25 April 2008
24 April 2008
Shot at Tween Waters on Captiva Island, Florida. The bride, Amy, is a commercial actress who recently made an appearance in several Turbotax commercials and the groom, Brad, is an actor - he recently made an appearance in an episode of Scrubs on NBC.
Click here to see the video clip!
We are not sure how this was kept secret by everyone involved but it was truly an incredible production. Check out Amy’s utter shock when people start springing up from the crowd to join in the fun in this heartwarming tribute to Amy and Brad on their special day…
I laughed, I cried, I clapped and I watched it twice!
23 April 2008
22 April 2008
TradeMark G. of The Evolution Control Committee will issue you your own "Artistic License" for $20.
Now when I show up at art openings, I just flash my ID — I’m an artist!
More free wine, please! Even at clubs I present my license as my
identification… because, by gum, I’m an artist, just the kind of artist
who would be fully licensed. Although this is not legal identification
in the government’s eyes, I have presented it on many occasional to
security personnel who want “valid ID”. More times than not, they take
it! So, it must be valid.
People stroll around the Dutch cargo ship "Artemis" in Les Sables
d'Olonne, on France's west coast, after strong winds pushed it off
is an extension for Firefox that opens up a small window at the bottom
of the browser. In this little window is a mini-blogging tool that
let’s me look at a website while I write about, which is absolutely the
most helpful tool in the world. When I first started blogging I hated
the idea of having to blog through Wordpress, constantly switching
between tabs, or having an entirely separate program to write posts.
I guess this is just a post about how much I
love Scribefire, it’s one of the main reasons I use Firefox over
Safari. And this morning they just released a brand new version (which
Firefox 3 conveniently notified me of) and it’s even better than it was
before. You can search for photos on Flickr and post them right to your
blog and the same thing goes for YouTube, which I’ll definitely be
using. My only beef so far is that I can’t resize the menu bar thingy
to the right anymore, but I’m sure they’ll fix it eventually, it’s
If you happen to have a blog and have never heard of Scribefire I highly suggest checking it out, it’s a life saver.
Snob note: This is my first Scribefire post and i heartily agree!!!
21 April 2008
In 1951, George Whitman opened a bookshop-commune in Paris. George, 92, still runs his "den of anarchists disguised as a bookstore," offering free, dirty beds to poor literati, cutting his hair with a candle and gluing the carpet with pancake batter. More than 40,000 poets, travelers and political activists have stayed at Shakespeare and Company, writing or stealing books, throwing parties and making soup or love while living with George's generosity and fits of anger. Illustrious guests include Henry Miller, Anaïs Nin, Jacques Prévert, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, James Baldwin and Richard Wright. Welcome to the makeshift utopia of the last member of the Beat Generation
17 April 2008
A new teacup called Ceramic For Mix (which appears to be made of glass) eliminates the need for a stirring spoon. This is acheived by a ball installed in the bottom. Designer Florian Dussopt says,
“The ball is put into a slightly protruding base to keep it in place when stirring and drinking.
“Users gently move the cup, like you would when swirling a glass of cognac, and the action pushes the ball around.
“The ceramic ball mixes all various sugars and milk at the same time, thus eliminating the need for a spoon.
“When you drink, the ball is blocked by the gravity in the recess of the glass.”
The company, Ana Gram, has made prototypes and is looking for a manufacturer. Link -via Digg
The occupation in Iraq is costing this country 3 trillion dollars. To put that into terms we can better understand, here's a site that lets us go on a 3 trillion dollar shopping spree! (3Trillion.org)
16 April 2008
Oh. My. God. These are probably the most amazing commercials I’ve seen in a long while. These creepy kewpie doll chile pepper things are the mascots of a pasta sauce created by a Japanese brand called Tarako. ‘Tarako’ is actually a cod roe, or fish eggs, which is also what the kewpies are supposed to be dressed as. I know, this makes no sense, but basically the Tarako babies come and invade our planet, then make our pasta taste delicious, it’s just that simple.
15 April 2008
The Austin City Limits Music Festival will once again set up shop in Austin, Texas' Zilker Park for a carnival of musical delights spread across September 26-28.
There are over 125 artists playing this year's ACL Fest. Here's a relatively small sample of them:
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Spiritualized, Beck, Foo Fighters, Gnarls Barkley, N.E.R.D., David Byrne, Jamie Lidell, Man Man, Jenny Lewis, the Raconteurs, Band of Horses, Stars, M. Ward, Drive-By Truckers, CSS, Okkervil River, Iron & Wine, Hot Chip, Neko Case, John Fogerty, Roky Erickson, Vampire Weekend, the Black Keys, Del the Funky Homosapien, Silversun Pickups, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, the Swell Season, José González, Yeasayer, Octopus Project, Against Me!, Erykah Badu, MGMT, Manu Chao, Tegan and Sara, the Mars Volta, the Kills, Mates of State, Antibalas, Gogol Bordello, What Made Milwaukee Famous, and White Denim.
This week in the magazine, Nick Paumgarten writes about the lives of elevators, and tells the story of Nicholas White, who was trapped in an elevator in New York City’s McGraw-Hill building for forty-one hours. Here is a condensed look at White’s ordeal, as captured by the building’s security cameras.
14 April 2008
13 April 2008
I got this mysterious envelope today, and it contained the membership booklet of The Very Secret Order of Creatives Understanding. Seriously, as great as the internet and email are… snail mail has some perks, especially when it’s in the form of surprises with incredibly well designed typography, stock art, riddles, and a secret society membership card. I felt like i was a little kid as i read through the secret handshakes and riddles in this booklet over breakfast.
Check out the official website of The Very Secret Order of Creatives Understanding here.
And you can even download your own membership booklet! Solving the riddles will get you codes to get deals at Veer.
Greg from Relish Recordings sent this track to us the other day. “My Love Needs You” is taken from the upcoming “Relish Compilation EP II” (which will be released in June) and it was made by Beni from hard hitting Australian techno duo Riot In Belgium (you know, the ones who did the 2007 anthem “La Musique”). This is a fine bleepy electro track with a pouncing squiggly synthline, 8-bit sounds and handclaps (check the break around the 5:35 mark, it’s sweet).
11 April 2008
I am dying for a Noferin Print.
The Pink Nowadays Umberella from Pare*Umbrela
The Akiko asymetrical pendant chandelier from Habitat UK
The Hourglass Side Table from Brocade Home
This, or one of the other amazing Deer Head sculptures by RubysLounge on Etsy
(note: this will be a regular Friday feature)
I spotted these kitchen designs on the Italian design house Veneta Cucine and almost wet myself:
The Carrera kitchen:
The Diamante Kitchen:
The Sting Kitchen:
10 April 2008
Porn for Depressives.
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Wet Gaping Holes Where My Life Used to Be
Naked Came the Stranger Whose Life Is Better Than Yours
Girls Who Like Girls and Hate You
The Story of D'oh
Do Me Doggy-Style (So I Don't Have to Look at You)
Wild Asian MILFs Who Are Just Being Polite
Debbie Does Duloxetine
Naughty Housewives (Including Yours, Loser)
The Converse x Pepsi sneaker cellphone charms will be coming along with Pepsi cans some time in May.