Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!


The fact that Halloween is on Friday this year is amazing. My two friends and I are going to be Powerpuff Girls tonight, we wikipediad them, and it pretty much describes are friendship. Of course including the super powers. I am going to be the green one.

Also the Village Halloween Parade is apparently recreating the parade scene from Ferris Bueller. CANNOT WAIT!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I admit it

I have a thing for facial hair. Whether it be a fabulous old man strutting down the street with a moustache and pipe, or a hipster with some adorable scruff. I dig facial hair, and I am not afraid to admit it. Thus I love this logo. Created by someone called TConrad on LogoPond.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Love him

So as the title says, I love him. Sadly the smell and taste of cigarettes makes me want to gag.

Found on ffffound.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008


YAY! The sale is still going on my shop. Ch-ch-check it out!


Okay, so my schooling and someday profession pretty much means the computer is and will be an integral part of my life. And don't get me wrong the computer is fabulous. But I hate computers. I do. I couldn't live without one. But I wish I could. Thus this sounds like the perfect day.

Found on ffffound.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Adrian Johnson

I was thoroughly amused by these illustrations by Adrian Johnson.

Images from here.

Friday, October 24, 2008


That's right, I am having a sale in my shop! You should probably go check it out, NOW! 
The sale ends 10.27.

Banksy's Manifesto

I love what Banksy's has as his manifesto on his website. That's right LOVE.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Michael + Ryan

I love Michael Cera and I love Ryan Mcginley. Thus I love this photograph.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Gwenda Kaczor

I came across this illustrator in my daily web travels and found her delightful. I hope you do to.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Subliminal Advertising

I went do dinner with a friend the other day, and he asked me if since I am design student if I analyze pretty much every advertisement I see. And at times, yes I do, and I really can't watch ads because my mind goes into overload. But it isn't just the design but the content, which is really part of the design. Like how in the original ads for the iPhone the person who was calling was Johnny Appleseed, subliminally putting in the idea that the iPhone was a piece of Americana. Oh man there is so much about those commercials to analyze.

This also means I am one of those people who always pick out all the product placements in TV shows and movies. So when I saw these posters that look like minimal movie posters, but instead of the actors names it has all the companies that had product placements, I was intrigued. But you know what, now these posters are advertising both the movies and the products all over again. And now I am part of that. Oh what a vicious circle.

Monday, October 20, 2008


Oh Banksy, you amuse me.

Image from here.

Sunday, October 19, 2008


I kind of like titling my post with just Yesss and Nooo's. 

Saturday, October 18, 2008


So if you were cool in elementary school you had an American Girl doll. Choosing which doll you were going to get was quite the laborious process. I think for most though, I know this how it happened in my case, you ended up choosing the doll that most resembled you. Thus for Christmas in 1st grade I received Samantha. She was wondrous. I loved her, and now I hear American Girl is retiring her. Well I actually first heard this because my friend said they were killing off Samantha. I thought that seemed a little extreme, and it is. They apparently felt that since she has been around for 22 years it is time to crudely push her aside, and make room for new dolls. Whatevs, I still have my doll.

Samantha, you will be missed.

Assassination Vacation

A couple of years ago I was looking for books to read and a friend recommended Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell. I bought it from the strand, but never read it because I thought why do I want to read some road trip book about history. Well I picked it up off my shelf when I finsihed Born Standing Up and I found out why my friend picked it up. It is amazing. Incredibly well written, hillarious, and very informative about our nations history. I read half the book in one day. I read it so quickly that I didn't even have time to update my What I am Reading thing on this here blog. Seriously, you should read this book.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Work work work + The Virgins

This week has been very busy with school work and internship work. And what have I been listening to why I am doing all this work? The Virgins, well actually The Virgins radio on Pandora. If you haven't heard The Virgins yet, I recommend that you remedy that.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

My Halloween Costume

I was looking for a shirt on American Apparel last night, and saw their ideas for Halloween costumes. I love the idea of being a nudist colony. It is perfect, sadly my friends vetoed the idea. Oh well, I hope to see some nudist colony costumes on Halloween regardless.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


I was walking down University the other day, and as I passed Gristedes I noticed the sign for the store, which is kind of falling into disrepair, but I kind of enjoyed what the wear and tear has done to the typography. So I snapped a little photograph.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Michael Part Two

Another Michael, but this one's last name is Cera. I really enjoyed this imagery Elle Magazine did in a past interview with Michael Cera.

