May 31, 2011

Living in a Pop-Up Paradise



Have you heard the good news? No, it's not about Jebus. But it is about a return...of that '90s classic, Pop-Up Video. Yep, VH1 is bringing back Pop-Up Video. I loved that show. It was such a wealth of useless trivia that I have dazzled and, eventually, annoyed friends and acquaintances with ever since. Like how Wet Dream is a pretty popular boat name and how Girls Just Want to Have Fun was originally written from a guy's perspective. It filled many an otherwise tedious hour on the treadmill, I tell ya what.

So, yeah. It's coming back. And I'm excited.

May 27, 2011

Newsy Nails



This manicure definitely isn't an everyday look, but it's pretty cool. DIY without looking...well, crappy (which DIY can sometimes look). It's hard to tell from the extreme closeup, but I bet it's relatively subtle, too. I'd definitely give it a whirl. I have some pale polish. I have some newspaper. I have some cheap vodka. Project!

May 26, 2011

A Couple of Cards



How cute are these Sriracha-esque cards from Printerette Press? Pretty freaking cute. I'm also digging the I love you more range of cards from Gilah Press.



Both found courtesy of Design*Sponge's National Stationery Show 2011 roundup (part 1 and part 2).

May 25, 2011

Pixelated Pantyhose



I stumbled across these awesome 8-bit stockings (well, technically tights, but they're sorta trompe l'oeil stockings) a while ago and, after a fair bit of googling, I found that the rest of the internet also thought they were awesome...but nobody knew where to find them. Well, I didn't give up (nor did the rest of the internet), et voilà! Success at last! You can purchase them here, as I soon plan to do.

May 24, 2011

Announcing the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop!



Dear friends and family: Do not flatter yourselves that the next time I go to New York I'm going to see you. Nope. I'm going to the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop. Yes, in super-exciting news, the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck is opening a storefront on East 7th between First and Avenue A. Bravo for Doug, good for New York, and why did I choose now to move to London?

May 23, 2011

Sleepy Kitty, Happy Kitty



Man, I wish I could relax like that. I can't think of the last time I slept that contentedly. Anyway, my point here is that it's late and I'm tired and I'm going to bed. Enjoy the sleepy kitty and have a good night!

May 20, 2011

Drunk and Delicious



Yep, Afshin's right: My Drunk Kitchen is indeed rad. Watch episode one (above) and get hooked. Hannah "Harto" Hart is adorable. And drunk, apparently.

May 19, 2011

Inspiration Dior: Fancy a Jaunt to Russia?



Hm. I wonder if I can squeeze in a quick trip to Russia sometime between now and July 24? Because I would badly like to see the Inspiration Dior exhibit in person at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. I love clothing that is gorgeous, I am amused by clothing that is wacky, and I am interested in the creative process behind the design of clothes. Ergo, I am intrigued by this exhibit. And the photos I've seen look amazing, too—it really looks like this is a well designed, beautifully displayed exhibit. Peruse the 360° view—it's spectacular.

Note to the site designers: I perhaps wouldn't have entitled a section "Dior Balls," but I see you went for it. It's not wrong, of course; I'm just finding it more amusing than I should.

Oh, and I want a large quantity of these clothes.

May 18, 2011

Life is Like a Hurricane...



I know I say a lot of things are awesome, but believe me: This is probably the most awesome thing you've seen all day. And I've had this stuck in my head all week. It's okay though. I like it.

Again, thanks for finding this little gem, Zack!

May 17, 2011

8-Bit Cities



Okay, so these maps might not be the most useful if you're trying to find directions, but they're pretty damn nifty nonetheless. As described on the website, the 8-Bit Cities project is "an attempt to make the city feel foreign yet familiar, smashing together two culturally common models of space: the lo-fi overhead maps of 1980s role-playing and adventure games, and the geographically accurate data that drives today's web maps and GPS navigation." Clever, no?
Thanks for sharing this link, Vijay!

May 16, 2011

Fugs of Many Nations



So, in a surprising turn of events, apparently people in England care about the Eurovision song contest. (Not joking here; I really didn't know that it was of interest to...well, anybody.) Me, personally, I care about it insofar as one night's competition becomes the next day's fug fodder. Thanks to the parade of—I was going to say sartorial mishaps, but let's be real here—sartorial cracked-outness, the Fug Girls were able to enjoy their annual field day.

May 13, 2011

Double Trouble

double trouble


No, there's no real reason for this post. I just decided that I might as well post some of my favorite Polyvore sets once in a while because, hey, it's my blog, right? And my sets are design- or fashion-related. (Except when they exist solely for the glorification of Mary-Louise Parker's ass—as if it needed my help.)

Anyway, the point is that I am quite fond of this set, double trouble...which features prominently the wonderful work of Helenbar (that's Helena de Barros). Her art is strange and spectacular, and I highly recommend a perusal of her site.

May 12, 2011

I Want to Wear My Bicycle...



I'm a little torn. Do I post about the wee men on swings earrings? Or le petit bike necklace? Or maybe the sweets for the sweet necklace? Hell, just browse the whole damn shop.

May 11, 2011

Angry 'Moose



This is amazing. I love Angry Birds, I love Pomplamoose, I love this. 'Nuff said.
Thanks, Zack. But for your Tweet, I might never have noticed this delightful video.

May 10, 2011

May 9, 2011

A Slew of Sloths



Why have I not purchased this adorable Baby Sloth Necklace yet? It's handmade (which I support), affordable (always a good thing), and so cute it makes my heart hurt. Maybe I was holding off because I couldn't decide between that or the Happy Sloth Necklace, which is also ridiculously cute. Oh, and now there's another one: the Momma and Baby Sloth Necklace! Things just keep getting more precious by the minute.

May 5, 2011

Movies R Fun!



I've never seen so many memorable movie moments depicted so...cheerily. Take a look. I want so many of these prints that I think the Movies R Fun book may be the way to go&em;except that I can't frame a book. I think my favorite print is the Jesus one, just because his expression is so hilarious. But the Redrum and Sorry Dave prints are such classic scenes.... I'm torn. Maybe I need one for each room, huh?

May 4, 2011

Sparkly and Spiky



I guess these shoes are either a) brand new or b) very popular, because I've seen them twice in two days in two different shops now. Admittedly, they're probably too high a heel for me to wear comfortably...but they're rad nonetheless. I apparently approve of this brand—I bought a pair of Sam Edelman boots a couple of months ago. They're pretty sweet, and, although they also border on being too high, they make me significantly taller. Never a bad thing.

May 3, 2011

Great Glittering Gotham, Batman!



Noir Jewelry contains some really interesting pieces. Some I could live without (the Saguaro Cactus Ring, for instance), but others like the Gotham City Ring (pictured above) are beyond awesome. In fact, just give me the Gotham City Ring right now.

May 2, 2011

A Feline Fix for a Horrid Hat



No promises, but this should be the last Royal Wedding post. Just had to share this delightful improvement to Princess Beatrice's godawful hat. It's just begging for a caption....