We love inspiring people to make the world a sillier place. Last week we saw so many monster benches and monster feet on Instagram that we decided it’s time to bring a fun, new transformative concept to life. To brainstorm, we headed to an auspicious place to get our gears spinning: the park directly adjacent to the home of the original Maker Faire: Bay Meadows Park. A new park in a windy spot, all the trees are young with support poles. At first glance, this could pose a problem to the imagination, without any grand shapes in which to envision giant squid and palm trees. Instead of being deterred we embraced those skinny little trios of poles dotting the field. Within minutes, one cute, leafy tree top in particular sparked our make-believe session with visions of vegetables traipsing across the field. A few measurements later, and off to the studio we went to bring him to life. As always, here we post a bit of our process to inform your own yarn bombs. You’ll notice we’ve begun documenting the process with Snapchat. Follow our story to see what we get up to and show us your work too! (more…)
If you’re like me, you’ve been listening to everyone’s amazement at it being August already thinking, “Hello! I’ve been waiting for August to come ’round since the mid-season finale of Doctor Who!” Are you, too, obsessively re-watching all the latest Doctor Who episodes, trying to guess where the plot will lead next? If one thing’s for sure, it’s that the team of characters this season is a solid mix of personality, style, and swashbuckling fun.
This week, in anticipation of Part 2 of this season of Doctor Who, I’ll be posting How To’s on dressing like your favorite character. Starting with my favorite, River Song. Does your Netflix account suggest you’d like the category “dramas with a strong female lead”? Have you watched The Cook, the Thief, his Wife, and her Lover for the Alex Kingston cameo, only to watch it over again for the thrill of it? (And to see Dumbledore and The Queen in those amazing roles again.) Then you might enjoy this round-up to dress like River Song. Next up: Amelia Pond!