5 January 2013, 10:07
Leather bunny mask by SundriesAndPlunder!
A bit of light reading to keep you busy on this chilly weekend!
The story of Pamela Skaist-Levy & Gela Nash-Taylor — co-creators of Juicy Couture — is totally fascinating. I adore what they’re doing with their new line, Skaist-Taylor.
Macaulay Culkin’s art collective sure is… something.
I love what Jordan wrote about her previously wild lifestyle.
Grey Cavalier is my new favourite blog. George White is 92 years old, & he recently lost his wife of 67 years, Mina. He’s currently in Switzerland with his grandson, experiencing life & writing it all down. It’s so, so wonderful.
My friend Dhrumil is a very smart guy. I loved this post.
Alex Franzen wrote a Choose Your Own Adventure-style guide to rocking 2013!
What do you think of these 12 rules to live by? I think they’re quite strict but I admire his self-discipline. I don’t know if I could — or would want to! — ever go that far!
This article about the new wave of publishing is extremely interesting & relevant for all writers & bloggers.
I loved squinting my eyes to try to find these camouflaged animals! It’s like an old brain-teaser.
Have you seen these photos of ballerinas dancing in cities?
Brilliant travel illustrations for international playgirls!
This movie theatre in Madrid used to be a slaughterhouse (sad face!) & now it is an architectural marvel.
If you were interested, here’s the best rap of 2012.
What can you do when someone in your everyday life hates you? Behind great anger is great pain: don’t take it personally.
Karley from Slutever interviewed Cindy Gallop about sex & porn.
These dog gifs made me laugh & laugh!
This is the ultimate way to get your inbox to zero!
Emma from A Beautiful Mess just got engaged (yay!) & her thoughts on love are sweet & thoughtful.
Fiore Beauty has some tips for staying beautiful in 2013. I particularly like her tip about scheduling all your manicures, massages, haircuts, etc., at the start of the year! Otherwise, it’s so easy for all of those things to get away from you…
Here are some of the best photos of President Obama from 2012. Awww.
Want to learn the neuroscience of a pickpocket? Man, that is fascinating!
The New York Times did a profile on Jerry Seinfeld, & it’s an eye-opener!
What would you do if money was no object? I love Alan Watts. “Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing, than a long life spent in a miserable way.” You should absolutely watch this, it brought tears to my eyes.
Have a wonderful weekend,
21 December 2012, 10:45
Happy Friday! Longest week ever, right?!
Are you taking a little time off for the holidays? I hope so. It’s been such a big year that I think we all deserve it! If you are taking a break, good news! Today’s Carousel is a super-biggie, so there’s plenty to keep you occupied if it’s too cold to do much else!
I also have a fantastic (little) treat… As of Wednesday, all of the external links on my site open in a new tab! HOORAY! I’ve been asked for this for a very long time, but since I don’t use Wordpress, it was a tricky little fix. Thankfully, Kat’s husband is a genius & came to the rescue. So! Feel free to click click click & delight in having a browser full of exciting tabs!
What do you think of this article on the power of negative thinking?
I love animated gifs.
Loulou wrote about moving into a new era.
Have you ever thought that maybe your soulmate isn’t romantic?
To consider: Are you a Mean Girl?
Recite This turns any quote into an instant poster-style image!
I missed this event, but thankfully, George Lois’ speech at Creative Mornings was captured on video!
I am 100% in love with this beautiful woodland editorial shoot by Feather & Stone.
Nubby put together a great piece on how to make a media kit for your blog!
Wow. I can’t believe TLC are making a reality show about extreme funerals! I mean, really! New lows!
If you need a new desktop background, try Google image searching for “glitter nailpolish macro”! I found a bunch of great ones & pinned them to my Style Influences board. This one’s my wallpaper right now!
Imagine trying to board a subway car full of balloons!
Taiwan’s cherry blossom trees are so beautiful…
I always have time for awkward family photos!
I love this huge multi-person swing installation!
This made me cry: 26 Moments That Restored Our Faith In Humanity This Year.
Would you like to learn 10 things that will make you happier at home?
I love this apartment.
This one too. Drama turned up to maximum!
I just found out that Courtney Love is on Pinterest.
Did you know 2012 was actually the best year in history?!
I enjoyed this Thought Catalog piece about Jenna Marbles’ use of the word “slut” in one of her recent videos.
