Pandaphants. They’re hilarious.

My sister sent me this a few weeks ago, and I should be punished for not posting it immediately. It’s amazing.

From BuzzFeed:

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

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August 2, 2009. Tags: , . I can has animals, News, Nora, Pretty, Want, World saving. Leave a comment.

Pie on a stick!

I like this description of these delish looking pies on sticks ‘Pies to go. Work friendly, Driving friendly, Boyfriend friendly, Cellulite friendly, and embarrassment free pie pops.’

Many more photos here.

July 29, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Eat this, Emily, Pretty. 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.

Mmmyyyyy hearrrrrtttttt

So maybe it’s because Em and I watched some “Say Yes to the Dress” tonight, but it might also just be that this video is fucking awesome. Thanks to Dan for showing it to me.
Also, dare you not to be crying by the end.

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: CZ WAS AT THIS WEDDING. YOU CAN SEE HER AND HER MOM TOWARDS THE BACK. HER SISTER IS ONE OF THE BRIDESMAIDS – “the scrawny one in the red dress with shorter curly hair!”

aaaaaaaaahhhh

July 24, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Crush, Dan, Emily, Music, Nora, Pretty, Videos, World saving. 3 comments.

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.

Yinka Shonibare exhibition opens at BK Museum today

I’m a big fan of Yinka Shonibare and am really really excited to see the exhibition that opens today. Some of the pieces are a bit more graphic than the one above but the victorian costumes made of Dutch wax prints are totally worth seeing. Apparently when Shonibare showed up for the official preview, he arrived with two friends in victorian drag. See here

From the BK Museum website

June 26–September 20, 2009
Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 4th Floor

Period Rooms, 4th Floor
Robert E. Blum Gallery, 1st Floor

This exhibition is a major midcareer survey of work by the UK-based Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE. Shonibare’s artwork explores contemporary African identity and its relationship to European colonialism through painting, sculpture, installation, and moving image. Shonibare is best known for his work with visual symbols, especially the richly patterned Dutch wax fabric produced in Europe for a West African market that he uses in a wide range of applications. His tableaux of headless mannequins costumed in this fabric evoke themes of history and its legacy for future generations. Through these works he explores the complex web of interactions, both economic and racial, that reveal inequalities between the dominant and colonized cultures of Europe, Asia, and Africa. A site-specific installation created for this presentation titled Mother and Father Worked Hard So I Can Play will be on view in several of the Museum’s period rooms.

Another site-specific installation, Party Time—Re-Imagine America: A Centennial Commission by Yinka Shonibare MBE,  will be on view at the Newark Museum in Newark, New Jersey, from July 1, 2009, to January 3, 2010, in the dining room of the museum’s 1885 Ballantine House. 

June 26, 2009. Tags: , , . Add this to your calendar, Becko, Brooklyn, Museums/ Becky is nerding out again, Pretty. 1 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.

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: What Chuck Wore

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?”

Thanks Nadia

May 28, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Becko, Blogz, BOD: Blog of the Day, Fashiony, New York, Pretty, TV. 1 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.

Blog of the Day: Stuff My Girlfriend Likes

.. 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.

May 18, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Blogz, BOD: Blog of the Day, Crush, Emily, I can has animals, Innernette, Pretty. Leave a comment.

These two videos will rock your world and yeah, fuck you, one is Taylor Swift

So, these two videos are awesome. Yeah, one is Taylor Swift’s video for her song about how much she loves her mom. It makes me think about watching home videos with my dad. I love doing that. So yeah, here’s the video that will make you cry, but don’t worry, there’s a video that will make you laugh your balls or ovaries off that I posted after it.

So here’s the video that’s hilarious and probably the best video ever. So best it’s the best of everything.

May 7, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Crush, I can has animals, Music, Nora, Pretty, Videos, Want, World saving. Leave a comment.

invisible car

from wooster….

Sara Watson, a design student studying drawing at the University of Central Lancashire, spent three weeks taking a battered old Skoda and making it “disappear” by painting it so that it blends in with the surrounding area.

The BBC reports that the car is now being used as advertising for the local recycling firm that donated the vehicle.

May 4, 2009. Tags: , . Becko, Pretty, World saving. 1 comment.

Porterhouse takes the trophy!

.. 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.

April 21, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Emily, I can has animals, Pretty, Want. Leave a comment.

Even more reasons to love Paul Rudd

He loves children and the earth.

April 18, 2009. Tags: . Crush, Pretty, Steph, TV, Want, World saving. Leave a comment.

wood prints

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.

