Saturday, November 27, 2010

art lesson for today

Examine the work of Shigeo Fukuda. The man was quietly amazing.

fun with GIFs!

Check out Nico Nico Douga. These are some of my faves:

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

why am I so obsessed with earlobe adornment?

I may have gone mad. I really can't explain this sudden fixation on earrings.

Enough is enough. I only have two ears, how many earrings do I really need?

Aisle v. Window

This is intriguing:

Hunch Blog: Aisle vs. Window, the Great Debate

What does it say about me that I don't care where I sit on an airplane, as long as it's near the wings for greater stability? I do seem to be a blend of both types mentioned in the article, with a slight preponderance of Window Sitter traits. Hm.

dream outfit for the day



when fashion and comedy collide

I've been getting interesting fashion-promotion emails lately, hence my fashion kick. Apparently, Juicy Couture (very low on my personal list of Good Fashion) is now selling very charming charms. Trouble is, I don't do charm bracelets (hello eighth grade!), but these would make terrific earrings.

Darn Juicy Couture, creating neat things for the wrong parts of my body.

Anyway, there's this:

Which reminds me of this fabulous Kids in the Hall sketch (see 2:29):

And in case you give a crap about charms which also ought to be earrings, here are several more for your edification:

O, the cuteness!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Kick kick hooray


And to wear with them:

And over that, this:

And in my hair:

And that, folks, is how you dress like a deranged lady with an MFA.

Friday, November 5, 2010

video games for health

I'm so sad that little media + tech + health (outside of Bayer's Didget) seems to be moving out of research and into the market. But hey! Since we're here, let's watch a kid review the Didget games:

I don't know about you, but I find this pretty dang inspiring. Is there any reason we're not doing more of this for adults, in addition to exergaming (exercise gaming)? Sure, there's the Wii Fit array of games, but most folks I know are letting their Wii Fit games/devices collect dust, mainly because the workouts just don't seem worth it:

It's really in the best interest of insurance companies to unite healthcare with entertainment providers, because the more fun people are having with maintaining their health, the less sick they get, and the more money the insurance companies make. Perhaps, as an example, you could tie games to pedometers, and even get discounts on your insurance rates the more you walk.

Or am I a crazy person?