While browsing through Shopify stores, I stumbled upon Fangamer’s blog post about Shigesato Itoi’s Day Planner, which is apparently very popular in Japan and available in English for the first time this year. I was instantly beset with desire. The planner, designed by the aforementioned Shigesato Itoi, is called the Hobonichi Techo, and you can [...]
I just got around to trying out the Palomino Blackwing 602 pencil, which is a recreation of the Eberhard Blackwing 602 first manufactured in the 1930s and discontinued in 1998. They were a favorite of John Steinbeck and Chuck Jones, and originals are an object of desire for pencil aficionados the world over. Got $50? [...]
Tom Atwood, who had purchased the 7-task version of the half-size ETP form a few months ago, bound and reloaded his own Moleskine version using instructions from the Internet. Sweet! I’ve written up the more detailed account in the new “Making Stuff” sub-blog here. Awesome work, Tom!
I recently bought a couple of glass water bottles, and took some pictures of it with the new camera rig. Rather than post the review as a blog post, I’m putting it in a new section on the website for documenting techniques, reviews, and how-tos in an easy-to-browse format. The navigational structure isn’t yet there, [...]
My buddy Alen, who has been the grandmaster of the venerable Japanese toy robot site ToyboxDX for nearly as long as I’ve known him, has been slowly building an army of original character toys. His latest: a licensed Voltron: Defender of the Universe, in a diminutive 2G USB Flash Drive package
I was on Amazon buying bulk cat litter for my ScoopAway litter tray, and stumbled across a merchant selling a “set of 100 different world banknotes” for $29.95. I have been thinking about collecting engraving and decorative papers as inspiration for making “productivity bucks” for an as-yet-to-be-determined use (“it would be cool!”)…
I stumbled upon Indigo Kelleigh’s fantastic Tarot cards some time ago. Based on the popular Rider-Waite deck that’s in widespread use, Kelleigh’s deck is faithfully illustrated using an 8-bit retro computer graphic style. If you grew up with computer games in the 80s and 90s, you know what I’m talking about. Before we had millions [...]