Posts tagged ‘twitter’

Look at the Pretty Buttons!

It’s gonna be a big weekend. I’ve got nothing is set in stone except having lots of free time. Guess what that means? Real THH posts about making things! It’s been spartan around here lately, I’ll admit. Coming to you soon will be a handful of posts that are beyond overdue: cooking for a bridal shower, an author event, pizza balls, candy making, fart chips, an Austin visit and BEYOND.

I also wanted to point out a few ch-ch-ch-changes around here! Last night, while watching Olympic men’s free skate, the Mr. hacked WordPress for me. It was the 21st century equivalent of being fanned and fed grapes. (GLORIOUS.)  Take note…

Look! The Twitter Mess (right sidebar) is no longer a disaster! It’s formatted and pretty and if you don’t follow THH on twitter, you are missing out! But now if you’re too lazy to click over, you can read my thoughts three at a time!

Next, please apply your attention to the BOTTOM of EVERY POST. THH has recommendations! Not only do you see the post title but a pretty, pretty picture preview. There are still some bugs to fix but it works.

He also made a few other cosmetic changes that’ll make your viewing experience like buttah. Welcome to The Hipster Home: now with more formatting for your pleasure.

So did the Mr. and I miss anything? Do you have some feature requests. Go ahead! I’m all ears.

I wwwant (to make) that!

Since the last I wwwant that! post, I’ve been collecting more completely desirous items available for purchase on the web. But something else has happened. I’ve been stock piling awesome inspiration and ideas for things to make too. So today’s I wwwant that! isn’t just for pretty objects I can’t afford but also will highlight incredible projects that are within our creatable realm.

TASTY ART ALERT: Kim Piotrowski was recently featured on My Love for You is a Stampede of Horses. I was immediately transfixed. Her paintings remind me of pantyhose (beige), My Little Pony (pastels), and Monet (everything swirled together) and although that sounds like an unsavory combination, I dare you to browse through her website and tell me otherwise. Her paintings belong in a beautiful world I wouldn’t mind visiting. (Clearly I did not go to art school.)

It might be last week’s internet hotness, but I can’t help but wwwant a Selleck Waterfall Sandwich. “April, that is impossible! It’s an web thing. You can’t own it, silly pants.” Au contraire, my good buddy. You can’t own it yet.  How badass would it be to have the creations available as as a giant fine art print for your house? Don’t you judge me. Just thinking about a print of Selleck Waterfall Sandwich IN YOUR BATHROOM or ABOVE YOUR BED will rock your world a little bit. Someone make it happen!

(photo by thriftandthread)

DIY DISCO BALL SHOES! (or ANYTHING) was originally created by Thrift and Thread and brought to my attention on OutsaPop Trashion. I’d really like to make a headband or yamaka using this technique. (2 for 1! OutsaPop Trashion posted a friggen awesome tutorial for custom hangers.) ((Ok fine, THREE for 1. Their post for this dude’s woven sweatshirt. Heaven.))

I just had to share this awesome DIY Valentine from my recent favorite bloggy blog. I found it while voting for The Bloggies 2010. A Beautiful Mess was nominated for the Best Art, Craft, or Design Weblog. FOR GOOD REASON. Look how easy they make it look to draw people and be incredibly thoughtful. So easy!

(Photo by Karen Barbe)

Recently I’ve noticed I’m stockpiling reusable containers. Unsure why, I knew the minute I saw this. Textile artist Karen Barbe created these playful brooches using old plastic bottles which she shared on her awesome Flickr stream. Yes, let’s do it! You can’t beat those industrialized pops of color. Creature Comforts gets bonus points for spotting the awesome.

The Kid Collective posted an amazing assortment of Parisian home inspiration and this Zap rug, designed by Fiona Curran from The Rug Company caught my eye immediately. Our colorful lil cheap ikea rug is on its way out and all I can think of is replacing it with this luxe business.

(photo by Anthropologie+You)

PRO TIP: Cucumbersome tweeted* about Anthropologie’s newest flower window displays made from old bottles (which are BEAUTIFUL by the way) and I noticed that the store has a dedicated Flickr site. It’s a gold mine. The stream is flooded with inspiration and fantasticalness. If you love the Anthropologie feel, then their Flickr stream will provide you with a good 30 minutes of WOW.

*SPEAKING OF TWITTER! Did you know that The Hipster Home is on it? True story! Hear ideas, updates and news the second it pops into my head @thehipsterhome.

I wwwant that!

Welcome to this week’s edition of I wwwant that! In case you’re not familiar, I wwwant that! is a weekly post and exercise in restraint. It’s in this space that I share desirable internet wares that please the eye and break the (my) bank. Damn you, internet awesome!

This first one is a beautiful example of Twitter’s power to suggest. All Ted said was “Succulent wreath at flora grubb garden” and I knew I’d love whatever the attached YFrog picture was. If you’re not familiar, Flora Grubb Gardens is a lovely and remarkable plant store (and Ritual Roasters coffee outpost) in Bayview. They’ve got a wide variety of indoor and outdoor plants, palm trees and a great stock of covetable home/garden accessories. She also specializes in succulent and air plant arrangements (here are two great examples). Just look at that thing. Gorgeous!

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My next desire, which is totally affordable and completely within my typical budget window (should I not be under-employed), highlights the iPhone’s ability to take a great picture (see Ted’s succulent wreath pic above). Photojojo, sellers of playful and awesome photo gadgets and mega-producers of DIY  ideas, released some new items in their shop last week. One caught my eye as something that would be incredibly fun to have around. iPhone camera filters! Go starburst, wide angle or kaleidoscope. Dude, rad.

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You can file this one in the category “relieved I never have to think about purchasing” because DAMN what the hell would I do with a DOUGHNUT BRACELET??! My inner Fat Kid is totally drooling over this perfect accessory. Upon investigation (ok so just the blog comments), it appears that the bracelet is by Jeremy Scott from his positively endearing fashion collection called Food Fight. It features bacon inspired jackets, geometric french fry prints, cookie necklaces, hamburger sweaters, a pizza dress and a whole lotta fun. Go check it out (main< collections < food fight).

Photography by Richard Baybutt

There is nothing more beautiful than a perfectly assembled bicycle. Sure, sometimes they can look like a cream puff*, but when done correctly, can make you feel all tingly. Here’s an example: the dudes from Death Spray Custom created two such clean and efficiently decorated bikes. Of COURSE DudeCraft was all up in their business and posted about it. Check out Death Spray’s work on Figo Vengeance & El Capitane. (Isn’t that photo a bit perverse? I’ll let you figure out what I think it looks like.)

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You want this bag Mills Canvas Flight bag. So do I. And so does Design Crush.

Free-ish stuff:

  • Who loves classical art? I DO! Who loves graffiti? Eh. Who loves them together? Oh me me! A genius contest on Worth1000.com has people scrambling to put graffiti in old school art and the effect is fricken fantastic. Go yonder and view over here. What I wouldn’t give for a print in our foyer! Hat tip to Frank of Postsecret for the tip!
  • San Francisco is home to a man-made island restaurant. Dudes, this is sweet. This revelation is no thanks to The Bold Italic, a newish online publication that aims to be ” an experiment in local discovery”. If that’s their purpose, they’re hitting the mark and have been consistently posting amazing SF stories and locations.
  • While you’re at it, just go look at these fantastic reused tartan print stools on Remodelista and made by mc & co.

(*jk jk Cap, you good sport! Your new Mission Bicycle bike sure is purty.)

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