Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Kitchen Hardware
Some interesting places to get household hardware:



Rejuvenation
carries a good selection of period correct hardware for your antique or vintage home. There's plenty of modern style in there too.
http://www.rejuvenation.com



Lee Valley carries a wide selection of kitchen hardware as well as tons of other household hardware and tools. They mainly carry what I would call basic hardware, but as you look through the huge selection, a few gems appear.
http://www.leevalley.com/hardware/index.aspx?c=2




Historic House Parts
carries a selection of reproduction and antique home hardware. also doors, tile, stained glass. You name it, they've got it.
http://www.historichouseparts.com

Monday, December 21, 2009

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Oakland Cupcake Crawl


photo from cakejournal on flickr

http://www.yelp.com/events/oakland-uye-east-bay-cupcake-crawl?wy_s=o&wy_r=PqiGThb7SooTSBTjkWT0Cw

Bike from one delicious cupcake location to another starting from the Rockridge BART station this weekend...

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Urban Sketchers




A project where artists from around the world submit sketches from their cities.

from the site: Urban Sketchers (USk) is a network of artists around the world who draw the cities where they live and travel to. We have this blog, which is by invitation, and a Flickr group where anyone can share their location drawings. USk was started by Seattle journalist and illustrator Gabriel Campanario.

http://www.urbansketchers.com/

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Daily Drop Cap

Miss those fancy intros to paragraphs from the print world? Go to daily drop cap to find awesome dropcaps...

http://dailydropcap.com

Friday, October 30, 2009

Chad Hagen

His series of nonsensical infographics is very interesting...



http://www.chadhagen.com

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Write Your Own Book

Fast Pencil is an online tool that lets you write publish and print your on book in any quantity you'd like.

http://www.fastpencil.com/

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Trekdesk

http://www.trekdesk.com/

desk for your treadmill...get work and exercise at the same time...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Cool Jewelry



Made from eco-friendly plastic, these cool pieces look a bit like 3-dimensional tattoos...


http://www.brooklyn5and10.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=BC3211

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

http://www.chompchomp.com/

for all your grammar needs...

Sunday, September 20, 2009

There I Fixed It

This site is full of hilarious half-assed attempts to fix things. Here's one of my favorites:



http://thereifixedit.com/2009/09/16/epic-kludge-photo-this-axle-is-perfectly-fine/

Friday, August 21, 2009

Street Food Festival

Tomorrow in SF, a celebration of street food with a gourmet twist.

http://www.sfstreetfoodfest.com/

from the website:
"The day-long block party will bring together micro-entrepreneurs, informal food vendors and renowned chefs to celebrate great street food, entrepreneurial spirit and the vibrant communities of San Francisco. In addition to delicious eats, the festival will feature a beer and spirits garden, roving street musicians, street art projects, and a hands-on children's play area, as well as multi-lingual services for attendees. The event is a benefit for La Cocina."

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

OSCS Sailing



Wednesday Night Sails - $40 to go for a ride on a sail boat, and get fed? score.

Alameda, CA - Every Wednesday through October

Friday, August 07, 2009

An Awesomely appropriate use for Twitter...



Carte 415 is a lunch cart that is currently hanging out at 101 2nd Street in SF. Serving tasty food, and twittering you updates and specials so you don't have to hike all the way down there to find out. Follow them here: http://twitter.com/CARTE415

http://www.carte415.com/menu.php

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Create a guest-requested playlist for you next party... http://www.flavortunes.com/

Friday, July 24, 2009

Plant ID

Every have a plant you lost the tag for and can't remember the name, or have a "weed" growing in your yard that you'd like to ID? or maybe even have a neighbors plant creeping into your yard? Find out what it is with MyPlantID.

http://myplantid.com

Wednesday, July 22, 2009



Helen Musselwhite is a paper artist based out of England. Her work look super intricate, and is layered for a 3D look.

http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif

Thanks to calamari for the link.

Friday, July 10, 2009

100 extraordinary examples of paper art from web designer depot

Awesome examples of artwork made of paper from artisits like Jen Stark, Peter Callesen, Simon Schubert, and others...




http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2009/05/100-extraordinary-examples-of-paper-art/

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Pimp That Snack



Why not? If you love you snacks, and want to learn to make gigantic versions of them, you must check this site out.

http://www.pimpthatsnack.com

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Ugliest Tattoos

I think the title of the site is enough description to get you to check it out, but if not, maybe this photo will entice you




http://ugliesttattoos.com

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Item Not As Described

Some of the funniest stuff that people are trying to sell...

