Monthly Archives: September 2011

Overheard something…?

Have you ever wished you were a fly? OK to have some context, I generally wouldn’t want to be fly, especially near fly spray… but sometimes it could be handy, particularly in a room when you want to overhear a conversation. Wish no more!

The elevator at publishing company Conde Nast, i.e. the Vogue offices (made famous by The Devil Wears Prada) has its own Twitter feed. Say what? I don’t know either… possibly entirely made up, but nevertheless quite funny.

Check out example tweets:

  1. [Girl holding brownie abashedly in elevator] Male coworker: I’m not judging you.
  2. [Guy walks into elevator wearing “Legalize Gay” t-shirt] Teen Voguer: That shirt is so two months ago.
  3. Woman #1 to Woman #2, holding an omelet: “What’s the occasion?” Woman #2: “…huh?” Woman #1: “I would need an occasion to eat that.”
  4. Girl #1: It’s been really quiet in here lately. Girl #2: [In a hushed response] No one wants to be quoted…

Did you catch The September Issue on the ABC? I’ve seen it before, but it’s something I can easily watch again. I find it a fascinating insight. Speaking of which, the Devil Wears Prada has some memorable quotes:

  • Miranda Priestly: Is it impossible to find a lovely, slender, female paratrooper? Am I reaching for the stars here? Not really. Also, I need to see all the things that Nigel has pulled for Gwyneth’s second cover try. I wonder if she’s lost any of that weight yet.
  • Emily: You don’t deserve them, I mean you eat carbs, for Chrissake!
  • Andy Sachs: Oh, thanks. You look so thin. Emily: Really? It’s for Paris, I’m on this new diet. Well, I don’t eat anything and when I feel like I’m about to faint I eat a cube of cheese. I’m just one stomach flu away from my goal weight.
  • Emily: [to Andy] You sold your soul to the devil when you put on your first pair of Jimmy Choo’s, I saw it.
  • Miranda Priestly: Bore someone else with your questions.
  • Miranda Priestly: Find me that piece of paper I had in my hand yesterday morning.

Have you had a boss from hell?

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Yarnbombing? Say what?

Yarn bombing, yarnbombing, yarnstorming, guerrilla knitting, or graffiti knitting is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted cloth rather than paint or chalk.

I came across this… phenomenon/coalition/graffiti artists/weekend knitting group strolling in town the other day.

It took a while to figure out what was going on. Apparently,¬†Yarnbombing is thought to have originated in Texas, US where knitters trying to find a creative way to use their leftover and unfinished knitting projects. I get that. Now knitters are now beginning to cover ‘tag’ streets/places all around the world!

Check out some tagging from around the place here, here and here

I particularly liked how the following busts were tagged! I wonder how the models feel about their bust being tagged…

Former Prime Minister - John Howard

Former Prime Minister - Kevin Rudd

Are you a knitter? Will you be yarnbombing anytime soon?

images: Man of the house; Margaret Burin