Here’s an infomercial product that scores points with the green team, and is actually quite resourceful. The Candle Quick allows you to melt down your nearly used-up candles and recycle the wax into one new candle. If you’re the type who finds it frustrating when your favorite votive still has product in it, but is too burned down to get a match near it, the Candle Quick would probably save you money in the long run by hanging on to the extras. Of course, if you have a bunch of different candles on your hands, you might end up with a weird-smelling witches’ brew of Juniper-Vanilla-Sea Breeze-Apple-Crisp as your end product. Mmmm… [$24.98, TaylorGifts.com] Keep reading »
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Jonathan Adler brought his “happy chic” style to Barbie‘s Malibu Dream House earlier this year. Now you can add some of that glamour to your own home with these hand-painted canisters that instantly increase the sophistication of any bathroom or boudoir. The mod black and white stripes will coordinate with just about any decor, and the canisters’ playful design screams HAPPY! The only word of caution: Be careful what you store in them because the cheeky labels will make friends curious enough to snoop. [$28 - $135, Barbie Collector] Keep reading »
Is a “Miss Anorexic” T-shirt for juniors any less tasteless because it’s only available in sizes large and extra large? Ummmm, no. We’re not sure if extra small, small, and medium sold out, or if the manufacturers of the Little Losers T-shirts only made “Miss Anorexic” tees in the largest sizes on purpose. But who cares, ’cause joking about an eating disorder is lame.
Your guests are on the way, you’ve got four things bubbling on the stove top, and when you go to grab some dressing from the fridge for the salad, which you so wisely prepped earlier, your standard bottle of vinaigrette or whatever is empty. How to save the night!? After the jump, directions on how to whip up a delicious, 30-second dressing you can make without having to run to the store. Keep reading »
Admit it. From time to time, you browse Craigslist’s Missed Connections, secretly hoping that you’ll recognize a description and realize you are the “girl on the A train.” What could be more romantic than someone experiencing love at first sight? Artist Sophie Blackall brings these moments to life. Using striking “New York Missed Connections” posts, she creates whimsical and colorful illustrations based on the words and scenario. Some are poignant—in one, a waitress at a diner stares longingly at a boy drinking a strawberry milkshake along with the script, “I bought you that milkshake, you just didn’t realize it.” Others are hilarious, like the man looking for a hipster chick who passed gas: “You passed wind rather loudly and started chuckling. I’d like to see you again. The flatulence wasn’t a turn-off.” Check out the fun blog, or purchase a print on Etsy. You never know … you might find something familiar. [Missed Connections] Keep reading »
We here at The Frisky live for celeb gossip, chocolate, and your comments. What can we say? You bitches crack us up! In honor of you, our smart, sexy, and incisive readers, who aren’t afraid to talk smack on the internet, we’re giving away prizes! Each week we’ll award you awesome chatty Cathys a little something special. This week, five winners will receive a copy of Who’s The Blonde That Married What’s-His-Name? by Carol Boswell and Lenore Skenazy. Without further adieu, the lucky winners of this week’s Gift For Gab. Keep reading »
Some artists choose to see life through rose-colored glasses. Then there are those who see gritty reality, and still try to make something pretty out of it. Take Tristan Zimmermann, a designer who created these bonsai planters (pretty) and incorporated the concept of what parks are really like (reality). The white porcelain pottery depicts disturbing scenes of what goes on after dark—two men having sex in a corner, a pervert flashing an unsuspecting lady. Then there are also the just-plain-sad scenarios of a man getting mugged or a lonely fellow who has lost his way. In a way, these pieces are a poignant metaphor—not even the youngest, most innocent sapling is immune to the dark realities of the world. Or they’re just totally hilarious. Depends how you see things. [$100, CharlesAndMarie.com] Keep reading »
Starting just this summer, a company called CoveringsETC is offering 100% recycled and 100% recyclable textured tile made out of recovered aircraft fuselages (the tiling is called Bio-Luminum)—and ahem, yes, it’s stuff that you’d actually want in your own home! (Think: A kitchen backsplash.) The idea is that parts from airplane graveyards all over the world are melted into blocks and then sliced up to create lightweight textured tile. And better yet? CoveringsETC hopes to get to the point where the material is sourced and produced locally. Kinda nifty, no? [Re-Nest] Keep reading »
Who says the fashion world abhors food? Not Assouline, the publishers of a new book called the “American Fashion Cookbook.” Containing original concoctions by 100 members of the CFDA, the recipes are also accompanied by fashionable illustrations and sketches. With a forward by Martha Stewart, you also get the lowdown on Isaac Mizrahi’s mushroom truffle spaghetti, Derek Lam’s yellowtail crudo, and Mark Ecko’s chocolate chip cookies recipe.