Sunday, August 29, 2010


I'm so tired that I'm not entirely sure this post will make sense to those not inside my brain. But we'll try it out anyway. 

Pretty funny.

Spanish Coffee in Tokio Tortoise
Obviously how cool I would look in them.
Unfortunately this brand is not for sale anywhere near the mid-west (Maybe in about 5 years? Who knows, we don't even have an H&M in this joint yet.) but you can buy them online (soon, hopefully).
In the process
You wouldn't believe me if I told you. Read for yourself.
This is only $20!? Dibs.

  1. You’re lying through a hole in your head.
  2. I’ve heard better ones from a horse with lockjaw.
  3. They should have called themselves the tea bags. They were always getting in hot water.
  4. He’s so tiny that if he fell into a bowl of alphabet soup, he couldn’t throw out an SOS.
  5. Make like a drum and beat it.
Funny, right?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

I'm a Maniac

A blogging maniac.

This is my THIRD post in like...24 hours. Insane.

But I really just want to share these dresses by Thread Social on Gilt. REALLY unfortunate that they're each over $200. 

Also unfortunate is the cost of these pants and and shirt. But they're soooo pretty.

Posters, Prints, Projects

I fully intend to (someday) post some of my own work, but for now I'm just going to stick to passing on inspiration I've found.

Sculptural Photography
"Sculptural Photography" is a collaboration between photographer Szymon Roginski and Kasia Korzeniecka and I absolutely love it. I mean first of all, Szymon's photographs are beautiful, and the way they're folded and then layered just puts them over the top. I can't stop staring. 

The Heidelberg Project is "the result of artist Tyree Guyton's 24-year-strong mission to inspire a fading community" (Cool Hunting) in a Detroit neighborhood. 

Sam Winston's Made Up True Stories. I don't think I even need to say anything, but I just love the way Winston incorporates words and/or numbers into a lot of his work. 

Movie poster featuring Joaquin Phoenix...what a beast.
I love the way Joaquin Phoenix looks on the poster for his new movie I'm Still Here. What a nutso. Plus I've heard the movie is supposed to be pretty insane (something about sexual harassment lawsuits?) Which only makes me want to see it more.

Today, I had my first day of Printmaking class. Which I'm pretty excited about so I immediately started researching prints (I did get distracted by this post pretty quickly though...) and these are some that I especially liked. Maybe I will be able to post my own prints by the end of the semester. Maybe.

Lonely Sentinel by Irving Amen
Fishing Boats by Irving Amen
A Dog by Tommy Matejka
Oooook kiddies, I'm off to class. Have a good day!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

One More Thing...

I am in love with these chairs from Uglycute. Maybe they don't look like the most comfortable things, but those are reindeer hides for Christ's sake. How cool is that?
Yellow Reindeer Chair
Pink Reindeer Chair

Blogs, Bills, Books, Bed

Since starting my own blog, I've become increasingly aware of (and enthralled with) other blogs. In fact, a good majority of what I post here are things I've read about on other blogs. These are some of the recent additions to my ever-growing list. 

XYXX is a photoblog (introduced to me by It's Nice That) which describes itself as "A visual conversation between two iphones and two lovers." And it's kind of amazing. I'm not usually one for emotions and sappy things like that, but I think this is superbly romantic. I know, barf, I'm sorry.

Yvan Rodic
Yvan Rodic is another photoblog I've recently been introduced to (this time by a friend of mine via Facebook). Not only do I want this dress, but this blog makes me wish I were Scandinavian even more than I already did.

I'm pretty sure I came across this on Twitter (but as those who know me can attest, my memory sucks big time) and I gotta say, I'm a fan. An entry for the redesign of dolla dolla bills
5 dollas by Dowling Duncan

A bookcase by Lateral Architecture
This just seems like more fun than a normal bookcase. Plus I bet it doesn't take too long to assemble...

