We’re a little Bikram crazy here at The Frisky. Back in November, I completed my first “30-Day Challenge,” where you do hot yoga every day for a month straight, and since then, I’ve managed to rope Amelia and at least two more girlfriends into the twisted, sweltering world. The health benefits are numerous and almost immediately evident: Not only do you feel better, experience increased energy and, oddly, a craving for fruits and vegetables instead of cheeseburgers, as an off-and-on smoker, I’ve noticed subtle but markedly improved blood flow and circulation in my hands and feet and, yes, even the pelvic region.
Apparently, some guys have too, and it’s even more pronounced. Like, way more. Keep reading »
The mantra “Keep it simple, stupid” may get you through life, but it won’t help you mix a delicious drink. The Cocktail Gallery’s “K.I.S.S.” poster reminds us what’s really important when it comes to shaken or stirred beverages: simple syrup. Be sure to keep the 1:1 water and sugar combo in mind whenever you whip up a batch of mojitos. [$25, The Cocktail Gallery] Keep reading »
Polaroid has joined forces with Lady Gaga to revamp its brand, which is popular with hipsters but not most people in the digital age. The entities will develop a line of “imaging products.” We really have no idea what that means, and Gaga is remaining vague on the subject.
Here’s what she said in a press release: Keep reading »
The following will interest you if you: a) are into bikes; and b) are into Obama. Japanese bicycle producer Fuji has teamed up with OBEY, a sticker campaign and clothing line steered by urban artist Shepard Fairey, the dude who did that Obama “HOPE” poster. The fixed gear bike is one seriously designed ride with a matte black frame, all gold accents, and a leather seat. It’s also incredibly limited-edition with only 300 products available. The almost $1,200 price tag is a bit high, but for those passionate about biking (or street art), it could be an investment piece that turns into a collector’s item. [80s Purple] Keep reading »
Writing a thank-you note can be a daunting task, but you only have to remember the rule of three. You have three days to send the card without seeming rude or forgetful. It should only take three minutes to write your message of three lines. Greet the recipient by name, obvi. You should thank them for the exact item you received, but if they gave you cash, don’t state the amount. Simply write: “Thank you for your generosity.” And if the gift is intangible, say, they let you stay at their country home, then write: “Thank you for your hospitality.” The second line should explain how you plan to use the gift. The third line is your opportunity to express your appreciation for seeing or hearing from the giver and that you hope your paths will cross again soon or they’re in your thoughts. Simple, right? Then wrap it up and sign your name. Keep reading »
Traditional cross-stitching was one hobby I never really understood. I mean, are fabled unicorns so important that I should want to spend hours or even days memorializing them in thread? I don’t think so. But now that I can express my bitchy side, cross-stitching is a hobby I have to try. The kits from Subversive Cross Stitch help you tell people off without uttering a word. Messages like “Bitch, please!” “Shut Your Piehole,” and “Don’t Make Me Cut You” will let everyone know you’re not to be messed with. But you can also show your sweeter side with a framed “candy ass.” The kits include everything you’ll need for your new pastime, including fabric, thread, pattern, and instructions. So get stitching already! [Subversive Cross Stitch] Keep reading »