Saturday, April 25, 2009

Bacon-Nation Continues

Seriously, I should write some kind of paper on the development of bacon and zombies in contemporary pop-culture. What is up with that? Zombie marches for Easter: rise of the dead! Bacon lollipops, bacon truffles, bacon salt, bacon-shaped we have bacon-flavored vodka. It's called Bakon. I found it on Geekologie, and it comes with a delicious-sounding recipe for a bacon-infused Bloody Mary.

Brunch me, bitches!

Monday, April 20, 2009

A Bitch To Clean

Look, you have to rinse your toothpaste spit all the way down. Otherwise it gets stuck halfway down the slide. And then it dries, and has to be chipped off. So just, please, please, rinse your toothpaste froth all the way down when you brush your teeth.

This insane sink is called the Abisko Washbasin, from Eumar. I'm not sure the drain in the floor is included; looks like a heating duct to me! Whoops. I see a lot of splashing action if a person turned the water on too much. Is that how you say that? You know what I mean. This is from Geekologie, and from Dvice.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Leslie and LY's

I had never heard of Leslie Hall, but I had seen a random pictures of a crazy blond lady in big grandma glasses wearing a variety of bejeweled sweaters. That's Leslie Hall, and she makes hip-hop/electronica/ironica music. It's hilarious and danceable, and just tell me to shut up if you already know. This is my favorite video so far: This Is How We Go Out, Version 2. Please watch the whole thing, and then visit Leslie Hall on myspace for more music. Because she really does sound like a sassy black hip-hop lady.

You will never be able to get this line from Blame The Booty Remix outta your head, btw: "on my giant trampoline i go bounce, bounce; ya fall in love with every ounce, ounce!"

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Stop-Motion Animation from Neatorama and Japan

Amazing video. You can really do a lot with a papier mache pig, what.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Things I Discovered While Reading Wired Magazine

1. There's a website called Fuck You, Penguin. It's a cute animal photo blog with "irreverent" commentary. Okay, fine, curse words and a bad attitude. And the emphasis is more on the caption's vituperative qualities, less on the animal pictured. But as an ironic rejoinder to something like CuteOverload, FUPenguin serves its noble purpose.

2. There's this neat downloadable screensaver/widget called PolarClock, available for Mac or PC. It's a clock done in colorful concentric circles...uh, it's hard to describe. And I'm sleepy. So go to the PolarClock website, by Pixelbreaker. You'll like it.

3. There's a parody book called Pride and Prejudice and Zombies! It's Jane Austen, plus the flesh-eating living dead. Here's the NY Post's take on the books.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The End Of the Internet

Cuteoverload's post entitled "We're Out of Domain Names, Sorry" tickles my funny bone. I dunno, I just like it. Maybe it's the sarcastic "Thanks for playing!" exclamation at the end. Good times, good times.

Also, now you can make a rainbow cake in time for pride! This sucker is amazing. Did CakeWrecks get scooped? Or perhaps the cake is too successful to be considered a CakeWreck. Either way, I'd like to see how those colors persist during digestion. (C'mon, you were thinking it, too.) This cake is from Geekologie, but the recipe is by Omnomicon!

Awesome blog name, yo.

And here's a grass wheel for barefoot urban wandering. "Hamster-time!" <- to the tune of Hammer Time. From Geekologie, Neatorama, and Inhabitat. Also, the Inhabitat architecture blog is cool enough to be added to my Linky Links. I've made it so. Architecture and design awesome-NESS.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Solar Vintage - Wearable Art

Sometimes I forget about WearableArtBlog. It's over in my links on the side-bar. It's self-explanatory. And so fuggin' awesome! Oh my god. It's one to add to my quick links bar, or whatever you call it below my URL bar. Yep.

Solar Vintage by Elena Corchero: frilly, feathery Victorian accessories fitted out with solar cells - so after dark, they strategically glow with multi-lights taking power from sunlight they've collected during the day. Amaze.

