DIY Arctic Animal Peg Ornaments

Need a fun snow-day activity this winter? 

I was recently hired to make these fun arctic animal peg doll ornaments for Parents Magazine's FamilyFun! The issue is on newsstands but instructions and printable templates for the outfits can be found here. I recommend using a hot glue gun (so grown-ups only for that part). Tacky glue will work but requires more patience.

Who knew krill and musk-ox were the new "it" animals?! Move over fox and owl!

Musk ox, puffin, walrus, narwhal, deer and krill!

Musk ox, puffin, walrus, narwhal, deer and krill!

My favorites!

My favorites!

"So Chill!"

"So Chill!"

Futurelandia Exhibit

Scout and Whistle took part in Futurelandia. An exhibition that was a part of Design Week Portland. Featured were posters that depicted a vision of Portland's future. Darren started a new series of prints based on vintage novelty postcards, and integrated that right into our submission for this show. Below is our work and some of our other favorites from the show, including pieces from Josh L. Anderson, Molly Mendoza, Alex Despain, OMFGCO, Bologne Sandwhich, and Harrison Freeman. You can buy the prints here.

Darren Pasemko from Scout & Whistle

Darren Pasemko from Scout & Whistle

Josh L. Anderson

Josh L. Anderson

Molly Mendoza

Molly Mendoza

Alex Despain

Alex Despain

OMFGCO

OMFGCO

Bologne Sandwich

Bologne Sandwich

Harrison Freeman

Harrison Freeman

 

 

Happy New Year!

American folk singer Woody Guthrie drew up an illustrated list of 33 resolutions for the following year, 1942. They are still pretty perfect. Let's all keep our Hope Machines running this coming year, wake up and fight, work more and better and most importantly, stay glad and love everybody!

NEW YEARS RULIN'S

1. WORK MORE AND BETTER
2. WORK BY A SCHEDULE
3. WASH TEETH IF ANY
4. SHAVE
5. TAKE BATH
6. EAT GOOD - FRUIT - VEGETABLES - MILK
7. DRINK VERY SCANT IF ANY
8. WRITE A SONG A DAY
9. WEAR CLEAN CLOTHES - LOOK GOOD
10. SHINE SHOES
11. CHANGE SOCKS
12. CHANGE BED CLOTHES OFTEN
13. READ LOTS GOOD BOOKS
14. LISTEN TO RADIO A LOT
15. LEARN PEOPLE BETTER
16. KEEP RANCHO CLEAN
17. DON’T GET LONESOME
18. STAY GLAD
19. KEEP HOPING MACHINE RUNNING
20. DREAM GOOD
21. BANK ALL EXTRA MONEY
22. SAVE DOUGH
23. HAVE COMPANY BUT DON’T WASTE TIME
24. SEND MARY AND KIDS MONEY
25. PLAY AND SING GOOD
26. DANCE BETTER
27. HELP WIN WAR - BEAT FASCISM
28. LOVE MAMA
29. LOVE PAPA
30. LOVE PETE
31. LOVE EVERYBODY
32. MAKE UP YOUR MIND
33. WAKE UP AND FIGHT

Sasquatch Head Warmers A.K.A. Scout & Whistle Beanies

Our latest S&W product was created to warm the noggins of the Sasquatches of the world. See them at work in the photo series below. If you desire this unique kind of comfort, these beanies are now in the shop. The animal patches are made in Utah by one of the original Boy Scout designers, and the beanies/toques are made in our hometown of Portland,Oregon and just a few blocks away from Scout & Whistle. They're good enough for Squatches, and they're more than good enough for all of humankind. Check your head, (Beastie Boys!) and pop a beanie on that thing.

Wild Man: Photographs by Charles Fréger

Photographer Charles Fréger traveled through 19 European countries to capture a variety of Wilder Mann, or "Wild Men", in a spectrum of Pagan festivals. These Wild Men come in many forms but they are all rooted in celebrations of seasons, rites of passage and Fréger said many of the traditions are full of joy and, regardless of the country, had a lot in common.

“There was a slight touch of universality because a lot of the groups were doing something similar without knowing one another. Because many of the festivities were focused on animals and vegetation, you could photograph someone dressed like a bear for example in Portugal or Spain or Romania. To me this was really exciting and interesting.”

 

We can't help but think of Nick Cave's SoundSuits! You can see them in action below.  

Behind The Scenes on Sesame Street - The Early Days

Here are some amazing shots taken on the set of Sesame Street in the 1970s. There are so many familiar faces we grew up with, muppets and humans alike! You can see even more - including shots from Fraggle Rock, Dark Crystal, The Muppet Show, Labyrnth and more Henson projects here at the Muppet Wiki!  

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All photos courtesy of Muppet Wiki

 

Fab.com Pop-up Shop!

We are so excited to be working with Fab.com this week! Our online pop-up shop is open now and will be up for three days! There are a lot of great finds on Fab - come check it out