Sunday, June 2, 2013

Things I Love #38

Happy Sunday guys!  Today I am essay writing and reading so I hope that you are all doing something much more interesting.  In case you're not, here's what I loved this week:

Finn, Jake and Marceline finally arrived this week.  They are so super awesome and I am SO happy with them!  I'll do a proper post later in the week but here are some pics to tide you over:

I found this NY Times article about Gesture Writing super interesting and helpful.  Seems as though the concept will help with writer's block.

I really enjoyed Joss Whedon's 2013 Wesleyan commencement speech.  Specifically this line: "You have a responsibility to listen to the dissent in yourself."

So Biffy Clyro did a Q & A this week where they promised to answer the most popular questions put to them on Facebook.  One of those questions:  When are you coming to South Africa?  Answer:  End of this year or early next year.  My reaction:  unabashed giddiness!

Also in music news, Ray Toro from MCR unveiled a solo song in which he played and recorded everything himself.  Listen to it here.

I'd be lying if I told you that this painting of grown-up Calvin and Hobbes didn't leave me with a lump in my throat.

I LOVE the smell of rain.  Would I want to smell like rain?  I'm not too sure but for those of you who are, Blushie has Petrichor perfume oil.  There is also Fresh Cut Grass, Snowfall and Oncoming Storm.

How cool are these Adventure Time BFF Necklaces?  I want them all please and even though I love my friends, I'd probably keep both myself.

This Waning Chesire Art Print by Eric Fan is officially on my wishlist.

I went to I Heart Market yesterday for the first time in ages and came back with this awesome piggy planter and another skull necklace:

And while we're on the subject of offline things, I went to my first real roller derby practice on Thursday night and I didn't suck on skates!!  Yay!  Going back again this coming Thursday so I'll try snap some photos to show you guys.  In the meantime if you're interested in Durban Roller Derby, check out their Facebook page.

If you happen to go to Times Square right now, you'll find a giant LEGO X-Wing Fighter.  How awesome?!?

These Handmade Holster Bags kind of make me think of Han Solo.  Not sure if I'd ever actually use one though...

Check out Takahiro Komuro's super cool sculptures.  Lost at E Minor calls them "elegantly unsettling."  I don't really agree but I do like that phrase..

Fighting Spirits is a very awesome animation by Gene Kim featuring cyborg ballerinas:

And lastly, here are some weird hybrid animals...I like the Killer Whale/Penguin combo and the Pug/Bird combo the most.

Seen anything you love this week?  Let me know in the comments:)


  1. I love Finn, Jake and Marceline and of course your piggy planter is awesome!! How is your bonsai doing?

    1. It's growing leaves nicely. I can finally stop calling it Stumpy:)