If you’ve been frustrated by the chronic separation of your keyboard and your pants, then today is your day, my friend. A Dutch design company has finally created a pair of jeans with a keyboard, wireless mouse, and speakers sewn right in. They’re fashion-forward too: dark denim with orange seams stitched to resemble the wiring of a circuit board. Unfortunately this particular pair won’t be available for sale to the public, but I’d say it’s a good indication that it won’t be long until our crotches are writing our status updates for us. [Discovery News]
I was not a super cute kid, and my awkward phase lasted from second grade to sometime around my sophomore year of college. In elementary school I was chubby with scraggly blond hair. In high school I had low self-esteem and a pretty intense case of dandruff. When I was younger getting called fat and ugly was a daily occurrence, and it was very rare for anyone who wasn’t my grandmother to comment on my appearance in a positive way (and even she got her jabs in every once in awhile).
Looking back, I’m not sure if I was actually so hideous, but I certainly felt like an ugly duckling, and one thing’s for sure: the word “beautiful” never figured into my identity. It took a long time for me to finally feel like a swan. Here are a few life lessons I learned along the way… Keep reading »
Tina Fey and Michelle Williams were two of the best dressed stars at the Academy Awards, and what did their gorgeous gowns have in common? Peplums! What’s a peplum, you ask? It’s a flared piece of fabric that creates an exaggerated hourglass shape. Peplums are super trendy right now and popping up on everything from blouses to dresses to skirts. Here are seven of our favorite peplum pieces that will look just as amazing in real life as they do on the red carpet…
Artist Brian Dettmer uses surgical tools to carve up old encyclopedias, dictionaries, and medical journals. No materials are added and nothing inside the books are relocated, he simply carves the existing paper, one page at a time. When he’s finished, the vintage text and illustrations become intricate 3D dioramas with stunning detail and unexpected themes. This kind of stuff always gives me a headache, but in a good way, you know? Click through to see a few more examples of his work! [Karan Arora]
So, the Oscars last night were kinda weird, right? Billy Crystal’s hosting definitely wasn’t as cringe-worthy as Anne Hathaway and James Franco last year, but the whole show seemed a little off. There was an awkward vibe throughout the ceremony, and a few moments that were straight-up confusing. Here’s a list of the top 10 most “WTF?!” moments at the ceremony this year. Keep reading »
Last week we discussed the movies men love, and now it’s the ladies’ turn! Here are 10 titles that often make their way onto women’s favorite movie lists, and a little insight into what exactly makes them so magical…
Reader Meredith requested an Etsy spotlight post featuring some Etsy sellers who use eco-friendly practices. A great resource is Eco Etsy, a group of over 400 Etsy sellers who have vowed to reduce their environmental impact and use green practices whenever possible. We’ve highlighted 5 shops with quirky items made from recycled materials; if you run an eco-friendly Etsy shop or want to give a shout out to your favorite store, please add to our list and post a link in the comments section! And if you have a request for an Etsy spotlight post, shoot me an email at email@example.com.
These lemon poppy seed pancakes not only look delicious, they incorporate a lot of the springy flavors we were drooling over in our recent cupcake orgy post (citrus and berries are such a great combination). But these pancakes have something going for them that cupcakes don’t: it’s socially acceptable to scarf down a pile of them first thing in the morning. Check out the recipe here, and let the Sunday morning pancake scarfing commence! [via Picky Cook]
Armpit shaving habits, British mascara, and bad hair days, oh my! Here are the top 10 style stats of the week… Keep reading »
Sometimes a product comes along that is so weird and magical that I can’t help but wonder how different my life would be if I owned it. This sheltie dog purse is one of those products. If I ever pony up the $25 bucks it would take to buy this bag, here are 10 things I will do… [Fuzzy Nation Handbag, Amazon] Keep reading »