Does the layout of this modern apartment look familiar? That’s because it’s Dexter Morgan’s Miami apartment from the show “Dexter,” recreated in painstaking detail by illustrator Iñaki Aliste Lizarralde. His depictions of TV homes are available as posters from his Etsy shop, and include such notable spaces as Lorelai’s sprawling Stars Hollow house from “Gilmore Girls,” Jerry Seinfeld’s apartment, and The Simpson’s Springfield abode. Check out a few more famous floor plans after the jump… Keep reading »
In the days before the Internet, teenagers had basically two options to learn the ins and outs of boning. They amounted to either A) scrambled cable softcore, which was like watching two swarms of bees fighting in a motel room made of non-Euclidean geometry, or B) chancing upon a drifter’s cache of Juggs secreted away in the woods behind the neighborhood liquor store.
Nowadays, young folks don’t have to hazard a vagrant named “Clawhammer Jack” double-fisting bottles of cooking sherry to learn coital choreography. (Spoiled rotten, they are.) No, they can just turn to Wikipedia, that website known throughout the land for drowning the Encyclopedia Britannica factory in unwanted knowledge and tears.
Despite being one of the most visited sites on the Internet, Wikipedia is jam-packed with marvelously janky doodles of dead-eyed humans doing it. Read more …
I’m not a huge sci-fi or fantasy fan, but almost every time I watch one of these films or look at illustrations lifted from graphic novels from the genre, I get crazy peeved by the stupid costumes they put their female characters in. How are these lady warriors supposed to fight anybody in such skimpy, sexy garb? It just goes to show how much of this stuff is created around the male fantasy . And that’s why the website Women Fighters in Reasonable Armor is so awesome. It specifically collects images of female characters dressed in actual fighting garb. Check it out–and then think about the way you typically see female heroines portrayed, and how much fabric and armor they get to wear. [Women Fighters in Reasonable Armor] Keep reading »
Personal pet peeve: when a stranger on the street tells me to cheer up and “smile!” because I’m not walking around town with a s**t-eating grin on my face. Usually I actually do scowl and don’t respond, or if I’m in a truly bad mood, I’ll retort that only looney bin escapees walk around smiling to themselves and at leering strangers. But going forward, I am going to calmly explain that I suffer from CBF and then they will feel bad for having insulted someone with a condition that they cannot help. Ha! [Kris Atomic] Keep reading »
BuzzFeed posted this awesome collection of French pin-up illustrations and suddenly all I can think about is how wonderful it would be to live in an illustrated world where everyone has long, luscious hair, wide-set eyes, tiny waists, and an endless supply of super cute cups of espresso. [via BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
Love to read Craigslist’s Missed Connections and have a thing for dreamy illustrations? Have I got the blog for you! Sophie Blackall creates illustrations based on the missed connections left on the NYC boards — often with the misspelled, grammatically incorrect text included — and they’re totally beautiful and often hilarious. A few of my favorites above and after the jump… [MissedConnectionsNY] Keep reading »