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.

Drink up

If you really love True Blood (like I do) and you want to drink some bloodlike stuff while you watch, you’re in luck!  They are going to make it a real (not actually blood) beverage – the NYT says so.  Sort of gross right?  But how fun would it be to have a True Blood party and drink that stuff and then bite people.  FUNSIES!

July 29, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Eat this, Emily, FYI, TV, Want. 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.

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.

Blog of the Day: Nerdboyfriend

Oh hai.

Jack Lemmon

Leonard Bernstein

Monty Python

more of your nerdy boyfriends here

June 23, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Blogz, BOD: Blog of the Day, Crush, Emily, Fashiony, Want, World saving. Leave a 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.

Surf’s up!

shamelessly stolen from the twitter of ed droste from grizzly bear (who i saw on thursday night and who put on an incredible show).

and on the topic of grizzly bear, here is an adorable feature from drowned in sound. it has to do with moms. worth a read.

May 30, 2009. Tags: , , , . Dan, Viral, Want, World saving. Leave a comment.

Vote for Mountain Goat Ruby

My friend Ryan’s doggie niece has been nominated as the dog of the day on Purina.com. Vote for her. She’s a rescue dog and afraid of bicycles.

May 27, 2009. I can has animals, Steph, Want, World saving. Leave a comment.

RIP Anna Bag,

This is the best bag LeSportSac makes, Nora and I can both confirm that.  But now it’s DISCONTINUED!!   WHYYY?!  It is what we’ve called “clown car bag” because so much shit fits in it and it doesn’t even look bulky.  Observe below (though this is a pattern I hate):

I even wrote them a damn email.  I say lets boycott until Anna is back.

May 26, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Emily, Fashiony, Matate, News, Nora, Want. 1 comment.

Watch this: Woomba

You most see

May 25, 2009. Tags: . Ads we like, News, Steph, TV, Want. 1 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.

Do you know how to knit?

OK great, cause I want these:

the ultimate swine flu protection???

thanks, stumble-upon.  more knitty magic here.

May 21, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Emily, Fashiony, Want. Leave a comment.

1000 Awesome Things

I agree with most of them, including

#775 When someone holds your keys and wallet in their purse

and

#771 Waking up before your alarm clock and realizing you’ve got lots of sleep time left

May 9, 2009. Blogz, Steph, Want. 1 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.

Best friends pig and bunny!

William and Charles are best buddies! Also, happy birthday today to Drew and Bernie Madoff.  heehe.

April 29, 2009. Tags: , , , . FYI, I can has animals, Viral, Want. 1 comment.

New Maru!!

the latest from box cat!

April 24, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Emily, I can has animals, Viral, Want. Leave a comment.

More fuck yeah blogs

This bacon-wrapped cilatro dog looks pretty good.

April 23, 2009. Tags: . BOD: Blog of the Day, Eat this, Steph, Want. Leave a comment.

No one wants to play Sega with Harrison Ford

I love this print so much, I told Vicki I wanted to put it in our new apartment.  Should I?? Not sure.  At any rate, Brandon Bird’s stuff is hilarious and great.  It’s sort of like my love for animals doing things they aren’t supposed to (like ride a bike!), only it’s celebrities doing things you wouldn’t imagine (like be a lame Sega loser..)  more here!

April 23, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Emily, Want. Leave a 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.

Do Want: Breathable G&T’s

Only 7 dollars/hour!

April 16, 2009. Tags: , . Steph, Want. 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.

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS CAT?

via nadia via michael (i think)

April 7, 2009. Tags: . Becko, I can has animals, Want. 2 comments.

a puggle named apple

kinda catchy and very adorable.

March 30, 2009. Tags: . I can has animals, Steph, Want. 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.

Need: Undo Send

http://edition.cnn.com/2009/TECH/03/25/gmail.labs.email/index.html

March 26, 2009. Innernette, Steph, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Scanwiches

This site scans sandwiches and then posts them. Awesome.

March 12, 2009. Tags: , , , . Nora, Want. 1 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.

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.

I want this Toilet

We’ve all had awkward moments in an “away bathroom” situation (as Liz Lemon would say), but that’s why everyone should have a toilet with the capacity to flush 3.5 LBS OF DOGFOOD. Gracefully.

I promise it’s worth the headache of clicking this link and letting it load:

http://www.stthomascreations.com/video/player.html

March 3, 2009. Tags: , , , . Nora, Want, World saving. 6 comments.

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

option2

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

what tattoo should nadia (my roommate) get on her arm?

i’m putting this question out to the blogosphere…

A.

B.

C.

February 24, 2009. Becko, Is this pretty?, Want. 5 comments.

Baby orphan elephants

My sister visited an elephant orphanage.

Ah so many elephants!

February 23, 2009. I can has animals, Steph, Want. Leave a comment.

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.

Salty Sweet Goodness

This is what chocolate-dipped bacon looks like.

February 12, 2009. Eat this, FYI, Steph, Want. 2 comments.

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.

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.

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.

KITTENS ON ROOMBA

February 1, 2009. Tags: , , , . I can has animals, Nora, Videos, Want. 1 comment.

Blog of the day: Ike the Thumb Cat

oooh this cat has thumbs!

January 23, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Blogz, BOD: Blog of the Day, Emily, I can has animals, Viral, Want. 4 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.

Bus is here

THE ORLA BUS THAT IS

THANKS Design Undercover

January 21, 2009. Tags: , . Nora, Pretty, Want. 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.

buy me this book please

i really like the photographs and im fascinated by hobo culture

Excerpt: All Most Heaven

by Santiago Mostyn

January 17, 2009. Tags: , , , . Becko, Pretty, Want. Leave a comment.

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