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
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.’
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:
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.
And I’m not even that big of a Loretta Lynn fan. But seriously.
From F2 Design.
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.
this looks really really usefully
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?”
Oh I’m hilarious. Check out that awesome headline.
Anyway, these are candlesticks. But they look like plugs. Best.
.. 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.
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.
.. 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.
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
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
and then your mind will be blown
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).
My sister sent me this e-card from Sri Lanka. They have a lot of funny holidays there.
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!
Which makes my neighborhood a Walkers’ Paradise.
Look at how pretty and walkable my neighborhood looks (as seen from my roof):
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?
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.
The above tall blue stool is $846 from Unica Home
And yet this one below is $104 from Overstock. Please explain the difference.
So you can say “Ride on my woody.” hahaha I’m hilarious
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!
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/
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