I think maybe 4 people who read this blog are even going to care about this, but I do so I’m writing about it. Scribefire is an extension for Firefox that opens up a small window at the bottom of the browser. In this little window is a mini-blogging tool that let’s me look at a website while I write about, which is absolutely the most helpful tool in the world. When I first started blogging I hated the idea of having to blog through WordPress, constantly switching between tabs, or having an entirely separate program to write posts.
I guess this is just a post about how much I love Scribefire, it’s one of the main reasons I use Firefox over Safari. And this morning they just released a brand new version (which Firefox 3 conveniently notified me of) and it’s even better than it was before. You can search for photos on Flickr and post them right to your blog and the same thing goes for YouTube, which I’ll definitely be using. My only beef so far is that I can’t resize the menu bar thingy to the right anymore, but I’m sure they’ll fix it eventually, it’s really NBD.
If you happen to have a blog and have never heard of Scribefire I highly suggest checking it out, it’s a life saver.
It’s weird that I’ve never posted about Beautiful Decay before, even though I visit their site at least once a month. My favorite part of their site is their shop, because they have a ton of awesome t-shirts by a slew of great artists, not to mention books and music and a bunch of other miscellaneous stuff.
The two shirts above are my favorites at the moment, though unfortunately they’re out of medium sized ones, which is lame. Go take a look and buy yourself something nice.
I have a ton of artwork in my apartment, and unfortunately, I never get it framed. But nevertheless, I still love art, especially when it’s really cheap and still great looking. Thanks to BlueFlip, that’s possible.
They have nearly 30 artists in their roster, all with multiple pieces selling for around $20 each. And they’re not crappy or small either. The pieces above by the amazing Eduardo Recife are around 17″x 12″, and go for $37.95 each. That’s a really awesome deal for such an amazing artist.
Definitely check out the rest of their artists as well, there’s a style for every taste.
Mopa Studio is a Brazilian graphic design firm that has an incredible knack for color. They also are extremely detailed when it comes to their typography, which definitely give all of their projects a wholesome feel.
As a side note, refresh their site several times–the logo at the top changes each time you do. I really like the thread wrapped around the cardstock one!
The image above is from a collaboration they did with Sopro. I haven’t seen a huge, graphic print like that on a sweatshirt in a while. Although it’s pretty bold, I totally think I’d rock one when autumn comes in.
Link via CPLUV!
Okay, random story:
I was checking my stat counter earlier when I noticed that Ben Jonsson at Random Hero had linked up to me. Whenever people link to me I always check out their sites, cuz’ if they like my blog, I’ll most likely enjoy whatever they’ve got. Unfortunately, his portfolio site is under construction at the moment, but I did notice he had another blog linked along with mine, called createmake.
Createmake was started by Ragna Freyr, who is a graphic designer based in Iceland. It pretty much does the same thing as this blog–trying to find cool stuff by awesome people from interesting places. Createmake also tries to locate and promote Icelandic creatives as well, which is really cool.
I’m also extremely jealous of his blog entry title fonts. I wish I had a unique font like they do!
So if you like my blog, which you probably do if you’re reading this, then you’ll definitely enjoy createmake!