The Powerhouse museum is putting together an exhibit on Australia in the 1980’s and have created a blog to assist with their research. It’s pretty awesome. There are great music videos, tv shop clips, old video games, etc. I can’t stop watching the Adam Ant video from the first post this morning. Get it HERE.
i’ve done similar things – my AC installation methods have involved used bricks, towels and magazines, but i made it work! more super-helpful fixing strategies here.
This is our pal Steve’s blog – and I loved his last post on the top five NYC subway ads:
Dr. Zizmor and 1888 Margarita are classics – but this may be my favorite
..about which the BoHF says “Good cause, but scary. I wonder if the person who got his eyes knows all the gruesome shit they saw on Law and Order.”
love that. see all five here.
more of your nerdy boyfriends here
This blog might only be interesting to the Museum Studies and Library and Information Science crowd, but Suggested Donation is an great blog about museum and archive related things in NYC and beyond. I’m a little jealous that I don’t have my own museum blog but I know I wouldn’t be able to keep up on the museum news like these kids, nor could I design such a snazzy website. Instead, I’ll just direct you to their blog. enjoy.
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 blog confused me at first because I thought it was called “What Chuck Whore.” Now I realize that it’s actually a blog dedicated the fashion of Chuck Bass on GossipGirl which is actually a subject entirely worthy of its own blog. Congrats to the costume designers or wardrobe people or whatever they’re called. Check it out HERE. Also I love the blog’s tagline “…why does he wear so much purple?”
Plenty of good ideas here that you can steal. Take these for example… (im pretty sure the last one already exists)
And find more HERE
.. very much in the same style as CWL, I love this blog and I think it’s sweet. This guy says: “Sometimes Mr. Internet shows me stuff I’m sure my girlfriend (“Roo”) will like. Rather than put it all in my main tumblelog, or send her multiple emails a day, I’ll post them here. Maybe you’ll like them, too.” And it’s stuff like this!
I love all these things! Which means, I am this guy’s girlfriend? Well I guess not, but his girlfriend certainly has good taste. More here.
Even though I’ve seen a couple of these videos/pics before, there are still a lot of funny cat videos that were new to me and that makes this site catriffic.
Cats are always up to something. This blog offers documentary proof of their possibly sinister activities: photos and videos of cats behaving in odd, suspicious, devious and destructive ways.
See more HERE
i think i have sent a few texts that could have made it on this blog...
(305): go do what you do best…puke behind churches
(813): Tell me I did not drive one hour for whiskey dick
(336): I just pynch a tree in the fac
(313): Partly cloudy chance of praying to the porcelin god
(205): I just wish we had the ability to download food from our TVs.
Billed as “Where self-important tweets get the recognition they deserve,” this site lets you vote on how douchey some tweets are by awarding back pats. Some of my faves below:
@StefanPommepuy is having a private OPEN HOUSE at his $6M Hollywood Hills house. wine & hors d’oeuvres! Invitation only. so email to RSVP, & for address 🙂
@triciagoyer I have 53 more pages to read on The Swiss Courier galleys. The book is hard to put down … even when I wrote it!
@MKReflections I make multi-million $ decisions on a regular basis — why is it soooo difficult to decide what to do with my hair?
more self-involvement here
answer trivia questions once a day to donate free dog and cat food on freekibble and freekibblekat
Яolcats: English Translations of Eastern Bloc Lolcats
I just picked a few to put on the blog but there are a bunch and they are so so good.
-His lethargic display of apathy and lack of industry is shameful!
-It is a legitimate response to the harsh and inconsequential nature of being. I celebrate his tenacity!
Commissar Markov has long been a loyal party member, but I fear his growing influence in state policy. Perhaps it is time to cash in a favor from my friends at the Kremlin.
Submit with honor, and you will earn a proper burial among your fathers!
looking for some inspiration? this is an amazing blog with new images/art made everyday by this dude (Brock Davis?). below are some of my faves so far in 2knine. (there is a flickr pool too for make something everyday – here)
Post something here: http://www.fmylife.com/. I might have to write them about my commute to work on Monday when it was really snowy.
