Sunday, September 30, 2007


I love this new Marimekko fabric. I may have to splurge!

Friday, September 28, 2007

How can a train be lost? It's on rails.

Muted colour palate, dry humour, and almost too much quirky hotness for me to handle.
Wes Anderson, I love you.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Wallpaper Love

Beautiful wallpaper prints from Lizzie Allen posted over at Print+Pattern! I really, really love (and I mean L.O.V.E) this new wallpaper print (it's not on her website yet).

I always say that I want to travel to Hawaii, Florida, New York and London in the 1960s. This is what I envision the Swinging 60s to look like in London. Exactly. Don't you want to visit?

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Friday, September 21, 2007

Well, you know my name is Simon

And the things I draw come true!

All week I've been thinking about drawing a series of mice. Today I started the series. I drew one with pen and was not pleased with the results, so I dug out the India ink and started on mouse number two. Just as I was finishing up that drawing, I saw something dark moving in the kitchen... A MOUSE!

At first I was like "Wow! Cool. I was just drawing one of those. Soooo cute!"
But then I started thinking about the fact that there is a mouse in my apartment. Not so cute, actually.

Our fridge died last week, and we got the replacement on Friday (which was no longer working by Tuesday). It was a used fridge of questionable origin. All I know is that it was cleaned out twice before I felt it was clean enough to put food into. There was actual mold inside... and now I'm guessing mice too! We've never seen or heard of anyone in the building having mice before and this "new" fridge is the only way I can think of that the little critter got in.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Botany 101

Um. yeah. so. remember this little guy? Well... I killed him. Like many before him, he has fallen victim to the cruel inescapable fate of herbacide at the hands of little old me. It was a relatively quick death; only fifteen days into my "care".

I blame the grocer's plant department.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

You always seem to think of something great to do!

Does anyone remember the BBC series called Gran? It was one of my favourites growing up, and I still remember the theme song to this day! In one of the episodes, Gran knits a giant scarf to wrap around her house to keep warm during the winter months. Her grandson, Tim then takes the scarf and wraps it completely around the house. It sure looks cozy, but how are you going to get out Gran? I think that Tim is then instructed to come back in the spring to unwrap the house, but I can't be sure. I was born a long, long time ago and my memory is just not what it used to be. I really wanted to post a video link, but alas, there is no Gran on the internets.

But there is this: KNITTING SITE

the devil and daniel johnston

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Dear Diary,

Today on my walk home from work I saw an old man walking his fluffy cat on a leash! It was the cutest thing I have ever seen. I couldn't help but smile huge as I walked past them. He said "Hello!", and when I said "Hi!" back the kitty said hi (Meow!) too! Then we both giggled and walked on.
The End.

Gingerbread House

We found this house for sale today. It's huge! And Victorian! I'm sure it's only a measly multi-million dollar property.
Do you think I could get some financing?
What if I tell them that I stack plates for a living?
Still no?

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Doughnuts And Cupcakes Together At Last!

Have I died and gone to heaven?
This is the best invention of all time. srsly. Forget the wheel, or sliced bread. This doughnut cupcake is where the real genius lies.
Find out how to make them for me at the cupcake blog!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Whoops! Oopsie!

I forgot to... COMPLAIN! One last time before I'm away from a computer for a few days.

Yesterday, after a long day at work, I boarded a full express bus loaded with people. I managed to find a seat at the very back of the bus. I folded myself into the spot between two people who were not minding their designated portion of seating, as their bodies spilled over into my own personal space. Needless to say, I was not a happy camper, but I had a view of the whole population of the bus. Which actually turned out to be a pretty bad decision.

I listened to a group of math and science majors discussing their new classes. They were practically yelling at eachother, even though there was only an aisle between them. One girl even exclaimed that she loved some sort of graph. I don't know what that meant, because the maths are not my friend, but all her friends thought it was funny.

Just then I could smell the vile smell of wilted lettuce and sauce that is the distinct odour of the big mac. I held my breath and my eyes darted around furiously to see where the stench was coming from. I spotted a boy sitting near the exit attacking the processed sandwich with a fervor and stealth of a lion going in for the kill. I could not look away. I was so disgusted, yet fascinated all at the same time. He got off at the next stop, and I breathed a sigh of relief.

At this stop, the man who was sleeping in the seat infront of me awoke. He moved around in his seat a bit, adjusting to being awake. I was looking towards the front of the bus, as people shifted positions for the next stop and then something caught my eye. The man who had just awoken from his slumber found it neccessary, at this exact moment, to pull out his tweezers and start ripping hairs out of the giant mole on his face!!!

I got off the bus.

We live in a society people!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Up Up And Away

On my lunchbreak today I ventured down to the local thrift store and picked up not one, but two Hermes hot air balloon print scarves, three belts and this great polkadot ruffled party dress all for under 20 dollars! It was my lucky day! There were some cute red shoes with mustard piping and buttons too, but they made my toes feel like they were being crushed by a tiny vice, so they stayed at the store.

It's like 1989 all over again!

Monday, September 3, 2007

I Go To Work!

Like Kool Moe Dee.
It's Labor Day! So I celebrated by laboring at my work-job.
These are the before and after pictures of what I did today:

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Eat Your Peas

I am a serial plant murderer. I hope I can keep this one alive!