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Wine. Oh, wine.

Wine. Oh, wine.

We love wine. A lot. Which is good, because apparently there are some health benefits to the (moderate) drinking of it. But we figure you can’t have enough reasons to enjoy a glass, so here are 10 mor ...Read more

An unforgettable reading lamp

An unforgettable reading lamp

PhD candidate Matthias Laschke and professor Marc Hassenzahl at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Germany created Pleasurable Troublemakers, a collection of household goods designed to encourage ...Read more

DIY: Cheers to Valentine’s Day

DIY: Cheers to Valentine’s Day

  No matter what your relationship status, nothing goes better with Valentine’s Day than a drink. That’s right. Nothing. We created a set of paper drink tags — and some recipes — for you to make your ...Read more

What’s new: Lukewarm Balloons

What’s new: Lukewarm Balloons

  Our new Lukewarm Balloons are for people who have more realistic — and significantly less passionate — views about love. Call us hopeless romantics, but we think the best part of a relationship ...Read more

Stuff we love: A to Zoë

Stuff we love: A to Zoë

Tommy Perez, a designer from Murrieta, California, created this wonderful series of letters using food. It’s a collaboration with his two-year-old daughter Zoë, which makes it extra adorable. All imag ...Read more

Holiday DIY: Ombre ornaments

Holiday DIY: Ombre ornaments

Christmas movies and specials have played a big role in the way we cherish this time of year. There’s nothing better than watching A Charlie Brown Christmas, or How the Grinch Stole Christmas. They gi ...Read more

Holiday DIY: Gold-dipped feather gift tags

Holiday DIY: Gold-dipped feather gift tags

by guest blogger Kelly Emerald Hart of Handmade for Eisley What you’ll need: Feathers Scissors Glitter Paint (I use all-purpose home decor paint because the jar has a wide mouth for dipping the feathe ...Read more

Holiday DIY: Typographic wire ornaments

Holiday DIY: Typographic wire ornaments

by guest blogger Vanessa Brady of Tried and True. WHAT YOU’LL NEED 12 gauge wire Baker’s twine Pliers Tape Superglue A cursive typeface for your word. We used Lakeside by Mark Simonson. STEP ONE Print ...Read more

DIY Kit: Christmas snow globe

DIY Kit: Christmas snow globe

What you’ll need: Christmas Snow Globe Kit Hot-glue gun Water or Toy car Fake snow Mason jar White felt Miniature tree Twine or string STEP ONE Start by gluing a round piece of white felt to the botto ...Read more

DIY: Clay monogram gift tags

DIY: Clay monogram gift tags

What you’ll need: Bookmania by Mark Simonson Polymer clay Rolling pin X-ACTO knife Gold spray paint Baker’s twine Skewer or toothpick Oven STEP ONE Unwrap your polymer clay and begin to soften the cla ...Read more

Holiday DIY: Felted sweater stockings

Holiday DIY: Felted sweater stockings

Our friend and Uppercut art director Karen Chu Gervais wanted to make personalized stockings for her family that had a vintage feel, which she created by recycling old sweaters. We love them and asked ...Read more

DIY: Typographic ceramic pet dishes

DIY: Typographic ceramic pet dishes

What you’ll need: Ceramic bowl(s) Vinyl cutter (we used a silhouette machine) Vinyl X-ACTO knife Proxima Nova by Mark Simonson Glaze and kiln (We went to our local pottery painting shop.) Cat or dog S ...Read more

DIY: No-carve typography pumpkins

DIY: No-carve typography pumpkins

What you’ll need:  Chalkboard and gold spray paint Painter’s masking tape Newspaper or cardboard Pumpkins Chalk Pencil Black Sharpie Typefaces! We used Lust Script by Neil Summerour &  ...Read more

DIY: Halloween piñata

DIY: Halloween piñata

What you’ll need: Cardboard Glue gun Scissors X-ACTO knife Sharpie Candy Black garbage bags Proxima Nova typeface by Mark Simonson STEP ONE You’ll need to create a template of your design out of ...Read more

Stuff we love: 3D type sculptures

Stuff we love: 3D type sculptures

Lettering artist Ben Jonston and industrial designer Mark Simmons wanted to create something that used both of their skills. The result was 3D-printed type sculptures. The process began with sketches, ...Read more

DIY: It’s sweater weather

DIY: It’s sweater weather

What you’ll need: Cotton sweater Vinyl cutter Gold iron-on vinyl Proxima Nova Extra Condensed by Mark Simonson Iron STEP ONE Use your vinyl cutter to cut out the gold letters for Sweater Weather. STEP ...Read more

Calgary Maker Faire

Calgary Maker Faire

  Fairgoods will be at Calgary Maker Faire this weekend, and you should be there too. If you don’t have your tickets yet, we’re also giving away two passes. Like our Facebook post for a chance to ...Read more

Give the gift of s’mores

Give the gift of s’mores

The long weekend is approaching. That means summer is drawing to a close and it will probably be the last camping weekend for many of us. And surely we all can agree that the best thing about camping ...Read more

DIY: Typographic organizers

DIY: Typographic organizers

What you’ll need: Free patterns and designs for cases Fake leather or vinyl Cotton fabric Vinyl cutter (we used a Silhouette machine) Gold and white adhesive-backed vinyl Leather rope or string X-ACTO ...Read more