Belgian artist Liesbet Bussche has been working on a street art installation project called “Urban Jewellery,” in which she transforms normal city objects and fixtures into large scale jewelry. This giant earring, for example, was just a spherical stone roadblock before Bussche added the brass post and made all of us instinctively reach for our earlobes to make sure this wayward accessory wasn’t ours. After the jump, check out a chain barricade that Bussche turned into a massive charm bracelet… [Beautiful Decay] Keep reading »
This is a public service announcement: if you’re in need of any kind of spell, potion, psychic reading, or enchantment and prefer to procure your magical products via an online auction site, you best place your bids before August 30th. Why, you ask? Well, eBay just updated the seller guidelines in the paranormal and metaphysical categories and banned the sale of potions, spells, and psychic readings. The new rules take effect on August 30th, which means less than 10 days until you’re cut off from your favorite potion Power Seller. I would suggest trying your local neighborhood witch or wizard, but I’m not sure if they accept PayPal. Maybe it’s time to DIY your own potions? There’s bound to be some good recipes on Pinterest… [Mashable]
I get such a thrill from seeing unexpected celeb friendships in action. Kristen Bell and Rachel Bilson made me giggle with glee, and now here are Cameron Diaz and Portia de Rossi leaving a salon together. They both look amazing rocking totally different styles: Cameron is very West Coast preppy in her yellow chino shorts and bold accessories, while Portia opted for a slouchy-cool outfit in muted colors. After the jump, we’ve assembled affordable versions of both their outfits–click through to steal their style! Keep reading »
The cool minty color of this watch totally reminds me of the “Daiquiri Ice” flavor at Baskin Robbins, which I ordered by accident one time as a child and then started hyperventilating because I was so scared it was going to get me drunk and then I’d get arrested and never be able to become a successful paleontologist (please don’t question my childhood logic). Anyway, now that I’m an adult, I’d like to wear this watch while drinking a real daiquiri and wondering whatever happened to that whole paleontology career path. [$58, Anthropologie]
This woman is wearing a bike helmet. Do you see it? Probably not, because it’s not there. Confused yet? OK, here’s the deal: you’re looking at a photo of an innovative product called the Hövding, which is being touted as the world’s first “invisible bike helmet.” See that zip-up scarf around the model’s neck? Housed inside that unassuming fabric collar is an accelerometer and gyroscope that detect motion and trigger the release of an airbag to protect your delicate cranium in the event of a crash. Developed by a pair of Swedish women, the Hövding certainly isn’t cheap (it currently retails for $600 and works once), but it has the potential to revolutionize the world of bike safety and put an end to helmet hair. Pretty cool, huh? Would you ever wear one?
After the jump, check out a video about the development of this incredible technology and how the designers dealt with sexism they encountered in the process of bringing their product to the marketplace…
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As Julie has previously mentioned, leopard print is tough to get right, but it can definitely be done. I think Heidi Klum looks pretty amazing here (I mean, she’s Heidi Klum, so not looking amazing would be a much more difficult endeavor), although I could do without the ruffle hem, and the black leather belt seems a bit heavy to be paired with strappy stiletto sandals. Overall though, I’m going to place this in the “successful leopard print” category. What say you?
I think I’ve mentioned my love for Revlon Lip Butters a few times now, most recently in the context of my summer makeup routine, but I thought it was time to make things official and
ask Lip Butter to marry me write up a full Beauty Test Drive. This awesome lip balm/lipstick hybrid is the bestselling lip color of the year, and I’ve contributed to its success by buying three shades (so far) and recommending it to many of my friends, especially the ones who are hesitant about lipstick. Want to know why? Get the scoop, after the jump… Keep reading »
I spend most of my life thinking about food, but as soon as I get an invite to a party that includes the phrase, “Please bring a dish to share,” my mind goes completely blank. For someone who loves to cook, I’ve showed up at way too many parties sheepishly holding a store-bought cold cuts platter. But you know what? I think it’s finally time to tackle the party food challenge. I sought out 10 crowd-pleasing treats that are easy to make, easy to eat, delicious, and–in certain cases–downright adorable (grilled cheese bites, anyone?). Click through to check ‘em out, but beware: these recipes could cause your social calendar to fill up very quickly…
I love the cap toe shoe trend that’s happening right now: white ballet flats with black toes; black stiletto slingbacks with silver toes; pink pumps with yellow toes–I’ll take a pair of each, please! For some reason the idea that you can DIY your own cap toe shoes totally blew my mind, even though it’s one of the simplest projects I’ve ever come across. All you need is tape, spray paint, and a simple pair of shoes ready to get the cap toe treatment. As you can see, neon toes look fabulous on tan pumps, but you could try whatever color combo worked best with your wardrobe. If you give this DIY a try, send me a pic of your finished footwear at email@example.com! [Green Wedding Shoes]