Monday, March 17, 2008

honey you can hold... your hand!
Nothing's better for a tea drinker than a drop of honey. But honey is messier than sugar - and it's not that easy to use.
Solid honey could be an idea...but where to find it? Well, you might be surprised, but that's EXACTLY what Honibe is!
The ones that created the Honibe Honey Drop thought of taking the matter in their own hands and tried to remove the messy stickiness we usually associate with liquid honey.
So they made the Honey Drops - 100% pure dried honey, just ready to jump in your cup!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

use your body... draw

Artist Heli Hietala created the COLOURS - a set of crayons that are meant to interact with each other, creating a special type of communication.
The crayons are shaped as human beings - and their differences add a whole new dimension to drawing - or life, for that matter, as they are inspired by real people. Holding someone in your hand might feel creepy at first, but who can deny the coolness factor? :)

Friday, March 07, 2008

can anybody resist...


Lately I've been muching on lots of chocolate because I was super-busy, got upset with some people and had to restore my energy :) And today - by pure coincidence, I assure you :) - I found these wonderful chocolate oddities on the Paris Breakfast blog and decided to share.
It seems that "normal" chocolate is out of style, so get ready to embrace the newcomers!
Don't risk being seen with a classic chocolate bar in your hand...or you'll totally be so yesterday :P
Today is all about...

...chocolate beans...
...chocolate sausages...

...chocolate tools :)

...chocolate french fries, obviously :) ...

...chocolate soaps...
...chocolate cheese...

...and chocolate olives.
So when will we have a chocolate house - with chocolate walls and chocolate furniture? Soon, it seems.
Well, who's complaining, anyway? :)

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Spring buys...


...for your home
If the weather outside makes you wanna go out and spend some money, we've got just the thing for you!
Luflic creates the greatest interior objects - and their philosophy is that craft and new technologies are just as valuable. Plus their credo is really something I can connect to: "Make furniture that is desirable and durable so there is no reason to replace it or throw it away". I've always been puzzled by people that took pride in changing their furniture each year or so - it's obviously that they buy crappy stuff and replace it with something just as crappy. 'xcuse my French :)
The idea with furniture is that you should invest in something good-looking, durable and - obviously - meaningful. You don't just need a sofa - or a chair. It's gotta be a little more than that.
"In the Round" is exactly what you need. It's a chair that's based on the homonymous technique of knitting socks or sleeves.
See here what it's all about.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

long time...

... no see

Hi, guys! Sorry for the lack of posts, but I'm really busy these days.

Although it's the "good" kind of busy, 'cause I'm taking care of BURP, the brand I created together with my friend Nico.
Above you can see some of the things we make.
We're bringing all our BURP kiddies at Sala Dalles in Bucharest, at the March fair. If you want to drop by, we'll be more than happy to meet you. The fair lasts until March 8th. Maybe then I'll have more time for finding cool stuff and posting in here.

Until then, lots of kisses!

Friday, February 15, 2008



What's more familiar than a cute teddy bear? We've all had at least one - and developed a special relationship with it. Come on, don't be shy! There's nothing wrong in admitting you loved your teddy :)
But the cuddly toy might not seem as familiar in the pictures from Kent Rogowski's project "Bears". These teddy bears have all been turned inside out and restuffed, looking both creepy and cute. The project aims at showing these bears have always been there for their owners, but they also have a life of their own and they go through different experiences that leave traces on them.
"It is by virtue of revealing their inner core might we better understand our own", the author says.
If you want to buy the book, go here.


...over the rainbow
Ooops, sorry! I meant to say "over the table"...
Designer Roel-Jan Elsinga designed this Rainbow Table as a symbol of peace.
But it's so gorgeous it might really start a war if your friends see it! Keep it for yourself and enjoy the cute rainbow in your house!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

of communication...

... and other demons :)

Today was a happy day. The kind of "tough - stressful - yet - very - funny" day. It was one of those days I have when everything seems hard, but then again it goes so smooth and I end up asking myself "Why do I always get so stressed up? EVERYTHING always works out great in the end!!!!!"
Well, today I learned that some people are innante communicators - while others are just trying to learn how to do it - or worse, trying to fake it. Looking full of themselves, never at ease when speaking or moving - and always ... BUT ALWAYS ... looking silly. Do you ever get that feeling when you're in a conversation - that you're watching a bad movie, in which all the dialogues are completely unnatural - and you could even name the books/authors they're citing?

Guys, of course there are some good marketing/communication books out there. Of course there are some useful tips - and some useful strategies. But let's face it: don't be artificial about it, 'cause it will never work. Or better yet, if you don't use your own critical sense - at least swallow everything with a grain of salt.

Pleeeeease, but please :)

Well now, 'nough about me.

There's something cute I wanna show you :)

I think this beautiful artwork above - by Matthew Rodriguez - is truly inspiring. Whether you work in the communication industry or not :)