Monday, August 18, 2008

Good/Weird Sh*t: Hybrids

I run into a lot of interesting items while I am trending for my job. I read a lot of websites and a lot of blogs which lead me in all sorts of directions, today I found The Runny Bunny over on Etsy. At first I was just completely captivated by her color choices of each piece, then I began to look closer and closer...

Why does that lady have a bunny head and why does that bird have a lady head?

Needless to say after figuring out what was what and that this work is only made from old hobby molds from the 70's I was hooked. So as a belated birthday gift to myself I bought my very own poodle hybrid: Arabella Dandelion Tweedie Sim II. I would like to collect most of them, mainly the ones posted, the other ones really are just kind of scary. And I am afraid if they ALL came together, they might plot my early death.

The artist Robin VanValkenburgh goes to great lengths to keep shipping costs down and recycles all packing material. I love supporting anyone who is eco-friendly and even better she ships worldwide and will do custom orders to boot!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Good Sh*t: My Best Friend the Photographer

All Photos © 2008 Alexa Vachon

Alexa and I met about 6 years ago through a mutual friend I found on my couch one night after one of our many crazy parties at 160 Driggs. From then on, we developed our friendship through our love of art and photography and the shared annoyance of stereotypical girl cliques. She is about to embark on a 6 month adventure overseas (you better come back!! :) ) to be the true photographer she is. (Keep an eye on her, good things are to going to happen!) I have posted some of her brilliant work and I cannot wait to see what is to come. I wish her all my best and that I will be thinking of her and missing her while she is away only to anticipate her return!

The pair of chucks I posted have been going back and forth between us for about 4 years now (it took all my might not to label this "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Shoes". Lord.). They might be more well traveled than the two of us combined! Let's see if I get this right and mind you, the majority of the traveling is Alexa, but I like to think I contributed as well: Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Boston, Las Vegas, Missouri, Texas, Vermont, Maine, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland, Paris, Dubai, Germany, Spain, Prague, Budhapest, Croatia, Italy...
I know I am missing a load more countries!

Good luck my favorite Canadian!

PPPS (is that legal?!)
Alexa made it safely!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Good Sh*t: My Third Decade

I am pretty sure I had to pick my jaw up off the floor for this one.
It's signed by the master of literary smut himself!
Thanks Joe!!

Vintage Martini Cookbook
The illustrations are absolutely amazing
and I am totally channeling Voila! Darlings!

Thanks Heather!

Awww, thanks Lizzy!
l. Blue Track Bike prints by Bicycle Paintings
r. The Blue Bicycle by Will Barnet

I just wanted to say thank you thank you thank you thank you to all my wonderful friends who came out last Saturday night to help me celebrate my 30th year! I feel completely blessed and speechless. My cup runneth...

While gifts are certainly not the main focus here, I thought I would share with you a few awesome gifts I recieved! WOW!