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friday favourites 10.02.12

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i've been rethinking how i want to do friday favourites recently for a few reasons. partially, it's because i continue to be blog-logged with all sorts of things and, although i've made some progress with writing up posts that had been on my to-do list for a while, there are always things that arrive in the queue, meaning that i don't end up that much further ahead at the end of the week.

plus i've wanted to "sharpen things up", make the favourites list a quick read and reserve longer commentary for individual blog posts [which won't help with my backlog, but anyway]. i do still like the idea of doing a weekly favourites list, just in a slightly different way.

good news :: stuff i can't make up from around the internet

north korea's free market experiment : selling meth to china. [link courtesy of me-fi]

in other north korea news, does anyone know if kim jong-un is dead? tweeters [as opposed to tweakers] in china seem to think so

apparently, when i wasn't looking, rick santorum launched his c.u.m. i'm beginning to think that he reads my blog and secretly does shit like this because he's in love with me and wants to see me smile.  or fall on the floor laughing.

old and tired : iran getting a nuclear weapon. new hotness : iran getting an army of female ninjas.

republicans want to restrict your access to contraception and abortion so that they can run over your future children with large trucks.

goings on :: stuff you can [and should] participate in

if you're in toronto... check out the film "moon point" at the young & dundas amc theatre. it's the first release by indiecan, a new company started by producer avi federgreen distributing independent canadian films made on a budget of $1.25 million or less. [jeez, i would have killed people to have had $1.25m to make conversion. no joke- call me if you have a million bucks and need someone dead. we can talk. i have other script ideas.]

if you're in montreal... the talented marina malvada will be exhibiting her artwork, starting with a vernissage tonight. bonus: the space is right next to the cote-des-neiges metro station, which means that you need not fear the cold, snow, or anything else that usually keeps you in the house during the winter. even bigger bonus: along with her fantastic art, marina will be bringing along one of her unbelievable chocolate skulls for the event. my advice: get there early. dom and i can eat a lot of chocolate.

if you're in canada... sign the petition to stop the canadian equivalent of s.o.p.a. before stephen harper locks us all in one of the jails he's building with our tax money. 

if you're pretty much anywhere... sign the petition to protest a.c.t.a., which is the international inbred cousin of s.o.p.a. the site also has a convenient map of protest locations worldwide. feel free to join in if you have one nearby.

musical notes

a friend of mine who knows more about music than i do turned me onto heroin in tahiti this week. described as "droneabilly" and "death surf roma", it's one of the more original things i've heard in a while.


follow-up & shameless self-promotion

no surprise that this week's most popular post was the review of mac's new "shop mac/ cook mac" collection. for those who were curious about the other two eye shadow quads included- some of the best mac's done in years- here's a look at the two of them in action. [you can see the third in my original review]

shop & drop
shop & drop












call me bubbles
call me bubbles






















and i just wanted to let everyone know that after a couple of weeks of update slacktacularity, i have once again started publishing installments of "a definable moment in time". of course, since the whole thing remains there, you can always read through it at your leisure.

and of course, it wouldn't be friday favourites without kitteh. although arthur normally is more a hearty "man's man" when it comes to company, he did take some time to hang with his little sister this week, who's been feeling a bit put upon by her rambunctious little brothers.

arthur & julia

cheers to all and have a great weekend!

coming soon on more like space: nars spring 2012 collection, reviews of two oscar and golden globe nominated films from 2011, a look at brunch spot ben & florentine, a face for valentine's and more...

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making faces :: fall for all, part 2 [a seasonal colour analysis experiment]

well, installment one was the easy part: coming up with autumn looks for the autumn seasons. now we move into seasonal colour types that aren't as well-aligned with the typical autumn palette. first up, we deal with the winter seasons: dark, true and bright.

in colour analysis, each "parent" season- spring, summer, autumn, winter- overlap with each other season in one colour dimension- hue [warm/ cool], value [light/ dark] and chroma [saturated/ muted]. autumn is warm, dark and muted [relatively speaking], whereas winter is cool, dark and saturated. so you can see that the points of crossover in palettes, the places where you can emphasize autumn's attributes, is in the darker shades.

it's unsurprising that as fall transitions into winter, you get the darkest shades of all. we've seen the warmer equivalent in the dark autumn look from last time, so from there, as with all neutral seasons, we move from the warmer to the cooler cognate...


it continues... [part one]

so we're back at it with the democratic debates. last night saw cnn take their first crack at presenting ten candidates on one stage after msnbc led the charge last month. a lot of people were critical of the first debate because it seemed there were moments when moderators got such tunnel vision about keeping things moving that they stopped thinking about what was happening on stage. [the prime example being kamala harris having to insist that she be allowed to speak on the issue of racism, being the only person of colour on stage.] the other problem that many identified was that the time given to candidates wasn't even close to equal. i feel like cnn wasn't a lot better with the former, although they avoided any serious gaffes, and that they did an excellent job of fixing the latter. [that said, some of the outlying candidates might be wishing they hadn't had as much time as they did.] as with last time, i'll start off with a few general observations.

how importa…

white trash

yes, my lovelies, i have returned from the dead, at least for the time it takes me to write this post. this is not just another piece of observational drivel about how i haven't been taking care of the blog lately, although i clearly haven't. on that front, though, the principal cause of my absence has actually been due to me trying to get another, somewhat related project, off the ground. unfortunately, that project has met with some frustrating delays which means that anyone who follows this blog [perhaps there are still a few of you who haven't entirely given up] would understandably be left with the impression that i'd simply forsaken more like space to marvel at the complexity of my own belly button lint. [it's possible you had that impression even before i disappeared.]

ok, enough with that. i have a subject i wanted to discuss with you, in the sense that i will want and encourage you to respond with questions, concerns and criticism in the comments or by em…