Tuesday, December 6, 2011

fab.

So I think I may be addicted to fab.com ....

They have so many well designed posters and products as well as funny/weird things... most of it is  heavily discounted from the original price too! score.

I think the part about fab that I like most is their credit system. I bought a backpack from them, and it arrived a few days late so they gave me a free $10 credit. I used that on this:
























amazing bluebird corkscrew.

then they had a $10 black friday credit for all members...

so I bought this cool USB hub-man:
























he hasn't arrived yet.


and finally I got some mysterious referral credit from my roommates mom for $25 and bought this dish set.

























so far I have bought 5 things and paid only the shipping cost for 4 of them...

my roommate is obsessed too, he cannot stop looking at fab

if you want to join or know anyone who would like to join, click here


**** also sorry this post sounds like an infomercial, but I just really like fab. and if you join you can invite other people and start earning credits too!! win, win.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

tigers in a basket

stumbled upon this so it doesn't have a real source other than this

so great though




















random request:

also, I know the majority of people who come to this blog are only looking for information about Maine Coons, but if anyone has any suggestions for movies for me to watch I would appreciate it.

I have recently watched: all of the Xmen movies, both Iron Man movies, Thor, Captain America, the Hulk, Green Lantern... going to rewatch all the spiderman movies

I'm looking for something along these lines because apparently I want to be a superhero.

who's surprised? answer: no one.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Croatia

I need to go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia. Croatia was on my list of places to go anyways, I'll just have to add this park.





















more pictures here

Monday, October 10, 2011

tree people

heads up readers, you can turn in to a tree after you die.

SCORE!


there is now a biodegradable urn... you fill it up with your ashes, well actually someone else will fill it up with your ashes and put a seed in it. then YOU BECOME A TREE. amazing.

























gotta go research trees for my future life now.

bye!

found on bigthink


UPDATE:

have decided on a willow tree. grandmother willow PART 2

Thursday, September 29, 2011

sleeping in public places just got better.


























sleep suit by Forrest Jessee found on toxel

I want one of these. for sleeping in stairwells.

sorry I haven't posted anything in a while.

I'll try to post more things now that I am back at home.

Astronauts are people too.























reminds me a lot of the "Celebrities, they're just like us!" photos in the tabloids, but with people in space suits. So much better.

photo series by Hunter Freeman found on toxel.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Paper Sculptures

Stephen Doyle makes crazy-intricate paper sculptures. examples:




















detail:





















above sculpture "Hypertext Book Sculpture" is available on AIGA New York's "Unique New York" Auction

























found via swissmiss

Monday, March 21, 2011

European Jungle Cats

watch out everyone, European Jungle Cats are here!

be sure to check out my new blog "The European Life of a Jungle Cat" for updates on my summer trip traveling around Europe with my friend Amy.

I have included links to each of our Europe blogs in the sidebar.

Enjoy!

anyone getting this through a feed thing should stop by the real blog to see how organized the sidebar is.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

DIY Lamp


























i want to make this!

out of solid colored tea cups/ tea things

more information about this project on design*sponge

Friday, March 11, 2011

my future child/monkey

I want to adopt this spider monkey named Estela.
Her mother was not able to take care of her.
So she has stuffed animals instead.


























she lives at the Melbourne zoo

more info/pictures here

and here

and here

letterpress kit!

just entered to with a letterpress kit!

looks like so much fun. i want to craft things with this.


giveaway at: nobiggie

Thursday, March 10, 2011

movie barcodes

every frame of a movie is compressed into one color and lined up next to each other.

alice in wonderland 1951









the kings speech 2010









the matrix 1999










i like seeing the color palette of movies

from plentyofcolour

tons more at the movie barcode blog

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

facepots














i want these.


facepots by good(based in the republic of kazakhstan)

although i don't really like plants...




more pictures and info on designboom

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

UP

so many things are excellent about this.

1. National Geographic channel has a show called "how hard can it be?" NEED TO WATCH THAT.

2. they re-created the floating balloon house from UP.

3. SO AWESOME.





























more pictures and info here and here

Monday, February 28, 2011

ink and water
























dear alberto seveso,

these high speed photos are so cool. thanks.
also thanks for making them available to download and turn into desktop wallpaper. 

sincerely,
michelle

paint swatch mural/mosaic

this is so much more extreme/awesome than the paint chip wall I made a couple years ago...

























peter combe creates art out of paint chips. 
more images on plenty of colour

photo

























interesting photo from ormond gigli in 1960

found on plenty of colour

additional information about the artist and photo here and here

Monday, February 14, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

painted street























this is great. artist: gene davis. painted street in philadelphia from 1972, leading to the art museum.


found here

i also pinned this.


how pinteresting

Monday, February 7, 2011

hello

okay,

life goals:

1. become Hispanic --totally feasible.

2. be on the amazing race. --season 20.  you have to be 21 and season 19 films before my birthday.
........still working on the enthralling back story to get selected as a team.


regular life:
i have spent a lot of time recently planning. planning my classes, planning my co-ops, planning a travel quarter. lots of planning. too much planning. i'm tired.

but the travel quarter is coming together so that is good.
spain, italy and greece are going to be amazing this summer. i'm very excited.

I've been color coding some calendars. they look lovely. very well designed, boom graphic design skills.

i just want everything to be planned and done and everything to be all set-up and ready to roll.

---
let's see, i was trying to find a new apartment, but that was impossible, so i am staying put for another year. it makes the most sense with the europe thing. i've decided to ask the land lady if i can paint a wall. that would be exciting. i think it would be a cool gallery wall.

i've also decided to be pinteresting. ( here ) i pinned a bunch of gallery wall inspiration. so we'll see what happens with that.

okay enough procrastinating. must go finish a grant application.

also, i've noticed i have recently had thousands of blog visits. must be a scam, i don't know thousands of people. hello scammers. please don't ruin my blog. that is all.

here is a cool illustration that looks a lot like a hipster pocahontas:
























from here click it, it is polish.

you're welcome scammers.

Friday, January 14, 2011