Cats These Days With Their Trendy Hair...What Can You Do?

Cats These Days With Their Trendy Hair…What Can You Do?

The mysterious green cat of Varna Bulgaria has baffled people all over the interwebs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHXM8DqqSgs Many have asked, is green cat real or was he simply shaded that way in photoshop? It seems that he is indeed real and scientists have been unraveling the mystery of this pea coloured puss ever since. In truth he…

Your Life on Earth an Interactive Infographic by the BBC

A Personalised Interactive Infographic About Your Life from the BBC

It's no secret that I adore infographics. Even better are infographics or interactive media that has a personal angle. This enables the user to better relate to and absorb the information in a meaningful way. This interactive infographic from the BBC certainly does add a new dimension to the data. It's a clever combination of…

What does the Mighty Boosh, last night's blood moon, insomnia and neurotransmitters have in common?

The Mighty Boosh, last night’s blood moon, insomnia and neurotransmitters are all essentially connected

So...the Blood Moon last night:   I'm sure that this is the perfect time to segway into The Moon from the Mighty Boosh. This white and marshmallowy looking bastard did annoy me last night during the biggest harvest/blood moon in the past few decades. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWTd3oW-HOE I swear it would have been far more enjoyable to…

Two terrific infographics for grounding yourself in reality, right now

Two terrific infographics for grounding yourself in reality, right now

These are two handy infographics will help you to grab hold of whatever is playing on your mind and master it with mindfulness tactics. In the modern world of constant digital distractions, it's important to remember to breathe, go inwards and find an inner stillness as a salve for the chaos in our daily lives. These two…

The Enlightenment of Everyday Objects

The Enlightenment of Everyday Objects

In ancient Japanese tradition, when a treasured household item reaches the end of usefulness - it's given the proper funerary send off that it deserves. This unusual ritual harks back to two ancient philosophies. The Shinto Animist philosophy that all things alive or otherwise have a soul. And the Nichiren Buddhist philosophy that when a…

An operatic journey through our solar system at the speed of light

Join me for an operatic journey at the speed of light

If you're like me and tend to gaze up at the night sky and wonder about life and the meaning of it all then you can't help but be swept up in the events of the past few weeks. NASA estimates that 1 billion earth-like planets in our galaxy alone NASA New Horizons Crew find…

Menswear Dog Is Dripping With Badassery

Menswear Dog Is Dripping With Badassery

Menswear Dog is very quietly becoming a thing. This dog is sauve as f%&* and a real hit with the ladies. If you've become tired of seeing male humans in perfectly coordinated and well tailored outfits, then you're in for a real treat. See below...I have hijacked the popular Tumblr blog with my own captions.…

Tinder Tales As Told By Puppets

Tinder Tales As Told By Puppets

Tinder is that ruthless app that allows users to swipe left on their device to move to the next potential lover. How simple and yet malevolent! Although around 50 million people are using it worldwide so that's telling. This is a collection of true dating experiences on Tinder, demonstrated by some amazing puppets. Tales from…

Samuel Beckett and Cats Talk About The Pointlessness of Existence

Push It To The Limit: Failure Is Not An Option!

Each evening between 6 and 7 pm, I hear the same battle-cry echoing out of the gym next door to my apartment building. It's the crazed militant scream of a male gym instructor to his charges. Every day this man lets loose a bitter tirade of abuse on people who come to the gym. People…

Philosophical Friday: The Pleasure of Being a Homebody

Philosophical Friday: The Pleasure of Being a Homebody

This poster is absolutely priceless, I found it on Reddit.  While there's much to be said for going on an epic journey into the unknown, or gearing up for a massive weekend festival, we are often champing at the bit when we see a line-up for a festival. Yet the reality is, we end up…

Cats Love Species-Specific Music

Cats Love Species-Specific Meowsic

Cats can hear weird things that are beyond our comprehension. Yet what makes their feline eyes narrow in a gesture of sublime enjoyment? Scientists have discovered the catnip track that makes cats contented. The Applied Animal Behaviour Science Journal published a paper in February 2015 which sought to "design sound for the auditory enrichment of nonhuman…

Technobiophilia and why our digital lives don’t need to be frantic

According to Author Sue Thomas who wrote the book Technobiophilia: Nature and Cyberspace there's an intimate relationship between the language we use online: clouds, rivers, streams, viruses, and bugs and the way that we use our devices to reconnect with nature. According to Thomas, technobiophilia is the ‘innate attraction to life and lifelike processes as they appear…

A Beautiful Proposed Flag for Planet Earth (and also New Zealand's new flag)

A Beautiful Proposed Flag for Planet Earth (and also New Zealand’s new flag)

While New Zealand looks to the general public for suggestions for our country's new flag, the entire world got a taster for a proposed Entire Earth Flag at the same time. Twitter was all aflurry (a word? it is now) with people's helpful and dodgy suggestions. So before I show you an aesthetically-pleasing design for…

The Bridge in Wynyard Quarter in Auckland CBD. Looks lovely during the night and the day time too

A Full Moon in Scorpio: Culinary Adventures and Moonlit Walks Around Auckland Harbour

The Boy and I went to one of our favourite haunts in Auckland, the endearingly named Miss Clawdys. A southern American style tapas joint nestled within a group of vibrant dockside restaurants and bars in Auckland CBD. After the meal we basked in the wavering neon lights and the large full moon (in Scorpio) that…

On embracing restlessness

One of the dumbest things you can do is sit in one space and let the world pass you by. — Bob Propst, inventor of the office cubicle. It's important to not be boxed in, for all its literal and metaphorical senses. We need to be careful that we aren't going to work in a…

How do you define happiness?

I was speaking to a friend on the wordpress site the other day, Maia who mentioned that she was fortunate in that she could work and earn a living doing what she loves. Which made me ponder, what are the defining characteristics of happiness? Is happiness some mythological pot of gold at the end of…

How Jazz Up An Itty Bitty Apartment On An Itty Bitty Budget

How To Jazz Up An Itty Bitty Flat On An Itty Bitty Budget (Part 2)

Following on from my previous article the other week about home decorating for tired old rental flats, this article focuses on how to decorate to maximise floor space in a small flat. Even if you live in a spacious unit or home, it's always handy to know how to make the most out of a…

How to Liven Up a Tired Old Rental Flat

How to Liven Up a Tired Old Rental Flat (Part 1)

Here are a couple of cheap and easy ways to bring the funky into a rented flat (a.k.a apartment. Flat is what we call it in New Zealand). These simple tips will allow you to create a bright, funky and comfortable living space while also being able to get your bond back. Ideal for Uni students…

January 1st: An Auspicious Day...For a Hang Over

Winning Life’s Trifecta

It's 2015 baby! Is it time to dust away the cobwebs and start on that new regimen of lifestyle changes? Is it? I don't put much stock in new year's resolutions. Any day is a good day to begin the rest of your life. Without getting all Dr. Phil on your ass, here are some…