May 31, 2007

Apples Are Art, Bananas Are Beauty

Oh, I like the idea behind this still life fruit bowl...but I could make one myself and it wouldn't cost 100 smackers. (I smell a dollar store project!) And, even though it's a really nifty concept, the frame portion isn't terribly functional. Still, I am in need of a fruit bowl, and this is a clever idea.

May 30, 2007

It's a Boontjeful World

Ever since I first saw a photo of Tord Boontje's gorgeous Swarovski blossom chandeliers, I've been completely besotted. Here's a chance to find out a bit more about the man himself. Okay, only a teeny bit, but watching the video has now whetted my appetite for the book.

May 29, 2007

Useless Products

...both of them vaguely gross. I thought it was odd enough that you might want your navel to smell and taste nice, but do you really need sparkly poop? I think that surpasses mere bizarreness.

May 25, 2007

Luke, I am Your Art Project

Check out these photos from The Vader Project, an exhibit designed to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope. The Vader Project entails a variety of replicas of Darth Vader's iconic mask, as reimagined by artists. Some of the results are funny, some are so-so, and some are just amazing. It's like The Pony Project, but less girly. And man did I love The Pony Project. (Via NOTCOT.)

May 24, 2007

I CAN HAS PREZIDENTIAL CHEEZBURGER.

What would I have ever done with my time had I not discovered lolpresidents? The offerings in the Fark contest are uneven (though some are quite high-larious), but this site is comedic gold. Thanks Boing Boing!

May 23, 2007

Not Just Pulp Fiction, But Pulp Art

Such an awesome collection of pop-up/cut-out pulp novel art. I know that's a strange description, but I really can't think of a better one. Trust me, though, it's neato. Now I want to dig up some cheap old books and mutilate their covers for the sake of art. All you'd need is a steady hand and a sharp scalpel. (Via Boing Boing.)

May 22, 2007

May 21, 2007

THEY'RE IN UR SLATE TAKING OVER UR NEWS

Okay, it's official. Lolcats have taken over the world. See this Slate article for further proof.

May 18, 2007

Pity the Kitties

I know, I know. The whole "IM IN UR [noun] [verb]ING UR [other nouns]" thing has been done to death. Yet it still amuses me. Perhaps that's why I so enjoy this comic.

Heh.

May 17, 2007

The Best Part of Waking Up...

Wow. I just don't know how to respond to this cinematic mini-masterpiece. Crank the volume (it's unfortunately low) and treat yourself to a steaming-hot commercial for Folger's coffee, circa the 1950s-60s.

Go me. I just unearthed two more.

Oh, and if you knew that the rest of that jingle was "...is Folger's in your cup!", you probably grew up in the '80s.

May 16, 2007

To Wear and Carry (But Not Together)

Just wanted to share two recent discoveries, unrelated except for their shared awesomeness.

First is this cool, comfy lobster-print dress. If I had this dress, I truly would be the lobster queen. (That's a tastier version of the Lizard King.)

Next is this boombox briefcase, which is totally rad in a slightly dorky, '80s way.

May 15, 2007

And Tinky Winky Rejoiced

Jerry Falwell is dead. Well, that's one person who I can stop wishing dead. I must confess to being rather disappointed that he didn't die in some sort of compromising position, but I suppose we can't have everything.

May 11, 2007

Adorably Vulgar

I love these shirts. So delicate and feminine and cute...yet so horribly vulgar. How me. I'm not as crazy about the jewelry, but I do like the Petite Salope necklace.

May 10, 2007

The Bride Wore Toilet Paper

Dear lord in heaven, there's a contest wherein you make a wedding dress entirely out of toilet paper and tape and/or glue. Some of the previous years' entries are actually pretty attractive. Unfortunately, the prizes are only for gift certificates for wedding-related goodies, which I don't want. But maybe I'll enter anyway, just for the the fun of it. And bragging rights. How often do you have the opportunity to say, "Yeah? Well, I made a wedding dress out of toilet paper."

Now that's a conversation-stopper.

May 9, 2007

It's a Shoeseum! Heh.

Busy, busy. But never too busy for shoes. I just discovered the Virtual Shoe Museum, which is a wealth of unusual (to say the least) shoes and shoe paraphernalia. While I generally prefer perusing shoes that are actually wearable, concept shoes can be cool, too. Some of the shoes featured in the VSM are downright antagonistic—my toes recoil in horror.

Speaking of shoes ('cause, really, when am I not?), I love the idea of these sandals, but the execution could be better.

May 4, 2007

H2Oh Hell No

Okay, okay. We all know that bottled water is a sham. But, while some are going out of their way to encourage tap-water consumption, others are clearly headed in the opposite direction. Enter Bling H2O. 'Cause it's not enough to drink bottled water—you now have to look like a status-seeking douche, too. Or, more likely (what with the fruity-ass Swarovski-smothered bottle), a status-seeking douchebaguette.

Tack-o-rama.

May 3, 2007

They Should be called Funbrellas

Okay, although I already own so many umbrellas that I've resorted to regifting them (not my Lulu Guinness one, though—dream on, buddy), I want one of these Twilight umbrellas. So twinkly and shiny...just what a girl needs in the rain.

Speaking of umbrellas, check out this unbelievably awesome (and surprisingly sophisticated) gown made from discarded umbrellas. (Via the Make Blog.) That's just the sort of creative dressmaking I support (says the girl whose prom dress lit up).

May 2, 2007

Martini Madness

Man. I want to participate in an 80-martini lunch. It sounds like some sort of ordeal—you know, if you survive, you're stronger for it. If you succumb to alcohol poisoning...well, what a way to go! Oh, and this article just furthers my assertion that vodka simply doesn't belong in a martini. I love the description of today's confused drinkers as “a generation lobotomized by vodka.” So true....

Vive le gin!

Another Spiffy Light

Jeebus, why are there so bloody many lighting fixtures I want to own? I suppose it's a good thing I can't afford them all (not that I have room for them anyway). Today's lust object is the splendiferous Julia pendant.