Truffles n' Gussets

A gleeful mish-mash of the people, places, and things I love (e.g., food, design, and 80s power ballads)
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I miss my other home!

monicasinitsyna:

#italy #Firenze #santamariadelfiore #duomo #catholic #church (Taken with Instagram)

Nonna Maria!! She’s my dear friend Ivan’s grandmother. Isn’t she just darling?

wanderingswonderings:

Wandering Montenerodomo.

Oooh. This is probably the only kind of makeup I wear (at least when I remember to wear any… hehe)

Oooh. This is probably the only kind of makeup I wear (at least when I remember to wear any… hehe)

(via faagulous)

unconsumption:

So speaking of benches, this is cool:

Plastic Recycling of Iowa Falls, Inc. produces benches made from recycled plastic bags.

The benches are durable, do not require painting, and the “boards” don’t warp or splinter.

You might be surprised to learn that it takes 10,680 plastic shopping bags to make a single bench, but the more plastic bags it eats up, the better.

In addition to making seven variants of benches, PRIF also makes picnic tables, planters and trash receptacles, all of the same material, which is 96% plastic bags and 4% coloring additive to make it look like wood. They even sell a wide variety of dimensional “lumber”—2×4s, 4×4s, 3×10s, 6×8s, you name it—that can be cut, drilled and nailed like the real stuff, with the added bonus that you’ll never have to paint or reseal the deck/structure/staircase you make out of it.

More: Plastic Recycling of Iowa Falls, Inc.: Using Plastic Bags as a Raw Material Since 1984 - Core77

Sooo freaking cool.

Please tell me why anyone in their right mind would want to keep these selfish clowns in office…

ivonnempeace:

Starbucks Frappuccino costume *.*

This has nothing to do with anything, other than my love of blended drinks. And cute toddlers. She’s so cute!

ivonnempeace:

Starbucks Frappuccino costume *.*

This has nothing to do with anything, other than my love of blended drinks. And cute toddlers. She’s so cute!

textsfromhillaryclinton:

A submission from Secretary Hillary Clinton.

Original image by Diana Walker for Time.

Awesome sauce.

thekidshouldseethis:

The Fine Art of Folding Air is a short piece by filmmaker Catherine Stratton (who made Sutton Clock Shop) that introduces the balloon sculture work of Larry Moss and Kelly Cheatle. Their company, Airigami, specializes in making balloons into almost anything. Really. So. Many. Things.

Thanks, Catherine. 

The 8-year-old in me is very, very excited =)

omocat:

it’s tough being a hero

Precious. <3