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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Party Tricks

In May 2006, Martha saved a little spot in her Blueprint Magazine for this little gadget!

Here is the story she shared with us:
"Two German engineers, Georg von Koenemann and Alfred Grund, were at a barbecue in 2003 and no one had brought a bottle opener. They tried everything, and when Alfred couldn't bear the sight of Georg trying to access his beer by using his teeth, he intervened with the idea of using his wedding ring. Soon thereafter, they designed the stainless-steel ring with the cat-head-shaped slot and could pop tops till death do they part."

www.stuffjunction.com for $10

Happy Shopping!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thank you Martha!

Sitting in the office, clearing out boxes, I came across my old stack of Blueprint Magazines.
I started flipping throught he March/April 2007 issue, and saw an earmarked page! Voila!

The title says it all! Get the Lead Out!

I wish that I had 'thunk' it!

Did you ever go to a meeting and forget to bring a pen?
Well this will solve that problem in a snap!

Martha says to tape a slim disposable chopstick sleeve inside the cover of your notebook.

And this is so GREEN! hehe! Reuse! Recycle! and go have some Sushi!!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Get Inspired! Play!

Paul Jackson Pollock, an influential American painter, and Huge in the Abstract Expressionist Movement.

I've had a website saved here for years, and I should share it with you:

Have fun!!!

Create a masterpiece! Get into the rhythm of it... feel the Pollock :)

Did you know that Pollock spent some time growing up in Arizona?!

So go for it!!!
And remember to not take life so seriously!
Here is one that I made. Ha!

“It [abstract art] should be enjoyed just as
music is enjoyed – after a while you may like it or you may not.”

-Jackson Pollock

Monday, April 13, 2009

Nostalgia and Design

One of my favorite online stores is Uncommon Goods... and I had to share some of their newest items:
Based on the upright one-piece phone introduced in Europe in the mid-1950s, this design classic was smaller and lighter than anything available at the time. And in 1973, its harmonious design earned it a place in New York's Museum of Modern Art.

And for the person 'on the go' that still needs a bit of the old touch, they have this fantastic "Mid-Century Cellular" phone adaptor.

Ahhh I love technology!

...get inspired, get involved, go-within!