Hero Design has created what could best be described as the world’s largest (and best) Lite-Brite. The wall-mounted grid is loaded with RGB LED dots which can be set to any color by simply turning them. Shut up and take our money.
The phone told its owner it was winning at ping pong, “getting jacked” in the weight room.
Calgary's Nathan Buhler was out on the Bow River with friends when their music suddenly stopped. He realized his phone had fallen into the river. Bye bye phone :(
"I didn't even bother looking for it," he told CBC News. "Even if I found it, it wouldn't work."
About two weeks later, a photo mysteriously appeared on his Facebook profile. It showed a group of smiling firefighters. The post was attributed to Buhler himself, meaning someone had access to his profile.
"We found your phone its currently at #1 firehall," read the message with the photo.
"I was shocked at first," Buhler told BuzzFeed Canada.
He assumed someone was pranking him.
People began commenting on the photo, wondering what was happening. Everyone was puzzled at first. Then they were amazed.
“My girlfriend sent me a text yesterday and said ‘have you seen your Facebook status,’” he told the Calgary Sun. “I said of course I have, I’m the one who writes them.”
Then more photos were added to thread. The phone was alive!
▴ Love LOVE love these insect socks!
▴ You know what drives me crazy? When I'm drawn to a fancy version of something that doesn't necessarily need to be fancy at all. For example, this gold iPhone charging cord is THE prettiest and I desperately want it but I definitely don't need it.
▴ Bandaru Organics' design lab always has the neatest plugs. There are currently some sand dollar ones there that are waaaaay cool.
▴ Emily is basically the cutest thing ever in a flower crown! I always felt weird wearing one in public but it's not like my hair isn't already ridiculous. I think I need to try again!
▴ Speaking of flowers crowns - LOOK! A succulent crown!
Ps. Don't forget to browse my Everyday Favorites if you want to see more fun finds!
hahaha...i weirdly love this
This is one of the more random posts in Cup of Jo history, but it makes me laugh so much. Jeremy Levenbach runs the Instagram feed Levenbutt, where he features photographs of himself standing completely starkers around New York City.… Read more
Akiko Shinzato is pushing the boundaries of conventional jewelry
Forget earrings or necklaces, artist Akiko Shinzato's latest collection, Another Skin, is about ~face~ jewelry.
The London-based jewelry designer wanted to create works that address our cultural obsession with our appearances.
"We perform appearance management for the sake of beauty, from dieting to exercise, makeup to cosmetic surgeries and so on," she writes on her site.
"Facebook and other social networking services are used to broadcast certain images of self and 'make up' an identity," she continues. But those images are highly manipulated.
In her crystal series, she turns her wearers into bejeweled clowns.
Oh hey there, clownface.
what the heck! hahaha
Guacamole is the food of the Gods.
It's modern-day Ambrosia.
Chipotle / Via chipotle.com
Avocados are easy to get at the store, but what do you actually MAKE the guac in?
Creative Commons / Via Flickr: sweetonveg
Don't worry! Jeb Bush's campaign merchandise store has you covered.
Because you can buy your very OWN "Guaca Bowle" to whip up guac on "Sunday Funday" (this is not a regular Sunday, it's one where you have "fun" and finish up with an episode of True Detective).
Why "Guaca Bowle"? Because it rhymes with guacamole. Between that and the rhyming of "Sunday Funday," whoever designed this page is a regular Ezra Pound.
hahaha...cobie's face the whole time they're talking is so great.
whenever i try this casually tucked in look, i look pregnant. booooo.
Also, P.S.--Sunday is the LAST DAY of the Nordstrom Sale. If you were thinking about it at all, go for it! It doesn't hurt to try since returns are FREE by mail! I was just like, "What the heck, I'll just try this, this, and that," and found a bunch of amazing pieces! (And I shipped my massive return packages yesterday, haha.)
Shop for the Look:
Top: White Plum (similar, similar)
Skirt: Asos (exact--on sale for $18!)
Bag: c/o Sole Society (exact, similar, similar)
Shoes: Target (similar, similar)
Watch: c/o JORD (exact)
i keep hearing about this and can't wait to watch it!
how timely for me
When people think of Temecula, I think most people immediately think of a good glass of wine and maybe some golf. We’ve lived in the area for almost three years and have fallen in love with the city. It is the place to come wine tasting and it’s also a great place to hang out with the family. Here’s my suggestions for a daytrip to Temecula with the family(you can also make a pit stop at one of the local wineries, which happen for the most part, to also be family friendly).
