Friday, December 26, 2014

Days Of The Week T-Shirt Set

Meet our new product: Days Of The Week T-Shirt Set

These t-shirts are mysterious and enigmatic. You can be absolutely sure you'll stand out from the crowd.

In many languages, days of the weeks are named after the planets or stars. People have been associated days of the week with heavenly luminaries since ancient times. The Days of the Week Tshirt Set celebrates this old tradition with a style. Every T-shirt in this set has a conventionalized symbol of the corresponding heavenly body and explains, what day is dedicated to what planet.

The shirts are:
- Sunday is about Sun
- Monday is about Moon
- Tuesday is about Mars
- Wednesday is about Mercury
- Thursday is about Jupiter
- Friday is about Venus
- Saturday is about Saturn.

On the back of each T-shirt there is an esoteric symbol "Monas hieroglyphica". This symbol was invented in 16th century and represents the unity of the Cosmos. It looks awesome and provocative.

With this T-shirt set, you can look unique at any day of the week.
And, hey, have you ever bought t-shirts by sets? Maybe, it's time to try!
Buy here.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas Gift

A personalized Christmas gift to the guy who worked out the best deal on our beautiful truck.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

100 Faves On Etsy!

Yay, we got 100 favorites on Etsy!

Let’s celebrate it with a 10% discount on any item! Your secret word is ROUNDNUMBER.

By the way, round number in Russian is круглое число.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Red Russian Alphabet Wall Decal

Our best seller this Christmas:

Powerful learning tool and stylish decoration for your room.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Georgian Alphabet T-shirt

A bit simpler design of the Georgian Alphabet T-shirt:

The color of this T-shirt resembles the world-famous Georgian wines. And grey, the color of the alphabet, pairs with it perfectly.

Photo from Alk-Napitki.

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Number Pi

You don't have to be a mathematician to know about the number ‪#‎Pi‬, but if you are a mathematician, you certainly appreciate its beauty. Do you want to share your passion with others? Do it with a style and fashion!

Here is something for you in our store:
By the way, you can use the decal and the tshirt as mnemonic devices: they'll help you to memorize the numbers after the dot to impress your friends!

E=MC2 Tshirt

Knowledge is power. Show your passion with fashion and celebrate science with the t-shirt that features the most famous formula ever and represents the unlimited potential of the human cognition. This t-shirt can make a perfect gift for a physicist.

By the way, did you know that mass–energy equivalence was first introduced more than a century ago?

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Manta Ray T-shirt

Mother Nature is a crazy designer. Look at this creature, for example. Manta rays, those elegant sea giants, are awesome. Only a few aquariums worldwide are large enough to house them. In general, these large fish are seldom seen and difficult to study.

The manta on this T-shirt is made of the navy blue foil and pearl vinyl film. The photo doesn't do justice - navy blue foil actually looks better.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Russian Proverbs Laptop Decal On Sale!

Russian Proverb Laptop Decal line is going to be discontinued by the end of December (the listing is going to expire, and it won’t be renewed). If you like those decals, it’s your last chance to get one for yourself - at lower price:
  • $8 instead of $10 for one color decal,
  • $10 instead of $15 for two color decals.
Thank you all for your likes and fav’s at my shop on Etsy!

Monas Hieroglyphica And Days Of the Week

This t-shirt is mysterious and enigmatic.

The figure on the front is Monas hieroglyphica. Monas hieroglyphica was invented and designed by John Dee, the Elizabethan Magus and Court Astrologer of Elizabeth I of England. It represents the unity of the Cosmos and is a composite of various esoteric and astrological symbols. It looks awesome and provocative. On the back, there are days of the week with the associated heavenly luminaries.

Beside its esoteric symbolism, I like this design for it's big and looks really awesome.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Colorful Russian Alphabet T-Shirts

Bright and unique t-shirts with the Russian alphabet:

Ни пуха, ни пера! Russian Lucky T-shirt

For all of you who is doing finals: Lucky T-shirt. The Russian phrases on this T-shirt is a traditional wish to a student going for an exam:

Ни пуха, ни пера! (lit. (wish you) neither fur, nor feather!) Similar to ‘break a leg’.

Traditional response:

К чёрту! (lit. go to hell!)

The phrase was used as an indirect (negative) farewell “spell” said to hunters leaving for a hunt and aiming to spoof and scare devilry. It was believed that direct good luck wishing could put the evil eye on the hunters and overlook the luck.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall!

Tales travel across the globe. The Snow White Tale, for example, came to Russia and became The Tale of the Dead Princess and the Seven Knights. Both tales - the original one and its Russian version - have the magic mirror. Here it is:

The Russian equivalent of the "Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who in the land is fairest of all?" is: Свет мой, зеркальце! Скажи, да всю правду доложи: я ль на свете всех милее, всех румяней и белее?
The mirror comes with free stand. Free shipping worldwide.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Lucky Horseshoe T-shirt

To prevent devaluation of good luck, we've designed only one lucky horseshoe t-shirt (Lady's S size). Hurry up!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Ukrainian Alphabet On a T-shirt

New addition to our Alphabet series: Ukrainian alphabet. The shirt repeats the colors of the Ukrainian flag. Did you know that Ukraine and Bosnia are the only two countries that have no red on their flags?

One For All, And All For One!

Three Musketeers was my favorite book. To celebrate probably the greatest story of friendship and love, I designed this t-shirt, which really looks like a costume.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Lucky T-Shirt

Lucky t-shirt.

Alphabets Of The World

Isn't it amazing how many different writing system humanity has invented? Alphabets are beautiful. To celebrate language diversity, we've launched a series of alphabet t-shirts.

Russian alphabet (Cyrillic)

Georgian Alphabet:

Polish Alphabet:

More t-shirts in our store on Etsy and at Pinterest.

We are going to add more alphabets soon, stay tuned!

Weeded Words Welcome You

Hi everybody,

Weeded Words is a design studio and family business run by Paul Philippov and me, Eugenia Vlasova.

Words are my primary material. I have been working with words all my life - as a journalist, linguist, writer and translator. I earned an MA in linguistics and Russian language in 2001 and have never regretted the years I spent studying the most beautiful, complex and elegant human invention - language.

I have immigrated to Canada from Russia in 2010, and shortly thereafter I have launched a new online tutoring business, to which I dedicated my blog ProperRussian (in English, see the shop blog link). My new business allowed me to meet people from all over the world, from Japan to Chile, and learn about different cultures. I’ve met many people who shared my passion for languages and I decided to create something good for them.

As a language geek, I know how good it feels talking to someone who is as enthusiastic about languages as you are. Stickers, decals and other souvenirs may help us to find each other in the crowd. As a teacher, I know that visual aid is a powerful learning tool. This is how the idea of the Weeded Words was born.

Please explore our shop and feel free to contact me if you have any specific requests. I hope, you’ll find something helpful for you here, something that resonates with your thoughts and sentiments.