Archive for 'cool stuff'

“Romance saves the world”

Isn’t this t-shirt from Love’s Sweet Arrow — a romance bookstore in Chicago — the coolest?!?

Photo: t-shirt via Love's Sweet Arrow

Photos via Love’s Sweet Arrow on Twitter

Photo: t-shirt via Love's Sweet Arrow

Want to order one? Click here to go to their website’s purchase page.

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Boop!

These photos are otterly adorable!*

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Via @In_Otter_News2 on Twitter. Boop!

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Boop again!

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And again!

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So much boopiness!

*Apologies for the pun. I couldn’t resist. :)

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Disney characters reimagined!

The artist Jirka Väätäinen studies the most beloved Disney characters and paints his own, more realistic portraits — and the results are, well, enchanting!

Here are some that caught my eye. Do you recognize them? :)

These glorious images via Bored Panda. And more about the artist here.

 

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Design a wig!

Well, this is a hoot! Thanks to the Victoria and Albert museum, we can all design our own “hair-raising” 18th-century wigs!

These images via @ChawtonHouse on Twitter

 

Click here to have a go at it!

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“Birds have wings . . .”

I would gladly drink my coffee from this. :)

Photo: mug: "Birds have wings, humans have books," shared via LisaBerne.com

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Creative bookshelves!

My own bookshelves are sadly conventional, but I will always look with deep interest at more innovative ones. Here are a few that recently caught my eye. (Thanks, Bored Panda!)

Any of these get your bookish heart thumping? :)

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“Jane Austen board game”

Would totally play this.

Comic: Jane Austen board game, shared via LisaBerne.com

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Lovely in lilac!

I invite you to feast your eyes on this gorgeous ballgown by Vivienne Westwood circa 2005-06.

Photo: a ballgown by Vivienne Westwood, shared via LisaBerne.com

via @whatgrandmawore on Twitter

And this stunning detail!

Photo: detail: a ballgown by Vivienne Westwood, shared via LisaBerne.com

One more view, this one with a somber background that highlights the gown’s dazzling color, graceful lines, and sense of movement:

Photo: detail: a ballgown by Vivienne Westwood, shared via LisaBerne.com

One could make quite an entrance dressed in this, don’t you think?

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“What is your Jane Austen name?”

I’d be Selina Wentworth of Hartfield. :)

Graphic: "What is your Jane Austen name?" Shared via LisaBerne.com

What’s your Jane Austen name?

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Bookworms!

Having been a bookworm for as long as I can remember, it’s amazing that I didn’t know this fascinating and slightly repulsive factoid.

Photo: bookworm factoid

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