Carousel — Week Ending 27th June 2008

Here are some of the best things I’ve found while trawling the internet this week. Enjoy!

Ask The Readers: Best Off-The-Wall Productivity Tips from Zenhabits. The most exciting thing to me is how many of the comments are about letting go of expectation, being present, & just allowing your work to flow. We are living in an amazing time, you know?

Sera Beak, who I wrote about a few days ago, wrote this piece, Beauty-Full, at the start of the month. It’s about how much value we put on our appearance, & about replacing untrue messages in our own minds with truth! It’s a really good read, & in fact, it is what convinced me to go & see her speak.

The Potent Quotables section of is hilarious. It’s basically collection of the most unusual, inflammatory or just plain remarkable quotes from celebrities. For example,

“There are a limited amount of years where you can wear tight jeans. There comes a point where whether you can or not, you shouldn’t.” — Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots)

“We met the Pussycat Dolls. They were really… hot. I was going to say ‘nice,’ but the first thing I noticed was that they were hot.” — Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords)

Mmmm, plastic people by Eugenio Recuenco!

20 Weird English Words from The List Universe. Erinaceous! Finnimbrun! Inaniloquent! MUNGO! I love it! Rock out with your pleonastic self!

On that note, How’s Your Vocabulary?

Also from The List Universe: Top 10 Weird Al Yankovic Songs, Top 20 Cool Facts About New Zealand (hee!), Top 10 Bizarre Artworks (I’ve seen the first two!) & Top 10 Bizarre Mustaches! (I love moustaches, if I was a man I would grow a HUGE one!)

Relationships – True Love and the Transcendence of Duality from Eckhart Tolle. I thought this was interesting to the point of obscenity! I love Eckhart’s words & thoughts, they make my brain spin in a good way.

Here’s a video of Patricia Field being interviewed by Amanda Miller on ABC news.

On the subject of Patricia Field, my cupcake dress — the one I wore to the Louis Vuitton preview — is now for sale on the Patricia Field website! (& it comes in blue, too!)

Blue is the colour if you have mental illness… apparently!

Dhrumil says, Stop playing into conspiracy theories & take real action — & I couldn’t agree more.

If you’re a fan of those quiet early hours, this sweet new Livejournal community, ofmornings, might just be your cup of tea.

I recently discovered garance dorĂ©, a new street-style site from France. The pictures are gorgeous. I like to read the words out loud to myself — speaking in French, I think, is one of life’s greatly underestimated pleasures — & then squint & ponder & try to decode it. Good practice!

Time to kill? Check out The Daily Meme for surveys out the wazoo.

Now that Twitter appears to have bitten the dust, I think Plurk is the only sane option. Sign up, & add me!

Cute visual candy:

Crazy Horse Saloon(So hypnotic!)

Bat For Lashes – What’s A Girl To Do?

Have a fabulous Friday!