Monday, February 28, 2011

Founding 365 Favorites

The following represent a handful of my founding favorites from my first 365 project in 2010, 365 Through My Eyes.  I'll be posting here at Witty Designs in 2011.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

A Peace Treaty.

Blown away by the designs and story of A Peace Treaty, a new line aimed at creating ethically-produced, artisan accessories (at high fashion prices) by Farah Malik and Dana Arbib.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Camilla James.

Loving the work of Camilla Gallacher, the designer and creator of Camilla James.  
She combines industrial and vintage components to give her pieces modern edge.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Inspired by the Farmer's Market.

I've been waiting for The Gardener to restock these all winter, and alas, as the bounty spring makes its way to the Farmer's Market, so have these lovely Jayson Home baskets!!

Though initially enticed by the strawberry basket (also recently spotted at Anthropology), the more rational kitchen gadget consumer in me chose to take home the plum basket today at lunch!

Inspired by Glass.

I've been lusting after these Heather Palmer nests since last fall, I think they are simply stunning!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Inspired by Maps.

1. Image from Run Lucas Run
2. I Love Chicago print from LuciasArt on Etsy
3. Where We're From by TerrorDome on Etsy
4. My beloved San Francisco Ork Poster

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Roll On Up and Repair.

Article via Pop Up City.

Bike Fixtation is a DIY bicycle repair station recently launched to serve stranded bicycle riders in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. The smart initiative offers self-service kiosks on an extended-hours basis for bicyclists.
The place offers all equipment needed to get unlucky bicycle riders back on the track. You can buy a tube or patch kit, pump your tires for free, and make simple adjustments using supplied tools. Bike Fixtation is open for 365 days a year from six in the morning to midnight.

The guys from Bike Fixtation share their knowledge to others who want to start a small self-service bicycle repair kiosk in their own town, with all different items such as a customized vending machine selling inner tubes, patch kits, lights, snacks, drinks, sunscreen, or the bicycle repair stand and the self-contained inflator. Setting up your own Bike Fixtation would help the local cycling community as it provides useful service. In addition, I see an interesting combination with the issue of vacant urban spaces.
The Netherlands are full of bicycle repair shops. After bars and a bakeries they are probably third on the list of most necessary services in each village or neighborhood. Most of them, though, are closed after five in the afternoon, which means getting there in time is complicated when having a full time job. As a lot of people use their bicycle to go to work, many urban bicycle riders spend their evening hours to repair their own bike somewhere on the sidewalk under a lamp post. Bike Fixtation would be a great solution here.

Friday, February 18, 2011


Birthday bash in San Francisco. 
My inaugural post for Witty Designs to mark the beginning of a new year!