Vic Books have listed their Beautiful Backlist all time favourite books, & again my reading list grows.
The Sacred Tattoo crew went on a class trip to a sculpture farm & now I want to go there.
Did you read The Baby-Sitters' Club series as a kid? I did. And in every single story there was a description of Claudia Kishi's outfit. Some brilliant women kicked off the #kishi twitter hashtag for people to talk about what they're wearing a la Claudia. It's pretty fun. This sums it up for me pretty well.
Ugh. Shame. National Geographic calls New Zealand on our 100% Pure branding regarding a decision to protect the fishing industry rather than the Ross Sea.
I'm not at all familiar with the story or music of Les Miserables, but after watching this I am really excited for the movie. I'm always disappointed when really talented singers in TV & movies are lip-synching, so knowing that all the singing has been filmed live is awesome. (via Morgue)
Hey, Menfolk! Francis from The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra has some fashion advice for you. "If someone suggests that you not wear something, listen to there reasoning, evaluate it, politely thank them for their opinion and then completely ignore it."
For my fellow interiors geeks ~ some good styling tips. (via Gala Darling)
10 Reasons To Be Insanely Jealous Of Rooney Mara, And 6 Reasons To Hate Her. (via Dooce)
The Problem With The Emmy Awards In 5 Pictures. (also via Dooce)
Yes! The moral case for sex before marriage. (via The Lady Garden) "We'd be a lot better-off if we recognized that sex is incredibly important to a lot of people, and, for most couples, sexual compatibility is necessary for a great marriage. You really can't tell if you're sexually compatible unless you have sex. The insistence that premarital sex is dirty or perverse makes it a whole lot harder to have necessary conversations. And a worldview that positions sex as shameful and bad also isn't going to evaporate on your wedding night."
Where has my little girl gone? doesn't tell us anything we don't already know about the early sexualisaton of young girls, but it does give some really good tips on things parents can do to combat this.
Cloud! An interactive art installation. I love the communal joy of the people in the video. Happy! (via Yes and Yes)
Eep! Two people living in a studio apartment & still managing to make it adorable. Also, Bunk Beds! (also via Yes and Yes)
Bahahahahaha! The Chatroulette version of Call Me Maybe. Kinda NSFW.
(again, via Yes and Yes)
I'm not at all familiar with Seanan McGuire or her work, but I like her response to being asked when her female characters would be raped. (via Moata Tamaira) "Velveteen brings toys to life and uses them to fight the powers of darkness. Sarah is a hot mathematician who looks like Zooey Deschanel but is actually a hyper-evolved parasitic wasp. The unrealistic part about all these characters? Is that they haven't been raped."