Ok, new favorite blog ever – I found this after a couple clicks around on perfectpandas.com
Oh Shaq! You are the winner!
This website is cute and new and Drew made some pictures for it! His drawings might be my favorities, but ya know, I’m biased. The mastermind behind SMEBT is Sanjay, and here’s his comic which is also great!
Kitten eating Elephant
Baby eating Airplane
more of your nerdy boyfriends here
1. Tally Hall is this band. 2. The band is full of cute boys (which one is your favorite I don’t even know who can pick just one?). 3. These cute boys sing awesome songs that are pop-like and fun. 4. They have a hilarious-super-internet show that Drew briefly participated in dressed as Waldo and he animated some stuffs.
Actually, I saw Tally Hall TWICE this weekend, yeah, really I did – once at the Mercury Lounge in New York and once in Westport, CT. Here they are:
and this might be my favorite new song of theirs, but I love the last CD too.
Do I sound like a fan girl? Pshhhh I’m okay with that. Also these guys are nice and I’ve met them so YEAH i’m THAT COOL. hehe.
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.
.. 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.
if you are reading this Nicholas, I will totally marry you just on the merit of your art….
Galanin is also one of those featured gawker artists btw.
He loves children and the earth.
Maurice Sendak + Arcade Fire + Karen O + Spike Jones
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
I love Luke from this season of The Amazing Race. He’s adorable and is so sweet to his mom. I am watching tonight’s episode twice on DVR, to be honest.
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.”
These are from the World’s Smallest Postal Service and you can send them here . Don’t worry, they won’t get lost in the mail, they come in a bigger envelope (with magnifying glass!). Cute cute!
I think I’ve posted about Sanna Annukka before (she’s great). And lord knows I love Marimekko (I still have those car sheets from when I was a kid). Now, Sanna is designing for Marimekko and it’s like four Ks worth of awesome (get it? There are two Ks in Annukka and two Ks in Marimekko).
Some of Sanna’s stuff:
Some of Sanna’s stuff for Marimekko:
Oh god it’s so pretty
Did you see him on Colbert tonight? So cute in his denim jacket and sassy pants. And talented. Mmm.
ORLA IS DESIGNING FOR TARGETTTTT YAY MY HEAD EXPLODE AAAAH OH MY GOD OH MY GOD IT’S LIKE CHRISTMAS AND MY BIRTHDAY HAD A BABY AND ALL MY DREAMS CAME TRUEEEEEE
FEBRUARY 1 IS THE BEST DAY EVER
Here’s some of the stuff:
I got so excited when I read this I called Dan and basically woke him up with screaming. I’m so fucking excited.
Thanks to Decor8 for this amazing news.
My dad has always loved CBS ‘Sunday Morning’ and I’ve finally admitted to myself that I love it. Today’s episode feature Simon Doonan and Jonathan Adler- two fabulous people who happen to be in love. And are perhaps the coolest couple I’ve ever seen. I love Jonathan’s style and Simon’s, too. And they’re sassy and like the word “moxie” (one of my favorites). Also, Simon just said “I love working in a store. If Virginia Woolf had worked in a store, maybe she wouldn’t have gotten depressed.”
They met on a blind date. ADORABLE. I love Simon because he dresses department store windows. My grandma did that for years and years. And Jonathan is from Jersey and went to Brown and loves bright colors and hippos. And describes his stuff as “very classical but with just a little bit of moxie.”
God I love them. I also love the ‘Sunday Morning” chose to play the clip from ‘Top Design’ where Jonathan tells Preston his flower arrangement “fails kind of on every level.”
Fuck you, Preston.
Ha, no I’m not. But I wish I could make you this:
Well, he doesn’t actually need help, JUST MORE PEOPLE TO LOVE HIM AND DAMN DO I LOVE HIM
This is from Videogum
I heart B+E. It’s Britney, bitch. Warning: this is surprisingly charming.
because Eva Mendes looks smokin’ fuckin’ hawt
from a knicks game last weekend.
they are seriously the cutest. she keeps touching his leg with her heels of death though…
thanks simone. from HERE
Whoops. Guess 27 yr old Jon Favreau should start untagging some questionable pics on his facebook account before he heads to the White House as head speechwriter. The Secretary of State is not gonna be too pleased. I was just saying how cute he is..
these dudes are hilarious. i accidentally found this while procrastinating.
no head necessary. thanks GQ via Jezebel.
