Cox & Cox. UK.

Global Warming Mug.

Jigsaw Cookie Cutter.

Silver Birch Candle.
Cox & Cox = Fiona Cox + Lizzie Thornton-Allan.

Monocle: Keffiyeh. Made in Palestine.

French journalist Benoit Faiveley visits the last Palestinian keffiyeh factory in Hebron on the West Bank. For Monocle.

Sweet Dreams. Kristen Lepore.

Music by Kirsten, Chelsea, and Megan Lepore. Damn, the Lepore's are all geniuses.
This is my favorite animation short EVER.

New Balance 1500 + Solebox collabo.

Nazar Eye (evil eye).
Solebox is a Berlin based store+online store/blog site.

Cath Riley.

Pencil drawings.
Represented by debutart.com

Building Happiness.

Edited by Jane Wernick.


Paperbag style.

Shia LaBeouf. I don't really know who this dude is other than an actor who the paparazzi are always after... I like his incognito style. No bullshit.

A Baked Creation. Toronto.

I'm sorry but I'm a sucker for cake art...

Greg Cox. Sculptor. London.




Thomas Paul. NYC.

Plates. Melamine.


Tee and Toast. UK.

"make me some damn tea fool!"
"I pity the fool that don't drink tea"
Mr. T mugs.

I heart surf style.

(I'm in Puerto Escondido-the "Mexican Pipeline"-surrounded by lots of surfers who remind me of (the totally rad) Jeff Spicoli... thus the inspiration).

Vans 106 Surf.

Cotton canvas + hemp uppers. Antimicrobial insole with bamboo lining. Padded collar. Vulcanized "waffle" gum rubber outsole. What's not to like.


Thanks and Have Fun Running the Country.

"I really hope you put America back together. No pressure though."
- Sheenie Shannon Yip, age 13, Seattle

"1. Fly to the White House in a helicopter. 2. Walk in. 3. Wipe feet. 4. Walk to the Oval Office. 5. Sit down in a chair. 6. Put hand sanitizer on hands. 7. Enjoy moment. 8. Get up. 9. Get in car. 10. Go to the dog pound."
- Chandler Browne, age 12, Chicago

Dear President Obama,
When you are president, don't eat junk food. Junk food makes you fat. Your family shouldn't eat junk food, either, because it is not healthy. Obama, you rock.
-Amy Ramirez, age 8, SF

(I really wasn't ready for the following one's...)

Dear Barack Obama,
I have a great idea for you: you should set up a special phone, a special place just for kids to call the president if they find things that are dangerous and can affect people, like someone smoking. This would be a special place for kids to talk to Barack Obama and let him know what’s going on.
Another important thing that I want to talk to you about is cars and buses. There is a bus called the Galactic Wizard which runs on biofuel or vegetable oil. I think, instead of polluting the environment, scientists should work on those buses. You should make it so that everyone turns off any light whenever they are not in the room—that way we can save the environment and also pay less on our electricity. We can’t just use up the environment until we have nothing, or we will starve to death. Nobody wants that, do they? I want to tell you, Barack Obama, if one day I could travel around the world and help people, I would definitely do it.
Dhamaril Nunez, age 9, Boston

Dear President Obama,
I know you want to save the earth, but people don't want to clean. My life is to clean up all the world and help you to clean. I always dream of cleaning the world with you. I'll do anything for you because you are the president in this world.
Stephanie Gonzalez, age 7, LA

To President Obama,
If I were president, I would help the people. If we don't throw the trash away, we are going to get sick. I could walk around to check where there is trash.
Kenia Zelaya, age 6, LA

Dear President Obama,
I think that this year you will have to do a lot of work. One thing that you will have to do is to make school more important for everyone. That way, kids will always do a good job. If I were the president, I would work really hard to change Boston and other cities. I would make the world very smart. I would make all of the world work really hard and always do the best job that they can.
Gabriela Quezada, age 7, Boston

purchase at mcsweeneys.net (I heart Mcsweeney's).


I've been in Mexico for a couple weeks so it's on the brain... lots of beauty to be inspired by.


Obama. Etch 'A' Sketch.

...if you haven't already seen it.

This fantastic novel by Philip Roth is being made into a movie - directed by Phillip Noyce. Being that this is one of my favorite novels I'm not quite sure if I'm excited or worried about this news... definitely look forward to reading reviews once its out.

Fleet Foxes. Seattle.

(click to see larger)
The cover art is a detail of the 1559 painting Netherlandish Proverbs by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Vocalist/guitarist Robin Pecknold said:
"When you first see that painting it’s very bucolic, but when you look closer there’s all this really strange stuff going on, like dudes defecating coins into the river and people on fire, people carving a live sheep, this weird dude who looks like a tree root sitting around with a dog. There’s all this really weird stuff going on. I liked that the first impression is that it’s just pretty, but then you realise that the scene is this weird chaos. I like that you can’t really take it for what it is, that your first impression of it is wrong."

Sweet cover... great band.

Robert Samuel Hanson. UK.

Household Bugs.

Night owls.