Evidently there are some post-holiday cold and flu bugs roaming around, and unfortunately several of us on the Anthology team got hit pretty bad with sniffles and coughs this past week. Since we have an exciting team brainstorming session scheduled for Tuesday, Anh-Minh and I are planning to snuggle in our beds, drink hot tea, and hopefully kick our sicknesses by Monday. Maybe it’s my loopy Dayquil brain, but I felt a sampling of The Kitten Covers was exactly what we needed to head into the weekend.
Now there are plenty of clever kitten pics online, but what really sets these apart in my mind is the impressive photoshopping skill of Alfra Martini, the site’s creator. These covers look pretty remarkably like their originals, except for the one obvious alteration (kitties). Here’s a selection of my favorites, but you should not head out today without checking out the rest, lest you miss out on some charming hilarity. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!
Here we are; at the last weekend before Christmas! I’m heading to the east coast next week to spend the holidays with my family, and I’m desperately hoping for some snow while I’m there—for the beauty of it, of course, but also because I’d like to test my camera’s macro lens on a few fallen flakes of my own. That every snowflake is unique and special is something I’ve known since I was little—isn’t it a required lesson in kindergarten or something? But I don’t think the scientific and cosmic implications of that fact really sunk in for me until now, looking at these incredible images.
I feel thankful not only for the knowledge of the awesome beauty that exists in the world, but also for the technology that humans have created to observe our environment, and how accessible it has become. Looking at these images, I feel very lucky to be here, in the time that I am, seeing snowflakes in all their stunning detail. Happy holidays everyone! Have a great weekend.
I love living in California, but as a born n’ raised north east-coaster, I occasionally miss the feeling of a crisp, bright New England November day on my skin. Yesterday I caught a cool breeze and heard the sound of brittle leaves scratching against the sidewalks in Oakland; it really felt like a fall day delivered straight from my youth. Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and we’ve wrapped up some big projects recently that we can’t wait to share with you. I hope you all can spend the weekend relaxing and allowing yourself to indulge in a little pre-holiday excitement!
In honor of that, I thought I would share this video Lovely Owl, from Italian artist Nura-T. I’ve always loved owls; they have such powerful, mysterious, and lovely faces—it’s no wonder that owl iconography is so strong within the world of art and design. But this film is the one the first instances for me of seeing an owl as adorable, almost like a cat. I hope you enjoy it. Have a great weekend!
Let’s face it: in the current era of smart phones, tablets, texting, and the like—when was the last time you actually received a note written on actual letterhead? I think the last piece of letterhead I received was my admission to college. There’s clearly still a very magical element to handwritten notes and personalized stationery, which must be why the site Letterheady recently reached 10,000 followers and continues to grow. I completely understand why; their staggering collection of letterheads, culled from celebrities, companies, and various outfits that have exited throughout history, is an absolute delight to explore.
The real question is this—what’s your favorite letterhead? Do you prefer the somewhat subdued logos preferred by Jean Harlow or Jackie Collins? Maybe you’re more of an all-over design type, a la The Muppet Show and Star Trek. Personally, I gravitate towards the B.F. Cummins Co. letterhead (a perforating machine company…brilliant!). Although you gotta appreciate Richard Simmons’ hilarious style as well.
Click here to check out the entire collection of Letterheady’s letterhead samples. My advice? Set aside a chunk of time this weekend for this; you might be there a while :) Happy Friday, everyone!
Today’s Dig is something that you may have seen before, as it was quite popular when it first emerged online a year ago. However, since I just discovered it for the first time through some friends—and found it to be utterly delightful—I just had to share it. I was having dinner with some old friends and they played this time lapse film of San Francisco for us that their friend and former tenant Simon Christen had made. Anyone who has ever visited or lived in the Bay Area might find the film particularly moving—but the astonishing beauty of weather systems and city life captured in this format is something everyone can enjoy. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!