Archive for November, 2010

Because you wouldn’t be caught dead using earbuds

Aside from personal hygiene and protecting myself from hearing loss at shows, I really don’t like putting things in my ears. Sure, earbuds are convenient and easy to carry around, but they can’t match a great pair of headphones. That’s why I’m totally eying the new Marshall Major. Designed for comfort in everyday day use, these headphones look stunning and make a great gift for music lovers. Even the box is sexy as hell. Well, for a box.

Say no to naked furniture

Everyone loves IKEA, there’s no denying it. Half of my apartment was miserably lovingly put together with those special little IKEA nuts and bolts. But it’s true that shopping there has its downside: all your stuff ends up being pretty plain. Mykea is trying to change that. Their funky designs are especially suited to cover IKEA tables, nightstands, bookshelves, and more. You can also become a Mykea artist if you really want to get the creative juices flowing.

Accidental awesome in photography

One of the best things about creative pursuits is what happens by chance. You might not intend for something to turn out the way it does, but that in itself makes it great. Take these double exposure photos by Ruby Mercier. She bought a camera with some film in it at a Goodwill and had no idea that the film had been exposed before taking pictures of her friends. She just so happened to shoot on top of someone’s wedding photos. My favorite has to be the one with the bride and groom getting all Creepy McCreeperson and peeking in from the side.

Han Solo in Carbonite Coffee Table

“Han Solo. I’m captain of the Millennium Falcon. Chewie here tells me you’re lookin’ for passage to the Alderaan system?” Not really, I’m just looking for a coffee table. [via Curbly]

A son gives his father something to look forward to with miniature comics

It’s never too early to start drawing miniature comics! Such is the case for Ben, the son of designer Rob Kimmel. Every day since kindergarten, Rob has been sending his son off to school every day with a sticky note on his lunchbox. Ben creates a story using pictures and words for his father to enjoy on every sticky note, resulting in a collection of miniature comics that are really fun to read. Sounds like a great idea, doesn’t it? I think it’s something really special and if you think the same, keep track of Ben’s growing comic collection! It might be exciting to see how Ben’s work progresses if the project goes on for a really long time (although I don’t expect him to use the same lunchbox after awhile). (via Quipsologies)

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