Thursday, 26 September 2013

Wilder Web

My pin of the week ~ this glorious 1976 portrait of Angelica Huston. When I grow up I want to be as cool as she is.

I want to go back in time, don my fancy pants, & join Laura of Hungry and Frozen at Six Barrel Soda Company's Soda Jerk night. Mac'n'Cheese! Pumpkin Pie! All of the yums.

Take this test & see if you can pick a Jonathan Franzen gripe about twitter et al. from a Youtube comment about saggy pants.

I love this Batdad.

This Stretch Umbrella Stroller Storage is exactly what I need. Alas, it is out of stock. Come back, perfect solution!

These genius cosplayers ended up with a Cease and Desist order from a carpet manufacturer. Seriously.

The downside of getting married - you'll probably have to sell your custom made leather vagina couch. (via Naiomi)

Surviving Whole Foods. (via Anya) 
"Whole Foods is like Vegas. You go there to feel good but you leave broke, disoriented, and with the newfound knowledge that you have a vaginal disease."
"They Let Me" Go Overdue is a brilliant article on the language and power of childbirth.
""Eighteen days?  I didn't think they let you go that overdue."  "Erm, well, actually", I reply, "You can, um, do what you like!  It's sort of, kind of, up to you!".  "Really?!", people say in amazement, "I did not know that!"."
This excellent video explains the Single Transferable Vote system in one quick minute. Helpful for all the New Zealanders embarking on local body elections ~

(via 'Ana)

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Wilder Web

I am seriously considering buying this dress.

I have a massive crush on Grace Taylor's work. She is one of the most passionate people I have ever come across, and I often find myself wishing I lived in Auckland just so I could attend more of her spoken word poetry events. Here's her talk at TEDxAuckland, where she shared the stage with the likes of Helen Clark and King Kapisi.

10 of the most distasteful tweets: When commercial Twitter accounts get it really, really wrong. (Although I think number seven is kind of funny. Kind of.)

Ugh, so old Simon Sweetman is up to no good again, this time with a pretty sleazy and smarmy commentary on Lorde. But, never fear! There are cleverer people out there responding to his vitriol in the best of ways. Like this brilliance (second article down, annoyingly.)
"What is important to know is that Lorde has a close, stable group of people around her. Those people include her parents. Sweetman’s crack about them “giving up” their daughter was cheap and nasty. I gather her mother is on the six-week promo tour she’s just begun, which seems entirely sensible. These aren’t stage parents. They’re people managing an extraordinary situation."
And more on Lorde, with a really nice write up from xoJane.

My latest Live Reporting task was to go to the Stan Walker gig. It wasn't the best concert I've ever been to in my life, not really being my preferred style of music. But that's what I love about these reviews - I get to try new things. And I did enjoy myself. Especially thinking about how much Simon Sweetman would have hated the gig and everyone there.

This dress could potentially be a major fashion faux-pas, but I also kind of really want one for summer beach visits.

HBO Should Show Dongs. I HEAR YOU, SISTERS!

The lyrics of Blurred Lines compared with pics from Project Unbreakable, in a perfect representation of why Robin Thicke is to henceforth be known as Rapey Douchebag.

"Set to Sounds like it means ”will’’, but if it turns out the story is wrong, you can point out it only actually means ”may’’."
Some excellent pointers on Being a good ally.
"Please don’t tell people that their actual life experiences, things that happened to them are not true. We saw this with Paula Bennett recently, who immediately went to the Not True place when stories circulated of beneficiaries being denied tampons. It is entirely possible for someone’s life experience to be true, searingly bleakly true, whilst not indicative of the norm."
Today marks 120 years since women won the vote in New Zealand. You can see the list of people who signed the suffrage petition here, and search for your ancestors. Pretty cool!

New Zealanders! I can't recommend strongly enough that you go see this movie! It is soooo good ~

Friday, 13 September 2013

Wilder & Tamer


~ Bah! I forgot to note the source of this lovely tea print. Sorry! However, tea dates & happy talks with friends are lovely.

~ New experiences.

~ When you get back to your car in the supermarket carpark & the space directly opposite you is empty, meaning you can pull forward instead of reversing out of your park. Ah, small pleasures.

~ A good friend of mine got married recently, and it was a fabulous occasion. Our friends were babes, the bride looked like a total film star, there were heartfelt vows, happy tears, a first dance to a Prince song, yummy food, photo booth hi-jinks and dance floor fun times. Lovely!

~ Urban Bakery Ginger & Dark Chocolate cookies. You know that thing when you take a first bite of something & you know instantly that this is a food that is served in your own personal heaven? That. These cookies. Oh my word, the deliciousness!

~ No Lights No Lycra. There's nothing quite like dancing the pain away and getting wild in a darkened room full of strangers (all fully clothed). Dance is just good for the soul.


~ Movies that have two volume settings: whisper whisper whisper & EXPLOSION EXPLOSION EXPLOSION!

~ Not being invited.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Wilder Web

This Baby Alpaca print is ridiculously cute. (via A Cup of Jo)

I went to the Rodger Fox 40th Anniversary Tour last week, & had The Best Time Ever. Here's my review of the gig for Positively Wellington Venues.

Wellingtonians! The Wellingtonista has a bunch of helpful info on the upcoming local body elections for you, including q&a's from all responsive candidates.

And now, from American Apparel, your daily dose of NSFW ew in the form of "unisex" shirts. (via Ace Lady Network)

"I don't know what you were doing during class, but you weren't paying attention, otherwise you would have noticed that my daughter was isolated and being harassed. Do you expect girls to come tell you when they are being harassed? Well, don't count on it. Instead, they pull away, get depressed, or drop out completely, just like they do in IT careers."
Phonebloks = A Good Idea ~ 

(via Ben)

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Seven Days of Koko

In her party clothes, ready to attend pal Honey's birthday party.

Modelling Mama's new hair clip. Thanks Naiomi!

My kid likes to play in boxes.

Trying on Papa's basketball boots.

Poor sick baby, crashed out on couch watching Fraggle Rock.

A very belated Easter photo shoot.

This is what I mean when I say my kid's hair is wild.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Wilder Web

Love Judy Blume.

Life has been crazy busy for me lately, which is why it's been a little quiet around here. One of my new gigs is as a Live Reporter for Positively Wellington Venues. This means I get free tickets to events and then write reviews. Here's my first one.

This hilarious site answers that age old question, What Rhymes With Hug Me?

"You can legislate tolerance. You can't legislate acceptance."
Ooh, cool. T-shirts, prints & totes with images created by the texts of classic books. (via A Cup of Jo)

Oh my goodness, it's a tiny baby Panda & it's furry Panda Mama, & ALL OF THE CUTENESS!!! ~

(via Dooce)

Monday, 2 September 2013


Spring is here! And I can't tell you how relieved & excited I am by this, after a truly manic winter. Here's what I plan on doing this spring ~

Spending a lot of time at home. I'm envisioning lots of much needed family time, along with a massive dose of spring cleaning. 

Time spent outside in the sunshine, hiking & bush walking & picnicking.

I'll be rocking a new nail colour for Spring ~ OPI's Yoga-ta Get This Blue!

I was going to say I'll be wearing lots of skirts & scarves, but the truth is I only own one skirt, so, Scarves Scarves Scarves!

Meditation & calm & focus. I want to do a lot of reading and a lot of writing and a lot of knitting and a lot of creating.

I want to eat all of the vegetables and fruit. 

I want to finally invite those friends over for dinner like I've been meaning to do for months now.

Fresh flowers! I'll be trying to keep my house stocked full of beautiful bright bouquets that smell divine.

How about you? Do you have any plans for spring?