Friday, July 29, 2011

camera toss

Nope, you didn't read that wrong... this awesome effect is achieved my tossing your camera up in the air with the shutter open. Please attempt at own risk, and expect some awesome results.

// all photos from here

Thursday, July 28, 2011

i {heart} type : typewriter typefaces

Typewriters are a bit out of date even for me... even though i wouldn't mind having one, the idea of using one is slightly painful. These typefaces however make the pain sting a little less - I had no idea there were different fonts for different machines! In fact, you can download them all here - for free! so you can have that great vintage feel - and your delete key.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

nerd alert : harry potter

I guess i should jump on this bandwagon before it leaves town... Harry Potter is pretty phenomenal in my opinion, who wouldn't want to go to Hogwarts? There are a few video games out, but I personally prefer LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4

// from here

"Lego!?" you say "For Babies!" you say.. well I say "It rocks - just try it"

Learn spells, make friends, unlock all the characters, replay all the levels to unlock hidden items, customize your character. its addictive. you will be dreaming of those little gold yellow coins.
(I went through a period where i imagined little green silhouettes around everything)

01/ boy who lived stamp $10.00  //  02/ dragon ring $69.99  //  03/ owl ring $90.00  //  04/ marauders map $35.00  //  05/ snitch necklace $3.50  //  06/ monster book $59.99  //  07/ acceptance letter necklace $27.50  //  08/ the grim teacup $14.00  //  09/ harry potter cross stitch $5.00  //  10/ complete series $114.07
and after you finish it, get super stoked because the game for years 5-7 comes out Q4 of 2011!

5.5/6 Polly toes

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

pick cam

loving the simplicity (and mild sneakiness) of this tiny lo-fi "Pick" camera. Super cute and easy to use, it even takes mini movies! pulg it right into your computer for 2.0 megapixels of fun. $65.

Monday, July 25, 2011

il lee

currently in love with the intense penmanship of il lee

// photos from here

Friday, July 22, 2011

five dollar shake

a little love for one of my long time honeybunnies, Pulp Fiction
 ... mmmmm that $5 shake tastes like a cult classic.

01/ Five Dollar Shake by Dave Perillo  //  02/ uma tank $15.99  //  03/ two shakes of a lambs tail $900.00  //  04/ bad mother checkbook cover $12.00  
 05/ jules needlepoint $6.00  //  06/ royale with cheese $12.99  //  07/ extra pulp $10.00

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

nerd alert : sins of the fathers

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fatherswas the initial installment of the three part Gabriel Knight series by (my all time favorite) Jane Jensen.

01/ st. louis cathedral $15.00  //  02/ picayune $227.40/year  //  03/ new orleans cemetery $28.00  //  04/ snake ring $591.00  //  05/ dagger $110.00  //  06/ mardi gras beads $1.50  //  07/ crocodile mask $24.95  //  08/ coffee print $35.00  //  09/ clock box $180.00  //  10/ hair gel $2.90

Gabriel is a loner of sorts, a writer who idolizes beautiful women, owns a book store, and is haunted by terrifying nightmares.

Strange murders in New Orleans are scaring off tourists and making the locals quiet. Seeing the VooDoo inspired murders as a great plot line for his novel-in-progress, Gabriel takes advantage of his friend Detective Mosley to get some dirt on whats been going on. Little does he know the case will not only change his future, but also give him great insight into his past.

// from here
Set in new orleans, this 1993 title is high on both pixels and charm. you wont be dissappointed (if you cant get this to run, its also available in novel form)

6/6 polly toes

Monday, July 18, 2011


// from here

today is my birthday. so please excuse me while I eat lots of cake and ice cream and we will resume normalcy tomorrow!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

nerd alert : the 7th guest

You may not have been aware that Friday July 8th was Video Games Day... now you know.

In honor of the great holiday I decided to pay a visit to my overflowing (vintage?) game collection... where i found the 1992 classic The 7th Guest...

the 7th Guest was one of the first CD-ROM games ever released (floopys were on their way out) - even Bill Gates told everyone how cool it was... and let me take a moment to tell you about how hard i tried, over and over, to get this game to run on newer windows platforms. it never happened. i literally cried about it... not only because i was like 9 years old, but also because that's how cool this game was..

Nostalgia kicked in and i went to the internet to look up some info on the game, maybe read old reviews and look over the walkthrough ans screenshots to get some old memories going....

but what I found was better than I could've imagined - The 7th Guest has been made into an iPhone/iPad App.. to say the least I was thrilled, and immediately downloaded it.

01/ porcelain doll arms $12.00  //  02/ doll house $1,056.59  //  03/ brass telescope $865.80  //  04/ playing card decanter set $32.00  //  05/ skull cameos $3.25  //  06/ microscope set $40.00  //  07/ skeleton shoes $60.00  //  08/ chess vinyl decals $28.00

You find yourself in a mansion, with no recollection of how you got there... but you aren't alone... 6 (or 7?) other guests seem to be haunting the house, giving you clues and leading you to puzzles. The (rather annoying) owner of the house promises them their wildest dreams if they stay the night and solve the puzzles. but they don't know the truth about their host or what he's after (and neither do you - yet)

i will warn that this game is very frustrating. i know the last time i played it i was barely 10, but the puzzles are still hard. so hard there is also a free walkthrough app to help you out... there's no shame in getting a little help. but he (or she) who tames this title without the walkthrough will earn my eternal respect.

It took me the weekend to get through the puzzles, it was slightly difficult to get through the puzzles with my clunky fingertips on my tiny iphone screen, but I muddled through.

If you App people out there keep releasing titles as close to my heart as this, I may have to shell out some cash and get an iPad sooner than later.

5.5/6 polly toes - she says its the best $2.99 shes spent all year!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Eric Isselee

// all photos from here
these little guys were born models don't you think? Eric Isselee took these pictures of newly hatched birds next to their own shells. so awesome.

Friday, July 8, 2011

city map quilts


these map quilts are great - they are by haptic labs and they'll make you anyplace you like

keira rathbone

i knew the typewriter was making a comeback! art by keira rathbone

Thursday, July 7, 2011

monster journal

how freaking adorable is this monster journal!? its called the nightmare snatcher and i think its mostly for little kids... i kind of want one....

moon light

gorgeous LED light by japanese designer Nosinger is a perfect representation of the moon.
greatest nightlight ever.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

nerd alert : captive curse

01/ ruby pendent $189.00  02/ lederhosen $114,000.00  //  03/ stein $11.25  // 04/ black forest cake painting $950.00  //  05/ deutschland mug $15.00  //  06/ medieval town photo print $20.00  //  07/ cuckoo clock $172.00  //  08/ grimms fairy tales $18.00  //  09/ elephant scarf $67.00

this past weekend I played the most recent addition to the nancy drew series : the captive curse

in the 24th Nancy Drew game from herinteractive, you are off to solve a fairytale mystery at a german castle. A monster is loose, and a legend of disappearing girls has Nancy playing the role of his next victim.

meet some questionable characters, help them play some games and get them talking about the tainted past of the history of Finster Castle. 

There were some somewhat interesting puzzles in this one, but it was a little light even on senior mode. Also, the castle layout was a bit confusing to navigate at first - but you'll catch on fast.

3/6 polly toes

Nancy Drew: The Captive Curse
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