February 08, 2016

Fist bump

I'm in love with this photo.

Young students close their hands in anticipation of "fist-bumping" President Obama after he spoke at the Islamic Society of Baltimore. | (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
THE WEEK | The week's best photojournalism



February 07, 2016

School lunch in Japan is not just about eating.

This is SO lovely to watch for SO many reasons.

According to this video, Japanese school lunchtimes are not treated as a break – they are used to teach children about food sources, hygiene, respect, service, appreciation and responsibility.



p.s. I think this is actually from 2013, but it's going viral right now.

February 05, 2016

New Airplane Design with Detachable Cabin for Safely Landing in Emergencies | Infinite Legroom

Whoa. Mind blown.





 Fashioned by Ukrainian aviation engineer Tatarenko Vladimir Nikolaevich, the new plane features a detachable cabin that ejects during emergencies, then uses specialized parachutes to softly saunter down to the earth’s surface with shock absorbent pads that keep the landing smooth on ground and allow the cabin to float on water. Even your luggage will be unharmed, as it’ll be stored in the same detachable cabin, under the floor of the passengers. 
New Airplane Design with Detachable Cabin for Safely Landing in Emergencies | Infinite Legroom


February 03, 2016

January 13, 2016

Bowie-inspired boots.

I loved this photo (of YSL Spring 2014 boots). on Iman's Instagram feed. Vogue published it as part of a birthday tribute to Bowie just last Saturday. Who knew it would serve as a memorial less than a week later?  Sad and strange. Goodnight, Mr. Jones.


Tracing David Bowie’s Impact on Fashion - Vogue

January 07, 2016

My Dad Used to Be So Cool: Keith Negley

From the uber-talented author/illustrator of Tough Guys Have Feelings Too.  Now available for pre-order. I'm proud to say I worked with Keith for awhile. You know, back when he was cool. :)

Keith Negley's playful and emotional art tells this story of a new father who is no longer the cool guy he once was. He looks back wistfully on his crazy times playing in a band, riding a motorcycle, and getting tattoos. Those days may be behind him, but his young son still thinks he's the coolest guy in the world.
Amazon.com: My Dad Used to Be So Cool - Keith Negley 

Keith Negley at Society6


The Heads of State "Star Trek" 50th Anniversary Stamps

I was already a fan of The Heads of State's work, but now they've given me one more reason to love them – these fab Star Trek USPS stamps. I'm gonna buy a lot of these. Like, a LOT a lot.




Star Trek Gets Retro Postage Stamps for Its 50th Birthday | WIRED

January 06, 2016

Itty bitty bonsai plants!

JUST LOOK AT HOW TINY THEY ARE! (If they put a kitten or a baby sloth next to it, I think my head might explode from cuteness.)

Industry experts consider bonsai plants less than 3 cm (about 1 inch) to be particularly difficult, but artists have taken on the challenge, creating tiny plants and tiny planters that, literally, are at your fingertips. It’s given rise to a new category, known as cho-mini bonsai, or ultra-small bonsai.


Teeny Tiny Bonsai Plants Give New Meaning to the Word Miniature | artFido's Blog



Babe Scrub Organic Body Washes

I'm finding these almost irresistible because of the packaging. I especially want to try the charcoal hand wash. So cool.



Babe Scrub Be Excellent Organic Charcoal Hand Wash | Nasty Gal
Babe Scrub Be Rad Organic Body Wash | Nasty Gal

January 05, 2016

The Pantone Color Factory

I saw this before Christmas, but forgot to post it. So lovely.

 

Designers and artists all over the world use Pantone’s color guides to make sure their blue is actually blue. Like a Webster’s dictionary for color, Pantone guides are a standard against which anyone can check their own work. Those standards are created at Pantone’s factory headquarters in Carlstadt, New Jersey. In this video, Quartz talks to the workers who maintain and enforce those standards.

via Digg[TV]

Iris, Her Therapy Cat and Her Art

First off, the pictures of this little girl and her cat are gorgeous. But the story gets better when you find out that the cat is a service cat, helping Iris (who was diagnosed with autism in 2011) to connect to the world. Then it gets even BETTER when you check out Iris' paintings.

Amazing. All of it.

Early Morning Water

Explosions of Colour 
Sun Dancing

The Heartwarming Bond Between Iris and Her Therapy Cat - My Modern Met

Paintings and Prints | Iris Grace  •  Iris Grace Painting | Flickr - Photo Sharing

January 04, 2016

Tiny PMS Match

It's been around for awhile, but is still worth a look. Tiny things! Precision! Lots of loveliness. (Thanks, Beth!)






Tiny PMS Match

Thriving Garden in Sealed Bottle Hasn't Been Watered in Over 40 Years

I have to share this. I love that science and mystery so often seem like the same thing.



When David Latimer planted a seed in a glass bottle on Easter Sunday of 1960 out of pure curiosity, he had no idea that it would flourish into a mass of greenery that would thrive untouched for several decades. Now, over half a century later, the sealed bottle garden is still growing as vigorously as ever, filling the bottle entirely with lush plant life, despite the fact that the last time Latimer watered it was in 1972.
Thriving Garden in Sealed Bottle Hasn't Been Watered in Over 40 Years - My Modern Met


December 11, 2015

18 Cool Christmas Gifts That Are Making a Difference | RELEVANT Magazine

If you like your gifts to mean a little something more, you might want to check out this post from RELEVANT Magazine. Some nice gift ideas, and all the products mentioned provide jobs, products and services to people who need them.



18 Cool Christmas Gifts That Are Making a Difference | RELEVANT Magazine

November 19, 2015

Cards Against Humanity Food Pack.

I will buy this for $7 just to have a printed card that says "The inaudible scream of carrots."

Cards Against Humanity Store

November 02, 2015

Nerdgasmic news.

Posting this for no reason other than that I'm excited. Comfort food for my eyes!


Star Trek New Star Trek Series Premieres January 2017


Emily McDowell's awesome cards for crappy situations.

Every design blogger will probably be on this today, but, the fact is, everyone should be. When you need a card for a bad situation, but don't want to be all somber and awful about it, Emily's your girl.




Check out the new line here: Emily McDowell Studio




September 26, 2015

Free your Shutterfly photos! 40% off!

For years I've wanted to download my original photos from Shutterfly, but they made it nearly impossible. At first you couldn't actually get your photos back at full resolution at all. In the last few years, I found that I could download my library, but I'd have to do it photo by photo, or I'd have to pay beaucoup bucks to have them send me a DVD. Both made me super huffy, so I did neither.

But today I discovered they're having a 40% off sale. Yay! In just a few minutes, I selected all my photos and ordered a CD of 2500+ photos at their original resolution for $8.50. I'm so psyched.

Use SHARE40 in the shopping cart for your discount. Sale ends 9/29, so scoot! Get over there!



Shutterfly | Archive Photo DVD and Digital Picture DVD

September 25, 2015

NASA | Supermoon Lunar Eclipse (It's this weekend!)

I can't wait to see this on Sunday night.



NASA | Supermoon Lunar Eclipse - YouTube

The U.N.'s 17 New Goals To Build A Better World

I had no idea the U.N. had such an ambitious agenda for the next 15 years. Boosting the signal on this because more people should know. And it's a lovely infographic.
At the United Nations General Assembly this weekend in New York, U.N. member states are set to adopt the new Sustainable Development Goals. The goals are meant to guide development priorities around the globe over the next 15 years.

U.N. Dreams Big: 17 Huge New Goals To Build A Better World : Goats and Soda : NPR