Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Pomp Obsessions

Having raised orphaned kittens for the past 9 weeks I'm obsessed with anything cat related. Fuck it, even before the kittens I ate up anything feline. So i can't help but love the concept behind Soft Claws. Created by veterinarian Dr. Toby Wexler, they are a safe,non-toxic nail cap for your kitty. They don't interfere with retracting claws and let them scratch and stretch to their little hearts' desire without messing up your furniture. The best part? All the colors! You can bet my puss is gonna have neon pink nails. Now we can match! Plus it's an AMAZING alternative to de-clawing.


If you have traveled at all in the past few years, you know the beefed up security at airports causes more anxiety and stress than comfort. There is no privacy and anything you pack is fair game when it comes to employee amusement (better ex nay that purple dildo). It's a work in progress but the TSA Communications Project provides great commentary on dealing with all that dramz. Make it fun! You might get in trouble (well, you will) and it is a guarantee your bag will be searched (lame) but come on, art is not a bomb and that's something everyone can smile about. Do yourself a favor and check it out. I think it's genius (and you trust me, right?)


There is one last thing i have to mention. I've always been a huge fan of animation (no, not anime, get a life) and this film is amazing. It's a shame the director's blog is in Spanish because I would love to see what he's up to on the daily. His experimental technique has a balls to the wall mentality, just like Pomp. Maybe it will work, maybe it won't but at least you tried. Usually it works and this short film is beautiful and touching. Take a moment to watch "A short love story in stop motion" then hit up his site to get a peak into his creative process.


-Amanda S.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

kitty's got hot pink claws! that's awesome and animal friendly