Our first stop would definitely be a stop in Old Town Temecula. This charming little area has been around since 1882 and is home to some pretty cool old buildings. It’s a bustling area with many restaurants and shops. We love heading there to visit one of our favorite children’s museums, Pennypickle’s Workshop.
Pennypickle’s Workshop is located in the heart of Temecula’s Old Town. This 7500 square foot facility allows a child’s imagine to run wild. The workshop is packed to the brim with hands-on everything! From experiments to gadgets, there is nothing that is hands off. Your kiddos can touch and learn from almost everything around them. Nothing is off limits!
Kiddos will learn about earthquakes, volcanoes, and other scientific concepts. The best part is that all these concepts are learned through playing. It’s a great place to spend a few hours and really let the kiddos explore hands on.
Admission to Pennypickle’s Workshop is $ 5 a person. Kiddos 3 and under are free. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday.
42081 Main Street, Temecula 92590
After a few hours of playing you’re kiddos will surely build up an appetite. We like stopping off for a treat at Old Town Root Beer Company, which is home to more than 5oo different variety of sodas. My kiddos love going in and checking out all that they have to offer. They have the best root beer floats and soda flavors. It’s a great little place to stop off and cool down. You can pack a snack/lunch and grab a soda to enjoy on the grounds. If you’re looking for a fun place to eat lunch, we enjoy Rosa’s Cantina, which is pretty delish and affordable. We also enjoy heading a few blocks from Old Town to stop at one of our favorite restaurants from San Diego, Filippi’s Pizza Grotto. They have a family deal for $20 that is out of this world good. You can add a 99 cents kids plate of spaghetti that your kiddos will devour.
Old Town Root Beer Company – 28500 Old Town Front Street, Temecula 92590
Rosa’s Cantina – 28636 Old Town Front Street, Temecula 92590
Filippi’s Pizza Grotto – 27309 Jefferson Avenue, Temecula 92590
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Make sure you pack a bathing suit and towel because you will definitely want to pay a visit to the Temecula Splash Pad, located inside of Margarita Park. I saved this little treat for last because it tends to be less busy in the afternoons. I would pack a chair, some towels, a change of clothes, and some drinks to ensure a good time for all. Your kiddos will love running around the sprinklers and adjacent play area while you relax in the shade. The park is gated and since my kiddos are a little older, I can relax and allow them to run around the park without having to worry about them every minute. There are plenty of shaded areas and bathrooms close by.
Temecula Splash Pad – 29119 Margarita Rd, Temecula, CA 92591
If you’ve been meaning to visit Temecula, you definitely should! It’s a beautiful city with plenty to do for families.
When Lenka Clayton, a British conceptual artist based in Pittsburgh, had her first child, she found it changed her approach to work. “It still seems to be a commonly held belief that being an engaged mother and serious artist are mutually exclusive endeavors,” she wrote. “I don’t believe or want to perpetrate this.”
So Lenka created a Residency in Motherhood, where she would create art while staying home with her one-year-old son: “For the 227 days of the residency, the fragmented mental focus, exhaustion, nap-length studio time and countless distractions of parenthood as well as the absurd poetry of time spent with a young child will become the artist’s working materials and situation, rather than obstacles to be escaped from.”
Here’s a sampling of the art she made during that time…
The post 63 Objects Taken From My Son’s Mouth (and Other Awesome Artwork) appeared first on A Cup of Jo.
Frani’s roommate likes to leave inspirational messages on the fridge. (Apparently what she’s inspired was another roomie’s less-than-dazzling wit.)
related: Are you inspired yet?
i think she's amazing and i also thought she was one of the most obnoxious sytycd judges ever.
People everywhere have been celebrating the news of Misty Copeland’s promotion to principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater, making her the first African-American woman to ever hold that role. With her now-famous muscular body, Misty had been told for years that she didn’t have the right body for ballet. Instead, she broke a major barrier and proved everyone wrong.… Read more
holy cow. amazing.
The Colombian Air Force found the “miracle” mother and child alive in the the country’s Choco province Wednesday after their light aircraft crashed on Saturday.
The Colombian Air Force rescued an 18-year-old mother and her one-year-old baby from the jungle in the country's Choco province Wednesday — five days after they survived a light aircraft crash.
Colombian Air Force / EPA
The plane disappeared from radar twenty minutes after takeoff from the coastal town of Nuqui on Saturday, Colombia's Semana reported.
The aircraft carrying Maria Nelly Murillo Moreno and her baby son Judier was a Cessna 303 with the registration HK-4677, which was carrying a cargo of fish and coconuts to the town of Quibdó, the air force said in a statement.
