maybe allposters.com isn’t that bad

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:

August 4, 2009. Tags: , . Design, Is this pretty?, Nora. 3 comments.

Vintage Furniture in Greenpoint

Connie and Dom (new roommates) are curating/selling/hosting a sale of vintage mid-century furniture from an old Catholic church and school in Greenpoint. They’re having a sale this coming weekend and an open house on Friday (i’ll be making cupcakes!). Check out more HERE.


July 26, 2009. Tags: , , . Add this to your calendar, Ads we like, Becko, Brooklyn, Design. Leave a comment.

Book posters – my new design want

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:

July 26, 2009. Tags: , , , . Design, Nora, Pretty, Want. Leave a comment.

Herb & Dorothy

I really really want to see this movie about a librarian and a postal worker who collect millions of dollars worth of minimalist/conceptual art in their tiny one bedroom apartment. Looks adorable.

Read the New York Times review of it HERE, below is the trailer.

July 11, 2009. Becko, Design, Museums/ Becky is nerding out again, New York, Pretty, Videos, World saving. Leave a comment.

Probably the best gig poster I’ve ever seen

And I’m not even that big of a Loretta Lynn fan. But seriously.

From F2 Design.

July 6, 2009. Tags: , , . Design, Music, Nora, Pretty, Want. Leave a comment.

love these tiles

July 5, 2009. Tags: . Design, Nora, Pretty, Want. Leave a comment.

Overdue

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.

July 5, 2009. Tags: , , . Design, Is this pretty?, Nora, Pretty. Leave a comment.

Picasso draws with light, 1949

I bought a tripod a while ago to play around with my fancy camera and do stuff like this but I’ve never actually followed through. I’m hoping these pics will help inspire me. From Wooster from LIFE

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June 25, 2009. Tags: , , , . Becko, Design, Pretty. Leave a comment.

12 terrifying pieces of furniture





from nadia from Fast Company. see more here.

June 22, 2009. Tags: . Becko, Design, Do not want. 1 comment.

Shepard Fairey + Lance Armstrong

Shepard Fairey is appently designing bikes, gear, and such for Lance Armstrong. What do ya think?

June 19, 2009. Tags: , , , . Becko, Design, Fashiony. 1 comment.

Blog of the Day: Boutique of the Week

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.

June 17, 2009. Tags: , , , . Blogz, BOD: Blog of the Day, Design, Emily, Fashiony, FYI, New York, Want. 1 comment.

Compy chair

this looks really really usefully

June 11, 2009. Tags: , , . Design, Nora, Pretty, Want, Work. Leave a comment.

Cool rug

this is a cool rug. i want it.

colllorrrsss

from Apartment Therapy

June 11, 2009. Tags: , . Design, Is this pretty?, Nora, Pretty. Leave a comment.

Blog of the Day: StealOurIdeas.com

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

May 27, 2009. Tags: , , , . Ads we like, Becko, Blogz, BOD: Blog of the Day, Design. Leave a comment.

Brooklyn Renegade Craft Fair time!

Renegade Craft Fair

I’m not the craft fair expert of CWL, but I did go to this holiday fair in December and did almost all my Christmas shopping there, so I”m totally down for this in June!  Mark your calendars!  More info here

May 27, 2009. Tags: , , . Add this to your calendar, Brooklyn, Design, Emily, Fashiony, FYI. Leave a comment.

Frank Lloyd Wright via Lego

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.

May 25, 2009. Tags: , , . Crush, Design, FYI, News, Nora, Want, World saving. Leave a comment.

Candles that are ELECTRIFYINGLY cool

Oh I’m hilarious. Check out that awesome headline.

Anyway, these are candlesticks. But they look like plugs. Best.

From here via Apartment Therapy

May 18, 2009. Tags: , . Design, Innernette, Is this pretty?, Nora, Pretty. Leave a comment.

Need a new rug? Meow you don’t!

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:

Only $29! What a steal!

May 18, 2009. Tags: , , , . Design, Do not want, Emily, I can has animals, Is this pretty?, Nora, Not pretty. Leave a comment.

Swedish Furniture Name Generator

Kinda like the Sarah Palin baby name thing.

I’m STJESVANI

May 6, 2009. Blogz, Design, Steph. Leave a comment.

twitter street art

This post has me thinking that maybe we should have a twitter handle for crapwelike…

until we do that feel free to follow me on twitter @beckosays

May 3, 2009. Tags: , , . Becko, Design, World saving. Leave a comment.

Do not want

This isn’t cute. Or even kitschy. It’s just gross.

No thanks, Design Milk.

April 21, 2009. Tags: . Design, Do not want, Fashiony, I can has animals, Is this pretty?, Matate, Nora, Not pretty. Leave a comment.

Nora, you will like

There are so many more pictures.

April 14, 2009. Design, Nora, Pretty, Steph, Want. 1 comment.

I want to be burried in the middle of this circle

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!”

March 27, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Design, Emily, Is this pretty?, Nora, Pretty, Want. Leave a comment.

Blog of the Day: Make Something Cool Everyday

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)

March 20, 2009. Tags: , , , . Becko, Blogz, BOD: Blog of the Day, Design, Pretty. 1 comment.

New headboard for the recession

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:

TA DAA .. it’s made from electrical tape and i think it’s pretty. Via Apartment Therapy. More tape art is coming to the Bklyn museum too.

March 19, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Design, Emily, Want. Leave a comment.