Favourites, Modern Life, Viral This Week

There Are Tiny Mouse Houses Hidden In Sweden

There are little letterboxes on tiny houses next door to miniature barbers and pharmacies hidden within the streets of Sweden and beyond.

The Malmö-based street art collective called Anonymouse MMX are known for their tiny creations around the world, fit for mice.

The intricacies and details in each piece beg your attention.

Inside tiny rooms are tiny lights that glow at night. There are Christmas trees and book shops, jazz clubs and patisseries.

These pop up creations are located in seen and unseen places and bring a touch of magic to the modern world. All you have to do is find them.

Have a look for yourself:

According to their instagram, they also love a good, cheesy pun.

You can see albums from Taylor Swiss, Briehanna and Feta James popping up in their tiny record store.

Check out this cuteness for yourself on their instagram page here.

Standard
Modern Life, Viral This Week

Meet Pistachio: The Green Pup From Sardinia

If there’s one thing 2020 needed, it was a pastel green puppy called Pistachio.

On 9 October 2020, a litter of five was born to Christian Mallocci’s working dogs in the costal town, Sardinia.

All was well except for the fact that one of the puppies appeared to have green fur.

There was therefore no doubt that the Italian farmer would call his obscure pup ‘Pistachio.’

In pictures posted via REUTERS, you can see the pastel green puppy in all of his glory.

Picture taken October 9, 2020. Cristian Mallocci/Handout via REUTERS

It’s thought that the green colour is caused by the bile pigment known as biliverdin.

When lighter coloured puppies come into contact with the green pigment in their mother’s womb, their fur can stain with this sensational colour.

Picture taken October 9, 2020. Cristian Mallocci/Handout via REUTERS

Sadly, it won’t last forever. The green colour is known to fade over time.

So I guess that means we need to stare at and snap all of the cute photos that we can manage in the meantime.

(And now we feel like having a pistachio flavoured gelato in Sardinia. Sorry in advance if now you do too).

Standard
Favourites, Modern Life

Sometimes All You Need Is A New Hairdo

I’ve been following Scarlett Curtis for a while now.

She is the daughter of the man who directed Love Actually, Notting Hill and Bridget Jones for one thing.

It would be assumed that her life is therefore a walking-talking rom-com. But actually, she is very open and honest about the fact that it isn’t.

She suffers from mental health issues and has shared a lot of her experiences online and in her books.

She is passionate about feminism and her first curated and authored book, ‘Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and other lies)‘ promotes the voices and opinions of many women from all different walks of life. They speak about what it means to be a woman and it is so refreshing and game-changing in a lot of way. (Highly recommend)

Her second book is ‘It’s Not Okay To Feel Blue (and other lies)‘ shares the experiences of people with mental health issues. Actresses, singers, comedians, celebrities, and everyone else in between.

Often people feel too awkward to talk about their mental health struggles because there is a stigma around this a lot of the time.

However, bit by bit, this sharing and caring is proving to be really powerful and makes these topics feel less grotesque (because they are not grotesque at all… in fact, they’re very, very normal).

I thought I would share this recent post from Scarlett Curtis that made me feel a bit better this week.

Scarlett has been open about the fact that lockdown has played a big role in her mental health. With the latest lockdown news coming our of the UK, she posted:

‘Imagine your hair looking this good and having just come out of a depressive episode just in time for lockdown #2… IMAGINE.’

She says, ‘In all seriousness. This week I saw a psychiatrist, a therapist, a GP, an acupuncturist and went to @bleachlondon and I think the hair might have helped most (don’t take this advice seriously. I’m not a doctor).’

We couldn’t agree more. Sometimes all you need is a good wash, cut, colour and blow-dry. It can really do wonders for your happiness and bring about those tiny sparks of joy that you might have been missing.

So book a haircut in. Oh and watch Love Actually. That will also help A LOT.

Standard