October 19, 2010


So I've written about MAKE before on this blog. I love it, and its products. MAKE my inner design nerd go squee and all that.

Guess what? They're having a sale. 15% off every product (bar one, ultra-fancy, coffee making machine, which they've only just got in stock) in store!! And, would you look at that? My birthday is - gasp! - only a few weeks away!

Yes, this post is exactly what you think it is. I want MAKE gifts. I'll tell all my friends and family about this amazing, wonderful sale, which is great even for those living interstate, because - look at that! - they have an online store! Will this result in me scoring lots of groovy goodies for my birthday? No. Why not? Because no one willing to buy me a birthday gift happen to realise just how good MAKE is! When I rave on about it, their eyes glaze over, and they watch me froth at the mouth. That, and I'm not worth over $30, unlike most of the products at MAKE.

Instead, what is more likely to happen, is that I'm going to go in there and buy everyone else gifts, in preparation for Christmas. At least that way I get to have them in my possession for a short while, and wrap them up stylishly for the giftee. Then the giftees will love and cherish their MAKE gifts, and I will continue to ram it down their necks where the product was bought from, whilst they try to watch the tele.

You'll listen to me, won't you readers? Of course you will. Nod and smile, nod and smile...

The Think Chair

How brilliant is this?

"The Think chair is...the first product to ever receive Cradle to Cradle™ Product Certification" - from steelcase.com:

This chair has it all - functionality, green cred, and good looks. If you're ever 'done' with the chair, and decide you no longer want its comfort for your arse, it can be taken apart into separate materials making it ready to be re-made into something completely new. Sounds like recycling huh? It's better! With recycling, the original material usually gets broken down so much that it loses much of it's original capability. Not with this baby.

I'm doing an awful job explaining things. Here, go on the Think Chair mini-site, and see what I'm on about (also create your own chair!! Yay!!).

Design: you've come a long way, baby.

October 14, 2010

Oh Peter!

Peter Alexander has me dreaming of pretty sleepwear again...

All images from Peter Alexander website

How cool are those Vegemite jar pants?! Every Aussie backpacker in Europe should have a pair.

There are plenty more pastel-and-pretty designs, but I'm really liking the bold colours. It's saying "SPRING! Darling! Thank *gods* you're here! I've been *dying* to feel your sunshine, gorgeous. Come drape yourself over me".

Or something like that.

October 09, 2010

Too cute tech gimmicks

I've not really used Etsy too much, though I have browsed the website. However, a friend has pointed me towards TopDecal, whose cute, gimmicky, tech skins have taken my eye...

Yes, yes, yes, I have a Mac, and I want to accessorize it. Can you blame me when there are products like Rainbow Keys?

All images from TopDecal's Etsy store

Not to mention the groovy iPhone skins available (though I don't have an iPhone, unfortunately):

Aren't they just so groovy? I want! I want! Maybe I can buy people iPhone skins for Christmas...cheaper than buying myself an iPhone, and I'll still get enjoyment over the gimmicky skins! Joy for all!

October 06, 2010


Images taken from this site

Flully balls of doughy goodness! Don't give me that double-fried bollocks of Krispy Kreme, I'm wanting some good ol', fried-til-puffy-not-oily doughnuts to satiate my sweet tooth! Iced, sugared, powdered, nutted, filled with custard or jam - I'm not fussy!

Ah, I used to live near a rather good (well, reliably good and consistent) doughnut shop, but now I struggle to find that. My favourite local bakery can hit the mark, but not all the time, unfortunately. I still am to find a jam bismark that fulfils my childhood memories of freshly fried ones of golden-brown, with *proper* jam inside. Still, right now, I could just go so plain doughnut holes.