After the pilot failed to respond to calls from the civil aviation authority, a search plane was dispatched and the Colombian air force, Red Cross, fire service and police were sent to join the operation.
However, the wreckage was not spotted until two days later on Monday, when a small white dot was seen in the thick jungle foliage by a helicopter.
The cause of the crash is still unknown, the BBC reported.
Colombian Air Force / EPA
this is really long, but i was amused.
Here’s what happened to me (and my colon).
The Mission burrito is a San Francisco institution. Everyone in the Bay Area seems to have an intensely polarizing opinion about it. Rice ruins the authenticity. La Taq is worse than Farolito. And most important: Does a good burrito make you want to burst into Dante's Inferno-level heartburn flames shortly after eating it?
But when you live here, you get it. Burritos are great, and in San Francisco they are better, and the passion for those burritos is unmatched. Within a few months of moving here, I felt like I could almost eat one for every meal.
So I decided to eat nothing but burritos for a week. That's right: seven full days.
Hear me out. What if the burrito is actually God's most complete meal? They hit an awful lot of the food pyramid groups that I know exist. You've got your grains (tortillas, rice), fruit (tomatoes, avocados), vegetables (peppers, onions), meat (if nothing else, you can have a diverse range of proteins), and dairy (cheeeeeeese). I had a suspicion that a week-long #burritocleanse might not only be possible; it might be a new way to live. If people can survive on nothing but kale juice for a week, surely I can survive — nay, thrive! — on a holistic burrito journey.
My friends were encouraging. My girlfriend was actively against the challenge and worried about my decision-making abilities when I said I was going along with it. My mom, surprisingly, was fine with it.
I was, as I am with most things, wrong.
1. Eat a burrito (from any location) for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
2. If you're too full, you may skip a burrito meal, but you may not consume any non-burrito food.
3. Liquids are OK.
4. Don't die or poop yourself to death.
Photographer Stephen McMennamy merges his original photography in humorous ways to create what he calls #ComboPhotos: two photos paired to create unexpected situations, usually involving huge constrasts in scale. Tractors and heavy machinery are turned into giant mechanisms for food delivery, while an ice cream cone becomes an actual snowy mountain top. McMennamy is also a creative director at BBDO Atlanta and you can see more of his work here. (via Colossal Submissions)
“Gravity” Hyalophora cecropia on buttonbush
Samuel Jaffe is getting close and personal with subject matter found right in our backyards— the furry, florescent, grubby little creatures we often find inching along our trees and sidewalks. Jaffe is fascinated by local environments, and aims to share the information he has collected about these backyard ecosystems so we can become more in tune with what’s right below our feet or hiding in the grass.
Jaffe has cataloged dozens of caterpillars in different settings, each with a blackened background to highlight their unique textures, colors, and patterns. Caterpillars dangle off branches, clutch onto leaves, and even play on grapevines within his photographs. Catching his subjects at specific moments, Jaffe gives each a little pop of personality, showcasing their playfulness when left alone in nature.
Jaffe grew up in Eastern Massachusetts, inserting himself within his surroundings, wading through ponds, and exploring the wildlife around him. Over the last five years he began to raise and photograph many of the more interesting native caterpillars. The project has grown to include exhibits, shows, talks, and finally in 2013 the Caterpillar Lab, a passionate program showcasing the diversity of northeastern caterpillars through educational programs, the arts, and sciences. Jaffe’s work is currently on display at the Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus, Ohio in the exhibit “Life on the Leaf Edge.” Prints are available in his online shop. (via The Life Neurotic with Steve’s Issues)
“Red Boots” Apatelodes torrifacta on cherry / “Three Swallowtails” Papilio glaucus, polyxenes, and troilus
“Turbulent Abstract” – Phosphila turbulenta on smilax
“Anatomy of a Caterpillar” – Nadata gibbosa on oak
“Orange Red Green” Eumorpha achemon on grapevine / “Wild Lettuce” Autographa precationis on wild lettuce
“Life on the Leaf Edge” – Nerice bidentata on elm leaf
“Life on the Leaf Edge” Cerura scitiscripta on willow leaf
“The Fawn” Sphinx kalmiae on ash
“Early Kingdom” Lytrosis unitaria
“Emerald Deception” Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria on goldenrod / “Cut Flowers” Eupithecia Pug on blue vervain
“Father of Monsters” Eumorpha typhon on arizona grape
When Estée and Andrew got married in Rye, New York, last Friday, they had a surprise for their guests. After dinner, the couple announced that the inside of their cake would be either pink or blue, depending on the sex of their unborn baby…
“Andrew convinced me to do it,” said Estée, who is six months pregnant, “When he first brought it up, I said, Noooo, I’m not doing that at my wedding, I’m already a pregnant bride.” But, she grew to like the idea.… Read more
The other day Taylor Swift was seen out wearing a "fashion harness," and we had questions.
