Friday fun links. Click away.When we bought our home we inherited a navy front door that was uniform, classic and stiff. I like navy enough in nautical stripes, my husband’s crisp suits and all that is prep. But even though Taylor Swift may have ruined it for me, red rules.
The door was painted this past spring after 8 years of Bay Street blue. For colour fascists, it is not true red but more of a raspberry blush, well within the rouge family.
I arrived at the shade with the help of my painter/ amateur shrink George. Now my Irish ancestors will be free to hover as a red door is said to ward off evil spirits. For everyone else, I just hope it reads welcome. What does your door say?
Spirits may be thwarted but can we escape the Zombie Apocalypse coming to Toronto?
The Happy Zombie Sunrise Home is told in serial fashion, 13 instalments in total, now on line on the global story-sharing site, Wattpad.
Serial fiction was pioneered by Charles Dickens. Skip a few centuries and on line collaborations have morphed the fictional serial into something Atwood fans all over the world can share instantly. Very cool indeed.
I don’t get the Zombie thing myself but there are no shortage of urban dwellers who don the gross get up and stumble around the streets for annual Zombie walks. Or pose as extras for shock ads like this one for The Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Said to be impossible to film, David Mitchell’s award winning book, Cloud Atlas is now a genre busting epic on the big screen opening today. 6 different narrative threads weave together over 3 hours with cosmic questions throughout the film acting as a mesmerising glue. This is expensive, ambitious movie making that will not work for everyone but I was entranced. Some stories work better than others but that is the result of tag team filmmaking: the film lists 3 directors.
Sleepover alert: Tiff Bell Lightbox is holding The Bond Blitz in an all night marathon beginning at 7 pm tonight with From Russia with Love. James Bond design is also on view in the new exhibit Designing 007 which opens tomorrow.
Popcorn is the best in Toronto and better yet, you can bring any kind of food inside the gorgeous, sound proof theatres. Forget zombie makeup. You’ll look like one yourself after sitting through a night of Bond flicks. Shaken, not stirred, baby.