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OMG! OMG! Cats as sushi? ‘Cause why not!

 

They even star in their own movie, A Magical Combination – The Adventures of the Sushi Cat. Watch it NOW!

 

(via designboom)

Something so perfect about this series of prints from Korean illustrator Boyoun Kim. I want ‘em all!

 

(via The Jealous Curator)

Desert Memos

 

This is what happens when you travel to a yurt in the desert and read Barry Lopez.


Drive east on highway 90, past suburbia and floating bridges until you hit the top, the mountain pass with the ski resort to the north and the long lake to your south. Everything looks the same for a while, until suddenly the trees stop. One second they’re there, the next, they’re not. You’ve left one Washington and entered another – the alien half, the desert half.

RAD AND HUNGRY - Desert Memo - Gorge

 

Time in the desert slows. Your walking is different, your breath is different – languid, pronounced. Not labored, just more aware. You’re more aware of everything here, like the missing humidity had to be replaced by something, a sixth sense still undiscovered by forest-dwelling city folk.

 RAD AND HUNGRY - Desert Memo - Yurts

 

A collection of yurts in the middle of a desert winery. Glamping at its best. Adirondacks and wine and tawny rabbits nibbling on sage. Twenty feet from your door, the descent to the bottom of a gorge – the river below receded, hexagonal tiles baked into the dried mud. And wouldn’t you know it, down here with the lizards and the snakes and the cactus flowers, sits one beat up desk, gradually becoming the desert. The office-supply life, it follows you everywhere. 
 RAD AND HUNGRY - Desert Memo - Desk

 

Everything feels new and familiar and BIG. The vast space opens your brain and invites you to float from one thought to the next until you settle like pink dusk in the night. Record the thoughts acquired during such downtime, such non-thinking. Sift through them later, see what you find. Back to reality, desert memories rest heavy on the brain. 
 RAD AND HUNGRY - Desert Memo - Sunset

 

This is what happens when you read Barry Lopez shortly after your visit to the desert. You start speaking in second person, giving directives, knowing full well most people won’t end up in a yurt in the middle of the desert, day-dreaming and scheming. But then again, is that the point? Yurt Life is a state of mind – and its home turf be summer.

 

(STMT X USA Sourcing Trip - photos RAD AND HUNGRY and LD Oxford)

We’re celebrating all things USA this month and when it comes to office supplies, nothing is more classic than a box of Crayola crayons. I remember getting a box of crayons before my first marble cover notebook. 
 
Before Reebok Freestyles, breaking out a brand new box of crayons was the shit. The perfectly shaped point, the beautiful unscuffed wrapper… everytime I tore a bit of wrapper, I cried inside. 
 
Maybe if I had the genius spark to turn my crayons into works of art, well… maybe I would of saved a lot of tears from being shed. Who knows. Pete Goldlust’s Carved Crayons makes me wanna rush out and buy a box of crayons to bust out some magic!
 
(images Pete Goldlust)

We’re celebrating all things USA this month and when it comes to office supplies, nothing is more classic than a box of Crayola crayons. I remember getting a box of crayons before my first marble cover notebook. 

 

Before Reebok Freestyles, breaking out a brand new box of crayons was the shit. The perfectly shaped point, the beautiful unscuffed wrapper… everytime I tore a bit of wrapper, I cried inside. 

 

Maybe if I had the genius spark to turn my crayons into works of art, well… maybe I would of saved a lot of tears from being shed. Who knows. Pete Goldlust’s Carved Crayons makes me wanna rush out and buy a box of crayons to bust out some magic!

 

(images Pete Goldlust)

Totally inspired by Swedish artist Camilla Engman and her found envelope collages. Gonna start mailing myself a letter from every RAD AND HUNGRY sourcing trip so I can recreate our World Tour! 

 

(via The Jealous Curator)

Picasso, Kant, Mozart and another 23 creative minds and their daily schedule broken down and turned into a series of infographics. My daily routine is close to how Picasso do. How about you? Whose schedule is most similar to how you do?

