Archive for January, 2011

26
Jan
11

Post a Letter Social Activity Club

“Imagine a day when every personal e-mail you receive is in the form of a piece of mail, in envelopes of different sizes, papers of different colours and textures, handwriting of varying degrees of legibility. Wouldn’t that be pretty nice for a change?”

A small writing campaign is gaining momentum on its mission “to promote letter writing as a social and political tool, as well as a powerful generator of love, surprises, anticipation, relaxation and fun!” and we think it’s a great thing! Post a letter social activity club is the inspiration of Angel Chen of Toronto, Ontario and beginning in early 2009 she has sought to organize a regular space and time to encourage people to come together and write letters in eachother’s company.  “Show up and write a letter or two with a group of other people also writing letters. By letters, we mean anything that involves the postal system: a postcard, a personal letter, a political letter, a package, a special occasion card, fan mail, mail art, prank mail, or something experimental.”   Events are presently taking place in Toronto, Montreal, New York, and Copenhagen and I’m sure new locales will be joining the list soon. Visit the website and learn how to start your own event. We`d love to see more handwritten communication and wish them well!

CBC Radio’s Sunday Edition featured the post a letter social activity club in its recent feature Mail Myself to You. (click to listen)

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20
Jan
11

How to Perfectly Iron a Shirt

 

If you’re anything like me, you hate ironing so much that you dryclean your dress shirts just to have someone else do the dreaded chore for you. I know, it sounds awful, but I can’t help it – ironing is just not my thing. Busted!

But it looks like there’s hope in sight. Here is a video with some smart tips on how to perfectly (and efficiently) iron a shirt – it looks so easy, I might do this after all!

Click here: How to Perfectly Iron a Shirt (video from Globe and Mail)

Good luck!

 

 

 

 

12
Jan
11

When I Grow Up I Can Be Anything I Want

We’ve spoken in several posts about the power (both positive and negative) of advertising. We think you’ll agree that the following television commercial by Mattel for Barbie strikes the right note of inspiration.