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Procrastination Destination: Designs and Inventions to Improve Your Lifestyle + Wild and Whacky Christmas Gift Ideas


It’s the Holiday Season, and with the joyousness of holiday cheer comes the crushing doom of finals week. But don’t worry, Wesleying is here to help. While many of you watch Arrow on Netflix instead of studying for that Comparative Political Astronomy exam, and others just keep putting off that essay about Whippets in Hats  to go people-watch at The Nest, only a  few of you will actually accomplish something during your procrastination time. But with today’s episode of Procrastination Destination, your procrastination is guaranteed to end in some kind of tears success. Whether you find a new dorm room design idea, or a holiday gift for your least-favorite sibling/most-cherished pet (or yourself; Merry Christmas to Me!), you will accomplish something while perusing through these decór-licious websites. Don’t want to buy anything you see? No worries, it’s still probably the coolest doohickey or thingamabob you’ve seen all day. And some of these room designs? Paint me purple and call me a grape, because I would… wine.. for a chance to hang out in one of these houses.

Anyway, I hope some of these things actually inspire you to study for finals, because if your bank account looks like mine, you won’t be able to buy anything featured here unless you get a cushy job after graduating… which won’t happen if you fail Basic Mermaid Anatomy.

Yanko Design: Designs to Blow your Socks off

Ok, the first time I went to Yanko Design, I think I stumbled upon it back when stumbleupon was a thing. Basically, here are all the newest things that inventors and designers  have put their time and money into, and for the most part it walks a fine line of awesome and out-there. I recommend, from the main page, clicking on the “Random Design” link on the right hand side of the screen.

Just to get you interested, I’ve made a list of a few of my favorite items discovered on Yanko Design. Check it out, along with more lists (yay, it’s just like Buzzfeed!), after the jump.

Farmers Market Holiday Market!

From Maddie Ames ’13:

We’ll be holding a special holiday market in Zelnick Pavilion on
Wednesday, December 5th from 11 AM – 2PM.
Our normal vendors will be there selling produce, bread, spices and
SHOFCO and Impact will also be selling their wares.

Buy some gifts for your family and friends before it’s too late!

Date: Wed, December 5, 2012
Time: 11am – 2pm
Place: Zelnick Pavillion
Cost: Bring cash to buy your gifts

Impact’s Valentine’s Day Bazaar TOMORROW!

Lizzie “Elizabeth” Williams ’13 jumps into the room and yells:

Join Impact and World Micro-Market at Zelnick Pavilion this Friday to check out our products from NGOs and Free Trade Organizations around the world. Everything is inexpensive, chic, and goes to a good cause! Buy something for your partner or friend, or treat yourself!

SHOFCO and Brighter Dawns will also be in attendance, selling items from Kenya and Bangladesh respectively, along with some other Valentine’s Day goodies.

Products range from 5-25$, and there will be homemade cookies, fudge, and cupcakes for sale!  Make sure to BRING CASH!

Date: Friday,February 10th
Time: 11am – 6pm
Where: Zelnick Pavilion

For more information, check out the Facebook event.

Global Gifts – or, how to not get screwed over re: Xmas prezzies

Lizzie “Elizabeth” Williams ’13 sends in the following advert, complete with a picture of a villainous capitalist snowman looking to take over the world and all its boxes:

Still need gifts for the holiday season?

Stop by Zelnick this Friday to pick up a present and support a sustainable living for women and children in developing countries. Don’t miss this chance to find a meaningful gift for a reasonable price!

Brought to you by Impact World Micro-Market with SHOFCO and Brighter Dawns.

Date:   Friday, December 9th
Time:   11.30am-6.30pm
Place:  Zelnick Pavilion (that glass thing between the chapel and le theater)

Valentine’s Day Gift Bag Sale

So it begins:

Still need to get a Valentine’s gift for someone? Want to support human rights? Why not do both at once?!

WesAmnesty be selling Valentine’s gift bags at lunch and dinner this week in Usdan. The goodies will be delivered to recipients’ WesBoxes in time for Valentine’s Day.

To be sold on:

  • Wednesday, February 9, 5:30 – 6:30 PM
  • Thursday, February 10, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM and 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Friday, February 11, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM