tiny shiny dreams.

Jul 29
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by Luc Melanson.
Apr 04
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you guys, i just bought the coolest notebook ever!it’s made with covers of a disassembled book (discarded by library and with content being severely outdated, so no harm there), and with recycled paper for pages. the cover says “First Flights Across the Arctic Ocean”, and i hope to fill it with my haikus.these notebooks/journals are hand-made in Tartu, a small but funky town in south of Estonia..they probably still smell like old books. i sure hope mine does, when it arrives!you can take a look at how they’re made, or check out The Printing Museum’s Etsy shop - be sure to check back often, as i hear there’s tons of cool covers waiting to be revived. :) i want a hundred of different ones. 

you guys, i just bought the coolest notebook ever!
it’s made with covers of a disassembled book (discarded by library and with content being severely outdated, so no harm there), and with recycled paper for pages. the cover says “First Flights Across the Arctic Ocean”, and i hope to fill it with my haikus.

these notebooks/journals are hand-made in Tartu, a small but funky town in south of Estonia..they probably still smell like old books. i sure hope mine does, when it arrives!
you can take a look at how they’re made, or check out The Printing Museum’s Etsy shop - be sure to check back often, as i hear there’s tons of cool covers waiting to be revived. :)
 
i want a hundred of different ones. 

Apr 02
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that’s a really cool keyboard makeover, made with simple semi-transparent masking tape. reminds of the mosaic murals i’ve seen in sunny Barcelona.we’ll probably see sets like these popping up in shops all over the world - and, oh, i’d buy a set for every laptop i have…all 5 of them.spotted on nerdgirl’s pinboard:) 

that’s a really cool keyboard makeover, made with simple semi-transparent masking tape. reminds of the mosaic murals i’ve seen in sunny Barcelona.
we’ll probably see sets like these popping up in shops all over the world - and, oh, i’d buy a set for every laptop i have…all 5 of them.
spotted on nerdgirl’s pinboard:) 

Mar 28
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…plus a few bike storage ideas at jeeruum. can you tell i’m yearning for my bike to come out and play? SOOOON.

…plus a few bike storage ideas at jeeruum. can you tell i’m yearning for my bike to come out and play? SOOOON.

Mar 27
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should you by any chance be in a need of an idea for how to pimp up your bike for Spring, just watch this video of 20 vintage Orto bikes getting a facelift by young Slovenian artists.
might get your mind going. ;)

Mar 06
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so tiny, so cute, so want this crocheted micro-snail in my life. ohh, and totoro. him even more. >.< (via design*sponge)

so tiny, so cute, so want this crocheted micro-snail in my life. ohh, and totoro. him even more. >.< 
(via design*sponge)

Jan 13
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here&#8217;s what all you kitty-lovers should do today: make an origami cat bookmark. this is one of those (rare, mind you) times i&#8217;m sad all my books are on Kindle. 

here’s what all you kitty-lovers should do today: make an origami cat bookmark
this is one of those (rare, mind you) times i’m sad all my books are on Kindle. 

Jan 11
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I haven&#8217;t kept a diary for over a decade, but I love stumbling upon memories I wrote down ages ago, so this über-cute app (even if it&#8217;s somewhat lacking design- and typography-wise) called PetitDiary might be just the motivation to start journaling again. it&#8217;s password-protected, it&#8217;ll be syncing via iCloud soon (at least they promise it will), and the best part - it&#8217;s only 1$!the question is - how does an undisciplined kid integrate journaling into her daily routine, so that she wouldn&#8217;t forget/skip it after a week or so? ..and not bore herself to death with the same topics that happen to reincur, or when a it&#8217;s just been an uneventful day?how do you guys do it?

I haven’t kept a diary for over a decade, but I love stumbling upon memories I wrote down ages ago, so this über-cute app (even if it’s somewhat lacking design- and typography-wise) called PetitDiary might be just the motivation to start journaling again.
it’s password-protected, it’ll be syncing via iCloud soon (at least they promise it will), and the best part - it’s only 1$!

the question is - how does an undisciplined kid integrate journaling into her daily routine, so that she wouldn’t forget/skip it after a week or so? ..and not bore herself to death with the same topics that happen to reincur, or when a it’s just been an uneventful day?
how do you guys do it?

Jan 02
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welcome to the strange world of international outlets.imagine how unifying/standardizing all these into one would change the world? the import/export, travelling experience, global sales, corporate structures.. my, my.(via swissmiss | outlets)

welcome to the strange world of international outlets.

imagine how unifying/standardizing all these into one would change the world? the import/export, travelling experience, global sales, corporate structures.. my, my.
(via swissmiss | outlets)

Dec 25
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(Source: formido, via prettystuff)

Nov 08
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Essential trick for Macbook Air owners

well well well! (sorry, i couldn’t help linking this pic :D)
thanks to Teller and some 5-minute tinkering, i’ve just discovered some of the websites i frequent have textured backgrounds.. and the colors! the COLORS!! :O
man, i had no idea what i was missing out on - do try this hack out, peeps:

recenseo:

When I first got my Macbook Air, I was surprised how extremely bright the screen was. It was crisp and beautiful, but in my honest opinion it was a bit too bright.