10 Reasons Why The Addams Family Is Awesome(-ly Feminist). Best movie ever.
These photos of centrifugated nail polish are pretty badass. (Who says “badass”?!)
How are you feeling about the Instagram debacle from the middle of the week? I saw their statement but I’d be lying if I said it didn’t feel like back-pedalling. Either way, those weird 24 hours really made me fall in love with Flickr again, & I was reminded how much I used to carry a real camera around with me all the time. So on that subject, Flickr has the opportunity to become the new Flickr. I’m curious to see what will unfold with Instagram, but as always, I’m going to continue posting on Flickr.
A anti-Islam pastor was silenced by New Yorkers singing All You Need Is Love.
I love this slideshow of The Rockettes over 85 years.
Here are some answers to your frequently asked questions about friendship in your 20s. (Aka: Don’t worry, it’s not just you.)
If you have an overflowing inbox, I feel your pain. But have you ever tried playing The Email Game?! (Rest assured, my rhyming was intentional!)
I enjoyed this little chat between Tim Ferriss & Leo Baubauta talking about goals vs. no goals.
Here are 25 little-known facts about Black Swan. I loved that movie! Maybe it’s time to watch it again.
Want to know how to reboot your life?
For romantics of all kinds: you need to go after the things you want.
Seth Godin is so great. I know I say this all the time, but he really is. The Icarus Sessions is his newest project, involving real-life meet-ups!
My friend Ophira is such a babe, & here she is telling us how to thrive beyond 2012! I love what Marie said about “intuition & creativity live in the body”, meaning, the more you move your body, the more creative & intuitive you are…
2012 was the year hip-hop went queer, & all I can say is YAY!
Lana Del Rey is such an oddball. I love it. Here are some of the best/weirdest things she said this year, otherwise known as Lana Del Rey-isms.
One of our Blogcademy: NYC volunteers, Nicole, wrote a great blog post summing up the SEO secrets she’s recently learned!
Be the Global You. Amen.
I cried laughing at the funniest autocorrects of 2012. & we’re not just talking a little water in the eye, we’re talking about multiple tissues & smeared eyeliner. If you don’t click on anything else, click on THAT.
The New York Times wrote about Betsey Johnson’s reinvention. I am always rooting for her, & so excited to see her new reality show when it comes out in March! (Almost worth getting cable for?!)
Wow, Nice Guys Of OkCupid is intense. Hey dudes, if you believe women are obligated to sleep with you, you are not a “nice guy”!
I adore what Erin wrote about the rebirth of “slow blogging”, & I am totally with her. I think at the end of every year, we start to reevaluate our lives, & we all come to similar conclusions. I love her for putting it in writing & I hope we’re all able to remember her words in, say, mid-June of 2013!
Here are 101 creative resolutions if you’re not quite sure what you want to do with 2013 yet…
Look! Rainbow paper boats…
These photos of the Aghori Sadhus in Varanasi, India are extremely beautiful.
Star trails will never stop being gorgeous.
I love these pictures of Christmas along the Champs-Elysée!
Prom portraits really are fascinating, aren’t they? What did yours look like? I think I have mine on my computer somewhere… Very embarrassing!
Central Park is splendiferous, no matter what time of year!
Best dog portraits I’ve ever seen!
How To Find And Do Work You Love: Scott Dinsmore at TEDxGoldenGate.
The I.T. Crowd’s outtakes are pretty damn funny.
Have a fantastic weekend,
7 December 2012, 12:32
Can’t stop taking pictures of our tree! I it!
Greetings & salutations from a cafe in the East Village! It seems we didn’t escape Sandy’s wrath as much as we thought: the salt water which filtered through the neighbourhood is now slowly & systematically destroying all the underground cables. Hence, we haven’t had an internet connection — or any television channels — in our apartment for two days. Quelle drag!
Oh well. The good news is that without the ever-present distraction of the internet, I’ve been able to get a lot of writing (& thinking!) done. Three cheers for that!
By the way, did you see my flyer for the Adopt NY event? It’s all goin’ down on Monday night, & I would LOVE to see you there! Come out & party with us!
Now, without further ado… Your Carousel for the week!
Have you seen Fashgif? That shit cray.
THIS is the difference a good pair of jeans makes. Ignore at your own peril! (I’m kinda shocked by this!)
I adore these photos of what NYC looks like to a bicycle! Doesn’t it make you want to hop on your bike?
