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Ralph Lauren Collects Ferraris, Not Art

“You can’t drive a painting … I drive these cars — they don’t just sit here.”

– Ralph Lauren shows off his collection of vintage cars to Vanity Fair. Lauren’s two-floor garage houses Ferraris from the 1950s, ’60s, ’70s, and ’90s, Porsches, Aston Martins, Morgans, Jaguars, “a 1938 Bugatti coupe, a 1938 Alfa Romeo Mille Miglia roadster, and the world’s only 1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK “Count Trossi” roadster.” [Racked] Keep reading »

Get Your Rap Lesson On

The other day, The Frisky’s resident hip-hop head responded to an email saying she was glad she wouldn’t have to “pour out some bubbly” to a feature that might have gone the way of the dinosaurs. This was obviously a reference to the ’90s hip-hop classic “Gangsta Lean,” except this writer prefers champagne to 40 ounces of malt liquor. But absolutely no one seemed to get the joke. That’s why Understand Rap: Explanations of Confusing Rap Lyrics You and Your Grandma Can Understand should be a must-read for anyone who is interested in pop culture or who simply wants to understand what the hell Jay-Z is rapping about. Writer William Buckholz uses his dry wit to explain the most popular rap lyrics, so you’re never confused again.

[$10.36 Amazon.com]

Pinch Your Pennies In Style

This cute little coin purse tells a heavy truth in grand floral style. Sure, the economy sucks, but look at those cheery daisies, think happy thoughts, and then dig out a couple quarters to buy yourself a Twix bar.

[$8.00 Fred Flare]

Come On, Get Crafty

Congratulations, you made it through another holiday season. But you’re so broke you’ll be stuck at home eating ramen noodles until April! Never fear, actress and crafting extraordinaire Amy Sedaris won’t let those hands get idle. Simple Times: Crafts For Poor People, a belly-achingly hilarious tome of super-easy crafts and recipes, is a follow-up to her amazing book, I Like You: Hospitality Under The Influence. In both books, the uber-creative Sedaris proves you need panache — not cash! — to entertain and be entertaining. In Simple Times, Sedaris will teach you how to make homemade sausage, cilantro treats for a pet rabbit, and seashell toilet seat covers. When you finally dig yourself out of credit card debt, you’ll be a total crafting diva. Being broke never looked more fun.

[$13.99 Amazon.com]

A Look Into John Legend’s Apartment

John Legend recently opened up his Bowery home to New York magazine. He says he wanted a unique space with plenty of light, not a cookie-cutter box. While John’s 1,350 sq. ft. apartment does have floor-to-ceiling windows, giving his home plenty of light, it also looks a little too styled for my taste. Everything, including John and his model girlfriend Chrissy Telgen, seems to be placed just so. That’s not to say I would mind living in this apartment — it also contains a music room, an entertaining room, walk-in closets, and beautiful views of downtown Manhattan. And to think, a decade ago, John shared an East Village walk-up apartment with two college friends. Check out more photos of John’s apartment after the jump. [Fashion Indie] Keep reading »

Lean And Mean In The New Year

The days and weeks during the holiday season are a blur of over-indulging. But as you head into the new year, the last thing you want to feel is rundown, tired, and bloated. BluePrint Cleanse system offers three levels of cleansing intensity, so even if you’re a burgers-and-fries type of lady, you’ll find a delicious, filling, and easy cleanse that’s right for you. And they deliver their one-, two-, or three-day cleanses straight to your house, so you don’t have to deal with buying a zillion fruits and veggies and making it yourself. Fast, easy and effective — just how we like it.

[$195.00 BluePrint Cleanse]
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