Thursday, 31 March 2011

Topping stuff

Analogue watch that looks digital - that is MUY EXCELLENTE. It's made from fancy shit - gold, platinum, titanium and carbon fibre. I don't even know who it's by but I bet it costs shitloads.  

An Analog Watch That Looks Like a Digital Watch

I hope you are all well out there, I am mildly hungover and recovering from my taxi ride last night. After 10 minutes in a traffic jam I noticed a very home-made looking ad that the driver had stuck up on the glass behind his head. It was for Toppers BSDM Swingers club, dress code: PVC, leather, all black. It had photos of two Readers Wives looking women in top hats and some creepy leather shiz. How curious - that's quite a big statement from a taxi driver. It wasn't like an official Spearmint Rhino* ad on the seat which he'd been paid to put in, it looked like something he'd made at home with his swinging wife. Creepy. 

P.s. I have just looked up Toppers on the internet. Sexy times it ain't. 

*There is a Spearmint Rhino wagon parked in a street by my office which gets me every time - I think they use it to pick up and deliver punters to the club on Tottenham Court Road. It has photos of big-titted blondes all over it and I can only imagine how much I'd laugh being picked up in it. Also, it's a Chrysler - HA! Shame pile up or what.

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Wednesday, 30 March 2011

War HUH. What is it good for?

Inspiring rugs apparently. sells these extraordinary Afghan rugs depicting rocket launchers, fighter jets, scenes from the Iraq war and the destruction of the twin towers. Kevin Sudieth - the War Rug rug dealer provides fascinating history behind many of the scenes depicted and notes that the prices have doubled since September 11th.

Who knew? Shits on Ikea.


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Tuesday, 29 March 2011


I re-watched Brycreem's Effortless ad from yonder-ago. Effortless indeed - Sam Veale won a competition on MySpace to star in the ad. He had months of physical, mental and skills training to get the tricksy shot done in one take - take a look at the 'making of' video to get a feel for the pressure he must have been under. Good skills.

BRYLCREEM EFFORTLESS from oli beale on Vimeo.

Oli and Alex a W+K creative team came up with the ad - check out their other stuff. Link

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Monday, 28 March 2011

The jowl in the crown of the internet

New favourite website - 





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Whatevs Furbies

God, I always feel so bloody apathetic about posting anything on a Monday morning. I guess I can't feel apathetic about Laurie Hogan's mutant hamsters though. They deserve more than that. If we gave celebrity hairstylist James Brown some green and blue dye and a functional Barbie Hairdryer (they exist, I spent most of my childhood being furious about not having one) and set him on an albino hamster, do you think he could 'create' that middle one? We can only hope. 

See also, Laurie's Tiger Rabbit

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Friday, 25 March 2011

Weekend joy.

Lookalike ... Adolfish the goldfishNews reporter goes off the boil and ceases to make any sense at all. It is wonderous gibbery nonsense and made me laugh A LOT. Link

Goldfish that looks like Hitler. Link

I want to marry this robot. Link

Nothing beats a weird perversion - cow shit in this instance. Link

Lipton Tea's new website seems to have taken LSD. Link

One Thousand Cranes for Japan - check out this project. Link

This beats the crap out of the Transformers movie. Link

Totally brilliant corporate training video about SEXUAL HARASSMENT.

FINALLY! World penis size map. Link

p.s. I want to update Wellity Wellity Well's format because its current incarnation is a bit shoddy  - anyone got any bright ideas? FANKS.

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Thursday, 24 March 2011


It's all the rage. I hope superglue wasn't involved in the making of this puppy party of delight.

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Missed the boat

I love this card. Who leaves the friggin unicorns behind? Noah must have been a bit of an asshole. 

Thanks Tibbo.

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Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Down the plug'ole

Update: this post's vitriol is sponsored by Drunk Blogging. Take it away last night's me:

I'm watching Four Weddings and a Funeral while typing this post. "Is it raining? I hadn't noticed." PUUUUUUUUUKE. Andie McDowell is a rotter. 

More importantly - let's shove Andie McDowell down this insanely dangerous-looking lake-plug hole. See what your L'oreal contract thinks of the algae stuck to your face after this unlikely but horrific scenario.

Double update: I now have a rabid Andie McDowell fan hating me on Twitter. 
Living some sort of dream. 

See also Link

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Monday, 21 March 2011

Two dogs...

...eating in a busy restaurant. This is very sweet. There's no way my dog would be able to resist snarfling a whole bowl of food in front of him.

Via @iamwilf

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Bit of moon, bit of tree

In honour of last weekend's moon being the closest to earth it's been in 18 years, here's this vaguely relevant painting.

What? It's got the moon in it and I am lacking in imagination today.

