Designer of AMAZING ’90s jazz cup pattern found

The intense passion of a nostalgic corner of the Internet flared up last week, with a post on a popular web forum. The anonymous user wanted to find the person behind a design so commonplace you’ve never thought about it. It’s just there. When you ask if you can get some water … when you opt for the combo meal … when you’re given a drink in the hospital.

A continuous broad teal brushstroke, topped with a finer purple one. If that doesn’t ring a bell, imagine it on disposable cups. Over the past couple decades, the pattern has been mass produced on millions of them, in addition to other products. The design is called “Jazz,” and it has an oddly passionate fan base. You can buy it on T-shirts. It’s been spotted on cars. It has a few thousand fans on Facebook.

Source: The Internet is looking for who designed this cup. What does Springfield have to do with it?

my hero

Interesting story of the internet searching for, and finding, the best designer of all time.


is it a f-ing baby wheeel?

NSFW as it contains 5 billion curses. God bless this guy. I keep playing this in the background and can’t stop giggling.

“That’s a tuner bro! Jay, that’s a tuner or something. Jay, look at it. Come on. Oh man, Jay, let’s pull it in dude. LOOK AT THAT FUCKING THING. OH MY GOD. HO-LY SHIT. OH MY GOD, man. We are seeing some shit we ain’t never seen before…”

Source: Michael Bergin


water faucet spirals

A London student recently designed this conservation-friendly faucet that swirls your water into captivating geometric patterns as soon as you turn on the tap. The faucet weaves small jets of water into intricate, cross-hatched designs that look like they belong on delicate crystal glassware. The faucet head is a simple, minimalistic curve, making the designs it spouts out all the more delightful.

via Magnificent Faucet Swirls Water into Elegant Patterns – My Modern Met.

This is SO pretty. Also, now I have to pee.


Broad City

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And what about offscreen—has success changed the two?

Jacobson: “Ilana has become pretty much a diva. She has a lot of assistants, but she doesn’t know their names. . . . She never takes the subway anymore. She won’t take the stairs. Not even an escalator…. And when someone doesn’t recognize Ilana? She lets them have it.”

Glazer: “Abbi has changed. She has those sneakers with the wheels on the heels and now she only slides places. . . . And she also wears wigs. She shaved her head and she doesn’t want to give that to America.”

via Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer | Vanity Fair.

I’m obsessed with this show and these magnificent ladies right now.


Renaissance Babies Who Can’t Even

39 Renaissance Babies Who Can't Even

This baby just can’t anymore.

They simply cannot. Via Ugly Renaissance Babies.

via 39 Renaissance Babies Who Can’t Even.


to B or not to BnB

What’s Yours Was Mine: An Airbnb Review: By

[…]Which brings me to your day planner, in the poorly locked top drawer of the desk. Who is “Q”? You and s/he sure seem to have had a lot of dinners last month, plus that long weekend in the Pfalz. And “N”? To be honest, Elfriede, you seem kind of overcommitted. There are all sorts of people out there, not all of whom will understand you. Take, for instance, the dark-chocolate-orange Häagen-Dazs in your freezer. It’s my favorite flavor. And my choice refreshment is the Lagavulin that I see you’ve stored behind the stylish garments in your closet. Coincidence?

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via What’s Yours Was Mine: An Airbnb Review – The New Yorker.

Smart little ditty that encapsulates why Airbnb gives me the heebie-jeebies.

I finally used AirBnB as a guest for the first time a little bit ago. The hardest thing for me was not trying on the person’s shoes. I understand that sounds gross & weird, because it completely is. She just had a lovely collection that kept staring at me from the hallway. I pointedly ignored the faint, raspy whispers.. “Liiiiiisa. We’re just your size. I bet we’d be cuuuute on yooou. We just missssss feeeeeet.”

Asshole manipulative adorable shoes. I didn’t touch them, thank god, because I don’t need to be that person. We actually had quite a perfect Airbnb experience, so I highly recommend it (and by it, I really only mean one person’s apartment in Brooklyn, because that’s all I know).


tiny PMS matches

via http://tinypmsmatch.tumblr.com/

Tiny PMS Match

A personal project of tiny proportion—matching small everyday objects to their Pantone® colors, by designer Inka Mathew. All pictures were taken with her iPhone 5 and edited with Snapseed.

Super cute pictures of Pantone color twins… NOT little matches to start fires when you’re feeling super bloated and irritated and wanna watch something burn. Way sweeter than that.


Every Outfit Shelley Long Wears in Troop Beverly Hills

VIA Every Outfit Shelley Long Wears in Troop Beverly Hills, Ranked.

I’m not 100% on all the commentary, but I am 110% that TBH is forever and Shelley Long is amazing.

Fantastic post idea.


Sedaris: Long Way Home

Hugh and I spent weeks in the summer of 2007 studying. During that time, I learned the difference between the House of Lords and the House of Commons. I learned that in 1857 women in the U.K. won the right to divorce their husbands. I learned that people below the age of sixteen cannot deliver milk in the U.K., but I don’t think I learned why. It was just one of those weird English injustices, like summer.

Before taking the real test, I took the fake ones provided at the back of the study manual. “What is the traditional meat served for Christmas dinner?” was one of the questions. Another was “How might you stop young people playing tricks on you at Halloween?” It was multiple-choice, and possible answers included “call the police” and “hide from them.”

via Long Way Home – The New Yorker.

a little Sedaris for all

oh & click on this picture to lead you a little bit more of David. It's one of those days.

oh & click on this picture to lead you a little bit more of David. It’s one of those days.


“We surveyed 10,752 people about …”

via Twitter / fakethirtyeight: We surveyed 10,752 people about ….