Sunday, 23 February 2014

Seven Days of Koko

Another day, another protest. This one was against Anadarko and deep sea oil drilling. Nope.

I can never get enough of the crazy sleeping styles pics.

A day at the beach. Those lashes!
A moment of darkness at her cousin's birthday party.
First face paint.
Tea cosy hat.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Wilder Web

This Creatures of the Wind AW 2014 Ready-to-Wear outfit is so Elle Woods' First Day at Harvard Law. Meaning, I love it.

Baha! Canada gets in on the Sochi bashing in the best possible way.

I'm over a week late with this, I know, but Coco Solid's Pop Cultural Rituals of Waitangi Day: Why I Annually Don't Care If I Harsh Your Mellow is still relevant and worth reading. (via Emma)

Brain injuries suck. Here's a family that is currently being affected by one, and could use your support.

If you are a parent of a daughter, this will likely resonate with you ~ The Imperfect Art of Raising a Feminist. (via Lani)

"It wasn’t one moment that radicalized me; it was all those tiny injustices and moments of recognition and identification that added up. It was watching the friend’s eating disorder almost kill her, and wiping the other friend’s tears after her rape, and hearing about the other friend’s attempts to get birth control pills without her parents realizing it, and the gropes by drunk guys in the bar, and the drunk guys getting mad and calling me a bitch because I said No, and the lack of girls who looked like me in the media, and the nice guys whom I said Yes to, and the creepy first boss who made inappropriate comments, and supporting friends coming out to their families, and Tori Amos, and Hole, and The Cosby Show, and Roseanne, and Cindy Lauper, and Sassy Magazine, and Margaret Atwood, and Zora Neale Hurston, and the Montreal Massacre and that first Women’s Studies class in university. All those things and more informed my feminism and led me to search for language to describe my experiences. It’s not a perfect feminism. It is lacking and has vacuums in it and is steeped in a particular time and place and economic class and educational experience. But it strives. It seeks. It reaches."
Patrick's Review of Roald Dahl's Esio Trot begins with "Fuck this book. Don't read it to your kids." Read the whole glorious review to find out why. (via MorganHopes)

"Complicating matters, mothers assume a disproportionate number of time-sensitive domestic tasks, whether it's getting their toddlers dressed for school or their 12-year-olds off to swim practice. Their daily routine is speckled with what sociologists Annette Lareau and Elliot Weininger call "pressure points," or nonnegotiable demands that make their lives, as the authors put it, "more frenetic.""
Where are the realistic TV moms? This piece has me wanting to re-watch Roseanne, which is probably not the worst idea in the world. (via Phd in Parenting)

These CCOKCs are hilarious ~

(via Morgue)

How some of the best television theme music ever was created ~

(also via Morgue)

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Wilder Web

For creative beginners ~ The Gap, by Ira Glass. So relevant. I was nodding along hard to this. Perfect timing.

The makers of this powerful ad did not have the funds to run it during Monday's Superbowl. Watch it. (via Alice)

This custom doodle by tattooist Nursey is perfection.

"There could never be unity without equality. The betrayal of the Treaty went too deep, and the collateral effects of Treaty breaches went too far, for Maori to accept a celebration of nationhood that didn’t exist."

4 Ways to Push Back Against Your Privilege. Via my friend Kirsten, who wisely says, "Read, digest, do."

Also via Kirsten (geez but I have awesome friends) ~ Vaccinate Your Kids - Or Get Out of My Office.

Baha, so cool ~ Famous Movie Quotes as Charts. (via Dean)

Keeping with the cinematic theme, this is a very cool project, perfectly executed ~ Fantasy Hollywood: restaging classic films with black models. (via Ange)

Your lol of the day ~

(also via Tamar)

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Seven Days of Koko

Junior Deadhead, hitting the bottle.

Kapa Haka kid, conveniently playing with a Christmas decoration that looks a little like a poi.

Hanging out with the chickens at our New Years accommodation.

Unimpressed that I am taking her photo, but look! Knickers!

Kissing Kitty.
How does this even happen?
Double Dogs, like a boss.