Posts Tagged "Shop"

December 15, 2010

w+k GOODS

Man, I love to hate on W+K sometimes. Mostly because I imagine they all get paid in trillions, wear free Nikes + make fun stuff all day long. I think at least one of those is true. Enter, the W+K shop. I don’t think it’s called GOODS but I like calling it GOODS. They sell…goods. Lots of ‘em. And they’re mostly…good. One of the trillionaire fun-time-having sneakerheads emailed this morning to tell us about some new holiday letterpress pieces up in the shop now. You should totally check them out. You should also buy that t-shirt in the grid. Do you know why? Two reasons. One: it’s awesome. Two: our own Carolin Harris designed it. Big up CH!

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April 13, 2010

Yellow Owl Workshop: new stamps

Stamps are great + stamps are whack, simultaneously. They’re great because, well, they’re stamps man, they just are. They’re whack because it’s damn near impossible to find really cool stamps without having them custom made, which can be pricey. The always excellent Yellow Owl Workshop, who we’ve blogged about before, just released a slew of new stamp sets. Tons of options, none of them whack, to help you get ya ink on.

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January 25, 2010

Working 9-5; Must Haves

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As many of you know, all of us Okay Great-ers forged our magical friendships through our old firm, Flywheel Design. It was amazing and we did amazing things and we ate locopops together and it was great. Then we all got laid off. Rather than boil in the pain and the anger and grief and utter shock (wait, I’m still boiling) we’ve all made it through to the other side. For my part, well, I got a job! And though I’m thankful to have a place to show up to Monday through Friday, I made a promise to myself that I would, um, be myself. That means professional and creative. I love this new ad campaign for Salvatore Ferragamo’s SS 2010 line shot by Mario Testino. It’s my inspiration to never fall back on lumpy jeans and hooded sweatshirts on the job. I feel like I need to present the best of me at all times and fraying denim doesn’t say, “I’m smart and powerful and love my job – oh, and don’t fuck with me” quite like a luxurious quilted box jacket, pencil skirt and heels. I just picture Claudia above franticly panicking to pick out the right shoes that say the right thing for Monday morning.

Plus, the best advice I ever got? If you work in a creative industry, you better look creative. Sometimes it’s a thrill for your clients to go through the process of working with an agency. If you show up in a cheap gray power suit with Rite Aid nylons (like them) you’re going to disappoint everyone at the table. I aim to never, ever disappoint.

See my picks and purchases for office ware after the jump!

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July 1, 2009

Legacy of Frugality: July Buys

Happy July 1st, everybody (rabbit, rabbit)!   

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In my real life, I’m a crazy bargain hunter (craaazzzyy) and since I spend a lot of my time scouring the interwebs for new content for OK Great, I come across a lot of goods that catch my eye but don’t make it onton the blog for one reason or another.  Being a thrifty shopper, I bookmark damn near every bargain buy I find, swearing that I’ll purchase each “later”.  Later inevitably turns to never and they get lost in the veritable corn maize that is my desktop.So!

After the jump, my top 10 picks for items, big + small for the savvy summer shopper…

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April 15, 2009

My dream team of magazine subscriptions

Yesterday Kristy created a nice little post about magazines she can’t throw away. While, I am the same way, and collect them as if they are first edition books, it got me thinking. Want to know what I was thinking? Overall, there are some really great magazines available, some of which come from other countries. If I had to put together a list of magazine subscriptions I would love to have, this would be the list.

Anorak Magazine – $45 for one year / 4 issues

Anorak Magazine

Anorak Magazine looks amazing, while it’s main goal it to be a childrens magazine, it appeals to us adults (but we really aren’t adults) because of it’s amazing illustrations. Every illustrator has a subscription and so should you. This magazine hails from The United Kingdom, and expect to pay about $45 for a one year subscription. But with only four issues per year, you can expect the illustrations will blow you out of the water. Subscribe to Anorak today

Baseline Magazine – $90 for one year / 4 issues

Baseline Magazine

Baseline Magazine is one for the grid enthusiasts. I seldom find an issue at the local Barnes and Noble, but when I do it’s a definite purchase. This magazine is over sized, has tons of great color, and sports amazing typography along with it’s beautiful grid based layout. A hefty price tag on this big guy, but with each issue being nearly a third of the size larger than your normal magazine, you’ll be sure to turn the cover pages into blankets. This magazine also hails from The United Kingdom. Subscribe to Baseline today

Proximity Magazine – $30 for one year / 3 issues

Proximity Magazine

Proximity Magazine showcases artists, homes, studios, and basically anything you can think of that pertains to art. Run by artists and printed by artists, this magazine is worth the purchase. Hailing from Chicago, this little guy is sure to not disappoint. The covers look beautiful and the articles look great. Proximity writers take tons of time making sure their content is in tip-top shape before going to print (hence the 3 issues per year). Subscribe to Proximity today

Uppercase Magazine – $65 for one year / 4 issues

Uppercase Magazine

Last but certain not least, Uppercase Magazine. This little guy sports some of the best illustrations I have seen in a long time. In fact, I am purchasing this magazine before any of the above. A beautiful Web site to match the beautiful magazine, I have to give all of Uppercase a serious applause. Their blog is great, and showcases some great finds, plus their book store contains items that you wouldn’t be able to find anywhere else. Hailing from our neighbors to the north (Canada), this is my number one pick out of this entire list. Do yourself a favor, and just browse the Web site. You’ll find that you will not only be inspired, but you’ll be pullin’ out that credit card faster than an old western draw. Subscribe to Uppercase today

Enjoy, and happy reading!

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April 2, 2009

Dovetail Studio

I like ceramics (when they’re done well.  Not my mom’s ceramics).  I like screen printing.  I like bikes and sea creatures.  I like obsessively stocking my kitchen with every cool plate, cup or pot I can find.  Apparently, Margaret and Josh Smith are down with what goes on inside my brain.

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Maybe next they’ll be design an Apple Cinnamon Cheerios box that’s also a skateboard, that plays a Son House song when you open it and has a picture of me dunking on Barack Obama on the front, since they’re in the business of combining things I like.

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Or maybe they’ll just keep firing white ceramic and printing cool illustrations on plates, vases and mugs so that I can purchase their work and daydream about balling with our Prez while I hover over a Dovetail bowl full of sugary cereal.  That’d be fine.

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Check out their website here and their blog here.

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