Wednesday, November 30, 2011

For your Amusement

Need a break from reality, have a laugh on me. 

I love books. 

Arrested Development. J'adore J'adore

You know thats how cats roll. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

DIY - Cookie Cutter Ornaments

Super cute and easy christmas decorations you can make yourself. Use last years Christmas cards for the background, or scrapbook paper would work too. For a more personal touch you can use a photograph of family members. Baby's first christmas?

DIY Christmas Ornaments

You could actually use this idea to make cutesy gifts for your closest family and friends. Take a family picture and use it as the background for your personalized christmas ornaments. Tah dah, and pretty inexpensive too. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Significant Otter

Baby Otters have to be one of my favorite adorable things. Awwweeeee.....

Except for Cat Burritos, how can you resist a handful of snuggles? You can't, I'll take 3 please!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Cat Cafe

Talk about a Niche Market. A shop in Sudbury, Ontario is home to Canada's first "Cat Cafe" where customers can cozy up with a kitty while sipping a drink. Cat cafe's are held on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-5. All the info is on their site here. 

GioCat in Korea has a coffee shop full of cats, this video shows you how it works... there are rules after-all. Don't Squash the Kitty!

How to: Entertain Bored Kids

Box & Car Rally.
Affix christmas paper tubes or paper towel tubes into an empty cardboard box, add Rally cars and Viola! A Plinko-Style car game to keep the kids interested and out of your hair. 
Spy-Ninja Training. 
All you'll need is some masking tape, a hallway and your imagination. Create an obstacle course like the one pictured here and see who can get through to the other side to reach the "treasure". Easy to do, easy to clean up and the course can be changed again and again... so long as you don't run out of tape. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Sleep Positions = Personality Traits

Completely scientific-type factoids on Sleep positions. 
I wonder what it means if you have insomnia?

Friday, November 11, 2011

Scrapbook Paper Crafts

Scrapbook Paper Tile Coasters.

Scrapbook Paper covered Switch covers. cute!

Shoebox lids covered in Scrapbook paper makes trendy easy wall art.

Inexpensive DIY Wall Art

#1 - Disney Princesses: Cut out the outline from a children's coloring book, or photocopy a page from a book and cut out a the silhouette of your favorite character. Use the cut out to draw the outline onto a canvas or thick paper. Paint in with your color of choice. 


#2 - Framed Wallpaper: Pick up some frames from garage sales or Thrift Stores. Wallpaper ends can be collected from thrift stores or from home decor stores. Take the frame apart, and use spray adhesive to affix to the wallpaper to the painting. Once dry pop it back in the frame. All Done. If the frames need it, paint with a matching color. 

#3 - Doily Collage: Pick up a canvas and some doily's in various sizes. Paint the doily's with colors of your choice. When they dry collage them onto the canvas with spray adhesive. 

#4 - Scrapbook Paper Art: Affix scrapbook paper with spray adhesive to your choice of backing, styrofoam blocks, cradled panels, or canvas. Hang in a group for a lovely home decor look.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Scrapbook Dresser Makeover

Pretty simple to do, all you`ll need is:
some fun scrapbook papers
a screw driver 
spray adhesive

Start by removing the drawer pulls, cut the scrapbook paper to size, coat the back of the paper with a layer of spray adhesive and stick to the front of the drawer. Once dry put the drawer pulls back on the dresser and you are done! 

Easy Peasy dresser makeover. 


Monday, November 7, 2011

DIY - Kids Play Kitchen

Ugly outdated entertainment stand no more! This kids play kitchen is GORGEOUS! 
The perfect kitchen to bake cupcakes in. 

How to:
Find yourself an entertainment stand (this should be easy, hit up a second hand store or local garage sale)
Paint it with a good layer of primer before jazzing it up with the pink. 
Cut out the areas for the sink and elements on the stove. (You could paint on the elements instead of installing real ones.)
Glue some knobs on the front of your stove, and install the faucet. 

A cute chandelier and curtains around a faux window scene finish off this adorable kitchen.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Form and Design per Enzo Mari

"Form is what is there - not what seems to be there; therefore, we must speak in terms of the work that brings it to being" - Enzo Mari

One of the most thoughtful and intellectually provocative Italian designers of the late 20th century, ENZO MARI (1932-) has proved as influential to younger generations of designers as to his peers as a writer, teacher, artist and designer of products, furniture and puzzle games. 

Timor Table Calendar, 1967
Sketches by Enzo Mari
Detail of Table
Adal Centrepiece, 1968

"The original power of design to create a utopia must be recovered. If this is the allegory of the potential transformation, the message must reach as many as possible"