Thursday, May 27, 2010

Confession time

Hello fair readers, I have a secret to share.

I've started watching Glee.
I was inspired by Kurt Hummel's Dior gray bedroom in the most recent episode. I think I can make that color work in my own room.

Enough about me, let's go to some photos of the rooms that make me want to get some paint.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The joy of posters

I'm going to own real art someday. But as long as I live in substandard college housing where I can't nail anything into the wall, posters will have to do.
I'm currently in the 'cheap posters from that booth on move-in day' stage:

Chat Noir poster, with life imitating art. Yes, my wall is striped, but the colors are more saturated.
But I want to move on to bigger and better things.

Hail Minnesota from Aesthetic Apparatus. In Minnesota Twins Red and White, so I can further pretend to care about sports. 25 dolla.
Aesthetic Apparatus also has some pretty sweet test prints, if grungy overspray mish-mash is your thing.

Eventual goal is to get an original Shag. Of course the one I really wanted to get sold out. It would have been $150. Curses.

Monday, May 17, 2010

The good and the weird

The good:
Pantone may be the standard when it comes to defining shades and hues, (and creating those little fan books) but there's a new player to the field: Colourlovers. Less definitive, but cheaper - free to join. And if there's one thing I like, it's not spending money.

Because I would rather not spend my money on an automated solar-powered lawn-mowing robot. I'm content using an old-school reel mower powered by my lunch and my father's reminders.
Not only is the robot mower expensive, it is also evil.

I don't know if a robot can feel jealousy, but this one can. It's just out of peripheral vision, waiting. Lurking. And you can't unplug it because it's powered BY THE SUN. It's as though we don't learn from every bad horror movie.

Image stolen with love from Design Milk

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Haute design weirdness

I'm trying to remember the last time I saw a milkman, let alone a milkman who looks like the dutch boy paint mascot's creepy older brother.
This is a coatrack, inspired by seeds and those frustrating jigsaw puzzles where every freaking piece is EXACTLY THE SAME. Some mysteries remain. Does the coatrack hold milk? Does the photographer really like lactose? Where can I get those cool shoes?

Monday, May 10, 2010

Trash it

There is nothing more useless than a too-small trash can. When in doubt, go bigger.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Thank goodness its not 'Keep calm and carry on'

Retro To Go recently featured this vintage French poster. I'm unnerved.

I feel like if you're gonna put this poster up in your house, you're gonna have to choose between dogs or kids.

Mommy! Why can't I feed chocolate to the dog?
it's poison
But Little Red Riding Hood is!

And how are you supposed to respond to that? Children are far too young to understand the concept of 'justifiable homicide'.