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In 2010, Bordello Chic Is The New Home Decor Trend

The LA Times takes a closer look at “bordello chic,” the latest trend in interior design that is sexing up businesses and nightclubs on the Left Coast. At club Voyeur, the chairs are all SM-themed, with lace-up corsets, leather straps, and restraint harnesses. Taking a nod from old-fashioned men’s clubs and bordellos, the look is a mix of upscale old-school and 21st century bondage chic. According to one designer, Lori Erenberg, this kinky impulse is a reflection of the economic climate. “I think this look is very timely, because there’s a lot of pain going on right now,” Erenberg opines. At the L.A. outpost of the racy lingerie-and-adult-goods shop Coco de Mer, customers try on undergarments in a “confessional” booth-cum-dressing room. Designer Aimee Less, who designed the Corset chair seen here, says her piece “evokes both pleasure and pain, freedom and enslavement.” Sounds interesting, but how comfortable it is depends on the kinks of the sitter. [LA Times] Keep reading »

Have A Seat In My Hair Chair

Clearly, Dejana Kabiljo’s, er, hair chairs are not for those who are shy about home decor. The Croatian furniture designer lives in Vienna, where she runs Kabiljo Inc., and her PRETTYPRETTY collection features this very hirsute seat, as well as hairy stools and furry ottomans. Says their creator: “Pretty heads to sit on explore the nicely regulated erotic allure that surrounds us, tracing out the customary grammar of desire.” What? Who knows. But you know what would be totally awesome? A hair salon outfitted with these crazy hair furniture pieces. Check out more of the wackiness after the jump! Keep reading »

Moleskine 2010 “Color A Month” Daily Planner Volant Box Set

Sure, you may have a daily planner on your smart phone, computer, and iPod, but sometimes, nothing beats a good, old-fashioned, and practical pen and paper. This box set from Moleskine contains a daily planner for every month, so you’re sure to make every appointment and date this year. [$39.95, Moleskines.com] Keep reading »

Gift For Gab: Your Best Comments For The Week Of January 1st 2010

We here at The Frisky live for celeb gossip, chocolate, and your comments. What can we say? You 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, two winners will receive a copy of Flying Apron’s Gluten-Free & Vegan Baking Book. Without further adieu, the lucky winner of this week’s Gift For Gab. Keep reading »

Shoplifters Of The World Use Gift Cards

Forget that gift cards generally make lousy presents, another reason why they’re an all-around bad idea: they’re becoming popular vehicles of crime. The New York Times reports that more and more, retail employees are committing theft by manipulating stores’ gift cards. When you think about it, these electronic devices are far more clever than filling one’s pockets up with cash or goods, as it’s essentially hidden money. Joshua Bamfield, author of the Global Retail Theft Barometer, tells the Times, “To employees, this is like currency. It’s almost as good as the U.S. dollar.”

So what should you be looking out for? One popular tactic is for a clerk to distract you while they hand you a zero-value card and take your money themselves. Ask them to verify the value in front of you, or come back and ask a different employee to check the balance. Thank you for reading this very important PSA. [New York Times] Keep reading »

Staples 8-Sheet Cross Cut Shredder

Happy New Year! Now that the partying is done it’s time to focus on the possibilities of 2010. One of the first steps to more a positive outlook is shedding last year’s bad memories. That’s where a paper shredder comes in handy, because it can rid your dwelling of last year’s bills and erase all evidence of that fling that didn’t work out so well. The second step is getting over that hangover. [$79.99, Staples] Keep reading »

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