Lrr / LRR/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES
I think you're ignoring a really important point here… That my harness and I are always ready for a zip line/rock climbing.
Ask yourself.. Are you ready for extreme adventure should it present itself?
HARNESS LIFE 2015
this looks delicious
Today, we’re continuing our month of summer desserts with this simple ricotta ice cream with balsamic glazed strawberries. (Bonus: You don’t need an ice-cream maker!) The wonderful Skye McAlpine shows us how to make it…
No-Churn Homemade Ricotta Ice Cream with Balsamic Strawberries
by Skye McAlpine of From My Dining Table
Summer in Venice is pretty much all about the gelato.… Read more
The other night, I ate dinner with a friend who just returned from a California road trip. I expected to hear stories of coastal highways and see pictures of rocky cliffs and sparkly blue water. So you can imagine my surprise when she told me the most amazing sight was…
This was not what I expected.… Read more
I don't know if you guys are prepared for the cuteness that this post contains. If you've been reading for some amount of time you know I come from a family of animal lovers. My whole life we were the family with the strange pets; raccoons, wolves, flying squirrels (which my dad still raises) and so much more. It's funny because my dad is this tough guy who rarely shows emotion but he is just so sweet with animals. Recently he adopted the animal he's been dreaming of for years - a fox. Rather he adopted two foxes which my parents named Foxy Lady, Lady for short, and Tramp.
When my parents first sent me a photo of Lady, the little black one, I didn't even know what she was. It was killing me that I couldn't go over immediately to meet her. I was with a group of friends when I got the picture. We passed my phone around guessing what this little fuzzy thing was. A dog? A bear? My mom is incredibly supportive of my dad's love of animals but a bear is probably the one thing she would say no to. Lady is just so young that her ears are small still, and don't immediately give away what she is. Even after meeting her in person, she still looks like some kind of silly raccoon dog to me.
My first free day I went over and was instantly enamored. Both foxes were even smaller, cuter, and fuzzier than I had imagined from all the photos I was sent. It was a gloomy day, they're quick (when they're not snoozing) and my parents living room doesn't have the best lighting so I didn't get as many high quality photos as planned. Luckily black and white makes these salvageable.
At the time I took these photos (at the beginning of the month) Lady was only a few weeks old and still being fed from a dropper. My mom wraps her up, because she's a little wiggle worm, and feeds her just like a baby. It's obscenely precious. Between sips she lets out the funniest little noises to demand more food. At one point my mom even turns her over and pats her on the back because Lady has inhaled her food too quickly.
After eating, and running around the living room to burn off all her energy she climbed up into my lap and quickly drifted off to asleep. I melted. Throughout the day she did this a couple more times. Each time completely breaking my heart. Such a sleepy little thing.
I'm so excited to watch these babies grow up. I can't wait to see how their personalities develop. I'll be sure to share more photos as soon as possible.
Just a note to add that foxes definitely aren't for everyone. They require a lot of work, care, and attention. Not to mention in most states they are illegal to keep as pets unless you have a license. Please do your research!
i want to win. also, her baby is cute. also, i kind of wish she'd do a hair tutorial even though it's pretty clear that she uses a curler and it looks like i've lost my use of opposable thumbs when i try to use one of those.
“I wrote some of the worst poetry west from the Mississippi River, but I wrote. And I finally sometimes got it right.” — Maya Angelou
i love that name generator. i'd be Lillian today.
How to be Smarter: Book Recommendations: The Unspeakable by Meghan Daum and Everything You Ever Wanted by Jillian Lauren. Both are honest, well-written, fascinating memoirs about the huge variety of experiences that make up modern womanhood. I read both books within the past week and was enthralled by each of them.
How to be Prettier: A fresh swipe of brighter-than-normal lipstick, or your regular lipstick with some gloss over it, right before a video call helps keep your face from looking too washed out on-camera. Which is nice when usually half the computer screen is like staring in a mirror!
How to be (less) Awkward: Not awkward, just fun: if you were born today, this would be your name.
This past Saturday, Toby and I biked over to a new art installation featuring playful benches, fun fountains and a mirror maze. Danish artist Jeppe Hein created the exhibit, Please Touch the Art, which is peppered through Brooklyn Bridge Park. Here are a few photos, if you’d like to see…
We first went to the Mirror Labyrinth.…