I gulp and stutter.
Speech impedes breathing as I
try to tell you tha-
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
I was planning to have a clothes swap party (except I think all my friends are smaller than me and some are exceptionally little) and now it appears that Oxfam is launching the concept (they're calling it "Exchange for Change") in September so I guess I'll hold off until then.
PS it's World Refugee Day tomorrow - here's some emails on the topic I received and
Next up is the KeepCup, a Melbourne invention that I discovered via Apartment Therapy. It's a reusable, unbreakable coffee cup that comes in standard takeaway coffee sizes and doesn't compromise the quality of the coffee, or so they claim. (Organic, fairtrade coffee, of course.) I'm getting the baby above and friends are getting other colours for birthday pressies.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
I've just finished reading The Life You Can Save by Peter Singer. I'm unsure why his noggin is on the front of the book (it is not his life you are supposed to be saving). Anyway, in this book Singer presents arguments as to why it is morally wrong for those of us in wealthy countries to NOT give some of our wealth to save the lives of those living in extreme poverty.
Singer makes things very easy for us by publishing a matrix of the minimum we should be giving, based on level of income and purchasing power of your currency. Here is part of the matrix for Australia:
|Less than 154 000 AUD||At least 1% of your income, getting closer to 5% as your income approaches 154 000 AUD|
|154 001 AUD – 218 000 AUD||5%|
|218 001 AUD – 563 000 AUD||5% of the first 218 000 AUD and 10% of the remainder|
|563 001 AUD – 883 000 AUD||5% of the first 218 000 AUD, 10% of the next 345 000 AUD and 15% of the remainder|
Now, I know I should donate my money to pay for cataract surgery for 5 impoverished people...
...instead of buying these
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
I won a giveaway from My Life, My Loves. Sharnel, who writes the blog, is a fan of grosgrain ribbon (me too - well, who isn't?), Dirty Dancing and Jenny Morris. Also, it would seem, she runs a cupcake company in Brisbane called The Cupcake Company. Their blog is pure cupcake porn. (Not in an R-rated way! In a pink frosting, silver cachou and cake tier way.) Check it out! And if you're in Brisbane, order some cupcakes and tell me what they taste like!
(Image via The Cupcake Company)
Balloons and drawings.
Inspiration walls, Eames chairs
and cherry blossoms.
Images: The Art of Jordan, Distillate, Sycamore Street Press, Two Brunettes, marcjohns.com via kelly + olive, Oh, Hello Friend, Usta Giremez, The Selby, SFGirlbyBay via Shiny Squirrel
(As if to prove my point, as I was writing this haiku, you are my fave posted this about letterpress, bicycles and polaroids.)