Got Coffee?

I think if youre one of my lovely readers, youll be one of us. Yes one of the CA (Coffee Addicts), and what does a coffee addict needs more than the PERFECT Coffee Mug.

I guess i finally found something quite close to perfect:

How awsome is that? Combine your Gilmore Girls Nerdyness with Coffee!

Crack

Doris Salcedo has damaged the Turbine Hall in my beloved Tate Modern. The damage, called Shibboleth, is supposed to remind us about the uncomfortable truth and things we don’t want to think about.  

The opinions are varied. My friend’s daughter, who has experienced racism many times, said she doesn’t feel the need to stare at this crack on the floor to be aware of intolerance.

You can love it, you can hate it. It’s up to you and your personal perception of art. Nevertheless, to me, Shibboleth has fulfilled its mission as it got people talking.

Plus, to make it more real, many have already ‘experienced’ the crack by LITERALLY falling into it. That proves artist’s point – it’s good to be aware of its existance.

My Camper Wannabes

Am I wrong to love these shoes? They’re my favourites. They’re at least 10 years old. They were bought in Alcampo, a Spanish equivalent of Wal-Mart. They’re an intentional rip-off of Camper, they cost me about five euros, and they’ve a great bloody tear near the heel. The first day I wore them, I took them to a nightclub, and they were destroyed: beer, gunk, scratches, beer stains, you name it. I took them home, and had the bright idea that perhaps pure alcohol would clean them in a way that no household detergent or shoe cleaner would.

So with cotton wool in hand, and 100% alcohol in the other, I set about cleaning them. Clean them, it did – but it also left them with some major discolouration around the toe. Disgusted, I threw them in a press. They were saved about 2 years later when I realised the discolouration gave them real personality, and I’ve worn them into the ground since – they’ve been to move live gigs than the Spice Girls! And I adore them.

Helen Fisher: The science of love, and the future of women

Queue dramatic music: Once a year, 1000 remarkable people gather in Monterey, California to exchange something of incalculable value: their ideas.

Anthropologist Helen Fisher studies love: its evolution, its biochemical foundations and its vital importance to human society. She also discusses the natural talents of women, and their new significance in the modern world.

Video here at TED.

Guilty Pleasures

The main reason why I choose to pay more for having a haircut is neither the brand nor extraordinary skills of my hairdresser. It’s pure vanity.

Every single time I walk out the door of that particular salon I have a smile on my face. I don’t even care about the hair, the compliments I hear are worth all the money.

      

Talk about professionalism.

Attitude On-Stage #7

Like or loathe the Irishwoman, you’ll admit that she’s a unique individual. I’ve seen her perform on a number of occasions, and my response to these live performances puts me firmly in the “like” category. Sinead’s attitude on stage is meek. Meek, that is, ’til her voice soars loud and true, and her passion for her art comes to the fore. She’s Ireland’s finest export, unpredictable, beautiful, passionate, iconic.

Capturing A Moment

Photographer Martin Klimas specialises in capturing split-millisecond moments in his photography, such as the moment of breakage of a fragile object, or the beat of wings, as seen here. Beautiful.

Grey Hole

Grey seems to be small town favourite. I was walking down the street in my hometown this morning, everything and everybody was grey, grey and the same. As if there were no other colours, designs, styles. Just grey. Grey and shapeless.

   

Depressing.