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

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: 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 Your favorite typeface (we used Proxima Nova by Mark Simonson) Glaze and kiln (We went to our local pot ...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

Wedding DIY: Typographic pennants

Wedding DIY: Typographic pennants

by guest blogger Lauren Cooke of Betawife What you’ll need: • Premium wool felt (craft felt is a bit harder to cut) in two colors • Wooden dowel 1/4-inch size cut to 1/8 inch • Text template (I used S ...Read more

DIY kit: Typographic drink coasters

DIY kit: Typographic drink coasters

What you’ll need: Cork Coaster Kit (includes coasters, blender marker, and printed coaster designs) Popsicle stick Scissors STEP ONE Cut out the circular designs in your kit. STEP TWO Place your desig ...Read more

Notes from TypeCon: Dana Tanamachi-Williams

Dana Tanamachi-Williams gave a wonderful and entertaining presentation about her work at TypeCon last week, which included Flourish — a personal project done in collaboration with filmmaker and photog ...Read more

DIY: Typographic fringe banner

DIY: Typographic fringe banner

by Caitlin Holcomb of FunCult What you’ll need Proxima Nova font by Mark Simonson Ability to print out letters that are 15 inches tall and about 4.5 to 13.5 inches wide (I used a local print shop) Gol ...Read more

DIY: #pie stencil

DIY: #pie stencil

What you’ll need: Free #pie stencil template. Pie plate Rolling pin Recipe for strawberry rhubarb pie STEP ONE Make the dough for your pie crust and the filling. Sprinkle your surface with flour, then ...Read more

DIY: Sun-dye your own tote bag

DIY: Sun-dye your own tote bag

What you’ll need: Lumi dye Fairgoods tote templates (They’re free!) Blank canvas tote bag Foam brush Painter’s tape Cardboard Inkjet printer Transparency film paper STEP ONE Pick your design and print ...Read more

DIY: Make your own Matrix Stencil cards

DIY: Make your own Matrix Stencil cards

by Tan of SquirrellyMinds What you’ll need: Matrixes Stencil, by Corey Holms Card stock and envelopes Black ink pen (fine tipped works best) Pencil Ruler Eraser Watercolor paints Paintbrush Calligraph ...Read more

Wedding Bingo

Wedding Bingo

Weddings are beautiful, happy occasions. But anyone who’s attended a few of them knows there are moments common to most: long toasts, a crying bridesmaid, that one guy who ends up wearing his ti ...Read more