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Apr 15 2013

Mother’s Day Card Roundup

Why is Mother’s Day stuff so fugly? It’s all purple cursive eye smack, and floral bunny soul crush. Here are a few Mother’s Day card options that won’t embarrass you, or make your mother worry that she didn’t do enough to shape your taste level.

Mom, You Rock letterpress card by A Favorite Design

You’re Awesome card by Sugar Paper

I Love You card from Moontree Press

Mom Tattoo card from Hawk Gerber

Funny card Good moms let you lick the beaters, great moms turn them off first. by The Little Illustrator

To the Moon and Back by Quill and Fox

You’re Pretty by Lindsay Letters

Happy Mother’s Day by Smock

If you didn’t find the perfect thing, check out this funny Mother’s Day Cards roundup from Cool Mom Picks. Those ladies always do Mother’s Day up right.

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Mar 27 2013

Apartheid at the SF MoMA

Billy Monk makes me want to get a Tuesday night job at the local local and learn to use my flash.

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Jan 15 2013

I Love You, Nerd Valentine: Top 10 Valentines for Geeks

You threw an awkward glance his way because his glasses were cute. He thinks your neck smells like you might be a compatible genetic match. You enjoy Mythbusters, he enjoys Mythbusters. And while Valentine’s Day is ultimately a commercial construct, you’re not above engaging ironically if it means getting laid later.


1. Dr. Who Valentine


2. Space Invader Valentine


3. Pride and Prejudice Valentine


4. Princess Leia Valentine


5. Legend of Zelda Valentine


6. Periodic Table Valentine


7. Eye Chart Valentine


8. Genetic Predisposition Drosophilia Valentine


9. Buckminster Fuller Valentine


10. I Love You With All My Brain Valentine

Also check out:
More Nerd Valentines on my Pinterest Board
Nerds in Love: Ten More Valentines for Geeks

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Jan 9 2013

You’re Out of this World, Valentine

Don’t you wish someone would make this heart-shaped crater on Mars into a letterpress Valentine, so you could send it to all your nerd friends? I know.

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Dec 13 2012

Shiny! Shiny! Sequins for New Year’s Eve

Sarah’s Go Mighty post about losing her sequin virginity reminded me that I need to figure out what I’m wearing for New Year’s as part of my Holiday Resolutions. So I’ve been collecting sequin dresses, shorts, rompers, tops on Pinterest. If you’re looking for the pieces below and several more, head over to my Shiny! Shiny! board. Girl, you are radiant.

 

 

 

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Nov 29 2012

Foreclosure Quilts by Kathryn Clark

Kathryn Clark calls her Foreclosure Quilts an “historical record of difficult times.”

The above is “A map of the Forest Hills neighborhood in Cleveland, OH. The navy rectangles represent foreclosed or abandoned lots. The green applique patches show where community gardens have been planted on top of empty lots.”

(via design skool)

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Nov 27 2012

12 Days of Christmas Gifts

We’re keeping it symbolic here, because what the hell is your true love going to do with seven swans?

A Partridge in a Pear Tree


Feather Letterpress Cards, $15 from Satsuma Press
A tiny bit of partridge.


Ambition Pearwood Rollerball Pen, $80 from Faber Castell
And a pear tree pen.

Two Turtle Doves


Wood Ear Bud Holder, $27

Three French Hens


French Macaron, $21

Four Calling Birds


Pie Birds, $2 each

Five Golden Rings


The Quintet Necklace, $48 from Lemonade Handmade

Six Geese A-Laying


Tenga Egg Six Pack, $23

Seven Swans A-Swimming


1955 Pleiades, Seven Sisters, Constellation Map Print, $6

Eight Maids A-Milking


Kraken Black Spiced Rum, $18

Nine Ladies Dancing


Disco Ball, $30 from Amazon

Ten Lords A-leaping


White Balancing Blocks, $55 from The Curiosity Shoppe

Eleven Pipers Piping


Grover-Trophy Slide Whistle, $11

Twelve Drummers Drumming


Timex Brown Leather Easy Reader Watch, $54

If you liked this, you might also like last year’s 12 Days of Christmas picks. Have you ever wanted to make a 12 Days of Christmas package? Leave your suggestions for alternative ideas in comments.

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