Carousel: Live From A Coffee Shop!

CarouselCan’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!

From the HuffPo: Best Articles 2012: The 25 Pieces That Should Be Required Reading For Women.

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.

By the way, if you’d like to come to The Blogcademy: London, you have one week to get your scholarship entries in! (In fact, here’s a recap from our NYC scholarship winner!)

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.

Ooooh… Creepy!

Have a wonderful weekend!