I've just been sticking these tidbits over on my tumblr page, but now the world is officially obsessed with Pinterest. Could some online, tech-savvy people please tell me what the difference is between tumblr and pinterest? It seems like they are both good for quickly saving and cataloguing pretty things you find throughout the internet. Pinterest maybe has a better visual layout for inspiration boards. But other than that, it feels redundant to use them both. I am compulsive about creating and maintaining organizational systems, and have been known to break out in hives when I can't settle on the right binder categorizing system or online bookmarking program. Seriously, it stresses me out like whoa. Which is funny, because I'm actually kind of a slob.
Photo by Ralph Crane, 1962 for Life Magazine
I broke the needle to our record player awhile ago and haven't taken the time to fix it, but now I really want to so I can listen to my mom's old Joan Baez records. Love this picture.
It's not actually antique, obviously, but it is pretty. Maybe too girly for my co-habitating lifestyle, but cute nonetheless, right?
via A Cup of Jo
via The Kitchn
You can even order custom posters based on your favorite recipes!
Sea Otter print 8x10 by berkleyillustration
Tell me this dapper Sea Otter didn't make your Friday afternoon a billion times better. I mean, c'mon. I found this awhile ago for a round-up I did over at Whole Living, but felt morally obligated to spread the cheer here too. You can also buy portraits of a well-dressed squirrel, horned owl, hedgehog, cardinal and a cheetah wearing an eye patch. I'm going to buy one of each and then hang them all over the apartment.
I know that most of us are tuning in today to far bigger crises around the world. Online photo organization systems are the least of our worries, as our global neighbors face earthquakes and tsunamis, protest oppression and government-sponsored massacres, and suffer the inequities of hunger and extreme poverty. But today, I wanted to show you a picture of a snazzy Sea Otter and a cookie-stuffed cookie, because those have to help, at least a little bit.