Since we haven't had a good Girls-worthy witty convo in so long I thought we could recap all the highlights from the last few months. Other than the fiscal cliff.
The most exciting things that happened to me involved a lot of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes, some soft pretzels I had a few weeks ago that I still think about and a new pleather motorcycle jacket.
But I guess if we're talking important global news then we have to first acknowledge the sad passing of architect Oscar Niemeyer at 104. Oscar really knew how to work his way around concrete and for that deserves a special place in my vag tunnel of love (that's made of concrete).
|Alvorada Palace, home of the Brazilian president|
And even though I didn't actually research anything for this blurb, I think concrete-loving, Modernist Oscar was the guy who said he broke from traditional Modernist beliefs to give buildings curves just like the Brazilian women from his home country. *eyeroll* And then he built this:
|Brazilian National Congress|
In other unsurprising and sad design news is that Target is being sued (AGAIN) for copying the work of a designer.
|via LA Times|
The Target bookend on the left is obviously stolen from Annabel Inganni's Wolfum bookend on the right because everyone's favorite bargain bullseye has long run out of ideas regarding bookends, safari animals or anything else you think is cute at Target because it is probably a stolen idea from someone else.
Speaking of other large corporations devoid of soul, Pantone picked Emerald as their color of the year for 2013.
|Seth Engstrom's concept art for Dorothy of Oz. Thanks to a smart commenter!|
On to something that's more pleasing to the eyes, Steve Carell looks like this now:
It's the cutest thing I've ever seen. It has a bunch of solar panels and shit but I don't give a fuck because BOW TIES.
And even though I could post hippie house tours from now til the end of eternity - whenever omnipotent Beyonce says that is - I try to limit y'alls exposure to hobo houses on ye olde saucy blog.
However, if you have a hankering for a train ride to hipstertown check out this great place on Design*Sponge:
I have a lot of crystals and succulents that would work well in this space.
Speaking of our High Priestess of the Lace Front (I don't know what that means), I'm in love with this tumblr dedicated to creating color palettes from Bey photos.
And finally, while I was away this blog turned three years old.
I had no idea three years ago when I started writing about ninjas and unicorns that I'd be here three years later writing about ninjas and unicorns. Maybe it's time to find a new shtick.
In the meantime I'll continue to write rambling and disjointed pseudo-essays about my life and it's tangential and codependent relationship with Design.
So thanks for reading and following and commenting and tweeting and just plain old being my internet friends. Because we are friends. Whether you know it or even want it we are definitely friends so why don't you return my texts more often gawddammit?!
I would share my soft pretzels with you. Because friends help friends find Steve Carell lookalikes.