Carousel: Week Ending 10th December 2010

Kerstin zu Pan takes fantastic photographs! Click on Fine Art–I particularly love Supervision, Extra Virgin & Paper!

Pop(ped) Art = photographs of water balloons at the very moment they explode! L O V E !

Lifelogging. It’s like lifestreaming but moreso… Click to see a video of Natalie’s progression from age 0 to 10!

Oh, & on that subject… Professor Surgically Installs Camera In Head, Starts Tracking the World Behind Him.

Bilal will wear his camera for a year as it snaps photos at one-minute intervals. The images will be beamed live to the Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Qatar as part of a project called “The 3rd I.” … Bilal, an Iraqi who fled his country under Saddam Hussein, is known for provocative art installations — earlier this year, he received 105,000 tattoos to commemorate those killed in the Iraq war, for instance. During the project, called “And Counting,” the names of Iraqi cities were tattooed on his back, along with 5,000 red dots to represent the American military personnel killed in Iraq and 100,000 dots in invisible ink, representing the official death toll for Iraqis. The whole procedure was streamed live.

Smart stuff from Seth Godin: Where Do Ideas Come From?, The World’s Worst Boss, You Will Be Misunderstood & Groping For A Marketing Solution: TSA & Security Theater.

Ugh!!! I can’t tell you how much I love this pink skull wallpaper! I NEED a wall of it!

Alicia Silverstone has a blog called The Kind Life which is all about living a vegan lifestyle. I really like it.

Bettie Page & Bunny Yeager | Legendary Queens of Pin-Up from The Selvedge Yard.

Pencil sculptures: miniature masterpieces carved into graphite by Dalton Ghetti!

From Zeus to Mischa Barton: A Bisexual Timeline courtesy of Nerve.

Playbutton is a great idea! It’s a pin you wear which plays music… !

The Paris Paradox: how sexualization replaces opportunity with obligation.

It only takes a girl a few seconds to realize what someone else may want from her sexually. It often takes her much longer to figure out what she really wants, to discern the pleasure she gets from bringing pleasure to another from the pleasure she wants for herself. And once she’s figured that out, it’s vital to work to create a culture where she can articulate that want without shame. That’s part and parcel of what it means to stand up for sexuality — and stand against sexualization.

This Beatles print is so cute!

Rare conceptual art books from the 1960s & 1970s! Download here!

Just thinking harder may help you lose weight.

I am quite a big fan of these moneyboxes where cats or dogs steal your coins!

Always Be Thinking About These Things from The Art of Non-Conformity.

CarouselIllustration by Summer Pierre.

Alex Gertschen & Felix Meier take amazing photographs!

I love Lernert & Sander! This interview, It’s Time To Leave Your Comfort Zone, has some great ideas hidden within, including dealing with procrastination & “on demand-monsters”.

This isn’t in English but this Favela painting is so gorgeous! The video gives me tingles. Let’s Colour, indeed!

Should you accept your parent’s Facebook friend request? A flowchart for the rest of us.

I love this gingerbread trailer park! I have never made a gingerbread… well, anything! I’m hoping to remedy that these holidays. I want a gingerbread house like you couldn’t even imagine!

Yow… Net-A-Porter is offering a “shoe of the month club”. It’s $10,000. Each pair of shoes would have to be worth $833 to make it worth it. I don’t know whether I really need 12 pairs of $800 shoes a year! Do you?

60 Ways To Make Life Simple Again, starting with…

1. Don’t try to read other people’s minds. Don’t make other people try to read yours. Communicate.

Tamera had basically the most beautiful wedding ever. Bonus: Pictures of my favourite girl from Austin, Angel!

Feel like nerding out? Task & time management with Filofax will surely satiate your need for organisational perfection!

From Danielle La Porte, Ode to the entrepreneurial spirit: An apology to 9 to 5r’s everywhere

Is someone working at Cisco or ABC Tool & Die missing out on the good life? Are line-workers and 9 to 5r’s less daring, less free, less…entrepreneurial? I used to think so. I apologize. I know executives who are profoundly liberated in how they bring their gifts to the world. I know people who work for themselves in such a punishing way that they may as well be working for The Man.

Bold Crossings of the Gender Line from The New York Times.

Hahaha, I laughed SO HARD when I saw this! Dancing Alone To Pony… I dedicate this one to Helen Sarah. Love you.

So, Why Is Wikileaks A Good Thing Again? Just in case you weren’t sure…

For better romantic relationships, be true to yourself. “Be true to yourself, and better romantic relationships will follow, research suggests.”

Alcohol & romantic relationships: a good or bad mix? Seems that drinking together increases intimacy, while drinking apart does not… Not a huge surprise, honestly!

Father of the Year? Definitely a nominee, at the very least.

I love Diddy with Swizz Beatz’s Ass On The Floor! But then, I am a sucker for any drumbeat like that.

I Am Not a Blogger, I Am a Human Being!

From Keri Smith: Secrets of the Self Employed (or How to be an Amazing [insert profession here]).

These paper sculptures totally blow my mind!

By Lernert & Sander.

Buffyyyyyyyyyyy!

Alright babyface, that’s all I have for you this week… Have a wonderful weekend, stay warm & keep smiling!

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