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?

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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
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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!

Do Want- Secret Passage to Narnia

28 Jun

When I was little I used to beg my parents to build a house so we could design it ourselves- and so I could have a secret passage installed with secret rooms.  I’m pretty sure I wanted it to have a kitchen (snacks!), a library (nerd alert!), and a living room.  This is even cooler though, and a dad legit built this for his daughter:

Wardrobe hidden Narnia themed room 2 Wardrobe with a hidden Narnia themed room inside

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I’m so jealous!  Isn’t this the coolest thing ever?

The Most Beautiful Data You’ll Ever See

27 Jun

Has anyone seen the show “America Revealed” on PBS?  It explores the patterns and rhythms that make America work and displays complicated data flows in the most beautiful ways.

This is what America’s internet access looks like:
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This picture is of U.S. job losses
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Here is what Domino’s pizza supply chain looks like- isn’t it hauntingly beautiful?
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And here is the route of a pizza delivery man in Manhattan:
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You can watch episodes of America Revealed (and see more beautiful pictures!)  for free on PBS’s website- http://www.pbs.org/america-revealed/

80’s Mall Madness

25 May

Ah the 80’s.  A simpler time when getting dressed meant throwing a large t-shirt over some leggings, and doing your hair meant finishing off a bottle of hair spray…. times were simpler then.  And judging by these AMAZING pictures of mall-goers in 1989, a lot more entertaining. 

Look at this hair!

Do people still get letters in high school?

So much to love here. Man tanks, quasi mullets, black sneaks…perfection.

This picture is amazing. First of all, what the heck is Tape World?  I’m guessing like Blockbuster only exclusively with VHS tapes?  Also make sure to notice the handsome devil in the background, in the tiny shorts and mustache.

Flannel and a dad in denim on denim.  Dad’s jeans are a pretty dark wash for the 80’s.  He was ahead of his time!

If you want to see a lot more amazing pictures, check them out here.  What was your favorite 80’s fashion statement?

Birthday Doggies

15 May

Today is my birthday so I want to celebrate in the best way possible- with pictures of puppies!  

I love the month of May because summer is right around the corner.  I’m excited for pool parties-

And hanging out with my friends

Going on road trips

And exploring new places

Now I really want a puppy!  (hint hint Mr. Obbs).  What are you most looking forward to this summer?

Pancake Art

10 May

Are you hungry?  Well you might be after you read this post!  Check out these amazing artsy pancakes created by Nathan Shields:

Doggies!
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Marine animals (I think these might be my favorite!)

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Organs (not as appetizing but still cool!)
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Check out many more pancake designs here.

I would love to see Nathan incorporate some chocolate chips into his designs, chocolate chip pancakes are my favorite!  

 

Cinco de Mayo & Kentucky Derby!

4 May

How often do two such spectacular events collide on the same WEEKEND day?  Not often is the answer, so huge celebrations are in order!  Instead of choosing one, why not celebrate both Derby Day and Cinco de Mayo?

Cinco de Mayo
Kick off your Saturday with a Mexican inspired brunch.

Huevos Rancheros

Make the perfect margarita.  You can’t taste the beer but it adds a nice kick!

Snack on some darling pinata cookies

Cinco de Mayo pinata sugar cookies

 And of course, play some Mexican tunes!

 
Kentucky Derby
Pick your pony.  For the last 3 years I’ve somehow blindly picked the winner (seriously!) but of course didn’t wager anything.  This year I have a friendly bet going and will be rooting for Creative Cause.

Meet all the horses here.  Who do you like?

Make a mint julep.  Such a civilized drink.  And the mint makes it so refreshing!

And don’t forget to grab a huge Derby appropriate hat.

 
 Have a fun weekend!

Websites as Dresses

27 Apr

Have you ever wished you could wear your favorite website?  Um…yeah me neither.  But designer Victor Faretina apparently did and so created conceptual dresses for some of the big ones- Google, Twitter, Yahoo, etc. 

They’re pretty cool!

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Thoughts?  I think the Wikipedia and the Google dresses are my favorite.  You can see more dresses (YouTube, Mega Upload, Twitter, etc) if you click here.  Which one do you like best?  Would you ever actually wear these?

Europe According to Americans

19 Apr

I thought this was hilarious- and kind of true (lol Dracula)

There is also Europe according to the British:

And, of course, the French:

And finally, Europe according to the Swiss:

Which one is your favorite?  I think I like the French one the best, it’s so ridiculous!  Check out bigger pictures here.