design Stories May 24, 2016

Lifetime Portable Tetherball System w/ soft ball $88 shipped (Reg. $130+)

Amazon has the Lifetime Portable Tetherball System with Extra Soft Tetherball for $88.40 shipped. That’s about $47 under the average selling price, matching the Amazon all-time low and the best price we can find by around $20.

Just in time for the warm weather, this portable tetherball system can be installed anywhere with its “heavy-duty” base, regulation size tetherball, pump and water resistant design. It comes with a 5-year limited manufacturer warranty and has a 4+ star rating from over 450 Amazon customers.

design Stories April 28, 2016

expiredAmazon Gold Box – Mother’s Day Cricut Design Cutter Bundle $145, Classic Jewelry from $30, more

Today only, as part of the Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers a special Mother’s Day Bundle for the Cricut Electronic cutting machine. The bundle includes the Cricut Explore One cutter, cutting mat, replacement cutting blades, and a spatula tool. Together these items total over $217, but Amazon’s bundled price is only $164 shipped

“Design with the 50,000+ images, projects, and fonts in the Cricut Image Library or upload your own images and fonts.” You can use the Cricut to make party invitations, decorations, and more.

Today’s Mother’s Day themed Gold Box also has a classic jewelry collection with diamond earrings, bracelets, rings and pendants starting at $30 Prime shipped. You can also find the Wilton Master Decorating Tip Set for $30 Prime shipped. It’s the best selling icing dispenser/tips and it includes 55 pieces for endless designs. Rated 4.7/5 stars by over $200 Amazon shoppers. 

Check out our other Mother’s Day Gift Guide for more ideas.

design Stories February 4, 2016

Over Free App of the Week-5Apple has now selected the popular design app Over as the App Store’s new Free App of the Week. It regularly sells for $3.99 and is now available free for the first time since May of last year. Over’s “Creative Typography, Graphic Design & Photo Editing” have earned it a 4+ star rating from over 7,500 reviewers.

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design Stories February 3, 2016

The Draplin Design Co. coffee table book reveals how famous designs from Nike, Ford and more were made

The Draplin Design Company is behind some of the biggest and most well-known looks in America. From brands like Nike, Ford, and Patagonia to Obama’s campaign, Aaron Draplin has been pumping out iconic designs for years. Now, he’s compiled all of his best work into a 300-page coffee table book – Pretty Much Everything with full color examples and commentary.

design Stories February 6, 2015

Pier 1 Imports coupon code for an extra $10 off $50+ or $25 off $100+: Papasan Chair $100 (Reg. $150)

Pier 1 Imports takes an additional $10 off orders of $50+ or $25 off $100+ when you enter coupon code FRESHSAVINGS at checkout. Shipping fees can get expensive so you’re best bet is to opt for free in-store pickup. Browse the sale section to double dip on savings.

We priced out an entire Papasan Chair with the bowl, cushion, and base for just $99.99 before tax. That setup retails for $150.

design Stories January 17, 2015

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Update (1/24 9:00am): @ericmata75 is our winner, thank you to everyone for entering our giveaway!

The story goes, as told by co-founder Andrew Allen, that Paper by FiftyThree started out of a love for analog products. That four Microsoft colleagues turned friends with the resources of a Fortune 500 company found a greater passion in a pencil, scissors…and paper. Often Andew, Georg Petschnigg, Jonathan Harris and Julian Walker would sit down and discuss their ideas, talking about possibilities that bounced around in their heads. These brainstorming sessions would always be recorded on a scrap, or coffee filter, napkin or Moleskin, notably they weren’t writing in Word or the like – they were writing everything out.

The feeling of analog products, the feel of cutting paper or dragging a pencil across paper. How do they bring that feeling to a digital world? It was at that point, they bunkered down in a 5th floor New York apartment and set out to re-imagine digital design. They set out to make Paper. expand full story

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