Jul 27, 2012

branding the presidents

I forget how but I found this site where Meg Jannott brands the presidents. I think it's really cool and love all the different little details each pres gets. I also think it's awesome because I always forget certain people were president. 

I think I'll brand myself. And stamp everything I touch. Or sticker it. Scratch 'n' sniff sticker it!

Jul 25, 2012

3 things: galaxy quest

I like outerspace things right now. Clearly you would wear sequins and have an iPhone in space with a case that looks like space.

In other news, I smashed my iPhone screen. That never would've happened if I'd been in zero-gravity space. Probably never.

Jul 23, 2012

cover story: from the earth to the moon

I am most liking the top center cover and the one to it's right. I've never actually read this book but now I might just!

Jul 20, 2012

shop stop: the hatch

I like things that look like they're meant for children and I love stationery, pens and all the etcetera that comes with them. Some might call me immature and materialistic. These people would probably be right.

Anyway. The Hach is basically like the store of my office supply dreams. It's like if a child ran an office. This is what would happen. And I like it.

Jul 18, 2012

3 things: candy is dandy

As long as we're on children's books this week, Roald Dahl is kind of the king. Or at least a little prince wearin' little bloomers and he's got a little dog who also has little bloomers on his little dog butt.

Roald does great adult stuff, too - like A.A. Milne. Maybe they met once upon a time. Who knows?!?!

Anyway. I'd be perfectly happy with any of the above stuff. I love stuff. Stuff stuff stuff.

Jul 16, 2012

cover story: the house at pooh corner

I've been a fan of Pooh and his corner for years. A.A. Milne really knows what's up when it comes to life. I like all these covers and would say the top left is my favorite. Pooh's so engrossed in his hunny he can't even bother to turn his face towards the camera. And by camera I mean E.H. Shepard's pen. Whatever.

I also really like his stuff for adult people, like 

"When having a smackerel of something with a friend, don't eat so much that you get stuck in the doorway trying to get out."

Winnie the Pooh

Jul 13, 2012

i want to go to there: water bodies!

Lake Retba, Senegal. Mosquito Bay, Puerto Rico. Reed Flute Cave, China.

I like water when it's wacky. I've been to the Blue Lagoon in Iceland twice. Have yet to actually go in the lagoon yet, for reasons that shall remain mysterious. Anyways.

Apparently you can float in that pink lake due to it being super salty. I'm always afraid of super salty water because I imagine if I open my eyes while underwater they'll dehydrate and shrivel up into raisins.

The Mosquito Bay has little organisms in it that react when they're touched so it looks like it's glowing. So I'd finally get to feel like a real wizard.

And an underground lake both terrifies, as I'm scared of the underground and most enclosed spaces where I can't see the sun or moon. But it's just so pretty I'd take a chance on my claustrophobia. Maybe. Probably if I went all the way to stinkin' China just to see it.

Jul 11, 2012

3 things: camp scamp

So that top cabin is part of a hotel that's set up where an old summer camp used to be, and seems to operate like a summer camp would for the most part. But for grown-up type folk. I read about it while reading Martha Stewart Living when I was bored in a hardware store. And now I want to go to there. It's outside of Chicago though so I don't think I'll be getting there any time soon.

That lip gloss is delicious. I think they don't have it year-round or it might be discontinued but it smells exactly like s'mores taste and is wonderful. My other favorite Philosophy marshmallow product also seems to be discontinued or out of season, so I hope that changes round X-mas time.

And finally, I'm never getting a fun iPhone case, but I think this one is cute as buttons.

Jul 9, 2012

cover story: moonrise kingdom

In this column I'm going to feature different covers for various movies and books I like. I love movie trailers and movie posters when they're not hideous and I always like finding fun alternative posters. 

Most of these for Moonrise Kingdom were made as interactive posters for the internet, but I'd like them even if I weren't in a pretend computer world when I discovered them.

Jul 6, 2012

i'm a human bee-ing!

I used to hate bees. At my elementary school I got stung constantly - once on the palm of my hand. I accidentally put my hand down on a bee, so I guess I was asking for it. Anyway. Now the bees and I have made peace. I even rescue them out of the pool when I see them flailing around. I'm such a good person, I know.

I even did a spot of bee-keeping. The smallest of spots. But a spot nonetheless. I did not want any bees in my bee suit, but I do want designs of bees and bee-things on my suit suits. Suit suits are clothes or suits. Just FYI. Also FYI, for the future, I have a lot of 'I' that's just 'F' 'Y' so prepare yourselves.

So here are bees for putting on your person! I actually bought that dress online from ASOS, which is always terrifying to do but I like it a lot. It's a little more lavender in person, just FYI. I also have some different earrings from the the same company (Harbinger Co.) of the ones pictured above and I think they are just fan-flippin-tastic. They're super light because they're made from razor-cut bamboo.

Let's all be a friend to the bees, 'cause they need our help! And what better way to do it than through ice cream?

Jul 3, 2012

get animal hands or, i like animals in my jewelry

Sorry for the great absence from this space. I'm going to start it back up again! So stay tuned.

I would like a small and glittering bunch of forest creatures on my person. Who wouldn't?!? This group won't bite, poke, or give you rabies. I hope. I can't be sure.