Posts filed under ‘Silly’
I’ll admit it. I have a thing for the True Blood series / Sookie Stackhouse novels. (They’re a guilty pleasure and Alexander Skarsgard is cute.) And in the same vein, I switched on my inner adolescent girl and read all of the Twilight novels. (I’m seriously ashamed to admit this.) Well tonight, my gal pals and I went out to suffer through Eclipse. (You’d think that with the amount of money they’re making on those films, they could cough up some money for decent hair and makeup…at LEAST!) At any rate, all of this hoopla over the Twilight “saga” got me to thinking about Etsy. Specifically, I began to wonder if those crafty sellers there had begun to make Twilight-themed home decor. Why did I even bother to ask? Of COURSE they did…
Hip, modern bedroom? Check. Wall mural of a vampire / werewolf confrontation? Check.
I do like his hair in this image in spite of myself. But sleeping on this pillow is not something I could ever do.
How very…threesome of you?
I hope the owner of this room would never actually put other people’s faces on their wall. It’s altogether weird.
“Hey Grandma, can you hook me a heart rug that is ‘inspired’ by Edward and Bella’s love?”
Does anyone else think it’s weird to have the switch in the middle of his chest? Oh, and the release date of the movie? So strange…
I don’t think I’ll be able to look at houndstooth the same way again…
The title of this listing includes “Boudoir chic.” ‘Nuff said.
This looks like a Manhattan loft. With Twilight quote emblazoned in plastic over the chic, tufted headboard. I’d say a study in highbrow meets lowbrow, no?
Wow. A bedazzled Twilight fan. Perfect for the heatwave going on in Philadelphia at the moment…I wonder if little bits of glitter would get blown into your face?
The chunky painted fingers on this glass are my favorite part. The idea of drinking wine out of this glass is not my favorite part however…
Okay, so if any of you or someone you know are creating a room around the movie Twilight (or vampires/werewolves in general), then you absolutely MUST send me a picture. I just must see this decorating style “in the wild.”
Reading this post about stop motion on Oh Joy! made me remember a stylist friend of mine’s own stop motion video with vintage trinkets that she bought at the Golden Nugget flea market. I love it, and her work…so I thought I’d share it with all of you! (Also, here’s a link to Pia’s blog.)
One of the things I’ve been talking about lately at work is the art of packaging. The subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) exterior of the product itself that attracts us to it visually and compels us to purchase it…as opposed to all those other items on the shelves. Sometimes the packaging itself is better than the product inside. Personally I’m attracted to fabulous packaging like a mosquito loves stagnant pond water (good analogy, eh?), so this topic isn’t something necessarily new. But tonight the conversation was sparked due to a new purchase. Coffee.
Yes. Coffee. My love of the latino brands of coffee began with my obsession of the 50 cent espressos from the corner bodega near his apartment in Jersey City. They’re not just good, they’re AMAZING! And so, we began to explore those other brands of coffee. I’ve never been one to drink Maxwell House or Folgers anyways. (And don’t even get me started on how much I hate Starbucks coffee. It tastes kind of over-roasted.)
Anyways…so we tried Cafe Bustelo first. It’s delish! And since I really can’t find it anymore at our local store, I went around to another supermarket and found El Pico. Also delish! Anyways….the reason we tried them is because we loved their packaging. It makes me happy whenever I go to the grocery store and get one of the cheapest cans of coffee, in one of the best looking containers, and it tastes soooo good!
Oh, and in general, I have a thing for great tins. So it’s not like the coffee cans are a new thing. Here’s a smattering of some of my collection of vintage tins. These are pretty cool too.
How do you guys feel about packaging? Does it suck you in too? Do you feel the same way I do about tin containers? (ie. I hate throwing them out. )
Call me bored on a Saturday night, but I couldn’t resist changing the label on one of N’s spices while cleaning the kitchen. Seeing “Dill Seed” just struck me as too hilarious. And it will probably take him months to notice. I look forward to that day. Tee hee!