May 31, 2009

Home sweet home.

I'm happy beyond the telling that Oskar, Eva and I are now living in one place and, as soon as the Advil kick in, I'm onto unpacking. Happy day!

May 22, 2009

Tim Gunn, Marvel action hero?

Oh, hell - I need to pick this up. I heard about it earlier, but they never mentioned TIM GUNN.

The runway divas include Millicent Collins (a k a Millie the Model), Patsy Walker, also known as the superheroine Hellcat, and Mary Jane, the model-turned actress who is the sometimes wife of Peter Parker, the Amazing Spider-Man.

[...] But what would the angels be without someone to guide them? Enter Tim Gunn of “Project Runway.” In the debut issue’s second story, Mr. Gunn becomes an action figure — jumping into Iron Man’s suit of armor to save a fashion exhibition from evildoers.

Front Row - Models Make Action Figures -

May 18, 2009

Lincoln Park Black Torchiere.

Okay. You guys are gonna think I've lost my mind (a tochiere lamp on my blog?!) but hear me out.

I bought one of these at Lowes this weekend because I needed more light to paint. (No overhead light in the room.) This lamp is GREAT. It gives off the same bright, warm, dimmable light as a halogen lamp but the bulb is only 55 WATTS AND the lamp costs around 40 bucks.

Replace your halogen torchiere with this compact fluorescent torchiere. Halogen torchieres typically consume 300 watts of electricity, the lamps get as hot as 800 degrees Fahrenheit, and if used 4 hours each day at $0.08/kWh the annual operating cost will be $43.00. This compact fluorescent torchiere uses 63 watts of electricity, the lamp runs at about 120 degrees Fahrenheit, and if used for 4 hours per day the annual operating cost will be $7.36.

This Good Earth Torchiere comes in a black finish with a solid bowl, directing all of the light upward. The dimmable 55 watt 2-D compact fluorescent bulb will provide a light level roughly equivalent to a 250 watt halogen torchiere. The bulb is rated to last for 10,000 hours. The torchiere itself stands at 72 inches high, and weighs 16 pounds.

(I'm thinking about making it slightly more aesthetically pleasing with vinyl decals. Though I must say, it's pretty unobtrusive as it is.)

Good Earth Lincoln Park Black Torchiere [G6543-BK-I]

May 15, 2009

So dumb, but it makes me laugh.

It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time!

Made from Eco-Felt (100% recycled Plastic bottles!) Each Pillow measures 16" Tall by 15" wide (41cm x 29cm). Machine wash cold with like colors then tumble dry on low.

Handmade Housewares on Etsy - Made for Each Other Pillow Set- Customizable by diffractionfiber - $60/set

Bonus: Awesome soundtrack for this item.

Gridus barbecue grid

“I’d like to have that D19–F6 sausage please.”

Again, Art.Lebedev makes me happy. Only a prototype, but, if it ever goes into production, I know a few Account folks who could use one of these.

Art.Lebedev :: Gridus barbecue grid

(Another fab tip from swissmiss.)

May 14, 2009

Double-Sided Fractions Signs.

I would LOVE an entire wall of these signs.

Vintage double-sided metal price fraction signs. We love the odd use of fractions and bold white-on-black graphics. These slightly smaller-scale signs are in moderately worn vintage condition and measure 6" x 8".

Three Potato Four - Signage - Double-Sided Fractions (small)

May 12, 2009

Animal bookends.

Kristel, you're right. These are fab.

Simple but mirthful in style. Nice size and weight that can be used to hold up most heavy items to act as a bookend, CD/DVD stand, or even as a door stopper. And with its cute look, it can be placed anywhere you like - on the desk, beside the bed, in the livingroom, office..etc. Each piece is handmade.

MollaSpace :: Zuny Animal Bookend

May 11, 2009

You Are My Sunshine Deckchair

Sweet. (Only available in the UK, though. Bummer.)

You Are My Sunshine Deckchair

Tutti frutti.

It's kind of hard not to fall in love with this goofy, colorful poster. But I could never have it in my house for fear of triggering a song loop in my brain.

Keep Calm Gallery — Products

May 07, 2009

The World of 100 : Toby Ng Design.

Thoughtful and though-provoking infographics posters from the tremendously-talented Toby Ng.

This is a self-initiated project based on the scenario – If the world were a village of 100 people. There are a few different versions of this text in circulation about the world’s statistics. I found the data very striking and neatly summarises the world that we live in. So I used information graphics to re-tell the story in another creative way. I designed a set of 20 posters, which contain most of the information. I used simple vector graphics that related to a statistic in order to present the information in the simplest and most accessible way.

The World of 100 : Toby Ng Design

May 05, 2009

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

(Taken two weeks ago in Mexico)

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") is a regional holiday in Mexico, primarily celebrated in the state of Puebla, with some limited recognition in other parts of Mexico.[1][2] The holiday commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of Mexican General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. The outnumbered Mexicans defeated a much better-equipped French army that had not been defeated in almost 50 years.

Cinco de Mayo is not "an obligatory federal holiday" in Mexico, but rather a holiday that can be observed voluntarily.

While Cinco de Mayo has limited significance nationwide in Mexico, the date is observed in the United States and other locations around the world as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. A common misconception in the United States is that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico's Independence Day, which actually is September 16 (dieciséis de septiembre in Spanish), the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico.

Cinco de Mayo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

May 04, 2009

Kicking back with Mr. Bird.

No, not Andrew. This little guy.

Find more videos like this on AdGabber

Never Mind the Juice; is that Birdhouse for Sale? - AdGabber

“The Incredibles” Mid-Century Ideal

I've had this cued up for awhile and completely forgot to post it.

The home of Bob and Helen Parr in “The Incredibles” is one of the finest examples of mid-century modernism in all of animated cinema. Thanks to Pixar’s skilled artists and miraculous CGI, every detail in the architecture to the furniture to the decor can be an idealized depiction of an American suburban residence in the ’60s. Cheers to production designer Lou Romano and art director Ralph Eggleston for giving fans of this style so much eye candy.

The Mid-Century Modernist: “The Incredibles” Mid-Century Ideal

House of Mouse.

Okay. I'm not one to fall too far into cutesycrafty, but these are kind of insanely cute.

(Pictured: Frida Kahlo Mouse, Chewbacca Mouse, Beatles Mice.)

TheHouseOfMouse on Etsy - Welcome to The House of Mouse!

F is for Fail.

A treat for the eyes this Monday morning. (I wish I could embed the video, but no such luck.)

Veer: Ideas: F is for Fail, by Brent Barson by Anders J. Svensson