Friday, January 21, 2011

The things I find on the Internet...

Apparently I'm more naive than I thought, there was me thinking those jelly bracelets were all sweet and cute. I found this on, here's their info:

Sex Bracelets and Their Color Meanings...
What Do The Jelly Sex Bracelet Colors Mean?

Many people have inquired about the latest fad in colleges, high schools, even middle schools!
Those jelly bracelets from the 1980's are still being used today, but they have a completely different purpose than when Cyndi Lauper and Madonna wore them.

This new social phenomenon involves "snapping" the bracelet off the wearer, enabling the snapper to earn a sexual favor from the snappee based on the color of the snapped off bracelet.
The colors each have a coded meaning as follows:

  • Yellow - indicates the wearer is willing to HUG
  • Pink - indicates the wearer is willing to give a hickey
  • Orange - indicates the wearer is willing to KISS
  • Purple - indicates the wearer is willing to kiss a partner of either sex
  • Red - indicates the wearer is willing to perform a LAP DANCE
  • Green - indicates that ORAL SEX can be performed on a girl
  • Clear - indicates a willingness to do "whatever the snapper wants"
  • Blue - indicates ORAL SEX performed on a guy
  • Black - indicates that the wearer will have regular "missionary" sex
  • White - indicates the wearer will "FLASH" what they have
  • Glittery Yellow - indicates HUGGING and KISSING is acceptable
  • Glittery Pink - willing to "flash" (show) a body part
  • Glittery Purple - wearer is willing to French (open mouth) kiss
  • Glittery Blue - wearer is willing to perform anal sex
  • Glittery Green - indicates that the wearer is willing to "69" (mutual oral sex)
  • Glittery Clear - indicates that the wearer will let the snappee "feel up" or touch any body part they want

I specially love the clarification: 

The good news is that my new "Anne of Green Gables" bracelet is VERY difficult to snap off, thanks to heavy duty wire wrapping and clasp and so on. In any case, if I do get any oral sex out of it, I'll be sure to let you know (or not!):

Monday, January 10, 2011


I really wanted to update today with some lovely new architecture. Really, promise. Even though I got up at 6:00 AM and spent all morning working and all afternoon making jewellery and writing. But this came in the mail, and I'm afraid I have to love you and leave you for now:

 Book Depository is the best thing that's happened to me in a long time. 

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Small but comfy.

I've spent most of the afternoon today working on custom orders, so I thought I might as well take some photos of my workspace. Here is where I spend 90% of my time...

From the top downwards: My beloved PC, kitty on bed (trying to take a nap despite my frecuent interruptions, beads and supply stash (colour coded!), doodling wardrobe door, workbench (plus coke can I was enjoying a few hours ago).

Friday, January 7, 2011

Pretty pictures

When it comes to decorating my own space, I generally prefer prints or paintings over photographs. I have some wonderful glossy prints of some of Nekranea's art, and also some by Felideus, with whom I've had the honour of working with as a publisher. Both are personal friends and very talented artists.

Bird Soul, by Nekranea. I love how she always includes tutorials and images of her creative process in her blogs.

Felideus is working on a book, a very steampunk project that I love. Just look at this homage to The Wind in the Willows, isn't it gorgeous?

Thursday, January 6, 2011

'Cause you can never have enough books (or places to read them).

I like books. I like to read them, touch them and look at them. Sometimes I even make them (well, at least the layout, design and revision; the printer does the actual printing and binding; sometimes I even do the writing). I also like bookcases. And libraries. I really like libraries.

The Morgan Library & Museum McKim Building in New York was recently reformed and, as you can see, the results are spectacular. Read more about it (and have a look at the "before" pics to really appreciate the difference) at Architect Magazine.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Wednesday Webcomic

I'm not a huge Subnormality fan (my eyes water over so much small text), but sometimes it really gets me. And the Sphynx is a favourite character of mine.
 (Click on the image to read the rest)

Feels like everyday Spanish bureaucracy to me.

My current object of desire

'Nuff said.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Tuesday Artisan: BeadEvolution

One thing I find on Etsy is that there really aren't many bold, colourful items. Unlike its European counterpart, DaWanda, that constantly features colour in many ways, Etsy seems to favour bland, greyish and pastel selections, whether it be items, web design or front pages. So it's great when once in a while you stumble across shops like Helen's BeadEvolution. Resin is a must in her shop, and everything's crisp and bright as today's sunny blue Mediterranean sky.

And of course here's my Miss Cristal contribution for the day, The Blue Unicorn (thank you, Mamen, for the name idea!):

In case you're wondering, the background is my old Chinese workbook. I did one semester of Chinese at University, and all I can remember is "ni hao". Then again, I did a few years of French and I don't remember much of that, either. It's a miracle I still speak English!

Monday, January 3, 2011

From Napoleonic warfare to modern day beauty

A Martello tower in Suffolk (UK) transforms into an amazing home. I'm sure the soldiers who lived in these quarters never imagined it could look like this, over a century later. It took Duncan Jackson 10 years to turn it into this welcoming, extraordinary domus. Read about it in The Guardian.