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As a tribute to all things design (and am guessing, all things dessert too), California-based architects, Natasha Case and Freya Estreller recently set up Coolhaus as some sort of frozen snack homage to industry icons.

Ice cream sandwiches mimic a modern design home and are given names like Frank Behry and Mies Vanilla Rohe.  Sweet!


Idea is awesome though the execution fails.  They look like run-of-the-mill ice cream sammies to me.

But hey, if they’re anything as good as the designers they’re named after, I’ll eat it.

[via Jars of Cute]


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Tuesday, 9 June 2009 at 4:41 am

Button up

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This one’s for my buddy, Tin and all you fashion fiends out there.

Kinda late (since Spring is almost over).  I know.  But thought it would be nice to share since it looks pretty/dainty/girly/fashion-y and all that.

This lovely vintage-looking desktop wallpaper version/interpretation of this year’s Pantone Spring colors by photographer+artist Shanon Gass can be downloaded via Kindred.  Also available for $20 as a print on Etsy.

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Tuesday, 9 June 2009 at 3:56 am

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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


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Online dictionaries define the word zaftig as, “(of a woman) having a pleasantly plump figure.” 

Yup.  That’s me.

Let me tell you though, there is NOTHING pleasant about being plump.  Never got the memo on it being otherwise.  I’ve always been the token fatty, been called “Meatball” by grade school classmates, and gah (!), most recently, been asked if I was schwanger (pregnant) by some beeyotch employee of my brother-in-law.  

I’m now at my heaviest and it’s not funny anymore.  My metabolism is on strike, my clothes no longer flatter where they should, and worse, I feel like Po, the Kung Fu Panda.  

I don’t need to be sexy.  I have no illusions of fitting into a size zero.  I just want to be healthy.  And have a kid.  And live a long, happy life.  And do everything I set out to do without having to worry about my embarrassing BMI, my fatty liver, my joints – my body.

So I’m giving myself till the end of the year to lose all this excess baggage.  All this overhang (and matching hang-ups) must go.  Portion control and major gym time are in order.  

The Diet and Gym Gods must be laughing.  

I’m not.

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Monday, 8 June 2009 at 6:26 am

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Human Resources

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Am annoyed that WordPress doesn’t support this widget.  Putting it here anyway.  Because it looks cool and I can’t think of anything else to write about.

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Sunday, 5 April 2009 at 7:21 pm

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Ich bin hier!

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Here I am…FINALLY.

Um, yeah, that does sound a bit smug.  But, who cares?  This is MY blog and I can do what I want with it.

I caved and gave in to The Blog Bug (try saying that 10x) today for want of a productive thing to do and am now officially occupying one microbit of Internet space.  Huzzah!

This is for all of you who care to read about the stuff I love, the things I loathe…my virtual list of all things log-worthy (in my book, at least)…anything that will fall under the category of, well, as my best bud, The Jenster would put it, “Whatevs.”

No sesquipedalian prose and highfalutin jargon here.  Just the fun stuff.

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Friday, 12 December 2008 at 1:35 am

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