Spotted Online: Life-Sized Boba Fett Wall Decal

Movies & TV, Room of Awesome, Stunt Double

I had to share this in honor of the U.S. opening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Nicole Balch used a life-sized Boba Fett wall decal to finish off her son’s Star Wars -themed room, and the results are fantastic.

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Nicole Balch at Making It Lovely.

Kudos! Visit Nicole’s blog for the full details.

Note: I wasn’t paid or perked to mention this; just passing along a good thing.

Online Finds: Gilded Insect Cookies for Halloween

Arts & Crafts, DIY, Food & Drink, Stunt Double

We do Halloween in a very minimal way in our house. I do, however, love seeing what creative decorations and tips other people have shared. This year, Claire’s gilded cookies top it all:

The Simple Sweet Life Claire Gilded Insect Cookies

Claire at The Simple Sweet Life.

How elegant! And such detail – wow. Learn more from the tutorial by Claire at The Simple Sweet Life.

Note: I wasn’t paid or perked to mention this; just passing along a good thing.

Jenkins’s Wonder Woman Movie Inspired Vocabulary Change in ASL

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Apparently, there’s been a vocabulary change in American sign language (ASL) because of the Wonder Woman movie. The 6-panel gif below shows an exchange between an ASL-using audience member and Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins.

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[audience member in ASL] “In the 1970s, when you have Lynda Carter, I was a little girl and I would copy it and I would sign like this.” [shows the old Wonder Woman sign that involves multiple segments]

[in ASL] “However today, because of this film, we have changed it for this.” [crosses her arms like Wonder Woman in the movie]

[Patty Jenkins, delighted] “Wow!”

[in ASL] “So these little deaf girls are signing now ‘Wonder Woman’.”

[in ASL] “And when I grew up we were doing the multiple signs, so thank you. Thank you!” [applauds in sign language]

[Patty Jenkins] “Wow! That’s so cool! That’s so cool! That’s awesome! Thank you! That is amazing!”

Wonder Woman interview with Patty Jenkins, Connie Nielsen and Lucy Davis at the Apple SoHo, August 23, 2017.

Yay & wow! To have changed language with your work really is awesome. 🙂

Found via I Bought the Airline on Tumblr.

Discoveries: Geeky Rendering on Blue & White China

Design & Designers, Stunt Double

The Things Could Be Worse mugs by Calamityware are an interesting take on traditional blue and white ceramics:

Calamityware Mugs Things Could Be Worse

Things Could Be Worse mugs by Calamityware.

Robots, pterodactyls, giant animals and hairy humanoids aplenty. LOL! 🙂

Note: I wasn’t paid or perked to mention this; just passing along a good thing.

Major Roman Roads Subway Map Style

Design & Designers, Geek out!, Stunt Double

A very, very cool map of major Roman roads done in subway map style:

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Sasha Trubetskoy.

Made by Sasha Trubetskoy, statistics major and designer, artist, and geography and data nerd.

Really fascinating! I know there were also some Roman roadworks running at least partially across the land from east to west along Hadrian’s Wall in Britain, but I don’t know whether there ever was a complete major road there.

Cross-posted from Co-Geeking.

Note: I wasn’t paid or perked to mention this; just passing along a good thing.

Discoveries: FUJITAMIHO Lace Accessories

Design & Designers, Fabrics & Materials, Stunt Double

Miho Fujita creates delicate jewelry and accessories out of crocheted lace under the label fujitamiho. If that sounds hopelessly old-fashioned, you’re in for a treat: the end result is about as far as you can get.

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Fujitamiho on Instragram.

The accessories are made to look like leaves, berries, clusters of mushrooms and other natural elements.

Fujitamiho Instagram Fern Earrings

Fujitamiho on Instragram.

Fujitamiho Instagram Young Bracken

Fujitamiho on Instragram.

The crochet is incredibly tiny and delicate, and the shapes are as marvellous as only a close attention to detail can produce. Some of the jewelry looks almost modern and minimalistic. The pale, natural colors certainly speak to my Nordic sensibilities. 🙂

Found via Colossal. If you read Japanese, you can browse her online shop.

Note: I wasn’t paid or perked to mention this; just passing along a good thing.

A Magnificent Minecraft Quilt

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Quilter by the nickname Knittette made this fabulous Minecraft blanket:

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Knittette at Quilting Board.

Wow. Really impressive piecing, especially since not all the basic squares are the same size. The math to make the finished blocks match must’ve been intense. I also love how closely the blocks resemble Minecraft icons. Very well done indeed – thanks for sharing!

Note: I wasn’t paid or perked to mention this; just passing along a good thing.

From Script to Experiment in Typography and Graphic Design

Design & Designers, Stunt Double, Thumbs Up

Egypt-based graphic designer Mahmoud Tammam released to the world an experimental illustration / typography project to transform words written in the Arabic script to reflect their meaning. Below are some of my favorites.

Rabbit:

Mahmoud Tammam Rabbit

Mahmoud Tammam.

Fox:

Mahmoud Tammam Fox

Mahmoud Tammam.

Coffee:

Mahmoud Tammam Coffee

Mahmoud Tammam.

These are absolutely brilliant! Like so many other seemingly simple designs, I’m sure they took a lot of work.

Access the script project at Behance (part I; part II) or see more of Tammam’s work on Instagram.

Found via Colossal.

Note: I wasn’t paid or perked to mention this; just passing along a good thing.

Familiar Name in DIY Glitter Wall Art

Arts & Crafts, DIY, Stunt Double

For me it’s rare to see my name anywhere public, because even in Finland it’s not a common one. No surprise, then, that my eye got caught by this DIY nursery glitter wall art project by a fellow Finn:

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Jutta Rikola at Kootut murut.

From a tutorial by Jutta Rikola at Kootut murut.

Great project, plus some nostalgia for me, looking at the Finnish children’s books on the shelf.

Note: I wasn’t paid or perked to mention this; just passing along a good thing.