Monday, May 24, 2010

Don't call it a comeback

Hi all,

Did you have a good weekend? I did. Spent a lot of time lazing around having fun, then went to the East Lansing Art Festival. I think I've been spoiled by the Ann Arbor Art Fair my whole life, but I appreciated the brevity of the East Lansing one. MUCH smaller and more bearable, especially in that heat. Wow.

Ok, some cool stuff for today.

I really like the art of Mischief Champion. Some of it is just too funny.

If you haven't heard of Pinterest, definitely check it out. They are still in the works, so I am eagerly awaiting my account!!!

Pinterest lets users create image boards based on their specifications: design, cooking, art, typography, furniture, ideas for future decorating, or just to collect ideas. I think it's GENIUS.

Later, all!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Pretty Young Thing

Hi all,

Two jobs and stuff to do makes for a neglected blog. Sorry. I thought I'd find more time for this since graduating, but alas...

First up, this is just friggin' adorable.

Deer with sooocckkksss!!! via my love for you...

I'm also digging this birdcage image. Y'all know I have a thing for birds.

via oh joy.

Finally, the art from mydeadpony is amazing. If I ever get time to do my own art, you will definitely see some influences coming in from here.

Have a good weekend all!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Buy myself a grey guitar and play

Today I've been noticing how much I like fur/skin rugs. I would never want one in my own home, I don't think, but don't they look nice?

This one especially. It doesn't even look like an interior floor. More like a swamp or something.

via automatism.

via automatism.

via decor8.

I am wild 'n' crazy about this bookshelf/entertainment unit. It's wonderfully retro and open. Love the grain and the color. Mmm.

Awww yeaaah!!! The Disco Dome!

If I had an iPhone (like I keep saying, I don't own an i-Anything) it would have a cover like this:

Too cool.

If you haven't been to "thx thx thx: a thank-you note a day," you should check it out.

I think this post is particularly fitting for this point in my life:

That's all for today! Have a great weekend!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Books are for wearing.

Hi all.

So I'm officially a graduate of Michigan State University. How about that?


Some interesting stuff today, but a quick post.

Check out the Fish Condo. I imagine this might be a pain to take down and clean, but what if you stacked like six of these and made a tower?

I am loving the art of Adam Simpson.

There is a very clever use of color at play here (or a lackthereof). I like it. via all the mountains.

I know quite a few people who would just freak out over these necklaces...

From Etsy shop TheBlackSpotBooks. via double takes.

Take it easy, all!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Happy Birthday, Audrey Hepburn!

Man, was she a classy lady.

via fred baby.

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FIERCE. via fred baby.

via lola fearless.

Thursday, April 29, 2010


Some cool stuff today, y'all:

I just happen to really like this photo:

There's an interesting part of an article on wikipedia about why there are so many water
tower things on the buildings in NYC:

"A distinctive feature of many of the city's buildings is the wooden roof-mounted water towers. In the 1800s, the city required their installation on buildings higher than six stories to prevent the need for excessively high water pressures at lower elevations, which could break municipal water pipes.[67]"

So there you go! Photo via sfgirlbybay.


How freaking gorgeous is that?! It's blowing my mind! via automatism.

Have a good weekend, all!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Was I out of my head, was I out of my mind?

Maybe. Get ready for a non-sensical blog post! (Do they ever really make sense?)


via modish.

Check out this Chatroulette speed-drawing!

This is legitimately bizzare. Francois Robert made sculptures (arrangements?) out of real human bone.

via Pratt. Go see more!!

Finally, and chances are you may have seen these already, Balenciaga's architectural shoes. WOWZA!

I love the turquoise/wood ones. I'm not big on shoes in real life, but I like me some digital fabulousness.

Later! <3

Monday, April 26, 2010

Sangria, brats, and mashed potatoes

I keep fantasizing about having a BBQ. I LOVE BAR-B-QUES. Interesting info on the etymology of the word, too.

Check out this awesome portable grill I saw on Apartment Therapy:

It costs around $40. Worth it? It would get dirty and you'd also have to have the charcoal for it, which is more cumbersome than the grill itself. Still, AWESOME.

Speaking of BBQ, I have been spazzing out for the past week about this sangria recipe I saw over at Design Sponge.

I'm not a fan of red wine OR tequila, and I don't think mixing them would be a good idea, but LOOK how delicious it must be!

Speaking of delicious, isn't this just the cleverest DIY wall art?

It's a lovely image to begin with, but I love those paper flowers. I am SO using this idea in my future apartment.

I'm also thinking a relatively realistic DIY project could include something like this awesome mural:

I think I could manage painting some sticks and birds, eh? I'm not too shabby with a paintbrush. via desire to inspire.

Can you imagine if my next apartment looked like this?

Those drapes must have cost a pretty penny. I really like everything going on in that room, though. The blue paint color, the brown/green/cream, and whatever that antler-y thing is up in the corner. via desire to inspire.

I think this print would go very well with the rest of the decor:

Pshaw, you kids know I love Regretsy, right? That photo is so bizarre, yet I love it. I want tiny deer on my toothpaste.

See you later!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Like a drifter I was born to walk alone

Hey all,

Sorry about the embarrassing hot-linking disaster yesterday. Let's forget that happened, shall we? (stillhaven'tlearnedmylesson...)

Cool stuff today!

Who wouldn't want to spend a few hours in a giant nest-bed!?!?

I like this jewelry I saw over at design milk.

Pretty cool, eh?

I'm planning all kind of fun DIY projects for when I'm out of school. Though I'm probably lying to myself thinking I'll have more free time - haha. I also need my own place where I can make neat things.

Finally, check out this Fluxus-inspired video some classmates made in my Electronic Arts class. Pretty cool, eh?

Lactose Intolerance from Ben Froese on Vimeo.

Have a good day, all!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

I want to be someone else or I'll explode

Holy crap! SO busy! Time for a quick post:

I am really digging these illustration from Christopher David Ryan. The subtlety in color in the first two are particularly interesting...

Next, via design is mine, (and also from I've read several things along this same vein in the past few days...

I'd also like to announce an in-the-works, collaborative, once-a-week, semi-guest post series we haven't come up with a name for yet! It's going to be hilarious and it's going to involve me drawing, so you know it's got to be good.