Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Results May Vary

rinko kikuchi, i-D apr. 2008

*"The sun is shining, it's a brand new day. For the first time in such a long, long time, I know I'll be okay." (Reading this blog is going to make you adore Joshua Radin or be really, really sick of him. I'm hoping the former).

*This action-packed LED-laden sheep-herding (I should receive an award for all the hyphens I just used) is even cooler than all of the sheep-herding in Babe, trust me... I mean I totally didn't watch Babe every day for like a year when I was 6....

"Don't say you love somebody and then change your mind... Love isn't like picking what movie you want to watch" - Natalie, Age 9

*I'm not really an expert on makeup or Asia, but I think both are really very cool, so of course I watched this video of a Maiko (apprentice Geisha) applying her makeup from start to finish. I'm kind've a freak and was mesmerized while watching how completely imperceptible this girl's skin is under that white makeup. Also, it's pretty amazing to see how much time and care goes in to her daily routine. I could sure take a page out of her book!

*I really recommend you go to the "Abolish the 'N' Word" site. The intro sequence is a little graphic, but the website contains some great links as well as some tips for making a difference. I really believe it's an ugly, hateful word no matter who is using it (as said so well in this slam poem by Julian Curry).

*Step 1: Take a scrap of paper. Step 2: Write something positive on it ("I love you" is always a good one). Step 3: Leave it somewhere in the world to brighten someone's day.

*I had no idea there was such thing as a chocolate bar with bacon in it. Can someone please try this and report back?

*Leave something witty, fun, sweet, sarcastic, inspirational, poetic, silly, amazing in the comments here at Fred Flare's blog and you might get it displayed in colorful letters on the sign outside the new store in Brooklyn. I loved reading through what it's said every day so far. Let me know if you enter, mmkay?

*I have yet another set of look-alikes:

left: chris heads photo, right: shy guy. i'm not the only one seein' the resemblance, right?

*Safe sex is... quite adorable, actually.

*Get all dressed-up with no place to go. When people ask why you look so fabulous, attribute it to how classy you are or just make something up.

*I've always wanted one of those secret-agenty-type books with a hole in the pages where I could stash my jewels! Now I know how!

*Today is a warmish, sunny day in good ol' New England! I'm hoping Luke and I will get a chance to take a blanket out to the green and doodle in the sun. What I'm saying is, get off yo' butt and get outside, especially if spring's arrived for you, too! You can look at blogs any old time, silly!

above photos by james macari; full editorial here

These are some of the things I'm lovin' this week, but tell me what you think in the comments!


Sal said...

What a fun roundup! Didn't that sheep video just blow your mind?

Maverick said...

I LOVe getting dressed up with no place to go! hehe


jules said...

I adore this post! So many wonderful things! Your blog is so perfect! Chocolate bar with bacon though, I am skeptical.

Alice X said...

omg..that flier is sooo adorable. i love you i love you.


Mary said...

I loved this! That abolish the n word and the condom commercial were so good!

and yes, I really am 4'9 ahah... yaaaaaaaay shortness!

Anonymous said...

Have you seen the "outtakes" for those Durex ads? They're pretty hilarious.


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