Why I love Bob Ross
1. Peeling the plastic off of something you just bought.
2. Sleeping with your pet.
1. Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library – New Haven, Connecticut
Designer Steve Kuhl fulfills every boy’s fantasy with this insanely cool pirate ship bedroom. The six-year-old occupant from Minnesota chose between a space ship, race car, castle, and pirate ship. Most of us would probably agree, he made an excellent decision.
The main feature of the room is the incredible floating pirate ship. Kuhl used 2×12 ribs to construct the hull of the ship, covering them with layers of 1/2 inch plywood to act as the planking. A bomb-proof blend of plaster and epoxy with integrated coloring was used simulate an old ship’s hull.
But that’s not all. The room is also decked out with a rope bridge that connects the pirate ship to the top of a jail cell, and a rope suspended from the ship’s hull provides drop-in access to the closet. There’s also a completely hidden spiral slide, that lets you travel downstairs in a more adventurous way.
If you have ever been to a graduation, you know how boring and monotonous these snoozefests can be. The Kanazawa’s College of Art in Japan, however, is doing it right by letting all their students dress up in cosplay. If I’m going to be sitting in a chair for 4 hours, waiting for my name to be called, I want to be sitting next to a fucking Pikachu, Sailor Moon and some dude dressed as a damn cello!
They say every dark cloud has a silver lining and these lamps will light your room up with proof. The imitation clouds produce the effect of a thunderstorm without having to actually deal with the crummy weather.
Called simply “The Cloud” by its creators over at the , the interactive lamp and speaker system recreate the sounds and sights of a thundercloud while you stay dry. Using motion detectors, the cloud detects your presence and creates a special light show based on your movement. You can also sync the speakers with Bluetooth to enjoy some tunes while you watch.
The Cloud features alternate nightlight and music reactive modes. It is created using felted hypoallergenic fiberfill formed into a sponge casing.
This may just be the greatest find on Etsy, ever. Seller iamknight is selling a custom made Snorlax bed for $288. It comes with the arms and legs already filled with cotton, and the head and body deflated for easier shipping. All you have to do is buy your own cotton, stuff it, zip it up, and voilà–your very own Snorlax.
For those of you unfamiliar with the character, Snorlax is a huge Pokémon known for sleeping all the time. How appropriate to have him in bed-form!
I graduated High School this week. When my Dad said he had a present for me I thought I was getting some cheesy graduation card. But what I received was something truly priceless. Following the ceremony he handed me a bag with a copy of “Oh the Places You’ll Go,” by Doctor Seuss inside. At first I just smiled and said that it meant a lot and that I loved that book. But then he told me “No, open it up.” …On the first page I see a short paragraph written by none other than my kindergarten teacher. I start tearing up but I’m still confused. He tells me “Every year, for the past 13 years, since the day you started kindergarten I’ve gotten every teacher, coach, and principal to write a little something about you inside this book.” He managed to keep this book a secret for 13 years, and apparently everyone else in my life knew about it! Yes the intended effect occured… I burst out in tears. Sitting there reading through this book there are encouraging and sweet words from every teacher I love and remember through my years in this small town. My early teachers mention my “Pigtails and giggles,” while my high school teachers mention my “Wit and sharp thinking..” But they all mention my humor and love for life. It is astounding to receive something this moving, touching, nostalgic, and thoughtful. I can’t express how much I love my Dad for this labor of love.