Mario Bros.

These are pretty amazing... when I make my boom-boom room, Mario and Luigi will definitely be hanging out on the walls.
You can grab them here.

via design milk


Aura Paint Splash

Carmichael Lynch Thorburn has designed this brilliant packaging for Benjamin Moore's new super-duper gourmet paint line called Aura.

Look carefully... one of those petals in the flower is a splash/stroke of paint. Yeah... I know... subtle and so DAMN CREATIVE! Mr. Thorburn, when you google yourself tomorrow and then come upon this post, could you please let us know about the process for that design. Pretty please!via dieline (my new favorite site)

Baja Fire Pack

Just saw this on MoCo Loco and I have to say it is genius. Convenient and non-toxic!

Mike and Maaike have created the handy Baja BBQ Firepack for Lazzari/ Design Annex,, a package of eco-friendly instant charcoal that avoids the need for lighter fluid and the resulting chemical residue. Two pounds of natural lump charcoal is packaged in recycled biodegradeable paper pulp with an integrated chimney. Simply place the entire package in the barbecue and light. The coals are ready in 15 – 20 minutes. No mess, nothing toxic. Click on the image above for a closer look.


mesmerizing and simple...via swissmiss


Just in case you guys forgot... Helvetica is STILL awesome! So is this calendar by the kids at effektive design.