Apr 30, 2012

Hrmph.



Oh noes! Totally ran out of time for a proper post today. Here's a pic of a snooty otter instead.

Apr 27, 2012

Real Cars. Fake Frog.



This may possibly be the coolest thing ever. Tyler DeAngelo, Renee Lee, and Ranjit Bhatnagar modified an '80s Frogger arcade console so that your frog is trying to cross against real traffic. Real traffic on 5th Ave. For real! It's like the responsible version of when George tried to play real-life Frogger. Poor George—it might have been the one time in the entirety of Seinfeld that I didn't feel like he deserved what was coming to him.

Apr 26, 2012

A Princely Plot



I don't know what the context is for this shot, but screw it—I don't care. It's awesome. And I know how the Prince feels. I have dreams about rolling up many things (including people).

Oh, and if you're curious, here's the view from below. You know, if this were anyone but the adorable little Prince of All Cosmos, it would look quite sinister.

Apr 25, 2012

Cute, Convenient Cubbies



This Cubby coat hook is exactly the sort of thing I've been looking for to store my keys, travel card, work ID, etc. by the door. It looks sturdy, stylish, and relatively compact...unfortunately, it's not for sale yet. I'll have to keep an eye on this one.

Via MoCo Loco.

Apr 24, 2012

Keep an Eye on Your Data



I must admit I was a bit disappointed in the new issue of Domino; their "Quick Fixes," which I had assumed would tend toward the DIY—inexpensive, fast easy—included an awful lot of "hire a professional to install X" and the homes they showcased as inspirational were largely white. However, there were a few tidbits to be gleaned, one of which was that I like this Four Eyes USB Drive. Compact? Hell no. Cute? Hell yes.

Apr 23, 2012

Yes Ma'amite



In honor of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, there will be a special-edition Marmite—wait for it—called Ma'amite. This is amazing and I want some stat.

Apr 20, 2012

Hitchcockian Gameplay



I adore Hitchcock (especially his films which feature Cary Grant, of course). I am beyond crap at videogames, but I enjoy them (or at least the pixeltastic art involved). Basically, the upshoot is that I find these faux NES Hitchcock-themed videogames quite awesome.

Apr 19, 2012

SFW Bondage



These miniature rope bondage chairs walk (sit?) a fine line between adorable and erotic. Maybe that's the appeal of furries, huh? Yeah, things just got a little weird here. Backpedaling from the furries comment (fyi, not into them at all, despite my predilection for animal hats). But, um, yeah. Cute/hot miniature bondage chairs. C'est ça.

Via Cakehead Loves Evil.

Apr 18, 2012

Ring-A-Day (And I Want 'Em All)



I don't know if this proliferation of X-a-day projects have been as a result of Noah Scalin's excellent Skull-a-Day initiative or if that project just sorta jumpstarted the subsequent spate of projects, but there have been some great spinoffs. Case in point: Herbert Hoover's (no, not that one) Ring-A-Day, which is a bit like Skull-A-Day but comprised mainly of jewelry I want to own (a definite plus). Fortunately, he has an online shop, plus an Etsy shop...unfortunately, several of my favorites (the CMYK rings, the RGB rings, the laser diamond ring, and the laser graffiti ring) aren't available in either of his shops. Yet. Perhaps I shall pester him charmingly until he makes them available for sale.

Apr 17, 2012

Better Bookends



Hm. I can't quite decide which of these bookends I like best. Because, frankly, I like most of them. I do have a certain fondness for the giraffe design. Also the UFO abduction. And the geek set. Yeah, so I guess that doesn't really narrow it down much, huh?

Apr 16, 2012

The Spectacular Photos of Sofia Ajram



I have to say, Colossal finds some amazing things. This time around it's a photo I'm drooling over: this one specifically. Love a lot of Sofia Ajram's photos, it turns out. She has an Etsy shop, but it unfortunately only boasts two prints at present. Still, one hopes for the future.

Apologies for last week's absence, btw. Things got a bit busy. Poutine was consumed. Normal blogging recommences today.

Apr 10, 2012

To Do (Or Not)

The last couple of days have been a tad nuts, so today's post is a quickie but a good one. This text made me guffaw, largely because I can see myself doing something similar, like the time I drunkenly emailed myself a copy of my CV with the subject line "WHERE?".

Apr 6, 2012

Cheesecake (via Pinup)



They look like a cross between Cadbury Creme and real eggs, and I bet they taste amazing: cheesecake-filled chocolate eggs. According to Steph, the creator of these delectable-looking little noms, they're easy to make, too.

So happy Easter if that's your thing; if not...well, eggs are great at any and all times of year, so it stands to reason that cheesecake-filled chocolate ones would be, too.

Via Hanna, fellow Creme Egg junkie.

Apr 5, 2012

A Savage Education



As anyone who knows me at all is probably aware, I love me some Dan Savage. Sure, sometimes he's a little strident or overly flippant, but I think he's got good advice, is utterly hilarious, and is genuinely kind (even if he disguises it well sometimes). Anyway, the prolific bastard now has, in addition to the Savage Love column, the Savage Love podcast (dear god, check out the Ira Glass episode—it's fabulous), and his blog, The Slog, his own show on MTV, entitled Savage U. In it, he travels to different colleges, participates in Q&As, answers/grills students directly, etc. While none of the content seems terribly new—if you've been reading his columns for as long as I have, none of it seems novel—but it is surprisingly charming and funny nonetheless. Check it out. Prepare to be amused...and possibly educated.

Apr 4, 2012

I Sing the Body Electric



Welsh artist Jessica Lloyd-Jones has created the most spectacular series of blown glass-and-neon sculptures called Anatomical Neon, which is "inspired by biological electricity, the presence of natural electrical activity in the human body." Which is kind of cool. And the sculptures are just breathtaking. Despite the inherent creepiness of having, say, a pair of neon lungs on your wall...well, I'd totally put a pair of neon lungs on my wall if they were this gorgeous.

Via Colossal.

Apr 3, 2012

Earth Hour Around the World



Wow, this is an awesome photo gallery of Earth Hour 2012 pics from around the globe. Click on each pic (not the first one with the kids, but the others after that) and the lights go out. It's so freaking cool.

Apr 2, 2012