So beautiful. More info here. Via DesignVerb.

April 14, 2009. Tags: , , . Nora, Pretty, Want. 2 comments.

Nora, you will like

There are so many more pictures.

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

This is what I dream

Eames dreams

April 13, 2009. Tags: , , . Nora, Pretty. Leave a comment.

Grey Gardens the movie … Cannot Wait!

Drew does a pretty good “Mother darling.”

March 28, 2009. Add this to your calendar, Pretty, Steph, TV, Want. Leave a comment.

The coolest My Little Ponies you will ever see

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.

March 27, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Nora, Pretty, Want, World saving. 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.

Christ this looks good

Maurice Sendak + Arcade Fire + Karen O + Spike Jones

March 25, 2009. Crush, Pretty, Steph, Want. 2 comments.

this is what it looks like when kittens giggle

Via Zooborns

March 24, 2009. Tags: , , . I can has animals, Is this pretty?, Nora, Pretty. Leave a comment.

New Improv Everywhere makes me happy

Emily: I love watching New Yorkers’ cold hearts melt.

March 24, 2009. Tags: , . Nora, Pretty, Viral, Want, World saving. 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.

We need this for the Idiotarod next year

Luxury!

From my new favorite Chair Blog

March 17, 2009. Tags: , , . Nora, Pretty, Want. Leave a comment.

chuga chuga chuga CHOO CHOO: All Aboard the Murakami Train!!!

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

March 15, 2009. Tags: , , . Nora, Pretty, Want, World saving. 1 comment.

Grain Edit’s interview with Frank Chimero

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.

March 15, 2009. Tags: , , , . Crush, News, Nora, Pretty, Videos, Want, Work, World saving. 1 comment.

Apparently, rugs are back in as wall hangings

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.

March 15, 2009. Tags: , , . Nora, Pretty. Leave a comment.

Oh man, Barbie + JONATHAN ADLER = MY dream house

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

March 12, 2009. Tags: , , . Crush, Fashiony, Is this pretty?, Nora, Pretty, Want. 4 comments.

More toilets I want

Wish you could flush potatoes using less water? Well, you’re in luck.

March 12, 2009. Tags: , , . Nora, Pretty, Want, World saving. 1 comment.

Best Band Name Ever

radio3.cbc.ca/bands/S-For-Steph (you will have to cut and paste and then hit play all otherwise i think it just streams live)

Not bad music either.

March 9, 2009. Pretty, Steph. Leave a comment.

Sleeping Bag suit

can I wear this to my wedding??

Sleeping bag suits. Do Want. Thanks Swiss Miss.

March 8, 2009. Tags: , , , . Fashiony, Is this pretty?, Nora, Pretty, Want. Leave a comment.

Change I can believe in

This is for my brother, Tony.

Sadly, they’re sold out from here

February 26, 2009. Tags: , , , . Nora, Politicals, Pretty, Want, World saving. 1 comment.

No I am not getting paid by Overstock

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)

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The Classic: Nelson Platform Bench – 60 inches long from DWR ($779)

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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. option12

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February 24, 2009. Tags: , , , . News, Nora, Pretty, Want. Leave a comment.

Blog of the day: Bakerella

Obviously I am late to the party on this blog, it was up for best food blog on the bloggie awards.  LOOK this is ALL MADE OF CAKE!

also THIS

February 24, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Eat this, Emily, Pretty. 2 comments.

PLEASE TELL ME WHERE THIS IS FROM

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.”

February 20, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Crush, Emily, Nora, Pretty, Want, World saving. Leave a comment.

just keep watching until about 1 minute in

and then your mind will be blown

February 15, 2009. Tags: , . Nora, Pretty, Videos. Leave a comment.

Steph, doesn’t your friend’s house use bowling balls, too?

Oh god, it’s late and I’m also kind of a bastard, but I can’t for the life of me remember the name of your family friend that has that awesome house in DC and that adorable kid Teddy…and she’s a food stylist. Fuck what is her NAME?

I loved her house. And I vaguely remember there being bowling balls that lined the walkway up to her house. Am I dreaming this? Did I just think her house was so awesome that I dreamed an additional awesome thing for it?

Anyway, this photo reminded me of her house and how awesome it is/was. Please tell her I say hello.

February 12, 2009. Tags: , , . Nora, Pretty, Steph, World saving. 1 comment.

Andrew Holder is pretty sweet

Hi Andrew Holder. You’re pretty cool. Maybe I’ll buy some of your prints.

