At some point I might have promised not to do ring posts again. I LIED. Going back to my raven/shiny objects analogy, I prefer bright, odd, and more costume-esque jewelry. I like hunting through secondhand stores for a piece of treasure (and renaissance festivals are my bane). The Internet is another source for ornaments I want and can’t afford. Here are a few:
I had an entire post on Lego fads and how I couldn’t understand why people go to lengths for toy fashion. I guess it’s like the Rule 34 of design (if it exists someone has tried to make it wearable). Here is something Lego-related that I do approve of:
This is from Totally Geek.
Being the science geek that I am, I would kill for one of these (especially if it comes in Beryllium):
Linked from The Toy Zone‘s article on geeky wedding rings. From that same article there were a handful of USB rings and this:
And as an aside, I like shiny necklaces, too. Please, please, please:
A la EPBOT from their article on Geek Chic Bling.
I don’t know how this affected my subscribers, but my profuse apologies if all of a sudden you were told 1,125 additional posts magically appeared on my blog. I love my tumblr blog and was hoping to integrate it into this one. Ideally I wanted to put the updates in the sidebar like a widget, but that wasn’t available. Under tools ->import you can add your LJ, tumblr, etc. content. As I set up the transfer I was terrified that the import started moving ~everything~ over. As posts. And there was no stopping it.
There isn’t anything particularly gross or inappropriate on my tumblr. I think it is the most awesome thing and if you want to see all those posts go here: My Safe Word is Fire. I have a fear that since I’m still linked through WP (something I can’t undo?) that whenever I update, not only the new post, but the past posts will start to recollect. Worse comes to worst, I’ll have to export and start a new blog. Sad face. 😦
I revamped the blog a bit because I know when I stagnate I need to reconstruct. The format is basically the same, but I changed the style. Look for upcoming posts that will hopefully look like my old work. I’ve been saving a lot of crap in my bookmarks bar that I’ve wanted to post. Also, my main New Year’s resolution was to read at least 4 books a month. That should be an easy feat, despite being a slow reader. I had read only a handful of books last year and feel my brain is going zombie. With this resolution, I’m going to put a few book reviews up here and there.
For those who are bearing with me/ still subbed/ forgiving, I love you guys.
Oh, well this might explain some things.
In case you don’t understand how awesome this is, here’s a close-up:
This is the Skeleton Hand Bracelet from designer Delfina Delettrez (check the site – she has many mad creations). It is available as solid silver or solid gold. The carpal bones are covered in small diamonds and it has a big, fat ruby. What is the function? Letting the world know that you have future plans that may involve a Necronomicon. What is the price tag? Between $23,000 and $25,500, depending where you get your fancies. With that money I could just dig up my own skeleton and glue glitter and rubies on it myself.
That doesn’t sound like such a bad idea…
“Seasoning malfunctioning is just like a misery raining day that ruins everything.” – That is an actual tagline from the kedo website. It is from the Introduction of their TeruTeru product. What is it you might ask? A salt & pepper shaker. Or maybe you could get their other seasoning shakers! They come in a… small variety. But they are beautiful:
Everything on the kedo site is fun and imaginative, but replaces common household items, such as a tea mug that has buttons on the side! So cute, but useful. You wrap the string of your tea bag around the button. What? I don’t drink tea, but I know a hundred people who need this. Okay, maybe ten.
Their coffee cup is just as weird. “Has life been a drag? Over busy lifestyle makes us loose interest to anything. And even a cup looks like other million cups it has no interesting point to be brought into you visual field.” This looks strange, I know, yet each piece serves a purpose:
But I think my favorite has to be the ice cream bowls. There have been companies who thought of the bowl/spoon merge, sure. Yet, these spoons are not like any spoon I’ve seen.
(Ice cream not included.)
I tried to find prices or mailing info on this site, I really did. It is impossible. This damn artsy company (which seems confused on what it’s name means – one section says “Keep Experience Design Object” the other says “Keenness Experience Design Originality”) appears based in Taiwan? So any inquiries are directed there. Start saving up your yuáns because I expect all of these by the Winter Solstice.
When I said I have new shoes yesterday, I meant I personally have new shoes and not just new shoe links to bore you with. It’s a totally different kind of boredom! Okay, look: I’m not home yet and can’t get to my pre-saved links so you’re going to have to deal with my shopping stories for now.
So I have new shoes, yay! ‘What kind?’ you may ask. Converse. I have had a pair of Converse for several years, but they are brown and starting to show their age. They are made of tough leather, though, and have stood the test of time. I’m hoping to get as much use out of the new ones, but these are made of canvas. I don’t care. I just couldn’t resist them!
They look like Space Shoes! And since I got them at Marshall’s they were cheap. (Okay, so my *Mom* got them at Marshall’s since I’m broke. Thanks Mom for the early birthday gift.) The weird thing is, this image is from Shoebacca (awesome name for a shoe site), not the main Converse site. I couldn’t find them anywhere there. Apparently Converse rotates their styles so this isn’t that “cool” anymore which explains the price tag. I still think they’re awesome.
Here is another set of incredibly awesome, yet painful to look at shoes. I think it’s because I don’t do heels or that I’ve had really bad experiences with sharp declines, but I see boots like this and think, ‘man, why can’t they have that in a flat?’ The heel is the concept of feminine “sexy” and there probably is a similar design to this in a “man’s” section, but I dislike the fact that most of the women’s modern punk or steampunk boots of awesome have to include towering spikes. That ain’t natural and it’s frustrating to those of us who don’t need to add 4 inches to our height to feel superior. (I almost left it at “4 inches” and thought how Freudian that was.) The boots are still pretty, though:
In other news: I’m unplugged, but covered in flaky glue bits. This is what I hate about having EEGs. I’m also concerned about being reprogrammed. I guess, though, if I’m still paranoid then they haven’t done anything to me. Or maybe they have and I only think I’m paranoid, but now I’m worried about the wrong things… THE SATELLITES!