Carousel — Week Ending 16th October 2009

The Wheel Of Stars is pretty fantastic. (It’s a musical clock based on the movement of stars.)

I love Operation Beautiful.

The mission of Operation Beautiful is to post anonymous notes in public places for other women to find. The point is that WE ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL. You are enough… just the way you are!

Kind Over Matter is pretty rad too. I like their printable affirmation gift set. Genius!

They Shoot Porn Stars Don’t They? by Susannah Breslin is good readin’. I could not tear myself away.

The Good Ship SuperStar Virgo & Astrological Cruising is soooo funny.

Ever Dream This Man? I am so fascinated by this! (The Dish says, “Isn’t that Neil Diamond?” HAHA!)

“From January 2006 until today, at least 2000 people have claimed they have seen this man in their dreams, in many cities all over the world: Los Angeles, Berlin, Sao Paulo, Tehran, Beijing, Rome, Barcelona, Stockholm, Paris, New Dehli, Moskow etc.

At the moment there is no ascertained relation or common trait among the people that have dreamed of seeing this man. Moreover, no living man has ever been recognized as resembling the man of the portrait by the people who have seen this man in their dreams.

The aim of this website is:
– to help those who have seen this man in their dreams and to foster communication among them;
– to understand who this man is and why he appears in an apparently pattern-less array of situations in the dreams of such diverse human subjects.”

Freunde Von Freunden is like The Selby, but auf Deutsch. Interior inspiration, yum.

My Parents Were Awesome makes me so happy! Thank you @ohthedecadence!

11 productivity tips that creative types already know. & it’s not your standard old schlock, either. Worth a read. Thanks @alorelle!

Also… !!!

Be lucky — it’s an easy skill to learn from the Telegraph & courtesy of @finalfashion.

“Over the years, I interviewed these volunteers, asked them to complete diaries, questionnaires and intelligence tests, and invited them to participate in experiments. The findings have revealed that although unlucky people have almost no insight into the real causes of their good and bad luck, their thoughts and behaviour are responsible for much of their fortune… And so it is with luck – unlucky people miss chance opportunities because they are too focused on looking for something else. They go to parties intent on finding their perfect partner and so miss opportunities to make good friends. They look through newspapers determined to find certain types of job advertisements and as a result miss other types of jobs. Lucky people are more relaxed and open, and therefore see what is there rather than just what they are looking for… My research revealed that lucky people generate good fortune via four basic principles. They are skilled at creating and noticing chance opportunities, make lucky decisions by listening to their intuition, create self-fulfilling prophesies via positive expectations, and adopt a resilient attitude that transforms bad luck into good.”

This letter from Mick Jagger to Andy Warhol makes me laugh. Actually, all of Letters Of Note is pretty fantastic. Like where Hunter S. Thompson starts a letter, “Okay, you lazy b!tch”. Touching! Thanks @maetl.

Terrible Yellow Eyes is a collection of Where The Wild Things Are-inspired artwork. Via @finestimaginary.

Amazing Band-Aid packaging.

How to recover from spiritual fatigue in 1 day or less, three keys to instant magic & tricycle blog are all good stuff, from @notitles!

This made me laugh so hard.

This is rad insanity.

Have an incredible weekend! Stay cozy & do something colourful!