I really really like these.

February 9, 2009. Tags: , , . Nora, Pretty, Want. Leave a comment.

Cutest Video Of All Time

BBC, you’ve done it again (actually, Hannah, you sent me this video over a year ago, but I’m only appreciating it now).

February 9, 2009. I can has animals, Pretty, Steph, Want. Leave a comment.

Happy (late) Tamil Thai Pongal Day!

My sister sent me this e-card from Sri Lanka. They have a lot of funny holidays there.

February 9, 2009. FYI, Pretty, Steph. Leave a comment.

Love this love seat

www.lotusbleudesign.com/

February 9, 2009. Tags: , , . Nora, Pretty, Want. Leave a comment.

Cutest Valentines ever

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!

February 9, 2009. Tags: , , , . Crush, Emily, Pretty, Want, World saving. Leave a comment.

Boo ya! My walk score is 91.

Which makes my neighborhood a Walkers’ Paradise.

Figure out your walk score.

Look at how pretty and walkable my neighborhood looks (as seen from my roof):

February 9, 2009. FYI, Pretty, Steph. 4 comments.

woa did you hear about this?

Michel Gondry is making an episode of Flight of the Conchords. Who has HBO and will let me watch at their place on Feb 15th? puhlease…..

From Very Short List

Quirky French director Michel Gondry (The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) teams up with HBO’s equally off-kilter series, The Flight of the Conchords, and the resulting episode — “Unnatural Love,” which airs February 15 — is pure, unadulterated pleasure.

The Conchords, of course, are a New Zealand folk band. But the love interest here is Australian, and that allows for endless, over-the-top Aussie jokes (expect plenty of references to the continent’s criminal past). As for Gondry, his distinctive, dreamlike touch turns both of the episode’s musical numbers into surreal showstoppers.


ps. i think jemaine is cuter than bret. what. what. what. what?

February 7, 2009. Tags: , , . Add this to your calendar, Becko, Brooklyn, Music, New York, Pretty, TV. 2 comments.

Whoaaa sand formations

http://io9.com/5147720/the-mysterious-cones-of-the-egyptian-desert

February 7, 2009. FYI, News, Pretty, Steph. Leave a comment.

what do you think?

check this compy.

it’s a sustainable desktop computer made by a friend of a friend who is entering it in the green gadgets design competition. what do you think? vote here.

February 4, 2009. Tags: , , , . Becko, Pretty, World saving. 3 comments.

What’s the $700 difference here?

The above tall blue stool is $846 from Unica Home

And yet this one below is $104 from Overstock. Please explain the difference.

February 3, 2009. Tags: , , . News, Nora, Pretty, Want. 2 comments.

Wooden Vespa

So you can say “Ride on my woody.” hahaha I’m hilarious

January 23, 2009. Tags: , , . Nora, Pretty, Want. Leave a comment.

LOVE this dress and yay for Jason Wu

It’s a Cinderella story.  In the Advocate, Wu says dressing Michelle was a “long shot.”  Aw he is so young and great and Michelle looked BEAUTIFUL.  Also in just one day, Michelle Obama wore stuff made by a Cuban-American woman and a 26 year old gay Asian dude.  Minorities, CHECK!

January 21, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Emily, Fashiony, Politicals, Pretty. Leave a comment.

my new screensaver is pretty colors for food

I took a walk around DUMBO this weekend and I obviously loved the Tattfoo Tan mural there. Pretty colors! But I didn’t know they actually represented healthy foods you should be eating as part of a balanced diet.

Anyway, now there’s a screensaver. For free. Download it bitches. Download it here: http://tattfoo.com/

January 21, 2009. Tags: , , , . Brooklyn, Nora, Pretty. Leave a comment.

Bus is here

THE ORLA BUS THAT IS

THANKS Design Undercover

January 21, 2009. Tags: , . Nora, Pretty, Want. Leave a comment.

Watch this without sound

this is awesome, but the soundtrack is terrible. F- for sound, A+ for TUMBLING

January 19, 2009. Tags: , , . Music, Nora, Pretty, Videos, Viral. Leave a comment.

Scrabble keyboard

’nuff said. Do want.

From here

January 19, 2009. Tags: , . Is this pretty?, Nora, Pretty, Want, Work. 3 comments.

Loving Marimekko + Sanna Annukka

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

January 19, 2009. Tags: , , , . Crush, Fashiony, Nora, Pretty, Want, World saving. 3 comments.

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