Tag Archives: whimsy

Zoku Pop

I’d never heard of this quick-freeze popsicle maker until a friend giddily announced his purchase. One glance at the website won me over: Despite having no free space in my freezer, I’m determined to buy one of these as well as the overpriced and unnecessary but totally squee-worthy “Character Kit”. http://www.zokuhome.com/pages/zoku-character-kit

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This is the kind of thing that makes the Internet great: This crafter takes your childhood/child’s creature sketches and makes them real, or at least as real as plush toys qualifies them to be. A Blue Fairy for the modern age. http://childsownstudio.blogspot.com/

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Elmo Costello

Sesame Street has increasingly relied upon celebrity appearances for content, and while some of these are incongruous (Mark Ruffalo? Really?), others seem perfect for the role. Witness Elvis Costello update an old classic for Muppet audiences.

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Luckiest Guy On The Lower East Side

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhO1XlDFqxE iTunes just played this for me – one of my favourite Magnetic Fields songs – so I thought I’d play it for you, too. (I haven’t watched the animation – the thumb up is for the song alone.)

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82 Clever and Creative Fred & Friends Products | Abduzeedo | Graphic Design Inspiration and Photoshop Tutorials

http://abduzeedo.com/82-clever-and-creative-fred-friends-products A grudging thumbs-up: Whimsical products, to be sure, but arranged on the site so as to produce diminishing returns, squee-wise.

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YouTube – Broadcast Yourself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch Bobby McFerrin plays a human keyboard.

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The Fun Theory

http://thefuntheory.com/ Using wit, whimsy and industrial design to effect (small) positive changes. Love this.

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Landscaping photos of “Kats Container Garden” from Port Charlotte, FL posted by KatG

http://davesgarden.com/guides/ls/view/150/ I don’t have much interest in gardening non-edibles, but would happily make an exception for these. Anyone else think the one on the left bears a resemblance to Robert Plant? (Pun possibly intended.)

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Knitty: Socktopus – Winter 2008

http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter08/PATTsocktopus.php Behold, the “Socktopus”: WANT.

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Photo Manipulations by Erik Johansson

http://www.toxel.com/inspiration/2009/03/13/photo-manipulations-by-erik-johansson/ Those paintings of landscapes becoming very different landscapes made the SU rounds a while back, but I wasn’t a fan. These, though, I love. All the same WTF-ness, but with a good sense of composition and a damn sight more wit.

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