ticking ticking clock

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1960s IBM Standard Issue Clock by schoolhouse

toddlers have all the time in the world. and we never seem to have enough. as we’re trying to help our little bean developing the sense of time, showing the numbers on the clock seem to be a reasonable start point. i imagine by pointing the numbers it will help our little bean to visualize the time, in some way. then i realized having a wall clock for home was never on my wish list. we’ve been heavily relying on our iPhones and watches, and the one alarm clock in our bedroom. there doesn’t seem a  need to have a wall clock… unless with an educational purpose.

my favorite go-to, schoolhouse, sure has the clock that will fit perfectly in our living room and the educational purpose of ‘showing numbers’. the price is a bit $$$$, but considering it is made in USA – hand-assembled – i am sure the quality will speak for itself.

i also came across CLOCKSICLE, an australian clock design shop where you can find kid’s clocks with good style and affordable price.

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after all, i find this is a very tricky timing as we’re in the midst of home renovation and i will probably wait until everything is done (seriously) before i can hang the clock in our living room. and oh, there is a living room coffee table we’ve been talking about in lieu of our current trunk case coffee table.

… i know, speaking of wish list.

 

 

 

 

 

ticking ticking clock

laptop sleeve

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by wall threads | by patterns and textures|by tone fonseca |by the cutie prints |by lord of masks| by Va103 

i just placed my first order from Society6 and i am really looking forward to having that very first ever laptop sleeve!! yes you heard it right, the very first one. somehow i’ve never had one before (usually i just threw my macbook into the tote bag) and never felt the need to have one until recent. it’s about time!

so can you guess which one i actually placed the order?

 

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the cool blue

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this must be the most IT blue this summer season. now with the discovery of the blue pigment that could help to cool off the building – the vibrant blue will not only be spotted from runway but even to the building rooftops!

+YinMn Blue+

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image courtesy of Oregon State University

a bright blue pigment discovered in 2009 by OSU chemists which has high solar reflectance indicates that this ‘cool pigment’ could be used in a variety of exterior applications by reducing surface temperatures, cooling costs, and energy consumption. as a result of this testing, Shepherd Color Co. has licensed the patent for commercialization efforts.

learn more about this vibrant blue – “YinMn blue” – here.

+ capri blue by vince +

vince has launched couple styles with this “capri” blue. after all it is by vince. everything stay cool and minimal, including the colors. nothing too screaming.

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+icebergs by JCFO+

that blue. the icebergs installation is part of the annual summer block party series, opens from July 2 – September 5 at the national building museum in washington dc. learn more about the installation, here.

for a while i’ve been referring this bright blue as field operations blue. now officially i can call it the YinMn blue!

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image via washingtonian| photography by Evy Mages

happy blue sunday =)

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wall stickers by ham

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apparently the next UK bank holiday is may 30th, monday… aka memorial day in US. and it happens to be my birthday as well :) to celebrate this big holiday in UK, ham is offering 20% off on all their products till midnight on bank holiday monday.

looking for a minimal, chic, and playful wall sticker? check out these wall stickers by ham. they are awesome. i also added couple other wall stickers by ham to michitecture’s pinterest as well.

happy friday!

wall stickers by ham

design week portland

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still few seats available (as i am typing… hurry up!) from the lettering & printing master workshop by our friends house industries at the portland design week (april 22 & 23). this two days workshop is hosted by swift agency & tanner goods, an equally awesome creative agency and the must-visit leather atelier, respectively, in portland, oregon.

through this two days workshop you will learn the formal and informal script styles as well as trademark house industries tips, tricks and lettering recipes by the master lettering artist ken barber.you will also get to hear three decades of screen printing experience and expertise derived from bringing ridiculous house industries ideas to life by the screen printing  master david dodde, a long time house industries collaborator.

what could be better than spending your time in the hipster town AND hanging out with the masters?

design week portland | april 15-23 2016 | https://2016.designweekportland.com

 

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vol2. minimalism & sneakers

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images via rag & bone | common projects | net-a-porter

the spring weather in philly has been pretty inconsistent so far: you may have a super beautiful 70s day on friday and then here comes a gloomy 50s raining day over the weekend. hello mr. spring!

i am so looking forward to having a consistent 70s at least three days in a row (am i asking too much?) so i can finally put on white sneakers.

 

vol2. minimalism & sneakers