Scale model cockpit FPV

cool scale cockpit video

Funny Zoo Snap

man enjoys elephant My wife noticed this in the family archives.

RC Nitro motorcycle racing

rc motorcycle Motorcycle racing in Lilliput.

Manned RC Multicopter

manned multicopter
Here’s an RC multicopter big enough to ride on!

Make: Talk 004

make: Talk 004
I had a fun time talking to Mark Frauenfelder in episode 4 of his new podcast, Make: Talk!

One Man Basement Band

one man band
I feel like I could be getting more mileage out of my right foot.


liberty vintage motorcycles An Etsy portrait. Thanks, Danny.

Tequila Sleeve

tequila the champs
Champs sleeve

Wolf-Stelzer Book Lamp

Book Lamp
My friend Tess just made the cover of ReadyMade with her cool lamp design.

Tree Stump Bug

Can this be for real? The design is so awesomely Thunderbirds. Via

The Nothing Box

nothing box


Thunderbirds are go
Are Go!

Command Center

command center
Sweet assemblage spaceship’s bridge.

Four Drano’s

Watch the sink slowly, all but disappear from the design .

Toothpaste Aerosol

toothpaste aerosol
Aerosol toothpaste

Top Marmalade Label Selected

Our discerning judge, Pat Fisher a.k.a. Archibald Drinkwater a.k.a. Vladimir Kerchenko has handed down his decision, and explains his methodology in the following edict:

Pat says:

We Have a Lucky Weiner !

it was extremely difficult to select a winner amongst the many many entries ( um, 13?) in the Fink’s Orange Marmalade label design contest, and we thank each of the entrants for their time and efforts.

tasked with the heavy responsibility of being the sole judge and arbiter of Good Taste in this endeavor, i wanted a process that would produce a clean and pure result without the corrupting influence of nepotism, bribes, or simply selecting the label designed by the person with the most arousing breasts.

so after locking myself within the confines of my swanky minimalist bachelor pad i embarked on the process which consisted of taking naps, listening to Tapes n Tapes, chasing my kat larry around the house so he would do power slides on the polished concrete floors, engaging in mystical and transformative bowel movements, until i soon realized that none of these methods were clearing my mind well enough to produce a clean result.

what to do ??

luckily i recalled when a new pope is chosen the shriveled old men of catholicism retreat to a sweat lodge and send a fart of smoke up into the air after days of deliberation signifying a new pope has been hatched.

absent a cadre of wise old shriveled men, i decided the most prudent thing to do would be to strip naked and enter my Finnish Sauna and sit in 160-180 degree heat and sweat the selection out of my pores………. after about 20 minutes it became clear: the winning entrant had appeared to me a few weeks before and i somehow knew any other entrant could not surpass the physical manifestation of Marmalade to such a degree as TOON did with his magical Marmalade Man !

Toon’s use of color, type style, verbiage and a charismatic humanoid orange was too much for the feeble competition….. CONGRATULATIONS TOON !

Please tell us to which zip-code in Mozambique we should ship your new ball clock.

7 Responses to “Top Marmalade Label Selected”

  1. peter Says:

    hip hip huray!

    Belgium, 10 points! Nice one Toon, noble winner! Keep it up!


  2. Toon Says:

    That’s absolutely totally awesome! Frankly, I had lost all hope when you decided on that brilliant move: designing an entry of your own. But then again, I knew the humanoid, or rather antropomorphic, orange was a winner.
    I’ll send you an e-mail with my address details, and I’ll look forward do receiving that wonderful ball-clock, hopefully customs will not saw open every single ball looking for stashed heroin.

  3. Steve Says:

    Nice work Toon!

  4. brad. Says:


    damn, my liberal use of the helvetica font wasn’t enough to appeal to the subconscious of the Hive Modern guy? shoot. i thought all you design geeks had a primordial urge drawing you to that font.

  5. Ken Says:

    An excellent choice and an excellent design. The pair of smiling toasts at the bottom and the decorative border are what makes it. Another fine finkbuilt product ready for the supermarket shelves.

  6. dave Says:

    congrats toon. thats a cute little marmalade man.


  7. James Says:

    Congratulations, Toon!