Tuesday, February 28, 2012

{ You're Welcome }

for some reason it's being lame. So click for animation.

Friday, February 10, 2012

{ That Poor T Rex }

No, I'm not talking about Marc Bolan's band, T.Rex, but the oh-so-ferocious prehistoric beast, Tyrannosaurus Rex. But being ferocious isn't all it's cracked up to be if he lives in the modern world. I mean, just look at those arms! too tiny to function effectively. No wonder he gets all pissy and bitey. Either way this tumbler, TRex Trying is rockin' my sox. {via}

{ Wine Review IV: The Unsophisticated Wine Drinker }

It's been a little bit since I posted a wine review, even though I've been drinkin a lot anyways... so last night I made sure to review this one. 

Wine Review: Avalon Cabernet Sauvignon -Vintage 2009
Price: $10.99

Pros: I hadn't been drinking too much red wine lately (been really into champagne). BUT, the Loon had just made a delicious stuffed sirloin with asparagus, and figured that deserved a good decent red wine. and this one did not disappoint. The smell was light and fruity, and the taste was also fruity, I really noticed the hint of berries, and fairly dry. But I'm a pretty unsophisticated wine drinker... Also the 'alcohol' taste/ strength was not noticeable to taste, so very much a win in my book (remember unsophisticated).

Cons: maybe too dry? It boasted being aged in oak barrels for a few years, and neither the Loon nor I really got that flavor. 
 Overall: 85% - Totally would get this again (and pair it with red meat too). soo heart healthy, jk!

{ Cat Scan }

Found this too cute tumbler where visitors submit pic of their cats on a scanner scanned! What you lookin at kitty? Don't you know I don't care to see your butt... ctm.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

{ look at this curious post }

Someone has missed a sweet love connection, and right in the ol' A+A (art + architecture building) the einstein bagels moved in the year after I graduated, but I do know the ladies working in that building were sassy to a whole new level! my next bagel is dedicated to you, mr and finding your miss blueburry. {via}

{ mizmargauxxx's mix + king bean }

King Bean calmly rockin' out
It's been a good while since I posted music on here... maybe it's because I haven't had a chance to be out and about, since the arrival of my sweet boy. But man, I sure miss the whole scene. Last Saturday me + the Loon finally got the opportunity to hit the town, and in addition to consuming too much liquid courage, we also got to see a few of my fave local bands at the Pilot Light. Daddy Don't opened and killed it. But the highlight for me really was Yung Life and the headerline, Coolrunnings (it was also their album release show).

Yung Life - Breaker. This fave of mine is like all the best of an eighties teen flicks rolled into the beach burrito to listen to!

Coolrunnings -  Chorus. Not from their new release, but still my fave.

{ American Gothic Realized }

I don't know if it's the whole Santa Claus fiction thing, but I'm totally disillustioned to see the 'stars' of Grant Wood's American Gothic not in their traditional painting's garb. But either way I do love seeing the little Iowan house. American vernacular at it's best! {via}

{ Eye Candy: Plaid Love }

Totally reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright (at least for me)... These Plaid Benches by Raw Edges use interlocking colored wood to create a delightful "woven" pattern with wood ::swoon::  

Friday, February 3, 2012

{ Winx to Linx }

Synthesize by Anthony Neil Dart

  • Work from Anthony Neil Dart has been my latest graphic inspiration. It's a beautiful collage of information and text and imagery. Reminding me of Corner & MacClean beautiful landscape images, Dart's work uses images of beauty and limited color, but still very bold and capturing. Think Design Blog did a great interview with Dart, which worth filing away for a read of inspiration. {via}
  • While researching websites this week, I came across some beautiful examples, including this awesome full screen video website, Uniqlock. It might not seem like much, but the full screen/scaling site option is pretty new (to me) works beautifully in multiple sizes. And the super text graphics for the loading screen doesn't hurt either. 
  • Hot wheels on steroids - I was (and still am) a huge lover of slot cars and tracks. Having grown up with no brothers, my father treated me like the son he didn't have, so I had a few of these racing kits growing up (and still do!). But these tracks will blow any enthusiast away!  {via}
  • JCPenny's new logo screams America, but to me its more reminiscent of London's Mind the Gap campaign. I definitely see the market they were going after, but I'd have to say my verdicts still out on the revamp. What's your thoughts? {via}
  • I love bacon more than the average person, but I'm not so sure about this one. Bacon Flavored Diet Coke. {via}
  • Artist, Chad Wys new series, Nocturne and Process of Elimination series is total eye candy. Taking works of master paintings and leaving out gaping 'pieces of information' is great to see what conclusions or assumptions the mind recognizes and fills in. This is a beautiful way to revisit the classics. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

{ Nerdy Architecture Game }

My nerdiness is about to run amuck! NextArchitects have gone and developed and produced an ARCHITECTURE game! Ahhh! my inner architect (which seldomly gets to come out) is so excited!
All my knowledge from school can finally be put to the test... although, I still appreciate being texted for precedent questions. The game features iconic buildings and a set of infamous LeCorbusier for the player who is taking his turn. Originally launched in 1999 but only available to that damn awesome dutch Delft University, this is the second edition is the international version, meaning that it is produced in English, but also that the questions range right across the breadth of modern world history.

I can't wait 'til this is available for online purchase ...if you find it let me know. But when it is, expect a call from me for an uber nerdy board game night. {via}
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