Ok, so this has definitely been making the rounds recently, but in case you haven’t seen it, you need to check out this wonderful Tumblr blog called Maddie The Coonhound, which features Maddie standing on various things. All I have to say is that she is one patient dog…with good balance.

Side note: I have desperately been wanting a dog recently. I’ve been spending way too much time on pet adoption websites…wish me luck. I’ll let you know if this obsession comes to fruition.



I just love this simple illustration by Russell Weekes called Draw Blood. It would make a great tee, don’t you think?


(via this isn’t happiness and Début Art)

I recently came across the book Crafting With Cat Hair (it was published in October 2011) and I must say, I’m intrigued. It had never dawned on me that you could actually make something out of all the hair your cat sheds on the furniture. But, according to this book by Kaori Tsutaya (and translated by Amy Hirschmaned), you can make felt and create needle-felted projects with cat hair! I guess what they say is true…cats can haz craftz.


Buy it from Amazon.com for $9.58

So, I actually posted this on ManMade earlier, but it’s one of those things that I liked so much that I decided to share it here too (sorry to those of you that are both MM and CMYB readers…you get a free pass to call me lazy today). This video, created by Jacob Sutton, features a snowboarder who is in a bespoke LED-covered suit, careening down the slopes in the Rhône-Alpes region of south-eastern France. It’s rather eerie, yet beautiful…

If you thought having a magnifying glass in a Swiss Army knife was cool, just wait until you see the Gerber Steady Tool. It’s a folding mutli-tool that turns into a tripod for cameras or iPhones.




(via Bless This Stuff)

So I’ve decided to start a regular “column” on here to feature some of the wonderful things I’ve stumbled across on Etsy over the past week. I’ll try to make this a weekly thing, but we’ll see how things go…I have commitment issues. :)

“Ketchup on Everything” Screen Print by Ketchup on Everything – $55


Leather Cable Band by Miller Goods & Co. – $15


Felted Rabbit Ring by Lizzie Pearce – $86


Sorcerer’s Candle by Daniel Tyrkiel – £19.90


Painted Antler Necklace by MaeLo – $48


Distressed Wood Abstract by paint square – $355



Of all the funny, witty and downright cheesy Valentines I saw yesterday, this one, from NPR, might be my favorite.

Also, don’t forget: Today is the 2nd best day of the year (after Nov. 1) because all the unsold Valentine’s Day candy is ridiculously cheap!


Check out the rest of NPR’s clever Valentine’s here.

I can’t remember when exactly quilts started being so awesome, but it happened. And I love it. Kaleidoscope-y quilts of yore just don’t cut it anymore. This Great Lakes quilt by Emily Fisher of Haptic Lab, on the other hand, is so great that I want to burn all the blankets in my apartment just so I have a legitimate excuse to buy this.