Happy Fat Tuesday. Women in particular, feel free to celebrate. This year's Mardi Gras happens to also follow on International Women's Day! Eat some pancakes! Plus find out who the happiest man in America is, and why I'm worried for Brian William's daughter, Allison.
2. Today is also International Women's Day. And, tonight, the Empire State Building will be illuminated in orange, which is CARE's signature color. Read more about the organization here: [OneDress]
Watch Hillary Clinton deliver a message on this the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day: [YouTube]
This photo above I think adequately represents them both quite well! [Frangry]
3. This article was really interesting to me. Some studies say that children whose parents drank with them at home or during meals were less likely to binge later. Where I come, this is just called "Growing up Catholic." [WSJ]
4. Today is also "pancake day." Which doesn't sound very serious at all. Until you see the Royal couple flipping pancakes in Northern Ireland. [Today]
5. Speaking of Kate Middleton. The bride to be's family released younger photos of Kate today. From her childhood to her university days. [DN]
6. Check out these 85 funny and/or ridiculous vintage computer ads, like the one on the left for the ATARI. [Buzzfeed]
7. Facebook is the new Netflix? Warner Bros. is hoping to attract new fans by offering movies for viewing on Facebook. Beginning tomorrow, Facebook users can use 30 fb credits to rent "The Dark Knight" through the movie's official fan book (equivalent of $3). [Cnet]
8. Kunst has a running list of things that will be big in 2011. They include strip clubs, zines, and Miss Havisham. Heh. (She forgot GOTH!) [SarahKunst]
9. Also coming back: Turtlenecks. I already have talked about MY LOVE for turtlenecks. Glamour is reminding me today of 5 reasons to be pro-turtleneck. [Glamour]
10. Graham Boynton explains why Austin deserves the title, "Music Capital of the World." [Traveler]
11. Sprint and T-Mobile are in talks to merge. They are the 3rd and 4th largest wireless carriers in the U.S. [WSJ]
12. Are you the type of person that is just CONVINCED that nobody gets Radiohead quite the way you do? Well, you better read up. [Naveen]
14. Intruder calls 911, afraid that homeowner might have a gun. This guy def needs to rethink his line of work. [DailyWhat]
15. This woman on the left is Brian Williams daughter. And, I am scared for her. That is all.
16. Speaking of Internet Fameballs, have you, like me, wondered what happened to NonSociety's tech wiz Meghan Asha. Last night, I thought my friend was being facetious when she she told me that Asha had a new company based around a single product: a leather scarf. Alas, she wasn't. Behold Meghan Asha's new company: [Mata Harai]
17. The Swedish postal service is planning to do away with stamps, replacing them with a text message payment system instead. The U.S. needs to step it up a notch and figure out how to do this! [DN]
18. The Charlie Sheen browser Blocker by Free Art and technology lab. So funny. [F.A.T.]
19. How to piss off your ex wife 101. Launch a competing clothing company with Kelly Cutrone. At least this is Chris Burch's strategy. [Refinery29]
20. Check out this turtle born with two heads in Slovakia. The left head is Magda and the right head belongs to Lenka! [WaPo]
21. Model- Morphosis. This is so so cool. The photographer Greg Kessler captures the transformations of Paris Fashion week. [TMag]
22. The reply all button is a never ending cycle that always ends poorly. Everyone really needs to stop using it. Except for me, of course. [WSJ]
23. Meet Rifca Stanescu, the Romanian who is the world's youngest grandmother at 23. She had her first child at 12. Her daughter had her first daughter at 11. [Sun]
24. Kathy Griffin was interning over at Gawker today. She was really loud. [Gawker]
25. My friend Neel Shah wrote a piece on The Awl today about how to split a check at a restaurant. Apparently it didn't go over well: Via Neel's FB wall: "Wrote something for The Awl today. Was inadvertently branded a misogynist by commenters (on "International Women's Day" no less) over a throwaway joke (THAT I STILL STAND BY). SORRY LADIES."
26. Moleskin is launching a new product line by Giulio Iacchetti that's inspired by "the contemporary nomad." The three separate collections (Writing, Reading, Traveling), will include bags, pencils, pens, reading glasses, computer cases, a USB reading light, and e-reader stand. EEEEK! [Flavorwire]
27. The statistically happiest man in America is "Tall, Asian-American, observant Jew who is at least 65 and married, has children, lives in Hawaii, runs his own business and has a household income of more than $120,000 a year." [NYT] Here's the chart to prove it. [DailyWhat]
28. I know I'm a day late but this real life floating house, inspired by the movie UP was really cool. [DailyNews]
29. A bunch of my friends are starting off SXSW Interactive conference with a 4 mile run around Austin. Join them if you're down there. It's a great way to prepare your body for the shit show that is sxsw. [RunSXSW]
30. More SXSW cool news. Ogilvy Notes is going to be doing visual note taking from the conference. [Ogilvy]
31. Business Insider releases their financial performance for the public's consumption. It's oddly really cool.
We made $2,127 in 2010. (That's $2,127. Not $2,127,000. Or $2,127,000,000. Sadly.) But you know what? Making $2,127 feels about 2,127 times as good as losing money. [BI]
32. Leaving you with a look inside the Chanel Fashion Show that went on today in Paris. It was a smoking hot runway, literally! [Midnight-charm]
Well, that's all for me today, do you have something to include in tomorrow's list? Email me! Rachelle@guestofaguest.com!
Monday, May 20
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.