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Oh…the extent to which some people go for an original Halloween costume!
And I thought my husband went a tad overboard with building a Buzz Lightyear costume complete with blow-molded parts, for our then 5 year old son!
This is incredible!

” I really wanted to get the faceted geosphere look with wireframe.”
Says Eric Testroete of his ‘papercraft self portrait’.

I think he got the look he was going for…!

Check out the whole complicated process here.

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I love Regretsy…every now and then I will stop by and see how ‘DIY meets WTF’!

This morning i smiled when i saw the ‘Half Man Half Pillow’…Barry Manilow Manllow.

“His name is Barry, he is a pillow
With polyfil inside his face, stopping right around his waist
He will just sit there, right on the sofa
And when you sit to watch The View, he will sit and watch it too
And in the candle glow, he’ll be your half stuffed beau
What goes on when you turn the lights out
We don’t need to know.”

After fretting for weeks over a school project…I just figured it out a day before the deadline!

This diagram says it all.
[sorry…i don’t know the source!]

Everyone’s favourite font….45 posters celebrating the classic typeface designed in 1957. For all you Font Fans, read about the history of Helvetica here.

via: desizn tech

It really has never occurred to me…even as a Designer, that the common, everyday traffic sign could and should be re-designed. This is something that the inventor Gary Lauder thought would be a good idea. He unveiled a traffic sign that instructs drivers to “take turns” at an intersection. The TED blog explains:

Half a stop and half a yield, the sign gives each driver a clear indication of how to behave. Below the red “Take Turns” shield is a small sign reading, “If Cars Are Waiting, Please Stop and Alternate.” And if there are no cars waiting, just blow on through. (No more stopping at red lights at 4am, on a country road, when there’s no one around for miles.)

It seems so much more civilized than ‘merge’…or ‘stop’…kinder even. And haven’t we been told since childhood to take turns?  We really don’t hear it so much as adults, but maybe we should.

Read more: http://www.good.is/post/a-new-traffic-sign-take-turns/#ixzz0fcZ2IUzz

To continue on my previous Disney Princess theme….follow this simple advice and you will surely get your Princess.

via: Strollerderby

A 1965 Frigidaire print ad that gives a glimpse into the ‘Fridge of The Future’….cause nothing says future like faux wood grain!

via:  paleofuture

Even Barbie is looking for a job.  I guess I am in good company! For a girl who has had about 120 careers, is there anything she can’t do?

1961, she entered the scene as an Astronaut, an Olympic Athlete in ’75, 1986 saw Barbie as a Rock Star, and she has been everything in between. Vote for your career choice for 2010 Barbie. Architect? No…I know too many out of work. Environmentalist? Perhaps…but Google ‘Top Jobs in 2010’ and what you discover is that the Health Care field is a safe option. Number 1 career, however, accordingly to the Wall Street Journal, and many other sources is an  Actuary, [they evaluate the financial impact of risk on an organization]. Not sure if Barbie is a numbers girl or not…but I think I’ll suggest it.

So, vote for Barbie’s career. She needs a job.via: Fast Company

A friend sent this to me this morning and I had to share!  Pentagram, the very well-known Graphic Design Firm in New York, created as very unique ‘holiday greeting’. They developed a questionnaire to determine what typeface best describes your personality.

Just 4 questions to reveal your personality in a typeface. Try it!  Oh…the password is character. What am I? Dot Matrix.

thanks Chantal!

The New York Times has an incredible collection of photos from the past 10 years. What makes them most astonishing, is that they are submissions from everyday readers, their memories of the decades’ most significant events. Sept 11 attacks, Hurricane Katrina, the Recession, Asian Tsunami…not many good news stories I am afraid. Well…except for Obama maybe.

What a decade it was. Here’s to the next 10.

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