Posts Tagged ‘whimsey’

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Where am I heading?

October 25, 2017

I am headed for Ann Arbor, MI. If I’m are lucky, I may spy some of David Zinn’s sidewalk chalk art.

Reblogged from David Zinn

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What am I driving?

October 23, 2017

The Pleiades

Messier object 45 is known in many cultures by many different names – the water girls, the orphan boys, the lost wives, and in Greek mythology, the seven sisters, daughters of Atlas and Pleione.

Yes, I bought a Subaru and I am calling her Maia.  Judging from the picture above, I may need to invest in some new clothes.

“The Pleiades in Japanese culture are known as ‘Subaru’ and are usually referred to as being seven stars. ‘Subaru’ also means ‘unite’ or ‘unity’ in Japanese. However, when the car company Subaru chose the name for their business, they decided to depict only six stars in the company logo, supposedly because only six of the stars are visible to the naked eye.” – Lucinda Riley

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Why am I hungry?

October 18, 2017

Japanese artist Yukiko Morita always loved bread. Not only was it delicious but there was something about that special combination of flour and yeast that produced wonderful flavors, beautiful tones, and adorable shapes that make people feel warm inside. This profound passion for pan (Japanese for bread and was borrowed from Portuguese) eventually led Morita down a unique path that combined lighting design and baking.

We originally discovered the artist at Tokyo Design Week back in 2014. Since then, Morita has made significant progress in making her one-of-a-kind lamps more accessible. She set up an online shop where she sells battery and wall-socket lamps. She’s developed some wonderful packaging design for them, and she even ships overseas. She also appeared at the trade show Maison & Objet in Paris over the weekend.

You can read more about Morita and her pan passion project here but yes, each lamp is made from actual bread and is preserved in a coating of resin.

From Spoon and Tamago

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What made me giggle?

October 9, 2017

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What’s ailing me?

September 26, 2017

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How am I talking today?

September 19, 2017

Like a Pirate!

 

 

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Where am I playing?

September 18, 2017

For the last several years, Danish design firm MONSTRUM has constructed wildly imaginative playscape features for playgrounds around the world with an intense focus on both artistic and architectural quality. The playgrounds are designed and built locally in their large studio just outside Copenhagen and then shipped in components to sites around Denmark, Sweden, Russia, and even Dubai. The design studio has a strong background in theatrical set design which lends itself to their thematic playscapes, one of our recent favorites being the “Justin Beiver” playround in Partille, Sweden. Collected here is a sampling of designs from the last few years, but you can see more on their website.

From Colossal