http://itemnotasdescribed.com/

Monday, June 15, 2009

Hey Rude

Great site about rude people mostly on public transportation. Maybe check this site out and see if you are an offender...

http://www.heyrude.com/

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Napa Bike Tour with Wine tasting

This looks like great fun! Wine, Bikes and Napa what more could you ask for?

http://www.getawayadventures.com/tours/one-day-tours/

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Invites by Email



Love beautiful invitations, but hate using paper? Check out Paperless post.

http://www.paperlesspost.com/

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Buy prints here

Thumbtack Press sells inexpensive prints from hip artists around the world. The site lets you browse by artist name, price range or randomly. I found this cool print there by Ken Wong.




http://www.thumbtackpress.com/

Friday, May 29, 2009

Tour de Fromage

Check out this awesome bike tour and cheese eating event, what could be a better combination? This Saturday May 30th in SF. Details at the link below. Check out the site for other cool biking events.

http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifhttp://www.sfbike.org/?chain
Vanishing Car Act

http://www.lostateminor.com/2009/05/21/art-students-vanishing-car-act/

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

iHouse



Here an awesome pre-fab house company with lots of floorplan options.

http://www.claytonihouse.com

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Hand-held bug Zapper




Get rid of those mosquitoes, gnats and other flying bugs with a hand-held bug zapper. It's powered by batteries, I love this idea!

found at Tanga: http://tanga.com/deals/current

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Sveinn Birkir's Project 1976



From the blog: Some posts on this blog are tagged with '1976' - the year I was born. The idea is that in time, these posts will pile up and establish an audio/visual anthology of sorts for the year 1976.

http://sveinnbirkir.tumblr.com/tagged/1976

Monday, May 11, 2009

Gigzee



See ALL the gigs going on near you. Gigzee promises to show you everything going on near you.

http://gigzee.com

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Draw Food



Riki Takaoka is a freelance cartoonist, who loves to draw what's around him. Check out his cool drawing here:

http://drawfood.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Bug Guide


I found this site when I was trying to find out how to keep the grasshoppers from eating all my plants. It pretty neat, you can look up any bug. There's even a Bug ID feature on the site that allows you to post a photo and have them tell you what the bug is.

http://bugguide.net/

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Old Folks with Style



This blog documents older folks who have distinct style in their dress. Some are very funny...


http://advancedstyle.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Run Amuck

Photo from ronstar80 on flickr

Part of the Reno River Festival, the Run Amuck is a 2.5 mile 2-person relay race with a 60-foot mud pit and the most fun part is that you do it all in costume. To sign up for this years run, happening on May 8, 2009 go here:

http://renoriverfestival.com/runamuck/index.php

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Meat Cards



Make your next set of business cards out of meat!

http://www.meatcards.com/

Thanks to TheJenny for the link!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Cheap Gas

find the cheapest gas on your daily commute or really any trip...

http://www.billshrink.com/gasadvisor/index.bx

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Posters



This site has tons of beautiful typographic posters from designers around the world. Like this one from Begin, UK.


http://www.typographicposters.com/

Saturday, April 04, 2009

You Can afford a Frickin Awesome Watch...

Much like bagborroworsteal.com where you can rent a fantastic purse by the week, here's an option for the guys: rent a fantastically expensive watch!


This Rolex is just an example of the huge selection of designer watches available to lease.

https://www.stealthetime.com/default.aspx

Friday, April 03, 2009

Rental Car Rally

from the site: RCR 2009 SF2Yuma is a single leg competitive road trip starting in San Francisco and ending in Yuma, AZ. There is no set route, but each team must hit pre-defined checkpoints, the locations of which will be provided in the rally booklet given to each team at the starting line. Each team must provide photographic evidence of each checkpoint. No photos = disqualification. Each team is scored by a combination of odometer reading, team style, and hijinks (details below).


http://rentalcarrally.com/

Friday, March 27, 2009

AWDIO

broadcasts live music 24/7 from around the world. Check it out - free to join.

http://www.awdio.com

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sunday, February 15, 2009

XKCD - a comic strip



As the site says: A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language. There are some gems in here especially if you're bit of a geek.

http://xkcd.com

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Awesome Vinyl wall graphics



Check out this cool guitar themed wall vinyl headboard from Vinylo Design.


http://www.vinylodesign.com

Friday, February 06, 2009

Recognize any of these people?



here's a blog dedicated to found cameras & memory cards.

http://ifoundyourcamera.blogspot.comhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Cool Photo Blog



Great blog about awesome photographer like Chad Ress's image above.


http://www.featureshoot.com

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

An Airline where your pet isn't considered baggage...



Starts this summer.

http://www.petairways.com