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This video by Japanese group, Sour is anything but.

Shot entirely via webcam/s, the band tapped their international fanbase to take part of this awesomely executed, well-synchronized production.

Must watch!


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Thursday, 3 September 2009 at 12:57 pm


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My husband, Toni and I attended our first EVER Jewish wedding last Saturday.  Mazel tov!

I know, right?   It IS kinda weird that in our 9 years of living in NY, we’ve only been to ONE so far.  New York being the Land of the (insanely rich) Jews (and I mean that in the best possible way), you’d think that we’d have attended at least 9 already!  But no, I mean, yeah, we were Jewish wedding, um, virgins.  But not anymore!  LOL.

Anyway, let me tell you, those Jews definitely know how to paaaar-tay!  In between courses, they would all dance up a storm.  They’d shake their boo-tays (and presumably, what their momma gave them) to anything from Hava Nagila to the late great, Michael Jackson’s Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough.

Toni and I, however, were nailed to our seats.  The dance floor was so full of yentas on hyperactive (stress on the “hyper”) drive and men sans yarmulkes (but avec white man’s overbite – LOL), we were left to groove in our seats.

That was all fine by me.  I was happy to be relegated to the chair.  I’m not much of a dancer anyway and I HAD HEELS ON.  The words “black tie” on the invite did not permit me to rebel and schlep around in my usual kicks – FLATS.

Like my friends, Tin and Grace, I’m too old for them sky-highs.  I am big on flats.  BIG.  But since the occasion called for my heels to make an appearance, wear them I did.  Thank GOD I didn’t rock the night away.  Had I done that, I would’ve been growing a bunion (or two) by now.  Oy vey!

I felt for those women though.  You could tell that after the band’s 5th set (and gamillionth Michael Jackson song), the pain was starting to kick in.  Maybe these would’ve come in handy:

They’re sold in the UK under two brands, Rollasole and afterheels.

Ballet flat vending machines.  Pretty nifty, eh?

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Monday, 6 July 2009 at 12:35 am

Juicy fruit

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Three words:  packaging design GENIUS.

Above, limited edition Kleenex tissue boxes for Target stores by LA-based freelance illustrator Hiroko Sanders.

Below, fruit juice packaging by industrial designer Naoto Fukusawa .

I’m such a sucker for awesome packaging, I would buy these and not even drink them (nor use the tissue either).  Okay, I exaggerate.  But don’t you agree that they’re just way too pretty to consume/use and discard immediately after?

Gotta love them Japanese.  Kawaii!

[via Jars of Cute + Toxel]

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Tuesday, 9 June 2009 at 6:44 am

Finger-lickin’ good

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Speaking of portion control…found these at fredflare.com.

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Monday, 8 June 2009 at 8:16 am