Thursday, January 29, 2009

Lego my Hoodie!

Head Hoodie
Head Hoods, $49.99

How awesome is this? JUST LOOK AT THIS. The bright yellow. The creeping grin of the anonymous Lego Man? Doesn't this inspire shameless photo mockery on the streets? Creeping up to loved ones? Despoiling local scenery with your zany poses?

Exhibit A:
Other Head Hoodies-in-crime:

Exhibit B:
Exhibit C:
Be Still My Heart.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Happy Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year! It's the Year of the Ox, yo! I'm looking forward to eating well, receiving red envelopes, and getting a banging start into 2009. Enjoy the Pucca wallpaper? 
Free wallpapers at Pucca's site here.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

1940s Snapshot: Japanese Americans, Internment Camp

Japanese-American camp, war emergency evacuation, [Tule Lake Relocation Center, Newell, Calif.] (LOC)
Japanese-American camp, war emergency evacuation, [Tule Lake Relocation Center, Newell, Calif.]

 Taken in 1944 at an internment camp, photographer Russell Lee snapped these young Japanese-American women looking their fashionable best, despite their harsh environments. Quite sobering and quietly empowering; its a testament to the human spirit to the girls kept behind barb wire to carry on with their dignity and fashion. With the recent Inauguration, the closing of Guantanmo, secret prisons, etc. I can only hope that something like this won't happen again. A shoutout to The Coveted for blogging about this.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Fomato Cards: You want snark? You got snark.

You want weird, quirky greeting cards? Fomato Cards  has you signed, sealed, and delivered. The creative folks behind Fomato Cards love dishing the deadpan, offbeat, deprecating characters that skewer intended card recipients.  For my older siblings who are heading straight into their 30s, I thought these were perfect, cheeky cards to poke fun at (while I still can as a twentysomething). If you like the offbeat, these cards will be a mark to separate you from the rest of the Hallmark crowd. 

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Cute Cake Toppers

First off, I want to top a toast to my Seattle friends who got engaged over New Years break. Caught in the wedding planning frenzy, the bride-to-be is bursting for inspiration. Colors, theme, dresses, etc. Design*Sponge , who's in the midst of that, shared this plaintively cute find: Goose Grease wedding cake toppers via Etsy (I love the emo-glass couple above). In just a few ink swashes, the artists, Michelle and Kelly, capture a customizable sketch of your bride and groom on these wooden figurines. I fell head over heels over them and hope I can get my own custom bride and groom toppers for my future nuptials. I'm eyeing the cheongsam-clad bride below. Ahem.