Carousel — Week Ending 26th June 2009


Hello, Friday! Hello, cake!

Have a read through some of the best stuff on McSweeneys written by women!

Dolce & Gabbana ad campaign, oh my god, so good, the return of the turban except crossed with a head-bow, YES, also scroll down for something scary, The Dish says, “They look like yaks!”. Rad.

Do you belong in NYC? Take the test. Though I have to say, on the last point, I don’t think an interesting life & a happy life are necessarily mutually exclusive.

Astro-Beauty; Legs & Your Past Lives. INTERESTING… or at least I think so!

WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO: Draw yourself at the age of 100! The entries are great.

“When two people meet & fall in love, there’s a sudden rush of magic. Magic is just naturally present then. We tend to feed on that gratuitous magic without striving to make any more. One day we wake up & find that the magic is gone. We hustle to get it back, but by then it’s usually too late, we’ve used it up. What we have to do is work like hell at making additional magic right from the start. It’s hard work, but if we can remember to do it, we greatly improve our chances of making love stay.” — Tom Robbins

Super-rad, super-saturated photos. Thanks, Sri!

My girlfriend Chloe documented the decoration of her new apartment & it’s impressive, she is a clever girl.

365 reasons to party from Everything2.

How To Meet The Most Girls, also from Everything2.

Glamour & Glitter started in March & I really, really like it. Bravo Calla!

I want a copy of this book so badly! It is cute to the max. There are more pictures here. You can buy it through Mulberry or wait for it to hit Amazon.

How to get an entry level job in the creative industries by Rachel Hills.

“I thought, There is nowhere else in the universe I would rather be at this moment. I could count the places I would not rather be. I’ve always wanted to see New Zealand, but I’d rather be here. The majestic ruins of Machu Picchu? I’d rather be here. A hillside in Cuenca, Spain, sipping coffee and watching leaves fall? Not even close. There is nowhere else I could imagine wanting to be besides here in this car, with this girl, on this road, listening to this song. If she breaks my heart, no matter what hell she puts me through, I can say it was worth it, just because of right now. Out the window is a blur and all I can really hear is this girl’s hair flapping in the wind, and maybe if we drive fast enough the universe will lose track of us and forget to stick us somewhere else.” — Rob Sheffield, Love is a Mix Tape

2 Questions To Ask That Are More Important Than A Diagnosis by Dr Frank Lipman.

Stoned wallabies make crop circles. Amazing.

How To Go From Sedentary To Running In Five Steps from Zen Habits.

JAK & JIL does droolable couture like no other. Viz the Balmain jacket on the right, oh my, how delicious, if I owned that I would die happy. & Marjan Pejoski — the man who made Bjork’s swan dress — designed these shoes which make me swoon a whole bunch. Tommy (of JAK & JIL) has also started collaborating with Complex Geometries. I am desperately in love with this tank, aren’t you?

Rachael Gibson knows me well. I want that ring so badly! & did I link to this before? Her Super-Big New York Guide rules. When is she going to come over from London & eat cupcakes with me?!

Nubby was interviewed for M.I.S.S.’ Women Making History segment & it’s fantastic. Yay!

Jane from Sea Of Shoes is in Tokyo right now, look at her pictures! Also, she just designed a capsule shoe collection for Urban Outfitters. Go Jane!

Also, if David Bowie had wheels, how much would you pay to ride on him?

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think of, say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company, a church, a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, & that is our attitude… I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me & 90% how I react to it. & so it is with you… we are in charge of our attitudes.” — Charles Swindoll

I love you Dame Darcy!

Did you know they’re remaking this with Russell Brand?!I like Russell very much, I actually think it will be brilliant.


Finally… lots of love to Michael Jackson, his friends, family & fans. I’m really sad to hear about his passing — he had a huge impact on me, & I have always adored him & thought of him as a complete musical genius. I also always defended him to my friends who said he was “weird” — the best people are! I had a little MJ dance party last night in tribute & I hope you did too. Writing Songs With My Friend, Mike is beautiful.