Thursday, March 27, 2008

Best Place to Whip Up Some Art

Recently voted “Best Place to Whip up some Art” in the Georgia Straight, Blim is a community based art resource center that facilitates screen-printing, button making, drawing, knitting, local experimental audio, film screenings, animation, video, dance, spoken word, visual art, creative workshops, and crafts in the independent field. They even offer classes on how to make a sock monkey. Simply put, Blim rocks. If you live in the Vancouver area, it’s definitely worth swinging by Main Street to check out the studio or visit their website for a current list of workshops.

Photo credit: Blim

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

GI Gogh

I stumbled on this little gem at the AMOA museum store in Austin but just discovered it’s also available from a number of sources online. Check out Shakespeare’s Den. Their shop is packed with totally unique novelty items inspired by the most iconic creative thinkers of all time.

Photo credit: Freitag

Thursday, March 20, 2008

What's not to like?

Recycled banner bag companies are popping up all over the globe but these guys are credited with the concept. Swiss by design, Freitag products are one-of-a-kind, totally functional and of course, super cool. If you’re a sucker for design-your-own functionality like I am, check out their “DESIGN A BAG” tool for endless hours of entertainment.

Photo credit: Freitag