Covers with Kittens
It’s simple things like The Kitten Covers tumblr that make the internet such a special little place.
Welcome to 8-bit nostalgia heaven video gamer nerds!
Title Scream includes many of your favorites and some that might not be so memorable but certainly leave me wanting to know more.
Anyone out there ever play Monty by Gremlin Graphics? It looks insane!!!!!
And look! Already my first great discovery via Twitter, the fascinating Brain Pickings blog, brain child of writer Maria Popova.
Within the eclectic collection of interesting articles you’ll find lovely design, must read books, interesting thoughts, provocative photography and lots of lovely maps. It’s an amazing hodgepodge of all sorts of things I love.
Most lovable about the site though, is that in a sea of snark, it retains a real sense of wonder at the world. Nothing’s worse than someone who is bored by things, and Popova and her team find inspiration everywhere. I dare you to scroll one page without joining in their enthusiasm and stopping to read more.
BP also distinguishes itself from many sites by offering unique finds and information that hasn’t been re-linked from a million other places.
I’ve only browsed a portion of the archives, because doing too much more would be ignoring the life I have to lead today. Definitely be prepared to be sucked in to the awesomeness.
Yes. It’s true I tweet now. I didn’t get it before but now I do. Follow me if you’d like @brixpicks (and it’s not just photos of my baby or links to this site, promise).
While I like the ease and casual nature of tumblr I usually find them to be little more than gatherings from other tumblrs and therefore often repetitive but Stephano Gabanna of Dolce and Gabanna has taken the medium and ran with it giving personal glimpses into his life as an extremely successful fashion designer.
Such a life, (believe it or not) is quite enviable. He is surrounded by beautiful male models, eats lunch overlooking incredible sea views, and wakes up to fresh cut flowers every morning.
And if none of that interests you, his photos will at least convince you that the Italian Riviera is a little bit if heaven on earth. I want to be there now.
I know, I know, it sounds like it could be navel gazing and obnoxious (like all those articles about what the rich people can’t live without this season in Vogue) but surprisingly, this chipper diary is not in the least bit obnoxious, but rather happy and heartfelt.
I’d love it if more designers, artists, and people with otherwise interesting lives had personal photo diaries as nice to look at and constantly updated like this one.
In New York people tend to get fanatical about their neighborhoods. We want to know every move, change and history. For us Greenpointers now there’s one stop for all of that.
Here’s Greenpoint has breaking news about openings and closings, restaurant guides, historical photographs and tips on the latest happenings. Since Mike introduced me to the site I’ve been checking in daily. It’s visually clean, easy to navigate, and works great on an iPhone which is a rare found plus.
Facebook is not only for people to exclaim FML! or link to Quizzes that tell you which Family Guy character you are. Friend Craig used the social site to link to artist Philip Govedare, whose wild, beautiful yet eerie landscapes are phenomenal. They make me feel like I’ve been privy to secret images of new found worlds.
Thanks for the excellent find, Craig!
Great graphic inspiration blogs are aplenty, but you’ll find fewer as well maintained, interesting, and informed as Grain Edit.
From children’s books, to bottle labels, from calendars to maps the Grain Edit team tracks down the greatest stuff to inflame the creative mind.
The site is constantly updated with newness and the archives could take days to explore – but it is worth the time, so start digging and enjoy!
Oh my goodness I am in LOVE with the blog Atelier Pour Enfants, in love. I can’t read a word of it, but who needs to with all the adorable, interesting, beautiful artwork.
I’ve spent hours looking through the entire archive getting all kinds of inspired. In fact, I’ve started a whole new project with all the new ideas these wonderful books have inflamed in my brain.
An absolute must for lovers of illustration or really anybody that enjoys looking at cute, great design. I would love to find some of the books for Mr. Van – will have to keep an eye out.
Whether it’s for a work of genius or Inner Space, you can find a comprehensive exploration of title sequence at the aptly named website, Art of the Title Sequence.
They include collages and information from films old and new, television series domestic and foreign.
Not only is there lots of images and videos, but often they will really get into the hows and whys with the sequence creators.
I discovered the site while looking up the most excellent titles to the less than excellent Gentlemen Broncos and found an involved interview with the director and photos of how they made it. (A photo of the books used in the sequence is after the jump).
There’s lots to go through and browsing will be a joy for anyone equally obsessed with what is sometimes the best part about a show or movie.
NSkyC is a lovely site that shows that technology can be used to make something beautiful and simple. Can’t wait to see lots and lots more bright blue.
If you just can’t get enough Game of Thrones, Winter is Coming is a great site with interesting recaps, reviews, rumors and more. I was especially excited to read here that one of my favorites, Asia Argento is being considered for a role in season two. I love that the site is accessible to both readers and newbies with articles written specifically for each group to prevent spoilers.
Pixiwoo is a sister team of makeup artists, Samantha and Nicola Chapman that post video tutorials on how to apply makeup.
This is a truly inspirational site for someone, like me, who has always shied away from most makeup, especially any dramatic looks. Samantha favors fashion and catwalk looks and Nicola prefers celebrity styling.
For example, some vlog entries are: Everyday Summer Look with Wearable Red Lips, Elizabeth Taylor Makeup Tutorial, A Guide to Estee Lauder Lipsticks or Jennifer Lopez – ‘On the Floor’ Makeup.
I stumbled across J.Cosmas Vintage Photography quite by accident but was immediately drawn into the arresting images.
Surely I am not the only one among us that can’t resist the eyes of the past and if you too are a fan of vintage portraits, this is an incredible collection.
Priced reasonably, these would make a great gift for the lover of antiquities in your life.
The website is well organized, with large, clear scans, and informative and enthusiastic descriptions. Clearly, they have a passion for their trade (and the passionate are the most fun to buy things from).
Plus, they’re based in one of my favorite American cities, Providence.
Thanks so much to my mom for letting me know about the amazing site, Pulp Artists that not only boasts a seemingly inexhaustible collection of dime store mystery and sci fi art, but does a great job of giving the artists their due with biographies and even photos.
It’s wild to see how many artists did work for the pulp market, from the famous (Norman Rockwell) to the home town heroes (Zoe Mozart was born in Colorado Springs!).
I am impressed that David Saunders was able to get so much information and present it in such an organized, easy to browse manner (more sites could take his queues).
Give yourself some time to look through it all. By the end you’ll be itching to read stories about blackmail and alien robots.
If you remember, eons ago I discovered a little gem called Star Magazine – a publication devoted entirely to the art of being a groupie. The site I marked then is now all gone, but in it’s place has emerged Star1973, an amazing site where you can find all five editions scanned front to back (!!)
I am dying with excitement.
Ryan Richardson gets major props for sharing this with the world (and for all that scanning – if I only had half the time and patience for my own vintage mag collection…).
I can’t wait to really spend some time with this one – I mean, come on, just look at the article below. The Girl Who Fights Over Guys – Will You Be Ready To Face Her?.
It just so deliciously brazen and upfront about it’s goal – to help you, the young groupie, bed rock stars (even if you have to bust some heads to get into Alice Cooper’s bed).
And the fashions! Girls and boys alike would be dropping over dead in the streets if these ladies were to strut down Bedford Avenue today.
Thanks to Sarafina and Will of The Stencil for alerting me to this fab site.