jill gallenstein

These amazing pen and ink drawings are by Jill Gallenstein of Columbus Ohio. They are so intricate and pretty! I love them! See more here!
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Lucy -Mar 04, 2009, 3:53PM
so pretty!

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As someone who really enjoys watching people, this video just delights me! On a vacation in Tomakomai, Hokkaido, Japan, some people put their camera on the conveyor belt at a local sushi restaurant. I love watching everyone’s reactions as they notice (or don’t notice) the camera rolling by! It’s like a little seven minute vacation…

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Chloe C. -Mar 05, 2009, 12:41PM
Thanks for the trip! I liked how everyone seemed so good natured & not crabby. I was very curious about those stacks of plates!?& couldn't figure out the plate system.
pruittfpgirl -Mar 04, 2009, 1:35PM
haha! I totally agree, I think when the camera went into the kitchen is my favorite part!

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Remember this awesome music video by Lisa Hannigan that I posted a while back? The pop-up book is so cool, and the song is really sweet!

Well, I have some fun news! Lisa was so kind as to donate three t-shirts, three packets of adorable buttons, and three copies of her new album, Sea Sew, for me to give away to you! How awesome is that?! The stuff is all very cute too! And who doesn’t want a free new album?

So now is the fun part – the giveaway! For your chance to win a Lisa Hannigan t-shirt, album, and some buttons, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post and answer one of the following two questions:
What page in the pop-up book in the music video is your favorite?
What type of music is your favorite?
Three comments will be chosen at random, and if your comment is one of those chosen, you win! It’s just that easy! Don’t forget to include your email address with your comment, so that if you win I can contact you! I will announce the winners tomorrow evening! Yay! Good luck!
P.S. In Philadelphia? Don’t miss Lisa’s show at the World Cafe on this coming Thursday night! It’s an event not to be missed! See all her dates on her site!

aminosauren -Oct 05, 2009, 3:44AM
I think i love the boat the the very very beginning of the song. so delightful and gallant!
Pallavi Goel -Apr 14, 2009, 8:01PM
I love all music! Some of my favs are MGMT, Amy Winehouse, Modest Mouse, the Killers etc.

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map-like quilts

I saw these gorgeous map quilts by Leah Evans on Design Crisis, and I am really impressed with them! I love maps, I love quilting, it’s a great combination! They sure look like they’d be difficult to make, though worth it! To see more of Leah’s work, check out her site, and for more interesting quilts, see here, here, and here.

-Mar 03, 2009, 7:38PM
if you think these are cool, check out bonnie peterson. www.bonniepeterson.com. she's amazing and uses maps and her travels as inspiration!

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make a kitty hat!

Ah! I love this kitty hat, and its cute little ears! I am definitely going to make myself one too, since happily CraftStylish has a sweet tutorial for it! Check it out if you feel inclined like I do…

Kate -Mar 04, 2009, 9:41AM
Why can't I resist a hat with ears?!

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kirsten lepore

I really love this video by Kirsten Lepore! It is so adorable, and it uses food as the characters! Enjoy!

“Sweet Dreams” from Kirsten Lepore on Vimeo.
Via Booooooom!

kaycee -Mar 04, 2009, 5:30PM
i saw this on youtube before reading this, and i thought it was the cutest thing =]
I Kat -Mar 03, 2009, 11:30PM
The Story of North America Submitted by Kirsten Lepore RATE THIS SHORT: ... Thanks so very much to Kirsten Lepore for submitting these awesome cartoons.

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earring fashion

Have you guys seen these behind-the-ear earrings that have been popping up lately?

There are pictures featuring them floating around the internet, but I haven’t really seen information about them. I like them! Do you? Would you wear them? Have you heard anything about them? How on earth do they stay on?
Pictures via Fashion Fille.

Dana -Mar 10, 2009, 5:07PM
The model that designed them years ago is named "Anouk Lepere." She never had her ears pierced, but still wanted to wear earrings, so she designed pieces similar to these back in 2002. I can't really find any other info online, and I know this comment is a wee bit late, but better late than never! p.s. this has got to be the most adorable blog ever to grace the internet
Savanna -Mar 04, 2009, 4:20PM
I saw a pair in Nylon and they were Limi Feu earrings but I can't find anything else about them online such as purchasing them.

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As you may have heard on the weather, Philadelphia is a little bit snowed in today…
…but the dogs love it!


Morgan -Mar 02, 2009, 6:43PM
We got snow too!! here in Va! I go to school, it feels like, in a whole different place than where I live on breaks. On breaks I live where it rarely snows and at school today we got a foot!! I went sledding for the first time! On lids to our recycling bins wrapped in trashbags. It was so fun. Glad your dogs enjoyed it!!!

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arbor sculpture

These trees manipulated into sculptures are so interesting! They can be found at the Tree Circus of Axel Erlandson. Erlandson passed away in 1964, but people are still enjoying his trees at their home in Gilroy, California. More about arbor sculpture here, and more about Axel Erlandson here.

erin -Aug 01, 2009, 12:03PM
gives new meaning to having a vision...and the patience to make it happen.
Becky -Apr 25, 2009, 3:43AM
Hi this is Becky form Pooktre Most of these trees are the work of Axel N Erlandson and his name for his trees is Tree Circus, and not Arborsculputre. To see more of his trees go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axel_Erlandson or http://www.treeshapers.net/axel-n-erlandson.html The last tree belongs to Aharon Naveh and his name for his trees is Tree sculpture. To see some more of his work go to http://www.treeshapers.net/aharon-naveh.html or http://www.geocities.com/aharonaveh22/index.htm None of these trees have been Arborsculptured. Arborsculpture relates to Richard Reames's method of shaping trees. At Wikipedia there was a consensus that a neutral name was needed for the artform, and Tree shaping was decided upon. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_shaping You may be also interested in visiting this website http://www.treeshapers.net which shows photos from all the different tree shapers from around the world.

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We are really excited to be selling jewelry from Nikki B designing from Santiago,Chile. Nikki employs women in Chile to bead jewelry in their homes on their own time providing extra income. The extra income helps many of these women and their families, paying for running hot water or their children’s education.
Nikki’s inspiration is the beautiful country of Chile, it’s colors and landscape as well as her own intrinsic modern taste. The jewelry is made with glass beads, handmade sterling silver and vermeil beads, seeds, shells, semi precious stones, silk thread, leather and local mystical wood carvings from the mountain region of Chile.
Check out all of Nikki B’s styles on freepeople.com

kaycee -Mar 02, 2009, 12:27PM
i love the second necklace! it is so delicate and pretty yet very fresh looking...so simple yet it looks like there could be flowers or shells on it! i love it!

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Ah! I want a book ring by Ana Cardim! So cute, and I’d never forget anything again!

e liquid -Apr 28, 2009, 1:19AM
Cute idea for book lovers.
Esoteric -Apr 24, 2009, 12:04AM
Oh my, quite lovely. /hug

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I am obsessed by the graphics on these antique German notgeld, or emergency money. Notgeld was printed by small municipalities and town banks in Germany from WWI through the 1920′s and 30′s. Though it was not legal currency, it was generally accepted, and actually proved useful due to the outrageous inflation in Germany at the time. These scans are all from Flickr user Iliazd, who has an awesome notgeld set with something like 900 different marks in it! If you love sweet graphics or history, or both, be sure to give it a browse.
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