Carousel: Abandoned Roller Coasters, Lana Del Rey & How To Be More Like Angelina Jolie!
Brad Walsh is Christian Siriano’s partner. I love this post he wrote, in defense of Christian. He raises a lot of valid points & I adore his unwavering loyalty!
I never had these Teen Works folders, but they look pretty rad… If a little dated!
Jen Dzuira writes about how we can use our money for good. Actually, We’re All Kind of the 1% (And How Not to be a Jerkface About It):
So, I pretty much think that you (and I) should endeavor to become as rich and powerful as possible, so when — for instance — a cheerleader refuses to cheer for her rapist and is ordered to pay $45,000 in court costs, you could just, you know … send her a check. And flowers. And a scholarship. And kittens. (Do you want to fucking cry about something? The girl’s dad told a journalist: “I look at my kid and say ‘Wow, she’s my 15-year-old kid, and she’s my hero.’”)
Hahah! I don’t know how I didn’t see this when it was originally posted, but did you see Barbie & Ken’s wedding pictures?
I LOVE YAYOI KUSAMA! She is the amazingest. Recently, she did a piece called Obliteration Room in the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art. She created a large white room, & then handed out coloured, polka-dot stickers to every child who came through the gallery… So beautiful. Yayoi Kusama is fascinating, I wrote her about her here!
Did you read what Amanda Palmer wrote about her marriage to Neil Gaiman? It’s quite a long piece, granted, but it captured my attention & absolutely held it until the end!
The TSA & their security theatre makes me absolutely crazy. I try not to rage about it whenever I fly, but sometimes I can’t help it. Anyway, here’s why the whole thing is complete nonsense. You should read it if you plan on catching a plane, ever.
An awesome Indian man is on a mission to make sanitary products more affordable & available in India.
Dr. Trina Read wrote about female sexual desire.
Louise Hay on self love. (I dreamt that I met her last night! In the dream, someone asked me what she was like & I said, “When you talk to her, you know she’s really present.”)
If you’ve ever seen someone’s amazing photos & thought, “If I had that camera, my photos would look the same!”… THINK AGAIN! This is why it’s so much more than a fancy camera. (I admit to wanting whatever camera Kris Atomic has for this very reason… But I know my results would never be the same!)
Angelina Jolie’s personal assistant blabbed to the tabloids — how tacky — but there are some good things that came out of it. For example, this article entitled, be a crazy awesome bitch like Angelina Jolie, as per her former assistant. I love Ms. Jolie.
Lana Del Rey is fantastic. I think she is brilliant. The problem is, there’s a whole lot of controversy on the internet (where else) about her “secret past”. Except uh, it’s not secret. This is a very sane & balanced piece about it: Lizzy Grant vs Lana Del Rey. Whichever way you look at it, though, the end result is the same: Lana Del Rey is getting famous while her haters are just sitting around gossiping.
Kelly of The Glamourai posted two great things this week. Firstly, her Malibu photos (in collaboration with From Me To You — Jamie Beck!), & secondly, the story of how she adopted Chicken, a stray dog from Puerto Rico! BLESS HER HEART.
What I wouldn’t give to live in one of the Kate Spade partners’ East Village apartment… Maybe I could just break in & sleep there until someone discovered me? This is where she used to live, by the way. Nice.
I love coloured pencil wall display as an interior decorating idea for artists & illustrators!
Here are some dreamy infrared shots of Hong Kong.
Encouraging words for 2012: a collection of letterpress quotes.
How do you stay creative? A selection of artists were asked this question — here are their answers!
Here are the 10 most awe-inspiring projects of 2011!
Here are the 11 best psychology & philosophy books of 2011 — a great list if you’re looking to beef up your bookshelf!
Ooooh I love these portraits of identical twins! It kind of makes me feel creeped out, too! Is it just me?!
Have a fantastic weekend — you deserve it!