I know pretty much every design blog in the universe is already all over the spectacular duo of Shauna and Stephen of Something's Hiding In Here but we just have to call even more attention to their amazingness.
I am rapt with their current project, Your Message Here, where you can submit a message for the storefront marquee/display they created in Philadelphia. They pick and post a new saying daily. Some of the messages make me laugh, some make my heart melt, some make my heart hurt, and the extra good ones seem to do a little of all three.
I am using the above image as our computer wallpaper and I think I might have to get permission to print it out and frame it. I've been going a bit insane trying to find curtains for our new house and then I get more insane and feel like a jerk for stressing out about something so trivial. It's a vicious cycle and the billboard is a good reminder about the non-importance of window coverings.
The project reminds me a bit of the enlightened freeway billboard in LA Story. I guess billboards are just really great at dispensing wisdom. I'm guessing by some of the messages on this particular board that the communication relayed through the board was not only insightful but also occasionally life-changing (September 13th, I'm looking at you).
Stephen and Shauna built the entire marquee from scratch, including the letters, which is documented on their blog. I know I just committed to not caring about home design, but you should ignore that for a second and go check out the Design Sponge feature on their loft. Did you see the porch swing? There is a porch swing in their living room! Incredible! I don't think I'd ever be able to stop drinking lemonade and swinging if I had such a thing.
I might add that Something's Hiding In Here also make very fine mustaches-on-a-stick which are perfect for yourself or your friends and family that fall asleep at your house after dinner.
It looks like they'll be doing a shop update on Friday so I'm sure great treasures are to be had. I'm eyeing the Rolodex they built by hand...I better make up my mind fast because it seems like they are almost out. Ryan got to meet Shauna at Renegade in Brooklyn and the report is that she's just as nice as you'd imagine a gal with a porch swing in her living room to be. Oh, how I love nice people who do crazy creative things (especially when they share).
One last note: Strangely, the most recent post on their blog is about the man behind The Misanthrope Specialty Company. Just yesterday we found out that these are now available on Etsy so we snapped on the opportunity right away. When we receive our portraits we'll be sure to show them off. I wonder if we will be bloody or sweaty or both?!