27°C



^ amazing photographs of the Newcastle ocean baths, by Wide Horizons.

So folks, it's a week off being spring and it's 27° today (and it keeps going up). If it weren't a Sunday I'd definitely be at the beach by now, but I think every single person in Newcastle has had that idea today. If the weather is similar tomorrow I'm going to go for a swim in the ocean baths. This is the way I'd like Summer to be, just comfortably warm. I'd like to go for warm night time swims at the baths and not wake up at 9 o'clock in the morning with it too hot to sleep. But, I guess you take what you can get with weather.

Internet bits!:
  • Boey draws on styrofoam cups, and they sell for hundreds;






  • Future Me; Send an email to yourself in the future. I'm keen to do this, but I haven't decided what to say yet.

  • Questionable intuitive Google Search results;


  • Sneaky Food Cakes Flickr pool is pretty amazing, but why do people want food that looks like other food? I think it confuses the brain!

    ^ Disturbing.


    ^ Wow, why?

  • 100 Things Your Kids May Never Know About.

  • These early Sydney mug shots via A Time To Get are quite beautiful;




  • Sincerely John Huges; this blog post by We'll Know When We Get There about her two-year pen-pal correspondence with John Hughes is quite amazing.

  • A clever cartoon by Ward Sutton;


  • Power to the Poster; Tear off a tab and make it happen - I think these posters by Micah Max are a really clever idea. I like anonymous art;



  • Car shaped planters in Milan;


  • Crisps; Luxirare amazes me - the latest post features a step by step photographic documentation of making home-made potato chips.

  • Some friends of mine showed me this game called Geocaching a few months back;

    Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment.

    But as I don't have any kind of GPS device, it makes it a little difficult (I have found two caches in Hamilton already though). C showed me a similar website that doesn't require a GPS, but one that doesn't seem to have taken off in Australia yet, called Drop Spots. I am definitely in on this.

  • SASE - Self Addressed Stamped Emails; This little project is very sweet - you email them with the 'exhibition' you'd like to be sent and in a couple of days they email you a kind of traveling exhibition of photographs. I chose the 'Unusual Animal Friends (aka Interspecies Friendship) exhibition and the photos within it were lovely.

  • I might have posted this before, I can't remember, but I thought it was really interesting idea - Last Suppers by James Reynolds, a series of photographs documenting former Death Row prisoners' requests for their last meal before execution.




  • Cassette tape iPod cases, nice;


  • How to make moss graffiti

  • Amazing papercuts by Made by Julene;


  • Polaroid notes from Fred Flare, very cute;


  • Aaaaaamazing;


  • Guys backflip into jeans;


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  • Cute, and a little creepy;





Ooooookay, now C and I are going to buy icy poles! Btw, I thought Inglourious Basterds was a bit inglourious. We didn't know it was by Tarantino when we walked in and when we saw his name come up on the screen 5 seconds into the movie we both looked at each other and were like "Uho". C wanted to leave early on, but we sat it out. I mean, I didn't hate it entirely, and Brad Pitt rarely disappoints, but it wasn't great.