January 10th, 2007
i wish this was me right now but it’s not
I just added a long overdue FAQ to the adfree blog site. I feel good about what i wrote.
(added note: it may interest some of you to know that the adfree blog concept has been embraced in the US in moderate numbers, and also met with some anger, hostility (in the form of personal attacks), and hate in some cases. Apparently it is taboo in this culture to question advertising, (though I had no idea when i started.) What is beautiful and interesting to me was that the concept was completely embraced, heralded and adopted by the web culture of Spain! i got wonderful letters, cheers, and requests to make the logo in spanish in the hundreds. It did demonstrate to me the difference in attitude of the two countries. Viva espanol!)
some sites i think are great:
[RE]inspired blog. a response to the recent ‘red’ product marketing campaign, raising money for the global fund to fight aids. [RE]inspired aims to “encourage conscious consumption, and provide a means of involvement for those unwilling or unable to buy Product (Red) products.”
what you make it. what life is.
free soil, a “collaboration of artists, activists, researchers and gardeners who take a participatory role in the transformation of our environment.” comes from the brilliant ami franceschini of futurefarmers fame. I really enjoy their neighborhood beautification acts. scroll down to see the ‘how to’.
top ten book shops in the world. i’ve done half of them. sadly half are out of business now.
maira kalman embroideries
lizzie ridout, from one of my new favourite blog reads, windowsill.