I'm gonna be off for a couple of days. Probably will be back on Friday or sometime this weekend.
Have a great half week!
May 28, 2008
May 27, 2008
To be honest, I'm not big on craft. When it comes to sewing I have 2 left hands. I tried to sew a scarf a long time ago, and it ended up looking like the famous Lombard Street in San Francisco. But I definitely like this site. There are posts about interesting plushy items. There are a lot of amazing pieces of artwork. There a lot of cute items, but also items that resemble the Ugly Dolls and the Happy Tree Friends. Not everything are puppet, dolls and stuffed. There are also un-animated objects such as the calculator and the food, As well intriguing ones. I love the Meekrats! They are so adorable. Everything here is handmade. That's impressive.
I also liked the name of the blog ;-)
May 26, 2008
Wow, Robbies Reels is a fan site dedicated to the 16 mm film collecting. There is really a lot of information here. Here is the site's introduction:
"Welcome to the wonderful world of 16 mm film collecting. What a great feeling to set up aprojector and show your films on a screen as large as you want. Feel free to browse around, there are lots of 16mm films for sale, By clicking on the sales page you can find Features, Shorts, Cartoons, Featurettes, Trailers and much more. Since 1983 we've been selling films by mail order and the Big Reel publication. Be sure to check out the 16 MM TIMELINE with lots of great new info on Castle Films, Official Films, The Kodascope Libraries, Soundies, Blackhawk Films & how this great hobby has progressed over the years."
I suggest you start with the "16 mm Timeline", once you are done reading that page, scroll down to choose the decade you want (starting in the 1920's). Personally, I liked the 1930's the best.
A small collection of famous ad characters "from MLT Creative". A graphic design company from Atlanta that does B2B communication. strategies and marketing solutions. MLT stands for Mitchell Lindberg and Taylor. If you want to read more about them, go to the "learn house we launch ideas" option.
However, this isn't why I'm posting this. Even though I am disappointed that there is no portfolio. ;-( As someone who is in the same field, I'd love to see their designs. Maybe I'm missing it? I am posting this because I liked their ad characters' collection. It's small but it's awesome. There is a bit background information for each character.
The characters above are Chesty Boy (Chesty Potato Chip) and the Coronet Brandy Waiter.
Ad Character Collection
May 25, 2008
This Italian site is great. Those hair and fashion style are quite something! That is a heck of a nostalgia here. The people in the photos are mainly singers, actors and models (when they they were in their prime) posing in fashion. Many are Italian, French and British. The Americans are here also. Aside from the clothes, glasses and boots are also included.
A little trivia, do you know who the man with the long hair and the wide pants is? That's David Bowie!
I was very disturbed though, by Twiggy's photos. I know who she is, but never really seen her pictures before. Maybe one or two. It bothered me to see how she got to be a cultural icon (she was the first supermodel) by basing it on her extreme thinnest (purposely).
According to NY Times as a teenager she weighed only 91. If you want to read some more about Twiggy from the NY Times, go to:
NY Times Twiggy
By the way, here is her personal site. She looks healthier now.
Twiggy Lawson Official Site