NYTimes ran an article the other day about the best hot sauce on Earth, Sriracha!  Oh what would life be like without you?

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Her Morning Elegance

May 20, 2009

Oren Lavie not only wrote the music, but also co-directed this video.  Here are a few fun facts about the video:

  • Shot all stills – roughly 3225 still photos for the entire video, using one camera, hanging from the ceiling for the main body of the movie.
  • It took 4 weeks before shooting to create an animated computer generated storyboard for the video, with 3d dummies for the characters.
  • It took only 2 days of shooting for the live actors on set to re-create the 3.5 minutes computer sequence, frame by frame.
  • Some of the bed sheets used in the video were taken from Oren’s own bedroom and are now considered collectors items, worth at the moment not very much and therefore used as bed sheets.

Love Love Love

May 19, 2009

I have always loved this song…And yes, it was featured on last night’s Gossip Girl (where Chuck finally mans up and tells Blair he loves her).  I feel like Shiny Toy Guns don’t get enough recognition….sad.  Hopefully they do now!  Enjoy!

I’m really feeling this band right now.  They’re from across the pond…give it a listen!

Listen @ http://www.myspace.com/fanfarlo

Cannes Gorgeous

May 18, 2009

Devon Aoki and Abbie Cornish both wore gorgeous violet gowns to this year’s Cannes International Film Festival!

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Devon is wearing an Alberta Ferretti gown with a Swarovski clutch and Chopard earrings.

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Abbie is wearing a Toni Maticevski grown with Jimmy Choo “Dane” satin sandals.

Say to them,
say to the down-keepers,
the sun-slappers,
the self-soilers,
the harmony-hushers,
“even if you are not ready for day
it cannot always be night.”
You will be right.
For that is the hard home-run.

Live not for battles won.
Live not for the-end-of-the-song.
Live in the along.

-Gwendolyn Brooks

Feminine vs Masculine

May 13, 2009

Intuition, feelings, openness, and unselfishness govern the feminine side of our natures. The masculine side is characterized by logic, facts, systems, and self-interest.

via DailyOM: Body Balance

Paper Heart

May 11, 2009

This movie won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.  It is about a girl, Charlyne Yi, who does not believe in love. Intrigued, a couple guys decide to make a documentary about her and travel around talking to people about love. On the road, she meets Michael Cera, who just might change her mind about the whole love thing. Comes out Augest 14th!

Random fact: Charlyne Yi and Michael Cera are actually together in real life! Lucky bitch…..

via USAToday.

The study, which is published in the May American Journal of Public Health, involved more than 5,000 children in Birmingham, Ala., Houston and Los Angeles.

The link between perceived racism and mental disorders is strong, he adds. For example, Hispanics who report racism are more than three times as likely as other children to have symptoms of depression; blacks are more than twice as likely; and those of “other” minority races have almost quadruple the odds. Rates are also higher for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder.

Prejudice was reported by 20% of blacks, 15% of Hispanics, 16% in the “other” category and 7% of whites.

Hispanics had the worst mental health effects, the study shows; perceptions of bias significantly increased their symptoms of all four disorders. About four out of five Hispanic children who felt prejudice had foreign-born parents. Black parents may buffer their children better, perhaps preparing them to expect some racism, Schuster speculates.


On that note, anyone have thoughts on this photograph of Giselle, shot by Norwegian fashion photographer Sølve Sundsbø.

giselle_RaceLooks a bit “Kong Kong-ish” to me….I wonder what was the inspiration…

If you were coming in the fall,
I’d brush the summer by
With half a smile and half a spurn,
As housewives do a fly.
If I could see you in a year,
I’d wind the months in balls,
And put them each in separate drawers,
Until their time befalls.

If only centuries delayed,
I’d count them on my hand,
Subtracting till my fingers dropped
Into Van Diemens land.


If certain, when this life was out,
That yours and mine should be,
I’d toss it yonder like a rind,
And taste eternity.
But now, all ignorant of the length
Of time’s uncertain wing,
It goads me, like the goblin bee,
That will not state its sting.

– Emily Dickinson