 

(via Fast Company)

RAH X TILAL – JERSEY EXCHANGE


It’s taken a whole lotta control to not bombard our Facebook and Instagram with all things World Cup. Every four years, for an entire month, everything in my life is second to fútbol. I can’t help it – World Cup has a way of consuming me. I obsess about players, I devour stats, I dream of visiting each stadium… AND I lose my shit over team kits!

Team USA’s home jersey? Hate it. Best typeface? Nature of Believing by Eduardo Manso for Puma. Best game? Cameroon vs Croatia. The two best kits of World Cup 2014 facing off. Croatia may have won the match with 4 goals, but Cameron totally won on the kits front.

So imagine my excitement when the super talented Pablo Hannon of Hectica / Things I Like a Lot contacted me about a World Cup jersey exchange! Pablo proposed that we each design a jersey for our birth country. He would design a jersey for Chile, and I would design one for South Korea. No requirements or restrictions for the design but there was one rule – only 45 minutes of playtime. Game on!

Didn’t really know what to expect from 45 minutes of designing at a frantic pace. Final whistle blown (with a few minutes of overage), I saved my work and emailed it to Pablo, and he emailed me his design.
 

 

I drew inspiration from Korea’s past and future. Pulled together old school roots reflecting hanboks, the traditional clothing of Korea, with palace guard uniforms. The geometric pattern reflects both traditional embroidery and technology. An outline of Korea is knocked out of the pattern on the left and the heart of the Korean flag,Taegeuk, is placed proudly over the heart. 

 

Pablo’s approach? “Stencil shaped futuristic font for the number and last name handwritten by the player self. Rorschach stains of national colours to accentuate the muscles of the player, and also to scare and impress the opponent through the hypnotising graphic pattern – confusing via the slightly mixed colours of back and front (more blue in the front and more red in the back).”

So tell us – which jerseys do you prefer? The official Korea and Chile World Cup 2014 jerseys or the RAH X TILAL jerseys? And if you want Pablo’s take on the design-off, check out his blog post!

Yurt life on our mind… We love Mocho from Portuguese designers João Timóteo and Helena Fernandes. Taking log benches next level with modular stands. Design incorporates a removable saw! Yup, we’re down with glamping!

 

(via designboom - photos João Timóteo)

HEY, MR. POSTMAN!


The USA Booster Pack? It’s just beggin’ you to start writing some letters.

These vintage stamps (from 1962!) can NOT be missed. Celebratin’ the 50th anniversary of Arizona’s addition as the 48th US state, these beautifully textured bad boys were specially printed on a Giori press. Stick ‘em on one of the retro Air Mail envelopes (included in the Booster Pack), write up a letter using the American Naturals pencil (also included!) and get ready to impress the postman.

SHOP THE USA BOOSTER PACK

YURT LIFE


Yurt Life is a state of mind – and its home turf be summer. We’ve got the goods to get you day dreaming and scheming. One 1940’s-hailin’ pen, two pocket-sized memo pads, a big honkin’ clip, and five manila pockets to collect all your goodies. It’s STMT X USA!RAD AND HUNGRY STMT X USA KitRAD AND HUNGRY STMT X USA Kit

SHOP STMT X USA

This batch of office supplies? 100% inspired by our road trip to the desert. Where we stayed in a YURT! And not just any yurt – a yurt in the middle of a vineyard, at the edge of the Columbia Gorge (helloooo, amazing views!), with golf carts rollin’ around to pick you up and give tours.

Obviously a far cry from camping (#glamping for life!), but something about the desert surroundings made us think of old-school camping supplies – the metal plates and dishes, the green of Boy Scout uniforms, the days when you’d head out when a pen and notepad and catalog all the cool shit you found. We had to make the USA Kit travel friendly – ready to go on an adventure at a moment’s notice. It’s the Yurt Life, in office supply form. Ready for you to find your adventure.

 

(photos RAD AND HUNGRY)