Feb 14, 2013

Have an Otterly Awesome Valentine's Day

"Ere, my darlink. Zees is for ju."

Jun 4, 2012

Interruption of Service

Here's the thing: Since moving, I have been incredibly busy with the new job, the new apartment, the assorted new people I'm meeting, the city I want to explore, and all the bloody food I'm eating. Not only have I not had the necessary time to blog, I haven't even had the time to trawl the internet for awesome things to blog about. So I find myself trying to schedule time here and there for rushed internet cram sessions to find the stuff to blog about and then schedule as many blog posts as possible...and that just isn't working. This is supposed to be fun, but it's become a chore for me and is probably uninteresting for my readers. So, until my life stabilizes a bit (which will happen eventually, but might take another month or two, I suspect), the blog is on hiatus.

Please continue to follow me on twitter at @punkpinup for design-related tweets, and/or at my personal twitter account, @kaitlen for all other sorts of random thoughts.

Let us not say goodbye, but, as the French have it, au revoir! (Nah, seriously—I'll be back.)

May 31, 2012

Russian to Get One of These Lamps

Jesus, I'm such a sucker for awesome lighting fixtures. These Ruskii + Ruskii Twist lamps are like the best parts of the Kremlin, right in your house! Okay, so that's not exactly how designer Enrico Zanolla describes them, but whatever. I know what I'm talking about. He, on the other hand, calls the series a "tribute to the beauty and uniqueness of the St. Basil cathedral in Moscow." Same deal.

Via MoCo Loco.

May 30, 2012

Geek Crafts Repost: 8-Bit Greetings

So several of you, my dear (few) readers, have complained that you want to read my Geek Crafts posts without actually following Geek Crafts. I don't know why, given that Geek Crafts is awesome, but hey, happy to oblige. Going forward, the plan is that, every Wednesday, when I post there, I shall repost here.

Anyway, check out today's post about how to make awesome 8-bit popup cards. They sit firmly at the intersection of dorky and cute.

May 24, 2012


I kinda love these Christian Popsicles conceived and created by artist/designer Sebastien Errazuriz. They're both humorous and a symbolically potent comment on religious fanaticism...and probably delicious.

May 22, 2012

My Kind of Eternal Flame

Are there any circumstances when you wouldn't want a chocolate candle if given the choice? I suspect not.

Thanks, Hanna!

May 21, 2012

We're Gonna Need a Bigger Internet

I never thought I'd say it, but sharks are awesome, as evidenced by this Tumblr feed. Especially this ridiculous hybrid-vehicle-driving ("driving") shark. So yeah. Dammit. This is going to have to be another feed I follow daily.