Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


In a better world you could do so much more.

Monday, August 29, 2011

"She was so in love with you
you had to elope. I can't imagine what it must be like to bury the love of your life and to have to sleep alone.
He was no saint but he prayed in his native tongue,
drove you everywhere, and slept by your side every night.
He loved you, and I loved you.
Maybe there is some solace in being loved."

Saturday, August 27, 2011

image by Geronimo Balloons

Jordan Ferney
interviewed LA based artist Jihan Zencirli. This snippet of the interview describing Zencirli's start as a Certified Balloonatic is lovely and utterly reinforces my love for helium filled spheres.
Real Simple: How did you become a “Certified Balloonatic and Master Balloon-Trooper ?”

Jihan Zencirli: A year ago, in a pinch for a birthday surprise for a friend I was meeting for dinner, I reached into my stash of random internet finds and came out with a 36″ round balloon. I ran to have it filled with helium at a party store– not realizing the enormity of the balloon and quite overwhelmed with this big mass! When I arrived back home, I thought it just looked lost and sad on curling ribbon so I whipped together all my favorite ribbon and made a long dramatic tassel of orange and purple. I arrived a few minutes early to the restaurant and I’ll tell you– every single person turned to look at me as I wrangled the balloon through the door. There was dead silence. After a few seconds, a man from across the room yelled, “Now that’s a balloon!” and started to clap, with the entire restaurant laughing and clapping with him. It was a really magical night- and in addition to my friend feeling very special, the mood and tone of the evening was very joyful and happy. People smiled big as we left- and I certainly don’t recall a more lovely evening with smiles and more social interaction between tables. After this electrifying social interaction, I decided to bring balloons to all my dinner dates, celebrations, gallery openings,etc. After a month of perfecting my balloons to hold more frill, and expanding my balloon colors, I was asked more times than I can count “Where did you find this balloon?”. After explaining that I made them myself, people started requesting to order balloons for their own parties and events. I would come home from my day job as a creative marketing director and go straight to my basement to make balloons all evening. After moving to LA in late April and falling into a perfect studio space, I’ve been lucky to be able to devote myself full-time as Master Balloon Trooper for Geronimo!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Bird And Banner created these handkerchief cards. Hankies are printed with messages and include outer envelopes so that they can be sent off to any lucky person of your choosing.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

                                                Thank you.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


This is so rad. It reminds me of the Philippines and the garlands of jasmine that I'd want to keep forever.

by BHLDN via Oh Happy Day

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

my mudda

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

you get what you deserve

by Exploding Dog

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

"Disabled woman given mermaid tail to help her swim."

image by WETA

from Neither Fish Nor Fowl

library find!

I finally got to see this in person.
image from Sophie Blackall's book Wombat Walkabout

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Jonas Merian is a furniture designer and photographer that started out in prosthetics and orthotics. He reuses older materials and creates beautifully designed furnishings. Considering the state of the environment, people's tendency to over-consume and discard goods at will, it's refreshing to see someone craft such ingenuine pieces of work out of readily accessible materials that would have likely been added to the contents of a landfill. All of the furniture Merian makes is for sale.

images by Jonas Design

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Sunday, August 7, 2011

come up!

Slay hooked it up with these collabo stickers with Catcult!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Whale You Miss Me

illustrations by ILoveDoodle

Founded by Lim Heng Swee, ILoveDoodle is an art studio headquartered in Malaysia that "hopes to be able to doodle a smile on people's faces." Within the artist's work, an appreciation for nature and beauty in life is presented. A better sense of this can found in the greater body of Swee's work. See bits and pieces of this  on Flickr.

Friday, August 5, 2011

trumpet and a whale

I'm not so sure what the back story to this is, but this makes me so happy.

via Boing Boing

Thursday, August 4, 2011

book bed by Yusuke Suzuki via Molly-Meg

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

SwankOne is a Los Angeles based graffiti artist and graphic designer.  His work is pretty damn amazing. I'm at a loss for words to describe his art. Seriously, there are very few people in the world whose talent is this mesmerizing. For instance the first two images are just snapshots of paintings Swank has done. To see these works in their entirety is like seeing the sun set for the first time. Ding dang Swank is dope. Check out more of his stuff on his bloggy.

images by Swank

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Diamond Juice by NERD Low Bros, Mr Penfold, Iggy and Billy

Berlin wall by Billy, Blue, and Nerd

wall by Nerd and Billy

Tasty Giraffe by Billy and Blue

images by Billy

Monday, August 1, 2011

image by  Eyeone from a Friends with You NYC show