curation ideas

Pattern of masks by Louis Roskosch from Society6.

(More from the artist here)

Check out more curated work from amazingly talented people at Pr0l0gue!

etsy find of the day | BOYFRIEND VALENTINE GIFTS | 1.27.14

ladies. i hear ya. boys ARE difficult to buy for sometimes, especially if your relationship is new, or if your manfriend has quirky likes, or if you’ve already given him something awesome for christmas and you’re out of ideas :) so tonight’s post is going to list out some really cool, really unique gift ideas that would be perfect for your very own masculine gift recipient. thoughts?

food/cooking-related ideas (among ideas for silverbear-silvercross-995)

  • one of gneissspice’s sweet magnetic spice kits – the spicy kit is featured above, and i also dig the carnivore kit. very manly.
  • featured yesterday, sandyleaffarm’s DIY kits could be a fun project for you guys to do together! there’s even a ginger beer kit.
  • does your dude like sweets? if so, etsy is full of masculine-looking sweets perfect for gifting. check out the gift sets at whimsyandspice and these guinness cookies … nom.

beer-themed gifts

  • help him get his homebrew started with a gift from urbanbrewery
  • chischillypottery, a shop suggested by follower thegirlwithalltheyarn, sells all kinds of artistic mugs, drinking horns, and steins. i really like the skyrim dragon ones (cough geek cough)
  • or you could get him a cool beer-related accessory from meriwetherofmontana – from carriers to wall openers, there are a lot of ideas in this shop!
  • and these masculine concrete coasters can be personalized with a specific latitude and longitude – perfect for adding a special location to the two of you.

non-cheesy ideas for the music professor and music store worker boyfriends (requested by bloodshotmoon and others) :)

  • guitar string bracelets: 1 | 2 | 3
  • or a personalized guitar pick jewelry piece from rusticbrand
  • a vintage rock tee via rainbowgasoline
  • a new guitar, banjo, ukulele or mandolin strap
  • a device dock for their techy accessories. like these ones from woodrestart or docksmith

minimal necklaces/bracelets for men

  • the bracelets at avnis4men are all pretty minimal
  • mooli’s bracelets are also good for men – tons of styles
  • love the sheer number of options for leather bracelets for men at leathermix and urbansurvivalgearusa, too
  • luckyhorn has a ton of personalized gift ideas for men, both necklaces and bracelets
  • and bohemianfringe’s androgynous boho options may be good for the hipster musician bf :)

inexpensive gifties

for the aviation-obsessed dude (as requested by young–not–bold)

  • an upcycled jet engine mirror for his apartment
  • spinning propeller cufflinks
  • an airplane-embellished business card case

gifts for the guys who like to work out, under $35 (for sixteen-andlost)

  • a cool new workout tank :)
  • some new workout gloves from newgrip
  • a masculine yoga mat bag
  • a workout towel personalized with his name or favorite team logo

other unique mangift ideas

so how’s that for a good start? don’t forget to check my previous guy gifts posts:

  • unique gift ideas for men here
  • etsy shops dedicated to guys here
  • beard and moustache combs/tonics post here
  • gardener/chef-husbo gift ideas, also NO leather ideas here

keep your curation requests coming, all! hope this helps … :)


Social music box judges party crowd and vibe, then selects the perfect tracks

Japan’s emotion-detecting Mico headphones can already select the best music to suit individual users’ moods, but that task becomes trickier at social events, where crowds with varying music tastes can be difficult to please. Chüne is a smart speaker that curates playlists taking into account those differences, as well as the vibe of the occasion. READ MORE…

I’ve been running a hybrid articles-and-links blog here (↬DF) for a while, I wrote the function that added “via” links to billions of reblogged posts on Tumblr, and I didn’t even know the difference between “via” and “hat tip” until today.
—  Instapaper founder (and Tumblr co-founder) Marco Arment • Offering his take, in a post titled “Not a Curator,” on the “Curator’s Code” idea that’s been floating around for the past day or two. His feeling? We’re fighting over something that’s not a big deal, and the solution is going to be ignored by the organizations that it’s meant to target. “The proper place for ethics and codes is in ensuring that a reasonable number of people go to the source instead of just reading your rehash,” he argues. Personally, that’s always been our goal — but that said, unlike Marco, we’d call ourselves curators.

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etsyfindoftheday | follower curation 3 | 1.20.13

to the anon looking for a cool gift for a husband that is a gardener/chef type, but NOT leather goods (already got him something like that!) … aka a very specific ask :)

i found some GREAT gift ideas for your gardening guy slash master chef :) what do you think of these, anon?


  • succulent planter house number (featured)
  • pegandawl’s gardening marker posts
  • or how about a gardening planter kit from ropedoncedar?
  • visualingual has some masculine gardening gifties, like this superfun guerrilla gardening slingshot seed bomber!

chef husbo

  • get him a brand new cutting board like the ones at pegandawl, grayworksdesign or aheirloom – many can be customized specially for him!
  • frankieandcocopdx’s varied salts would add some rad flavor to your personal chef’s dishes :)
  • protect your cooking man’s duds with a manly apron

other varied ideas

i hope this is a good start – you can also check out this previous post on men’s gift ideas :) let me know if you need any more help!


¿ Y tu, Por qué no Sonries ?

(”And you, Why Don’t You Smile ?”)-A repost
Swell, Smile my Friend
Basile Pesso-BCN © June 2 014-First broadcast June 2 014
My Blip / My web magazine : Yes We Are with its kind of archives on FB. Its Side Look of a Barcelonese #122 is Bernd Schaefers

…and thanks a lot to To Cage a Green Eyed Owl for the reblog of The Sad and Weird Clown !


etsyfindoftheday | wedding week curation | 6.16.15

curation request: bridesmaid gifts under $35
category: unique glazed ceramic gifties
featured items:

Une Vie de Chien

“Neither unemployment, neither precarity. No more exploitation ! 30th April, Manifestation of the Youth”

Green Day, Working Class Hero  (cover of John Lennon)
Basile Pesso-BCN © June 2 015
My Blip / My web magazine : Yes We Are with its kind of archives on FB.

As soon as you’re born they make you feel small
By giving you no time instead of it all
Till the pain is so big you feel nothing at all
A working class hero is something to be

They hurt you at home and they hit you at school
They hate you if you’re clever and they despise a fool
Till you’re so fucking crazy you can’t follow their rules
A working class hero is something to be

When they’ve tortured and scared you for twenty-odd years
Then they expect you to pick a career
When you can’t really function you’re so full of fear
A working class hero is something to be

Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV
And you think you’re so clever and classless and free
But you’re still fucking peasants as far as I can see
A working class hero is something to be

There’s room at the top they’re telling you still
But first you must learn how to smile as you kill
If you want to be like the folks on the hill

(John Lennon)