Bianca Valentino interviewed me & wrote a lovely profile. So, thanks!
Wow, brilliant! Ditto lets you try on glasses in the privacy of your own home…
Darren of Problogger fame did a webinar about ten things he wished he’d known about blogging when he started... & someone made notes!
This 3D-printing photobooth sounds like a MUST DO!
Playboy is rebranding in a big way. Check out their offices.
Great info for aspiring interior designers — or anyone who wants their house to look good! Emily Henderson writes about how to choose your perfect colour palette.
If one of your best friends is a hardcore carnivore — like one of mine is! — check out this gift guide (by the aforementioned hardcore carnivore!). That shotgun shell Thermos is amazing.
You should tell your daughters you’re beautiful.
Let’s all have at least one dinner party in 2013!
I am definitely not the only one who loves putting things on my dog’s head…
Things that provoke discussion: posting about the choice not to have children on a blog read by lots of mothers. By the way, in case you’re wondering, I am still planning on being childfree for the rest of my days… !
NYC is full of teeny-tiny apartments but that doesn’t mean they can’t be stylish!
Christmas lights don’t have to be packed away in January! Here are some really cute ones you’ll want to hang up all year long.
You can make your own iPhone accessory using the jack from a broken pair of headphones!
What do you think of this hopeless romantic life-cycle?
This really surreal photo series about making a baby actually made me snort in public…
I love these festive lights in Madrid!
Oh my god. Who puts a goat in a cab?! & I haven’t met many cabbies who would ALLOW it, either!
Let’s get lost in this inflatable maze…
Imagine a whole wall of Takashi Murakami’s work in your apartment! Dreamy…
These infrared landscapes are mind-bogglingly beautiful.
I just found out that there is a SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL THEME PARK in Austria. Okay, going there is a new life goal!
Here are some gorgeous photos of New Zealand. (Proud!)
This shipping crate house is incredible!
So weird & creepy: photos of people about to take flight.
Are you kidding me with these treehouses?!
This bridge is suspended by three large balloons!
Kat has some links that will help you to get your business healthy!
Oh hey Jay-Z!
I love this.
Have a wonderful weekend!
30 November 2012, 16:07
Happy Friday, darling! What a looooong week it’s been!
I just came home from an incredible reflexology session, & my next task is to get my office in order again! Sometimes I think you can judge the state of your mind by looking at the state of your home or the place where you work. Let me tell you, my office looks like a bomb’s hit it! There is stuff everywhere: totally indicative of my addled brain! Oh well… Life is messy & sometimes your surroundings reflect that!
Hope you’ve had a lovely week. Here are some of the best things I read or saw over the past seven days…
Veronica gives some secret magic tips on how to walk forward to your dreams. Isn’t she so good?!
Elsa Schiaparelli was a rad Virgo.
This makes me love Fiona Apple even more.
Good things to do: support Coilhouse & sweat a little bit over their beautiful new blog layout!
A lovely girl who has been reading my site — & writing to me! — for YEARS, started Girly Juice about a year ago. She reviews sex toys. It is awesome. Read it!
Did you read about Dita Von Teese’s evolution from burlesque to a brand? So interesting.
Nyx sent me this link to the art of Pip & Pop & it is AMAZE!
This comic from The Oatmeal about making things on the internet is painfully true!
Vanity Fair published this piece about Kate Moss. Man, has her career had longevity or what?!
If you’ve been feeling sick (comme moi!), consider making your own Vicks vapor-shower disks!
Did you know that you can paint your sofa?!
Crystal lovers, rejoice! This lingerie has hidden pockets for storing them in! Hahah. I love this. It is so silly & great all at once. It is also the kind of thing that makes my husband roll his eyes for HOURS!
Oh, what’s this? Veronica Varlow, again?! (Did you know she came to our first Blogcademy class & ever since, has been putting major effort into her blog? As you can see, she is doing a BANG-UP job!) How to make a portable altar! Love this. Do it!
Holly Pinafore interviewed me while I was all hopped up on DayQuil! Uh oh!
Veronica! Stop being so good! Here’s her piece on five ways to punch seasonal depression in the face.
I am in love with these photos my friend Shae took.
Amy asked me — & eight other bloggers — in what way are you a renegade thinker in your field?
Quail Bell Magazine interviewed me about my Hurricane Sandy experience.
