Sculpture Thursday: Wing House

This extremely fancy, modern looking house was created using a 747 plane! The house is made from parts of an actual plane, and, as you can see from the picture below, uses the wings as roofs for parts of the house. Amazing:

Wing House

According to the article at Design Milk:

The main residence uses the wings and tail section as roofing elements. There’s also an art studio, guest house, and animal barn all made from the fuselage. A meditation pavilion was also created from the cockpit.

Cartoon Saturday: Wrapping Paper

Look at this adorable wrapping paper by Orange You Lucky!
Adorable Wallpaper
I love wrapping paper. And this one’s too cute!

I just found an awesome UK shop for really cute, colorful wrapping paper simply called Wrap. The Wrap store is actually based on a magazine, which showcases “illustration, design and creative culture” and they include a couple sheets of wrapping paper with each issue. Here’s a screenshot of some of their designs:
Wrapping Paper

I wish there was a store here in the US! I would buy so much. So. Much.

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!

I will admit this is a scheduled post; I’m probably off having dinner with Taylor right now at La Fondue in Saratoga. It’s really good, but fondue’s not really my thing. I’ll share what I bought Taylor for Valentine’s this year!

Valentine's Day presents

So I got him the Fiasco booklet and two different colored sets of 12 dice (d6). He has a lot of d6’s already, I think, but I didn’t know how to ask if they’re all the same color, so I just got him more. Whatever. I also got him Batman cufflinks because we’ve been playing the Arkham series together. I was actually going to get Arkham Origins or Knight but I couldn’t tell if he already had it or not… Lastly, I got him some cookies and cream candies because it’s his favourite candy. :)

Finally, here’s the card I got him: I Love Your Stupid Face by Emily McDowell :)

I didn’t get him anything last year so I hope this makes up for it!

Cute Wednesday: Cows!

On our podcast episode this week, we talk about animals, and I posted a picture of a Scottish Highland Cattle; cows are one of my favourite animals so this post is dedicated to cows!

Here’s a Scottish Highland Cattle; they are a type of cow that started out in Scotland, and just the cutest!
Scottish Highland Cattle

Next is an adorable picture I saw on Cute Overload, cows in coats! So cute!
Cows in Coats!

And here’s a picture my boyfriend shared with me, a cow that looks like his hair was blowdried and is all fluffy!
Fluffy!

My love of cows started with Harvest Moon; with this cute cow:
Harvest Moon Cow

And my love of cows has only been enhanced over the years. Does that make me a weirdo? Probably.

Long week behind me

This week has been a stupidly long week.

My great-uncle, Judson Chu, passed away on in his sleep between Sunday night and Monday morning. He was a US Vetern, and he, along with my great-aunt (who passed away in mid-2013), was the main reason my family was able to immigrate from China. For this I am eternally grateful. He was close to his 92nd birthday, so he lived a good, long life; we will just have to celebrate his life for him this weekend.

Because his funeral is this weekend, I cancelled my plans which was stressful because I wanted to sell the tickets I had, but eventually I gave up and stopped caring about the money.

I also just found out my trainer, who I’ve been with since mid-2011, is moving onto a better job and while I’m happy for him, I feel like I’m losing a good friend.

A good friend of mine told me a harrowing story about one of her friends and I don’t want to post any details, but it reminded me of my dear brother; I haven’t had time to visit him as often as I would like.

On top of all that, work has been so busy this week; my coworker and I have been working on templates and color stories all week.

I feel like I could sleep for all of next week and still not have enough rest.

I’m going to end on a good note though, so I’ll add that I got lunch with my boyfriend today and I treated myself to some cotton candy limeade!

Cotton Candy!

Doesn’t cotton candy just make everything better?