Linky Links 8.27.11

  • If you want to know why I haven't been blogging like I should, read this article. Believe me, blogging isn't easy and the process can be a bit wearing. I'm working on a process that will help me become a more efficient blogger.
  • DO NOT CLICK THIS LINK. I REPEAT: DO NOT CLICK IT. If you do click it and read, don't say I didn't warn you. (not porn)

Linky Links 3.7.11

  • The Japanese may be seen by the majority as weird, but they are also brilliant. Check out these creative and real packaging designs collected by Tokyo A.C.O. art director James Bowskill.
  • I love zines! I love how they are created and made. I love the cheap budgets. I love their integration of pop culture and readability to the masses. Check out this great zine design all the way from Melbourne Australia. (And it's only $9 to ship to the U.S.)
  • Read this haunting and terrifying article on people who were abandoned on Mt. Everest. "Media term it 'summit fever', the apparent callousness that drives mountaineers to disregard ethics on their Everest ascents, sometimes literally climbing over dead bodies to reach their goals."
  • So. Damn. Classy. DO WANT.
  • I recently went to a Minnesota Rollergirls bout. (Videos up soon!) Can I just say it was the most amazing thing I have seen this year. Made me want to join! But before you do that, you have to pick a bad ass roller girl name. Check if yours is taken already!
P.S. I addicted to the Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego application on facebook.

Linky Links 2.5.2011

  • WTF is happening in Egypt? A simple and understandable explanation can be found here.
  • Ever wanted to purchase an innocent, uneducated Indian girl off the black market? Now you can! Well, not really. An organization called Nanhi Kali created the website The Girl Store, which allows people to purchase uniforms, school supplies, and shoes to provide an education for Indian girls. The marketing scheme of the website is shocking, but effective.
  • Blogger Brenna of Suburban Snapshots compares living with a toddler with being at a frat party.
  • Beautiful minimal posters curated by edit. Artists were asked to represent a musical genre using one shape and one type.
  • A list of 12 regional foods compiled by Women's Day. First time I've ever even heard of a top-sliced hot dog bun!
  • Designers: Check out 7-Up's new branding. Thoughts?

(Mille from Freaks and Geeks by Katie Rice of Funny Cute Blog)

Linky Links 1.13.11

  • Hey baby, what's your sign? Did your sign change because of the new study by astrologers? I'm jealous of people who got the sign: Ophiuchus. If only for the unpronounceable name.
  • This absolutely shocked me: a comparison between a Barbie doll circa 1990 and a Barbie from the 2000's. Why it is haunting my dreams? The fact that Mattel used an unnecessary product redesign to further the over-sexualization and pressure of body ideals in a child's toy. Plus the fact that Barbie used to wear adult diapers.

  • In almost every picture #7 tells the story of a Dutch woman whose life is seen from the point of view of a fairground shooting gallery.
    "The chronological series begins in 1936, when a 16-year-old girl from Tilburg in Holland picks up a gun and shoots at the target in a shooting gallery. Every time she hits the target, it triggers the shutter of a camera and a portrait of the girl in firing pose is taken and given as a prize."

  • Writer Ryan O'Connell tells us How To Be a 20-Something.

  • James Laver's Law of Fashion makes me wonder if anything I ever have worn has been described as "hideous". Shudder.

  • Need an in-depth explanation of the new Starbuck's rebrand? Read on you javahead.

  • One thing that I love is street fashion. I've been creepin' on Street Peeper and I'm dedicating a good chunk of 2011 to find this woman and raid her closet.