This reminds me I still need to see Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist.

Monday, October 13, 2008


Around the time of the Olympics one of my favorite restaurants, Westville East, had this on their chalkboard outside. Love it. 

Sunday, October 12, 2008

I didn't need the NYTimes to know that

"The photograph was doctored by the "beautification engin" of a new computer program that uses a mathematical formula to alter the original form into a theoretically more attractive version.

The before and after shots of the actor James Franco were almost indistinguishable, suggesting his classically handsome face is already pretty perfect."

Well duh. View more on the NYTimes.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Born Standing Up

I just finished reading Born Standing Up by Steve Martin, and absolutely loved it. I love the way he writes, and found myself laughing out loud through the entire book. I highly recommend it (I also recommend his other novels Shopgirl and the Pleasure of my Company, as well as watching L.A. Story). Now I am trying to figure out what my next read will be.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Legends of the Hidden Temple

For my birthday this year, which was in July so this kind of a late post, my friend Jaime gave me the best present she has ever given me. (By the way when year for Christmas she gave me a fish, which really more a responsibility than a present. Then she asked me to name the fish after her.) It was the team barracuda shirt from Legends of the Hidden Temple. If you don't know about LHT (that's right thats the badass acronym) then I am very sorry. If you do know, you know how badly the barracudas kick butt. Jaime created these very life like images of us with Kirk playing legends of the hidden temple. BALLIN! 

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Married to the Sea

I came across Married to the Sea the other day while in class, and was very awkward and laughing under my breath. This is the problem with me using laptops/iphones in class. Not that I am not paying attention, but that I laugh while not paying attention.

By the way, I had so much trouble choosing which comics to choose, seriously I was laughing a lot in class.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Andrew Bird

I haven't heard his music, actually I had never heard of him until I received this e-mail, but I love him.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

It's Always Sunny in Phildelphia

I have taken to watching It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. My brother has been nagging me to watch since August, and I finally did last week. I watched the entire first season in one sitting, and then some more. It is oddly hilarious, and fits in perfectly with my weird sense of humor. There are so many things to relish about the show, so instead of listing them all for you I just recommend you go and watch. You can watch the whole series on

Monday, October 6, 2008


I love gossip girl, and I love Blair Waldorf. This is one of the greatest lines of the show. I just had reminisce about its greatness with you.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Friday, October 3, 2008


I noticed my last post segued me nicely into talking about another Wes Anderson film. I saw "Bottle Rocket" the other night. This is Wes Anderson's first film, and though I had heard lots about it I had never had the chance to see it. I am happy to say I really liked it. There isn't really a point, and you kind of leave it thinking random, but I felt the same with "Burn After Reading" and loved that. So if you like Wes Andersons films, I highly recommend tracking down a copy of "Bottle Rocket" and having an enjoyable 1 1/2 hrs.

P.S. If you have seen this, Kumar is pretty much my new favorite person.

P.P.S. I know this was made in 1996, but I am disappointed with the poster artwork.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Vice-Presidential Debate

I have been texting with my brother during the vice presidential debate, and what he has said amuses me so I thought I would share.

Me: Aww they both love Israel!
Brother Richanbach: But she doesn't love jews. She's just wanting first dibs on the holy land.

Me: She has no real plans just to move forward and make change.
Brother Richanbach: But you've got to move forward and make change. Simple as that. Straight up. I like her, she's simple and I relate to that.

Oh how Brother Richanbach amuses me. MAKE SURE YOU VOTE!

Bonus, my door man was wearing an Obama button when I got home today. 

Charlie Bartlett

I finally saw Charlie Bartlett, and now I want to be Charlie's friend. He is super-duper adorable. (That's right I whipped out the super-duper for this one) I am not ashamed to say I love a fictional character.

But if you have seen this movie, and I am hoping you have seen Rushmore, did you see some correlation between the two, at least in the very beginning if not in the rest?

Wednesday, October 1, 2008



This is a pretty fantastic pop-up book. I am kind of in love.

You can preorder it on our friend amazon.