Thursday, April 28, 2011

Calm down, you can still marry Harry

So.. Her Majesty has invited me to the Royal Wedding.. except they've seated me so far behind (next to Aishwarya and Abhishek) Im practically in India! None-the-less, I will be wearing a fancy hat, having a cup of tea, maybe a cupcake as well and watching Will and Kate on the telly... here's wishing them a long and happy marriage  (insert curtsey here).

Wish I was closer to London to see all the pomp and ceremony.. anyway.. the Royal Wedding souvenirs I've been seeing online are ridiculous.. just how much crap can one souvenir shop hold?! Have they gone a bit crazy cashing in on the Wedding? Possibly.. but I do love some bits of the Royal ridiculousness...I intend to get the following souvenirs asap. What are your favorite silly souvenirs?

On a related note, I'd switch to T-mobile just for their marketing. They've restored my faith in peace and humanity :)  Here's their latest video:

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans. --John Lennon

Found the quote while I was still enjoying my 'Beatles' phase.. finally making this bucket list that I've been planning for ages.. I have a feeling this is going to be one ever-expanding list!
  1. Complete a 365 day project
  2. Perform in a musical ✔
  3. Travel to a Tibetan Monastery
  4. Stand Beneath a Natural Waterfall ✔
  5. Backpack through Europe
  6. Own a cupcake bakery/ confectionary/cafe
  7. Go camping on a beach ✔
  8. Sleep in a castle
  9. Write reviews for a Magazine
  10. Go white water rafting ✔
  11. Go Snorkling ✔
  12. See the "Wonders of the World"
  13. Ride an elephant ✔
  14. Go to a concert
  15. Meet a celeb & take a picture with them
  16. Learn a foreign language
  17. Get a photo published in National Geographic
  18. Appear in the newspaper ✔
  19. Bungee Jump ✔
  20. Run 5Km
  21. Be part of a flashmob
  22. Watch a sport/match live ✔
  23. Carve a halloween pumpkin 
  24. See the midnight sun 
  25. ride on a rollercoaster ✔
  26. Visit a tarot reader/ medium/ psychic
  27. Get a massage ✔
  28. Learn to crochet
  29. Parasailing ✔
  30. see a double rainbow ✔
  31. Learn the melbourne shuffle
  32. Send a message in a bottle
  33. Own a house
  34. write/illustrate a children's book
  35. Walk on the great wall of china
  36. visit the Alhambra
  37. Watch a play in London ✔
  38. Go on an african safari
  39. have brownies in Amsterdam
  40. Go on a road trip ✔
  41. See the pyramids
  42. Live on the beach for a month
  43. Travel in a ship ✔
  44. Breakfast buffet at The Ritz ✔
  45. Spend NYE partying ✔
  46. See shooting stars
  47. Travel in a cable car ✔
  48. Visit the Greek Islands
  49. Sip coffee and eat a croissant at a cafe in Paris
  50. Explore S. America
  51. Make handmade paper at home ✔
  52. View sunrise over a mosque in Istanbul
  53. Qualify to teach yoga 
  54. Take a picture in front of the St. Basils Cathedral, Moscow
  55. Go to a foam party ✔
  56. Release a Chinese lantern
  57. Write a letter to the editor ✔
  58. Attend a mad hatter tea party
  59. Stay in a hotel room with an infinity pool
  60. Search for Nessie ✔
  61. Paint a picture worthy of display
  62. Learn to make amazing cupcakes or chocolate truffles or souffle
  63. Fly with the green fairy ✔
  64. Read atleast 50 books a year
  65. Fly first class ✔
  66. Wear a fancy hat/big sunglasses and watch a polo match in Jaipur
  67. Experience a white Christmas 
  68. Teach art at a primary/secondary school for 6 months
  69. Win an award at the Cannes Design Lions
  70. Visit the beaches of Bali
  71. See the Himalayas
  72. Go to a midnight market ✔
  73. Go on a seaplane ✔
  74. Go on a pilgrimage around the holy cities of India
  75. Donate towards a cause and make sure the donation has a positive impact on society
  76. Own a marketing/design agency 
  77. take a family holiday atleast once a year
  78. See the Statue of Liberty/ Golden Gate Bridge/ UN HQ✔
  79. Live in another country for a year ✔
  80. See the Buckingham Palace/ London Bridge✔
  81. Learn to play a musical instrument
  82. Buy a Chanel bag
  83. Ice skate ✔
  84. visit a ranch
  85. pick strawberries at a berry farm
  86. Fy a kite ✔
  87. Own 100 pairs of shoes
  88. Swim in the dead sea
  89. Save someones life
  90. Graduate with a masters degree ✔
  91. Laugh until I cry ✔
  92. Find my doppelganger
  93. Bury a time capsule
  94. Help build a house for habitat for humanity✔
  95. Be a part of a secret society
  96. Plant a tree
  97. Fight old age with humor and grace
  98. Get married 
  99. Spend sometime & tell some people how much I really appreciate them
  100. Make a will of certain things that would mean something to whoever was on it

