A Japanese company says it has designed a suit that will fight the H1N1 virus. Haruyama Trading Co. has produced 50,000 suits that are coated with the chemical titanium dioxide, which reacts with light and destroys the virus, according to a company spokesperson. Titanium dioxide is a common ingredient in toothpaste and cosmetics. The suit costs $600 and looks like any other business suit. [Impact Lab]
Wow, who knew swine flu could be stopped with toothpaste and some lipstick? But seriously, after the H1N1 scare swept across the globe, we all learned that germs are spread primarily by hand-to-face contact. So I’m curious how this suit will stop the spread of swine flu since the hands and face are still exposed. I’m no chemist or doctor, but I think a better and cheaper investment than this $600 suit would be a simple flu vaccination. Keep reading »
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. At least that’s how the saying goes, right?
Jimmy Choo once attempted to launch a fragrance, to no avail. But they’re back at it. The brand just signed a 12-year agreement with Inter Parfums SA, the company responsible for the fragrances from design houses like Burberry, Lanvin, and Paul Smith. Goes to show, you can’t keep a good Choo down. But from shoes to perfume: it’s somewhat of a leap, no? And what exactly will it smell like? Not shoes or, um, feet we hope.
Don’t get us wrong! We love each and every thing about Choo, especially their new line with H&M. But will you buy a fragrance from a shoe company? Then again, guess it’s better than another Paris Hilton perfume. [Pop Crunch] Keep reading »
When off duty, models usually still display a great sense of style (it is kind of part of their job description, after all), but Sean Lennon‘s gf, Kemp, looks like she might be taking the bondage trend a wee bit too literally, no? Either that or Sean dressed her for this Fendi party. He does look like he’s just been caught doing something bad. [Paris, 10/7/09] Keep reading »
Gap Body’s new T-shirts are probably the best I’ve ever encountered in my life. I’ve gone fancy, forking over as much as $110 for a simple tee in the hopes that it would hug my body and make me feel complete. Things always went well at first, with the v-neck laying just so. Then everything began to degenerate. Watching so many seemingly solid relationships fall apart was upsetting. So when I bought two Gap Body T-shirts for $12.50 each, I thought of it as a band-aid maneuver: cover the problem with cheap fixes until The Real Thing comes along. Much to my surprise, I fell in love with my rebound T.
With us, there are no games. It doesn’t fit perfectly in the morning and stretch obnoxiously during the day. It doesn’t fray at the seams when I’m just trying to look good. We’re happy together and we wish you the same joy. Keep reading »
Aw geez … remember the days of drawing silly mustaches on your fingers and holding them up to your face? Let’s be classy and snag one of these mustache rings, so we can play in style. Although a tad bit pricey for costume jewelry, the Moustache Ring makes up for its price with the fact that it’s handmade, which means you can get it in your exact ring size. [$45, Supermarket HQ] Keep reading »
I may have missed the Elvis craze, but ever since I was treated to a private tour of Graceland, I’ve been intrigued by the King. Obviously, intrigued is a far cry from obsessed, and you’d have to be to purchase this “large quantity of hair” for sale by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers of Chicago later this month. Apparently, this model citizen was shaved off his highness’s head when he was drafted into the U.S. Army and shed his famous locks for a military issue crew cut. This pile of seemingly innocuous hair is estimated to be worth somewhere between $8,000 and $12,000. For serious. To get the look, firmly press electric shaver to head and keep a broom close by. [3/24/58, Live Auctioneers] Keep reading »
Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay made his debut on “Dancing With the Stars” with the cha-cha and made our hearts beat to the rhythm of “Wild Thing.” But now, at the urging of doctors and ABC producers, DeLay will withdraw from the competition after being diagnosed with stress fractures in both feet from dancing. He reportedly wears foot braces when he’s not in the ballroom, but the samba he performed Monday seemed worth the discomfort to him. “What’s a little pain when you can party?” DeLay said before his last dance. Take care of your feet, Tom. We want you well enough to dance the Texas two-step for the season finale. [NPR] Keep reading »
If I were in the business of selling pillows that mold, adjust, and even “breathe” in tune with the person cuddling them, I think I would go for an upbeat message. “Having a pillow that is practically lifelike in its response is awesome and neato! Go out and get one and your life will instantly ROCK!” I would do this because it’s likely that anyone who would buy a pillow that has real doll-like robotic characteristics is probably a sad and lonely human being, and I would want them to feel good about their purchase. (Keep in mind, I am writing this from the perspective of an evil business person, not a compassionate human being.) However, the designer behind the Funktiontide pillow clearly feels the opposite. Keep reading »