Ohhh, THAT’S why! More gross foods here.
for serious. this is gold kit’s real blog. look, the address is www.goldkit.com/blog.asp!
for all of you who don’t know what gold kit is, it’s those people on tv commercials all the time asking you to mail your extra gold to them in an envelope. because we all have extra gold lying around… i didn’t watch this year but i heard they had a commercial in the superbowl– or maybe i’m thinking cash4gold. whatever. same difference. this service would be great if you were a pirate or you wanted to cash in last year’s grill like these people below. the blog appears to mostly feature food with gold in it and white people wearing grillz. enjoy.
i don’t know if this actually counts as a blog (it’s blog-like) but several people sent this to me (including exintern dan who posted it on his gchat status message first and therefore “wins”). beautiful little set of photos from cristopher niemann of tiny things made out of legos that remind him of nyc.
check more here
all charts and venn diagrams on little index cards. its the stuff you know ( i think the word im looking for is common sense) put into graph form which makes it funny. check it out HERE.
I like this blog because it features dog shit and general happenings around my neighborhood and others in BK (but mostly Greenpoint). Here is the about page…
As you can probably deduce from the title of this blog, I live in Green Brownpoint, Brooklyn. During my one block trek to the Franklin Corner Store one April day (in 2006) to get a sandwich, I was astonished at the sheer quantity of dog shit I encountered.
Green Street is not the easiest sidewalk to negotiate: the sidewalks are uneven and pock-marked with holes. Dodging piles of dog shit every five feet does not make this task any easier, much less when carrying delicious Cuban sandwiches. It was during this adventure through Poopland that I had the following epiphany:
1. This is ridiculous.
2. I wonder if the people who see fit to use my block as a pissoir would like it if I took a shit in the middle of their living room? Probably not.
3. This is like walking through a fucking mine field, so maybe…
4. if Queen Noor (and Lady Diana before her) can lobby against the use of land mines, perhaps I can raise awareness about the plague of unattended dog shit in my neighborhood. Call me the Dog Shit Queen of Greenpoint New York Shitty. I’ve been called worse.
What you can expect this blog to feature:
1. Dog shit. When I see dog shit I will:
A. Take a picture of it
B. Make note of the date and the location of said bowel movement
2. Generate “Crap Maps” as I see fit. These maps will reflect the data I compile (as outlined in #1) and will (hopefully) provide an easy reference for anyone who wants to know where worst (s)hit areas are— and perhaps even where the worst offenders live. It is prudent to assume that if these dog owners are too lazy to clean up their own dog shit, they probably do not take much time walking their dogs in the first place.
3. If and/or when I find a particularly choice specimen (READ: a particularly LARGE, sculptural or just plain repulsive bowel movement), it will be showcased as “The Dung of the Day”.
I am accepting submissions from the public. Greenpoint, Park Slope (as if), Williamsburg, Bushwick, Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, Red Hook (especially Red Hook— I like Red Hook almost as much as I like Greenpoint!) or anywhere else in New York Shitty.
It’s much more than dogshit though, it’s funny signs, featured restaurants, neighborhood gossip, cat photos, etc.
i don’t know how i missed this blog before now but i was reading an online article about different fashion blogs and they mentioned this really cute french one along with my longtime fave, the sartorialist. it’s called garance dore- i can’t read french but the pics are great.
My friend just started a blog. You should read and enjoy it.
My sis sent this to me. She really liked the sleepy bear and how its nose got all scrunched up. I feel like I can really identify with these animals because I’ve done this in class, meetings and on the bus so many times before.
Santa, plz bring me a gorilla this Christmas. More baby zoo animals HERE!
As of this morning, I’m obsessed with the ill doctrine blog (or vlog, whatever…) This guy makes witty videos about hiphop and politics mostly but I recommend his post on Wal-E as well. The ludacris/obama and “no homo” posts are also awesome. Here is one on hipster rap (think lilmama)…
Vodpod videos no longer available.
There aren’t many but the ones they do have are good…
see more HERE
Thanks to Lucy for showing me this blog.
I haven’t done blog of the day in a while but this one was particularly awesome.
There are so many. They go on forever…. check out more of em here.
My sister just left for a Fulbright in Sri Lanka and has already started a blog. She’s moving to a city called Kandy. How awesome does that sound? Read about it here: http://alisonkandyland.wordpress.com/
I will most definitely do another post after she goes to the BABY ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE.
My new favorite blog – FUCK YEAH SHARKS. Margaret’s recommendation – It’s like LOL cats but it’s fucking sharks.
I just want a wrinkle-faced dog RIGHT NOWWWWWWW. Upside Down Dogs !!!
cool covers and interesting mashups with weird pics/videos. it doesn’t really make sense but you can score some cool tunes for free. ch ch ch check it.
last night i went to bed at 2am, woke up at 4am-ish and have been spending the last hour playing on the internet. anyone know a cure for insomnia?
