Friday, August 20, 2010

Fancy That!

There are three little things I hope to accomplish from this page o’ mine.
1) I’m thinking this spotlight will motivate me to do things. That’s all. Don’t get your hopes up. My ideas of ‘things’ are pretty tame. There will be no visuals of me bungee jumping at this juncture. 2) Perhaps having an outlet for happiness and aggravation will be beneficial for all my friends who have to otherwise deal with me the hard way (all have high hopes of this but again, don’t commit to freedom). 3) If you can take a glance and navigate away slightly amused, well, that’s better than online banking.

Below is a visual invitation into my world and the design world at large. I keep up on design blogs like nobody’s business, and it affords me some pretty great oohing and ahhing and many, many laughs. Over time, you begin to see trends that really do touch not only all areas of the country, but all areas of the world. Here are some items that are REALLY in vogue right now.

Food-wise, you can’t hit a colorful blog without seeing these little suckers. I’m thinking I’ll make my own batch one day to further unite myself to the ‘in crowd.’


“+{] Keep Calm and Cary On“

Here’s something that I thought was cool WAY before it was, so just keep that in mind.
Hannah’s History Hints:
During WWII, several posters were designed, though not printed, to promote morale in the British Isles. Two that were printed, and are more commonly known, read, “Your courage, your cheerfulness, your resolution will bring us victory” and “Freedom is in Peril.” The image you see (left) was designed in case of invasion of Britain by Germany. Didn’t happen. Poster – dismissed. UNTIL, one day, it was picked up by the most unlikely collector imaginable. A bookseller. For a few prints had been made (though were never seen by the public) and one managed to escape the massive pulp fest at the end of the war. Today, it’s in every home magazine or modern blog, either represented in its original color (red) or in a myriad of others. It has also attracted many parodies as of late (below).


  1. *Thank* you for the history lesson. I love this kind of stuff, but (raising hand) pulp fest? What mean you by this?

  2. Not to worry - this is not more historic trivia, rather a phrase meant to describe all the destruction of propaganda papers after the war via paper pulp :)

  3. Aaaah, I thought perhaps destruction had something to do with it, but I couldn't find that anywhere. Thank you, ma'am.