Van Cleef & Arpels Les Voyages Extraordinaires Advertisement

Van Cleef & Arpels has a new jewelry line called Les Voyages Extraordinaires that I saw advertised in Taiwan’s Liberty Times. The pictured necklace looks like a hot air balloon and the line at the bottom of the ad roughly translates into English as, “fantasy journeys across time and space inspired this collection.”

Notes from Taiwan, Dior and Stanford University Advertisement in Taiwan’s Liberty Times

Sorry about the image above being upside down, but I wanted to put this out as quickly as possible. According this advertisement in Taiwan’s Liberty Times, Dior sponsors researchers at Stanford University for their work on skin cells. Have you seen advertisements like this that trumpet university research to legitimate cosmetics claims in the States?

SFRA 2009, In Atlanta, At Starbucks

I didn’t sleep nearly as long as I would have liked to last night, but I do feel more rested than I did yesterday during the twelve hour drive.  Now, I’m sitting in the Tucker, Georgia Starbucks working on shortening my essay for SFRA.  I think I’m going to return home, because there are eight advertising robots arguing and shouting over what surfing is like with analogies taken from the movie Blue Crush for some new campaign.  I could say some nasty things about how their hive mind works, but I think it suffices to say that Thomas Nagel’s “What Is It Like to Be a Bat” comes to mind.