Carousel: Week Ending 28th May 2010


It’s double-whammy Friday. First, a late Things I Love Thursday! Second, a line-up of the best distractions the neenernet has to offer! Oh, YOU’RE WELCOME!

Maybe Bullies Just Want to Be Loved from NYT. Wouldn’t surprise me at all…

To do this weekend: learn to make light stencils. (YES!) So amazing! If you do it, let us know how you get on!

Does Facebook know who you’ll date next? Scary, definitely, but also a cool way of looking at information.

Confessions Of… A Disney Cast Member! Ever wonder what goes on beneath those enormous suits & fake heads? Me either, haha. But now you know!

Sunday Life: In which Seth Godin gives me a gift. Sarah Wilson for liiiiife. (I’m seeing her for dinner next week! Yay!)

CPR is sexy. Or at least, it can be…

Behind the scenes of shoe-making! This is a rad insight from Celine, who designs shoes for Betsey Johnson & L.A.M.B.!

What does Daphne Guinness wear to the gym? LOVE IT.

5 tips to make your marriage last. I’d agree with all of those things!

Vulva Love Lovely is an Etsy shop with a twist. “Shop for handmade Vulva pendants, Vagina pillows, Uterus plushies, Eco friendly cloth menstrual pads and handmade feminist love. We make many different types of feminist, body positive products: beautiful hand sculpted Vagina pendants, Uterus plushies, Vulva portraits, Vagina pillows, and reusable cloth menstrual pads.” Vulva portraits! VULVA! PORTRAITS! Wouldn’t that make the best gift ever? “Oh, thank you! It’s… umm… it’s… ?” “MY VULVA! MERRY CHRISTMAS GRANDMA!” Seriously though, how rad. I’m into it.

The Glitch Mob just released their first full-length album! It’s called Drink The Sea & you can listen to it here!

America’s Best & Worst “Health” Drinks. WOW, don’t believe the hype. How can a bottle of green tea have the same amount of sugar as 4 slices of cherry pie?!!! Get informed, read the labels!

Top 10 Female Turn-Ons. Do you agree?

This is a prostitution menu. Apparently. I kinda have my doubts as to its authenticity buuuuuut it’s interesting, anyway. By the way, it is NOT safe for work!

This is such a rad wedding invitation!

A Python code that makes any song swing! Cute.

Patricia Field walks us through why they’re wearing what in Sex & The City 2. I love hearing the reason for an outfit, so this post was like pornography to me.

Mmmm, creepylicious! The Amityville Horror House is for sale!

How To Raise Your Hourly Rate by Steve Pavlina.

5 secrets of self-made millionaires from Yahoo.

Desperately Seeking Sugar Daddies from Vanity Fair. So interesting! I read about that Seeking Arrangement site last year (I think?) & found it fascinating. I find the whole concept really curious & weird. Would you ever date a man for money?

That’s what girls are made of is a little piece about The Hills, Heidi Montag, et al. It was written by Kim from Wildfox Couture. She is a good egg!

Slut shaming: it’s not about how much sex you have by Rachel Hills. & you know what, I would add that slut shaming has to do with a) other women feeling that some women “degrade” the value of vagina by seeming to “give it away” too easily, therefore jeopardising their own level of personal power & b) a feeling of scarcity & fear — if a “slut” likes the man you like, he might choose her over you, & then that man would go away. Basically anything about women being called sluts or whores bothers me, a lot, because no one can even DEFINE those words, & so WHAT if someone likes to have sex (or APPEARS to like to have sex, which is more commonly the case)?! Deep breaths…

I have listened to this Lloyd Banks song about three thousand times.

Lynch, Galliano, Cotillard: Lady Blue Shanghai from Coilhouse.

Joanna Montgomery’s Pillow Talk.

Pillow Talk is a project aiming to connect long distance lovers. Each person has a pillow for their bed and a chest sensor which they wear to sleep at night. The chest sensor wirelessly communicates with the other person’s pillow; when one person goes to bed, their lover’s pillow begins to glow softly to indicate their presence. Placing your head on the pillow allows you to hear the real-time heartbeat of your loved one. … The result is an intimate interaction between two lovers, regardless of the distance between them.

I want to start doing this every morning! I especially want to dance on the bathroom counter. “I can do anything good!” What a rad little girl! (& thanks Jodie for letting me know about it!)

Inside: The Chelsea Hotel Photographed by Julia Calfee. (NSFW!)

Have an amazing weekend (especially if you’re in America & get Monday off)!