Carousel: Week Ending 3rd December 2010

Photo by Karl LagerfeldPhoto by Karl Lagerfeld.

TSA madness. Where I Draw The Line by Roger Ebert.

I wish Dolly Parton was MY godmother! Don’t you?

Courtesy of Dodson & Ross: To Truly Open to Pleasure We Have to Explore the Unknown, Uncomfortable, & Unbelievable:

For most people, we get quiet, we don’t breathe, we can’t talk, or make any kind of noise while playing out our unconscious sex patterns. When it comes to this kind of sex, we find places within ourselves where we are afraid of judgement, rejection, shame, and fear. It’s like we’re 15 again, hoping to be accepted by the cool kids in high school. Instead of being accepted, we just feel awkward. We figure out something that “works”, that impresses the cool kids, and we do that same sexual routine, over and over, well into adulthood and beyond. I’ve met people, who in their 60’s haven’t progressed much beyond their initial sexual imprinting experiences. Sadly, for many people, sex is an awkward teenage imprint that they seldom move beyond. But to truly open wider and wider to our pleasure, we have to be willing to move into the territories of the unknown, uncomfortable, even unbelievable, and energy sex is one such area for further exploration and discovery.

Dead Drops is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space. USB flash drives are embedded into walls, buildings and curbs accessable to anybody in public space. Everyone is invited to drop or find files on a dead drop.” HELLO, awesome.

Dealing With It When Women Make More Money Than Men by Charlie Glickman, who is excellent.

Darren Rowse (of ProBlogger fame) recently started FeelGooder & it’s fantastic! Check out the art of positivity & how it saved my life for an introduction!

“My name is Christine and I live in Wellington in an awesome central sunny apartment. Me and my flatmate Renee are trying to find a third flatmate and so we made this video. It mostly involves us being ridiculous and also there is some prancing.”

Oh, Leo. The Case Against Buying Christmas Presents. Good points though!

The 6 keys to being awesome at everything! Don’t you love titles like that? Such promise!

How to live an interesting life from The Friendly Anarchist.

Worrying too much is like leading the war on bullshit, with the collateral damage being the interestingness of our lives.

Petite Coquette is a sweet little lingerie blog.

Replace Fear with Curiosity from Evolution You!

Did you know ASOS has a marketplace now for independent sellers?! I didn’t! The Cherry Closet has some fab things & Electric-Ibiza Luxury Bodywear has undergarments to make your heart sing! Natalie Brown have gorgeous necklaces/scarves too. Naughty, now I know what I’m going to spend my day looking at… !

If web browsers were celebrities made me laugh…

Celebrities at my party! This guy has a house party every year, & when he sends out the photos to his friends, he photoshops in celebrities. He’s pretty good too! It would be soooo good to receive these!


It’s no secret that I love Kirsty Mitchell’s photography. I have featured it here a few times! Well, here’s the story behind Wonderland, otherwise known as an interview with her about the work she does. It’s fabulous!

God I love these pictures.

Would you want a magical see-through doorknob? I kind of do!

Punch Me Panda–only in New York.

Hill ordered the panda suit on eBay and bought the biggest chest protector he could find on the internet. He wanted to offer a public service – to relieve people’s stress through violence. He gets punched (and roundhouse kicked) about 100 times a day.

Lou from Whimsical Wonderland Weddings emailed me & I love this day of the dead engagement shoot! Thanks Lou!

Hello, cute! World’s Smallest Post Service!

75 Ways To Stay Unhappy Forever. Some of my favourites:

Dwell on things that happened in the past. Obsess yourself with all the things that might happen in the future. Complain about problems instead of taking the necessary steps to resolve them. Hold onto anger. Never forgive anyone. Always be right. Never let anyone else be more right than you. Compare yourself unfavorably to those who you feel are more successful.

Ahh! Fantastic chairs! My office needs these. Thanks to Jazzi for the link!

Calling all waterbabies… 20 unique bathtubs. Don’t they just look SO good?


Dana International is a transsexual singer from Israel, of Yemen descent… & she’s super-hot!

Unleashed: The True Story of a Recovering Serial Monogamist. I think a lot of us are guilty of serial monogamy! The writer has challenged herself to go entirely relationship-free for six months. Kudos girl!

50 Reasons to Be Pretty Damn Euphoric You Live in New York City! Yes!!!

25. Except in select ‘hoods like Park Slope and perhaps the Upper West Side, children are viewed as mysterious beings, rarely sighted and only occasionally understood, like pixies or magical small butlers. Until they scream, in which case, they are banished from the palace.

Oh, & the Village Voice also wrote a response to the comments from the aforementioned piece.

Like we (and some other person, one time) once said, If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere — but not because of something as banal as “job opportunities.” It’s out of the sheer force of fucking will that brought you here when you could have had it easier somewhere else, where you would have driven a four-door sedan and shopped in suburban grocery stores with wide aisles and pristine parking lots and have had 2.5 children by the age of 28 and worked a 9-to-5 job in something [yawn] somewhere.

If you’re making it here, you can make it anywhere because you have the courage to do what you do every damn day, punctuated with the fleeting moments of beauty and pain that make it all worthwhile.

HAHA! Here’s how to make Google Translate into a beatbox!

& a couple of serious food issues to read about: Nutri-Grain, Fake Color, and Why Do American Kids Deserve Less than Europeans? Also, In Less than 10 years, Either You or Your Spouse Will have Diabetes. READ IT & WEEP… then do something about your diet!

This is how you sell a book–for real.