Friday, May 17, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Have you guys heard the new Editors single yet? It sounds a bit old school but I rather like it:
Jason thinks it sounds like The Cult:
I can definitely hear the similarity but I don't particularly think thats a bad thing. The new album is called The Weight of Your Love and is available on the 1st of July. I'm really happy that so many of the bands I love are releasing albums this year - The National this month, City and Colour in June and now the Editors in July. It's shaping up to be a good Winter musically. What releases are you looking forward to?
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
If you know me in real life, you'll know how hopeless I am in the kitchen. I am very lucky to have a husband who cooks (thanks Jason, I love you) and thus saves us from awful meals. Unless it's scrambled egg on toast. I am good at that. Anyway, every now and again I get adventurous aka I buy a box mix of something or other and attempt to make it without disaster. Enter Hello Kitty cupcakes. They came out SO well (even if I say so myself) that I thought I'd have a little brag on the blog:
Totally edible!! Friends-who-bake, I hope you're all proud!
Monday, May 13, 2013
So yesterday, I typed up this whole post and then Safari crashed and I lost EVERYTHING. Seriously. I tried to redo it and then the internet kept dying so I just gave up and watched Brave and ate toast. It seemed like the better option frustration wise. Anyway, here is your day-late list of Things I Love:
First up, Oh So Plush has some new creatures. I really, really want Fuja...anyone?
I love these Pokemon literary mashups. Especially The Great Gastly one.
This collection of Instagram photos were taken during the manhunt for the Boston Bombers. Social media definitely gives us a whole new perspective on new events.
These animated GIFs of earth over time are quite breathtaking. I'd be lying if I said that the glacier one doesn't make me feel just the tiniest bit insecure!
If you can spare 8 minutes and you need a laugh then check out this awesome Star Wars/Snatch mashup! Think Darth Vader as Brick Top:
Curious about the new City & Colour album? You can check out a song preview here. I rather like it. Also can I just say how much I like the album/song name, The Hurry and the Harm.
I just love this slide show of Europe's Wild Men. So quirky.
This website has a rundown of all the gadets used in every James Bond movie ever. Pretty cool. And while we're on the subject, who do you think the best Bond is? I'm a Sean Connery fan.
This Cartoon Brew article has some pics from the Princess Mononoke theatre production in London. Would absolutely LOVE to see this.
The Oatmeal is so good at portraying dogs. Check out How I See My Dog vs How My Dog Sees Me.
I thought that Rolo's yawns were scary until Kyla Roma shared this link of terrifying bunny yawns. They are both creepy and cute.
Here are some random pics from my Saturday - a photo of a rainbow out my mom and dad's flat window and our new orchid:
How great is this chandelier that projects tree shadows onto the wall? In theory I want one but I know in reality, it'd probably creep me out a little.
I basically want to do all the Galactic DIYs in this list. Especially the nails and the pants and the shirt and, and, and...
And lastly, tomorrow is my Mom's happy birthday and considering I love her and she is awesome, I thought I'd include her on this list. Happy (early) birthday my Mother xx
Seen anything you love this week? Let me know in the comments:)
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The Great Gatsby opens in Durban on Friday the 17th of May. I honestly can't wait. I have been watching trailers, previews and absorbing as much information as I can about the movie. It all points towards an awesome retelling of the story and I really hope I'm not disappointed. The soundtrack is getting a lot of attention at the moment and so far my favourite is this one by Lana Del Rey:
I just can't get it out of my head. Are any of you guys as excited for this movie?
Sunday, May 5, 2013
So I have terrible time management skills. Really, really terrible time management skills. I have time to update the blog, I think I should update the blog but then I sit on the couch and watch T.V. I didn't even get half of my reading done this week. Anyway, I'm already more organized this week so hopefully I can get back to a more regular posting schedule. Fingers crossed. Now onto Things I Love:
A preview of The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys and an interview with Gerard Way on USA Today. Two of my favourite things *sigh*
This step-by-step guide to Thriller would have come in handy at Collette's wedding. We could only remember moves 19 and 20 and decided we were doing The Velociraptor instead. Fun times.
Forget copyright! We've always stolen music. Interesting article from Salon about the politics of copyrights.
An interesting excerpt from Homeward Bound: Why Woman are embracing the New Domesticity. For someone who is terrible at domesticity I am not sure what I think of all this.
Whiter Moral Courage? Salman Rushdies NY Times op-ed will make you think.
On a lighter note, I tried this drippy nail tutorial from Honesty WTF and its AMAZING!! Seriously, take a look:
Okay, did anyone know it was World Penguin Day on April 25th? Me neither!! Here are 10 penguin videos from xojane to help you with your belated celebrations.
Rozenn LG makes awesome paper art. That is all.
Jason Liwag makes gorgeous art inspired by pop culture. So many cool pieces but I think I like this one the most.
Tree library lets you read books on the street. Honestly, I can't think of anything better!
Star Wars characters reimagined as character from Chinese folklore. Joseph Chiang has done a brilliant job with these. I want them all!!
Ever wondered what caffeine looks like? Check out the Wellcome Image awards for that and other super cool science pics. Caffeine is number 5.
LOVE this Star Wars Occupation flowchart from Visual.ly. I ended up with Ewok Chief. Let me know where you end up.
This ad campaign for Reporters without Borders does an amazing job highlighting the dangers of censorship. Pretty pertinent seeing they've finally passed the Secrecy Bill:(
Today I made Hello Kitty cupcakes. They turned out awesomely. Probably because they came from a box. I'll share my adventures in baking later this week but in the meantime I leave you with this:
And lastly, here are the 30 Happiest Facts of All Time. If this doesn't leave you with a smile on your face I just don't know.
Seen anything you love on the internet this week? Let me know in the comments:)
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Happy Star Wars day guys! Have you ever done a Star Wars search on Society6? I highly recommend it. There is so much goodness!! Here are a few of my favs:
|Star Wars Minimalism - Death Star|
|Smooth Minimalism - Star Wars|
|Star Wars "Who Shot First?"|
|Star Wars - A New Hope|
Anybody doing anything interesting today? I am off to get my eyes tested and then a baby shower - all in my Star Wars shirt of course;)