Who We Are

May 23, 2012 § Leave a comment

Who we are is largely who we meet. Cities are machines that randomize contact. The Internet is a meta-city, meta-randomizing contact. I now “know” more people than I would ever have imagined possible, because of that. It changes who I am and what I can do.

– William Gibson, American-Canadian speculative fiction novelist

Thanks to Jacob for sharing! Read the whole interview here.

I know what I’m doing this long weekend

May 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

Nick and I plan to brave the New York movie crowds and go see Wes Anderson‘s new movie Moonrise Kingdom this weekend! Haven’t heard of the movie yet? Let Bill Murray tell you all about it:

What have you got planned?

Whirlwind Trip To Toronto

May 21, 2012 § 3 Comments

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Always nice to see you, Toronto, even if it is for just 2 1/2 days!

The Darker Side of Interior Design

May 16, 2012 § Leave a comment

British artist James Hopkins has come up with a series of shelf designs, each with a theme, each with items placed strategically to depict the image of a human skull. Here are a few of his creations:

“Black Still Life”

“Wasted Youth”

“Last Days of the Sun”

“Shelf Life”

“Design For Life”

I’m not into the death motif as much as my husband, but I think these are so clever! You can see more here, from the series “Vanitas“.

[Via CBC]

An Ohio Wedding

May 14, 2012 § 1 Comment

This weekend, Nick and I ventured to West Chester, Ohio for a low key, rock & roll wedding. Alex and Erin got married in a lovely barn wedding on Saturday and we were so happy to celebrate with them!

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It’s also always a great excuse to get dressed up.

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Our outfits had nothing on Daisy’s though! I think his lady made this whole thing.

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The ceremony took place on the deck of the barn. The guests stood below and watched from above, like a really tall stage.

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Here comes the bride – Erin was so brave climbing up all those stairs in her dress and heels!

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Sky was ordained online and performed the ceremony. He did a great job and really looked the part with his beard and sash.

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Afterwards, we all went inside for drinks and food. Our table was dubbed “the industry table”, but full of great people!

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It was great to see everyone and catch up in such a normal setting – these days, I only see these guys backstage at their shows when they’re trying to entertain 20 people in a very small room!

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Look at all those handsome men.

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And of course, we danced.

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Congratulations to Alex and Erin! Thanks for giving us a reason to visit Ohio and enjoy some of the nicest people in the country!

Happiness

May 3, 2012 § 2 Comments

Happiness is just how you feel when you don’t feel miserable.

– John Lennon

Feeling inspired by this collection of John Lennon quotes from The ShortList.

Record Set: World’s Largest Rainbow Parade

May 1, 2012 § 1 Comment

For those of you wondering how the World’s Largest Rainbow Parade went, let me tell you – in photos!

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We gathered under the Manhattan Bridge to prepare.

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Jessi Arrington, parade founder, gave us a pep talk and went over the parade protocol.

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Jacob Krupnick of Girl Walk All Day got his camera ready to film.

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Soon, we were in rainbow order and escorted by police to the Brooklyn Bridge, where we began our march.

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Shortly after this photo was taken, my camera strap came off and my camera went skidding across the bridge. I put it away until we crossed after that. Luckily it’s fine except for a few dents.

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This is what we looked like from an apartment balcony. (Photo)

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Thanks for getting a picture with me in it, Underground Dining NYC!

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The record was a success! 179 people dressed head to toe in a solid colour marched in the World’s Largest Rainbow Parade.

Sure, it’s an activity you could have easily completed in kindergarten, but what a fun and funny way to spend an early Saturday afternoon. The best part of the event was seeing strangers’ surprised smiles as we passed them on the bridge. I was expected far more annoyed bikers and walkers, but everyone seemed to be genuinely happy to see us! Who says New Yorkers are grumps?

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