Carousel: Week Ending 16th April 2010


How To Get Shot By The Selby: a flow-chart. Love. It.

5 Ways Facebook Changed Dating (For The Worse) from Mashable. Truuuuuuue that.

Mishka shows us how to do a smokey eye!

Hallucinogens Have Doctors Tuning In Again from the New York Times.

After taking the hallucinogen, Dr. Martin put on an eye mask and headphones, and lay on a couch listening to classical music as he contemplated the universe.

“All of a sudden, everything familiar started evaporating,” he recalled. “Imagine you fall off a boat out in the open ocean, and you turn around, and the boat is gone. And then the water’s gone. And then you’re gone.”

Today, more than a year later, Dr. Martin credits that six-hour experience with helping him overcome his depression and profoundly transforming his relationships with his daughter and friends. He ranks it among the most meaningful events of his life, which makes him a fairly typical member of a growing club of experimental subjects.

“It was a whole personality shift for me. I wasn’t any longer attached to my performance and trying to control things. I could see that the really good things in life will happen if you just show up and share your natural enthusiasms with people.” CLARK MARTIN, a retired psychologist, on his participation in an experiment with a hallucinogen

Are you sick of me linking to Sarah Wilson every week? Sorry. It will continue, probably forever, so you might as well just subscribe to her RSS feed & get over it. The art of frictionless living is great & an excellent point.

A Los Angeles Love: The Details Matter.

Our obsession with details makes sense: they are the photos that get celebrated on blogs, they are certainly beautiful and can make our aesthetically-attuned hearts jump a bit, they’re more concrete and easy to tackle than the difficult questions of writing ceremonies, vows, and promises, and, yes, they matter. But everyone who’s been through this wedding stuff before said to pick a few important things at the wedding and disregard the rest. If you love food, focus on food. If you want a dance party, focus on your tunes. And if you want pretty details, focus on a few. We can only spread ourselves so thin, and this desire for pretty details can easily take us to the breaking point of wedding day sanity as the unfinished projects pile up and we worry about how our wedding will measure up and if it will be pretty enough. Um, of course it will be pretty enough. We’re getting married, and true joy from a true partnership will light up even the ugliest recreation room and grey metal chairs.

Gayngs is amazing & you should listen to that track. “Our co-founder, Burt was a photo-journalist turned beekeeper, whose beeswax became the stuff of beauty miracles. That was 25 years ago, but his belief that beauty should be both people and earth friendly remains strong today. He even still lives in Maine in a converted turkey coop, a lifestyle we at Burt’s Bees try to emulate. Now, in honor of Earth Day turning the big 4-0, we’d love for you to join us by “Burtifying” yourself and encouraging your readers to do the same. How? We believe the small choices we make all day add up and that being conscious of the Earth can also be fun. See for yourself. Check out and bring your eco-motives to life, Burt-style.”

Angel discovered Atlas Obscura & I looooove it.

Portion Size, Then vs. Now. Scaaaaaary.

VAMPIRE FISH!!! I wish I was kidding.

I don’t really know what’s going on here but the day of kisses in Moscow looks like fun.

Twenty easy ways to be happier!

7 incredible natural phenomena you’ve never seen, like Venezuela’s everlasting storm (!), the RAIN OF FISHES in Honduras (nooooo kidding) & rainbows of fire in Idaho.

Some in process shots of the real life Lichentenstein comic girl. I had seen the first picture before but not the others!

More Sarah Wilson. Insomnia: an artistic representation that somehow makes it feel less lonely.

“And, to this day, if I’m to be upfront, I find it really tough sleeping next to someone else. I like the IDEA of it. But the reality hurts. Around 4.17am I get to a point where I reckon I can actually hear their cells multiplying. And feel their aura. And see their dreams. And know their fears.”

Bindu Wiles writes wonderful things. Those voices in our head & ordinary magic part 2 are good places to start.

The 16 million colour lamp! Hello LOVER!

#whitegirlproblems on Twitter is pretty funny.

On Wednesday, Cynthia Lou & I conducted a little interview about blogging. It was fun! Also, I love coffee!