Daily Archives: September 12, 2009

Spring 2010 Rag and Bone collection at NYTimes.com

Great collection: fits somewhere in between casual and dressy, at least on the men’s wear side of it. I especially like this. See the slide show here.

P.S. You can see all of their collections here. The image on the left is from the Fall-Winter 2009 set.

Good news on global child mortality

According to this UNICEF Press centre, global child mortality continues to drop:

UNICEF today released new figures that show the rate of deaths of children under five years of age continued to decline in 2008.

The data shows a 28 per cent decline in the under-five mortality rate, from 90 deaths per 1000 live births in 1990, to 65 deaths per 1000 live births in 2008. According to these estimates, the absolute number of child deaths in 2008 declined to an estimated 8.8 million from 12.5 million in 1990, the base line year for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Lots of good progress. It goes without saying that there is still much more to be done. Still, good news should never be sniffed at.

The whole press release is worth reading.

Late Night / Early Morning Music: Björk – Big Time Sensuality

Equally good as the last music of the night or the first music of the day….

YouTube – Björk – Big Time Sensuality

The Best Cafes (for Free WiFi) in Toronto


If you are like me, you like a cafe that allows you to hookup to the Internet while you have a nice cup of joe. BlogTO let’s you know the best places to go in the city with this great article featuring The Best Cafes for Free WiFi in Toronto. And even if you feel like leaving your laptop at home and taking a book or a newspaper with you instead, you would do well to check out some of these fine cafes.

Want to live / stay in Paris?

Consider checking out the site: Haven in Paris. I can’t promise you they will be cheap, but they do have a range of sizes and locations, and even if you don’t do much more than window shop, it can be fun to do. I mean, you could do alot worse than have an apartment at Place des Vosges to hang out. Some rentals can be as short as a week. Go see. (Oh, there’s also places in Provence and Tuscany too.)

(Found via the blog Cup of Jo).