friday's fancies: typical me!

hi guys! and happy friday!  i'm excited to have this weekend off and be able to spend it with my entire family in palm springs for our annual holiday party.  i can't wait to escape, even if it is just for a short weekend.  i've been busy busy as work with the holidays nearing and a little peace and quiet is just what the doctor ordered.

you can bet i will be rocking an outfit very similar to this one this weekend.  i must admit, this is totally my go-to winter outfit.  i love cardigans and sweaters and will always add a little personality to any outfit with a fun scarf.  i try to incorporate bright colors during fall and winter as much as possible - nothing really cheers up a dreary winter day better than a bright sweater and some starbucks coffee.


totally me


Let's Talk About Androids

I was talking to a friend last week who told me that within 5 or 10 years the 'happy few' can by an adroid, a robot looking like a human with 'human' skin.

Fortunately I'm not part of the 'happy few'. Did you ever look at the vegetarian section of the meat department in the supermarket? I never understood this, why make fake meat? As a vegetarian you don't want to eat meat, I understand. So you're a vegetarian and you have to go to the meat department in your supermarket to get fake meat, fake meatballs, fake hamburgers. Why?!


I have the same problem with android robots. First I thought I was being old fashioned. But it's not that, I like gadget, I like technology, I like 'new' things. But to have another human in the house who isn't a human, I have a big problem with that. I don't like it, it's creepy.


I wonder if it's going to be possible to customize it. I like surprised, I like unexpected things to happen. I don't like to have a very organized thing in the house. I only want to use it to clean, do the laundry and sometimes cook. And I want it to look like R2D2 or the android logo. I want it to look like a robot.


Would that be possible? But more interesting ... am I the only one who thinks like this?

Santa Claus ... I've been good

Wow! 2 statues I would love to find underneath the Christmas tree.

Bad Apple is a graffiti artwork by french artist GOIN.:


And a Japanese “X-ray McSuper-Sized” Ronald McDonald toy also via


Musical Firearms

The mexican artist Pedro Reyes has created a set of 50 fully functioning musical instruments including a flute, guitar and drum kit fabricated out of a variety of firearms such as revolvers, shot-guns, machine guns ... With 6 musicians he performed 'Imagine'.




pedro reyes: imagine - musical performance from designboom on Vimeo.

Theremin Mini Kit

Can someone tell Santa Claus I have been a good girl?! Want!

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Nudifier

Gizmodo's app of the day, Nudifier. It doesn't matter if the subject is naked or not, Nudifier puts a pixel censor piece over their private parts. Some people think this is hilarious.

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London's Spider-Man

Peter Parkour - London's Spider-Man. This jumping and climbing and falling seems so simple. I'm jealous!

Filmed on location in London, UK for the Blu-ray and DVD release of The Amazing Spider-Man.



Yoko Ono's Fashions For Men 1969-2012

Good timing. Fashion every men wants, designed by Yoko Ono.

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An Animation of Yoko Ono Fashions for Men from Opening Ceremony on Vimeo.

Crib Dribbler

Buy a bench, buy the Crib Dribbler and you're ready for a child. Efficient, sustainable and safe.

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Architects Smashit

Free expression of architects. On the website Architects Smashit, architects can get rid of their frustration by smashing their models. Yes ... even architects get frustrated sometimes.



NO ENGINE.

Don't PANIC and RIDE ON!





Se anche voi appartenete a quel sottogruppo di cittadini che non rinuncia al piacere di una bella pedalata, nonostante il rischio di incappare in simpatici automobilisti aspiranti a diventare piloti della Formula Uno... noncuranti delle inalazioni tossiche, dei profumatissimi tubi di scappamento provenienti dagli autobus in sosta, mentre siete in sella alla vostra bella e cara bicicletta... fermatevi e leggete.

Dal 6 al 9 dicembre a Bologna ci sarà NO ENGINE la fiera dei mezzi senza motore!
Non si tratta di un'altro di quei raduni di hipster delle due ruote (che personalmente ritengo molto affascinanti), né di un festival di contestazione al Motor show- in corso negli stessi giorni. In realtà a leggere dal suo manifesto NO ENGINE sembra molto polite. 

