Remember the “I’m a Mac, and I’m a PC” commercials for Apple? You can watch all 66 of them over at Adweek’s website. Can you believe there were 66 ads? I like the one where they flashback to being kids (above).
50 States, 50 Designers – each one creates an illustration around their state’s motto. See the gallery here. More are posted every day.
My favourite is the one for Florida designed by Two Arms Inc, above. Sidenote – who knew that was Florida’s state motto? I guess they couldn’t find an original one, so they copied the motto for the entire country.
Are you sick of the snow yet? Having trouble seeing the beauty in winter when you have to trudge through the slush every day? Maybe these gorgeous winter travel photos from BudgetTravel will cheer you up. See the slideshow here.
On Wednesday I wrote about how much I loved Downton Abbey, and now that it’s over, there’s another TV miniseries I’m quite looking forward to – Mildred Pierce on HBO. (sidenote – don’t you love how TV miniseries are better than movies now?)
Mildred Pierce will air in March, and it stars Kate Winslett, Guy Pearce, and Evan Rachel Wood. It’s directed and co-written by Todd Haynes (who made the the Bob Dylan film I’m Not There and the Julianne Moore period drama Far From Heaven). For more info, watch the Behind-the-Scenes clip I’ve posted above.
Have you heard about Downton Abbey, the 7-part British television miniseries? It aired on ITV in England back in the fall, and was just broadcast on PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre in January (where it was cut differently, and pieced together into 4 parts).
I haven’t loved a drama so much in a long time – TV or movie. I couldn’t get enough of Downton Abbey. The writing is so good – the characters have so much depth. That’s thanks to Sir Julian Fellowes, who also wrote the fantastic film Gosford Park.
If you missed the show when it aired, don’t worry – the DVD is now available. Look for it at the video store, or buy it online here. Trust me – it’s well worth it.
And, if you can’t get enough of the show and want to know more, check out the mini-website that PBS put together for the show. There are Q and A’s, cast chats, and more info about the real-life location where Downton Abbey was shot.
Finally, it has been confirmed that a second season is coming. From Downton Abbey’s Wikipedia entry:
The second series will be composed of eight episodes. Filming begins in March 2011. The second series will air from Autumn 2011, and will be followed by a Christmas special later in the year.
Michelle Dockery, Dame Maggie Smith, Brendan Coyle, Rob James-Collier and Dan Stevens have all signed up for the second series.
CAN. NOT. WAIT.
Sometimes you just don’t want to read words – you want to look at pretty pictures. If today is one of those days (as Mondays often are), then check out The Steward, a photo tumblog from Britain. Not totally sure what the theme is, other than gorgeous images. Like the ones above.
It’s chilly willy and there’s some snow on the ground here in Toronto, so when I saw this posting on Desire to Inspire, I was overwhelmed with real estate envy. This beach house in Noosa Sound, Queensland (Australia) has such a gorgeous blend of modern design with beach-house casual coziness.
If you have an extra 5 million, it can be yours… here’s the real estate listing.