Fans of Pee-wee's Big Adventure are going to have a field day looking for all the details in the art for this just-announced deck of cards. I spy Francis as the Joker. I spy a broken bike chain link. I spy an Abraham Lincoln hand puppet à la the Breakfast Machine. I spy the cut mattress tag that put Mickey in jail. I spy the Alamo, but not its basement. Available for pre-order now at the Pee-wee Store ($20). Don't miss the pack of bumper stickers either!
Fanning powder is pretty useful if you like learning card flourishes. It makes the cards easier to work, and helps keep decks in service longer. Fanning powder is mostly zinc soap (zinc stearate) and some other magic filler. It fills the gaps, cracks, scratches and other imperfections that develop on playing cards as one obsessively… READ THE REST
I wrote about the original 8bit Card Deck a couple of years back, and now a second edition is live with tweaked designs and the same pixel-perfect look. $15 a deck, target hit, and no question about fulfilment as the print order's already in with Gambler's Warehouse. The 8Bit Deck is back with a fresh… READ THE REST
Akiva Leffert has designed an Ikea-themed tarot deck: Ikea is a place of transition, a journey, a source of light and comfort, but also strife. Ikea contains the universe. Harness that power to understand your own life with these cleanly designed Ikea themed tarot cards. They'll go great sitting on your BILLY bookcase or on… READ THE REST
A company's CEO is its true leader, heading up every move a firm makes. As befitting their position at the head of the table, CEOs reap the benefits when new projects and ideas succeed — and take the ultimate responsibility when they don't. But just as in every organization, success and failure have many contributors.… READ THE REST
You can have a house packed to the rafters with smart home technology. But if you don't have a quality router poised and ready to handle the load of a modern household, all those tech toys are…well, just that. Toys. Obviously, spotty Wi-Fi these days is unacceptable, so employing a top-notch piece of equipment like… READ THE REST
You can practically feel the excitement building. After more than a year locked up in our homes and trapped in our own isolated biospheres, vaccinations are happening, COVID restrictions are easing, and Americans seem poised and ready to take advantage of the world's imminent reopening. With summer right on our doorstep, that newfound exhilaration should… READ THE REST