Is it just me or is this year passing very, very quickly? My birthday is roughly three weeks away and Christmas decorations are going to start showing up in stores any day now. It's weird because every year around this time, I start thinking about all the things I wanted to accomplish at the beginning of the year and how many of those things are still unfinished. I think my mission for the last few months of 2012 is to try and get as many of those goals/ideas/projects done as I can. Anyway, that really has nothing to do with the randomness I have found on the internet over the last two weeks so, without further ado, here is Things I Love #17. Warning, its a long one!!
First up, this article about why weird experiences boost creativity. Turns out they don't even need to be that weird.
The amazingly cool Star Wars Force Glove. I need this in my life...please...
Vintage Confections on Etsy make planet lollipops. Really. Filled with edible glitter to give them that space feel, you can now suck on the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. If these could survive the trip to South Africa, I'd order them now.
Sam is back from London!! Hi Sam!! Anyway, being the good friend that she is, she bought home Lego Star Wars key rings for us. Yay!
On the subject of Star Wars, these handbags have officially earned a spot on my wishlist.
Want to see Banksy's street art come alive? Click here to see some awesome animated GIFs.
My Chemical Romance, one of my favourite bands in the world, is releasing some new-old material in an amazing boxset called Conventional Weapons. I just wish it wasn't so pricey *sigh*
Also music related is the new Deftones single! Download it for free here.
Not one but two friends sent me the link to this Gradient Nail Art Tutorial (thanks Shannon and Miss V). I can't wait to try it out. It's the perfect excuse to go out and purchase some new, complementary nail polishes.
What eyes would look like without pupils. Creepy and cool all rolled into one.
I got some super cute new summer shirts this week. One with bunnies and the other with apples. I like them a lot.
Is the pursuit of happiness a bunch of bullshit? An interesting read from Gala Darling.
Sad Etsy Dogs collects pictures of dogs who are modeling their owners' Etsy creations.
I absolutely love this collection of 60 Freaking Awesome Animal Emotions. There is no way you can look at these pictures and not smile.
These necklaces contain teeny, tiny pieces of regurgitated animals. Designer Trixie Khong hand makes these vials using the remains left over by a friend's pet owls. The site also makes it clear that no animals were harmed to make these necklaces. Not sure if I think these are awful or amazing. What do you think?
These illustrations give us an idea of what our favourite movie creatures might look like on the inside.
This week I mentioned my new found love for Terrariums. While I still have plans to build my own, I'd still love one of these cute terrarium necklaces. So unusual.
This article about how to get pumped about your work is worth a read. Also, the site is called Unicorns for Socialism which makes me smile.
Religious icons really appeal to me. Not necessarily for what they mean but just for the aesthetic value. I know that some people may not appreciate them but I think these alternative takes on the Virgin Mary by Soasig Chamaillard are really great.
And lastly, I have the best Dad. He bought my mom and I these nifty hand and nail care sets and now my nails are shiny and awesome. Thanks Dad!