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birdhouse – atelier bomdesign


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Every swallow should have his own designer home. Atelier Bomdesign has constructed these eye-catching birdhomes from recycled billboards. The found drawer handle provides a perch from which our avian friends may admire these testaments to understated design, art direction and Euro-style.

€60 @ bomdesign.nl

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

talking threads – blirtshirt.com


Andrew___Austin_May_2007_049_1.jpgWith an adorable website design, explaining some oh-so-common figures of speech, blirt shirt introduces youngsters to cleverly illustrated, graphic depictions of:
fish out of water
bull in a china shop
no shrinking violet
bookworm
a good egg
a real ham
and
motormouth.

Andrew___Austin_May_2007_050_1.jpgMade with organic cotton and low-impact dyes, these cool graphic tees are available in either short or long sleeves. Each one comes wrapped in a nifty brown bag, accompanied by a booklet playfully explaining the figure of speech and its origin. We learn something everyday; (these useful explanations also appear via flash on their website).

My nephew Austin, (the catch of the day, above), loves his new
Fish out of Water
tee, and asks to wear it everyday! Have fun teaching your children the nuances and quirks of our language while dressing them to a tee.

learn more @ blirtshirt.com

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tuesday’s mixed bag of green news


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