September 24, 2009

"Closet Piece II" by Yoko Ono

"Closet Piece II" by Yoko Ono
Put one memory into one half of your head.
Shut it off and forget it
Let the other half of the brain long for it.

In memory of Stacie Griffith

Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a gyre of marine litter in the central North Pacific Ocean. The Eastern Garbage Patch is located roughly between California and Hawaii, while the Wetstern lies closer to Japan. They are estimated to be twice the size of Texas. The patch is composed of high concentrations of plastic and other garbage debris that have been trapped by the currents of the North Pacific Gyre.

September 23, 2009

Tavi Gevinson

Tavi Gevinson, a small 13-year-old girl, was invited to attended New York Fashion Week which ended Thursday. The diminutive eighth-grader has quickly blogged her way into the heart of the Fashion industry, recently appearing on the covers of LOVE and POP magazines. Tavi skipped school in Chicago to attend high-profile fashion shows in New York.

Tavi has been writing her blog, Style Rookie, for the last two years. The precocious Tavi has created a cult around her sense of fashion, and says she prefers hand-me-downs and vintage clothing.

update: tavi gevinson for pop @

Couch Surfing

CouchSurfing is a worldwide network for making connections between travelers and the local communities they visit.

Going to Thailand? Need a place to crash?? This site networks couch and crasher together. You can meet people, decide if they are normal and when traveling have a place to sleep. In return you too can offer your couch to someone.

September 17, 2009

Syria puts a block on facebook

Syria has put a ban on facebook, blocking syrians from using the popular network.
Read about it...

September 4, 2009

Shell House

This house, which can be found in Japan, is a sculptural large shell shaped structure that's built in the woods of Karuizawa. The Shell House was designed by Japanese Architect Kotaro Ide. The concrete home building comprises two tubes with oval sections is meant to function as a vacation home, which is able to withstand the humid summers and cold winters of the region. To accomplish this, Kotaro Ide opted not to use the typical wood structure of two-storey house design in the area because of their susceptibility to decay easily. Instead, used reinforced concrete to construct two elliptical shell forms which are supposed to represent a conch. Ulin wood is used to create terraces around the Japan house with a courtyard into the centre of the main living areas.

September 3, 2009

Stefan Brown

Stefan Brown is a great little hidden treasure at 99 Allenby. The space used to be a fur shop in the fifties, but this beautiful house has been turned into a steakhouse. The place is divided into two areas: the in-house part and the garden part. If the weather is good, try getting a place in the garden. Madonna dined here with Tzipi Livni during her trip around Israel.
Theme: Steakhouse
Price: US$31-40
Comparison: more expensive than average
Address: 99 allenby St. (in the inner court)
Phone: 03-5604725

Char's Has The Blues House

Great place in Phoenix. Who wouldn't have a great time with Fat Tire pouring from the tap while a live band plays great music.

September 2, 2009

toms shoes


TOMS Shoes was founded on a simple premise: With every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need. One for One. Using the purchasing power of individuals to benefit the greater good is what they're all about.

It's a tie between anchor(if you're a size 6 you can get them at Francis Boutique), university stripe navy, and the hand painted white toms.