Wires, wires, everywhere. As gadgets become more important around our homes, it sometimes feels as if we’re tangled in a web of wires with no means of escape. The Music-Cage, however, is a gadget that can solve at least one of our wire problems. It’s a wireless speaker that plays music from a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone or a computer. The Music-Cage can hang from the ceiling when attached to a socket for lighting fixtures, it can be plugged directly into a wall, or it can just hang out on a floor stand. Finally, a speaker that’s interesting to look at and as beautiful as the music it plays. [Nendo via Impact Lab] Keep reading »
One of the reasons people are obsessed with hair is because it’s something you can instantly change and it always grows back (barring unfortunate baldness issues). When it comes to the vagine, we’ve been less than enthusiastic about following trends and changing it up, yet remain hopelessly obsessed. This poster by shopA is called “Evolution of the Muff.” Think you can guess what’s in store for the nether regions today? See the whole poster after the jump! [$25, shopA, SupermarketHq.com] Keep reading »
Scientists recently found that snack foods and many whole grain breakfast cereals contain surprisingly large amounts of antioxidant substances called polyphenols, which are a large part of why fruits, veggies, and other foods have been called out for potentially reducing the risk of some diseases. Because breakfast cereals, pasta, crackers, and salty snacks account for 66 percent of whole grain intake in the the standard American’s diet, this is a good thing — at least you aren’t eating those Frosted Mini-Wheats for nothing! The study found popcorn to be a standout snack food, as it had the highest level of antioxidants in the study. Since the usual microwaved kind brings with it artificial butters and whatnot, find out how to make air-popped popcorn without any special contraptions after the jump. Keep reading »
In case of a fire, you might be thinking about: your safety, your property or how beautiful your fire extinguisher is. If you fall into the latter thought pattern, then feast your eyes on these Fire Design fire extinguishers. (We agree — the name could have been a touch more innovative.) They’re available in bright, pop-y colors like pink, yellow and green, fun prints or custom designs. Of course, leave it to the French to come up with something this functional and fashionable. If you can actually read Français, then brave their website to purchase yours. A custom extinguisher will set you back abut $133, a, erm, cool price for a hot item? [Chic Report]
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We all click on over to fashion blog “Sea of Shoes” to soak in the photos of heels we can’t afford and the sometimes crazy but otherwise inspired styling by both mother and daughter Aldridge. But what I mostly can’t get enough of is in the background of their photos—the ah-mazingly decorated home they live in. Have you ever seen a more glam dining room (above)? Sigh. Style/SWOON just posted a better look at their eclectic and slightly madcap interiors. Get a home tour, after the jump… Keep reading »
When earlier this year Polaroid announced that it would stop producing its instant photo film and cameras, Girl Talk concerts came to a screeching halt and American Apparel model wannabes actually registered something else on their faces besides indifference. What would the world do without the artsy party snaps? “Culture, man, is going down the sh*tter,” they said.
Who should come to the rescue but hipster shopping mecca Urban Outfitters, who is about to launch an international Polaroid-saving (they hope) campaign. Yeah, really. Keep reading »
It may only be Aug. 18, but it’s never too early to get crackin’ on your holiday shopping. While some of you may operate well under pressure, I need to start thinking about it now. Even if I don’t buy the presents right away, it makes me feel less desperate because at least I know what’s out there.
This year, I may go all-out and get super organized, making friends and family fill out this cute vital stats sheet designed by Made in England (and available to download for free). Yes, you might come across as a little anal, but calling your sister on Dec. 19 to ask for her shoe size kind of ruins the surprise. [Made In England] Keep reading »
Calling all artists and creative types—and those who just think they’re the next Da Vinci! Social Designer, a company that strives to get people thinking and creating differently, has started a colored pencils of the month club. Well, sort of. After you sign up, once a month you get a batch of 25 different colored pencils delivered to your door. So, just when you’re over the colors you’ve got, a new shipment arrives with loads more pigment possibilities! This so beats the mega box of Crayola crayons. [$33 per month for a 20-month subscription, 500 Pencils] Keep reading »
As a child, I had an extremely sensitive stomach. This resulted in my eating only bacon when my family went out to dinner [Does this explain why you're now a vegetarian? -- Editor] and getting sick on car rides lasting more than two hours. The former garnered me the nickname “Bacon Lady,” the latter made me incredibly embarrassed. Some may say Morning Chicness Bags are a complete waste of money at a cost of $7.50 for 10, but I would have liked to have had Motion Chicness bags. If they had been around earlier, I could at least have had a cute receptacle in which to vomit. Instead, it once ended up in my little sister’s bag of Silly Putty and travel games, and to this day, she still reminds me of this. [Morning Chicness Bags via Jezebel] Keep reading »
There are a ton of weird diets out there, but here’s one we’ve never seen before (although apparently it isn’t totally new): Forking. The principle is to eat only foods that can be eaten and prepared with a fork. You’re allowed to eat what you want during the day (within reason), but when it comes to dinner, it’s forks all the way. Want some onion in your spaghetti? Too bad. How about mustard on your sandwich? Out of luck. The idea is that you don’t exclude any foods, and you satisfy your hunger at breakfast and lunch, so you don’t feel deprived. There are, however, two levels of the diet: “Strict includes fork-only for the preparation of food, whereas Gentle allows you to use a knife to prepare your food but only your fork to eat it.” So does that mean you can have a hefty steak if you cut it up into little pieces before it goes on the plate? We think the only way you’d stay sane on this clearly bogus regime is to have a very sharp spork. [SoFeminine.co.uk] Keep reading »