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
If you really love True Blood (like I do) and you want to drink some bloodlike stuff while you watch, you’re in luck! They are going to make it a real (not actually blood) beverage – the NYT says so. Sort of gross right? But how fun would it be to have a True Blood party and drink that stuff and then bite people. FUNSIES!
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:
And I’m not even that big of a Loretta Lynn fan. But seriously.
From F2 Design.
more of your nerdy boyfriends here
Found this blog’s author on Yelp – but it’s totally awesome and I think it will re-vamp my shopping in the city. Here she reviews one of my favorite boutiques in the city, Pippin – where I found my clocky and favorite topaz ring.
“Pippin Vintage Jewelry is like entering a flea market without the haggling patrons and piles of junk. With vintage pieces discovered mainly on the East Coast, this boutique offers a variety of affordable items from pearl strands, brass watches, turqoise rings and even clip-on earrings. Their eclectic collection spans from the pre-1900s to the 1980s, but they also have some re-worked pieces like Victorian jacket buttons made into rings (around $40). Their prices are affordable and not typical of Manhattan, with the range from $1-$200+. You can find a great necklace or ring for $25, and the higher-end diamonds and rubies are displayed inside the glass case.
Pippin has enough eccentric pieces that you can make your own creation, like antique keys that could be added to a long layering necklace, or pins that could double as barrettes. When looking through the packed store, make sure to take some time and open the shallow drawers filled with random extras that cost less than $5 and make you feel like you you’ve discovered a treasure at the bottom of the bargain bin (without the actual rummaging).
Jewelry is not their only specialty, they also have a wide variety of accessories including vintage bags, clutches, belts, scarves, gloves, hats, and more, such as a cosmetic carved mirror from a 1920s Norwegian cruise ship ($30). Also check out their vintage home goods store next door, where you can find Bauhaus vases, 1950s Coca-Cola crates, and even obscure black-and-white photos for $1.”
Now that you know my jewelry secret shopping spot (located on 17th St. between 6th & 7th) go here for more ideas from this blog.
this looks really really usefully
My friend Ryan’s doggie niece has been nominated as the dog of the day on Purina.com. Vote for her. She’s a rescue dog and afraid of bicycles.
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.
OK great, cause I want these:
the ultimate swine flu protection???
thanks, stumble-upon. more knitty magic here.
I agree with most of them, including
#771 Waking up before your alarm clock and realizing you’ve got lots of sleep time left
I love this print so much, I told Vicki I wanted to put it in our new apartment. Should I?? Not sure. At any rate, Brandon Bird’s stuff is hilarious and great. It’s sort of like my love for animals doing things they aren’t supposed to (like ride a bike!), only it’s celebrities doing things you wouldn’t imagine (like be a lame Sega loser..) more here!
.. in Des Moines famed bulldog beauty contest aka my dreams.
Porterhouse (the handsome dog in pic number one) had finished in 2nd place the last two years, so congrats for making it to the big time!! Now I just have to stop myself from googling ‘adopt bulldog puppies’ for the rest of the day. Damnit. Pics via Jezebel.
He loves children and the earth.
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.
via nadia via michael (i think)
kinda catchy and very adorable.
Drew does a pretty good “Mother darling.”
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!”
Maurice Sendak + Arcade Fire + Karen O + Spike Jones
I have wanted a headboard for a WHILE but probably am not going to spend hundred of dollars on that at the moment. Nora, I’m suprised you haven’t posted this already:
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.
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.
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.
i’m putting this question out to the blogosphere…
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.”
Hi Andrew Holder. You’re pretty cool. Maybe I’ll buy some of your prints.
I really really like these.
BBC, you’ve done it again (actually, Hannah, you sent me this video over a year ago, but I’m only appreciating it now).