take a dump… I’m guessing the former, but they have left it open to interpretation.

Via Like Cool

Manifold Clock: Telling time in 3D

The Manifold Clock by Studio Ve is the very definition of Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey, The two hands of the clock are joined by a bit of paper which curls and uncurls as time passes, it’s really quite cool.

Studio Ve have also come up with this rather neat but impractical Defibrillator Toaster:


Why Kerning Is So Important

I’m sure you could dedicate an entire blog to bad Kerning.

Above via twitter

Above via EagleApex

Via Flickr

Via Andrew Kier (An article on logo design disasters)

Here is a random article about kerning mistakes

Black Milk Pantone “Hex Colour Leggings” Are Actually Available!

I can’t remember how long ago I blogged about Black Milk’s Pantone Leggings. Anyway they are available to buy now. This marks the first time I’ve ever seen Black Milk sell anything I’ve blogged about that they make…

You can get them on the Black Milk Shop for $75 Australian Dollars (About 50 quid) + Shipping and Handling which cost’s wither $12.50 AUS or $37.29 AUS depending on how you want them shipped.

Print Your Home Address Onto A Blanket or Napkins!

I remember when I was a kid one of my favorite things was a mat that had streets on it, I spend hours playing with it and my toy cars. Now you can get a map of your area printed on a blanket for your kids to play on courtesy of Soft Cities it’s quite steep at $175 though. You can also get street maps printed onto napkins though two packs of napkins costs $65…

Pixelated Towel Censors Your Naked (Wo)man Flesh Just Like The Sims

Censorship Towel

You know in The Sims how when your sims take a shower they go al pixelated? How about doing that yourself by wearing this towel? This concept by Carmichael Collective is pretty cool. And reminds me of this Naked Sim Cosplay:

Via Laughing Squid

Censorship Towel


censorship towel