No Engine si pone come evento complementare al Motor Show, ospitando quelle realtà in esso non incluse ma vicine per attitudine e passione. L’intento è quello di affiancarsi alla fiera e presentare al visitatore tutte le possibili alternative all’automobile.
L’obiettivo di No Engine è quello di offrire uno spazio di condivisione, promozione e cultura dedicato a tutte le tipologie di mezzi di trasporto a impatto zero. 
Questo spazio sarà accessibile a tutti, per dimostrare che non è necessario essere un esperto per avvicinarsi e sperimentare modi diversi di spostarsi e giocare. La bicicletta è il mezzo sostenibile più conosciuto. No Engine si propone di abbattere le barriere tra appassionati, fanatici dello scatto fisso, amanti del custom-made e ciclisti della domenica, vuole essere una fiera che si rivolge a tutti, inclusi nuovi potenziali clienti o semplici curiosi. No Engine vuole anche essere un’occasione per rappresentare “tutto ciò che ruota attorno alle due ruote”. Scivolare sull’asfalto con skateboard, pattini in linea e creare i propri trick, sono esperienze entusiasmanti che meritano un confronto con il grande pubblico.


La location dell’evento sarà il vecchio stabilimento ex Samp Utensili di Bologna.
Si tratta di un grandioso complesso industriale in disuso, a meno di 500 metri dalla zona Fiera di Bologna. Una ristrutturazione completa ha riportato la fabbrica alla vita urbana rinominando lo spazio: “Senza Filtro -Centro di Smistamento delle Arti Differenti”.


La riqualificazione di questo stabilimento fa parte del programma di bonifica culturale promosso e curato da Planimetrie Culturali in associazione con l’Amministrazione ed altri enti privati. Diverse attività, selezionate in base al loro profilo creativo e socialmente utile, sono state inserite all'interno di questo grande incubatore urbano ed attraverso la loro integrazione in uno spazio condiviso, il comune intento promozionale riesce a concretizzarsi richiamando un moltiplicato interesse.
L’area industriale farà da suggestiva scenografia all’evento No Engine. Ogni realtà già presente al suo interno affiancherà le attività della fiera attraverso mostre, concerti, workshop, attività ludiche e sportive ed eventi culturali a 360 gradi.

Programma e info le trovate tutte sul blog:http://noengine.wordpress.com/.





***Nenas Matrioska recommended!


Annalisa D'Urbano


Officine Ferri Off




Un open space dove ferro, legno, cemento, padroneggiano tentando di strappare l'attenzione ai veri protagonisti: gli abiti. In un’atmosfera post-industriale vengono messi in mostra capi dalle linee di Alessandra Marchi,Giovanni Cavagna, Malloni, Masnada, Giorgio Brato, Sonia Speciale, Officine Creative. Originalità che segue i dettami della geometria, così si presenta Officine Ferri Off  spazio romano dedicato a nuovi brand e giovani designer, che apre le porte venerdì 30 Novembre.

Dalle fotografie si intravedono declinazioni dal grigio ferro all'antracite, tessuti hi-tech, tagli ispirati all'oriente che si mescolano a sartoria  Made in Italy. Curiosi?

La serata di apertura vede come special guest Tiziano Guardini e i suoi abiti scultura. Tulle ricamato con corteccia di pino, bustini in rafia, canapa e petali di pigne, danno vita ad una capsule collection che fa dell'ecosostenibilità unita alla ricerca artistica la sua cifra stilistica. 
Quattro capi simbolo del guardaroba femminile vengono così rivisti in una chiave nuova, superando l'idea di abito e sconfinando nell'opera d'arte.




Maggiori info



OFFICINE FERRI Off OPENING PARTY

Organic sculptural dresses
Tiziano Guardini

Jazz Manouche live concert
by Miraldo Vidal band

Via Appia Nuova 232, Roma

Friday, November 30th, 21,00/ 00.00







Annalisa D'Urbano

Brrrrrrrraaaaaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiins! Zombie Bash @ Club Zero 6pm Friday


a gift guide for your guy, for under $50!

i always find it hard to buy for guys.  clothes and video games can get boring year after year, and there's only so many concerts or sports games that go on during the holiday season.  i decided to do a little research on a few of my favorite guy sites to see just what was all the talk for this christmas.  out of the hundreds of crazy gadgets and gizmos, here are a few of my favorites that are sure to make a statement in your honey's stocking come christmas morning. 







