Its cold and rainy....ugghhhhh U_U This makes me unhappy! I am sitting in bed planning some Christmas card designs to make with my GOCCO!!! Excitement.
Monday, 9 November 2009
So today marks 20 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. I was three when this happened and the very first thing I ever learnt about this historic event was while watching an episode of Alvin and The Chipmunks in the 80s -how educational! Anyway, I just found a clip of them singing their Wall song(and thus making the wall fall down, probably due to their high pitched voices).
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
(not my photo, but HOW COOL)
On our recent travels we visited New York for four days, overall I found it less exciting than I thought it would be. However I absolutely fell in love with Brooklyn. Its a lot more friendly and quirky than Manhattan. Anyway, while we were there, wandering the streets of Park Slope we passed a shop called "The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company". At first, we thought it was a joke, and we were wondering what it really was. But the more we peered into the darkened windows, the more we wondered if thats what it really was! Anyway, when we realised it was open we went in and it was AMAZING!
Basically, the BSSC is actually a non profit organisation that supports creative writing for kids. The store is actually a base for their workshops and inspires the kids imaginations by creating a exciting environment for them to work in. If I was a kid I would be sooo happy in there! It is designed so that the workshop is in a special superhero "vault" type thing and the walls are all filled with superhero products such as "Gravity" "Immortality" "Intelligence" and all manner of capes, gloves, tights and secret identities to buy. I wish I'd taken more photos but it was too amazing to take in! Never have I seen such attention to detail and also for a worthy cause. I have also just learned that it was founded by the amazing Dave Eggers (Mc Sweeneys, Where the Wild things are and A Heartbreaking work of staggering genius) - congratulations to you, you were already awesome and now you are triple times that.
Anyway. Here are some other photos from Brooklyn, both taken at the Prospect Park Farmers Market where we consumed lots of delicious food.
Tuesday, 3 November 2009
Look how it turned out! With lots of help from Patrick (thank you) we managed to finish it in 3 days. There is one other wall but it is awaiting the final touches. In other news I am going to Bahrain on thursday, I don't know what time my flight is, where I'll be staying and apparently I am going to be waiting at some wedding of an insanely rich person.