Three Pears, three pairs, 3 X 2=6, threesome times two, six-tom, sex-a-ton, burn calories, hunger, pear, two more, and that makes three pears.

This is my brain:

Sunday, February 28, 2010

A room of my own

Alright, so as a high school student I was incredibly envious of the girl's featured at the end of each Teen Vogue.
'She' would always be some marvelously rich New Yorker, who while not riding at the barn would be drinking beers with Marc Jacobs. Her room, in its decorative splendor and hipster glory was photographed and the main theme of the page.  She would always quote the like: "Oh that zebra print carpeting was put in by (insert famous rock star here) before my father ( has some building named after him) bought the penthouse, I just J'dore it!" Satire out.
So, the other day I took pictures of my favorite sights in my bedroom; in the hopes of appearing even an eighth as cool as the Teen Voguers. But really, these are the sights that make me happy while I'm stuck in my room for hours on end studying, or trying to escape my siren loud European parents.  Don't judge me, teenage-hood is a confusing place. 

As featured in a previous blog entry, I now use clip boards to display art. L to R: Degas' Dancers, Old New Yorker Cover from 06, Bubble wrap with a giant 9 of diamonds in it, and of course a print of Audrey cerca Holly Golightly. Yes, the diamonds do sparkle. 

A vinyl wall sticker I ordered from Etsy. I love everything Victorian, except for the poetry. 

World's best DVD collection. 

Second vinyl wall sticker, the red parts are heart stickers of all of the places I've visited. I want this to map to look like the USSR, red!

The view right above where I am writing this entry. My picture clothes line and print lamp. To answer your question, yes, I am wearing one of those symbol monkey hats. 

Lastly, my window pane of dried roses. These were a birthday gift from my mother. Seeing as how  I cannot, despite all efforts maintain plant life I have changed my attitudes and now prefer dead flowers. Take that cognitive dissonance!

  Home may be where the heart is, but this is where the sanity remains. 

Three Tweets

Just letting all of you Twitter appreciators know that I have featured a feed of my 3 most recent tweets on the bottom of this webpage.

I am also starting 365 days of music tomorrow, which will entail me naming a song of the day for an entire year via twating. I solemnly swear to feature: obscure indie finds, my favorite songs, nostalgic pop classics, and songs you don't expect. I will then summarize each week's song picks into a blog entry and try my darnedest to feature listenable links... and maybe even, dare I say it, downloaded mp3 files. 

Sources: FFFOUND

So if you're interested in  hearing more of my late night ramblings, 365 days of music starting tomorrow, or general shit that processes from my neutrons to my keyboard, follow me on twitter.   

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Biodegradable Ballpoints!

This week's eco-product: biodegradable writing utensils!
These are paper mate's biodegradable ball points.

For someone who experiences a lot of eco-guilt. Having pens and pencils made out of renewable resources, that are refillable, and 90% biodegradable makes me feel a little happier while taking notes. I bought the paper-mate line in pencils, and was most thrilled that the package came with a refill of erasers and lead, all in another biodegradable case and a recyclable package. I also purchased eco-pens (pictured below) from the downtown Eco-Store. 

Write, sustainably. 

Sunday, February 21, 2010


I think this is just hilarious. To suggest that the ad printers are including subliminal sexual content, when some pervert was the one who flipped this upsidedown.

Several studies actually show that subliminal messaging does not have a persuasive effect. It only has an effect when people are already motivated toward the proposed action. For the image above for instance, if there was a strong need to masterbate present while viewing the ad, there may be an immediately increased likelyhood to call the number. However, this effect is still not fully permiating; no matter the advertising/horiness if you don't need new flooring, you won't call this number.

People see what they want to see and buy what they want to buy.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tempting Tights

I have a less than extreme obsession with decorative tights. Partially because I really hate wearing pants, secondly because I really like wearing skirts and dresses in the winter. I've always thought of the  endless possibilities for tight designs (flowers growing up your legs) - a designer somewhere  read my mind and came up with  these: 

Picnic nightmare. 

Limbs by numbers

Vanity veins

I wish I knew where you could buy these, or who the designer was. I came across them on FFFound, and have been dreaming ever since. 

Tights, the fashion item your parent's are a fan of. 

Monday, February 15, 2010

7000 words

Third installation of my iPhone as a camera. 

