Saturday, May 31, 2008

Guess Who's Back?

I am now in New York (and in my hometown).

Photo taken by Allison T.

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And,
this piece makes me laugh and laugh and laugh:

Ways to Read Poetry!

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Also: RIP George Garrett.

I know I'm late with this news, but that's what happens when a person is whisked to cabins in the woods, drives ten hours (dear NJ: I hate you), and collapses for a day or so.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Personal Tidbit Time: The Great Return to the Northeast

Proof I am human and not a robot: personal tidbit time.

Thursday will begin The Great Return to the Northeast! I am renting a car and will visit the following places: NY, CT, MA, and maybe RI. Contact will be sporadic until after this period of time. Weep, clap your hands, or read a book in my absence.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Pablo Reinoso

21 Accents -- Amy Walker

This is strangely addicting. I started watching and couldn't stop.

Amy Walker takes on 21 Accents.



I can't get Ricky Swallow's wood sculpture out of my mind.

More of his work can be seen here.

LCD Graffiti

A new take on graffiti.
I have images of well-placed calculators screwed into walls.

"Have a dead LCD display around? Flickr user fibra used a simple laser printout and inserted it under the casing of this one, then slapped it on the wall. Might be a nice over-the-trashcan adornment (From the MAKE Flickr Pool)."

Punctuat!ion

Geeksta LBeezee loves her some punctuation. A whole blog based around the ampersand? Come on now: It doesn't really get better than that.

"Among blogs with very specific subjects, this is one of the most focused. It’s a blog dedicated to the ampersand, the typographical character for 'and.'

I like the ampersand. I think it is often the most attractive punctuation mark of them all. This blog is an attempt to give this humble character the respect it deserves. If you would like to submit some ampersand-related content, please let me know."

Link via Neatorama and Dump Trumpet

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I am helpless in the kitchen. When I once needed help wooing an ex, I had my friends come over and make the cake for me (p.s. you all win). What did I provide in return? Stellar tunes, my company (duh), and the promise of stealthing. The relationship didn't work out, but that cake was amazing (there were two tubs of frosting on it: This is clearly the bar I set when making cakes and the like).

Therefore, when I discovered SuperCook, I clapped my hands. I'm learning how to make things, though I'm still a little too proud when I put veggies/herbs into my Mac&Cheese. Still. "Supercook is a recipe search engine that finds recipes you can make with the ingredients you have at home. To begin, simply start adding ingredients you have. The more ingredients you add, the better the results will be."

Well, there ya go.

Benjamin Verdonck's installation in Rotterdam.

via Wooster Collective

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Espresso Beans: Not Always PC


These really exist. I've had them (a friend sent them to me).

Is it wrong to say the Crackheads were delicious?
I'm sure I'm going to burn in a big ring of fire for saying that.
I promise I protested while I ate the whole box.

NOLA Here I Come!

The deposit makes it official.
I'm moving. What? WHAT.


I'm moving into this cute lil' house in September!

Sia - "Academia"

This is my favorite song of the moment.
I think it's the cutest love song I've heard in a long time. This Aussie's got one hell of a voice.



Wednesday, May 14, 2008

When I was a kid....

I remember when Steven, my childhood best friend, was the only kid in the neighborhood with a Nintendo System. My dad may have walked to school in snow with no shoes and frostbite and with angry dogs chasing him, but I had Nintendo.

This table is pretty neat.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Cat and Girl

Cat and Girl is amazing, especially when dealing with Liberal Arts Syndrome.

Treats for Geeks!

I think this is kinda cute. I'm not a computer geek (but oh, do I have the envy), but these are still pretty darn amazing.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

It's a knock out, drag out kinda show

I've seen a lot of folk making work from old photographs and the like, but I especially dig Elizabeth Garvey's illustrations. Her use of color and line is awesome, and I like how her images allude to the posed world and to what lingers behind it. The details are the shizzle, but yeah, I can't help but fall for the colors. The pieces are otherworldly and so familiar: oxymoron? I guess that's how Garvey rolls....




Her blog
Her Etsy

Rubrics Cube Cake


Um. Someone needs to make this for me. I know: I should make it myself. But, I mean, have any of you seen my kitchen? I doubt I'd have the equipment or the necessary skillz.

Directions can be found here.



Spaceships, they won't understand

I might think this poster is cool only because I had to research domains and the like for one of my freelance gigs. Maybe. Still, the poster is pretty cool even if you don't care/know much about domains and the like. I think this outs me as a geek. Oh wellz.

If ya want one, they're $30 and available here.

"At the end of every URL and email address is a top-level domain (TLD). Although .com is the world’s most popular TLD, it is far from alone. There are more than 260 TLDs in use around the world, most of which are country code top-level domains (ccTLDs).

The Country Codes of the World map includes 245 country codes, which encompasses all United Nations countries as well as numerous islands and territories. Each two-digit code is aligned over the country it represents and is color coded with the legend below for quick and easy reference."

As heard about through Boing Boing (via Kevin Kelly)

Friday, May 2, 2008

Duets

I like super weird duets. David Bowie and Bing Crosby is one of my favorites (and not just because "Drummer Boy" is my fav. secular holiday tune).

Anyway, I saw this on Neatorama, and I totally dig the following duet.

James Brown and Luciano Pavarotti


Come on now: they both sound amazing,
and this is latelatelate in their careers.

Okay, I cant resist. Here's the Bowie + Crosby duet.



Thursday, May 1, 2008