Archive for December 19th, 2009

I can’t tell you how much I love this website I just stumbled upon, Reform School.  I just love it.  What caught my eye was a reproduction of the British wartime propaganda poster “Keep Calm and Carry On” and what got me excited was the rest of the cool stuff this site offers.

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“Art, Craft, Design” are the words that greet you on the cover of the Reform School “yearbook” when you arrive on the site

They offer an eclectic mix of cool things from home furnishing like wooden radios and repurposed seatbelt pillows, to original art and books that fit into the general theme of art, craft and design.

I wish I had discovered the Reform School site just a little bit earlier as I found some things here that would have made great gifts for my friends and family who are as eclectic as this stuff.  Some of the items offered by Reform School are fairly expensive, but there are some great value finds as well.

Back to “Keep Calm and Carry On” – I have always been intrigued by London during WWII.  I find the strength and determination of the British people against all odds truly inspiring to this day.  The “Keep Calm and Carry On” sign will be a nice way to remember what ordinary people did in the face of true adversity.  Something we need to remember when we complain about the trivial annoyances in our modern lives.

Are you panicking yet?  Christmas is less than a week away.  I am all done.  But if you still have to get something for the guy who has everything…  I have to recommend this really cool iPhone case made out of wood!

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Of course the guy who has everything must have an iPhone, so this is perfect. I spotted this on WishingFish.com, a site that has a bunch of cool things.  Think hip stocking stuffers.  I  have no idea if you can get it delivered before Christmas, but it is worth a try.

Also available on the site, and also made out of wood, is a really cool postcard airplane.  It is a postcard made out of balsa wood that can be made into an airplane.  Very cool!  The perfect thing to mail to all those people who sent you a Christmas card that you “forgot” to send one to.

Check out the cool thing you can find on WishingFish here.

HOLIDAY FIND:

Christmas in a can

GIFT WE WANT:

A Geneva Sound System for our iPod

WAY TO GIVE BACK:

Support AIDS sufferers in Africa via Bike Town Africa