Snog Blog

Clicking and telling one link at a time

Maunsell Sea Forts

Saw these seaforts via the coolist and have been fascinated ever since. They were built during the Second World War and most of them are in varying states of decay. One of them remains inhabited has even become a micronation.

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Crack

There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.

Leonard Cohen

So, let light in, and let love in.

Breathtaking

Jenny sent me this poetic window display for Hermes by Tokujin Yoshioka. In mersmerising slow motion, the “model” — a face on a TV screen or a projection on the wall — breathes life into the iconic Hermes scarf, which in turn swells and flutters.

Apart from the flatscreen and the scarf, the window is unadorned. Everything from the bare faced model, the black and white footage and the spartan window is designed to train the gaze on the scarf.

The idea is could not be more appropriate, the execution is flawless, and the result is breathtaking.

I am just happy that the client did not ask for a more “expensive-looking”, “ornate” or “dressed up” window.

Jello Princess

Came across this illustrator from mymodernmet. She has a wonderful, old storybook kind of style which I really enjoy.

Warm and Fuzzy Feeling

How do you translate that warm fuzzy feeling into something you can see and feel literally?

Dermatographica

What a curious thing this dermatographia is. I was reminded of this image after Jessica Hische tweeted about these “scandalous” hosiery.

While looking for cool typosiery, I also found these Twitter stockings, which are witty and slutty in equal measure.

Aaden

My little sister is now a mother. This photo of Aaden was taken when he was just a few hours old. He had us all marvelling at his headful of black hair, sideburns and hairy ears.

I wanna get this Helveticaca onesie for him.

Lilliputian Letters

Send your sweet nothings via The World’s Smallest Postal Service. and you can be sure that they’ll be read.

The Odds are Stacked

Came across these beautiful stacked houses today and immediately wanted to own one. [via]

But I’d be equally happy, or even happier (cos I’m really cheap) in one of these.

Lost Engagement Cookies

See also Helveticookies and Mr Eaves cupcakes.