Jess & Russ

June 26, 2012 § Leave a comment

Jessica Hische and Russ Maschmeyer are rockstars in the creative design and online world. Everything they do is arguably ground-breaking, new, exciting, and beautiful and now they’re about to begin their greatest collaboration: marriage.

Of course they couldn’t settle for the typical mailed-out wedding invitations, they had to do something new and unique,  something that puts our visual love story to shame. These two built a website putting their lives from 1996 on into a timeline complete with original illustrations, links to funny photos and videos, and intimate stories. The whole thing makes me so excited with jealousy and admiration, I could scream! Take a look:

See the entire timeline and invitation here. It’s long, but it’s worth it!

Congratulations, Jessica and Russ!

Where the Hell is Matt?

June 21, 2012 § 1 Comment

What’s better than traveling the world and documenting your trips with photos? Traveling the world and filming yourself dancing with the locals, of course! Seattle’s Matt Harding became an internet celebrity in 2005 when his first video went viral. Since then, he’s made three more videos while visiting more countries than the average person will ever see and dancing with thousands of strangers.

If this doesn’t give you wanderlust, nothing will!


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!



We gathered under the Manhattan Bridge to prepare.


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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?

World’s Largest Rainbow Parade

April 24, 2012 § Leave a comment

What are you doing this Saturday? If you live in NYC, you should be taking part in Record Setter‘s attempt at the World’s Largest Rainbow Parade!

This event is free and open to people of all ages and will kick off in DUMBO’s Brooklyn Bridge Park at noon. Dress in your favourite colour of the rainbow and be prepared to march across the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan behind a marching band, while dancing and waving flags.

You might remember my enthusiastic post about the Creative Mornings Rainbow Parade I participated in in November – well this one should be even better! I hope to see you there – I’ll be green :)

More info: Facebook event | Eventbrite Event | Rainbow Parade creator Jessi Arrington | Kickstarter

A Cardboard Arcade

April 11, 2012 § Leave a comment

An incredibly imaginative and resourceful 9 year-old boy named Caine constructed his own arcade made out of cardboard in his Dad’s used auto parts shop. Originally hoping for just one customer, he’s about to have the best day of his life…

This video made me tear up with happiness. It reminds me of something my brother would have done as a kid or something my nephew could do in a couple years. What a nice little way to restore faith in humanity on this Wednesday evening.

Visit Caine’s website and make a donation to his scholarship fund here.

[via Swissmiss]

Long Distance Relationships Inspired “Pair”

March 24, 2012 § 5 Comments


Have you ever been in a long-distance relationship? If you have, you know it’s not easy. Nick and I dated long distance, New York to Toronto, for two years before I decided to move to New York. That wasn’t the end though, we tacked another 8 months onto the two years while I was stuck in Canada, waiting for my engagement visa.

It seems only the strongest, most stubborn make it, but things are getting easier with today’s technology. Blackberry Messenger was our saving grace, but now there’s something that seems even better – a new iPhone app called Pair.

The app includes a feature called “thumb kiss” that vibrates when both parties touch the same spot on the screen. Couples can also co-create drawings, maintain a joint to-do list and send a “thinking of you” message that works like a more thoughtful Facebook poke.

Three of the five men who created Pair are currently in long-distance relationships. I bet they won bigtime points with their ladies for this development!

Do you think this app is adorable or nauseating? I’d love to hear your thoughts on long-distance relationships!

[via Mashable]

Wes Anderson from above

February 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

I thoroughly enjoyed this mash up of Wes Anderson scenes, all shot from above in the characters’ first person views. Do you recognize them all?

Also: Did you know there’s a new Wes Anderson movie coming?

Shit Liz Lemon Says

January 27, 2012 § Leave a comment

It’s about time!

Watch: Shit Liz Lemon Says

(If you ever wondered where the name for this blog came from, now you know.)

Thank(sgiving) You Notes

November 24, 2011 § Leave a comment

…Aren’t they polite?

Happy Thanksgiving, Americans! (And Happy belated Thanksgiving, Canada!)

[From Thx Thx Thx &  Jimmy Fallon’s Thank You Notes]

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