Carousel — Week Ending 25th September 2009

Rainbow cake! Siona sent me this. I want to make one!

Harper’s Bazaar are good. Tim Walker & Tim Burton teamed up (again) for their Magical Fashion issue. Buy this, & frame the pictures.

I feel very positively towards OkCupid. Very positively. They have so many users, their site is so easy & fun to use, & the people on there are rad. They’ve started a blog where they discuss trends in online dating, & it is SO INTERESTING & COOL. I always loathed statistics at university but that’s probably because we weren’t talking about people’s likelihood to murder someone if they knew they would never get caught, & whether people would indulge their lover’s rape fantasy if asked. Hello, awesome. Check out the Flowchart To My Heart & Exactly What To Say In A First Message, too. Then subscribe! (Oh, they are on Twitter too, & they post cool stuff. Okay that is enough plugging, to be sure!)

“Interesting exceptions to the “no netspeak” rule are expressions of amusement. haha (45% reply rate) and lol (41%) both turned out to be quite good for the sender. This makes a certain sense: people like a sense of humor, and you need to be casual to convey genuine laughter. hehe was also a successful word, but much less so (33%). Scientifically, this is because it’s a little evil sounding.”

I really do love Sera Beak. She is one of the most fabulous, insightful, luminous girls I have ever met. If you don’t know who she is, you should read this: What the hell is a Redvolutionary?

A Day In The Life Of Hunter S. Thompson goes a bit like this…

3:00 PM rise
3:05 Chivas Regal with the morning papers, Dunhills
3:45 cocaine
3:50 another glass of Chivas, Dunhill
4:05 first cup of coffee, Dunhill
4:15 cocaine
4:16 orange juice, Dunhill
4:30 cocaine
4:54 cocaine
5:05 cocaine
5:11 coffee, Dunhills

…& I love the comment below:

Mr Thompson sure had a serious relationship with time.

Like dead things? Me too! Check out Ravishing Beasts, the best ever blog for taxidermy fans!

love exists is a great Flickr group.

I saw this movie last year with Gilda, & it is, in fact, where I bought my pin of Yayoi! Leena sent me the link to this, thank you little lady!

Yayoi Kusama: I Adore Myself

This made me laugh until I cried. For real.

Have a wonderful Friday!