Posts Tagged ‘blog’

found and lost on tumblr

Friday, November 11th, 2011

The photo above has been reblogged on tumblr 296 times. According to its tags it was taken in Istanbul. You’re lucky to find out even that much on tumblr, even if you follow the chain of rebloggings back to the original posting. I guess that’s why they call it tumblr. Don’t even get me started.

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Best DIY of 2010: Fence Bench by The Brick House

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Morgan at The Brick House made this beautiful bench from some old fence posts and a pair table legs salvaged from worn vintage side tables. Utterly clever. Entirely recycled.

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The Brick House

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Often the “before” shot is better than the “after,” but not here. Above is a nice use of nearly black paint on an old plaster wall in this Hemet, California midcentury cinderblock house. Via the blog The Brick House. Read the entertaining FAQ, in which the homeowners talk about buying nothing for more than $100 (except the house of course).

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Alexander Calder with car

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Calder with his self-designed BMW. His face too is a good design.

Via the always interesting Wary Meyers, authors of the fun Wary Meyers’ Tossed & Found: Unconventional Design from Cast-offs.

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You cannot serve God and Mammon

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

This is one of the few instances when I actually hit the “Approve” button on a spam comment. (See original post here.)


The other godlike pleasure in owning a blog is deleting comments even when they’re not spam. The moderator of Decorno deletes any comment with “LOL” in it.

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Saturday, March 20th, 2010

Does letterhead design reveal anything about the owner? Was Elvis himself responsible for that cool but unexpected minimal design (and if so, the terrible kerning of his name, too)? These are all from the blog Letterheady which collects letterhead stationery from an a wildly divergent group of people, organizations and eras.

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