Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Force is strong in your room

I really wanna get this in case I have a son. Very reminiscent of the space sheets from back in the days. And yes it goes up to Queen size. Available at Pottery Barn Kids.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Punky had one

Ever since Punky Brewster, I wish I had a treehouse. Now that I am __ years old, I still do. Check these out! I'm glad they even give you the prices. They are around $20,000.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Runaway Brain

Runaway Brain is a cool animated short that was released in 1995 and re-released in 1997. Span of Sunset released a vinyl toy based on the movie.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Viva La Videos


Im kinda leaning towards the alternate for the simplicity but HYPE always does the damn thang.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Olympic Pictograms

These are really cool. They are pictoprams for the Beijing Olympics representing each sport. I love the play on the traditional Chinese stamp. I have one myself with my name and I cherish it. I guess (since I am not positive) the stamps are traditionally used as a signature. Mines is handcarved out of ivory and in a special box with the ink. See below.

Lego Covers

I love legos. Here are some covers recreated with legos. More here.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Sandcastle hotel

All in my Grill........

Fuego is the name and Grilling is the game
This is so dope for the summertime outdoor patio
They are makin the Fuego2 electric for the indoors

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Lago Design

floating furniture

Italian design at its best. check it out here.

I need this

If you are on the computer as much as I am, then you probably get your lunch and other misc crap on your keys. So either you need this the clean off your keys or u can get the flat keyboard. Actually I rather get the latter but whatever.

I invented Post-Its

Some Post-It art.

Extreme Makeover Home faces foreclosure

Damn another one bites the dust. Times are scary. More here.

Pixelated Watch

get it here.

Better than Picture People

For you little one. From Lorna Freytag.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Monkey Hunting

Another book I just finished by the same author as Dreaming in Cuban. Not as good, in my opinion, but still great nonetheless. It really touched my soul that I could relate and also catered to my strange love for Cuba.

It's a fiction novel with fact-based events about the slavery that occurred in Cuba leaving it very much multicultural today. Its about 3 (really 4) generations of a family where the patriarch emigrated to Cuba and had no choice but to stay. The matriarch of the family tree being a Chinese man, Chen Pan, who came to Cuba seeking riches and then return home. He realized his terrible mistake as soon as he was stuffed in the shallow cabin of a ship headed to Cuba. When he got there he was sold into slavery and worked in the sugar cane field which he eventually successfully escaped. He then makes a pretty good life for himself and later purchases a African slave girl whom he later marries.

Anyways, I learned a lot. It was undeniably thought provoking. Beauty definitely came out of all the tragedy but at what cost? A culture was lost but a new one was formed.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Dreaming in Cuban

Incredible, touching, heart wrenching. Please read.

This story is about 3 generations of the Del Pino family. The backdrop is in both Cuba and New York City during the Cuban Revolution and under the rule of Cuban dictator El Lider. It tells about each members' relationships with each other and the world. I love how the novel comes full circle in the 2nd half of the novel where you can't help but love each and every character as their own sides of the stories (story) unfold. It totally makes you love, hate and realize truths of your own family all at once. I heart this novel very, very much.

Here are a few of my favorite excerpts...

" It's funny how when the land is so flat, and the buildings so low, the sky seems to take over everything, announcing itself in a way you can't ignore. In New York, the sky gets too much competition."

"She blames the sun for this, for the false shadows it casts in her house, and she tightens the shutters against enemy rays."

and my favorite...

"The days rain tyranny. I survey my interior as a general does a map, dispassionately, calculating the odds."