Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Lovely Wallpaper

Lovely wallpaper, that is, if you squint and cross your eyes a little and are very sure to not look too closely. If you do you will see bugs, creepy, crawly bugs, ants and cockroaches. Link via Neatorama

Friday, April 24, 2009

This may tickle your fancy.

I know a pun is the lowest form of humor. But seriously, what do you think of this chair by artist Elyse Hochstadt?

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

He strikes again!

My nemesis strikes again. This time in a more covert manner. You may remember my 'friend' the bobcat from this post. This week we lost our 2 cats in one day to a disease called cytauxzoonosis , which is a tick borne disease that is transported from bobcats to domestic cats. The disease lives in bobcats causing no problems but is usually (95%+ mortality rate) fatal to cats. The cats first showed signs of the illness Sunday and by the time we reached the vet Monday one had died en route and one had to be euthanized due to his poor condition. One of the major problems is the ineffectiveness of the flea and tick repellents. We have used Frontline on our animals with good results until recently. It seems that exterminators have begun using the chemical that is the active ingredient in this product to spray lawns for pest removal. As often happens the fleas and ticks have become "superbugs" and are now immune. Anyway there is no real treatment for this disease and the surviving animals are usually supported with extreme measures. Poor Poopy and Big Pussy were not so lucky. Both cats will be missed, in the words of Bas Rutten, "God speed and party on!" Here's a picture of Poopy, Big Pussy hated the paparazzi so no pics are available.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Housekeeping Made Interesting

You probably wouldn't guess that this is a dual purpose Horned Toad. Check it out here.

Monday, April 6, 2009

A little steampunk love!

I've been chosen to receive a little steampunk love and recognition. This is so exciting! The Kraken chandelier, which is listed in my Lanternfly etsy shop, has been featured in Totus Mel's Wunderkammer blog. The reason I am so thrilled is that she features some really GREAT steampunk artists who have created some amazing things. Her blog is very interesting and features some "fantastical" steampunk items. She really does find, "the slightly odd, the darkly beautiful, the elegant and steamy pieces of goodness." To be included in her selections is very flattering. Be sure to pay her a visit there. Then stop in at her etsy store where she creates beautifully tatted steampunk and gothic jewelry.