Those Danish are so stylish and savvy! Not only do they believe in ABCs as the building blocks (heh heh) of education, but they also recognize a fabulous computation opportunity when they see one.
Blocks with division signs and zeroes with lines through them? Yes, please! Plus, vividly colored blocks are just fun, whether they make mathematical and linguistic sense or not. Build a bridge! Make a pyramid! T ÷ 2 = skunk? Sure! Butterfly is greater than 9? You betcha! Just build, create, and enjoy.
Thanks to Feterie’s Paper Cuts blog (a lovely new find!) for introducing me! You can also follow Feterie on Twitter HERE.
Posted in Design & Paper, Type
Tagged ABC, ABCs, animals, blocks, building blocks, Danish, Denmark, Design & Paper, embossing, equations, kids, learning, letters, math, Type
You’ve all been to the Poppy Talk site, right? Please tell me you have. Because it’s an amazing foundry of design brilliance and constantly introduces new or newly-discovered artists. And well, I was recently foraging through the “Handmade” section of the PoppyTalk site, and I came across some brilliantly executed words thanks to:
which stopped me in my cyber tracks. Once I collected myself, I clicked over to Paloma’s Nest, yet another Etsy wonder, where I discovered even more brilliance. Here you go, blog reader people. You can thank me later. Or sooner. Whichever you prefer. In any case, enjoy…
Posted in art, Bags, Design & Paper, French, Type, Wordshop Wednesday
Tagged baby, beads, blocks, cloth, custom, Design & Paper, Etsy, French, heirloom, Paloma's Nest, paper, porcelain, print, Spanish, tile, Type, wedding, wood, words, Wordshop Wednesday
I couldn’t choose from among all of the ridiculously awesome shops I’ve encountered in the past week, so… for this week’s installment of Wordshop Wednesday, I’d like to offer a collage of Etsy wonders. I hope that, like me, you’ll find them equally infatuation-worthy.
Bilingual clove ornaments:
Personalized leather belts and pendants:
Posted in art, collage, Design & Paper, eggs, French, Stationery & Cards, Type, Vintage, Wordshop Wednesday
Tagged Barking Maddison, belts, blocks, BlueBell Bazaar, Brooklyn Rehab, children, cloth, collage, ephemera, Etsy, fabric, handstitched, homemade, La Pomme, leather, letters, Pink Supply, sewing, Stiksel, stitching, toys, Vintage, wood blocks, Wordshop Wednesday