THE WALKING, RIDE-ABLE, TALKING, MUSIC-PLAYING TRICERATOPS
Watch these kids have a fucking blast with my future favorite thing in the universe:
KOTA WHY WON’T YOU JUST COME TO MY HOUSE AND LET ME TICKLE YOUR CHIN AND FEED YOU LEAVES??
Can’t handle…the cuteness….
Hey look hey look – it’s the same upside down and right side up! And it’s MY NAME! Yayy yayyy yayyy. Drew made it, look at other cool shit he makes here if you haven’t yet cause it’s a little bit awesome.
I finished Twilight and Nora is on her way into the 4th book in Stephanie Meyer’s series.. and I fully intend to see this movie when it opens. Get yourself to the teen fiction section pronto.
In case you missed NPH in Out magazine.. here is his interview.
Oh, Aaron Peirsol. I am in love.
And congrats on your win. Happy Olympics to all.
ps – can you believe that giant dude who won silver? 6’8″!! whew.
pps – I will not post about Michael Phelps because he drives drunk, sorry.
Ok, I might be live-blogging the Olympics but DAMN Michael Phelps, please sing the anthem when you win gold. THE BRONZE medal dude sang along! Jeeez! I guess it’s SOOO hard to sing that anthem soooo many times.
Nora: “Where’s my gymnastics, twats?”
Also, I still love the THORPEDEO!
Is it strange that I have a crush on the weird, dirty one of the bunch with the annoying voice on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia?
Yeah, and he is married to the super cute waitress on the show. le sigh.
I need more Office in my life. Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica. I think Rainn Wilson is adorable. Is that weird?
My heart is exploding. I love this so much. Also, watch all of this too cause it’s fantastic. Really, all I want to do is watch NPH sing. All day long.
If that clip isn’t working, watch here..
I love Lin-Manuel, I just saw In the Heights last weekend and it was amaaazin. But jokes about balls are always good.
This classic goes out to Vicki.
This always makes me laugh / explains how I feel all the time / I love Paul Rudd.
Also, in case you were wondering, we do have a T-I 89 in our apartment in case you needed one.
need need need need need
Ahhh this is really great! The mom messages are the best best. Now when I hear voicemails, I will be penguinizing everyone in my mind.
Judge me, I dare you.
Victoria: HE IS TERRIBLY CROSS-EYED!
it’s like future desk
My sister alerted me to this store that is full of awesomeness: Poketo. One area of awesomeness that they specialize in is wallets, which I think Emily should definitely look into. Examples below, as well as examples of their sweetass mofo art prints…becky, notice use of bikes…
Also, those are all just $20
now on to prints
I need everything in the new line of Corion by Missoni. Jesus, it’s like someone raided my mind grapes for ideas and then designed some bathrooms. Oh god, I don’t think I’ve ever seen something more aesthetically pleasing for a bathroom in my life.
Ok, so this awesome man designed all the subway signs you see (yes, in helvetica) for NYC. He also designed the holy grail of subway maps, which the City rejected originally because he didn’t make the water blue and the land green, or from something stupid like that (no joke, I read it in NY Mag recently and when I have time, I’ll find it again and add a link). Anyway, Vignelli updated his map, thus making all my dreams come true.
Now Men’s Vogue is selling the prints and I’m totally considering buying one. Here’s from their website:
“Before New York’s familiar convoluted subway map was introduced in 1979, the city relied on the sleek modernist vision of Massimo Vignelli’s indelible 1972 design: each train line represented by a color, each stop by a dot. The plan was as visually utopian as it was elegant — paths running on 45- and 90-degree angles, an understated gray square marking Central Park, and type set in clear Helvetica. It was hailed as an instant classic of graphic design. But it left many feeling stranded. “People expected a map instead of a diagram,” Vignelli, 77, says. “But diagrammatic representation is common practice around the world since the London Underground map of the thirties.” Now, with some urging from Men’s Vogue, Vignelli (along with his team of Yoshiki Waterhouse and Beatriz Cifuentes-Caballero) has updated his famous, ultra-collectible plan, taking into account more than 30 years’ worth of changes. He’s still unwilling to play tour guide: “On purpose we rejected any visual reference to nature or landmarks.” Vignelli released 500 signed limited-edition art prints of the never-before-seen update — available exclusively for Men’s Vogue — with proceeds to benefit Omar Freilla’s nonprofit Green Worker Cooperatives. (The prints sold out on May 1, 2008.) The hope is to get the daily commutes — and aesthetic sensibilities — of New Yorkers back on the right track.”