Pretty much every night, I get in my bed and I think to myself "I should really blog about how much I love my bed." And then, well, I don't. 
Adorable bed set

You see, I have a double bed, but when I went comforter shopping I found this adorable (and on sale) comforter set by Liberty of London for Target. The only problem was that it was a king size set. I mean it wasn't really a problem because I just bought it anyway. This means that my blanket is big enough for me to wrap my whole body in it and then use the excess to snuggle with. It's perfect.
Liberty of London is pretty awesome in general.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Thinking out Blog

Random Flickr favorites via UO blog
This is what I wish my hair looked like on a daily basis.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Theater Thursday

Allllrighty, I know I may have promised at least one of my readers (Lulu) a very special post about the great state of Wisconsin and all that it has to offer, but that is just going to have to wait. Mostly because I'm going back to good old WI in about a week and would like to save all of the amazing (read:tacky and badly taken) photographs for one mega post. Because that is just how I roll.

So instead, I'm going to share some videos with you. Now, I've never posted a video on this beast before, so get ready for the ride of your life. Just kidding, you won't really be able to witness the inevitable hours it is going to take me to figure this shit out.

Well, turns out it only took about three minutes. Lucky me, I'm a genius. So here's the first thing I want to share...

Tempus II from Philip Heron on Vimeo.
This is 7 minutes of things being smashed in slow motion (discovered via GOOD's Twitter, I highly suggest it). It's pretty entertaining.

This reminded me of a video I found while I was interning at the ILN in London (don't ask me what they do, I'm not real sure) and I had quite a bit of free time on my hands. Plus I was all over the internet collecting contact information and often I got sidetracked. And anyway, this is something I found while working. Don't tell my bosses.

It's well, cupcakes.

So those were meant sort of as previews leading up to what is next: THE MAIN EVENT!
This is my new favorite video, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On. Enjoy.

MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON from Dean Fleischer-Camp on Vimeo.

Loved it, didn't you?

Anywhoser, being the online wanderer that I am, I had to check out the website of the guy who directed this, because obvi the rest of his stuff is probably as great. And well, I didn't actually get a chance to watch all of it (because I'm at my job at a library and it's frowned upon, fun suckers) but I DID watch this trailer for a weird-ass show called Food Party on a channel called IFC (which I've never even heard of). I don't really get it, but I sure as hell want to watch it after seeing this beast. According to Dean Fleischer's website, it will "melt your pussy off" so maybe you shouldn't watch it. I dunno, I think I'll risk it.

And now I'm going to close up this god forsaken library of hell, go home and watch the rest of the stuff on his website. And so should you. And then I'm going to figure out what the H IFC is (besides obviously International Fighting Championship) and watch all their shows. I also plan to make a pizza, if you must know.

PS - stay tuned for Wisconsin fun!
PPS - Accidental penises. In case your pussy melts off and you need genitalia to replace it.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I know, I know....

...this is the first time I've posted anything in about a decade, but seriously, I'M A BUSY PERSON!

Just kidding, I'm just sort of lazy. And now I have 3 million things I want to tell everyone and it's going to take about 5 new posts to get through it all. So here goes.

So first off, I just want to say that I think the reason I don't update this beast as often as I should is because I make too much of the process. I open about a million tabs and save a million pictures to my desktop and then I begin to write. And by that time I'm basically worn out and in need of a nap. So from now on, I'm going to do my very best to update as soon as I have something to say, instead of waiting for 100 things to accumulate and then getting around to it a week later. Phew, glad that's off my chest...
But ANYWAY. The point of telling you that was to introduce a genius thing that would make my uber multi-tabbed life MUCH easier. And that is Tab Candy. Soon, Tab Candy will be a function of Mozilla Firefox that allows you to visualize, organize and prioritize your tabs much more effectively. Therefor making my life a little sweeter. Can't wait for the full version to be ready!

Weird, eh?
Ok, that was A LOT of words, so let's get to something less boring: pictures.
 This lil gem is brought to you by Learn Something New Every Day, a project started by UK design studio Young, and there's plenty more where that came from so check it out. Now.

