i’ve posted about wendy mcnaughton before, but i just discovered her website. her drawings are usually witty visual observations about something - and some of them are hilarious “infographics” like the one shown here. she is a genius.
10:47 pm • 28 February 2013 • 2 notes
“Making stuff look good is not a goal in of itself. Neither is striving to be innovative. These are byproducts of doing the thing that actually matters, which is, namely, solving a problem.”
— julie zhuo
3:12 pm • 28 February 2013
Some Secrets About Me
- I wish I had a really cool haircut
- I think “Burn” by Usher is one of the top 10 songs of the century
- If i could, I would wear hipster glasses. But I actually look REALLY, REALLY bad in them. Those glasses are supposed to ironically imply that you are a dork, but make you appear cute. The irony does not translate on my face and I just end up looking like someone who has no friends.
- I have not yet updated my phone to iOS6
- I am in awe of people who do things like cut their own hair or change their oil
- In shoe stores, I always end up wistfully in the Aerosole section
- I was a super early adopter of instagram (it was the first app I downloaded, ever, and I still remember people laughing at me when I tried to explain the concept of it. “You have an app that puts a picture frame…on your pictures?? And makes your pictures look old??”). This is negated by the fact that I did not realize you could “friend” or “follow” people until about May 2012.
Does this mean that for over 2 years, my “feed” was a stream of my own pictures? Yes. Yes it does.
My friends use this fact against me sometimes. “Dude. You didn’t realize you could have friends on Instagram.”
- And finally: I have about 15-30+ tabs open in at least 1 browser at all times. People recoil in horror when they see my screen. I am an internet hoarder: I have trouble closing tabs. I have just realized this is not normal and that I have a problem.
10:54 am • 22 February 2013 • 1 note
screencapped the entire website rather than just the artwork, because do you see that display ad?? that is best display ad i’ve ever seen.
[ via. the ad is for cagrp ]
2:03 pm • 14 February 2013
the best part of new york city and the essence of new york city is knowing tiny little secret places. because new york city is filled with tiny clusters of people who love obscure and specific things.
maybe that’s why brooklyn (a part of NY that contains a lot of the obscure and specific) occasionally gets made fun of for the “artisanal” “rarified” thing. but you know what? if you want really good pie, made from scratch in batches that sell out by 12PM, you can get pie. if you want an obscure photography book, graphic novel, foreign dessert/snack, cheese, a specific vintage record, perfume, or pasta sauce, you can get it here. in a way, it reminds me of High Fidelity, or Meg Ryan’s character in You’ve Got Mail, and I’m happy that in NYC it doesn’t always end up like what happened in You’ve Got Mail*.
*the bookstore closing thing, not the being in love thing.
12:05 pm • 8 February 2013
i’m obsessed with the collection for preen, spring 2013. [ via style.com ]
10:14 am • 4 February 2013
goddammit. it seems like everything i like right now is selling out before i can get my hands on them. (this poster is already sold out.)
as with most other things i can’t have, it goes onto my tumblr instead. [ via ]
12:58 pm • 31 January 2013
natalie joos, man. just killing it, constantly. [ via streetpeeper ]
10:32 am • 30 January 2013
“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.”
— Henry David Thoreau
5:52 pm • 28 January 2013