'And Vinyly' (brilliant name) lets you turn your (or your pet's) remains into vinyl. Awesome.
"When the album that is life finally reaches the end wouldn’t it be nice to keep that record spinning for eternity? We offer you the chance to press your ashes in a vinyl recording your loved ones will cherish for generations. Record a personal message, your last will & testament, your own soundtrack or simply press your ashes to hear your pops & crackles for the minimal approach."
Jim Haynes has been inviting 50-60 strangers into his home in Paris for dinner every Sunday for the past thirty years. He's passionate about introducing people to each other - anyone who calls or emails to book,
even total strangers, is welcome. I'd love to attend.
Oh god I love these people. Lenka Clayton and Michael Crowe sent a personal, handwritten letter
to each of the 467 households in the small Irish village of Cushendall.
They hoped these unsolicited letters would prompt neighbourly
discussion and community curiosity.
They've done some other wonderful stuff too. I just adore this video.
I love The Uniform Project. Sheena Matheiken pledged to wear the same dress every day for one year as an exercise in "sustainable fashion" and to raise money for the Akanksha Foundation, an organisation which hopes to revolutionise education in India. Each day she reinvents the dress with accessories, the majority of which are vintage, hand-made or donated by supporters.
I love Anne. She introduces me to the best things, like Flip Flop Flyin' by Craig Robinson, where you can find brilliant things like a comparison of ball sizes, a website linking to all Craig Robinsons should they wish to be linked to, and a collection of Tic Tac boxes with Tic Tacs stuck in them.
I'm back. I had a superb trip and loved every moment. And, in case you were wondering, London still rocks. Not least because it's where you can benefit from brilliant inventions like this. Nicely spotted Dan.
Neighborhood Fruit is a new concept that shows people in San Fransisco (so far) where there are fruit trees on public lands. Their mission is to make use of the abundant fruit growing in urban neighbourhoods, rather than let it go to waste.
"We envision a different future, where the bulk of backyard fruit is utilized and shared between neighbors. We envision a future where the food we eat is truly fresh, seasonal and local."