Coffee coffee coffee

Mmm coffee.  Coffee is good.  We like coffee.  Coffee coffee coffee.

Speaking of coffee:  one of our only sisters or in-laws has a Ph.D. (for real) in coffee (ish).  She has a Kickstarter for a film she wants to make called Ground.  It basically follows the origin of how a plant becomes delicious go-go juice.



Ho Ho Ho, Ho

Usually we do not participate in nor condone the retail strategy of “Christmas in July.”  Procrastination is our forte; planning ahead makes us uneasy.  However, we know that there are people out there capable of looking more than forty-five seconds into the future – probably through some form of voodoo – and this post is for all those sorcerers planners.

Nothing Mundane presents… holiday cards!  In the middle of summer!  Zazzle is running a “Christmas in July” promo, so you can get them up to 60% off by using the promocode JULYHOLIDAYZ until July 25, 2014 at 11:59PM (PT).   The Z is for savingz – time to stock up!


Have a special ho in your life?  Or maybe several, depending upon local area codes?  Well, don’t fret, we have the perfect card for you:


Just imagine all the fun conversations you can have with relatives both young and elderly alike!  (alternative layout / t-shirt versions available too)

Not sweet enough for you? Okay, well how about this:


Get it?  Wholesome?  Don’t worry, it will be hilarious come December.  (minimalists can change or remove the text with the “customize this” button)

We also offer the gingerbread men on stamps, wrapping paper, and t-shirts.  Available in both “whyishelickinghislips” and “omgsomeonejustatemylegwhatiswrongwithhim” flavors.

This year, get a jump on the holidays – before it can get the jump on you.



Food Fight

In our modern, workaday, jet-setting, go-go-90s lives, it’s customary to think of food as something that just appears in supermarkets and restaurants on command.  It’s just there when you want it, as normal and blasé as perfect interior temperature control or a pocket computer which can contact anyone in the world in seconds.  I click a few buttons on the Internet and a half-hour later someone hands me a bag of food and leaves:  YAWN.  

Food is safe, boring, normcore.

Yeah, he’s vegetable man

We’re sick of it, and so we came up with some new prints to help bring back a little bit of that old-school, hunter-gatherer edge to the kitchen.  You know what pairs well with a pork tenderloin?  Menace.* 


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Pair them with one of our robot grocery tote bags for twice the terror.  Good thing you’re cooking with a knife in your hand; I hope nothing else goes wrong.

* Menace, and Simpsons jokes.


We’ll Live Like Kings

If there is one thing that more than three decades of life has made indisputably clear for me, it’s this:  I don’t want to have to get up.  And since I haven’t yet mastered Homer Simpson’s move…

the only rational conclusion is that some sort of ambulatory assistant is essential.  However, as previously established, I don’t trust robots, even robot housekeepers.

Plus, the cost of oil these days!  It just doesn’t fit in the budget.  But there’s one choice that is both adorable AND willing to work for fruit:  monkey butlers.*

How many monkey butlers will there be? One at first, but he’ll train others.

Our newest design will class up your life and help you dream really, really small.  Available  as a poster, t-shirt, or phone case.  It’s alright.

* An anthropologist sister of mine tells me this is a chimpanzee, and that chimps are apes, not monkeys.  This is an important distinction that I definitely care about even a tiny bit, so please feel free to imagine the “The More You Know” rainbow and music in your head.  This post already has enough irrelevant graphics.  


This Is What Happens, Larry

Sometimes there’s a man… I won’t say a hero, ’cause, what’s a hero? But sometimes, there’s a man. And I’m talkin’ about the Dude here. Sometimes, there’s a man, well, he’s the man for his time and place. He fits right in there. And that’s the Dude, in Los Angeles.

From one of our favorite movies of all time, we’ve got a new design lamenting an iconic tragedy.  We’re talking about drawing a line in the sand here!  Across which you DO NOT-

Well, I guess what we’re saying is:


Available as a print here.

Even better, we’ve reworked the quote a little to fit onto a card for that special someone you care about, whether it’s a bowling buddy, a redheaded lover, or a Little Lebowski Urban Achiever:


The inside can be customized to your liking.  Some suggestions from Nothing-Mundane:

    • Get well soon!
    • Thinking of you!
    • Coitus?

And if you don’t like this design…


I guess that’s the way the whole durned human comedy keeps perpetuatin’ itself.


I, For One, Welcome Our New Robot Overlords


It seems like they’re everywhere these days.  Washing our cars, policing our streets, even entertaining our cats!

I’ll tell you, life sure was easier without them.  Not in a literal sense, because who would vacuum the carpet?!  But in a thoughtless, preachy, I-have-a-blurb-to-write sense, which I think is more meaningful.

But we know what the future looks like.

And we’re nothing if not attuned to the way the winds are blowing, so we’ve decided to jump ahead of the curve and curry some favor before everyone gets on the killbot bandwagon.   We have a variety of options for the discerning robot, including t-shirts, ties, mugs, and cards featuring this vision of NEXT YEAR:


For the robot on the domestic front, we have this t-shirt of a robot doing his grocery shopping (I think we captured this terminator’s likeness perfectly):


It’s certain to persuade those meddlesome meatbags that you can be trusted with their EMP pulse generator, because no reason, you’re just curious about what’s inside, and you definitely won’t smash it beneath your mighty robo-feet.

If they’re still not persuaded, just hit them with this second robot grocery-store related item, a tote bag!  It’s a design so nice we accidentally made it twice.


[Ed. note:  The best part of this post is that we somehow got to re-use the grocery-related designs” tag]