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December 20 2011


Last Minute Gift Guide For The ‘Design Snobs’ In Your Life

Ok ok, we aren’t ALL snobs, but we know what we like and there isn’t anything wrong with that. We enjoy well designed products and we get giddy when we see beautiful & functional accessories. We like things that look good on our desk, next to our bed, travel with us or just look downright damn good on us.

Ok kids, pull out your wallets and don’t forget to tack on some extra for shipping if you need it before the 25th. You know you’re a slacker, that’s why you clicked on this post.

The D.I.Y. Mighty Wallet, $15

The Blank DIY Wallet

Be Creative, Be Mighty! The D.I.Y. Mighty Wallet has a writable surface you can draw on with pens and permanent markers to personalize it and make it your own or to give it to someone special as a one of a kind gift.


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Camera Table Dolly $90
You know that nauseous feeling you get while watching your family’s shaky home videos? The one that you always blame on your parents’ stunning fashion choices?
The Camera Table Dolly is here to make sure your videos don’t come with a side effect of nausea. While it won’t teach your parents how to dress, it will give your videos a smooth, professional look.
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Glif, $20


The Glif is an iPhone 4/4S accessory with two primary functions: mounting your iPhone onto a tripod and propping up your iPhone at various angles. Our goal was to create something small, simple, and elegant. But out of this simple design emerges countless uses. Mount your iPhone to a tripod for taking great pictures or making movies. Prop your iPhone up for hands-­free FaceTiming or to watch videos.


Plus Pack for the Glif, $12


The +Pack is for those that already own a Glif, but want the Serif and Ligature add-ons. It’s the “+” part in Glif+.

The Serif is designed to keep your iPhone incredibly secure on the tripod. While the Glif is great for normal use, the Serif will keep your phone safe in more extreme situations. And, when you are not using the Serif, it fits snuggly inside the Glif, making it very compact.


Places on Earth (print w/pins), $180

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Signed screen printed on black Somerset 280gsm and limited to an edition of 250. Size: 34.5″ x 26.25″

Each print comes with 52 pins, 50 are orange, 1 is red and 1 is blue. Red is for headquarters, blue if for your next target.

Created exclusively for the Royal We by Oliver Jeffers, this limited edition signed print is a hand drawn map of the world. The whole world. With pins. But it isn’t to scale, because that would be very hard to ship. Screen printed in Brooklyn using white ink on black paper.


Roll Up Travel Charger, $34

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This portable charger minimizes cable clutter and maximizes style by placing multiple charging outlets on a single bar that rolls up into a slip-proof, polyurethane mat. You can refuel up to 4 devices simultaneously while occupying just a single wall outlet.


iPhone Minidock, $24

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The MiniDock by Blue Lounge keeps your iPod/iPhone off the floor. It plugs right into your original power adapter (not included) to create a wall mounted charger docking station with no trailing cables. Exclusively for the iPhone and iPod.


PlugBug, $35

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One accessory lets you charge two devices at once.

PlugBug is made exclusively for all MacBook Power Adapters, including current and previous models. Snap PlugBug onto your MacBook Power Adapter and you now have the first ever device that lets you charge your MacBook + iPad or iPhone simultaneously, from one wall outlet.


Grid-It (Medium), $22

Screen Shot 2011-12-19 at 7.59.46 PMThe Grid-It organization system is a unique weave of rubberized elastic bands made specifically to hold personal objects firmly in place. Designed to provide endless configurations of digital devices and personal effects. Slim design and conveniently sized for your current laptop bag or travel case, lets you easily find what you need. Features rear zippered pocket for additional storage.


Lux Delux – Cups, $18 each

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Might as well look good while you’re drinking your coffee or tea.


Mute Watch, $260

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The Mutewatch is designed to be simple and intuitive. Just tap the flat surface and the touch screen lights up, then swipe through the functions clock, alarm and timer.

You set the time for your alarms by tapping directly on the digits – tap on the top of the digit for a higher number or on the bottom of the digit for a lower one. When you want to erase an alarm, simply pinch the touch screen.

The Mutewatch also features a built-in motion sensor that registers your movement and automatically adjusts the strength of the vibrations. So, whether you’re sleeping, on stage giving a presentation or doing your work out, the Mutewatch will keep you updated on your next step.


Nixon Watch – The Chalet, (3 color choices) $200

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MOVEMENT: 3 hand Japanese quartz. CASE: Custom 30 meter stainless steel with hardened mineral crystal, real wood, or enamel inlay and double gasket crown. BAND: Custom solid stainless steel with real wood, or enamel inlay and butterfly closure.


Poster Clips, $10

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Nickel-plated display clips for hanging your posters, art prints and other cherished ephemera with style and ease.


