ixxi love

Surprise surprise today I am not complaining about something. I know many are saddened, but I have to share this awesome thing I found and that I am so doing…I just have to find a ‘where’.

I’m not really the type of person to have a whole bunch of family pictures on a wall, I tried to do it in my bedroom and stopped after three pics cause I thought it was looking too suburban. I have exactly two pictures of Wren in my house which is sort of sad, one in a wee moose shaped frame, the other, a blown up instagram in a 10×10 poster size. There she sits beside me in my office below the sole picture of Finn in a 10×10 instagram format as well. I can’t help it, I am very picky when it comes to photos.

I’ve always loved the idea of taking an awesome photo, not a posed crappy shot, but a really cool image and placing it on a big stretched canvas. Like the one of Clifford with nerd glasses on or him wrapped in a turban photoshopped into a middle eastern market – one of my favs. Something interesting, funny – Hogan syle art if you will. Apparently Clifford the dog is my best subject, sorry kids.

So here was my conundrum, how do I achieve that in an interesting arty way? Well today I have found a solution. ixxi design!

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You can impose your own photo, use one of their designs, use a whole bunch of images to make a collage, or use one image in a blown up pixellated treatment that makes a picture of a freakin’ lamb look cool.

The images are clicked together with these little XX’s hence the relevant logo and a strip of sticky tape and voila, modern art that looks amazing!

Watch the video and get your creative juices flowing!

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Pretty Skivvies

This is really a random post as I’m still testing my blog notification list to see if it’s working but I want to make it useful too so here is a cool new site I found this morning! It’s pretty neat as they ask you all types of questions about your style and then customize what they show you. I didn’t buy undies but I did get a great romper for 35 bucks – yee haw! They also have links to jewels, shoes and clothes in the same format – really nice crap :)

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So I am in love with this company which I accidentally stumbled upon, but want absolutely everything. Things are discount, they are unique, interesting, and I love the bold colors and patterns. They sell everything from clothes to food to sunglasses to furniture. Be warned though that everything is sold for a limited time and some stuff goes fast…I am still broken up about the octopus pillow…sniff…