Ephemera, 'items of collectable memorabilia', is stuff that is usually meant for short term use, like the little plastic models that came in the bottom of cereal boxes, which usually ends up getting broken, chewed by the dog, or just chucked out.
Gestalten is a company that has offices in Berlin, London, New York, and Tokyo, that publish books, that 'document and anticipate vital design movements'. They sell fonts, art prints, design services, sketch books, 2 calendars with various artists represented, posters, t-shirts and paper gun model kits!
Emigre, Inc. is a digital type foundry, publisher and distributor of graphic design related software and printed materials based in Northern California.
Emigre holds exclusive license to over 300 original typeface designs created by a roster of contemporary designers. They also sell photos and prints, ceramics and wrapping paper.
Typotheque, from the Netherlands, is both a graphic design studio and a type foundry publishing and distributing original Latin and non-Latin fonts. They also sell t-shirts with a sense of humour.
Another typography outfit is Underware, situated in Den Haag, Helsinki, and Amsterdam, and they have radio show called Typeradio. 'Type is speech on paper, Typeradio is speech on type.' They use the programs to enquire into typography, and the programs are podcast, at www.typeradio.org. They also have glow in the dark posters, a blue 7 inch proto rock single, an australian poster magazine, called Is Not, that gets pasted to walls in Melbourne.
A type specimen book of theirs is called Read Naked, and is sauna proof, a real must!
And finally Shepard Fairey, the designer made famous by his 'Obey Giant' and 'Obama Hope' posters, has for sale an 11 inch vinyl toy, called Mr.Spray. He is a grumpy looking spray can man, holding an 'obey' stencil.
There is so much possibility out there...