Things I’ve Stumbled Upon

October 4, 2010 · 21 comments

in Arts & Culture, Community

I’m very new to the phenomenon that is StumbleUpon, but I absolutely love it. If you don’t know how it works (and don’t worry, neither do I), StumbleUpon searches the web and recommends content based on your interests. For me it tends to recommend anything relating to literature, nature, travel, fashion and animals. I’ve seen everything from sequoia trees to Tim Walker’s take on street signs. It’s so fascinating! Here are a few things I’ve stumbled upon today…

the photography of Cole Rise
Astonishing photographs. The colors and tones are so spectacular.

fantasy forest tree house
Could you just imagine experiencing this? It reminds me of something from Lord of the Rings.

Rococo Vintage
I’ve found a few blogs through StumbleUpon and this is my favorite. So charming and whimsical.

desire to inspire: bookshelves
Bookshelves! StumbleUpon knows me well. I’m always excited to see how people house their books.
You can read lots of Grimm fairytales on Cinderella is one of my favorites.

Sistine Chapel
This is my favorite. The Vatican’s web site uses some ground-breaking technology to transport you into the Sistine Chapel. You can zoom, turn around, look up, look down. It’s really like you’re there! It gives you the opportunity to experience Michelangelo’s art in even greater detail than if you were there yourself. Just be careful – it takes a little while to get used to it and it made me quite dizzy!

I hope you’ve found something nice to stumble upon. If you’re on the site feel free to follow me (or leave a link so I can follow you) and if you’re feeling generous you can always stumble The Girl Who Stole the Eiffel Tower. Wouldn’t that be lovely?


{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Jen October 4, 2010 at 3:40 pm

Oh, it sounds fun! You know me, I always join everything although lately I've been trying to contain myself. Still, I have to check this out as I love what you found!

If you don't know how it works (and don't worry, neither do I)

- Ha ha! I seriously laughed out loud. You're so funny!


Gabrielle October 4, 2010 at 4:03 pm

I've never really used StumbleUpon. Last year I tried it and didn't understand it all. I'll give it another try though, simply because of the lovely things you found.

I think that tree house looks like something from LOTR too!

Hope you had a nice weekend!


Sahakiel October 4, 2010 at 4:06 pm

One of these days I'll live in a gorgeous tree house like that… simply fantastic!


Some Style... October 4, 2010 at 4:30 pm

lovely thanks for sharing your new found treasures! ;) xoxo


vagabondshoes October 4, 2010 at 4:48 pm

I would kill to go experience that tree house!


Britta Kirk October 4, 2010 at 5:36 pm

great post! I think you've cleared up for me what Stumbled Upon is, lol. Will be checking out some of your suggestions!


sweet October 4, 2010 at 6:19 pm

thanks for telling us what stumble upon is…I am always curious but never got the chance to check it out though…

oh well, I just registered and yes like you…thanks for the recommendation darling…



m.fay October 4, 2010 at 6:25 pm

i really must give this a try…that is if i can figure it out ;)



ChinkyGirLMeL October 4, 2010 at 8:38 pm

Oh nice! Looks like I'll have to explore Stumble Upon. =)


thelayeredpancake October 4, 2010 at 8:57 pm

oh yes! i love love that tree house. how is it that you have never played scrabble? and I completely agree with your prediction, you will like it.


WendyB October 4, 2010 at 9:26 pm

I want to live in that treehouse!


ARA October 5, 2010 at 11:48 am

sounds great! have to try it.xx


Bere Parra October 5, 2010 at 12:21 pm

What a cute post, I love all the things you shared here! I also have the Sistine Chapel link marked as a favorite on my Explorer! It's so inspiring, everytime I feel like I need an 'injection' of beauty I visit the site and remember how this was all made by ONE MAN…Wow.
StumbleUpon is the best thing ever, it's completely changed how I navigate since I discovered it.
I also adored the bookshelves, they look d-r-e-a-m-y *sigh* :)


Ashleigh October 5, 2010 at 1:28 pm

I've been hesitant to stumble upon StumbleUpon b/c I feel like I'm on virtual overload but it looks like it might be a great source for awesomeness!


Kristin October 5, 2010 at 5:54 pm

Boy do I dream about having a wall full of built in bookshelves. Sigh.


this free bird October 6, 2010 at 3:40 am

That forest tree house is AWESOMENESS. I think I could be swept into this stumble upon thing!



Marzipan October 6, 2010 at 6:42 am

So neat! Have to try it!


Holly Knitlightly October 6, 2010 at 11:13 am

Stumbleupon is AMAZING. I loooooooooove it. I don't have it on this computer (it's on my laptop) but feel free to add me, my name on there is teaopia!


Anika Sweetfaced Style - Self Worth Activist October 6, 2010 at 11:54 am

wonderful post! xx


Beautifully Invisible October 12, 2010 at 12:46 pm

I haven't used StumbleUpon yet, but this post has inspired me to try it. I love some of the things you found here, especially that first image (LOVE!) and tree house!


Karen September 17, 2011 at 1:38 pm

Looks like a lot of fun. I’ll have to check it out.
I love the first picture. Those colours!


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