good deals i got today @ urban outfitters in chicago.

long long title but good, no great deals at the urban outfitters in lincoln park today.

let me begin by noting that the u.o. is a wholesale shop and has many discontinued bags, clothes, etc…but awesome nonetheless.

all the purses for $5.00…….yes, freeking $5.00.

(above) cooperative mixed canvas bucket bag

regularly $39.00

price $5.00

what i love: it’s simple, drawstring and light weight. great for a day trip sight seeing or running around on errands. i also love the long shoulder strap

(above) deena & ozzy mid flap moto hobo bag

regularly $59.00

price $5.00

what i love: the beautiful yellow colour will keep me uplifted during winter, the zippers are great for coffee cash, lip balm, etc. i’m also digging the snap closures on the front of the bag (below the fake drawstrings), love the tassels and extra zipper below the flap. another long shoulder strap this thing is freeking great for only 5 bucks.

(above) cooperative urban outfitters hat

regularly $30.00

price $3.00

what i love: so great for summer, looks great with long hair, light, mine has a black band, matches anything, a girly fedora

(above) ashtray u.o. nail polish

regularly $5.00

price $0.99

what i love: black glittery polish, what’s not to love? goes on smooth, great quality polish

(i also bought a cooperative sweater for $10 regularly $49 not pictured)


for dustin (the husband):

(above) Vans checkered belt

regularly $20.00

price $10.00

what i love: awesome punk-like, checkers match everything he owns, one size fits all, back of buckle is a bottle opener.

(above) converse 2011 all star shoes low top slip black

regularly $30.00

price $10.00

what i love: slip ons, match anything, light and durable


for both of us/book collection (below)

regularly $16.95

price $1.29

what i love: awesome tips on taking great shots with toy cameras, explains lomography and all the different types of long exposures, beautiful photos, great coffee table book


so there you have it, my day of shopping filled with excellent deals!


nathalie stampfli.

a creative designer with works that convey purpose & aesthetic. my two favorite designs are the soap flakes & grown into a chair. i would use both in my home.

grown into a chair

grown into a chair

water in the woods

Drinking Fountain made of Vitreous China

a bed for books

A play with weight, movement, hiding and revealing.
Interaction between the shelf and its content; between the user and the soft textile layers.

soap flakes

Soap Blocks instead of liquid Soaps

i had to add the creative thought behind this design for you to read. i hate bars of soap as well and find myself liking soap petals.

“Today, most of the soap we use is liquid soap, which contains a lot of water. Block soap instead is more concentrated and therefore has some ecological benefits: You don’t transport unnecessary water around. In place of plastic bottles you can simply use paper for packaging. The solid blocks can easily be piled and allow a greater space efficiency in a truck.

But what about the usage of soap bars? I don’t like the weird slippery feeling when I use them. It gives me goose bumps. And under the shower, it always slides out of your fingers. Hand soap also often gets dirty and accumulates bacteria when more than one person is using it.

I designed two dispensers that turn block soap into beautiful little flakes. They offer you a new comfortable sensation when they are falling on your hands and easily dissolve in water.
The first version needs to be attached to the wall. You can easily use it with one hand; while you are pushing the grater, you are capturing the flakes. With its open shape it lets the soap block evolve its fragrances into the room.
The second version is a grater that can stand by itself. Therefore it’s more flexible in usage. It could be placed in the same way as a shower gel or shampoo.”

hairy tablecloth

A product that enhances the unconcious subtile playing.

Inspired by the human tic of deforming the candle wax in a restaurant or turning one’s hair while talking to someone. “brilliant”

her sock designs are just too freeking cute.

check her designs out and more here.


jesh de rox.

beautiful photography for people in love.

after answering a few fun questions like: how do you feel today? you are given numerous photographs to inspire you. here’s his wonderful website.

i’m also hopelessly in love with the soundtrack on his website. keep it on in the background. it’s gorgeous.

beautiful work. beautiful work.