Thursday, September 23, 2010

Blog I Love: Hyperbole and a Half

Last week I was watching television in bed while Will sat next to me giggling at something on the laptop. Wonder what would cause my husband to be in such a fit of girlish giggles, I asked "what are you looking at?". He told me it was some girl's blog where she writes stories from her life. He continued to read and giggle and finally said that I "really needed to read it". I did and it is hilarious! I love her story-telling style and the simplistic but ever so amusing and effective drawings that accompany each story.

Check out Hyperbole and a Half!

Some of my favorites are:

The Party (the source of the gigglefest)
How a Fish Almost Destroyed my Childhood

I am still reading through so I am sure I will find more favorites.

You can also check our her Facebook fanpage with real pictures here.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Film I Love: Exit Through the Gift Shop

Movie Poster

Thierry Guetta aka Mr. Brain-wash

Shepard Fairey


Anyone who has heard of the infamous street artist Banksy will likely know that he is extremely secretive when it comes to revealing his identity. There has been speculation and reports of his identity but it seems that no one has confirmed his true identify. That is part of what makes the premise behind Exit Through the Gift Shop so intriguing. There was to be a documentary made capturing street artists doing their work including Mr. Banksy. However, through an interesting and mind-boggling turn of events Banksy instead turns the idea back on filmmaker (more like 'camera-man') Thierry Guetta and creates a wildly entertaining portrait of a man who at times seems crazy or genius and often both. Keeping to his reputation, Banksy, who appears in the film, still maintains the secrecy of his identity with his face shadowed or digitized and his voice muffled.

This film also features great interviews with other influential graphic artist including Shepard Fairey, famous for his iconic Obama poster and OBEY campaigns.

Check out the film trailer here!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Milk Glass

Not this kind!

This kind

I am thinking about picking up a few nice pieces of milk glass for my home decor. I think it might look great in my bedroom in particular since I have a black, white and yellow theme going on in there. I am still trying to decide if milk glass is kinda rad or kinda grandma...

I do like the way this large collection of milk glass is displayed:

These are some modern styles that are also quite sleek:

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Robin's Egg Blue

Recently I have come across a couple pieces of furniture covered in a beautiful robin's egg blue colour. I think this this could actually work as a great neutral tone in a living room space (or any room for that matter) as you can combine it with many colours and change the look of the room with the addition of a few coloured cushions.

I particularily like this Greg Hatton Hand-made Chair as seen on Decor8 today.

Another great example was a sofa seen in my most recent "Home I Love" blogpost.

It also looks great on walls.

Or as just a pop of colour in a white room.

App I Love: Cartolina

Now, I guess I shouldn't say that I love this app until I have actually used it but, I forgot my iphone at home today so I will have to try it out this evening. However, the concept is fabulous, the pictures are so pretty and I love the idea of sending greeting-card-like texts so I am sure that it will be lovable. Check it out!

UPDATE: this lovely app is not available until Sept 17th!
UPDATE #2: I purchased this app (for $2.99) and it is sooo pretty! I love it.