Sunday, December 12, 2010

Simon's Cat

If you are a cat owner you will appreciate the humor of Simon Tofield in his "Simon's Cat" video shorts. My particular favorites are Santa Claws, Lunch Break, and The Box. TV Dinner is pretty cute too.

Well, they are all cute. see for yourself at his website or YouTube channel. In the spirit of the season, here's "Santa Claws" for your viewing pleasure.


He also has a couple books inspired by his video success that I haven't read yet, but I'm sure I'll get the chance eventually.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

West Elm Dishes

I'm a sucker for branch and bird imagery in decor. I was browsing West Elm and had to post about these lovely dining pieces I stumbled across.

These insulated animal mugs are adorable but still incredibly subtle. I like the reindeer one especially. 'Tis the season!

WestElm-Mugs

Can never go wrong with penguins, especially in such fun colors! I like that these aren't just Christmas specific in design - they'd be great for the whole winter season.

WestElm-Penguins

On that same wintry note, these silver branch and tree plates are stunning - simple but elegant.

WestElm-SaladPlates WestElm-TreePlates

And I want these sparrow salt and pepper shakers for myself pretty badly. I may have to pick them up.

WestElm-Shakers

Too cute.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Fashion: Anthropologie

If I could afford to, I would shop at Anthropologie almost exclusively. Every time I go into the store I see things I would love to add to my wardrobe. Unfortunately, I've never had the cash to afford it. Sooomedaaay...

082410_yarns_onyx 082410_yarns_umber 081710_outfits_print

Details about the first outfit. Second. Third. So adooorable! Though the short pants in the second aren't really my style, the rest of the pieces are fabulous.

18870048_014_e 18870048_014_b 19110410_020_b
18255307_030_b 18832436_005_b 18975995_009_e

Even more adorableness can be found at http://www.anthropologie.com/.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Obey My Brain

JoshFreemanHats01 JoshFreemanHats04

These amazing hats are made by Josh Freeman, who is a photographer, illustrator, and thespian. And hatter! They are so cute! So I had to share them here. The photographs are pretty funny too.

JoshFreemanHats02 JoshFreemanHats03

Josh's adorable squid hats can be found at http://obeymybrain.joshfreeman.com/. He also has an Etsy shop where you can purchase them. I kind of want one, though I'm not sure where I could wear it...

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Game On!

The Guild is my favorite web series on the net (actually, it's the only one I watch), and am excited to say that they just put out a new music video to follow up the one they did last year - and it is equally as brilliant.

It's called Game On.

<a href="http://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-us&from=sp&fg=shareEmbed&vid=8cb424dc-cbdb-40be-90c5-8fb450462d2f" target="_new" title="Season 4 - Music Video - "Game On"">Video: Season 4 - Music Video - "Game On"</a>

I am a huge fan of Felicia Day - her work is so fun and clever - I never can get enough. Plus she's a good actress. It also helps that Wil Wheaton has been added to the cast. He's another dear favorite of mine.

Last year's video, for your viewing pleasure, is Do You Want to Date my Avatar.

The Guild is on its 4th season now, and today is it's 3rd birthday. So Happy Birthday to The Guild! Congrats on your success in the world of the Internets.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Home Duvet: Cardboard Bedding for the Not-So-Homeless

Described by Dutch by Design as "the Home Duvet lets you sleep under a cardboard box so a homeless person doesn't have to!"

DuvetPicture 01

This duvet cover is designed by Peggy van Neer. The photographic print is produced on the cotton directly, so it will stay crisp after washing. Though I suppose if you never wash it, it would make it look and smell even more authentic... (Har, har.)

DuvetPicture 02

DuvetPicture 03

Dutch by Design donates 30% of gross profits of all sales of the Home Duvet to Centrepoint, the UK charity for homeless young people aged 16-25 (charity number 29241), which is pretty darn cool. Unfortunately, the pillows are sold separately. Proceeds from those also contribute to the charity.

As I personally have no desire to decorate in homeless-style faux-cardboard, I won't be purchasing this particular duvet, but it was too interesting an item not to share it. Sweet dreams!

