Admit it: you truly believe that you are an Instagram savant. Your iPhone photos might look like everybody else's crap at first, but with a bit of cropping and the right filter, they are profoundly transformed into works of retro-styled digital art. They ought to... [More]

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Hedgehog Mitts KnitKit

Now that Halloween is behind us, it's time to start planning for that other holiday: you know, the one that requires you to track down presents for every piece of offspring one of your friends or family has managed to produce in the last eighteen... [More]

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Lets Bring Back Journal

Kick off NaNoWriMo by gathering your plot ideas and descriptive passages in the Lets Bring Back Journal ($17) from Chronicle Books. Sure, it's a cinch to just open a new Word doc and have at it, but so long as you're sticking with writing a... [More]

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Animal Crayons

The adorable Animal Crayons ($8, set of 6) elicit an "aww!" all by themselves, but add in the fact that they're packaged in a little school bus, and they're easily the sweetest crayons in the art box. The thick bodies are just the right size... [More]

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Custom Inspector Stamp

Off the tops of our heads, we could think of half a dozen uses for a tiny Custom Inspector Stamp ($23). Seal your wedding invites with your initials, share your business logo, brand your personal effects...shall we go on, or are the wheels in your... [More]

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Love Is Art Black & Gold Kit

Unleash your inner Jackson Pollock with this Love Is Art Black & Gold Kit ($110). It provides you with everything you need to make your own abstract body-painting. Yes, that's right - you're not supposed to use brushes to get this bold gold paint onto... [More]

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Books to Illustrate: Where Do Monsters and Spiders Hide When They're Afraid?

French designer Marie de Crecy teamed up with writer Sandra Lanilis to create Books to Illustrate, a set of simply bound books with quirky stories ready for imaginative illustrations. We're currently coveting Where Do Monsters and Spiders Hide When They're Afraid? ($14), and though we'd... [More]

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French Press Felted Slippers Pattern

We can't wait for a snow day. When the first one comes, we're going to stay home and make ourselves some adorable slippers. This French Press Felted Slippers Pattern ($7) should even ensure that we end up with something we can actually walk around in,... [More]

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Grime Writer

We've been noticing some pretty clever 'reverse graffiti' around our city, where artists (or businesses) have taken a stencil to the filthy concrete and power washed an image (or ad*) onto the ground, making for a design that is lighter than the surrounding area. This... [More]

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Bigfoot Tape Dispenser

You're doing enough work as you wrestle to wrap your gifts. You may as well make the Bigfoot Tape Dispenser ($36) take on the simple task of keeping itself upright while you work. The suction cup feet give it a good grip on your work... [More]

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Little Hedgehog Pin Cushion Plush

It's about time the pincushion got a makeover. This Little Hedgehog ($9) from Lady Snail is much cuter than that tired old tomato that's been around since our grandmas started sewing.... [More]

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Hippo BackPack KnitKit

Adorable alert! We're just been motivated to crank our knitting skills up to the next level, thanks to the overwhelming cuteness of this Hippo BackPack KnitKit ($36). How perfect a present will this sweet animal-shaped carryall make for those little nieces and nephews come Christmastime?... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Monocled Cat and Jack-O'-Lantern Stamp

If there is anything cuter than this monocled cat and jack-o'-lantern stamp ($7), you need to link it in the comments right meow. Because we need to see it and then buy it. What's a Cheap Thrill? Just our shameless way of getting you to... [More]

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Slobproof! Paint Pen

We spent half the weekend trying to get our latest Craigslist find up the apartment stairs. The mid-century hutch looks killer in the living room, but the doorframe, on the other hand, looks rather the worse for the wear. The Slobproof! Paint Pen ($20 for... [More]

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Walls Notebook

We constantly scribble in the corners of our notes during meetings, or on the backs of junk mail envelopes when we talk on the phone. But for the next little while we're going to try and keep a Walls Notebook ($17) with us for those... [More]

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Type Selector

Attention, design nerds: we know you're entirely capable of scrolling through fonts on your computers, but how much more aesthetically pleasing is it to browse them by way of this lovely Type Selector ($50)? With 226 fonts, it gives you plenty of gorgeously kerned samples... [More]

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mmiinn X Tape

Fancy up your packages by taping them in X Tape ($19, scroll down) by mmiinn - you can seal your brown box with brass hinges, o-rings, tower bolts, or leather straps. It certainly beats duct tape.... [More]

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Miranda Cat Tape Dispenser

Ditch those flimsy plastic dispensers that come with your Scotch tape (or forty-nine-cent generic brand "adhesive"). Instead, use the sturdy, wooden Miranda Cat Tape Dispenser ($20) in your gift-wrapping and tear-mending. Not only is she cuter to look at, she stands upright properly. You'll be... [More]

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Doctor Who Toile

To celebrate season seven of Doctor Who, sew yourself a simple skirt with Doctor Who Toile ($18 per yard). The pattern may look rather dull at first glance, but soon you'll be spotting Daleks and Weeping Angels peeking out from behind the bushes. Luckily, the... [More]

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MUJI Funny Face Stamp Set

Sure, the MUJI Funny Face Stamp Set ($20) is a bit old-fashioned. Isn't there an app that does the same thing, only with three hundred more facial options? Probs. But isn't spending an afternoon unplugged with your goddaughter or nephew three hundred times more satisfying?... [More]

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