Via Ffffound

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Friday, 18 March 2011


  • Organise before they rise (bunker, boat on the Thames, supplies)
  • Get up the staircase, then destroy it
  • Get out of the car, get onto the bike

See also this Zombie survival poster

Thanks Emerald

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Friday bumper crop


Pedigree Chum are meanies. Link

Best thing on the internet this week. No? Take another look. N.b my mother has already bought one. Link

Inappropriate job title acronym of the week. Link

Muhammed Ali made out of 1,300 punchbags. Link

Barbie Fooseball - a motherfreaking SNIP at $25k

The Yanks really aren't interested in international travel. Link

Some really shocking before / after interactive shots of the devastation in Japan. Link

Throwdown fat kid has his own internet site now

Can't. Stop. Staring. Link

How Old Spice ads are made - cool. Link

Predator the Musical. Link

Erm... sexy? Girl in a cow mask and bikini drives a Lambourgini. And then it gets weird. Link

Classy times - pay $2.98 for a 'stuffed lady's head for your wall mounted conquest, Choose from blonde brunette or redhead. Link

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Thursday, 17 March 2011


My darling extremely formidable grandmother passed away yesterday. She was amazing - when I was little she told me that holding your breath closes the pores on your skin so stinging nettles can't sting you (not true), that brushing your teeth with soot makes them whiter (only in comparison to your black gums) and she slapped me the only time I called her 'Granny' (she thought it was common - she also thought Christmas trees were common and instead fashioned a winter ice-skating scene on a silver tray which we were allowed to look at for approx 90 seconds on Christmas morning). I have a feeling that after cooling her heels in purgatory for what could be described as her ruthlessly old-fashioned views she will mostly be upbraiding St Peter about letting undesirables into heaven. She will be sorely missed.

So here's a quick post of things which have cheered me up today - all of which Betsy probably would have hated. 

Perfectly Timed Photos  - a great site.

 - "Bitch, I want my Frisbee." - Little Jimmy regretted wearing his red cap that da

 - Svetlana is largely regarded as a perfect wife.

I heart this kid. We have a similar misguided non-sense of rhythm.

Eurgh. Real Homer is repugnant:

Skittles ads are the gift that just keep giving.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

And now for...

A remarkably charming and unslutty drawn interpretation of Lady Gaga's Telephone. 

Via Refinery 29

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Kevin Bacon loves (Kevin) Bacon

SNAZZ! Kevin Bacon plays Ivan Cobenk, Kevin Bacon's biggest fan in this ad for Logitech Revue with Google telly.

As the video of Ivan's superfan interview about Kevin plays you can click on outlined items throughout to find out more about them and or buy them - see Ivan Cobenk's Twitter link (He named his cat Kevin Bacon, after the actor, Kevin Bacon), buy the prop wieners from Apollo 13, bid for an oil painting of Ivan and Kevin by Ivan on Ebay and plenty more.

Only watch this if you have time to spare / click. It's good. 

Via @tomcallard

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Vegetarian dog food?

That's mean. But these are pretty great ads for SM Store's new veggie range. 

Agency: Out of the Box, New Delhi, India

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Monday, 14 March 2011

The Book of Revelations

Herrow herrow. I am now doing some posts for the Saatchi & Saatchi blog The Book of Revelations. First up is a little something something about Volkswagen's new fancy pants interactive print ad.

Read it here.


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Unfathomable excellence

Someone get this man a cage dancing residency in Ibiza STAT. 

Via Crack Unit

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If you have another child I'll run away and never talk to you again.

These posters for the magazine Covet Visi speak directly to me as an only child. I think my top tantrum was aged three when I took all my clothes off and banged my head repeatedly on the ground on a cliff in Cornwall, screaming all the while in order to get my parents to carry me on their shoulders but they were laughing so much they couldn't even pretend to lift me. I got my mother back some years later when I trailed her around the supermarket with an exaggerated limp while she yelled at me over her shoulder to hurry up and stop dawdling - unaware that it looked like she was yelling at her child for being crippled. The exchanged glances of horror and "social services?" from the other shoppers was priceless and mum had no idea until I told her ten years later. Meh hehehehe. Cackle cackle. Sorry mum.

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Friday, 11 March 2011

Do Inception. And make it short and spiffy

Wunderbar - Wolfgang Matzl has turned Inception into a 60 second animation, it's really excellent, lovely brainfolding etc.

See also Jaws in 60 seconds


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Happy camping Friday wotsits.

Hello all - haven't been on Twitter much this week so haven't got many links to throw in your face.

  • This is a genius prank.
  • Policeman sucks at fake typing. Link
  • Who'd win in a fight between a tiger and a lion? Link
  • FOUL! Mean football player dirty tackles chap in a mankini. Link

Links via Fennelly, @Awoooooga
Hell Yeah poster link

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On the Razzle Dazzle

This blows battleship grey out of the water - Jack Dyson explains further:
"In the early 1900s, round the time that artists started playing with cubism and form, military tacticians started looking at camouflage. Dazzle or Razzle Dazzle was a style of painting invented by Brit Norman Wilkinson. He  used intersecting geometric shapes to break the silhouette of a ship on a horizon. It doesn’t make it invisible, but it does make it harder to see which way it’s going and how fast (which in turn makes it harder to hit)."

Link to read more. Wikipedia article here.

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Thursday, 10 March 2011

Chip Chop!

Sweet stuff from Melbourne label Chip Chop. Aussie labels and designers really seem to be at the top of the pile for stylish creatures at the moment. During my time in Sydney at Christmas, I definitely noticed a freshness that's lacking in London. 

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