Juice Boxes and Dubai Slavery

I know, those two really have nothing to do with one another. But I like both articles. So. The Dubai article from The Independent is quite long, but completely arresting. The juice boxes are just damn cute, and I want to bring them to show and tell. They will cheer you up after you read the disturbing article. I can also summarize the article for you: you can't have air-conditioned beaches, artificial islands shaped like palm trees, or a hundred under-construction skyscrapers without slave labor. Which makes despotic rule with a facade of benevolence really lame. Which makes the rich people who abuse their indentured nannies oblivious assholes. Which makes the rich people who ignore all that slave labor while they partypartyparty - yes, that makes them total assholes.

I might even be a total asshole for visiting Dubai years ago. I'm not sure if asshole-itude is retroactive.

The Dark Side of Dubai, by Johann Hari from The Independent. Found on BoingBoing.

Now, as relief, juice boxes that recreate the skin/texture of the fruit whose juice they claim to hold. I like the seed-studded strawberry one, but the fuzzy kiwi box is obviously the best. These I found on Geekologie. Originally the post was from OhGizmo...and probably from others. Here is a quote from OhGizmo:

Created by Japanese industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa, the juice box’s packaging is supposed to be more appealing to the eye by imitating the actual fruit they contain. As Naoto puts it; “I imagined that if the surface of the package imitated the colour and texture of the fruit skin, then the object would reproduce the feeling of the real skin.

Juice Boxes That Look Like Fruit!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Badger Badger Badger

From CuteOverload. I canNOT deal with this picture. This picture is the equivalent of slamming my head over and over again into a wall of Cute. Unh! Unh! And then I drop to the floor, bloodied and unconscious, all from the Cute.


Monday, April 6, 2009

Doughnut-Muffins, Cyborg Batteries

The titles to my posts leave no mystery anymore. Who's eaten a doughnut muffin already? I haven't tried one, or even seen one. But I know they are in my neighborhood - thanks, Facebook! I will skulk until I find one. A muffin with the soul and texture of a cake doughnut.

Here's an article from The Food Section - including a recipe for "Kathleen's Doughnut Muffins" - and a good picture from the same online source. Fascinating.

And from Geekologie, we have an amazing tiny battery. Yes, a battery that runs on glucose pulled from living blood. Yeast in the machine! A holy-shit-it's-true cyborg battery to power electronics with living blood, people! Diabetics could be the next superhumans. You know, the Geekologie writer was getting all crazed, talking about the rise of the machines, death of humankind, pew pew pew! I think he may be right this time.

The cyborgs will kill us all.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

It's Hell on my Swiffer.

What do we have here? It seems to be a bookcase shaped like the United States. Yep. That's what it is. Not that great from a preservation standpoint, either. From Neatorama. Created by Ron Arad - here's the entrance to his site.

Pink's Break-Up Album is Seriously the BEST.

Here's a live bootleg of Pink covering I Touch Myself by Blondie , I mean the DiVinyls. Except it's a slow, sultry version. It's a little bit like Madonna on stage singing Like A Virgin, but sad. And it's awesome, because Pink has a great voice. This is Not Safe For Work. I LOVE Pink, and I'm subjecting everyone to this fine bootleg from her Funhouse tour in Rotterdam. Yep. Best Break-Up Album Ever, IMHO.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Facebook for Passover

I don't even know the whole story in detail, but this is hilarious. Facebook Haggadah, written in status updates, et cetera. Brilliant.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

What, Someone Made Something Cute/Creepy on Etsy?

Yeah, so, is a site for people/artisans selling their cunning little toys, jewelry, bags, boxes, clothing, and accoutrements of all kinds. They make 'em by hand, they're good at it, they sell 'em to you without a middleman. There is some gorgeous, one-of-a-kind stuff on Etsy, I have seen it with my own eyes. (And been inspired to make my own vintage postage stamp magnets, thanks!) I am a little susceptible to sad-but-cute felted animals and objects - like sad cupcakes or curious crows - sold for relatively high prices. I have never actually bought one of these items, but I feel the pull.

Click the link below for a cunning Felted Eggplant with Chicken Legs, by Melissa Sue. It's just so good.

Then there's the Tootsie Monster, a skittering kangaroo-rat-inspired mini-monster who eats the toes you dangle off the bed. I'm serious.

Finally, a little felted bluebird with "little orange feets" that should be made of cotton candy so I CAN EAT THE LITTLE TWEET.

I didn't get enough sleep last night.