Archive for December, 2010

Che by Félix Beltrán

Friday, December 31st, 2010

This beautiful poster of Che by well known Cuban designer Félix Beltrán was commissioned by the Castro government upon news of Che’s 1967 murder in Bolivia. Soon after Che’s body was found, versions of this poster were produced in a number of different languages for all the embassies in Cuba, while the Spanish-language version lined the streets of Havana on the day of his 1967 memorial parade here. I found this …read more

Chocolate!

Saturday, December 25th, 2010

Holiday

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Happy whatever winter holiday you observe, longest night of the year maybe, or, in the southern hemisphere the longest day, or Christmas, or ‘Holiday‘ or whatever else. Drive safely.

Brown paper packages tied up with string

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

These are a few of my favourite things. Above, a white painted branch with Kraft-paper wrapped gifts is a minimalist advent calendar, by the inventive DIY Brigg from Norway via The Style Files. Below: Simple garland fencing at Axel Vervoordt’s recent Winter Exhibition; photo via Belgian Pearls. Both are from an article at Remodelista on Scandinavian Christmas traditions. By the way, Ouno is now on Remodelista’s Design Newsstand; have a look under the “Critics and Observers” section (which should …read more

Best DIY of 2010: Fence Bench by The Brick House

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Morgan at The Brick House made this beautiful bench from some old fence posts and a pair table legs salvaged from worn vintage side tables. Utterly clever. Entirely recycled.

Charlie or Carlos

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

Charlie or Carlos Mexican Food. Charlie or Carlos, he’s not a purist. Your average Mexican Tudor pub, Port Coquitlam, B.C.