Handmade leather brogues for $40?!
I came across these lovely shoes via the OU blog. They are from an Etsy shop called Golden Ponies and all the shoes are hand made to order. Which is pretty classy. Plus they're freakin adorable.

I mean UrbanOutfitters has some pretty awesome shoes for sale of their these cloth Mary Janes that are 2 pairs for $20.
Now on to other things...

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This one goes out to all of my "grown up" friends with "real" jobs and alll of that nonsense. This is a blog about being a grown up. Kind of. It is super cute though...check it out.

Dating is a large part of being a grown up (I think...) and this handy flow chart will help you out if you ever are skeptical about the how socially acceptable your date-of-choice is. The article that goes along with it (a column called The Non-Expert) is really funny too. These are all via The Morning News, an online magazine published every weekday, and I like it.

Tiny sculptures
Yep, those are sculptures made out of pencil lead (I mean graphite) done by someone with extremely high levels of craftsmanship and more patience than I have the patience to think about. 
The site's in a different language, but the pictures are pretty!

And Now....
the moment you've all been waiting for: my decision of Halloween costume. 
That's right, I'm going to be a dinosaur. And it's a onesie. Best combination ever. Don't worry, they have other animals too, check them out at
(and then let me know if you want in...they're from the UK so shipping costs as much as a puppy)

Congrats Reader! You've made it to the end of this long-as-hell post. As a reward you get some sound advice from a wise source:

Have a good day!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Trendy Tuesdays

Ittt's Tuesday! Trendy Tuesday (actually at this point it's technically Wednesday, but I started this post on Tuesday so it still counts) to be exact. I'm not sure how long I can keep up the alliterations, but I guess we'll find out!

Kicking off my very first Trendy Tuesday new favorite blog: Man Repeller
This blog focuses on how *some* trends in high fashion seem not to attract men. For example, harem pants and jeggings. Not only does this lady have a pretty bitchin sense of style (even if it does repel men) but she is also hilarious. I highly recommend it.

Next up is Gilt.
Gladiators by Madison Harding
Now I'm pretty sure I've mentioned Gilt before (the website that does huge sales of rulll expensive things so that they're slightly less expensive...). And Gilt has turned me on to only about a million designers that I now am lusting after and definitely cannot afford. Not even a little bit. Just today, they sent me a notification of shoe sales from Madison Harding, Dolce Vita, and Boutique 9. Below are some of my favorite pics of the bunch.

Bitchin' open-toed, lace-up booties by Madison Harding

Oxfords by Boutique 9 (Nine West)
Some buckled booties for my fake life by Dolce Vita

And black flats, for my real life, also by Dolce Vita.
Gilt also does a fine job of finding amazing clothing, for example Ever.
I mean, just look at these dresses:

So the moral of this story so far is that I NEED to become rich very very soon. 

Moving is my new fave accessories brand, Matt and Nat
So this is less exciting than some of their other items, but I'm really digging the squareness of the backpack. Plus that chain thing? Nice.
I'm also pretty in love with the way these studs are kind of jumbled. Rough but playful.
Aaand another studded clutch, because how could you possibly only have one.
Their jewelry is also pretty fab. I seriously considered actually buying some. Aand then I didn't.
While we're on the subject of necklaces, why don't we just hop right on over to Cursive Design which I found through Urban Outfitter's blog (which, as I mentioned yesterday, I'm in love with). 
The blog featured this necklace
Force Field necklace
and now I'm showing it off as well because it is obvi pretty awesome. What could possibly beat crystals and neon string? Nuthin.

And for our big finale, I'd like to share with you some fashion for your laptop.
Sweaters for your laptop!
The Post Family creates these adorably cozy sweaters for laptops out guessed it...old sweaters. I'm a fan of the retro look and I just may buy one. Or I might make a trip to the Church Mouse and make one my damn self.

Ok kiddies, that's all I have for today. But two posts in two days?? This is like a job or something.