Monday, January 26, 2009
Its statements like the one above that inspire a hatred of the skeezy marketeting rep. However, this article about what Gen Y eats and why is interesting.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I love the Morton Salt Girl. You can see her evolution over the ages in Neatorama's review of ten logos. Not so appealing as she ages - Betty Crocker... Others include Aunt Jemima, Quaker Oats and the Gerber baby.
I want to tell you hi. Do you work with Santa Claus? Can I meet you in your house? Can I say bye to you after I meet you? And then can I meet you again? And then again after that?
Sergio Magana, age 5
From the book "Thanks and Have Fun Running the Country."
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Why I'm HAPPY and relieved that Obama is arriving is told in this short and powerful story by a conductor in Chicago who had an interesting experience with Obama as a senator here.
And lest I get too sentimental, the 44th president is coming!
Fifty People, One Question: London from Crush + Lovely on Vimeo This is a touching video - full of humor and truth and a lot of raw hope. What would my answer be? Honestly, I feel like the first guy on there - embarrassed by very first thought. But its the truth, so I'd say, "In Tom's arms."
Monday, January 19, 2009
I really like these do it yourself boutonnieres. So often I find that the options out there are too gender focused - really girly and just an offshoot of the bridal bouquet or on the other end of the spectrum and simply plain, like sprigs of herbs or evergreen boughs. This seems to be a nice in between option, incorporating colors and flowers so as to match the overall wedding theme but without being overpoweringly floral.
I have printed the instructions courtesy of (who else!) Martha Stewart but who knows if it'll actually happen because it is just another thing for that growing list of things to do.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Because there was a naked lady on the other side!
This couple brought a chicken suit and cowboy hat to their engagement photo session. These have got to be the best engagement photos I have ever seen. Most of the time, its the same sort of shots of good looking couples oggling each other in love. There are some fun images out there, quirky, arty. But this?! I've never seen anything like this before.
This is a great viral from Nike. Nike is always a step ahead when it comes to marketing - doing some of the most intelligent, forward thinking marketing to women campaigns over the years. They consistently push the boundaries and here is another perfect example. This ad is funny, bizarre and yet, informative, so that viewers watch an entire 2.5 minute clip with repeated product branding. Broken Ankles! I get it! And to have such a huge name like Kobe is impressive. Having him do such a deadpan and hilarious insurance broker role is even better.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
This couple had the most beautiful wedding - very close to what Tom and I envisioned... but theirs seems more ethereal and intimate while I have a feeling ours is going to be more a kick ass party. The photograph is courtesy of http://braedonsblog.com/ His scarf, her flowing dress, its quite pretty. But the story is even better - they walked down a forest path as their aisle to the beach in Santa Barbara where they were wed and then they and all their guests camped at nearby cabins.
Another beautiful element was the song they walked down the aisle to. I am really starting to enjoy bluegrass and wish we could find one for our wedding but so far, nothing. In the meantime, here's a beautiful bluegrass tune - "Down to the River to Pray."
at least, its not saying much if we're referring to the soon to be former president Bush. Slate has compiled a list of the top 25 verbal gaffes he has made in his eight year reign. They had an abundance to choose from so this list is especially cringe-worthy.