When I went to the Maker Faire last month, I picked up a bunch of awesome loot from the Bazaar Bizzare.
I’ve been meaning to post about it for a while, but it slipped my mind until today.
First, I’ve wanted to get a typewriter key ring with an asterisk on it for a while. I’ve seen a ton of people making these on e-bay or etsy, but I wasn’t into the settings that most of them use to hold the key in place. Also, the asterisk is a much harder thing to come by than the typical letter key rings.
After having basically given up on my quest for he perfect asterisk ring, I stumbled upon one at the Bazzar!
(cameo by my lolita glasses and my 5 week old manicure. yikes!)
Another thing I had been looking for at the time was a new wallet.
I had been previously using the AA Shiny Coin Purse which quickly turned into the not-so-shiny-and-leaving-bits-of-formerly-shiny-crap-all-over-my-purse coin purse. yuck.
I remedied this by buying a new coin purse from Miss Alison.
She personally guaranteed it’s shininess, and so far it’s held up!
Have a great weekend everyone, and be sure to come back Monday to vote on the Helvetica Challenge!
Some of you were asking me where I got my Controller Hoodie from a couple posts ago, so I figured it was time to do another TumbleDryLow column.
The hoodie in question was designed by Tofu for Upper Playground, a cool clothing and housewares store that happens to be in my neighborhood.
They have a really wide selection of styles, work with a bunch of designers, and paint beautiful murals on and around their building, like the one above by Sam Flores.
I currently own 3 t-shirts and a hoodie from them, and I suspect that I will continue to buy more.
Especially since they recently started working with (brace yourself, Typophiles) my favorite grunge font designer, Eduardo Recife, aka Misprinted Type.
Check out this neat video of one of his designs in motion:
My favorite shirt from UP is of the BART map…
I suspect this is mostly because of the huge amount of Helvetica in play.