A giant pile of wieners via imgur.com
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
In case you didn't know, today is National Cat Day. And here are some famous cats in film history.
Pet Semetery (1989)
Alice in Wonderland (1951)
The Cassandra Cat (1963)
The Cat from Outer space (1978)
A Cat from Paris (2010)
Cat's Eye (1985)
San Soleil (1983)
Austin Powers; International Man of Mystery (1997)
The Private Life of A Cat (1944)
The Sick Kitten (1903)
images via rottentomatoes
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Canopy bed sculpture by François Lalanne. I'm a big fan.
An early Paris apartment living room of Jacques Grange. French Style Magazine. Suzanne Slesin & Stafford Cliff. Jacques Dirand photography c 1982
photo via trouvais
I just notice that the whole time I haven't posted anything about the front part or the original part of my house. Here we are putting some love back to this long neglected part of the house.
We stripping the old paint off the windows. These are super old windows, the frames are bumpy and crooked. It needs a bit of work to straighten them out.
When I just bought my house years ago, my friend Stacy said it's such a cute house but why burgundy windows? This is my chance to redeem my self with Stacy. I painted some color options on photoshop to see what color to chose. I'm leaning toward option3 just because I'm just so tired of making decision. Option3 keeping the same base color change the windows to grey. Is that better? Or that's too depressing?
Never mind the mess, we got backsplash! My kitchen started to look like a real kitchen. I don't have to imagine anymore how it would turn out because it's awesome!
I love the look of subway tiles because it's classic and it goes with our vintage style. We picked inexpensive beveled subway tiles we found at Homedepot. It was about $4/sqft.
We finish the edge with left over Caesarstone we used on our countertop. I think like it better than using bull nose tiles. I just think sharp edge goes better with my cabinet doors.
We haven't grouted the tiles yet, but it already looks like it has dark color around the tiles. Which I like. We would probably go with dark grout just because it's good for hiding stains. Any thought?
Friday, October 18, 2013
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Aircraft designer Ernst Heinkel saw the Iso Isetta(another cute car shaped like dumpling), and decided that he could do one better, using aircraft principles and making it lighter yet faster with a smaller engine. In 1956 he introduced this wonderful 3 wheeler car, the Kabine 153. So cute, yet sporty.
photo via autowp
This is what happened when you give stickers to kids. They just make art!
Artist Yayoi Kusama built a white space and fill it with white piano and furniture. Over period of 2 weeks, children visitors got to put stickers and fill in this white background however they want. And this is what we ended up with. The installation, entitled The Obliteration Room, is part of Kusama’s Look Now, See Forever exhibition at Queensland Gallery of Modern Art.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Siata (Societa Italiana Auto Trasformazioni Accessori) began in the 1920s as a tuning company making parts for Fiats, but progressed to making cars in the 1930s. The 400F used Fiats superb 2-litre V8 engine with twin Weber carburettors, producing 125bhp. With its engine designed by Dante Giacosa, and chassis by Rudolf Hruska, it wore an ultra-low "berlinetta" body styled by young designer Giovanni Michelotti for Stabilimenti Farina and built by Balbo. It is believed that less than 10 berlinettas were built, along with around 25 convertibles, one of which was bought by Steve McQeen.