hey kids - sorry i've been dark for so long but work has been insane and i want to do an update for year two of the blog. i PROMISE i'll be up and running again soon so in the meantime, there's this:
i came across this image the other day at work while doing research and despite all the absurd and questionable editorial fashion i expose myself to on a daily basis, this image in particular just really made me giggle. there's SO much stuff out there in the world of fashion that can give rise to an eyebrow or two but this outfit, in all it's pared down sheer simplicity (pun intended), i found to be magnificently absurd. in case you haven't realized it yet, the above is a shirt that evokes a particular form of the female figure which is fancy talk for makes men look like they have titties. you know those shirts you can by on the boardwalk of any shore town, usa with the drawing of the bikini clad lady torso and when you put it on, your head becomes the head for the torso and it looks like you're a scantily clad cartoon bikini lady?? yeah, there's really no difference between that and the above EXCEPT for the notable exception that booby tee up there probably costs $827 more than the $4.99 you'd drop for cartoon bikini lady (but hey, at least both forms of shop keeper would most likely be equally as surly towards you, so there's that...). i dove a little deeper into the "trend" that homeboy up there exemplifies and found the following images that i figured i should also share. enjoy the carnival or fine art or whatever they call it.
image inspired by this amazing site which allows people to submit their own fill in the blank letters to whatever or whoever, such as:
Dear old man,
Remember when you were really busy getting your driver's license and I was really busy getting my birth certificate?
the girl you shouldn't be hitting on.
or this one:
Dear baking soda,
How is it that you're good for baking AND cleaning toilet bowls?
words have never been able to describe my love (and borderline obsession) with kristen shaal. literally, toy story 3 was a better movie because of her, even tho she only had like 3 minutes of screen time as the triceratops. regardless, android has rolled out a new campaign with a bunch of ads starring the awesomely awkward diva. some are better than others but any kristen shaal is better than no kristen shaal, amirite?! more after the jump.
this project is beyond awesome. entitled "back to the future" and created by photographer irina werning, here's a summary of the project in her words. check out the entire project on her site as well!!
"I love old photos. I admit being a nosey photographer. As soon as I step into someone else’s house, I start sniffing for them. Most of us are fascinated by their retro look but to me, it’s imagining how people would feel and look like if they were to reenact them today... A few months ago, I decided to actually do this. So, with my camera, I started inviting people to go back to their future."
for anyone in the market for some serious statement footwear, the spring/summer 2011 jeremy scott x adidas shoes are currently available in full size runs in the employee store at work. i grabbed the teddy bear ones just for fun and now i'm debating between the flames and wings to actually wear out for the utmost special occasions. if you want a pair let me know :)
“When I asked how big you were, I meant like in inches,” she said. ”That’s what most people do.”
“Oh okay,” I said.
We sat in silence for about a half a minute before she finally spoke up.
“So you took a measuring cup and just sort of mashed everything in there?”
here's a super rad series of pop culture icon illustrations done in the calaveras "sugar skull" style of dia de los muertos celebrations (i think the illustrator's name is jonathan koshi). in addition to kermie, check out lego guy, alien, spy vs. spy, pac-man and unicorn after the jump.
this is actually one last psuedo-asia pic in that it wasn't taken in asia (or even by any of us) but i did LEARN about it in asia. back story to this is as follows: whenever coworker danny is asked for a document or file ASAP by someone else in the office, he immediately follows up the request at unassuming times with this image labeled as whatever is being requested. example:
average co-worker: "hey danny. can you send me that tech file for the new outsole pattern you created?"
danny: "sure dude... just emailed it to you."
average co-worker: "thanks man." (goes into email and opens attachment "outsole_tech.pdf")
average co-worker: "AAGGGHHHHH!!! TITTIE DOG!!!!!"
hello all. i hope you haven't forgotten about me. i'm pretty much the worst at updating this thing when i'm traveling and apparently as of this last trip, i can't even muster up the courtesy to give anyone the heads up that the blog will be down for the extent of the trip. if that's a problem for anyone, well, then, i hate you too.
was in china this time and didn't really take any pics throughout the trip so i haven't got much to share other than the above and below usual suspects of asian lost-in-translation hilarities and cross-cultural novelties. as for the above, i feel as tho it needs no explanation however captions included for the rest. party on!!
this last post is more of a photo essay as it chronicles one of the more awesome things i've done in recent memory. i of course refer to our visit to the colorado mills shopping center which contained within it's walls one of the most amazing gems this side of the mississippi: a lego outlet store. painted a daring shade of hardboiled egg yellow, the store was sparsely decorated and amateurishly merchandised. but that didn't stop us from seeking it out and dropping over $100. hit the jump for the adventure.
and as long as we're talking vehicles, here's another choice sighting that happend. the guy that owns this is literally "that guy" out of all colorado vespa owners. i see no difference between this guy and any generic internet troll who posts "first!!!!!!!!!111!" in a comments section.