I love year-end wrap-ups. If you have an iphone and don’t know what apps to buy next (you poor Bourgeois bastard), here are some of Gizmodo’s faves.
You’re not going to wear that bikini this summer. Sorry, hon. But for the three weeks that you try eating more salads or counting calories, this wikipedia-of-food will help you obsess. Related: Using the Alphabet to Stop Eating So Much and its friend, The Thoughtful Sandwich Munch. Also, Why You Should Stop Dieting You Look Great Now Shut Up About Your Salad
This “thermal” map demonstrates the world in terms of length of journey to the nearest major city. The really really rural (>2 days by ground transportation to the nearest city) places are mostly in the Amazon Basin and the ar(anar)ctic regions. And Greenland, but who lives there?
Peter Jackson has issued an open call for extras in “The Hobbit,” but will only be viewing audition tapes sent in via snail mail. Where does he think he’s living, Eriador? Pah. But if you missed round one of the Tolkien cinema madness magic, here’s your chance.
Apartment Therapy has some great ideas for incorporating blue into your life and home. They mention that blue isn’t actually used too often. I don’t know who they have been talking to, but they’ve obviously never seen my dorm room, which is reminiscent of Picasso at times in both furniture structure and color. The site recommends judicious use of brown leather with blue, as well as crisp whites and pale yellows.
Continuing with the decoration theme, might I mention the recent interior theme of biology chic? This is where one incorporates biology lab (and classroom) inspired and/or “liberated” items into the decorating scheme. Usually with a 19th century biology bend to them, because who thinks HazMat suits are sexy (well, me, but that’s a whole other issue and my therapist and I are working on it). Perhaps one might call Biology Chic, along with School House and Library Chic, a facet of the larger Steampunk movement, in which the 18th and 19th century scientific achievements and aesthetic are prized. Some posters that this author loves: Creepy and Less Creepy. So if anyone has some old bio textbooks rustling around in their attic, feel free to donate them to..er…me.
Enjoy your New Year’s Eve festivities! We’re supposed to get a massive storm up this way, so mine might be a bit lame. Have fun for me, alright?