Posts Tagged ‘humor’

Typography over at the Russian People’s Home

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

The Russian Hall, formerly the Russian People’s Home, consistently produces typography so clear, so straightforward, so capitalized it is a manifesto in itself, design or political. This what happens when you try to produce design degree zero: the more you eschew style, the more you achieve it.

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Decorating the writing/sewing/gun room

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

From The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement, 1972. Via here. And for the family outdoors, see here.

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Best 6 year-old dinner party guest: Noah

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Noah: ‘I can’t help buying Doctor Who cards’. Photograph: Caroline Irby

I want to sit next to Noah, age 6. He was interviewed for the Guardian’s Seen and heard series of chats with children:

The world is being destroyed. It’s like summer in the winter now.

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Reference Library is much less academic than it sounds

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

The founder of referencelibrary says his blog was born out of his eBay disappointments, as a sort of consolation catalogue of all the things he didn’t win. The photos tagged “Items I Didn’t Win” are so beautiful you can almost feel his disappointment. He has a really good eye, and you can easily imagine how nice his place must be despite his losses.

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Thank you, deletia, for rolcats

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

I found this on the consistently entertaining blog deletia. It was taken from Rolcats, a site featuring fake English translations of an Eastern Bloc version of Lolcats. Rolcats makes Lolcats look very, very amateur, which granted is not difficult. Below is the translation of the caption above, and deletia’s response:

It’s pretty hard for me to express how much I love this.

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Man discovers darning by accident.

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

This blog post by Mr. Skona wins this week’s prize for ingenuity and charm.

My lovely wool socks (please excuse the pills) were starting to get a little threadbare around the heels and the ball of the foot. The rest the sock was fine so I didn’t want to recycle them or resign them to dusting pile just yet.

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