Photo Roundup

March 12, 2012

My poor hard drive is groaning under the weight of all these photos. I gotta stop saving them. Enjoy!

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Things I Did Today That Were Not Work

March 7, 2011

Invented almond milk latte with cocoa and vanilla.
Sorted laundry.
Waved cats’ paws around in time to rap music.
Looked out window at old people.
Ate three granola bars.
Organized hoard of hair products into Tupperware bins.
Painted nails with extremely alarming polish that changes colour from “eye-searing magenta” to “fluorescent highlighter pink” depending on how warm my hands are.
Mopped floor.
Vaccuumed floor.
Lay on floor.

I dipped my fingers in cold water to show the colour changing properties of this space-age nailpolish, but my camera was all AAAHHH TOO FRIGGIN BRIGHT WHAT THE HECK IS THAT COLOUR MAKE IT STOPPPP so you can't really tell the difference. Looks cool in person, though.

Things I Did Today That Were Work:
Worked.


Nail Polish has come a long way.

February 6, 2011

My fingernails always look like I used them to scratch a hole through a metal door, so I don’t spend that much time or energy checking into the state of nail technology today. Big mistake. I found a whole blog and YouTube channel of really awesome nail art tutorials. Look at this.

First of all, nail polish floats on water, so you can do cool stuff like this water marbled effect. It’s like Japanese paper marbling, or this one awesome craft I used to do when I was a kid, using clear nail polish on the surface of water and applied to black construction paper, why can I not find a Google image, totally gonna make some this week, anyway:

Plus, now you can get colour-changing nailpolish:

In order to be a nail expert like Colette in these tutorials, you need to own a little bit of nailpolish. Not too much. Just a few bottles. If you keep them well-organized, they hardly take up any space at all.

I’m totally in.

Anyway, I was totally enthralled by, and spent like two hours watching every single video on that channel I briefly viewed a few nail tutorials. And suddenly my raggedy little nail-nubs look undewhelming and I have total keratin envy. All of this, coupled with my naturally competitive nature, means I’m probably going to try to one-up Colette and start growing out my nails for the rest of my life, so I can make them super-pretty and myself super-helpless. Anyone wanna come by and rub my eyes for me? They get itchy.


Photo roundup

January 24, 2011

Theengs I looked at this weeek:

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Hand Model

December 8, 2010

Here’s an interview with a top hand model. She wears gloves everywhere and hasn’t done anything useful with her hands in over a decade, since even a paper cut would cost her work.

Via Kottke.

UPDATE:

This is awesome: Funny or Die did a parody. SO FUNNY.


David Crowder Band – Shine

October 19, 2010

Aw man, I was thinking about my old Lite-Brite just the other day. It’s still in my parents’ basement somewhere, no doubt buried under some Star Wars action figures and a My Little Pony. That warm glow is really gorgeous on video. I can’t say enough how much I love this kind of elaborately-executed low-tech art. It takes so much craft and so little money; it’s a beautiful thing. And check out the piano in the background- it’s playing!
Thanks to Peneycad for the tip.


What I’ve been looking at

October 18, 2010

Here are some random images that recently caught my eye.

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Bubbles on the Beach

August 23, 2010

Not the pet chimp, not the trailer park boy. Something better.

Thanks to Peneycad for the tip.


Fashion blog – Fit for a Femme

April 9, 2010

I love me a good fashion blog and I’m pretty stoked I just found this one: Fit for a Femme is a great blog documenting the fashion choices of a very attractive couple from San Francisco. Actually, I’m having a bit of a hard time deciding which one of them I’d rather dress like.


Nina Arsenault

March 4, 2010

Nina's the one on the right.

Nina Arsenault is a Toronto writer, performer, fashionista, and media personality who has undergone a whole lot of body modification (60+ cosmetic surgeries) to transition from male to female and to end up looking as… I don’t even know how to put it, as “ultra”?… as she does today. She’s a great writer and I enjoy her blog, particularly the photos.

Here’s a video about her, including some rare pics from when she was living as a male. (Probably a little sexy for most workplaces):