It’s Wednesday, duh.
It’s time for another heartwarming visit to the Department of Awesome Parenting where we meet David LaFerriere, graphic designer, “illustrator with geek-like tendencies,” and a completely awesome dad. Located in Attleboro, Massachusetts, David has been drawing delightful illustrations on his kids’ lunchtime sandwich bags since 2008 and has photographed almost all of them.
Consider the scope of this for just a moment: So many sandwiches… So many drawings… Over 1100 of them now and he’s still going!
David’s lucky kids get to enjoy new surprise drawings (and the sandwiches themselves) every day, but we get to enjoy them all at once over on his Flickr account.
We were thrilled to run across this awesome Octopus series of photos created by Seattle-based photographer Jessica Walker and model Velocity, who put our Finger Tentacles and Tentacle Mustache to very good use.
Prints available here.
I will not play tug o’ war. I’d rather play hug o’ war. Where everyone hugs instead of tugs, Where everyone giggles and rolls on the rug, Where everyone kisses, and everyone grins, and everyone cuddles, and everyone wins.
- Shel Silverstein from Where the Sidewalk Ends
I’ve been obsessed with pixelated dots since I learned how to draw. The simplicity of it makes feel all warm and fuzzy inside. So naturally, this tattoo design draws me in like animal magnetism that dances like iron filings at the north pole.
Done by Reverend Simon White at Wildfire Tattoos in Cape Town, South Africa
The beautiful Hedy Lamarr has a United States patent in her name. In 1942, she and George Antheil patented a frequency-hopping spread-spectrum system for torpedo guidance. This same technology serves as the basis for today’s Bluetooth and COFDM used in Wi-Fi network connections.