May 31, 2006

Wearing Between the Lines

At first I didn't get it. Then I looked at the (still-less-than-ideal) close up. Between the lines, huh? I get it. Moreover, I'd be tempted to buy it...if only I could see the back of the design. Good products, crappy site design.

More Bright and Shiny Things

What can I say? I'm a sucker for bright, shiny, glowy things. Some of the products here are tacky (e.g., the glommy butterflies or the gecko wall lights), but others are really cool. (My personal fave is the curtain lights. I think.)

May 26, 2006

Return of the Clerks

I know, I know, sequels suck, but I'm all excited about Clerks II nonetheless. Check out some of the trailers here. I'll stay ladylike and refrain from commenting on Randal's puffiness.

May 25, 2006


Check out this neato Balloon Lamp. Simple idea, but I bet a bunch of them would look awfully festive. Bet it'd be pretty easy to make it yourself, too.... I feel a project coming on.

May 23, 2006

From Zero to Laughingstock in 4 Minutes, 42 Seconds

Hm. Sylvia Night, the Icelandic contestant in the 2006 Eurovision competition, seems a bit miffed that she didn't win.

May 22, 2006

Bay to Breakers Awesomeness

Yesterday was the annual Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco; I had the extreme good fortune to be invited to a race-viewing party held in an apartment directly overlooking Hayes St., up which the "runners" progress. Totally awesome. Definitely more of a parade than a race, it should be clarified. I found particularly entertaining the Trojan Horse (also in an excellent shot here), the woolly mammoth and cavepeople, and the katamari crew. Oh, and don't forget the Vagina Ladies. I'm not going to even comment on the numerous naked people (most of whom, let's face it, I really didn't want to see naked).

I can't wait till next year. Yeah B2B 2007!

May 18, 2006

Barely Less Addictive Than Tomacco

Today I decided to try--drumroll, please--Clamato Tortilla Chips. There was one lonely little bag sitting the the office vending machine. Surprisingly good, slightly spicy, and very red.

May 17, 2006

Wrap a Record 'Round Your Neck

This rock jewellery is a cool idea, but I do hope nobody's cutting up otherwise pristine records. That would be a dreadful waste. Looks neat, though.

"He's so far inside the closet, he's in Narnia."

Comments like these give me periodic hope in the intellect of humanity. Just as I begin to think that most people are so intensely stupid that I'd rather tear off my ears than listen to another inane conversation, someone overhears such a gem.

May 16, 2006

The Soft Electric

Ooh, I would totally give this chick an A for her thesis project. On the subject of wearable technology, NYU graduate Grace Kim designed and created what she calls The Soft Electric, an embroidered and LED-dotted capelet that is, surprisingly, tasteful and delicate. All sorts of info about the project can be found here. I wonder if she'd consider making more to sell....

Rainbow Showers

And no, this has nothing to do with showers of the golden variety. Get your minds out of the gutter, people. Or maybe mine was preemptively gutter-bound.

Anyway, my point is that these temperature-sensitive color-changing tiles are rad. If it were affordable, I'd totally redo a shower in them. It would be like showering in a giant mood ring...trippy, yo.

May 15, 2006

Belly Up to the Books, Boys, Buddhas.

Dance Dance Evolution

This video is six minutes of solid gold awesomeness. I was seriously worried that I was beginning to be a nuisance in the office because I couldn't stop laughing. I was afraid I'd start crying. Or possibly wet myself. And I think I may want to have Judson Laipply's babies. Especially if they come out already dancing like their dad.

May 5, 2006

For the Country Cabin

I'm generally not a big fan of antler-themed decor, but I rather like this chandelier, largely because the antlers are ceramic and not actually real. It just looks cozy and appropriate for one's country house or mountain cabin. Remind me to buy one when I can afford a place in the country.

Huzzah for Pirate Movies Starring Hot Actors!

Every summer I seem to wind up in the theatre (possibly because of the heat), watching at least one certifiable blockbuster. I made my choice for this summer's flick months ago. Here's the full trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. Yeah, hot, hotter, and hottest. Act your little thigh-boots off.

May 4, 2006

Writing for Real Real (Not for Play Play)

Have been trying to use my newfound downtime at work to start some short stories, hence the reduction in blog posts. I've discovered that I'm just brilliant at observations and character sketches and whatnot, but utter crap at plot. Eh, we'll see how it goes.

Also, I'm going to be on a (hopefully productive) vacation beginning Saturday, so don't expect any posts for a week. I know you were all waiting breathlessly for the next pearls of my wisdom, so I felt I should advise you not to hold your breath.

May 2, 2006

Drip, Drip, Drop

I want one of these cool jelly drop lights. No clue as to how much they'd cost, of course, but they're still pretty awesome. And, it seems, squishy. (Click on the quaintly titled "lightings" tab after entering the site.)

Peeing With the Fishes

You have to love any product called Aquariass. Even if it's kind of disconcerting to have fish watching you pee.

The Art of Lip-Synching

I know it's a few days old, but I only just got around to reading this very funny Slate article about YouTube, lip-synching, and some of the greatest lip-sync videos on the web. Dear lord, I love those two Chinese boys.