Saturday, October 26, 2013

Ralph Lauren Promotes Adoption of Shelter Dogs

Have you seen the new ad for Ralph Lauren 'The Dog Walk'? It came to my attention because of a FREEKIBBLE question the other day. I like the music, and, of course, the dogs. Granted, it's really an ad for RL handbags and shoes, but it also includes leashes and dog apparel. "From October 15 to November 15, 10% of the purchase price of select accessories and dog apparel featured in the film will be donated to the ASPCA." I'm particularly fond of 'Lady' the little black and white girl on the park bench and then there she is again at a distance in a dog that part, she gives a little bark we cannot hear, but look how her mouth makes that cute little hole. Yes, it's pretty obvious that I'm partial because she looks a bit like my Buggy Boo, although it looks like she might have a some Shih Tzu in her. Also, you HAVE to watch the 'behind the scenes' clip. You are going to want to eat that first little face up!! and the Doxies -- OMG!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Can You Say AMAZING!!??

Holy crap this guy is good.

I did a general search for paper mache artists and Dan's link was at the top of the linky dink page. Look at this jaw dropping work.

PAPER People. PAPER....OK, and some cloth.

I'm so amazed I'm speechless. I've been busy working, shifting things 'round the house, having a huge ass tag sale...I needed some really good eye candy...and I got it.

OK, now I have to go continue reading more of his blog.


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Hey Mom! I Can See Outside!

A few weeks ago Otis discovered that if he stands tippy-toe on the top of the sofa and puts his front paws in a death grip on the top rail of the window pane, he can see the outside world.

And proceed to bark at it.

Meanwhile the top wood edge of the sofa gets scratched to bits. He also discovered that if he just sits on the sofa and looks out the frosted part of the window, he can see movement, so he sits there in wait.

Damn Dogs.


Sunday, October 6, 2013

Vintage MCM Coffee Table

I've been keeping an eye out for a vintage coffee table the past couple years. I like the Castro Convertible that I have but I'm thinking it's a bit too wide, I especially think that when I clock my knee on the sharp corner.

Finally, while looking for hutch tops on Craigslist, there it was, in an ad for a hutch top, looking dingy and forgotten. I called, it was still available, I went.

It's been traveling around in my storage mobile (aka, my Rav4) for a couple weeks now and I had to get it out of there for sanity purposes. So I pulled it into the living room, used some Restor-a-finish on it, and voila! .... but I wasn't feeling it. Maybe because I am used to the yellow/beige of the CC, maybe because I am used to the size of the CC, but I couldn't make myself feel that it was working.

It looks good to me in the photo, but when looking at the whole room, it's off balance. It feels heavy to the right side with the majority of the furniture there. I put the first one back. Maybe I'll just take something else out of the room to 'lighten' it up. Or maybe I'll keep looking and try this again.

Of course, this is not a new occurrence in my house. Thank goodness I get things at thrift stores, Craigslist and tag sales, and therefore, don't spend hundreds of dollars. I change my mind so much. Although I am a very visual person, I have to see items in my space to 'feel' if it's right....and I ain't feeling it. 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Jan Hopkins -- An Artist of the Amazing Kind

Can you believe this is made out of grapefruit and orange peels, with other compostable stuff thrown in? The detail and craftsmanship is amazing. See more of her art here.