Thursday, October 28, 2010

Boobs without nipples are 'pointless'

KONDAKIS: bringing dead wood back to life.
My girl loves KONDAKIS. That means I also have to love KONDAKIS. Kenya-based KONDAKIS creates amazing clothing and jewellery created from recycled parachutes and wood.

The KONDAKIS Parachute Collection is made from original old parachutes. The collection includes dresses, jackets, tops, skirts, bags and underwear and all the styles come in the colours snow, desert, bush, lava and metal.

The KONDAKIS Dead Wood Collection integrates the roughness of wood in bangles and necklaces by leaving some of the bark on and also by cutting the pieces in such a way that the different wood colors come to the surface and create a contrast.

KONDAKIS parachutes: catch me if I fall!
Earlier this year, the Kondakis website showed a naked breast on the front page of the website and some other pages as well. Immediately after I tweeted about it, all pictures with nude boobies were removed from the site. And now the pictures are back! But not completely: parts of the boobies are back, but the nipples are missing! Yes, the nipples are gone. I find boobs without nipples so... well, pointless!

Let's now have a look at one of the original pictures on the website and how KONDAKIS killed the beauty of that picture:

With nipple
Without nipple
Find the one and only difference between the two pictures.

Now where has the nipple gone? Damn Photoshop!

Now, why would they have removed the nipples? Is this a breast cancer awareness campaign? Or are they afraid of showing nipples because they are erogenous zones and can be erotic?

I am now advocating for the right to bare breasts. Why is it inappropriate for women to go topless in public? Our grannies were topless most of the time, so what is the problem really?

Swazi politicians are already part of my campaign since they have been defending the right of women in traditional dress to expose their breasts. And you, will you also join me in the campaign for the right to bare breasts? Leave your comments below, but please keep them 'to the point'!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Let's play with condoms

Kid in Mbita having fun with condoms
Turning condoms into toys
You can have sex with a condom, that's usually fun. But children in Mbita on Lake Victoria have discovered an interesting new purpose for condoms: use them as toys! Wow, Kenyans are innovators!

Now, what else could you do with a condom? Well, some random guy who loves bad jokes launched some 'projects' on this. Here's a pack of five cool things (called the 'Condom Hack Pack') you can do with a condom, including the Condom Lifesaver, the Condom Cat Toy, the Cellular Condom Protector, the Condom Shotgun and Condom Floaters:

And you, what do you do with your condoms?

Friday, October 8, 2010

The Witch Doctor

When a Kenyan man discovers he is HIV positive, he turns to a traditional healer for help. But what advice will the witch doctor dispense? This light-hearted film has an important message about the relationship between modern medicine and folk treatments.

Have you ever gone to a witch doctor? I regularly see one. He is from Tanzania and he is always so much fun. I just go for the fun of it, I don't believe in it at all. I have even taken friends from abroad to the same doctor, and we always have a good laugh afterwards. It is relatively cheap and excellent entertainment!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Good Fortune - a film about Silva and Jackson

Good Fortune explores how massive, international efforts to alleviate poverty in Africa may be undermining the very communities they aim to benefit. Through intimate portraits of two Kenyans battling to save their homes from large-scale development organizations, the film presents a unique opportunity to experience foreign aid through the eyes of the people it is intended to benefit.

On the outskirts of Nairobi, Silva’s home and business in Africa’s largest squatter community are being demolished as part of a United Nations slum-upgrading project. In the rural countryside, Jackson’s farm is being flooded by an American investor who hopes to alleviate poverty by creating a multi-million dollar rice farm.

Interweaving meditative portraits of its characters, Good Fortune examines the real-world impact of international aid. With a broad scope and intimate style, the film portrays gripping stories of human perseverance and suggests that the answers for Africa lie in the resilience of its people.

Called “gripping and infuriating” by, the film raises tough questions about how international development has undermined efforts to bring Kenya and other African nations out of extreme poverty. A lack of community involvement, government corruption and naiveté compound to undermine projects forged with the best intentions.

Here's the trailer:

Would you like to see the complete film? Well, the next screenings are on October 21st, 2010 in Mexico and in Belgium...