Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Jen's Truffles 5-8-12

Before you ask, "Jen's Truffles" is the result of an impromptu brain-storming session with John. After compiling a list of boring generic terms like "cool stuff" and "favorite finds" and getting pretty frustrated, I finally blurted, "They're like truffles. You know, 'cuz I had to dig through a lot of crap to find them." Which made John laugh so hard that he insisted I use it. So there you have it. My favorite finds of the week are now comparable to "a strong-smelling underground fungus." Which, you must admit, is pretty memorable.

Now, on to the fungus among us!

I know I'm supposed to save my favorite for last, but I can't wait that long -  so LOOK AT THIS AMAZING LABYRINTH BOX:


I found this hand-painted beauty over on my favorite Labyrinth fan site, and I'm head over heels for the whole thing. The stylized jewelry and hair piece, the spindly lettering on the side ("I was looking for something..."), and of course Sarah herself is just gorgeous.

And as if that weren't enough, check out the inside:

It's the helping hands!

This was painted by artist Darcy Ripley, and sadly it's already sold (CURSES!) from her etsy shop. If you hit that link you can see a few more close-ups of it, though - and maybe we can petition Darcy to paint more Labyrinth-inspired boxes. After all, wouldn't this be perfect for an engagement ring?

Next up, this Doctor Horrible Plush has a Ph.D. in adorableness:

I'd want a Bad Horse plush to go with him. 

If you love Fantasyland as much as I do, then you're going to really love this children's playhouse:

I found this while following the links from a whimsical wooden fairy house over on Boing Boing. The site it's on has lots of storybook playhouses like this one - and yes, that's an actual kids' playhouse, complete with real landscaping. AND I WANT ONE. Hit the storybook link to see over a dozen more guaranteed to make your inner 6-year-old squeal with delight.

Via Fashionably Geek: check out a princess Leia hoodie, complete with bunned hood:

Now that's adorkable.

(And they sell them at Hot Topic!)

And finally, in case you haven't seen it yet, behold the awesome lineup of Avengers-inspired eye makeup that went viral last week:


These are by a Finnish makeup blogger named Jangsara, and her site is chock full of gorgeous shots like these, often along with full step-by-step tutorials. (She also did an amazing R2D2 look for Star Wars Day on Friday.) Whether you'd ever wear these yourself or not, you can't deny that this is the ultimate geek girl eye candy. Me likey.


  1. That box is simply awesome.

  2. @Mary Jane, I like that too!

    Man, I still love the Avengers eye makeup. I have that one pinned in my Pinterest and I sometimes just stare at it. I don't know what it is, but it just really is gorgeous and so clever. The Loki gold horn, the round disks from the Thor costume, the purple fraying from the Hulk's pants...brilliant.

  3. The other variety of truffles are chocolate covered deliciousness. That's what I thought I was going to get when I hit the link to open the page- like opening a box of good truffles, I knew there would be some awesome little things and surprises in there.

  4. If you like Jangsara, you'll also enjoy Siryn. Check out http://makeupbysiryn.com/ for a ton of geeky girly makeup goodness!

  5. I don't know if you remember, but this is also the same chick who did the Mystique make up I sent you back in August! Think her stuff is awesome, and I'm totally not a make-up girl. =)

  6. Also (nearly forgot) She has some nifty steampunk looks on there too that I think I sent to you as well. (Adding this second comment was mainly cause I wanted to see what everyone else thought of the make-up lol)

  7. Here I thought they were truffles because like the chocolate they were small bites of awesomeness.

    Your definition works too.

  8. Ooh, I like Mary Jane's take on Jen's Gems! What I thought of when I saw Jen's Truffles in my reader was CHOCOLATE truffles! So it works either way!

    Love the playhouse and the Dr. Horrible plush toy - very, very cool! Thanks Jen!

  9. lol - what a great title for your random great links! =) I really appreciate you for digging through the crap to find the links - you always find the best ones! Truffles, indeed.

  10. I assumed you were talking about my absolute favorite chocolates, and that this line-"They're like truffles. You know, 'cuz I had to dig through a lot of crap to find them." - was referring to all the other yucky fruit flavored chocolates in the box.

  11. As you usually put your favorite last, but today you did it first, does that meen you just did the Truffle Shuffle?

  12. I guess I'm just a chocolate addict because I read "truffles" as things that are amazingly desirable and delectable (and would make great presents.) Great finds.

  13. @Torra: Goonies reference FTW!

    I also first thought of chocolates when I saw 'truffles' because chocolate is way better than fungus.

  14. My husband saw the princess leia hoodie and swears it's admiral ackbar. I think I may have to agree with him, although it's still super cute!

  15. I hope you take this in the kind spirit in which it is intended, as informational and not critical. I only bring it up because this is something you say a lot and I am guessing you don't realize how it comes across. But saying "Me likey" references a certain way of mocking the speech patterns of people with southeast Asian accents, very much in the spirit of "no tickee, no washee." You can read here for some historical context - http://chineselaundry.wordpress.com/racism/. Again, I am not trying to attack you at all. I really enjoy your blog! I just thought it was important that you know how that particularly saying sounds to some of your readers.

    Thanks for listening.


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