The baja hoodie has long been a wardrobe staple for stoners, surfers and philosophy majors. I was lucky enough to meet a combination surfer/stoner/philosophy major in a creative writing workshop my freshman year of college. He was lauded around campus for his flowing beard, his free verse poetry about going to the zoo and not knowing which side of the bars he was on, and the fact that the only outfit he owned consisted of a baja hoodie and a pair of tattered hemp pants. Even though baja hoodies are widely available at beachside shops for, like, 20 bucks, high-end label Gryphon decided to make its own version and sell it for $400. I don’t know many stoned philosophers with that much extra cash on hand. Keep reading »
Peacock eyelashes — how whimsical and quirky, right? Or … how annoying and weird. Depends on how you look at it. I wish I could actually see what these lashes look like straight on, but sadly, Modcloth is instead only offering a dramatic glance at them. So tell us, would you wear these birdbrained lashes? [$7.99, ModCloth] Keep reading »
Dame Helen Mirren is a very accomplished lady. In addition to the many parts she’s played, we can now add the role of “carnivorous plant” to her resume. This week, Helen unveiled her new namesake plant, the “Helen,” at London’s Chelsea Flower Show. The “Helen,” born and bred in Sri Lanka, is a rare hybrid from the genus Nepenthes, a breed of carnivorous plants known “tropical pitcher plants” because monkeys often drink rain water out of them. It’s all so very “Little Shop of Horrors.” Let’s hope the “Helen” doesn’t have a thirst for human blood. Bwah ha ha ha! [This Is London UK] Keep reading »
Conceptual artist Cherry Tree has a scent of mystery about her. And the smell of urine. Her urine. And it’s intentional.
For the last five years, Tree, who splits time between Missouri and Spain, has been turning her own urine into perfume.
“I am very much into recycling,” Tree, born Charity Blansit, told AOL Weird News. “And urine is something I’ve thought needs to be recycled, since it’s something that gets eliminated.” Read more… Keep reading »
It is difficult to break free from the vicious dating cycle, which is so perfectly summed up in this diagram. Like hamsters on wheels, we keep going in the hope that at some point someone wonderful will come along. Then we can break the cycle … hopefully forever. Until then, we just keep running. [I Love Charts] Keep reading »