collapsable shot glass flask is perfect for any man who loves to bring the party with him wherever he goes!  taking shots is much better than sipping out of a flask - an manlier too!  at only $25 it's the perfect stocking stuffer for the life of the party!

got a sports fan on your hands? this deuce brand personalized sports team watch is the perfect game day accessory for any man.  pick from a variety of colleges, professional teams and even players.  ranging from $20 - $35 you'll have no problem finding a perfect fit for your star athlete.

how about something for your working man?  a usb desk refrigerator perhaps?  now he can keep his drinks cool at his desk by plugging in this ultra mini fridge!  and at $40 it will save many trips to vending machine (and wallet). 

does your guy love to cook?  or do you wish he did?  what better way to get him into cooking (or cooking more) than with what the f should i make for dinner? cookbook.  this cookbook is hilarious and is aimed directly at men.  it's filled with lots of curse words and yummy dishes!  only $11.

love sushi? hate chopsticks?  well there's an answer for that! forkchops 3-in-1 utensils will solve all those problems.  at only $6 they are the perfect stocking stuffer & will hopefully lead to more exotic date nights!

need a gift for your manly man? how about 101 whiskies to try before you die!?  there's nothing wrong with having some good quality whiskey around the house.  $14 on amazon.

looking for something unique for your golfer guy? try quick spikes golf spikes.  whether your man is you’re just being dragged onto the green by his client or he's not feeling the style of golf shoes, quick spikes are the perfect gift. at only $15 they make for affordable wearable studs that he can put on any shoes.

and how about for your tech lover?  why not stuff a pivot power mini portable power into his stocking this year?  this little thing packs a powerful punch - it can transform a single socket into four fabulous features.  it's compact, collapsible design delivers two grounded outlets and two USB ports. $25  

for your handy man, how about a hammer beer opener?  that way, when he's done being mr. fix it, he can pop open a cold one without having to look to far for an opener.  nothing makes a man happier than some dirty work and an ice cold beer.  it's a man thing.  $8 on amazon

and for your music lover, the go anywhere MP3 speakers are the perfect gift.  these speakers let you bring music anywhere and what they sacrifice in size, they are sure to make up in sound!  want more impromptu dance parties with your honey?  look no further! $29 


tourist tuesday: wander-lusting

it's been awhile since i've had a tourist tuesday post on my blog.  today i just wanted to highlight three of the spots i've been lusting over lately.  i'm in dire need of a vacation - it's been too long since i've skipped out of town for more than a day or two.  these heavenly destinations make me want to pack my bags, hop on a plane and just get away!




1. cabo san lucas

i could use a little sunshine and cold beers these days and what better way to enjoy both those things than in a pool in cabo!?  i'm hoping that i can escape to the white sandy beaches in january for some much needed post holiday r & r.  my favorite places to visit while im there?  the office, the shrimp factory and el squid roe.




2. san francisco

i always love a quick getaway to the bay and a weekend in the city is a great way to get your mind off things at home.  i love exploring the city and playing tourist to the ultimate extreme.  my favorite places to visit in san fran?  pier 39, mamacita's and ghirardelli square




3.  maui

if it was as easy to get to hawaii as it is to get to work, i would be there every day.  i wish i could hop on a plane and be there in a minute - sipping a mai tai on the beach in ka'anapali, maui. hawaii holds a very near and dear place in my heart and i can't wait until the day i can get back to the island.  my favorite places on maui?  kimos, paia and the road to hana.


where are you lusting to go right now?  what's your favorite vacation getaway?

if you'd like to share your favorite vacation spot with eat.drink.be a tourist readers, i'd love to have you! comment or email me and let me know!


little red one.

Look who stopped by and made my day at work... little red Cardinal. Len sa pozrite kto mi tu to prikvitol pod moje okno a spestril mi deň v práci... malý červený Kardinál. 

A hell of a day

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dear santa!

as i get older, i realize the number of presents under the tree for me from santa get smaller and smaller each year.  socks and undies seem to be santa's go-to stocking stuffers of choice, as well as some nail polish and of course, fruit.  but, it doesn't hurt to put together a wish list, just in case santa sees it and decides i've been an extra good girl this year and spoil me a bit.



