Can you imagine a magazine printed on different objects instead of paper? That’s exactly what the THE THING Quarterly is. And Issue 16 ($65) is by American writer Dave Eggers.
This issue is a monologue that is told to Dave Eggers by his shower curtain. And it’s published on a shower curtain, with the idea that one would read it while showering
Produced in collaboration with Izola, it’s printed on a 72×72 inch PEVA (PVC Free) shower curtain.
You can buy it at The thing Quarterly.
The Triskaidekaphiliaby t-shirt ($19) is designed by James Murphy, by whom we’ll certainly be posting more designs.
While I don’t think I’ll ever really be able to pronounce the name of this t-shirt, you can bet I’ll buy one for myself as soon it is printed again.
You can buy it at Threadless
You want to know what games your friends are playing, so you can join them. You want to know when they are online, so you can beat their a$$es one more time in Call of Duty. If you are a gamer, then you know what I’m talking about. And that’s why true gamers built a new iPhone application made for gamers: ImGame (Free).
ImGame is a new video game social network that connects you with your friends across social channels and consoles. With ImGame you’ll be able to check into games, receive push notifications when your friends are playing and easily keep track of the games you and your friends are playing.
You can download it from iTunes.
Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you the last iPad stylus you’ll ever use: the Cosmonaut ($25). I just received mine yesterday, and so far it has been working perfectly.
The marker-like shape is very comfortable, and it perfectly embraces the level of precision allowed by the touch screen. It looks like a marker, and it behaves like a marker. That’s why it works so well.
You can buy it at Studio Neat.
Since here in Miami we are experiencing polar temperatures (we went under 60 degrees today), I wanted to stay in theme with a winter classic: the Davos toboggan ($255).
Made by Graf, a Swiss firm founded in 1930 specializing in shaping and bending wood in all kinds of areas, this toboggan is built from steam-bent solid wood. And it’s made to last forever.
You can buy it at Manufactum.
Few things are sadder than a sad office. That’s why the New Rules of Work ($85) by Division of Labor, a design studio from the Bay Area, is the perfect poster set for bringing some color and fun into your working space. The letterpressed set is composed of five different prints, each one of a different color and a smart ass statement such as “if it’s really funny it’s probably harassment” or “stop tweeting boring shit.”
Is it useful? Kinda. Do I really need it? Not really. Do I want it? Of course!
Every time I look at Falling Books ($33) by ARTORI Design, I imagine the little guy screaming “ARGHHHHHHH!” Maybe it just reminds me of my years in school, when my reading list seemed insurmountable. Or maybe this is just one of those cute things that we all need in our offices simply because they are awesome.
You can buy it on Amazon.
I still remember the first time I saw the original QLOCKTWO; it was love at first sight. Beautiful, elegant and minimal. I loved the idea of being able to literally read the time on my clock. The only thing I didn’t like was the $1,150 price tag.
Now Biegert & Funk is bringing everything that the QLOCKTWO is, right to your table, with the QLOCKTWO TOUCH ($513), an alarm clock version of the original wall clock.
The QLOCKTWO TOUCH features a touch-activated snooze function, an ambient light sensor and an interchangeable letter matrix in different colors and languages (you can purchase other matrices separately).
You can buy it on the Biegert & Funk Store.
This year is almost over, which means it’s almost time to get ready to start the countdown toward the end of the next one. To do that, there’s no better tool than the Carpe Diem calendar ($10) by Doiy Design.
The Carpe Diem calendar is a single perforated page that allows you to detach the days as they go by and keep track of how many days you have left until the end of the year.
You can buy it at Doiy Design.
When you think of Detroit manufacturing, the first thing that probably comes to mind are cars. But this beauty comes with only two wheels (in this case, wooden). The Woodbridge Street ($TBA) is one of five completed bikes available from Detroit Bicycle Company.
I simply love the contrast between the cold, raw metal finish of the frame with the warmth of the wooden rims from Ghisallo. And it’s so much easier to find parking for this fine bike than for a Chrysler 300.
You can buy it at Detroit Bicycle Company.