Fairmont Banff Springs' mini ketchup received with breakfast tray. Is my hand really big? Or is it just really really whittle? 

At the PVR airport Jan 2010, didn't get the memo about H1N1 passing. The scene of a horror film involving demonic hand carved Mexican toys. 

Because my dog really needs to use her paws while reading. 

Worst air brushing I've seen in a while. Joe Fresh propagating that it's appealing to be a ginger contorted anorexic. 

Best brand specific plastic bottle recycling I've come by. The container states that it's made from recycled bottles. Stationed beside a Coke pop machine at a local arena, full circle anybody? Beautiful. 

At Cora's the most delicious and sunny breakfast place in the city. Even the napkins make my hungover self feel less nauseated.  :D

Adorable fluffy 6 month old male golden at Elbow park. We hope to force his father into adultery to hook up with my dog next time she's in heat. PUPPIES! 

Capturing life's mundane moments, and putting them on my blog. 

Choose Choklat

This Valentine's week's eco-delicacy.

Choklat is a local chocolate maker and specialty truffle shoppe. Although, they do have to import their rare coco beans from South America, they are one of two Canadian chocolatiers that actually make their own chocolate from the beans. They're essentially a micro-refinery for coco products! Their Choklat is the best I've ever tasted, and thanks to Valentine's Day and my boyfriend I have an entire box of customized truffles to enjoy.  It also has a  large stake in community  involvement for such a small business; with 50% of the purchase price of each box of 10 truffles going to Calgary's grassroots and non profit organizations. 

Visit the small store in Inglewood S.E. Calgary, or their website. 

Mother nature's best friend, Choklat. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

We all live in a yellow submarine

Most creative/adorable/song sticking in my head tea diffuser ever.

Step 1

Step 2

Source: FFFFound

Tea and The Beatles, two of life's great joys. 

Monday, February 8, 2010

We're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat

Shark experts estimate that over 100 million sharks are killed for their fins alone each year! Over 99% of the Shark is unused and re-thrown into the ocean to bleed to death. Within a decade most of the world's shark populations will be extinct effecting the stability of marine ecosystems significantly. 
- Shark Water

Photographed by Rob Stewart-- Canadian Photographer, Shark Water creator, and Shark activist! 

The movie Shark Water made be incredibly more aware of the devastating effects of long lining and shark fining.  For more facts watch the movie or check out their website.  Only 17 countries have banned shark finning, and Canada is not one of them! One easy way you can help the sharks is by voting with your dollar; refuse to eat shark fin soup, it makes up majority of the demand for shark finning. 

More people are killed by vending machines each year than by shark attack.  

Save the Sharks! 

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Solid Sents

This week's eco-product: solid perfume.

I have found three different brands of solid perfume that provide great smelling, compact, and minimal waste odor benefits.  The above Ganesha's Garden can be bought online, or at your local Planet Organic store for around $10 each. These have the capability of being personalized, for your specific olfactory cravings. Plus, all of the ingredients are natural and come in a meticulously hand carved stone box which can also be reused. 

My favorite and currently used Lush solid perfume American Cream, is packaged in a compact 100% recycled aluminum package. Its main ingredient is pure vanilla, and costs $7.95. There are 7 more sents viewable via the link above.

These are gorgeously packaged 100% natural solid fragrances. You can find Pacificia solid perfumes and products at a lot of speciality stores- mine came from the local Wonderlust- for about $9-13 dollars each. My favorite: the Gardenia perfume. Each scent also has corresponding candles, lotions, soaps, and even spray perfume. 

Solid smells- sexy and sustainable. 

Thursday, February 4, 2010

My Style X 4

This is what I hope I look like every day of my life. 

I love every single item in this picture. 

Love the way you dress. 

Merry Meter

Stumbled upon a great wine bottle design. It was originally used for Christmas with the idea being the more you drink, the merrier the message is. However, I could see this working for several different occasions; possibly as a more sophisticated drinking game. 

Buddy Mulled Wine; Designed by Buddy 

Eat, Drink, and be Hic, Ever so Merry. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Geometric TV Show Posters

Beautifully minimalist and composed of geometric shapes these TV show posters stand out.  Austrian designer/art director Albert Exergian, created the following. Do you get all of the references?

Art imitates television, which imitates life.