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30 ROOMS THAT ARE BASICALLY PLANT PORN.

30 INSPIRING ROOMS WITH HOUSEPLANTS

Plants. Glorious, clutter-hiding, soul soothing/crushing plants. My track record of plant-care verges on the genocidal, but I’m slowly learning how not to kill so many. Or, at least, how to kill them very, very slowly.

Though notoriously shitty conversationalists, I love surrounding myself with houseplants, squeezing them into every nook and cranny of my apartment and office desk. Yeah, they’re good for the air and the heart and such. But I’m a misogynist when it comes to indoor horticulture; I value them almost entirely for their looks. I’ll share some pics of my own plants soon, once I teach them how to shut their whiny mouths and look pretty for the cameras. Until then, allow me to share with your some plants that’ve got it going on the looks department. Run, run I tell you, to the nearest plant shop. Cos they’re not going to kill themselves.

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You Should Buy Art; The Answer To My Most Pretentious Questions?

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When I stumbled across 20X200.com today, I thought it would make a nice post for this, my much-neglected blog. However, after four hours in a semi-conscious 20X-hole, I’m pretty sure I can get a lifetime out of posts out of this quasi-pretentious e-gallery. If this was a bricks and mortar store, it would definitely have a mustachioed salesman in flannel. The premise is pretty clever; different artists of varying fame and acclaim are invited to produce a series of prints, which are sold at different prices according to size and limited-editiony-ness. A 10″x8″, of which there are 200, sell for $24, a 40″x30″, of which there are 20, sells for $2,400. Cleverness.  There are varying sizes and prices in between, making them a great way to access to some art that could increase in value. But here’s the best bit, the disappointingly un-mustachioed but otherwise quite wonderful artist William Powhida has done the convincing for us with his You Should Buy Art prints. Man, blogging is crazy easy. I’ll be keeping a close eye on 20×200 for more delectables (I already have a greedy amount pinned in one of my shamefully disorganised but blessedly secret Pinterest boards). So, without further juju, here’s William Powhida on why we should and shouldn’t by art, and how we should, you know, live and curse and stuff. William Powhida Why you should buy art funny art print limited

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Badass Notebooks; Cool Material’s Jotters with Balls.

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Notebooks are the great motivators of my life. Lists of lists are what makes my world go round, so there’s no room for weedy notepads. Cool Material, a ballsy e-store with slightly murderous leanings, have a knack for creating awesome versions of mundane items. Their notebooks are point in case. From jotters armed with knives and guns (good luck at airport security) to innocuous looking notepads with much motivational cursery, if you’re looking for a badass idea-holder and list-minder, you’ve fecking found it. Behold…

Shit I gotta get done notebook funny cool stylish hip office Shit I Gotta Get Done notebook, €8.70, Cool Materials.
Shit I gotta get done notebook funny cool stylish hip office  bffs best friend Bitches Imma Holla At notebook, €7.20, Cool Material.
Shit I gotta get done notebook funny cool stylish hip office  bffs best friend Knife notebook, €14.40, Cool Material.
Shit I gotta get done notebook funny cool stylish hip office  bffs best friendGun notebook, €14.40, Cool Material.

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F*ck Yeah It’s Irish; Damn Fine Dublin Prints

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Damn Fine Print is a Dublin based community print studio that deliver exactly what their name claims. Acting as a hothouse for designers and illustrators, DFP aims to offer rental space and access to expensive printing equipment for Dublin’s up-and-coming print art movement while producing some damn brilliant art in the process. With exciting plans in the pipeline, the fledgling company is currently offering bespoke prints as well as a selection from the country’s most promising artists. I’m getting all misty eyed looking through their selection of prints inspired by Dublin, some of which have already sold out. Fair warning.

Damn fine print dublin stylish art
Damn fine print dublin stylish art
Damn fine print dublin stylish art
Damn fine print dublin stylish art