Archive for ‘link spam’

April 12th, 2010

Maxine Sutton. And a baby bulldog.

Maxine Sutton: Bella tea/coffee cosy in yellow. Hand printed both front and back on lovely white organic cotton twill, and padded with recycled wadding made from plastic drinks bottles.

Maxine Sutton: Bella tea/coffee cosy


Anthropologie has always been an evil and horrendous purveyour of too much pretty. Those bastards. And they’re at it again, this time making me pine for rugs that I cannot have – and now must actually learn how to properly make my own for my future pie-in-the-sky house. Perhaps thats what I’ll put on my rugs. Pie. In the sky.

Everyone likes pai. Raight?

But it did make me hunt out the delectable arts of Maxine Sutton and have me grabby handsing and pretty much everything – even things I have ZERO use for like the lavender spoons (or soons as the product id would have it xD). WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH THAT, I CAN’T EVEN SMELL LAVENDER. xD

And now, courtesy of Jenji, a bulldog:

AUGH I AM NOW DEAD FROM CUTE!

March 21st, 2010

Man, this would be SO USEFUL in real life..!

Adobe Photoshop Cook from Lait Noir on Vimeo.

Jenji comes through with the linkie goodness goods once again! Though this clip feels a little long, I COVET this as it would make baking so much easier! xD And could you imagine all the awesome decorating control you would have?! MAN! Screw hover cars and jetpacks, I wish the future had included this.

February 18th, 2010

ONE. BAJILLION. TIMES. MORE..!?

AAAHAHAHAAAA!! Jenji found the next ad in the “MAN THAT YOUR MAN COULD SMELL LIKE!” series, and messaged me DESPERATELY, in a tone that was DESPERATE that I needed to have seen it already.

AND SHE WAS CORREEEEEEEECT ARMAGAAAAAAAAAAAD..!

Did you know that he’s riding that horse backwards?

Well, did you?!

February 14th, 2010

The tickets are NOW DIAMONDS!

 

At three am? JENJI DELIVERS WITH THE ABSOLUTE GOODS! Who knew Old Spice commercials were so undeniably brilliant? Well, people in the US who get Old Spice commercials on their televisions, presumably. I keep playing this ad over and over and over, and it NEVER gets old. He’s on a boat minus the nautically themed pashmina afghan, alas then a horse, a HORSE!

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February 14th, 2010

I want to be surrounded by buttons on twine in birdcages…

 

Lisa Mitchell, Coin Laundry. Sweet, lilting, beautiful, captivating… And that’s just the music video. xD

*will be having her most recent album on constant repeat for quite some time…*

January 15th, 2010

Thirty Day Challenge. Day 03: Your Favourite TV Show


I admit, I’m bad at picking ONE thing alone that I love. And my favourites – especially with tv – change so frequently depending on my mood, where I am in my life and, in this case, how CRAP the writing has gotten… xD

But, in terms of CURRENT TV, I’m going with the three shows I most care/fangirl about. Though, bear in mind I’m not including shows like Top Gear, Grand Designs or ANYTHING River Cottage. Cause otherwise this list would be six. Which I guess it is now. Huh.

ANYWAY, so about those “three” tv shows… *whistles* read more »

January 15th, 2010

BEAUTY! Thy name be granny squares

Granny Square projects by dottieangel

AUGH! There simply is too many things one wants to do in one’s lifetime. And CLEARLY crochet-ing granny squares is one of them. Dottie Angel’s post, ‘Getting it on with Mr Hook’ has me eyeing my suitcases filled with vintage yarn and my grandmother’s battered hook and needle case with DECIDED scheming in my eyes.

I had been wondering if I could attempt crochet-ing again this year (previously I’ve not been so keen on it because of my back, but I’m feeling adventurous) & Bec‘s Mum had asked if I could do a little crochet for her as a finishing-off of a knitting project she’d done and now this little gem comes along to make me squee and reawaken my crochet-design imagination with the endless possibilities.

Itchy fingers, I has them!

January 10th, 2010

Thirty Day Challenge. Day 02: Your favourite film

Amelie (Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain)

Amelie (Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain)


I confess, I am rather behind in this challenge. I feel it is because I started it at around 2am on the 7th and that threw me off. Or at least that’s a pleasant fiction I tell myself instead of admitting that life and my health have been the actual factors at play.

When faced with the daunting task of choosing JUST. ONE. MOVIE. As a favourite, I felt it just COULD NOT be done. I love so many films, and I count many as all time favourites – my flixter favourite count is 60+ and there’s a lot still to be added.

But, after a little while of sitting quietly (yes I AM capable of it, despite all apparent protests to the opposite) I realised no that it wasn’t that hard and I narrowed it down to two. And then realised that of those two, in my heart of hearts I could narrow that down once again to one, shining, beautiful piece of cinema.

Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s quaint, quirky and visually rich Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain is just too too beautiful to NOT be the most beloved favourite.

Sorry, Stranger Than Fiction. You’re awesome, you have flours, but you clearly needed to feature a much more over-saturated cross-processed look to win this girl over completely. ;)

January 10th, 2010

Blue Dot Real Good Experiment


Blu Dot Real Good Experiment from Real Good Chair on Vimeo.

When we opened our SoHo store in 2008, we were introduced to the resourceful culture of “curb-mining”: the act of finding furniture and art on the street. Now that a year has passed, we decided to conduct a curb-mining experiment of our own to celebrate our one-year anniversary in New York.

On November 4-5, 25 Real Good Chairs were dropped around NYC, free for the take. Many were GPS-enabled. Watch the film to see what happened.

Directed by Andrew Zuchero
Produced by Supermarche
Concept by mono
Technology by Tellart

Ahahaha! I’m off re-posting things my friends have posted again, but this is just TOO glorious to not! Love the editing, the concept, the CHAIR! And man every single one of the INCOs seem to be seriously awesome people.

I’d so love to see just how ‘sit-able’ that chair is…

January 9th, 2010

Symphony of Science

 

They had me at hello Attenborough! ♥ Mythosidhe posted this video on her livejournal this morning and it filled me with absolute love – and the need to fling myself at the Symphony of Science website to absorb and download everything I could get my wiggling fingers upon.

I’d love to have all of this on projectors all over the walls of a space while a party was going on, a soundtrack of minds & voices lyrically filling your head with learning.

Everything is so beautifully put together and fabulously compelling. AND ITS SCIENCE! ‘Tis true, ‘I find the reality thrilling‘ ♥