Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Happy Birthday Whip Up!

Can you believe it! Whip Up is turning 1! To celebrate this extremely special occasion the site has launched a competition asking all of us to design a new banner!! There are awesome prizes from Princeton Architectural Press, publishers of some of the coolest deisgn books out there! The contest runs through March 1st, so you have plenty of time to get those design wheels turning!

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Kim Family Benefit
Was one of your New Years resolutions to give more? Well, I have a perfect solution that allows you to give to a very worthy cause, while bidding on some very cool items!

A website has lauched to help The James Kim Memorial Fund benefit the family of James Kim, the SF husband and father who died in a brave attempt to save his wife and daughters when they got lost and ended up stranded in the mountains coming home from a Thanksgiving road trip in Oregon. We all heard about the Kims on the news, and now we have an opportunity to help! Some of my favorite designers and artists have donated items to be auctioned off on eBay. 100% of all proceeds will go to the The James Kim Memorial Fund. Here is a quick sampling of what the over 40 artists have donated:

An intricate Machine Patwork Pillow from Lisa Congdon.

A fabulous plush Owl and the Pussycat from stephanie barnes.

Such a cool large Travel Wallet from Oh Bara.

A Stuffed Donkey from Myra Masuda

An awesome Sweet Horse Chestnut Necklace from Abigail Percy

All auctions end January 7th. You can go directly to the listings by clicking here!

(All images courtesy of each artist.)