Friday, May 29, 2009

Time Travel

Check out these beautiful "Time Travel" posters - so clever!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sweet space travelers

I just love the sweet faces and pudgy bodies of these astronauts by Walter Krudop.

Books within books

How great is this bookcase? Holds books and looks like an open book. Genius!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Soft beauty

I needed some soft, beautiful images after a very busy day today, and these photos featured today on absolutely fit the bill. Look at the them long enough, and you can actually feel the stress fade from your shoulders (or wherever your stress camps out). The gorgeous photos are by Shana Rae.

She also has a shop at Red Bubble (which is a new destination that I must explore!)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Little Houses

Sorry I've been gone for a few days - a really, really bad cold just threw me to the ground. I'm on the mend, and wanted to share these super cute houses by Little Quilts and Little Houses (very appropriate name)

Friday, May 15, 2009

The Idle Parent

♠Unfortunately The Idle Parent by Tom Hodgkinson hasn't been published in the US yet, but I like the manifesto. And excerpts are available on Slate.

How To: Hang a Wall of Pots

I saw this idea on the Apartment Therapy blog this morning - love it!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Rules of Thumb

Heard about this website on the radio yesterday morning...

A rule of thumb turns information you have into information you need.

The goal of this website is to gather every rule of thumb on earth into one gargantuan, easily searchable online reference database that will be accessible from anywhere in the world and continue to grow forever.

For example: Count the number of times a cricket chirps in 15 seconds, and add 37. No, you didn't just calculate your age in cricket years - you measured the temperature outdoors in degrees Fahrenheit. You just used a rule of thumb.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Did someone say Etsy?

Yes, I'm addicted. There aren't that many places to window shop here in Muncie, IN so I browse online. My favorite place by far...Etsy. Here are some of my favorite finds. And don't worry - there are lots more where these came from.

Whimsical Animal Drawings by Poor Dog Farm:

Baby Rattle by Fröken Skicklig:

Beautiful artwork by Lee ArtHaus:

Fabulous suitcase pillow from Olive's Shop:

Gorgeous wallet by Urban Heirlooms:

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


So many fun fabrics at Tonic Living Here are just a few of my favs:

Monday, May 11, 2009

Friday, May 8, 2009


I love this illustration from Shawn Nielsen

Are these for real?

Nope, these are not photographs - they are the amazing paintings of Matt Condron

log bowls

A tad pricey, but gorgeous!

World's Smallest Postal Service

The World's Smallest Postal Service is a teeny tiny letter transcription service. Here's how it works: You write a letter (up to 120 words!) and it is transcribed onto tiny stationary with a magical transcription device.) It then goes into a tiny envelope which gets addressed, stamped, and sealed with a miniscule wax seal with your initial on it. The letter then goes into a see-through folded coin case and is packaged up with a magnifying glass in a larger glassine envelope, finished off with a large "World's Smallest Letter" wax seal. It is put in a sturdy mailer for shipping.

Alternative Motivational Posters

Great posters from Right Brain Terrain:

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Beautiful collage

I love Rebecca Peragine's work - bright, multidimensional, cute but not too cute.


Well, I'm new at this - and have definite reservations about whether anyone will find this blog remotely interesting. Honestly, I'm just running out of space in my bookmark list of fun things I've found online - handmade items, design objects, photos, illustrations, videos - that strike a chord in me. I wanted a place to gather all of these things - and a blog seemed like a good fit.

I see it as kind of a treasure hunt - and I hope you might find a treasure here, too.