Media & web

Web Therapy: cast of Friends and Meryl Streep in a show you may never heard of…

Hard to believe I’ve never come across this before. Lisa Kudrow has been making online comedy Web Therapy since 2008. Kudrow plays Dr Fiona Wallace, a therapist so unimpressed by her clients’ problems she has developed a service offering 3 minute online sessions. It’s such a clever premise that allows for low production costs and lots of famous guest stars, including Meryl Streep and her Friends cast mates. Kudrow apparently

Tips for single women on Valentine’s Day

If you’ve bagged a hot date for tomorrow night, Avocado Sweet brings you some foolproof tips for making sure the evening goes without a hitch. We’ve actually pinched them from a 1938 edition of Click Photo Parade magazine but they still seem pretty apt. Just make sure you do the exact opposite in every case. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Celine ad not Joan Didion’s first

Fantastic to see the great Joan Didion, at 80, appearing as the face of Celine. She has however modelled before. Back in 1989 she was pictured with her now sadly deceased daughter Quintana for Gap. Didion’s memoir about the loss of Quintana – Blue Nights – was published in 2011. Just a couple of years earlier Didion had published the incredible Year of Magical Thinking about the death of her

It’s decorative gourd season Motherfuckers!

If it’s Halloween it must be time for this brilliant piece by Colin Nissan from the ever wonderful McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. Spookily good.   ‘I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to get my hands on some fucking gourds and arrange them in a horn-shaped basket on my dining room table. That shit is going to look so seasonal. I’m about to head up to the attic right now to find that

Famous Letterheads

  Hugh Hefner’s letterhead in 1955   Charles Altas, the ‘world’s most perfectly developed man’   Terry Gilliam’s production company, Poo Poo Pictures, 1989    

Ainslie Henderson is Moving On with heartbreaking music video…

Do you remember Ainslie Henderson from the first series of Fame Academy? He was the slightly intense, jumpy Scottish singer songwriter who was tipped the win the contest but ended up finishing 4th. He went on to enjoy a mildy successful music career throughout his twenties before deciding that the life of a pop star was not for him. He then studied animation at Edinburgh College of Art and has

Jim Morrison on why Fat is Beautiful

In this interview with Jim Morrison he explains why fat is beautiful. Below Larry King reveals what happened when he was seduced at the tender age of 23. Both interviews are cassette recordings from journalist interviews and appear on Blank on Blank which has animated the sound recordings. Other gems include an interview with Meryl Streep discussing beauty and Dino de Laurentis.

Fashion Grandpas

Fashion Grandpas, is another welcome variation on the theme that style is not confined to the young – although not sure how happy the subjects would be with the ‘grandpas’ tag. Advanced Style, led the way a number of years ago showcasing the style of older women and has already being featured on Avocado Sweet – you can see the new Advanced Style documentary showing at cinemas in the UK

Tom Hanks: ‘Damn You All to Hell’

In 2012 Chris Hardwick sent a beautiful 1934 Smith Corona to noted typewriter collector Tom Hanks as in ingenious way of asking him to give an interview on Nerdist Podcast. Within days, Hanks responded with the charming letter seen below, typed on the Corona.   Via Letters of Note, published by Shaun Usher.