Category Archives: Design

Fashion: Puzzle Apparel

So I don’t normally plug indiegogo campaigns, but I really like this idea: customize-able fashion. And the designs are really cute.

Puzzle Apparel: Craft Your Fashion

http://www.puzzleapparel.com/

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Travel: Backpacks

So I recently traveled to Italy.
I went at the beginning of August.
The absolute worst time to go weather-wise, and if you want things to actually be open.
But I had a great time regardless.

Before I left I bought two backpacks that were amazing and I thought I’d write a post about them.

1) North Face – Women’s Surge II
in black and turquoise
Features that I like:
– comfortable straps that fit my frame
– laptop compartment (separate from the main compartment)
– nice zippers that don’t stick
– tons of pockets and internal compartments (I actually use almost all of them)
– hipbelt that I can stow if I don’t want to use it (helps distribute the weight when it was really heavy carrying a ton of stuff)
– side water bottle pocket
– holds a lot of stuff
Overall I love this backpack, and once it wears out I will probably replace it with another North Face. Highly recommended.

2) Pacsafe – Camsafe Venture V16 Slingpack
in black
Features that I like:
– sits comfortably on my body
– I can sling it around to get to my camera without having to take it off
– there is a stabilizer strap to secure it from the other side
– multiple internal compartments and pockets
– side waterbottle pocket (or tripod)
– can hold a tablet / small computer (separate compartment)
– remove-able padded camera compartment
– “Tamper-proof zippers/compartments that lock or latch on to a spring-loaded metal clip thwarts pickpockets.”
Traveling to Italy I wanted a backpack that would be a bit harder for pick pockets to get into. Obviously if they were going to steal my stuff they were going to steal it regardless, but I wanted to make it a little harder. And you can choose to not secure the zippers if you want. Overall if you ignore the theft deterrent features this is still a really great camera backpack. I’m really pleased with it. I have a really nice DSLR and this is a much easier way to take it with me while I am out and about. Also highly recommended.

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Design: Dairy Farm House

A dairy farm converted into a house!
Of all the converted houses I’ve seen, this one I can actually picture myself living in!
I’d need to redecorate a little though…

 

 

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Design: The Safe House

The tag line is really The First Zombie Proof House.

And it’s gorgeous, as well as zombie proof.

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Books: Bookshelf Porn

I’m still obsessed with Bookshelf Porn.
Probably because I’ve always been obsessed with books and bookshelves.
Also, don’t worry, it’s not actually porn.

I’m pretty sure it’s my favorite blog of all time.

Bookshelf Porn: Literature versus Traffic by Spanish art collective Luzinterruptus.

Bookshelf Porn: Literature versus Traffic by Spanish art collective Luzinterruptus.

Bookshelf Porn: Bookshop Selexyz Dominicanen

Bookshelf Porn: Bookshop Selexyz Dominicanen

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Misc.: Tumblr

I created a Tumblr!

http://clareminnies.tumblr.com/

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Design: Amazing Office Spaces

OfficePOD Prefab Office

OfficePOD Prefab Office

An office pod and an office in a forest, wow! Jealous!

Selgas Cano Architecture Office

Selgas Cano Architecture Office

 

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Fashion: Book Clutches

Lolita Book Clutch

Lolita Book Clutch

Olympia Le-TanYou Cant Judge A Book By Its Cover, September 2009

So gorgeous! I want Lolita and The Bell Jar. Absolutely brilliant.

Olympia Le-Tan: You Cant Judge A Book By Its Cover

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