Mixed Bag : Tuesday : Newsy Snacks For Busy People
Nothing…. Just Seal and Heidi and Delta. (Image source : left : Getty Images via News.com.au)
uVent : Do you have a peeve? Is there a company that’s ticking you off? Join 11 000 (at last count) other ticked off types on uVent, a brand new website set up to publicise and resolve issues between consumers and the companies they deal with. uVent notifies (subscribed) companies who have complaints lodged against them, and will remove aforesaid peeves from their listings once they are resolved. Hm. It will be super interesting to see how efficiently uVent deals with the vents lodged on their site. And I’m not really sure how the authenticity of complaints is verified. I can see lots of potential problems with this service. Probs I am totally wrong. Here’s hoping that it’s really well administrated. Read the full story at News.
VB : Not all hipster beer is ironic, and VB has tinny hops and possibly stands for Very Bogan. Hah! Read this piece on ‘cool’ (?!) beers at The Appetizer. VB is not cool is it?! It has not become the ironic choice of the beardy pedal pushers, has it?! omg
here they are again : just needed one more look…
Steve Jobs & Philippe Starck : Apparently Monsieur Starck was working on a BIG project with Mr Jobs before he died, and it’s all to be unveiled in eight months time. It might be a yacht! Or it might be a gaming console! Or it might be a peacock! (I made the last one up…) Apple speculators are very excited about this collaboration. I am too. I think that we will probably be able to buy some nice curvy, vibrating thing with buttons and flashing lights. I think it will be the best curvy, flashy, buttony type thing we have ever seen. Um. That’s got me thinking. I think I am blushing. Sorry. Go to News for the rest of the story.
LA’s Leo Politi Elementary School : What happens when a school rips up 5000 sq m of concrete and replaces it with a native garden? Science results for the students who play, study and fossick in the garden increase from 9% proficiency to 53% proficiency over a short few years. Not only that, but the kids who hang out in the garden show a passionate enthusiasm for the plants and the creatures who live within it. Read more at The LA Times.
The new HBO drama Girls is being described as a younger, poorer, more indie version of Sex and The City. I want to see it RIGHT NOW!
Really cute old school Aerogrammes via The Hungry Workshop (and Lucy/The Design Files)
The couple who live in his and hers (pink and blue?!) homes, right beside each other. Um.
Dos Family makes Rice Bubble Hearts! Have a party!
No questions asked if you happen to return Tom Petty’s seven stolen guitars.
This quiche is making me hungry. Are you into quiche?
Rudy Huxtable grew up. And she has cast off her sweater, too.
John Cleese on creativity at Swiss Miss.
Adorable cutlery (above) : find out more at Oh Joy!
Beetroot, cheese and rocket sandwich : Lunch?
A Secret Track Of The Day for you (below) : have a listen. Do you like it?!