Hitting the Links (1/20/10)

The Waffle Shop, 10th Street, NW, Washington, DC, January 20, 2010

Picture This. Ever find yourself browsing a show of photographs and thinking—hey, I can do that? Chances are we’ve all taken at least one really masters level snap in our lives (even if it was on accident, which is my usual m.o.) Thanks to Bumblejax, you can now give your  phabulous photo the all-pro treatment.  (via cool hunting)

House Envy. I confess to being a sucker for a good story. Like the story behind this piece by Erik Otto.  I was trying to make up my mind whether or not I liked it when I read that each of the editions is handpainted on upcycled album sleeves. (And no, I don’t want to know it if your first response was—what’s an album?) Not only that, but since the edition is put out by Working Proof, it means a percentage automatically goes to a not-for-profit of the artist’s choice, in this case, Architecture for Humanity.

Van-ity, Cupcake is Thy Name. I developed my love of food served from carts, vans, and other moving vehicles early: no stroll around the savannah in Port-of-Spain is complete without some roasted corn or an icie. And who can forget Sammy who kept me in potato knishes with red onions all through high school? I haven’t quite jumped on the cupcake bandwagon, but now that cupcakes come in a wagon, er van, I think I’m about to become a number one fan. (via UrbanDaddy)

The Writing on the Wall. I heart chalkboard paint. It now comes in bunches of colors. Uhm, do I really need to say more? (via Daily Candy. . . I think . . . )

Can I borrow $20? Seriously, peeps, I need this piece by Austin Kleon. One of my favorite ways to write a poem is to paste together bits and pieces of text that catch my attention until a narrative starts to emerge. I feel like Austin does the same thing, just sorta reversed. I keep adding words to make a piece of art, while he keeps deleting them. (Hmmm, maybe I should ask him if he’d like to do a collaboration . . .)

Can I come over? Yeah, yeah, I know I’m being real needy in this post, but I have to check out this redo up close and personal. I mean the homeowners lived in a tent inside their house while they were doing it. Who wouldn’t want to see the spoils of such commitment? My favorite moments? The two bathrooms—peep the (I’m so in heart with it) wire chandelier in bathroom one and the sweet-without-being-sickly babyish blue wall color in bathroom two. (via apartment therapy)

Can I come over, take two. Here’s what you need to know in order to understand why I’m gasping at this bathroom redo: I’m oh-so-slightly obsessive about green accessories, hence the nearly 10 pairs of green earrings I own. I’m also oh-so-slightly obsessive about bathtubs, which, coveniently, unless you’re in a coldwater flat, come in the bathroom. (Though I confess I’m totes in heart with the idea of a tub in the kitchen but I digress . . . ) For a tiny space, this bathroom packs a lot of punch. Take note of how the green accessories energize the blue, which in turn, keeps the green from seeming too neony. Also, notice how the dandelion decal  completely transforms the less-than-breathtaking window into a focal point. (via chez larsson)

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