I don’t care that this is 3 years old. I just found out about it (via the DOUG LOVES MOVIES podcast) and I’m in love. IKEA HEIGHTS “is a melodrama shot entirely in the Burbank, California IKEA Store without the store knowing.” And it’s amazing. You can watch the entire 7-episode series of “IKEA Heights” on VIMEO.
Yesterday I followed a Twitter link to the NERD HOLIDAY tumblr. I clicked on the first item to catch my eye, an art print of a camera, which led me on a 2-hour journey through SOCIETY6. I ended up purchasing 4 prints (1 for me, 3 as gifts, so I’ll refrain from posting them for now) and while the samplings below from POWERPIG (real name Chris McVeigh) weren’t my final purchases they did make me laugh. Especially the Chewbacca one. Be sure to check out Chris’s full artist samplings on SOCIETY6 or his PERSONAL SITE.
“Talk to your kids about art school.” That’s the tag for these witty and very clever faux-PSA’s by TEAM DETROIT for THE COLLEGE OF CREATIVE STUDIES in Detroit, MI. And remember kids, doodling can lead to illustration.
Yup, a follow-up to a follow-up! That’s because illustrator CLAIRE HUMMEL (Deviant Art user SHOOMLAH) has finished her series of historically accurate Disney princesses. Well, she’s finished the 10 official Disney. Below you’ll find the last four in the set: Aurora, Mulan, Tiana, and Rapunzel. To see the others (Belle, Jasmine, Ariel, Snow White, Cinderella, and Pocahontas) view my PREVIOUS POST or Claire’s DEVIANT ART page. Prints of the princess series and more of Claire’s gorgeous illustrations are available HERE.
ESPN’s Chris Berman, famous beard James Lipton of Inside the Actor’s Studio, Andrew Zimmern of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods, and… Kelly Clarkson? This is one mixed bag of nuts. And yet, at the climax of the commercial my raised eyebrows came down and I burst out loud laughing. The X Factor commercial parody somehow works and showcases the superfluous abilities of the new Toyota Camry. I still wouldn’t trade my Hyundai Tucson for anything though. Also, James Lipton is surprisingly short.
Canadian talk show host George Stroumboulopoulos interviews Kermit the Frog as if he was any other 50+ year old screen legend. He treats the interview very seriously and it’s also very funny. As George asks, suspend your disbelief and “return to childhood”. Adorable interview.
Christian Waggoner’s “uniquely enhanced, photo-realistic style” of painting is unbelievably beautiful. The study of reflections in the Star Wars series below, as well as the current series of drinks on his WEBSITE, are stunningly detailed. Plus, Boba Fett is such a badass – which is made cooler when you see Han Solo frozen in carbonite reflected in Fett’s helmet.