Monthly Archives: October 2008

Westfield breeds in London

Ugh.  Ugly ole Westfield furthered their attempt to take over quaint High Street shopping in the UK yesterday.  

London is the latest UK site of the Westfield uber mall.  I say latest, because believe me, watch out Britain, these things multiply like rabid rabbits on E.  Before you know it, there are big huge concrete blots on the landscape, acres of poorly designed car parking, with an unavoidable giant W looming above you.  And that’s only the outside.  Once you’re in, you’re trapped.  Seriously! 

Good luck if you need the loo, or want to jot back to the car to dump off some shopping.  Oh yes, London can look forward to “shopping in a new light”, which of course must be homage to the bright false lighting that tricks your mind into thinking it’s always midday, like a sleazy casino.  Only the ridiculous elevator routes – a trademark of Westfield, and the questionable value for money of the food hall reminds you that you’re in mega mall hell.

Ok, ok, blimmin Westfield can be convenient.  But, I’m spot on about their hard to locate bathrooms, crazy elevator and parking plans, and I despise the negative impact it has on the little guy on the High Street.

Jeesh.  Since watching this wee film, everything comes back to the story of stuff.  Non recyclable soft drinks are already nixed on Lita’s list, Westfield may just have to be next.

10 works of art to make when bored silly

Ok, noone is saying that number 2 (ear implant in arm and pinky toe in jar) is a real go-er, but that scotch tape giraffe looks totally do-able.

Check out more works of art you can make with a bit of ingenuity and boredom here.

Too many crystals spoil the sparkle

Aww, aint this sweet?

 

Just turned 16, British bride Missy recently got married in a barely-there Swarovski crystal bikini sarong.  Her bridesmaids adorned their bras outside of their dresses, the groom and best man made sure their chin curtains matched.  Daddy – who paid for the lot, was apparently tres proud.

In the end, making Missy’s wedding dreams come true cost her father – who lives in a caravan and surfaces driveways for a living – a whopping £100,000.

But as his princess, who hasn’t been in a classroom since she was nine and wants to be a glamour model, posed for photographs, her father Simon, 35, declared it was worth every penny. ‘I’m very proud of her today,’ he said.

The couple married six days after Missy turned 16 at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Congleton-Cheshire. After the ceremony-guests in feathers and crystals enjoyed champagne and an all-day buffet at the reception. Girls as young as nine showed off bikini tops, high heels and make-up.

Guest Victoria Docherty, 23, who wore a £700 hotpants and bra outfit, said: ‘This isn’t unusual – it’s just what we do at weddings. It’s all very extravagant. Everything is paid for by the bride’s daddy.’

Halloween Resolutions

Halloween is becoming tamer, Cooper Green thinks it’s because our fave horror icons are maturing and owning their social responsibilities.

Dead or alive, or somewhere in between, it’s never too late to improve our behaviour.  Here are some of the changes that Hallowe’en’s biggest stars are making to their lives.

 

World’s first music video in MS Excel

This video comes to you from the rows and columns of an Excel spreadsheet.  Totally awesome. 

Microsoft users can download the fan-made ASCII music video here.

Very very cool.

Underwater Photography

Follow this link to see some stunning photographs of fishes and stuff from under the sea.

 

Deter your cat from the countertop

The Blender Defender may just be the answer!

 

And, yet another evil look launched my way, compliments of Lita’s cat.