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I always thought AllPosters.com was kind of just for buying that “Hang in There” poster with the cat, or a glow in the dark Bob Marley poster, but turns out they have some cute shit, like the book posters I posted about recently and these adorable guitar wall decals:
And I kind of like this New York set:
My sister sent me this a few weeks ago, and I should be punished for not posting it immediately. It’s amazing.
At the Bangkok Zoo, people stopped visiting the elephants, because they were more interested in the pandas. So zookeepers did the only logical thing. By which I mean the dumbest, weirdest thing. Here’s how that turned out.
ELEPHANTS AS PANDAS GAHHH
I’m trying to steer clear of bring more gig posters into our apartment, and while searching through Livingetc.com, I came across this:
I’m now totally obsessed with book posters.This is one of my favorites:
These crack me up
…and I love Peter Sagal even more after watching this, his 1988 appearance on Jeopardy:
Dan sent that to me ages ago, but I’m just getting around to posting it now. Nora fail.
Also, I love this story he wrote for the NY Times Magazine in 2007. So adorable.
And I’m not even that big of a Loretta Lynn fan. But seriously.
From F2 Design.
It feels like years since I’ve posted on CWL, so I’m going to make up for it now.
First, let’s look at this kitchen: great color and hardware, no? I think it’s cute.
Is anyone else watching him on Conan right now? Mmmm, not funny. He tells stories worse than I do.
this looks really really usefully
This is the best bag LeSportSac makes, Nora and I can both confirm that. But now it’s DISCONTINUED!! WHYYY?! It is what we’ve called “clown car bag” because so much shit fits in it and it doesn’t even look bulky. Observe below (though this is a pattern I hate):
I even wrote them a damn email. I say lets boycott until Anna is back.
I love me some Frank Lloyd Wright. And I love me some Lego. I mean, who doesn’t? People who don’t love Lego suck.
Anywho, Lego has a new Architecture series, and they’ve got two Frank Lloyd Wright sets on the way. Just a reminder that my birthday is approaching.
The two sets are Fallingwater and The Guggenheim.
Oh I’m hilarious. Check out that awesome headline.
Anyway, these are candlesticks. But they look like plugs. Best.
A few of us here at CWL have moved or moved into new apartments recently, and I for one have been on the hunt for a new living room rug. Well, I should say that I WAS on the hunt until I found this one:
This one you have to “diffuse” to get it to shut up.
This one you have to hit the target.
There’s also my favorite alarm clock, which is when I call Emily when I walk to work from Dan’s house. So I guess, in that case, I’m the alarm clock.
I know I haven’t posted in a really long time. Sorry folks. But here’s this really cool art that Bryan Nash Gill makes by- well – I mean, the pictures kind of explain it.
Speaking of My Little Ponies…
I think my sister Margaret showed me Mari Kasurinen‘s Star Wars-themed My Little Ponies a few months ago, and I really should have posted about them back then. In case it’s not immediately obvious to you, these are the greatest things in the universe. Not just because they’re really cool conceptually, but because they’re spot on. Take, for example, My Little Edward Scissorhands:
That pony has the exact same emotion as Johnny Depp does. Yeah yeah, I know. It’s a My Little Pony that’s dressed up like Edward Scissorhands. Ha ha. But it’s crazy awesome.
Also, the Joker. I know it’s a My Little Pony, but it’s just about as creepy as Heath Ledger was.
Not all of them are dark and creepy. Some are really super funny and sweet:
Heman (Dan’s favorite)
Anyway, these are fantastic. Check out others (Boba Fett, Han Solo, Cewie, The Bride from Kill Bill, Alien, Predator, etc) on Mari’s website.
It looks so peaceful.
This reminds me of when I was a little girl and I used to arrange all my My Little Ponies in a circle around me. And if I was feeling particularly amitious, I’d use my troll dolls, too.
Anyway, this artist (Brooke Inman) uses colored pencils, photographs, markers and other shit to do this. I can just imagine Emily watching me do something like this and saying “You’re stressing me out!”
shoot me in the face please. Because this show is terrible. Seriously. It’s a brain abortion.
So the fantastic (c) Murakami exhibit (which we saw at the Brooklyn Museum) is now in Spain, and I have to say, I loooove how they’re promoting the exhibit on the trains!!
Pictures from Arrested Motion
I’m a big fan of Frank Chimero. His state illustrations are fantastic (when’s New York, Frank? Or Vermont, or Indiana??), and I used to have this inspirational poster as my desktop at work for a while (the “Aw, Damnit” part got to me, eventually). Anyway, Grain Edit interviewed Frank recently, and it’s really fascinating. I’m not even a graphic designer or much of an artist (though I’m known to doodle geometric shapes on notebooks at work).
The whole interview is a great read, but my favorite part is when Frank describes how he comes up with the ideas for the states. Here’s an excerpt:
Here, I’m trying out a few ideas. Something long and curling? An alligator? A fish? A manatee? Nah. That manatee doesn’t look like one. It’s too skinny. Not cowish enough. Doesn’t work well with the shape. The alligator is nice, but too predictable? His legs don’t integrate in very nicely into the shape. A train? Oh. Wow. That’s nice. Maybe we can use the smoke to trail off to the left to fill that difficult space. Ok. Bingo!
So cool. Anyway, Frank also mentions this great video he did for Good Magazine. I hadn’t seen it before and I suggest you watch it both for his great drawings and for the info.
Which, I kind of disagree with. But this shit is fun. I’d say it’s even a little much for me though.
From Apartment Therapy.
So Jonathan Adler designed a real Barbie Dream House in honor of her 50th birthday. And. It’s. Awesome. Photos below from LAist.
LOVE those chairs. More amazing photos here
Wish you could flush potatoes using less water? Well, you’re in luck.
Today is CWL’s 1 year anniversary! In celebration, here are our top three posts most trafficked posts of all time (sorry, definitely not our BEST posts..)
aka – the post about the Verizon guy looking up kind of dirty vids on my work computer including Man With World’s Biggest Penis and this:
#1 – For Liz
Honorable mention goes to this dog is better than michael phelps.
Top search engine referral terms for the year: ed westwick, bulldog puppies, michael phelps, suri cruise, the hills, nom nom nom
in conclusion: Gossip Girl, Suri Cruise and penis vids are the way to go. Here’s to another year of CWL and maybe actually moving over to crapwelike.com.. somedayy, I promise.
We’ve all had awkward moments in an “away bathroom” situation (as Liz Lemon would say), but that’s why everyone should have a toilet with the capacity to flush 3.5 LBS OF DOGFOOD. Gracefully.
I promise it’s worth the headache of clicking this link and letting it load:
but seriously, these are some awesome knock-offs
The Classic: Eames Molded Plastic Rocker from DWR ($479)
The Overstock Knock-off: Vinnie White Cradle Chair from Overstock ($159.99)
The Classic: Nelson Platform Bench – 60 inches long from DWR ($779)
The Overstock Knock-Off: Slat Bench in Black from Overstock ($239.99)
Now your turn:
One of the chairs below is $1,229, the Saarinen Tulip Armless Chairfrom DWR. The other is the Redd White Chair for $169.99 from Overstock.
When yo mamma sits around the house, she sits AROUND THE HOUSE
University of Florida shark researcher George Burgess says the number of reported shark attacks worldwide dipped to a five year low last year.
there is only one solution to this problem. a masked crime spree/dance party:
WHY ARE THEY DOING THIS?!
I mean, I’m not complaining, but there must have been a reason beyond making something I’d love.
Emily says “I’m really into Colbert minus glasses.”