1. a Nikon D3100. oh baby, how i would love to see this under my tree.  i might have to save up some of my christmas cash in order to own one of these beauties.

2. this sheer sweater from modcloth.  i love the colors and the sheer quality of this sweater.  i would love to rock it with some sweet skinny jeans or even a pair of leggings and boots. 

3. a Café Modena Espresso Machine from Breville.  ever since i've been whipping up fancy drinks at work, i want to do it at home, too.  this espresso machine would be perfect to kick start my at home espresso bar.

4. this J.Crew handbag.  isn't it a beaut?  don't think i really need to explain why this baby would look great under my tree (and on my arm!)

5. Phillip Lim genuine leather handbag.  and my obsession for bags continue.  this one is classic and sophisticated and is the perfect addition to my ever growing collection.  ahhh, a girl can dream.

6. KitchenAid 4.5 Qt Ultra Power Stand Mixer.  every year at this time i realize i need a mixer, and never seem to follow through with that thought.  maybe this year will be different.  right, santa?

7. these Madewell flat heels are pretty fabulous, if you ask me.  and they'd look even more fabulous on my cold little feetsies this winter.

8. this J.Crew yellow gold ring is dainty and girly and just perfect for a finger of mine! i've never been a huge fan of rings, but maybe with this one in my collection, i will become a ring wearer.

9. add this Juicy Couture ring to my collection too!  i love the single spike, adds a little edge to the ring. and did you notice the bling on the side? amazing.

10. this Fuchsia Triad Strand from bauble bar is the perfect little necklace to add some spice to any outfit, and is the perfect stocking stuffer too!  i would be pretty excited if this little jewel ended up in my stocking on christmas morning. 

what's on your christmas wish list this year? does santa still stop by your house?

Da' Elf!

A new Holiday doodle for your Seasonal pleasure.
-M



Finally up for AUCTION on ebay, a (very) rare chance to get some original artwork from the Beaumont stables, lol - it's a charity piece for the Willow Foundation, Stars on Canvas - a really great cause!!! http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Calli-Beaumont-Original-Art-Stars-Canvas-/181021468130

Cigarette vaccine

Can a vaccine help smokers quit? - an illustration to the article answering this question. (ESS newspaper) www.radekart.com

happy Thanksgiving.


Jean Genet 'Un Chant d'Amour' (Love Song)

Surreal short film by Jean Genet, 1950.



Happy Birthday Terry Gilliam

Just in time. What's more important ... Thanksgiving or the birthday of Terry Gilliam. For me Terry Gilliam, but I'm not an American.




Terry Gilliam - Storytime (1968) from O.C. on Vimeo.

Donald In Mathmagic Land

Learn math from Donald Duck. A Disney cartoon from 1959.



The Girl Studies

Becoming a Woman - Striking Side-By-Side Portraits of Teens and Transgender Women.

As part of a multi-year project called “The Girl Studies,” Charlie White had photographed teen girls between the ages of 12 and 14 side-by-side with male to female transgender adults.

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Art In The Digital Age

A very interesting subject on Crane.tv. This is part two about 'ownership' of art in this digital age.

Artists are using the internet as a creative platform at every stage of the creative process from inspiration right through to promotion. Galleries are moving online, platforms are popping up where you can buy digital art and with the rise of online pin boards and visual blogs, anyone can now curate their own individual online galleries. We speak to six experts including New York- based digital artists Reed+Rader, Lousie Shannon - Acting Head of Contemporary at the V&A, James Davis - Program Manager at Google Art Project, Shane Walter - Founder of onedotzero and digital designers Keiichi Matsuda and Nazareno Crea to uncover how digital is shaking up the art world. In Part Two we debate the pros and cons of patenting digital art in an age of open source and sharing, explore the idea of 'ownership' and look at what the future holds for digital art.



Male Models

If you follow this blog you will know I'm not really into regular fashion and super models. But have I found a nice Tumblr blog Male Model World. Very refreshing if you compare it to the standard super models and half naked male models photography. Nice photography, cute male models. What do you want more.

This blogger from the Netherlands, a 14y old girl named Micky Puck van Dartel, has also a fashion blog with the inviting name Fashion F*cker. Also worth checking.