^ 18 Less-Than-Inspiring Wallpapers. They’re are about to be incorporated into all of my computers.
Why would anyone sell a book for a penny on Amazon? I’ve always wondered about this. Mystery solved.
^ Were you aware? In the 70s, Bhutan had postage stamps that were made of playable vinyl. Learn more here.
^ I yearn for one of these scarves. All the whimsy of an animal-scarf; none of the horror of a literal corpse around your neck. (I keep seeing real vintage mink stoles at antiques stores. The eyes, guys. The eyes.)
^ Can you beat my stats (above) at the 1-minute typing test?
^ A little girl raised in a concentration camp was asked to illustrate “home.” I found this in a collection of photos with the click-bait-y title “21 Photo Backstories Scarier Than Any Movie.” Despite the eyeroll-inducing title of that article, a lot of the photos really are creepy/sad.
Oneword.com is a site that gives you one word and one minute to write about it. A great idea for freewriting exercises if you have creative block.
^ 26 Photoshop Actions. I haven’t played with these yet, but they look promising. (Here are some more graphic design freebies, while we’re at it.) Speaking of design — love infographics? Infogrades is a site that curates the best. Go learn something!
50 Different Ways to Lace Shoes is definitive proof that no matter how banal something is, someone is profoundly interested. It takes all kinds to make a world.
^ And, finally, here’s Siri being a bitch, as usual.
Behold, friends, some Internet fineries:
^ I just discovered the work of outsider artist JJ Cromer. I am besotted.
^ I also just discovered Linda Tegg’s work. My favorite series is the one with dogs (of course).
The Sororitea Sisters is #4 on the Top 100 Tea Blogs & Websites for Tea Enthusiasts! I’m a proud Sister, and I’m so psyched about this. My posts are here.
In praise of soda: an article I fully support, even though I’m trying to drink less of the fizzy delight myself.
^ Figurines based on Heironymous Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights (and other works) are available. I want every one of them. Will you help me convince my husband they’re in line with our décor?
Did you find anything you really dug this week?
These past few days have taken a toll on us all. We deserve to treat ourselves to a few fun links. Stop strolling through your racist aunt’s Facebook rants and start checking these out instead.
If you think dancing, neon-colored spiders sounds kind of cute, you’re right!
^ A photographer started recreating the iconic Scary Stories to Tell In The Dark illustrations with beautiful photo collages.
The only thing on my holiday this year is getting an AI-enhanced talking Billy Bass fish like this.
^ Every designer will nod knowingly at this delightful page of Famous Artworks Ruined By Clients Who Think They Know Better.
I’m very happy to have found Mari Andrew’s Instagram account. The artist turns the little painful moments of her life into the cutest comics/doodles.
^ Wanna learn about architecture and make fun of hideous McMansions at the same time? McMansion Hell is for you!
^ You know you want one of these onesies. This photo is the beginning and end of my modeling career. It was good while it lasted. Warm. Soft. I didn’t have to lose a pound.
^ When not modeling, I throw fancy tea parties. If you want to throw one of your own, here are a few tips!
I hope this helps with your day, everyone. Stay strong!
Listen, guys, I’mma let you finish, but Jeff Goldblum is the sexiest of all time.
Does anyone else need this shirt? ^ Or this messenger bag? Or these boots?
I’m rather miffed that this article thinks conscientiousness and creativity are diametrically opposed. The former is always praised; the latter is always oppressed. When I was in art school, almost everyone around me was doing more drugs, getting in more trouble, and showing up late to class. However, there were people who put their noses to the grindstone and got it done, and I don’t think their work was necessarily “less creative.”
Did you know that most of the effects in the Grand Budapest Hotel were built by hand? Holy shit.
The Mars One mission has selected its 100 people. Here’s a little more on what their lives will be like.
Funny: How about we go outside and settle this like emotionally stunted men? and Reasons we can’t have a baby, honey.
Of course there’s a service that will make a custom plush out of your pet. And of course I want one of Willie. I’d also like some octopus Avengers plush.