I want a dog. Even though I promised myself that for my 30th birthday I would be the proud mama to one — I am left with 2 weeks to go and no hope in site. However, it seems I have options should I move back to NYC. I present you with Plastic Bag Animals… aka City Pets!
There is a street artist who’s been making these animals out of discarded plastic bags. The plastic bag animals are then tied to the ventilation grates above the subway lines so that when the subway rushes through underneath, the animal jumps up and springs to life.
Up! Goooooooood Dog!
Remember the good old fashioned mix-tape? It was quite possibly the most personal gift you could give in the 80’s which is why I don’t have the heart to throw mine away even though I no longer have any way to actually play them.
Well, now there is a digital equivalent… Muxtape. Muxtape is a new site that allows you to simply and quickly make your own digital mixtape (with its very own URL to share with anyone you want). You can create your 12 song “mixtape” by simply uploading any of your MP3s from you computer to the site, which then puts them in a playlist that you can reorganize and edit as you please. The songs can then be streamed by anyone visiting your muxtape site.
Something that might sweeten the deal of living so far from the subway… Ko, a new restaurant in NYC’s East Village. It has only 14 seats and accepts reservations online exclusively through their Web site no more than one week in advance. Reservations are taken on a first come first serve basis and can be made for 1, 2 or 4 people only.
Is it any good? I don’t know but the following disclaimer makes me want to find out…
So last night was the first time I have ever attended a book signing. Who, might you ask, was thrilling enough to pull me out to the Virgin Megastore in Union Square at 7pm?
I really just wanted to see her up-close… not actually meet her… and I could care less about her signature… but since I did genuinely want to read her book (don’t judge me but my guilty pleasures have also included Victoria Beckham‘s That Extra Half an Inch) it made sense… sorta!?!
My lack of fashion flare was glaring as I stood in line with some of SF’s best “Queens” but it was well worth the effort as it may have possibly been the best people watching of the last decade. Important highlights include:
A pan handler telling all of us, “I don’t even want to meet Tori any more after meeting her fans” (because nobody was giving him money)
Some of the majorly cracked-out middle aged creeps who were actually SCALPING photos from her 90210 glory days while they discussed William Shatner’s upcoming book signing… Tori’s fans are trekkies!!!
I have to remind myself that I will never get those two hours of my life back… and I am happy to report that it is fine by me!
Remember that creepy Stephen King movie called Cat’s Eye? The movie about a tiny, evil troll who lives behind the skirting board of little Drew Barrymore’s bedroom that comes out at night when she is sleeping to suck away her breath and life? Well, this should rekindle those fears…
Kage no Sekai.
“Although at first glance it looks like a regular wooden table, if you look at the shadows on its surface you’ll see the movement of mysterious life forms. When you approach it to have a better look, they sense your presence and hide away. They do not emerge while human shadows are cast over the table, but the life forms hiding within a distant shadow are watching them.”
So next year marks the 120th anniversary of the Eiffel Tower. To celebrate, the tower will be adorned with a gigantic webbed Kevlar observation deck on top designed by Serero.
I bet Tom Cruise is bummed he didn’t hold out until the mother-ship was constructed to propose to Katie Holmes.
If you are like me, you get “Camera Face” when you pose for a photo. Either I get super toothy which spreads smile lines all up my checks like an old lady or I look at the camera straight on which makes my face look double-wide. End result = not pretty.
The solution to looking all sorts of fierce in photos is a MethodIzaz (aka personal stalker).
After giving details of your daily schedule, Brooklyn photographer Izaz Rony will secretly follow you around and capture candid moments of your daily life. You can even specify what emotions you want him to capture.
Pretty cool… unless he catches you picking something out of your teeth after lunch.
Don’t forget! Saturday the 22nd is official World Pillow Fight Day. Organized fights will be taking place in over 25 cities across the globe for feather flyin’ fun.
Soft pillows and teddy bears only + Swing lightly, many people will be swinging at once + Do not swing at people without pillows or with cameras + Remove glasses beforehand + The event is FREE and appropriate for ALL AGES
This event was conceived by The Urban Playground Movement, a loose network of urban events organisers across the globe who all share the same mission of injecting fun and play into the urban architecture.
I wonder if they organized the Pie Fight or the Cardboard Tube Fight?
What to get the person who has everything… except common sense:
Dinner in the Sky
“Dinner in the Sky is hosted at a table suspended at a height of 50 metres, by a team of professionals. Dinner in the Sky is available for a session of 8 hours. It can be divided or personalised accorded to the client’s wishes. Dinner in the Sky accommodates 22 people around the table at every session, with three staff in the middle (chef, waiter, or entertainer).
Dinner in the Sky may include a second crane with a platform (or more if desired) at the same height as the table, for entertainment such as music, or presentations (i.e. a car).”
(Second crane with the entertainment)
(Look how terrified the jacketless business man is!)
I am not into this… not only are cranes totally taboo right now, I don’t want to worry about being the buzz kill who has the whole party “lowered” so that I can use the ladies room.