DuvetPicture 04

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Isaiah Mustafa of Old Spice Tweets Back

Anyone who watches television is likely to have seen the amazingness of the Old Spice commercials starring Isaiah Mustafa. They are clever, albeit strange, and quite funny. They are some of the few commercials I actually enjoy (along with the Capital One Visigoth commercials. Hilarious). Now the Old Spice icon has moved beyond commercials and is actually personally replying to tweets via YouTube. He even made a marriage proposal on behalf of one tweeter (which she, of course, accepted).

The Old Spice YouTube Channel has all the commercials and the tweet replies. Love, love, love. ♥

Old Spice - Isaiah Mustafa


The original articles I heard about this on are located here and here.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Chopstick Kitty... And Maru.

Quite possibly one of the most adorable things I've ever seen. Almost as cute as Maru the Cat. (I don't know that any cat will ever top Maru in awesomeness.)



ChopStickKitty01

Seriously. Too. Damn. Cute.

Now I feel inclined to include a link to Maru's youtube channel, since I don't believe he's made it into a blog mention thus far (for shame).

OMG I'm a Maru cat. Meow.

And maybe a video too.



The only thing better than Maru jumping into the box... is Maru jumping out again.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

Threadless Tees

So I was browsing Threadless (which is a fantastic site) and figured I'd share my favorites of what's there currently. The shirt titles are linked to the product page. My ultimate favorites are the first two. So amusing.

Ninja! Heads Will Roll!
Ninja! Heads will Roll!

Ambition Killed The Cat
Ambition Killed the Cat

I Got Another Whale
I Got Another Whale

Grandma's Hot Air Balloon
Grandma's Hot Air Balloon

Larry the Fox Doesn't Feel So Clever Anymore
Larry the Fox Doesn't Feel So Clever Anymore

The Cheshire
The Cheshire

The Ugly Duckling
The Ugly Duckling

Makes me want to go start designing myself...

Thursday, May 20, 2010

MAC Venomous Villains Collection

MAC-Disney1

Two of my favorite companies are teaming up to create a color line for Fall: MAC Cosmetics and Disney! It will be called the Venomous Villain's Collection, and based on their teaser images, looks like their inspiration will be Maleficent (my all-time favorite Disney villain), Cruella de Vil, the queen from Snow White and... the Shadow Man from the Princess and the Frog? WTF? Let's hope that's not actually the case, and the teaser is doing just that - teasing. The other three I think are excellent choices. Ursula or Cinderella's evil stepmother or even the Queen of Hearts from Alice and Wonderland would seem a more logical fourth, but I guess we shall seeee....

The collection will launch in September. Besides the teaser, MAC is being rather tight-lipped about the ordeal.

MAC-Disney2 MAC-Disney3
MAC-Disney4 MAC-Disney5

Here is a direct link to the MAC teaser video, for as long as they have it available.

Did I mention that I am excited? 'Cause - oh em gee - I am so excited!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Mirrors

Mirrors are such fun objects. They can really make a room feel bigger, add a touch of personality, or fill the void empty walls can create.

Mirrors01

Mirrors02      Mirrors03

I hadn't thought of hanging just empty frames before stumbling across this image, but I really like the effect.

Frames

But my favorite type of mirrors, I think, are the wall-sized ones. They make rooms feel so much bigger than they are, and are just impressively massive.

Mirrors04      Mirrors05

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Because...

Because I love POM tea more than so many things.

POM Tea

And I desire to sleep like kitty.

Kitty Pot

Hanger Cat

Meow!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Photography: Angela Bacon-Kidwell

Angela Bacon-Kidwell is a Seattle-dwelling photographer who's work is inspired by the subconscious, specifically dreams. Her photos are ethereal and hauntingly beautiful, sometimes even creepy. I love the narrative quality of her work. Each piece feels like a captured moment from a story - a story which the viewer is left to fill in with their own imaginings.

These are a few of my favorite pieces from her collections:

Angela-Bacon-Kidwell-1

Angela-Bacon-Kidwell-2

Angela-Bacon-Kidwell-3

Angela-Bacon-Kidwell-4

Angela-Bacon-Kidwell-5

Angela-Bacon-Kidwell-6

Check out her website to see the rest of her works.