“Of all the things that have happened in my life, I’d say that living in New York is the closest thing to a dream coming true…” Ricky Gervais’ love letter to New York gave me goosebumps. I feel him on the entire thing. Quotes below:
I don’t blame my poor socioeconomic beginnings for my lack of ambition. I never really lacked confidence as a working-class kid. I was lazy, but I always felt that if I could be bothered, I could do anything I wanted. It was the bothering that was the problem, and that has nothing to do with being poor — it has to do with being British. Ambition and self-confidence are cynically received in my tiny nation. For an ex-empire, it’s got ego issues.
“When a man is tired of New York, he should go to London to get some sleep” — Ricky Gervais.
Americans applaud ambition and openly reward success, while Britons are more comfortable with life’s losers. We embrace the underdog until he’s no longer the underdog. We like to bring authority down a peg or two. Americans say “have a nice day” whether they mean it or not. Britons are terrified to say this. We tell ourselves it’s because we don’t want to sound insincere, but I think it might be for the opposite reason. We don’t want to celebrate anything too soon. Failure and disappointment lurk around every corner, a product of our upbringing. While Americans are brought up to believe they can be the next president of the United States, Britons are told, “It won’t happen for you.”
Want to see some eye-candy in Tokyo? Me too!
Are you sick of being cold already? This might warm you up, at least mentally: 10 winter sun wardrobes — & hotels! — for a holiday thaw…
Hey New Yorkers, did you know Etsy has a real-life holiday shop?! (I didn’t!)
Also for New Yorkers! Support Adopt NY!
After I finally read The Game, I discussed it with my friend Rabbit. “What’s the female version of The Game?” I asked her. “Is it just The Rules?” Apparently not. It Happened To Me: I Was A Female Pick-Up Artist.
You can watch the entire Guns, God & Government tour here!
Um, WOW. Wow, wow, wow!
I am so excited about In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye! (Also, this plug-in is kinda tricky. If it’s not loading for you, try refreshing the page.)
Cutest ad ever.
I love you heapses!
16 November 2012, 10:13
Print by Anthony Burrill — if you like it, click to buy!
Hallelu, Friday! I can barely even tell what day it is, this week has been a complete blur! I am so ready to have a kicked-back weekend, how about you?!
I love Obama. Especially when he cries with happiness when thanking & encouraging his team.
What will Playboy bunnies wear in India? A pressing & important question, for sure!
Did you know you can make your own makeup remover wipes? How great is that?! (By the way, as much as I love coconut oil, I find that it clogs my pores. Olive oil seems to be a much better option for me personally, so you might want to give that a shot!)
Veronica Varlow is a thoroughly modern witch. Let her tell you about forming your own badass gang of inspiration.
These pictures of the Miss NASA pageant from the late 1960s are fabulous.
I am not a good DIYer but I really need to make this sequin sweater!
James Bond sure got a lot of action.
The porn you watch doesn’t necessarily change what kind of friskiness occurs in the bedroom.
Eleven Eleven Eleven by one of my favourite women, Angeliska.
39 reasons not to stick your fingers down your throat today by Emily, whom I love. Related: me & my bulimic teeth.
I want to go to the Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico!
An extremely brutal restaurant review. Get ready… Here it is. (Why would anyone name anything “Donkey Sauce”?)
This post from Alexandra Franzen — The “It’s Not Rocket Science” Approach To Making Your Dreams Come True — is essential reading.
From The Independent: Be nice & you’ll be happy! (Just in case you needed extra incentive…)
Hey international playgirls, did you hear about Finnair x Marimekko?!
This is so cool: an Instagram projector!
Kris Atomic drew every December issue gift guide ever! ON POINT!
Would you like to know how to make every decision the right one? This is perfect.
I wish every day looked like this…
Ze Frank talks about sex.
...& about public speaking.
Predictably, Paris Hilton’s closet is pretty badass. & I like her sunglasses display idea!
Hahahah. & she has a PHOTOBOOTH in her living room!
Favourite song right now. I feel like Stef would have a heart attack knowing his video was posted after one of Paris Hilton! (Sorry kid.)
This is cool. Doesn’t it make you want to ride?!
More excellent music. Robert Raimon Roy is a good egg.
Phew! That’s enough outta me. Here’s hoping these links give you many hours of delight!
Have an extra-fun weekend!
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