Monday, July 15, 2013

Nautical Musings

DREAM WITH your eyes open.

Friday, July 12, 2013

"Be More Dog"

THIS IS one of the greatest adverts I've have seen. Created by a UK-based mobile company, O2, it encourages us all to embrace our inner dog.

MAYBE WE should all be a bit more dog (and this is coming from a cat-lover).

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Depressingly Strange

I RECENTLY stumbled across the strangest, saddest illustrator - Strange Paul. Head over to his site and have a weep, hold yourself and call your friends and family to tell them you love them. Here are some of the illustrations that pull at my heart strings…

BEAUTIFULLY SAD, wouldn't you agree?

Monday, July 8, 2013

Oh You Trendy Dinos, You!

WHAT WAS initially thought to be a hack of dinosaur proportions (see what I did, see what I did) turned out to be authorized by Vogue UK but it was still pretty bad ass. I present Les Hackes Dinosauraus… 

FABULOUS DINOS wearing fabulous hats parade across the screen. Want to see more, more, more? Visit Vogue UK and enter this code: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A. The more you hit A,  the more dinos that parade! Totally fab, right?

Via The Gloss.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Penguin Fails

I'M QUITE a penguin lover. They're pretty amazing - they're always wearing tuxedos, they can surf and they mate for life. All pretty cool things. But this video of penguin fails is 50% best thing you will ever see, and 50% saddest thing you will ever see. Very conflicting, very enticing.

NO PENGUINS were harmed in the making of this video... Well at least I don't think so.

Screw You, Writer's Block

IF YOU'VE ever sat in front of a computer, cursor blinking away as you rack your brain for something, anything, to write - you've experienced writer's block. Lucky you.

SO TAKE some inspiration from the following writers who have looked WB in the eye and laughed. And went on to write these quotes to save other writers from the dreaded WB. Take courage, dear writers. You are not alone in your struggle.Well, at least there's you and me.

“Suggestions? Put it aside for a few days, or longer, do other things, try not to think about it. Then sit down and read it (printouts are best I find, but that’s just me) as if you’ve never seen it before. Start at the beginning. Scribble on the manuscript as you go if you see anything you want to change. And often, when you get to the end you’ll be both enthusiastic about it and know what the next few words are. And you do it all one word at a time.” – Neil Gaiman

 “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” — Mark Twain

“The best way is always to stop when you are going good and when you know what will happen next. If you do that every day … you will never be stuck. Always stop while you are going good and don’t think about it or worry about it until you start to write the next day. That way your subconscious will work on it all the time. But if you think about it consciously or worry about it you will kill it and your brain will be tired before you start.” — Ernest Hemingway

“Over the years, I’ve found one rule. It is the only one I give on those occasions when I talk about writing. A simple rule. If you tell yourself you are going to be at your desk tomorrow, you are by that declaration asking your unconscious to prepare the material. You are, in effect, contracting to pick up such valuables at a given time. Count on me, you are saying to a few forces below: I will be there to write.” — Norman Mailer in The Spooky Art: Some Thoughts on Writing

READ MORE quotes here.