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Interesting recruitment ad for a copywriter.. entirely made up of tag lines.. How many can you spot? 

The ones I could find:

"Hello Boys" - Wonderbra,      "No Lemon" - Volkswagen “Lemon” campaign,      "Small but tough" -VW Polo,      "Fun anyone?" - PS2,      "Probably the best lager in the world" - Carlsberg,      "Impossible is nothing" - Adidas,      "..the man who drives a snowplough, drives to the snowplough" - VW Beetle,      "Think Big" - IMAX,      "Just Do It" - Nike,      "It does exactly what it says on the tin"- Ronseal,      "You've been tango'd" - Tango,      "Think Different" - Apple,      "We try harder" - Avis Rent a car,      "You'll either love it or hate it"  - Marmite,     "Good things come to those who wait"-  Heinz,      "Im on a horse"- Old Spice 

..... maybe I should apply? :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

DDB Paris: Escape Machines

Escape Machines - Surprise from The Cool Hunter on Vimeo.

This would just absolutely make my day.... my whole week even! :D Love DDB for this.
"DDB Paris created this simple, fun “Escape Machine” experience for the French travel company Voyages SNCF. Menacing, glowing black cubes wait till someone goes close enough. Then the cube asks where the person would like to travel. Pushing the red button produces a crazy celebration, complete with gigantic walking kisses, and provides the wishers large, customized mock tickets to their destination. Watching the faces of the onlookers is just as much fun as the experience itself! "     

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Norwegian Wood

The Beatles in India. Hrishikesh, 1968.

Inspired by this video, my latest pass time is attempting to learn the tabla to Norwegian Wood (The Beatles) and jam with my brother who plays the guitar.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Pink Martini

 Two favorites from Pink Martini-  
*...somewhere between a 1930s Cuban dance orchestra, a classical chamber music ensemble, a Brasilian marching street band and Japanese film noir is the 12-piece Pink urban musical travelogue...* 

Kikuchiyo to Mohshimasu  [her name was Kikuchiyo] ~ Pink Martini


Kikuchiyo to mohshimasu
Shiroi unaji ni yurete ita
Naito kurabu no aoi hi yo
Daite odoreba yasashii kata ga
Nazeka kanshiku, nazeka kanashiku
Furueteta... furueteta 

...a mysterious and sad geisha who goes into a nightclub, dances with the protagonist, steals his heart, and slips off into the night, never to be heard from again- so melancholic!

Ninna Nanna Marinare [Sleep, sleep sailor] ~ Pink Martini

Ninna nanna marinare
'Ngopp a varca, miezo o mare
Io te parl e nun respunn
Te si perze miez o suonn

...Sleep, sleep sailor, On the boat, in the middle of the sea, I speak to you, but you don't answer...You are lost in your dreams...

Less is More: Movie posters

 Minimalistic movie posters:
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10 Pretty Diana Cameras

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I'd like to live like this

While I'm waiting

"The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say. "
Lord of the Rings