However, the brightness wasn’t the only annoyment about my screen. Most pictures looked “flat”, and somehow I couldn’t really identify the difference between a white background and a textured white background. The contrast was too low and colors weren’t “alive” enough… (continued)

(via recenseo-deactivated20130217)

Nov 01
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"These MUJI gloves come with conductive material interwoven into the thumb and forefinger so you can operate your device without subjecting your bare hands to the cold! YES!" (via swissmiss | MUJI Touchscreen Gloves)hells YES! I have to agree - bought two pairs of these on my last trip to London, and found the gloves to be absolutely irreplaceable in our cold climate. there&#8217;s no going back after you&#8217;ve tried these!now I wonder - if I pull these over my snowboarding gloves, will they still work? it&#8217;s a huge pain in the neck to change a song on a slope, having to undo all of the warm jacket-glove setup goodness just to be able to tap the screen of the iPhone once. or just sew the fingertips from this glove onto the regular glove? hmm.

"These MUJI gloves come with conductive material interwoven into the thumb and forefinger so you can operate your device without subjecting your bare hands to the cold! YES!" (via swissmiss | MUJI Touchscreen Gloves)

hells YES! I have to agree - bought two pairs of these on my last trip to London, and found the gloves to be absolutely irreplaceable in our cold climate. there’s no going back after you’ve tried these!
now I wonder - if I pull these over my snowboarding gloves, will they still work? it’s a huge pain in the neck to change a song on a slope, having to undo all of the warm jacket-glove setup goodness just to be able to tap the screen of the iPhone once. or just sew the fingertips from this glove onto the regular glove? hmm.

Oct 28
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How to switch Macs and take your Skype chat history with you.

skype history transfer mac

Let’s assume you’ve just got yourself a shiny new Mac and would like to know, how to migrate your Skype chat history from your old Mac to the new one.
There’s indeed no history export-import option in Skype, and since I’ve just been unable to track down an appropriate “how to transfer Skype chat history” tutorial online, I’ll try to save you the trouble of wasting 3 hours of your precious little life and write one down myself.
Have no fear, it’s easy-peasy. Really.

First, let’s gather your whole Skype chat history on your old Mac, into an archive we can migrate:

  1. Locate your chat archive on your old Mac: open Finder, click the “Go” button in the toolbar, and select “Go to Folder”. 
  2. A window opens. Type in the following command: ~/Library/Application Support. Then hit enter.
  3. You should now be looking at a bunch of folders. Find the one called “Skype” - right-click on it and select “Compress “Skype”. Go make yourself a cup of tea until it zips all your wordy ramblings together into a ZIP file called “Skype.zip”
  4. Pat yourself on the back and figure out how can you transfer the ZIP file onto your NEW Mac puter. Can you use a USB stick, Dropbox sync, even email perhaps? All depends on the size of your file.

Let’s now pull your chat history over to your brand new, shiny Mac:

  1. Make sure you don’t have a Skype running on it yet. The application can be installed, but NOT running.
  2. Locate the new home for your chats on the new Mac: open Finder, click the “Go” button in the toolbar, then select “Go to Folder”. 
  3. Again, a window opens. Type in the following command: ~/Library/Application Support. Then hit enter.
  4. You might already see a “Skype” folder in there (if you’ve already installed Skype on your new Mac), or not - no worries. So now just extract the ZIP file you’ve just created on your old Mac into the new location - overwrite the whole old Skype folder with the new one, or just create a brand new “Skype” folder, and you’re all set.
  5. Voila! You may now run Skype on your new Mac, enjoy your chat history and be amazed at your 1337 skillz.

However, please note:

  • This action will overwrite ALL of your existing history, so you should do the migration as early into owning the puter as possible, before you’ve created some important fresh logs on your new Mac.
  • If you’ve set your Skype to log in automatically, you have to enter your credentials at least once since those are kept in your Mac’s Keychain and thus do not travel with your archive. (hint: if you’ve forgotten your password, Keychain is a good place to start your search mission) - thanks for the tip, Sepp:)

Let me know how it goes! :)

Sep 29
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here&#8217;s a reminder for your (in)convenience. (via indexed)

here’s a reminder for your (in)convenience. (via indexed)

Sep 24
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oh hey genius idea, what took you SO LONG? (Built-in Wall Extension Cord)

oh hey genius idea, what took you SO LONG? 
(Built-in Wall Extension Cord)