Monday, June 29, 2009

Personality socks

Someone has FINALLY made some socks for my chairs. Why'd it take SO long?
Coming soon

I love and hate you Trader Joe's

Carl Willat. You have done a fine job capturing all that is Trader Joe's.
Just when I swear off Trader Joe's forever,
they go and make something magic like frozen plain yogurt.
(photo via eat. travel. eat!)

"any fun"

Any Fun - Coconut Records - Music Video

Note to self- buy a skateboard.

Friday, June 26, 2009

eye candy 6.26

The Whitest Boy Alive's video alive by Geoff McFetridge. I like it.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Taking the knitting needles out of retirement...

... so I can whip a couple of these bad boys.
My husband, daughter and I will wear them
when we have our family portrait painted.
These ski masks are from a McCall's Needlework & Crafts Magazine from 1965.
(via swampatorium)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


San Francisco photographer, Alan George,
took some pretty pictures
of some sad little urban trees.
He very appropriately titled them domesticated.
There are a number of great series on his site.
Check it out here.
He does a great job making San Francisco's bustedness look really beautiful...
As well as the bustedness in other places...

Sisyphus Office

Illustrator, David Fullerton's, work for Sisyphus Office
is made entirely our of office supplies
and was exhibited in offices (see below).
Here are some of my favorites...

And I saved my absolute favorite for last...
"Sisyphus Office is an exhibition organized by San Francisco based artist, curator, and co-founder of The Thing Quarterly, Jonn Herschend and based out of Skydive, a Houston, Texas gallery.

David Fullarton's contribution is an installation in the offices of Houston radio station 90.1 KPFT entitled "What I do at work when I'm supposed to be working." It consists of a number of small works made entirely from office supplies, which are pinned up randomly around the office, in amongst the notices, flyers and memos that were already existing in the environment. "

Urban alphabet

My mildly genius husband just emailed me this.
I think he was inspired by a combo of this post and this post.
I'm pretty sure my neighbors would see the genius
if I nailed a giant "petreccaland" sign to the front of my house.
Inspired by this mildly genius husband of mine,
I put together and alphabet out of the Urban Outfitter letters.

Friday, June 19, 2009

technology in retrograde.

I just stumbled onto Dan McPharlin's Miniatures on flicker......and saw these in the very same day.
The Evolution of the Cellphone in Matryoshka Doll is a concept from designer Kyle Bean.
(via gizmondo)

eye candy 6.19

kashmir from Steve Scott on Vimeo.

Animation for the song Kashmir, that will be used as the backdrop during Led Zeppelin's reunion concert. (via boingboing)

Bang-yao Liu 's senior project at Savannah College of Art and Design. (Music by Röyksopp)
Here's the making of video.

When life gives you lemons...

Apparently this person has Syndactyly (It's a condition where two or more digits are fused together. It occurs normally in some mammals, such as the siamang but is an unusual condition in humans. Thank you interweb for the new knowledge.) and a sense of humor. As far as tattoos go, I like it. I do wish the pedicure was a little fresher.

best headline ever...

"Man comforts young, semi-clothed, vomiting orangutan."
The vomiting orangutan is actually a piece by Tony Matelli called "Ancient Echo"
silicone, fiberglass, hair, T-shirt, silkscreen 2002

(via boingboing)

Doodler's Anonymous

I just discovered Doodler's Anonymous. Here's some of my faves...
Ted McGrath did an exclusive set of scans from his sketchbook.

pretty pictures

This pretentious and pop is speaking my language.

GOOD Transparencies

I could stare at a GOOD transparency for hours. Love 'em. Now I could stare at them for days. There's a archive on Flicker.

The ladies

drawings/paintings by Diana Fayt
charcoal,gauche,paper ephemera on used cardboard envelope

You can see the whole set here.

Moss graffiti

I love this so much. It's sort of a cross between the whole reverse graffiti trend and vertical gardening. I want to start spraying mold spores on everything.

And how great is this as a type treatment.
This is the work of artist, Anna Garforth. She creates these pieces by attaching the moss to the wall using completely biodegradable ingredients, the moss will hopefully colonize and grow.
She also created this installation out of trash. I think Anna's my NBF.