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Force quit you

Reset, or cmd+alt+esc your way out

Ugh. You know what I mean. Those people. That situation. Sometimes everything just needs to come to a hard stop. No warning. No way around it.

And when you’re done, shit’s way better.

Fat Girl Food Squad x Said the King bowls

Fat Girl Food Squad

Lovin food + lovin’ life. That’s what it’s all about, yeah? If that’s the case, and it is, then these lovelies have got it down pat. In their words:

Fat Girl Food Squad is a blog, and more importantly ­— a community, focused on the intersection between food, fat, and Feminism. These core ideas inform everything we do and everything we write about. We are fundamentally about people of all shapes and sizes eating good food and feeling good in their bodies, in every way possible.

They also host events + workshops around Toronto — and if (when?!) they host another food photography workshop I’m there! Which is why they seemed like the perfect ladies to reach out to get some delicious shots of our No Bowls. Read More

Make it reign, said the king

Totes, said the king.

We just dropped our first bag and we’re totes excited.

Meet the latest:

Make it reign, said the king.

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Spread the love. And sales. Meet Fitzy.

Meet Robin of Fitzy Design.

Fitzy makes modern leather goods with a clean, modern design that, honest to goodness, will improve your life. Oh, and she’s having a sale (!!).

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Exactly what they wanted. (And free!)

“It’s exactly what they want,” you say. You’re critical. You’ve heard it before. But, just maybe.
Well, here’s the thing — it’s not only the real thing, it’s maybe the best thing ever.

Here’s why this Valentine’s download is perfection:
1. These cards get them what they want. All you have to do is abide.
2. It’s free. And that’s the best price you’ve ever not paid.
3. It’s instant. Don’t feel like shopping? Print it. Left it to the last second? Download it + send it over; nothing says ‘you’re the one for me’ like email.

It’s what vday dreams are made of.

Behold, in its single-sheet glory.

Or a PDF to print.


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GirrlScout tho

This one.

At this point, it would actually be harder to not find a Said the King page with her on it. The reasons for which are pretty self-explanatory — but I’ll share a few any how.

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The new zero

Screw perfection by WRDBNR | Suck less also by WRDBNR // I’m a fan, k?

Consider this my do-over. My reset. My have-you-tried-turning-it-off-then-turning-it-on-again. My 3-wrongs-make-a-right.
It’s a new day. Now let’s get out there and get that new blog.

Steppin’ up: the bookshelf with ladder you’ve always secretly wanted


Or at least it’s the bookshelf I’ve always wanted. The sight of someone casually perched on ladder that rolls along a track in front of floor to ceiling bookshelves has always stirred something raw inside me; an savage need for them in my life. They seem so right, but ok implausible, but also something I downright deserve, damnit.

Gawd, they would be glorious. As an answer to that need, my partner and I designed the Higher Ground bookshelf — and so it became the first product in the Said the King line. Read More

wrapping foreword shelves

Handy handling makes for light work

A lot goes into each and every Foreword shelf – even adding the wrap is a labour of love.

lovely wood

Which wood you choose

Sustainable black walnut vs sustainable oak?

It’s not even a matter of which wood I wood choose, it’s which wood wood choose me. I think.

shades of brown stain

testing testing

testing testing prints

Testing out the perfect shade of stain to print the back print of our Foreward shelves.

printing foreward shelves

Printing Foreword backs

Printing a big batch of Foreword shelves: “Made in accordance to the King’s specifications”

drying foreward shelves

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Last supper plates

For the last 5 years Julie Green has been painting last supper requests on porcelain plates. According to NPR, where I found this gem:

[last meals are] capped at $20, and ingredients [are] limited to those available in a prison’s humble pantry. That’s the “choice” presented to most of the 3,000-plus prisoners currently on death row in the United States. Except in Texas, which leads the nation in executions. The Longhorn State (which never allowed steak, only hamburger) abolished special final meals in September after an inmate declined to eat what was considered too grandiose a request.

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rise and shine

Up and at’em!

Rise and Shine by Terry Fan on Society6

Morning, Monday! I didn’t expect to see you so soon.

As a kid, and even now, a lot of morning phrases made me cringe, like:

“Rise and shine!”

“Up and at’em!”

“Time to get up!”

Ok. Let me also add that I had a pull-down blinds and these cheery phrases were also simultaneously accompanied by a sharp tug of the blind and then a malicious blast of sunlight.

If, on the other hand, these phrases had been accompanied by a smiling pan of bacon and eggs, well, that might be different. ;)