The folks behind the New York City shop KioskKiosk have come up with a clever way to help support their favorite candidate for president. From now until Election Day, they are selling Obama re-election souvenirs in their shop and on their site, with all proceeds going to the Obama campaign. Those who prefer to volunteer their time are in luck, as the shop has opened up an “Obama Call Booth” during store hours, where you can earn credit for the items depending on how many calls you make urging folks to vote (10 calls gets a “We Shall Over Comb” comb, 15 calls gets a “Our Guy is Fly” glider, etc.). And if Obama doesn’t win, supporters can still console themselves drinking whisky from a glass with his face all over it, or by playing with the irreverent “Gawd Dam” Mitt paddle. KioskKiosk is open Monday to Saturday from 12-7 pm. 95 Spring Street, 2nd Floor, NYC.
Designers Trevor Coghill and Nathan Lee of the Vancouver-based design firm Contexture Design have introduced a new line of modern, eco-friendly products made of recycled and reclaimed materials. The new line includes the Pollen Nation mobile that is laser-cut from recycled paper and salvaged agriculture maps, a toy glider inspired by ’50s era balsa wood gliders, a “Mapbook” notebook, and Cutout Cards. Although it’s not brand new, one of my favorite items from the collection is the Coffee Cuff. This helpful little accessory can go from arm candy to coffee sleeve in an instant, and is handmade from reclaimed architectural veneer offcuts.