Incase – Snapcase, Warhol Collection, $40

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As a cutting-edge visual artist, Andy Warhol understood and embraced technology and saw it as the future of contemporary culture and the arts. The Warhol edition Snap Case for iPhone 4 features some of the artist’s most beloved works along with the same reliable protection and easy attachment of our standard Snap Case.


Burning Love Desk Pad, € 50.00

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Classic Felt deskpad of Burning Love from Wiesbaden. A leather strip on the side brings order to your desk and it looks great. The soft material requires no additional mouse pad. 100% felt and a leather patch with blind embossing on Burning Love 75 x 75 cm.


Book Holder, € 14.90

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A bookmark for the wall. Beside the bed….Material: steel powder coated. Dimensions: 4.5 x 22.5 cm. Color: black, white.


Desk-It Weekly Calendar, $10

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The Desk-It is a combination of sticky note and calendar. You can write down your to-dos for the week then tack up the sheet on your computer or wall as a reminder. You can stick it to the refrigerator for weekly menu planning or grocery list. Once you’re done, just tear it off and enjoy your sense of accomplishment.


Camera Table Dolly, $90

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You know that nauseous feeling you get while watching your family’s shaky home videos? The one that you always blame on your parents’ stunning fashion choices? The Camera Table Dolly is here to make sure your videos don’t come with a side effect of nausea. While it won’t teach your parents how to dress, it will give your videos a smooth, professional look.


Headphone Stand, $59


This versatile headphone stand will be your best companion to protect, showcase and organize your favorite headphones. Featuring an adjustable height arm bar, it is suitable for almost any headphones in any size and shape. Its stylish and heavy-duty design is made for daily use for years to come.


Jawbone Jambox, $150



Marshall Heaphones – Major, $119

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The Major encloses vast amounts of the massive Marshall legacy. The exterior of the headband is made out of the same vinyl used in Marshall amplifiers and it bears the original Marshall texture. Besides being straight up dazzling.

The Major is a solid workhorse with great stamina, designed with non-stop, all-day listening in mind.

BUY IT NOW. Gift Guide

If you don’t find something that fits your fancy on our list, be sure to grab up some last minute gifts from my favorite store!

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There’s still time to pick up some amazing design gifts for the holidays. Think whimsical scrubbers, hanging planters, fabulous handbags, futuristic watches, and talking clocks.


and…if you’re not sure what to pick….

Who doesn’t need a scrubber ducky?



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May 11 2011


Prosite – fully customizable portfolios from the minds at Behance

Behance ProSite: Fully Customized Portfolio Websites, No Coding Required, Massive Exposure

Behance launched, a new service that allows creative people and teams to create fully customized portfolio websites through a revolutionary drag-and-drop interface.

How will ProSite revolutionize the online portfolio space in the creative industry?


Endless Customization, No Coding Required

In contrast to other portfolio site providers, ProSite does not require any programming knowledge to access a full range of customization options. You can design a website using sliders, color pickers, and an intuitive drag-and-drop interface in a matter of minutes. Check out a few example ProSites.


A “Connected” Portfolio, In-Sync With Behance, LinkedIn, & More

ProSite syncs your online portfolio with the Behance Network and other portfolio display applications on LinkedIn, AIGA, AdWeek, plus more networks and galleries around the web. You can create a customized website on your own domain name, and then manage your entire online creative presence from one central place.


Powered By Behance’s Growing Platform

ProSite is built upon the Behance Network, the leading platform for creative professionals. Hundreds of thousands of creative professionals use to display their work on Behance as well as LinkedIn and other exclusive curated galleries around the web, including the award winning collection of Served sites.

Millions of creative enthusiasts visit Behance sites every month to watch and follow the latest and greatest work by creative professionals across industries. Top creative companies around the world use Behance to find incredible talent. In the past 30 days, Behance’s sites collectively received over 50 million pageviews and growth is in the double-digits.


ProSite launches this week and is free to sign up at

Premium service includes unlimited media, personal domain mapping, hosting and support for just $11/month (or $99/year).


Check out the 90-Second Launch Video For Behance ProSite:

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Behance is a NYC-based company with a mission to organize and empower the careers of creative professionals. Behance oversees, the leading online platform for creative professionals; The 99%, Behance’s think tank and annual conference devoted to execution in the creative world; and Action Method, a popular online/mobile productivity application and line of organizational paper products for creative people and teams.

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April 13 2011


Creatives Across the Nation

It never ceases to amaze me how many wonderful pockets of creative people there are. Whether it’s interior design, advertising, architecture, graphic design, web design, motionography, illustration, fine art or photography (or anything else) there is an vast amount of talented creatives who do awesome work everyday. The problem is, there are so many, it’s hard to locate where these awesome people live and work!


