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Monday, 24 October 2005
Michelin Man Pen Holder
Topic: Pens, Pencils
Bibendum -- "This Michelin man is carrying a grape pickers basket made to hold your writing instruments. A must have for any Michelin Collector, Pen Aficionado, Francophile or Wine Collector. for sale at (Price $ 500 AUD)

posted by niblog at 00:45 MEST
Sunday, 23 October 2005
Formula 1 paper dolls
Topic: Motor Racing
James Hunt, Niki Lauda and Emerson Fitipaldi -- 1977/78 racing drivers paper dolls from the Swedish magazine 'Året Runt'. Check out alltiallo's tradera auctions. And here is Björn Borg! [I am not bidding, and I don't know the seller.]

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Updated: Saturday, 19 November 2005 10:57 CET
Saturday, 22 October 2005
BIG Facit Man
Topic: Advertising
Facit Man advertising doll for sale on tradera auctions (I am not bidding and I don't know the seller)

Read all the previous posts about the Facit Man (from July 2005)

posted by niblog at 06:45 MEST
Updated: Saturday, 22 October 2005 07:05 MEST
Friday, 21 October 2005
Hand-stitched dos commands
Topic: Design
Needlepointed tracert output -- "This crafty needlepointer has stitched out a sampler bearing the output of a trace-route as run from the DOS tracert command." (via boing boing)

posted by niblog at 06:25 MEST
Updated: Saturday, 22 October 2005 06:49 MEST
Wednesday, 19 October 2005
When gentleness is important...
Topic: Advertising
Drug Ads -- great collection of old drug ads in the Live Journal community vintage_ads

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Tuesday, 18 October 2005
Ronnie Peterson - F1 paper doll 1977
Topic: Motor Racing
Ronnie Peterson -- Swedish F1 racing driver. 1977 paper doll from the magazine 'Året Runt' for sale on Swedish auction site tradera. (I am not bidding, and I don't know the seller)

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Updated: Saturday, 19 November 2005 11:00 CET
Saturday, 15 October 2005
Cool old gas stations
Topic: Advertising
Cool Old Service Stations over at Hoopty Rides (via boing boing)

posted by niblog at 09:06 MEST
Friday, 14 October 2005
Sledgehammer-operated keyboard
Topic: Art
Chicago artist Taylor Hokanson constructed a massive computer keyboard that you type on with a sledgehammer. (via Boing Boing)

posted by niblog at 07:08 MEST
Thursday, 13 October 2005
No. 4 The Pencil
Topic: Pens, Pencils readers, editors and a panel of experts rank the pencil as the fourth most important tool of all time, in terms of its impact on human civilization. (via

posted by niblog at 00:06 MEST
Wednesday, 12 October 2005
Duct Tape Bandages
Topic: Design
"The nice thing about 3M owning so many lines of products, is that they can cross the brands to make some interesting hybrids. Nexcare 3M Duct Tape Bandages are bandages made to look and feel like real duct tape." (via Strange New Products)

posted by niblog at 00:08 MEST
Tuesday, 11 October 2005
The Garbage Pail Kids Archive
Topic: Design
The Garbage Pail Kids Archive -- Anything any everything that has anything to do with the Garbage Pail Kids. Includes pictures of hundreds of cards and other memorabilia. (via

posted by niblog at 07:37 MEST
Monday, 10 October 2005
Vintage Gas Station Decals
Topic: Advertising
Gas Station Stickers -- I scanned some nice 1960s/1970s decals and uploaded them to my flickr

posted by niblog at 06:33 MEST
Sunday, 9 October 2005
Walnut Ink
Topic: Pens, Pencils
Lisa Vollrath says: "I started brewing some walnut ink last night. This is my first try at this." Read more here

The image shows a naturally derived walnut ink from Tom Norton Designs.

posted by niblog at 00:19 MEST
Updated: Sunday, 9 October 2005 00:23 MEST
Saturday, 8 October 2005
Billboard Liberation Front
Topic: Advertising
The Billboard Liberation Front -- "establishing a new paradigm in street marketing" (via Boing Boing)

posted by niblog at 08:49 MEST
Friday, 7 October 2005
Uncommon Goods
Topic: Pens, Pencils
Uncommon Goods -- cool pens and pencils.

posted by niblog at 07:15 MEST
Thursday, 6 October 2005
Is Octopus Ink Similar to Fountain Pen Ink?
Topic: Pens, Pencils
Is Octopus Ink Similar to Fountain Pen Ink? -- "The ink of the octopus, or any cephalopod, is composed of highly concentrated melanin. This is the same dark pigment that we humans have, and which is responsible for skin color and the color of dark hair. It is a natural dye that cephalopods manufacture in an ink sac. Most, but not all octopuses have an ink sac and produce ink, but a few, such as the deep-sea octopuses, have lost this ability." Read more at His Nibs (Image from Cephalopods - a World Guide)

posted by niblog at 06:36 MEST
Wednesday, 5 October 2005
Coop Stuff
Topic: Design
Underground art master COOP. (via boing boing)

posted by niblog at 00:57 MEST
Tuesday, 4 October 2005
Topic: Advertising
Ad*Access presents images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. (via

posted by niblog at 07:38 MEST
Updated: Tuesday, 4 October 2005 07:53 MEST
Monday, 3 October 2005
The PocketMod
Topic: Design
PocketMod is a free disposable personal organizer. (via the cartoonist)

posted by niblog at 00:17 MEST
Sunday, 2 October 2005
Grid-it! Notepads
Topic: Design
Grid It Notepads -- "Grids form as essential part of our lives. We may not always notice them, but their influence on what we see, hear and do is everywhere. Grid-it! notepads and shelves are a selection of grids that played a historic role in the development of design systems." (via groupies)

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST

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