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                 Over the last year I’ve become pretty obsessed with yarn bombing so the idea of a hotel room that is made completely out of wool sounds pretty amazing. Call it the “Do Knit Disturb” room (an adorable touch, I might add!) and I’m already packing my bags to get across the pond. For this particular room at Brighton’s Hotel Pelirocco, local artist, Kate Jenkins and her two assistants spent a month knitting cushions, curtains, the bedspread, a vase of flowers, a lampshade, even a tube of toothpaste.

  I recently discovered Founders & Followers, the fancy online shop with a million "must add to my wish list" kind of items by some of my favorite designers, along with awesome ones I'd never heard of. Besides just being an online shop, the appropriately named store is sort of a mishmash of designers, artists, photo shoots, and workshop features of where the designers get their work groove on.

                                Sarah Silverman is heading to Republican Presidential candidate Rick Perry’s home state of Texas for a form of comic relief. But with Silverman you know there’s got to be some controversy there. And with this one it’s the comedy fundraiser’s name, Live From N*****head: Stripping the Paint Off of Good Ol’ Fashioned Racism.

                         When you see David Jay’s photos from the SCAR Project you might gasp. His portraits of young breast cancer survivors, all ranging from 18 to 35 years old, hide nothing. From October 28 to November 6 the Openhouse Gallery in New York City will be exhibiting the photos, which show off the scars of breast cancer survivors and chronicle the effect it has had on their bodies. Some of the women stand alone, others together. Some look proud. Others look vulnerable.

I'm just going to assume that in this day and age many of you have iPhones. And so, in saying that many of you know of the little and totally awesome (not to mention, totally FREE) app Instagram. For absolutely nothing you can make all your iPhone pics look like vintage perfection without the hassle of transferring and loading into photoshop and filters and blah. Plus, you get to share it with the world! All good and snazzy, except you really really like those photos and want to actually use them for something.Never fear! Because you totally can.

                                From eggs stamped with little pink ribbons to pink yogurt tops to special pink KitchenAid mixers for Cook For The Cure, everyone knows it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But did you know that October is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month? Since October 1987, October has been the month to bring awareness to all those struggling with domestic violence.

  The documentary I've been dying to see since I first saw the trailer is finally premiering on TV tonight!  Do not miss Miss Representation by Jennifer Siebel Newsom; it's sure to be a powerful film about modern women's depictions in the media.   This is not just a film, it's the catalyst to a growing movement and a call to challenge the media.  They've launched numerous social change campaigns already including, Represent Us, where anyone can post a video about how they wish to be represented in the media.

Attention Madge fans, the new trailer for Madonna's movie W.E. has dropped.  Will it be her comeback into the film world?  From the looks of the trailer, the cinematography looks beautiful and the music is lovely.   The film, written and directed by Madonna, takes place in 1930s England, and is Madonna's take on the affair between American socialite Wallis Simpson and and King Edward VII.  King Edward later abdicated the throne to be with Ms. Simpson, and the whole thing was the height of celebrity scandal during that time.

Daniel Handler, better known by the pen name Lemony Snicket and beloved author of the delightfully depressing "A Series of Unfortunate Events", is just one of the many (no seriously, there are SO many) authors that's showing their support for Occupy Wall Street on the Occupy Writers site.While the goal of the whole protest is broad and at times hazy, Snicket doesn't hesitate to draw his own conclusions on what's going in his signature witty charm.

Confession: I'm a pumpkinaholic. I am kind of obsessed with anything pumpkin and sweet this time of year. Pumpkin pie..pumpkin cake..pumpkin lattes..pumpkin butter..I love it all! I realize I'm starting to sound like that shrimp guy from Forrest Gump, but pumpkin is just that delicious. It's a shame that pumpkin things really only appear during this season considering how yummy it is all year round. I figured this might be a good time to share some of my favorite fall (or anytime) recipes or recipes that I've found to look extra tasty and am meaning to try.
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