Here is where you come in:

Tell us your favorite creatives, firms or companies in the comments, via e-mail or twitter and their location. There is an abundance of talent that is both inspiring and captivating and yet it’s hard to wrap your mind around who is where doing what… Plus, you might learn about someone new who is in your neck of the woods.

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September 23 2010


Kickass places for Custom Designed Gear

Everyone loves creative gear right? Well, what about stuff that not everyone has? Even better. Below are a few places that offer some really creative and kickass shwag. These are great people, doing great work and selling it to you and me. Need a shirt? Got it. Need an iPhone case? Got that too. Now go buy some gear! I’m sure there are other great places for



As the market continues to become saturated with overly complex, cluttered designs, Ugmonk’s mission is to provide high-quality products with simple, fresh graphics.

About the Designer

Jeff Sheldon makes his home in Downingtown, PA with his wife and no pets. He graduated with a B.S. in graphic design in 2008 and has a passion for all things design. When he’s not designing, Jeff enjoys snowboarding, soccer, biking, photography, and sleeping.




Inksie is a brand, online community, and shop based on well-designed products and the culture that embodies them. The hub of our organization consists of new designers and veterans alike, excited to create, distribute, and vote on works of art around the world.

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In this age of digital communication, smart phones, and touch computing, there is still a yearning for the simple. Despite the blood curdling pace at which technology inexorably advances, many people prefer to capture ideas and thoughts on an age old device — paper.

The purpose of this site is to provide a friendly, easy to use experience for finding and purchasing high quality notebooks, notepads, sketchbooks, and whatever othercreativity-inspiring products strike our fancy. We aim to enable creative people to find all the resources they need to work on their projects, capture their thoughts, and wireframe their lives in a format that fits them.

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At Veer, you’ll enjoy an uncomplicated shopping experience that lets you stay focused on what’s really important: your creative work. You’ll also find things to do, accessories for creatives at home and on the go, plus endless opportunities to save.


House Industries


Known throughout the world as a prolific type foundry, House Industries has made a considerable impact on the world of design. House Industries fonts scream from billboards, wish happy whatever from tens of thousands of greeting cards, serve as the basis for consumer product logos and add elements of style to a wide range of mainstream media. In their illustrious career, House artists have mastered a large cross-section of design disciplines. Their typography deftly melds cultural, musical and graphic elements. From early forays into distressed digital alphabets to sophisticated type and lettering systems, House Industries’ work transcends graphic conventions and reaches out to a broad audience. What ultimately shines in the House Industries oeuvre is what always conquers mediocrity: a genuine love for their subject matter. Be it hot rods, classically relevant lettering or Swiss Modernism, House continues to provide typographic optimism in this age of the lowest aesthetic common denominator.





Poolga is about art and design on hand-held devices and discovering talented illustrators and designers. We think that the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad are great devices for carrying around, displaying and sharing art. We mostly focus on illustration, graphic design and typography.


Johnny Cupcakes


Customers like and appreciate the story and work ethic behind my brand. I started this as a joke from the trunk of my beat up ‘89 Toyota Camry. A college drop out with a drug and alcohol-free lifestyle, I never wasted my time going out and partying but instead focused only on brainstorming and sketching up my wacky ideas. I turned down investors and took countless risks like keeping my shirts out of chain stores.


Other Places

What did we miss? There are thousands of unique places to buy some good gear. Give us your input in the comments!

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June 25 2010


Three Resources for Awesome Freebies

Freebies and open source content are some of the best things we can run across as creatives. These help out in a pinch, sometimes are great starts to making a document or design and help save time. Some really great and inspiring things are coming from 365PSD, The League of Movable Type and Iconpaper. These three sites are tremendously different but each is unique and shares some amazing content.

365 PSD


Now, if the name alone “365 PSD” hasn’t got you excited it should… 365PSD makes as you would guess a free PSD everyday for an entire year. The quality of free layered files that are being given away is amazing. There are some pixel perfect icons, navigation buttons and full site layouts as well as full iPhone app layouts. This is a site that is fast becoming a daily stop for many creatives. Whether you use the PSD’s to learn how the pro’s make their files or you just want some extra beef to throw into that new design you should go check out

The League of Moveable Type


The League of Movable Type has banned together to once and for all cut through the crap and make free, good, open source fonts for all. The best part about this is that they are @font-face ready. These fonts are must downloads especially if you are trying to trim some cost of a design or just want some amazing rockin’ fonts. If you think that their awesome (which they are) you can join in the collaboration.



Iconpaper brings you some amazing icons, wallpapers, dock themes, and everything in between. The guys curating iconpaper are all over the place trying to find the best content and update for you daily. They’ve had some amazing background as well as icons that have adorned my computer several times. So, whether you need some inspiration, an awesome new icon for your computer or just something to mull through, check out you’ll be happy you did.

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