It’s called thenewgay.net (whatever you do, do not type .com…trust me). I just read a hilarious and oh-so-true post on the perks of being single by DC’s Other Steph. The part that hit home hardest for me was the last point: You Don’t Have to Worry About Disappointing Your Whole Entire Family When You Break Up With Them
“It is, however, a bummer for those of you whose parents are more proud of your sig nif’s accomplishments than your own. If only you had won all those trophies. If only you had gotten your PhD and learned how to play the upright bass. Too bad, just don’t break up.”
I think I listed this site once before, but I’m having a slow day and I think it’s worthy of its own post. ffffound.com is a really great site to go to for inspiration. People are constantly tagging and posting new interesting images on the site so you can sit all day and reload and new images will continue to pop up- and you can follow images threads according to user and theme (sounds complicated- just try it).
ps. I don’t know if anyone has noticed but this is my 4th straight post in a row. I’m blogging to procrastinate for my reading for my class tomorrow. any procrastination/concentration tips would be appreciated.
On the Street…Dip Dye, Williamsburg, NY
“I’ve noticed the recent trend of dip dye fabrics moving from the runways (i.e. Bernard Willhelm SS08) to the streets. This chic woman pulls off this wonderful dress with some unexpected brown boots.”
It’s Sartorialist for cats!
For some reason I’ve been really mentally slow today- feels like I drank a bottle of nyquil last night. Here is the best I could do for BOD. There are better, longer entries…check it out here.
I don’t mean to be rude, but these liberels are D-U-M-B. On the site dailykos, there is some yahoo claiming that I am wrong about when the pledge of allegience was written. I pointed out in 2006 that the pledge was written by our founding fathers in the 18th century. Well, guess when it was written you dumba**es- in 1892.
Word of advice liberels- GET A BRAIN.
Some of these stories are funny.. some are just ok, but Spoiler alert! No one does i.t.
ps- this was our 700th post. Woo!
Photo shoots of cool apartments that belong to cool people in NYC, BK, and LA. I totally snagged some decorating ideas from these fools. The Selby.
I like getting decorating ideas from homes that are actually being lived in, as opposed to showrooms, design mags, etc. It’s refreshing to see cute homes with everyday shit lying around and a little bit o dirt.
Apparently this girl is 12 years old and yet writes a witty, cute fashion blog. I totally recommend clicking around it. It’s inspiring me to go through the back of my closet to revamp the old things i love but don’t wear anymore. Thanks Tavi!
From Style Rookie
Those two annoying and forgetable Project Runway designers are actually a couple. The video doesn’t work for me, but I don’t have sound anyway. Let me know if it’s at all amusing. Anyone think that the designers this year haven’t been all that impressive?
And for my own attempt at BOD: The Onion AV Club does a really good Project Runway recap . I like how they make fun of Jennifer: “Jennifer was delusional about her own aesthetic right to the end: ‘I brought something different to Project Runway … with my surrealism.’ That word doesn’t mean what you think it means, Jennifer.”
I just realized Jennifer could read this, and now I feeel bad. Sorry, Jennifer.
(I also love Tim’s Take..obvs).
My friend Steve’s blog. It’s still in the process of being finished but the polaroids are totally worth checking out. I’m sure there will be tons more cool pics up soon. A great photographer that Steve is. Also- check out the rad mixes.
I think this is one of Molly’s favorite food blogs. I remember her reading it freshman year of college when we lived together. It’s one of the better food blogs I have read, though I admit that I don’t cook much. Check it out…
Check out this post on edible wallpaper here.
Now that’s some crap I like. Especially the donuts. Nora can have the stickers. But, this blog is super cool and is now making it into Becko’s BOD feature, which we have sucked at keeping up. I think Nora might really like this site’s stuff on design and graphics, (you had me at font alert!) .. and also the Renegade Craft fair recap. I really like this post of animals made of letters (another two of my favorite things!!)
Obvs., that one is for Nora. From Bembo’s Zoo.
Your Guide to Free Booze
This is more of a mailing list than a blog but I thought I would post it anyways. It truly is your guide to free booze in the city. My Open Bar gives you a weekly schedule of promo events and parties with hella cheap drink deals or open bar. It also rates the events and provides clever little blurbs ala vice do’s and dont’s to help you decide whether they’re worth the effort. I feel like this would really come in handy when you have a guest in town and you don’t know what to do with them.
ps. i really like the banner art by Hope Gangloff. Check out her site here.
Cool musuem/library/information science blog. HERE.
I’ll be attending a museum anthropology graduate program in the fall and am getting excited. I was looking at interesting museum blogs today and found this awesome one written by Richard Urban, an library/information science doctoral student. I especially liked the social tagging post. Enjoy!