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Funny Licence Plates

19 Nov

I always thought it’d be fun to have a funny licence plate (mine is just a boring jumble of letters and numbers) so I enjoyed these vanity plates from around the country- and Canada!  They’re funny and creative (and some are a little non-PC)

This first one is a hearse-

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STOLEN license plate (via Philip Szczelina/Instagram http://bit.ly/TKt6Pd)

TIMMAY license plate (via Anthony Woods/Instagram http://bit.ly/TKftzJ)

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There are some more funny licence plates here.  Which one is your favorite?

Rain Room

12 Oct

Normally I’m not a fan of installation art- leaving a room empty on purpose, having a few lights go on and off, and calling that art? No thanks.  The rain room installation however? Totally awesome.

You approach a room where it’s pouring rain.  As soon as you step inside, high-tech cameras ensure the rain stops around you.  So you can walk through the pouring rain but you stay totally dry- the water rains around your body.

It has to be seen to be believed, so click on the picture below to check out the video.  I would be scared to take that first step into the rain, and it looks like the people in the video also can’t believe they won’t get wet.

So cool.  If you’re in the UK, go check it out!

Emma the Tiny Donkey

10 Oct

I came across this story about Emma, the tiny donkey with a prosthetic leg, and just had to share.  Typically when horses (or donkeys) break a leg, they have to be put down.  In Emma’s case, she was born with a deformed leg.

Fortunately, her story has a happy ending.  Because she’s a miniature donkey, she doesn’t weigh as much as a horse and a prosthetic leg could support her body weight.

I love donkeys in general, but mini ones are even better!  And her poofy bangs in the second picture?  So cute!

Here is Emma with her brand new leg:

You can read the full story plus see another picture of Emma here.

Hilarious Photo Project

26 Sep

Someone told me yesterday that Christmas is only 90 days away.  Insane!  Fortunately for you, I already have the perfect stocking stuffer- this World’s Best Father 2013 Calendar, aka funniest calendar I’ve seen in a while.

Dave Engledow started taking creative pictures with his daughter Alice Bee when she was born.  What started out as a whim quickly turned into an ongoing photo project.  Dave portrays a parody of the father he would never want to become–“distracted, self-absorbed, neglectful, clueless, or even occasionally overbearing.”

Here are some of my favorite pictures-

There are over 50 pictures in the series, so definitely check out his facebook page if you want to see more.  Which picture was your favorite?

Fish Tank Bed- Do Want!

20 Sep

I have a love/hate relationship with fish.  I think sharks are fascinating, I can watch Shark Week all day every day!  But I hate little fish that dart around unpredictably in the water when I’m trying to swim- they creep me out.  The thought of one brushing against me literally makes me skin crawl.  It’s a weird phobia!

Looking at fish though, is a whole other story.  I love going to aquariums and seeing all the sea life.  I think it’s amazing how many different types of fish there are; some of them are so brightly colored they almost look fake. And there’s something very relaxing about aquariums, the water is mesmerizing.  Which is why I think this bed would be awesome:

650 Gallon Aquarium Bed

Seriously, how cool is that?  Who needs to count sheep when you can count fish, literally.  This bed is filled with 650 gallons of water and can be yours for the small sum of $11,500 (not including fish!).

Buy it immediately and watch the sleepover requests start rolling in!

The Bridge to Nowhere

17 Jul

Every once in a while an architect decides to get crazy and build a bridge to nowhere-

This is actually an optical illusion, but it’s still pretty cool!  This bridge is in Norway and connects the mainland to an island.


If you view it from another angle, you can see it doesn’t just end abruptly-

 I bet people still slow down when approaching it head on though!

Best Ways to Celebrate Bastille Day

13 Jul

Tomorrow is Bastille Day or, as I like to think of it, the French Fourth of July.   That means it’s also an excuse to celebrate!  Here are some ideas to give your day a little je ne sais quoi…

Slice up a hot baguette, open a bottle of French red, and bust out the cheese board-

AHeirloom's Wisconsin State Cutting Board

Daydream about a  trip to the Gardens of Marqueyssac-

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Watch Papillion, one of my favorite movies.  It’s about an innocent man sent to a brutal French penal colony on a remote island.  You can’t go wrong with Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman!
 

And finally, find a French doggie to pet!

Have a great weekend!

The Real Starry Night

12 Jul

I feel like almost everyone is familiar with Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” right?

 
Have you ever wondered what inspired it?  Alex Ruiz has created a digital painting that imagines what Van Gogh might have seen when he was creating his iconic painting.   Isn’t it beautiful?

If you’re interested in buying a print, they’re available here.

Wanderlust

11 Jul

Happy hump day everyone! 

Some friends of mine are planning an amazing vacation to Scandinavia and hearing about it gave me a serious case of wanderlust.  How amazing would it be to go to one of these places:

Four Seasons in Bora Bora

The gardens at Marqueyssac in France

 Riomaggiore in Italy


Sky Lantern Festival in Taiwan


Mount Roraima in Venezuela

Preacher’s Rock in Norway


 Where would you most like to go?

Strangely Awesome Buildings

29 Jun

This post is courtesy of Montonsoup who sent me this link of 50 crazy buildings.  I really want to see some of these in person, I can’t believe they exist!

The Crooked House in Sopot, Poland
The Crooked House

The Ideal Palace in France- this reminds me of a sand castle for some reason.
Ferdinand Cheval Palace a.k.a Ideal Palace (France)

Stone House in Portugal-  this reminds me of The Hobbit!
Stone House (Guimarães, Portugal)

Erwin Wurm: House Attack in Austria

Erwin Wurm: House Attack (Viena, Austria)
For more pictures and details on these buildings, check out this site.  There are 50 buildings total and they’re all strange but cool!

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