Tumblr finds: Mostly random prettiness, leading to design blog links

I haven’t visited Tumblr in a while. I missed it.

Remember Tumblr? Pinterest’s angsty-er, wilder, more menacingly multi-interest older cousin? Like Elfaba to Wicked’s Glinda (or Martha Stewart).

Well, here are some excerpts from my last visit, prompted by needing to look for work visuals. Links in the images, as usual.

Cutesy-er things and design links after the jump.

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Disorganized post: Weird inventions and science-y stuff

I just really have to get rid of open tabs.

And, yes, I am aware that there is something called “bookmarking”.

This is going to get ugly. And random.

Transparent body parts. Vestigial traits. A menstruation cartoon by Disney.  Ice sopa. Video game controller infographic.

1. They actually found a way to culture transparent body parts! via

Image (and more) after the jump.

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Around the net: things I liked looking at

Really vague.  But just trying to collect all these links I came across and enjoyed these past weeks.

 

1. I didn’t even know there were trailers for books.  Cool.

2.  Great playground design by Sofia Petersson’s German lanscape architecture firm Annabau.

3.  Apparently, the world now has an illustrated version of Strunk & White’s The Elements of Style

O_O  (Japanese emoticon phase.)

Where were you when I was in college?

via brainpickings

4.  Rubber band type! From eujoonpaek’s blog entry about Typography Served.

 

 

5.  Yet another example of cool Japanese design.  Cafe/day, designed by Suppose Design Office, in Fukuoka.

I also love the blog where I got the link.

 

5.

by Erin Hanson
Erin Hanson - 1 Minute Photoshop Thoughts
Erin Hanson - Deep Bullshit

 

6. Fun Pinterest page!

Crochet Ewok!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Around the net: virtual collage pop stars, really cool shopper experiences, an art-filled calendar and a three-in-one seat

Today is a rainy day.

More time to stay indoors and surf.

1.  First up is a video.

It documents the “birth” of AKB48’s newest member — Eguchi Aimi.  AKB48 is a wildly popular pop girl group in Japan.  Eguchi Aimi is a moving composite of seven of the AKB48 girls, designed to seem like a real human being.

Eguchi Aimi

Just a really really great hype machine.  She was able to build a base of followers through her sheer existence, and now, because of the CGI buzz, the group even becomes more popular.  Hats off to whoever thought of creating her. Twisted, but successful.

via The Telegraph, Tokyohive, Gizmodo, Rekuru, Pure Idol Heart and Coolest Kid on The Blog

2.  There is this very functional and beautiful workbench featured on Georges Zigrandes’ blog.

Estrela Vintage Workbench
Open.

3.  Images from The Open Daybook, via brain pickings.  Maria Popova, I continue to adore your choice of things to post.  Someday, maybe, I hope, I get to pick your brain.

4. Fun developments in designing retail spaces! From Peter T’ Hoen’s branding retail en design!

(That sounds like an ad testimonial.)

A redesigned Starbucks in Omotesando.

Starbucks b-side by Hiroshi Fujiwara

Three-storey chicken living station – with ideal laying, roosting and feeding conditions.

Chicken Co-op by raadstudio

 

Aaargh I love this store concept.  BLESS Home.  A store-residence where apartment-dwellers become curators-shopkeepers of the brand and its espoused lifestyle and products.  Now, that is immersion and integrated experience.

BLESShome

The first BLESShome can be visited for an entirely private BlessShop experience in a private apartment. The clients will be able to visit the Shopkeeper’s home as a friend and can participate in her/his life. There will also even be a possibility to stay overnight.” – Bless SHOP site

via brandd and Garbage Dress

Another “wow”. You by Dialect gadgets and electronics store in Stockholm, by Electric Dreams.  I very much agree with the we heart blog post — “Where do you enjoy the consumer electronics you buy? The majority of the time it’s at home, so, why do consumer electronics shops all look like a clinical, space-age hospital waiting room?”

by Electric Dreams

5.  Beautiful blog by Sofie Brunner and 17 others from Brunner Studios – Sofiliumm.

Featuring Slumber Poufs. What a great name.

Slumber Poufs, by Aleksandra Gaca

6. Nice pictures.

What if you lived at Ikea, by Christian Gideon

and

Hoshiko the City Child, by Aya Takano

7.  Work tips.

Surf trail: Japanese blogs (mostly food) and Decluttering

I’m sorry.  I’m tech-inept, and can’t seem to figure out why or how the font size and spacing on my previous post got screwed up.

I know it became even more burdensome to read, sorry.

Thanks to the 1000 Things about Japan blog that I mentioned yesterday, I saw all of these links to other Japanese life-related blogs that I enjoyed!

1. Tokyo Mango

Cat ears that express emotions, a Yahoo! Japan iPad app that lets you cut and create your own maps, and a blog of floating self-portraits! I love this.

2.  spacious planet

I liked the post discussing the Japanese middle class.  It is well, vague.  But, I like the attempt at trying to briefly describe the particular lifestyle layer.

3.

From Just A Gaijin Mama

Her blog on mostly snack food reviews.

4.  Just Another Day in Japan, which led me to Surviving in Japan (without much Japanese)

5.  And, through a Krispy Kreme picture on Japanese Snack Food Reviews, I found the cute Japanese milk-drinking campaign!

Milk Japan

And..plush breasts!

Funwari Milk Chan via Topless Robot

6.  Not a Japanese blog.  But I liked Small Notebook. It’s a compilation of tips on practical skills and decluttering.  The blog look feels…delicate, but useful.  If that description makes sense.  I guess it’s the blue tones, spare look and clean, focused (central object, usually still life) pictures.

via Small Notebook