Hey Mr. Construction Worker strutting your beer gut and sweat stained t shirt. And hello to your friends too. Wish I could say it was nice to see you all again. Maybe you could spend a little less time staring at my cleavage and finish this building? I’ve been walking through this detour for six months. It takes me like three extra minutes to get to the subway, which isn’t as...
He who knows he has enough is rich.– Lao Tzu
phenthouse: oh yeah...some japanese dude is now following me
upsider: haha, what!?
phenthouse: yeah on tumblr
phenthouse: haha whatd u think i meant
upsider: i thought you had like a tail or something
upsider: i thought some weird ninja was stalking you
phenthouse: that would be aweswome
upsider: yea, it would be
I’ve been an awful tumblrer this week (because work is kicking my ass) and yes, I haven’t even put in my review of the magical miracle fruit party last night…. BUT! I have to share this video because it’s hysterical and pretty amazing. Plus, it includes the very lovely Naama. http://www.phearcreative.com/damien/episode11.mov Believe me, watch the whole thing.
Countdown to Flavor Tripping!
Only a little more than an hour until my taste buds trip for the very first time. Slightly nervous. Very excited.
Zoomii.com: The Future of Online Shopping? →
This site is pretty amazing.
Nobody understands where the actual value is — and they don’t care anymore.– Tom Wolfe The Bonfire of the Vanities, the Sequel - Mergers, Acquisitions, Venture Capital, Hedge Funds — DealBook - New York Times
Cool Product Page for Dutch Department Store →
lfarm: Wait about 5 seconds and check out what these products do… Very cute.
thephenthouse: boringloser: Tumblr. - The Documentary.
It's a Miracle (Fruit)!
My wish came true! I just got invited to my first flavor tripping party. Elated and dying with anticipation. The event is set for Tuesday night. I’ll be sure to tumblr all about it. Yay for magic miracle berries.
Once I was a scuba diver in the sea of words. Now I zip along the surface like a...– Is Google Making Us Stupid? By Nicholas Carr
Are Authors the New Black?
When someone says “celebrity brands” you think – actors, rock stars, pro-athletes and…authors? They may be a little late in the game, but authors are set to be the next big thing. Pshaw, you think. Books aren’t sexy. But once upon a time, chefs were just zaftig gals and quirky guys that your grandparents liked to watch on PBS. Fast forward and chefs are multi-million dollar brands. Emeril...
44 year old doorman in Park Slope still living... →
A Down-Home Chat with Tom Colicchio
NYMAG: Does a faux-hawk make you a better chef?
TCOLICCHIO: I don’t think it’s like a Samson thing, where your faux-hawk gives you strength. In fact, I don't think anyone who’s had a faux-hawk has won.
NYMAG: So do shaved heads make you a better chef?
TCOLICCHIO: That’s just great. Men with shaved heads are always better. Just ask my wife. [To wife Lori Silverbush] Aren’t shaved heads great?
LSILVERBUSH: Much easier on the thighs.
TCOLICCHIO: [blushing and laughing hysterically] That was off the record!
Brand Tags →
dihard: A collective experiment in brand perception. The more often a word is used to describe the brand, the bigger the word is displayed. Pretty cool. This could prove to be very distracting…
phenthouse: ecstasy candy dots. lsd jell-o.
More on the Drugs-Meets-Candy Craze →
Taste-bud-tripping fruit, absinthe gummi bears and now, according to guestofaguest, pot lollipops. It’s like Willy Wonka meets Timothy Leary. What’s next? My guesses: 1. Aderall Pop Rocks 2. Caffeinated Fun Dip 3. Rum-filled Gushers
Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly, and they will show...– Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)
Vote By Numbers →
IT appears that Hillary Clinton is going to suspend her presidential campaign this weekend, at the urging of Democratic Party leaders and superdelegates. Before that happens, Mrs. Clinton and the superdelegates might want to know this: if the general election were held today, Barack Obama would lose to John McCain, while Mr. McCain would lose to Mrs. Clinton. - NYTimes Interesting mathematical...
Instant Information Gratification →
Next time your aging mind or beer-soaked brain leaves things a little hazy and you find yourself in a heated argument about the-name-of-that-terrible-90s-band, just call ChaCha. (Yes, like Cha Cha DiGregorio in Grease.) 800-2-ChaCha will give you the answer to any question at any time, making your friends pony up that bet-on-it drink in seconds flat. Full NYTimes description of the free service...
lissak06: The gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it.
Vanity Fair New York City Summer Guide →
nycmeetups: Great rundown of just about everything you’ll want to do this summer in New York City. [ via soup ] Got this in an email today as well. It’s pretty comprehensive and much prettier than all those confusing HTML lists whizzing around last spring…
Fifth Avenue | The Museum Mile Festival - June... →
Cohen and Mitchell: Just One of Those Things →
whokilled: In more Cohen/Mitchell mash-up news: I came across this article detailing the brief relationship between Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell. There are a lot of quotes with each artist commenting on the other, featuring both song lyrics and personal reflections. A good read.
Mix a little foolishness with your prudence: It’s good to be silly at the...– Horace (65 BC - 8 BC)
Hello Lovely NYC
While spending a few days away from the hustle and bustle in a posh hotel room was very relaxing, I am so so glad to be back in NYC. Los Angeles is an entirely different planet of palm-treed, traffic-jammed highways. Walking? Pretty much out of the question. But after getting over the initial shock of how starkly it differs from our lovely city, LA kind of began to grow on me. I mean, where...