1. Small Hand Foods All-natural Cocktail Mixers
Made in small batches by Bay Area bartender Jennifer Colliau, Small Hand Foods produces flavorful cocktail mixers using only the highest quality organic and natural ingredients. Goodlifer details her process of producing the mixers, which sell online or can be enjoyed at some of San Francisco’s finest drinking establishments, like Alembic or Absinthe.
2. Director Sean Pecknold
One of the growing number of creative talents on the Cargo Collective community, Sean Pecknold works mostly as a director and animator of music videos and short films. The Seattle-based filmmaker, who goes by his studio pseudonym “Grandchildren,” also showcases some of his graphic design and photography work.
3. End Grain
Started in August 2009, the excellent blog End Grain is dedicated to finding and aggregating the best examples of letterpress and wood type. The site also provides a helpful directory of links
to letterpress-related shops on Etsy.
4. Galileo Telescope by Odoardo Fioravanti
To mark the 400th anniversary of Galilei’s first telescope, Odoardo Fioravanti designed a functional telescope. The elegant combination of high performance optical technologies inside a minimal pale wooden exterior makes this a timeless reinvention.
Luxirare Edible Crayons
6. Delight Cloth
Transmaterial highlights a new Japanese light-emitting cloth created with optical fibers, perfect for use as a wall or ceiling installation.
7. Tumi x Opening Ceremony: Luggage and Accessories
Stocked in the newly-opened gift shop at the Ace Hotel NYC, Selectism showed off the collection of luggage and travel accessories designed by Opening Ceremony for Tumi. Each item in the candy-colored collection is a limited edition of 100.
8. Designing the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics
Fast Company recently rounded-up some the design surrounding the components, from Ralph Lauren uniforms to the Bombardier torch.
9. Brooklyn Typology: The Electronic Architecture of a Living City
10. Logorama Video Short
Gizmodo explains why the Oscar-nominated video short “Logorama” (since predictably removed from the web due to copyright issues) is the best movie this year. The leaked video parodies consumer culture, fitting 2500 logos into the 15-minute frame.