Friday, October 26, 2012

Bond Shoots Lincoln!

Oh, very good, poster paster. I love it. 
P.S, there some very funny comments back on the original site NYmag

Color this World

Hope this added a bit of happiness to your day!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Eclipsed by Fire

I just find the lighting off the grasses absolutely glorious, and dramatically offset by the fire and smoke raging in the background

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Sites of Insight

I think it is human nature to be curious and want to know whats going on in someone else's life. We want the gritty details and the full story of whatever just went down. I mean, gossiping has been scientifically proven to make people happy, whether we consider it polite or not. We just like knowing whats going on with other people. Humans are nosy. And can be nosy to an obsessive extent. Tabloids anyone? Books and  movies give us a very personal look at someone else's life and I think you can even get that from other people's blogs. Anyway, I just thought, that I would do a post on websites that give you very personal insight into someone's life or mind, wishes or fears, secrets or things they are proud of. 

I just ran across this one today. Its called Before I Die I Want To...
I really like this one. It stands out. Its intriguing and quite frankly, courageous.

This next one is perhaps not the most personal, but I really like the project and seeing what everyone else would take. The site is called The Burning House.

Now granted, a lot of these things wouldn't be reasonable to bring along, but I think the point of this blog is what items are most important to you?

Every picture has a description of their stuff so here's the photo above's;

Name: Amy
Age: 25
Location: London
Occupation: I’m not sure yet, actually
  • My Diana F+ (with unfinished film inside)
  • A stack of diaries, journals and sketchbooks that span the last decade
  • A box containing cards and letters from my closest friends
  • An envelope filled with love letters that my boyfriend and I wrote to each other when we lived apart
  • My trusty leather jacket
  • My favourite scarf
  • Beaten up Converse
  • Hard drive containing all of my digital life
  • My purse
  • My watch
  • A bracelet engraved with the words ‘Forget Me Not’ (which both of my sisters own too)
  • A black cat that belonged to my Grandad
  • A passport photo of my Dad, aged 18
  • My Grandma’s jewellery box
  • Photographs of my parents when they were young (and wearing matching shirts)
  • My passport, to remind me that adventure is just around the corner
  • My phone
  • A photograph of my Mum looking happy and carefree
  • Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer, to give me perspective

And hey guys,  I did a post on this a while back... its burning to the ground

Lastly, I'm sure many of you are aware of this project by now, but I check every single week to see what the new batch of secrets entail, from Frank Warren's project titled Post Secret

Now go explore other people's lives!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Adorn the streets

And what if every once and a while they spread a checked black and white floor over the concrete, twined white rose garlands up and around the lamppost, raised giant gilded gold mirrors and strung fairy lights in-between to create an open stage. If they rode in on proud stallions, switched into lavish gowns and sleek tuxes, and mulled around in anticipation of the night. Of the night and the stars and the music and the dancing and the magic. 

What if?

Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Book Mountain

For all you book lovers like me, I think you will find this public library in Amsterdam, simply titled "Book Mountain", a heavenly place on earth. I wish lived there. 

Now all it needs is a waterfall...

Saturday, October 6, 2012

With only a month left...

So unless you are not living in the U.S or you are somehow very removed from society, you should know that America is in the midst of  a full blown political race to the White House. And we could possibly have a new president reigning over America for the next four years. Or hopefully not. 

Anyways, on Thursday Mr. President visited my hometown beautiful hometown of Madison, WI. And so on Thursday, almost a third of the kids at my darling high school skipped school and traipsed downtown to Bascom Hill in hopes of seeing or shaking hands with the the president. I unfortunately was not as close as I'd hoped, and the wait was long, but when Obama came out it was like a burst of ecstasy and exhilaration to see the most powerful man in the world step onto the platform, smiling and waving to the absolute mass of people. And GODNESS his speech was more lively and invigorating than the debate the night before. Though people, let's not be too harsh on Mr.President because my AP Government & Politics teacher said he was just off the campaign trail, only having like one day to prepare while Mitt Romney had been holed up in Denver for four days previously, preparing. And also, this debate was Obama's to loose and Romney's to win so of course Romney was going to try to be  lively and a bit more aggressive, trying to make up for his coming up short in the polls. It would not have looked good for the president to have come off as aggressive as he was in the lead, one political spectators in the post-debate show said he could have come off as a bully. Okay. Enough of my getting sidetracked. 

So for this rally, I did not bring my camera, we only took pictures on my mother's iPhone (not spectacular ones at that because we were so far away) but standing in line, I did aquire some very funny  anti-Romney stickers;

Okay, So I know the orange one is hard to read, but it says "Are you under 30? DON'T VOTE paid for by Wall Street Billionaires for Mitt Romney. 

And another funny sticker I saw but didn't have a chance to get was " Mitt Romney for President of the Cayman Islands" Which, if you don't get, is poking fun of Romney because a lot of billionaires or excessively  rich people have offshore accounts so they don't have to pay taxes on them. Which is why Mitt has offshore accounts on the Cayman Islands.

So enough of my wordy, long political post, but I just needed to get it out there. Also, fun fact- 4 years ago I met Michelle Obama when she came on the campaign trail! My mother and I had biked downtown and somehow ended up in the front row and then she came around to shake hands and I got to hug her and shake her hand and talk a tinsy minuscule amount to her! I have pictures, but they're on my other computer... ( I got a new mac for college which I am HIGHLY enthused about).

On a last note, get out here and VOTE VOTE VOTE (for Obama, unless you think that the government should decide what women do with their bodies and think the very wealthy should get tax breaks). 

For fun, here's a link to a sweet Obama stamp- Obama stamp