As much as my inner Montessori teacher wants to be like, “We are all artists!”, I know that many people feel much more comfortable around an angry skunk than a paintbrush. But! Lack of artistic experience or natural aptitude shouldn’t keep you from creating some fabulous DIY art for your home. Click through for some seriously easy DIY art ideas, guaranteed to add some interest to your walls and some unabashed pride to your voice when you say, “Why thank you, I made it myself!”
New Ryan Gosling photos? NEW RYAN GOSLING PHOTOS. So they’re not very interesting. Who cares! My man has emerged from Eva Mendes’s dungeon! No, that is not a vag reference, I literally think he has been kept prisoner for the last few months. Please tell me he was headed to New York City so that Lucca and I can begin Gosling Watch 2014. [Photos: Fame/Flynet]
Speaking of watching Gosling, the actor’s directorial debut, “Lost River” (previously: “How To Catch A Monster”), premieres at Cannes this week, and the first trailer was just posted online. Check it out after the jump! Keep reading »
Someday when I am rich and famous, I am going to go to the Cannes Film Festival in the south of France and I am going to drink champagne 24/7 and get caviar facials and ride to every premiere at the helm of a yacht, dressed in finery like these 22 fashionable women…
Ottomans aren’t getting the attention they deserve for being, um, brilliant. They provide extra seating, act as a footrest, and add interest to a room, plus, some even have storage options! Need a convenient place to put a drink? Top it with a tray. Unlike a couch, beautiful ottomans can be found for as little as $60. If you’re itching for an update, consider these furniture finds.
Here at The Frisky, we spend a lot of time talking about wine – our favorite kinds, the crafts we can make with all the leftover corks, etc, etc — but that doesn’t mean we don’t love us some beer too! And beer, like wine, is a surprisingly versatile ingredient in the kitchen. You can use it to add rich, full flavor from everything to soups to seafood. Crack open a cold one and click through for some beer-based recipes, from the classics (beer cheese fondue!) to the novel (pale ale pasta sauce!) to the OH MY GOD GET IN MY MOUTH RIGHT NOW (beer-candied bacon!!!)…
“Sure, you can borrow that Junot Diaz book. It’s in the tsundoku pile on my desk.”
As a writer, I’m totally fascinated and obsessed with language, including the absence of specific words from the English language that match fairly common experiences. Like, for example: I have a growing stack of books that I buy and then don’t read — at least not for awhile. When I walk into a bookstore, I just can’t seem to help myself and I know I’m not alone — so why isn’t there a word to describe this impulse?
Well, turns out there is — in Japanese. Tsundoku is defined as “the act of leaving a book unread after buying it, typically piling it up together with other such unread books.” And here is how tsundoku is visually explained by designer Anjana Iyer, who’s embarked on a 100 day project to visually explain untranslatable words from non-English languages. Iver is on Day 41 of the “Found In Translation” series and I am obsessed. So many words I’ve been dying to learn — just in other languages.
Here are 14 of my favorite words that Iver has illustrated so far, along with how you might go about integrating them into your English vocabulary. (And be sure to keep an eye on Iver’s website for a new word and illustration every day!) [100 Days Project]