Webcrawl Wednesdays: Apartment hunting edition

If there’s one thing more annoying than finding a place to stay, it’s having to do it from the other side of the world. Oh well. You know what they say about wishes being horses…

Anyway. Enough about that. Here’s this week’s Webcrawl Wednesday!

OMG. How much do I love these gorgeous, gorgeous minimalist Marvel posters by Marko Manev over at Behance? Just amazing. /sighs/ My kingdom for the Cap or Thor ones… (via @brainpicker)

In which I reveal how much of a girly girl I really am- a marvelous collection of vintage beauty ads from Life. If you speak French, even better, because half the ads are in French. (But of course!)

LOVING these home library design ideas– fellow bookworms, please take note. Also, I so want my future house to look like that. 

One of my biggest regrets is not taking the HTML class my college offered back in undergrad. This guide to HTML by Jessica Hische and Russ Maschmeyer looks like a promising way to correct that, though! 

Again via @brainpicker, some gorgeous, gorgeous illustrations of Jules Verne’s books. I can’t have been the only one who absolutely devoured the English translations as a kid…




Webcrawl Wednesdays: Blessed brown envelope edition

So the brown envelope containing the documentation for my upcoming trip to France finally arrived today! I’m super excited… but not so much that I forgot that today is Wednesday! So, without further ado, I present Webcrawl Wednesdays!


In honour of my trip to France, via @brainpicker, here is an excellent map of European stereotypes.

This, right here, is the coolest thing ever, and this man is my hero: The Analogue Blogger of Liberia.

This deserves a post all on its own, but until I have the time and the spoons for said post, here is an excellent piece on how the humanities are considered lesser even, and maybe especially, in the geek community: Geekery and the Humanities

In related news, The Guardian has a depressing, and sadly unsurprising, article on how Hermione Granger’s character in the Harry Potter movies became more “beautiful” and less bad-ass as the series progressed. (H/T Anuja!)

Finally, from the department of fluff: I’m in the mood for something French, and there’s nothing more francais than fashion: 20 Examples of Great Fashion Illustration, via Gala Darling