You already buy your coffee tables, pillows, couches, bookshelves, and meatballs from IKEA — are you ready to take the next step and buy your house there too? Ready or not, it will soon be an option: IKEA has teamed up with design firm Ideabox to produce eco-friendly prefabricated homes. The one-bedroom units are built with green materials, come fully furnished in IKEA design schemes, and are actually kind of a steal at $79,500. Obviously this is huge news for those of us who’ve been wanting to take our “500 Days Of Summer” roleplaying to the next level, but anyone who enjoys decorating their own space is probably going to take a pass.
How about you? Would you live in an IKEA house? [Babble]
The other day Winona and I were walking back from getting sandwiches (women always be eating sandwiches!) and a guy on the street told me that he liked my tights. It was a mellow cat call, or what I, and other ladies from Philly, like to call a “holler.” Sometimes, guys will straight up ask if they can “holler at you,” but often, a holler will occur on the street or in the bar without warning. We’ve provided this handy chart to help you discern whether the holler you’ve received is of the mild, non-offensive “streetpreciation” variety, or something more sinister and wanton.*
*All hollers referred to in the above chart actually happened to a member of the Frisky staff or one of our friends, lest you think this phenomenon doesn’t exist.
You guys, there’s a rap about “Downton Abbey”! Adam WarRock, whoever you are, wherever you are, I love you. [NYMag.com via AdamWarRock.com]
With “Desperate Housewives” coming to a close this season, Sundays are desperately in need of a juicy nighttime soap to fill its Jimmy Choos. Luckily, “GCB” — which stands for “Good Christian Bitches,” and is based on the book of the same name — premieres this Sunday. “GCB” is about a former mean girl Amanda (played by Leslie Bibb) who moves back home to Dallas 18 years after high school and has to face her former classmates — including Carlene, played by Kristin Chenoweth — who are skeptical that she’s actually changed her ways. Have you ever come face to face with a mean girl from your past? I don’t know what I would say if I ever ran into Crystal, the girl who threatened to beat me up for no reason in 8th grade… [ABC]
Anyway, in honor of the premiere of this fun new shows, we’re giving away an awesome prize — including a custom Kindle — to one lucky reader. For a chance to win, all you have to do is sign up for The Frisky’s newsletter by clicking here! Find out what’s up for grabs and watch a preview of “GCB” after the jump! Keep reading »
I have just heard the news that my very favorite obscure ’80s television show, “Rags to Riches,” is going to be released on DVD in June. This is like a major event in my world. The two seasons that it ran on NBC (from 1986-1987) were some of the happiest TV moments of my childhood. (Embarrassing confession: I recorded every episode on VHS and learned them by heart. More embarrassing confession: I still have those tapes.) I imagined that, if the show continued on for a few seasons, the older orphans would grow up, move out and need to be replaced with younger orphans. And that, being the double threat (actress/singer) that I was, I would land a part on that show. Keep reading »
This sloth in a onesie situation is just … it just … it needs to stop. These orphan sloths with mange are so adorable I kind of want to hurt them, in the same way some people (not me!) want to hug babies to death or punch sweet dogs in the face. It’s overwhelming! I could cry! Just, ugh, your helpless, alien-like little arms reaching out for comfort are making me want to die inside. [Buzzfeed]