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Wednesday, 7 December 2005
THINK and TALK Collection
Topic: Comics
THINK and TALK -- sterling silver earrings and pendant handcrafted and designed by Chao and Eero Jewel. "Think and Talk come from my long history with comic books. I have collected comics for about 15 years, and I have studied the icons and symbols used in comics. I did my graduate work about the similarities and differences between icons in jewelry and comics." Eero Jewel (via

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Tuesday, 6 December 2005
The Dilbert Blog : Humor Formula
Topic: Comics
The Dilbert Blog "In today’s blog entry I will teach you how to write humor, thus removing the mystery and in the process turning you into a joyless zombie, albeit a witty one. I wrote on this topic more extensively in my book, The Joy of Work. So I'll just give you the highlights here. The core of humor is what I call the 2-of-6 rule. In order for something to be funny, you need at least two of the following elements:
Cute (as in kids and animals)
Recognizable (You've been there)
I invented this rule, but you can check for yourself that whenever something is funny it follows the rule. And when something isn't, it doesn't." Read more in The Dilbert Blog, by Scott Adams.

posted by niblog at 07:05 CET
Monday, 5 December 2005
Topic: Pens, Pencils
TWO-YEAR INK SUPPLY can be carried in a fountain pen invented by L. J. Biro, an Argentine newspaper man from Hungary. The writing point is an unbreakable ball bearing to which a gelatinous quick-drying ink is fed from a copper tube. Composition of the ink is not divulged, but is supposedly a combination of glycerin and anilin fed from two copper tubes. The pen is sealed and can be refilled only by the manufacturer. The inventor claims the pen will not leak at high altitudes, and that one filling lasts one to two years.
Popular Science 1-1945 large scan (via Modern Mechanix)

posted by niblog at 00:14 CET
Saturday, 3 December 2005
Lego Letters 1966
Topic: Design
Lego Set 488-1 -- "1 x 1 bricks with letters" were introduced in 1966. Learn all about Lego at, the unofficial LEGO(R) Marketplace.

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Thursday, 1 December 2005
Touch User Interface (TUI)
Topic: Design
"The TUI technology enables a reader to press the pictures and words on the regular printed ink and paper page and retrieve digital content from an appliance. This technology, in essence, turns the printed material into a remote control to digital content." (via Strange new products)

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Wednesday, 30 November 2005
Svalan 1929
Topic: Advertising
Svalan Racer -- vintage Swedish bicycle catalog for sale on tradera auctions. (I am not bidding, and I don't know the seller.)

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Tuesday, 29 November 2005
Food Embossing Products
Gourmet Impression sells food embossers that let you squish arbitrary bitmaps into potatoes, pancakes, pizza and many other foodstuffs. (via boingboing)

posted by niblog at 02:00 CET
Monday, 28 November 2005
Marker - Science History Study Guide
Topic: Pens, Pencils
"The felt-tip pen was invented by Sidney Rosenthal in 1953. This inventor from Richmond Hill, New York, placed a felt tip on the end of a small, stout bottle of permanent ink and discovered that the resulting marks saturated a heavy, absorbent surface, yielding rich color and permanence." Read more at

posted by niblog at 22:12 CET
Sunday, 27 November 2005
Blackmail Boxes
Topic: Art
Blackmail Boxes - a photoset on Flickr created by edwingore (via

posted by niblog at 16:16 CET
Saturday, 26 November 2005
viaLetter - Spell it out
Topic: Typography
via Letter -- Send real letter messages rather than just a greeting card. Buy letters to create words to display around your home.

posted by niblog at 09:38 CET
Friday, 25 November 2005
Topic: Motor Racing -- The Official Ronnie Peterson Website.

posted by niblog at 08:21 CET
Thursday, 24 November 2005
Scandinavian Raceway Nostalgia
Topic: Motor Racing
Scandinavian Raceway -- "When I started planning a future museum about the Scandinavian Raceway in Anderstorp back on June 15, 2004 it all seemed so far away, and now I am amazed at the speed with which it is progressing." Thyrone 'Ticko' Persson

posted by niblog at 01:23 CET
Wednesday, 23 November 2005
Warning Label Generator
Topic: Signs -- make your own Warning Label.

posted by niblog at 00:33 CET
Tuesday, 22 November 2005
Anna + Idde
Topic: Music -- official website for Swedish singers Anna Stadling and Idde Schultz (Anna + Idde)

posted by niblog at 07:15 CET
Monday, 21 November 2005
DANGER! Fire Kills Children
Topic: Signs
argh - image on flickr by alltheaces, from stick figures in peril pool.

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Saturday, 19 November 2005
Barbara Kruger
Topic: Art -- art by Barbara Kruger.

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Friday, 18 November 2005
Graphic Standards Manual
Topic: Art
Design like Barbara Kruger at (via boing boing)

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Thursday, 17 November 2005
Eraser Maintenance Tip
Topic: Pens, Pencils
Eraser Maintenance Tip: "To prevent the erasers from hardening, I soak them in warm water mixed with dish washing detergent (once a year). Then I towel dry them and soak them in Armor-All and towel dry them again. This product is normally used to keep tires and dashboards from dry rotting in the sun but it's excellent for erasers too!" a tip from Joe Woodworker's Eraser Collection (via

posted by niblog at 06:40 CET
Wednesday, 16 November 2005
Lektyr - Swedish magazine 1954
Topic: Design
Lektyr 36/1954 -- Swedish magazine sold on tradera auctions

¶ Search in 'Books and Magazines' for Lektyr

posted by niblog at 09:26 CET
Tuesday, 15 November 2005
1968 Girlie Magazine
Topic: Design
FIB Aktuellt 8/68 -- Swedish magazine sold on tradera auctions.

¶ Search for FIB Aktuellt

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Tuesday, 15 November 2005 09:51 CET

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