Quick Picks Week 44, 2013 – featuring bespoke hand lettering, sculptures made from old skateboards and coffee via Twitter.

Quick Picks

We’ve had some major hiccups with our internet access over the last week, but luckily the internet pixies (as I like to think of our ISP’s technicians) have fixed it just in time for this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes…


The Knot Australia has some tips for an eco-friendly wedding reception.

I’m quite smitten with Jennifer Behr’s beautiful hair accessories. She’s based in the US but ships worldwide.
   Via [Utterly Engaged].

If you love the idea of hand-lettered stationery or signs for your wedding you should definitely check out Foxglove Bespoke Lettering.
   Via [Polka Dot Bride].

Art & Design

The California Design exhibition opens at the Queensland Art Gallery tomorrow (2 November). It features industrial, architectural, commercial, fashion and craft design from California from 1930-1965. It runs until 9 February 2014.

Japanese artist Haroshi creates sculptures from old skateboard decks. I love the layered colours and textures in his work.

Another artist doing great things with layers is Hamburg-based 1010, who creates what appear to be coloured holes in walls.
   Via [Colossal].

Random Asides

A Chicago airport has decided to use sheep, donkeys and llamas to manage the grass on the airport’s 120 acres. While you can’t deny the cute factor, the photos suggest the creatures still have some work to do.

US fans of Starbucks can now buy their friends a coffee via Twitter. As a bonus the first 100,000 people to try it get a gift voucher of their own.
   Via [Apartment Therapy].

The Brisbane Powerhouse will be overflowing with young, emerging artists and arts producers tomorrow (2 November) as part of the Backbone 2 High Festival. It starts at midday and runs through until 11pm.

That’s it for another week’s quick picks. Have a great weekend!

~ Pav

P.S. We don’t receive payment or gifts to list products or services in our Quick Picks, we link to stuff because we like it.