Trendspotting: Shakers Gone Wild

October 30th, 2006

For several weeks it seemed the Shaker thang going down around here was just another flash-in-the-pan San Francisco quirk:


But now our correspondents are chiming in about similar happenings from the sidewalks of Milan:


…to the boutiques of Shibuya:


Now the pattern is clear. For Spring 2007, woodcut is the new black. You heard it here first.

Six-Word Stories

October 23rd, 2006

Hemingway wrote a classic 6-word story, supposedly on a bet: “For sale: baby shoes, never used.” (In my book, just one supershort story tops that: Julius Caesar’s classic “Veni, vidi, vici.”)

Flickr’s Caterina Fake sent out a call for new 6-word stories. What fun! I threw these into the mix:

  • This Kool Aid tastes like cyanide.
  • America goes the way of Rome.
  • Sting ray fells hunter of crocs.
  • I’m sorry, that lump is cancer.
  • Boy meets girl. Girl sautees boy.