Carousel — Week Ending 9th October 2009

Welcome to Friday (or Thursday, whatever!) my sweet dumpling! I hope your day is shaping up to be très magnifique! If it ain’t, this collection of silliness will surely bring a grin to the face of even the most dour pirogi! I wish I could find a picture of dumplings dancing. Like this but with tutus.

Okay I am getting totally off-track. HERE WE GO!

Want something rad to do on Friday November 13th? Sanrio, Bubblepunch & Royal-T are having a Hello Kitty goth party in L.A.! HAHA, awesome. Shrinkle will be there too, how have we not met yet?! I want to go… !

Tina emailed me about I heart unicorns perfume. Apparently it smells like an ’80s childhood! Has anyone tried it?!

They Say That, In Dreams… from Mystic Medusa. Interesting! What do you think?

Alla Kostromicheva by Kevin Macintosh for 125 Magazine. Yum.

look up at the sky.

A reasonably comprehensive list of school pranks from Wikipedia. Pretty funny, but pretty horrifying, too. Kids are nuts.

Worldometers = real time statistics. I know, I know, the word “statistics” is very off-putting, but honestly, this site is amazing. Your jaw will drop.

Jazzi shows how to DIY Richard Nicoll’s ribbon bracelet cuffs! She is rad & clever!

I like this poem:

Love After Love by Derek Walcott

The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other’s welcome,

and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.

Viktor + RolfHello Viktor + Rolf, you are amazing.

Aw, Sonia Rykiel! So cute. Shows like this make me wish I was a fashion designer JUST so I could have shows.

Zoe Foster talks about Lindsay Lohan’s lips & the problems with injections in that area. Good points, ladies! (For the record, I am not against cosmetic procedures. But I think some are more likely to be successful than others…)

BEATLE JUICE!!! This is sooooooo good.

Say something nice to me… by Jeroen.

Givenchy never fails me, either. YUM. I want to mate with these shoes.

I need letterpressed business cards. NEED! NEED! You need them too. They are beautiful.

Doc Sorrow is brand-spanking new but you should subscribe right now. Lola is one of the best writers I know.

How to Monetize a Web Site: A Real World Tutorial. Wise words for anyone who wants to make some cash as a blogger!

The Mayan Solar Glyphs are really interesting (& the descriptions are magnificent) but I don’t really know what you’re meant to do with them! Anyone want to clue me in?!

Marie Claire Italia October 2009 — NSFW but very beautiful!

7 Steps To Playing A Much Bigger Game… with a free workbook. Holla!

A guy thing – or a gay thing? from The Listener. Oh, boys. (Thanks, Annabel!)

The reason New Zealand men dress so badly is that if there is one overarching pattern that shapes the clothing choices of New Zealand men, it is their great fear of “looking like a poof”.

More DIY happiness from Jazzi: Alexander Wang Spring 2010 socks. Girl has skills. I am so not that patient… or clever!

The Importance Of Speech. I need to print this out & wallpaper my brain with it.

Barbie Gone Bad — Works From The 7th Annual Altered Barbie Exhibit is very strange. Kali is my favourite.

From the same blog, Charlotte Mann is rad & cut-up currency.

Finally… hahahahahah!

Videos for you! Videos for you! Videos for YOU!
Watch them all please.
Thank you.

Charles Bukowski

You cannot possibly comprehend how cute this really is.


I leave you with Carl Sagan & Stephen Hawking.

If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe. Space is filled with a network of wormholes. You might emerge somewhere else in space, some when-else in time. The sky calls to us. If we do not destroy ourselves, we will one day venture to the stars. A still more glorious dawn awaits. Not a sunrise, but a galaxy rise. A morning filled with 400 billion suns, the rising of the milky way. The Cosmos is full beyond measure of elegant truths, of exquisite interrelationships, of the awesome machinery of nature. I believe our future depends powerfully on how well we understand this cosmos, in which we float like a mote of dust in the morning sky. But the brain does much more than just recollect — it inter-compares, it synthesizes, it analyzes, it generates abstractions. The simplest thought, like the concept of the number one, has an elaborate logical underpinning. The brain has it’s own language for testing the structure & consistency of the world. For thousands of years, people have wondered about the universe. Did it stretch out forever, or was there a limit? From the big bang to black holes, from dark matter to a possible big crunch, our image of the universe today is full of strange sounding ideas. How lucky we are to live in this time, the first moment in human history, when we are in fact visiting other worlds. The surface of the earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean. Recently we’ve waded a little way out, & the water seems inviting.