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concrete ring

I have a new post up on my blog 85eightysix and it’s a GOOD ONE! Concrete ring? Heck yes! GO. Check it out. Now.

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COLLABORATOR tote bag by Megan Charland

COLLABORATOR tote bag by Megan Charland

Above are a couple of Instagram photos of my Collaborator Tote Bag I designed for my Indiegogo campaign. There are 3 days left to donate – want a tote bag? Donate $25 today!

Folks have asked if I will be selling the bags in my shop after the campaign is over. Since I designed the bags specifically for thank you gifts for my campaign funders, I’m waiting for the campaign to wrap up before adding them to my online shop. For now, donate $25 and receive a tote! THANKS!

The tote bags are handprinted by Hey Buddy! here in Rochester, NY.

making a list

With the holidays fast approaching (Thanksgiving here in the States is TOMORROW already!) I can’t help but think of making x-mas lists. I was in a toy store with my 4yr old niece the other day and she wanted nearly everything. I reminded her that although yes, Aunt Megan LOVES to spoil her, I cannot buy her everything she wants all the time. We started chatting about x-mas lists for Santa.

Personally, I have a year-long wish list of items I want (who doesn’t?), but that doesn’t stop me from becoming nostalgic this time of year. I remember as kids my siblings and I drawing up our x-mas lists and putting them in our stockings. Awww.

What would be at the top of my list this year? The Memo Pad & Organizer (w/ carpenter pencils) from PULP. There really is no denying my love of paper and office supplies.

It’s funny, I do have a “my wish list” board on Pinterest, but really I could say 98% of my pins belong on my wish list!! I don’t think it has ever been said I am hard to shop for! Ha!

What’s on the top of your list this year?

images from PULP online store
layout by moi

The Internet map

Speaking of the web, have you heard of The Internet map?

“The Internet global network is a phenomenon of technological civilization, and its exceptional complexity surpasses anything mankind has ever created. In essence, what we are dealing with here is a huge quantity of utterly unstructured information. The Internet map is an attempt to look into the hidden structure of the network, fathom its colossal scale, and examine that which is impossible to understand from the bare figures of statistics.”

quote and images from The Internet map website

The Manual

“The Manual captures the voices of our profession, both the well-known and the quietly working, as they bring clarity to the why of web design, share their visions, break our hearts, stretch our minds, and move us to deeper, smarter, richer work.” – The Manual

Coming up on their fourth issue, I am just finding out about The Manual. Really, where have I been? I love that this beautifully printed journal is a publication about the web. Adding to shopping cart now…

images from Issue 3 from The Manual website: (clever domain name)

my 1st Tattly

I’m currently rockin’ the Boombox by Marc Johns. Aw, my first Tattly!

I bought a bunch of these “Designy Temporary Tattoos” over the summer and for the life of me I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to put one on! I can tell you now though that I am HOOKED. Though I have a few permanent tattoos, these Tattlys are sure fun to play with.

Next week I might wear Hustle, Scribble, or You’re Late (Blue). Which one is your fave?

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