Instagram Filters as Photoshop Actions | 7:14 am | 22 July 2011
TWEET: maker’s schedule vs. … | 7:10 pm | 18 February 2010
maker’s schedule vs. manager’s schedule http://bit.ly/cUJGTG
Hawk!! | 3:41 am | 18 December 2009
noteworthy: new kitchen phone ordered | 7:37 am | 6 August 2009
Now that all our landline phones are old school and corded, we’re tethered to exactly two working jacks. Incentive to wire up the kitchen is on its way, thanks to Richard at ericofon.com:
One of the many neat things about this phone is that I’ll have somewhere to stash the phonebook besides under the couch. The chalkboard is reversible to cork, which is nice, since even thinking about chalk sends me screaming into the other room.
tweet: RT In Iran, … | 11:38 am | 17 June 2009
client-vendor relations | 11:35 am | 27 May 2009
Too often, this is too true.
*this* is the new public voice of Ogilvy? | 3:54 pm | 20 May 2009
I think (hope) this is the handiwork of a Starbucks-fizzed-up intern, especially with the numbers of unemployed and talented writers and copy editors.
The URL is a tribute to the sixtytwothousandeleventh exclamation point and/or typo.
silver lining | 11:32 am | 21 April 2009
Good news for your eyes, at least, in this economy; in amongst the list of twelve brands likely to disappear:
Crocs footwear: The decline in stock price from $72 per share in late 2007 to $2 today, ongoing financing issues, consumer belt-tightening and the end of a fad, leads to to 24/7 Wall Street’s declaration thatCrocs won’t make it through the year.
disney trace-o-matic | 1:53 pm | 14 April 2009
Looks like the Disney Vault has a purpose after all – to keep us from realizing how similar our favorite classic Disney movies truly are. According to this video, Disney only ever made one movie, and they’ve been tracing it ever since.
BOK, BOK, Subservient Chicken now 5 | 5:01 pm | 9 April 2009
Save the TOY CARS — no bailout required | 10:24 am | 11 December 2008
Congress passed a consumer-protection law in August, to try to stop the flow of poisoned toys from China — but with no exemptions for small businesses, every single toy sold needs an expensive test to prove that it doesn’t kill you.
Read these, and go call your congresspeople.
Gallery of soon-to-be illegal toys from Etsy crafters
- A toymaker, for example, who makes wooden cars in his garage in Maine to supplement his income cannot afford the $4,000 fee per toy that testing labs are charging to assure compliance with the CPSIA.
- A work-at-home mom in Minnesota who makes dolls to sell at craft fairs must choose either to violate the law or cease operations.
- A small toy retailer in Vermont who imports wooden toys from Europe, which has long had stringent toy safety standards, must now pay for testing on every toy they import.
excellent Obama buttons | 9:13 am | 4 September 2008
finally a grown-up (sorta) | 10:17 am | 20 January 2008
I bought my first furniture that isn’t used and didn’t come from Target! A few weeks ago we saw these funny-looking chairs (in way uglier colors), and I sat down. I thought, “hunh, that’s really comfortable,” and moved on… then slowly got obsessed. Yesterday we found them again at Century House Leather Gallery, and in the car on the way over to the other location that had the colors I wanted (OMG xanadu), I thought, “Wow. My ass actually misses that chair.” The guy at the store said they call it “the buttbucket,” which is probably easier to pronounce than “Hjellegjerde Luna.” I like its OMNOMNOM face.
funny ad | 1:03 pm | 19 January 2008
I quite like this ad for ClearBlue pregnancy tests. I hope the agency gets the Tampax account, too.
Liger treat | 10:35 am | 5 November 2007
I like Leopard’s 3D dock, but those glowing blue dots are gonna annoy the crap out of me; here’s how to change them back to triangles.
leopard easter egg | 8:53 pm | 30 October 2007
zappos+++++ | 7:44 am |
I’ve ordered from them a few time and have been beyond delighted with their selection, shipping, return policy, and customer service, but this goes beyond awesome.
The Burqha skies | 7:44 am | 8 September 2007
Some people think Matt Lauer’s hot shizz, I guess this lady thought that airing her pudenda for him would win him forever. Instead, he appears to be be giving her a slow clap. No, actually, she got yelled at by the Dress Code Police of Southwest Airlines and almost kicked off of her flight. If it were thirty years ago, they’d have hired her on the spot. Oooh, I want those boots. Remember what it was like? When Southwest Airlines didn’t have hostesses in hot pants? Remember?
a failure to communicate, tool version | 8:40 am | 29 August 2007
Two staple guns, three boxes of staples, no love. Grrreaergh. If you’ve ever wondered why someone would throw three “perfectly good” boxes of staples in the trash, well, now you know.
it has a pepper bar! | 12:29 pm | 27 August 2007
If only it sings when you squeeze it… regardless; mine mine mine! They have ninja and viking kittens, too.
wistful, with hardhat | 6:51 am | 21 August 2007
(Cute, not icky.) | 8:29 am | 27 July 2007
next act, naming rights | 2:48 pm | 19 July 2007
When I launch my mommy-bar empire, the first three locations will be named Yoga, The Garden Center, and Day Care.