September 05, 2012
When you realize you made a mistake in Email (pie chart)
Circ-Cell ABO Blood Serum Eye Gel
Wrote Sandra Ballentine in Sunday's New York Times, "'Everybody thought it was complete insanity,' admits Melanie Simon, the celebrity facialist, of her hew Circ-Cell ABO Blood Serum, a somewhat eerily named eye gel said to mimic certain aspects of human blood topically with the use of powerful perfluorocarbons. 'As we get older, our blood vessels break down, and become increasingly unable to deliver nutrients to our tissues and metabolize waste,' she says. ABO Blood is targeted to the under-eye area, specifically dark circles and puffy and crepe-y skin, but Ms. Simon slathers it over her entire face. 'It's especially great for city dwellers,' she says. 'If you press it in after your skin care regimen, it will lock in your products, protect your skin from the environment and feed it, all at the same time.'"
Before you plunk down your hard-earned shekels, consider the following, from an October 12, 2011 New York Times article about Ms. Simon: "For dewy, angelic skin before a big event, [she] recommends a 45-minute intravenous amino acid drip."
15 ml (0.5 fluid ounces) of Circ-Cell ABO Blood Serum Eye Gel will cost you $118.
Let me know how it works out.
"Girl's Hair-Do Reveals Love Life" — LIFE Magazine, 1944
"What does your bow say about your beau?"
[via Richard Kashdan]
Karoto — "Peel, sharpen, and curl vegetables"
"Peel, sharpen, and curl ribbons of carrots, zucchini, cucumbers, and other similarly shaped vegetables to decorate and add flair to your salads and dishes."
Whose salads couldn't use a bit more flair?
$15 (vegetables not included).
Watch humans age from 1 to 100 years old in 2.5 minutes (video)
Wrote Casey Chan on Gizmodo: "Using a Panasonic GH2, Dutch filmmaker Jeroen Wolf captured people ranging from 1 year young to 100 years old. It's simple — the person stares at the camera and states their age — yet incredibly touching to see the growth and experience you earn as the years add up."
"Wolf actually started the project last October by documenting people in Amsterdam but the project petered out because it was difficult to find very young and very old subjects."
I found my very old 'models' in care homes and it was a privilege to document these — often vulnerable — people for this project. I had particular problems finding a 99 year-old. (Apparently 100 year-olds enjoy notoriety, but a 99 year-old is a rare species...) And when I finally did find one, she refused to state her age. She simply denied being 99 years old! But finally, some 4 months after I recorded my first "age," I was able to capture the "missing link" and conclude this project.
Frank's Screw Box — "Monster storage!"
I wonder if Monster Cable's lawyerbots will slap a Cease & Desist on the little company flogging this tchotchke.
From the website:
We all need to store our screws somewhere and Frankenstein's monster likes to keep his close by, just in case.
Ideal for screws, nuts, bolts, or any other bits & bobs that you want to keep handy.
7.2" x 4.7" x 1.3".
$15 (screws, nuts, bolts, etc. not included).
From reader Frederik Clarysse at 5:19 a.m. today came the following email:
This — www.catroulette.be — is the most awesome thing I've seen in a long time. Addictive too. A genius way of finding a home for shelter cats.
If there was even a shadow of a doubt as to whether I'd feature this here today, that was erased by the following 7:48 a.m. email from Klaas Willaert:
Like I always say, "Your wish is my demand."
Have you ever been on chatroulette?
Well, there's something better now called "catroulette". Same concept but with cats who are currently in a shelter looking for a new home... I think it's an amazing concept and as a big fan of cats (like 99% of the interwebz) it would be awesome if you could pick this up!
Check it out here: www.catroulette.be and don't forget to adopt one ;-)
Booty Balm for Bicycling Women
From the website:
Say goodbye to uncomfortable chafing with our all natural butter- and oil-based chamois cream.
Scented with the anti-inflammatory and antiseptic essential oils of lavender and lemon, this stuff goes on thick like a paste and is designed to work with the heat of your body to protect and lubricate the skin.
Each ingredient we use provides a unique healing benefit to the skin, which can help treat and prevent saddle sores.
And because our formula contains no water, it has real staying power on long rides.
Just apply this balancing blend to your chamois or skin before a ride.
Though it's intended for women riding bicycles, I'm wondering if it might be better than BodyGlide for my own use during half-marathons to minimize chafing.
Only one way to find out.