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Billy Joel and his wife of nearly five years Katie Lee are splitting up. A “friend” of the couple told the New York Daily News that the age difference of 33 years drove the couple apart. I doubt it. Maybe, like so many couples that end up divorced, they just weren’t meant to be. You never hear anyone say “Dick and Jane are the same age—that must have had something to do with their breakup.” I call BS on blaming the age difference when it comes to divorce. Though, admittedly, I’m biased. Older men and younger women? Keep reading »
Wow. These accessories are weird. Central St. Martins design student Anna Schwamborn has created a line of “mourning objects” jewelry that is intended to help grieving survivors after a loved one passes. What’s a fashionista to do in the wake of a death? Why, make jewelry out of the deceased, of course! Shudder. Schwamborn’s awesome resume — she’s worked with Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood — certainly helped her on the path to out-there designs. In this case, the London-based designer uses the hair and cremains of the dearly departed to fashion human-based wearable art. The human ashes are combined with black bone china to make the harder parts of what she calls “post-mortem memorial pieces.” So, um, why would you want to wear bits of a dead someone? “The objects are supposed to be worn close to the body of the mourner,” says Schwamborn, “symbolizing a lasting physical connection between two individuals even after death.” The pieces include a necklace, a rosary, and, fittingly, a “tear catcher.” [Dezeen] Keep reading »
Can’t make it to Sunday church services? No worries! Just follow Heidi Montag Pratt on Twitter. The girl’s tweets are consistently of the Biblical variety and I’m pretty sure Jesus personally sanctioned the upcoming Playboy cover girl to be his personal web apostle. Some of her most thunderously preachy tweets, after the jump… Keep reading »
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
All the opinions your friends throw at you will make you feel as if they are all nagging bitches that can’t seem to let you have your own life. Sure, you can play on the defensive as long as you want, but that will only be postponing a golden opportunity. Yes, your friends can be a pain in the ass, but this time around there is reason for their incessant goading. DO AS THEY SAY!
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Put your ego in charge and don’t be scared to show off your cockier side to that honey you’ve been eyeing. While the perfect woman routine goes without saying for you, in terms of looks, poise and smarts, you’re going to have to fan the flames a lot harder by throwing more combustion into the fire. Subtly won’t work this week.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
If you’re in the midst of a foreign adventure in a literal or metaphoric way, then you are right on track with fate. This is your time to get perspective and not let your standards slack, putting your panties in a bunch. Although it’ll take time to orientate yourself, once you loosen up, you’ll find yourself going full speed ahead commando style in no time.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
A more intense and intimate side of you is coming out, throwing off that someone close to you, as this will be a whole new slice of you that will dazzle and amaze — as well as shock. Seems there is only so long you can play the party girl before the serious feelings start to set and voila, emotions take center stage. Don’t worry, the audience is on your side.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
You and your baby will be the envy of everyone and everyone will be wishing they were you. Love this time, as this is something you have earned. After all the crap you’ve gone through, this is finally the time you can breath easy and realize you have something solid to rest yourself onto. Expect those bigger talks to start now.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
If you take a more practical approach to love this week, you won’t be having any issues. This means letting your boo have a say in things and being more diplomatic. If you are single, then refresh your routines and spruce up your life with detail, as this is the time the little things will shine the most for you.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Live a little and take on all last minute opportunities that come you way. The more spontaneous you allow yourself to be, the hotter your prospects will turn, as this is the time when you will need to amp up your energy to attract the same back to you. Otherwise, vegging about and trolling for what’s convenient will get you just that, another schlub.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Family is going to be crashing your scene, get into costume to play the part that’ll be less drama. Yes, break out the pretty bows and ribbons, because this is when your Betty Crocker side is going to have to make an appearance and show off that more innocent and domestic side to yourself. While you can’t truly hide a tiger’s stripes, camouflage the best you can.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
What you hear isn’t what is going on. However, if you don’t want to spend the rest of your life deciphering code, then realize this might be the time you take this mission and send it off into the impossible unknown. Sure, he’s cute, coy and flirty, but bizarre and scattered? Sometimes once the sexy is lost, it’s gone forever.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Your brain is going to slow down, giving you time to recollect yourself before heading into a more intense part of your summer. Time to make decisions and paint that bigger picture for yourself. Otherwise, someone else might come along and draw it for you and it might not be as fun, comprehensive and beautiful as the job you’d do.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Words will fly out of your mouth quicker than you can control and while you might feel a bit of embarrassment and a fear of the consequences, you will find that you have done yourself a favor by putting out what you really feel out there. This will lead to that and for sure, tastier things will be coming at you.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Your intuition will be gurgling with all sorts of visions and ideas. While some will seem too outrageous to entertain, don’t dismiss it. Seems every thought lurking in your subconscious is super powerful now and if you take the info given to you and lead with it, it will bring you onto a wild and erotic adventure that’ll have you realizing your genius.
After having studied abroad and living far away from my Texas based family most of the year, skyping has become as crucial as a cellphone or computer for me. Webcams sadly, have their downfalls. Chatting with my boyfriend is hard enough knowing I run the risk of him getting distracted by Terminator 3 on TV or his needy dog but, when he does look up, hes always looking down. German designer Aram Bartholl is officially my hero after creating a neat DIY contraption that makes you look straight at the person you’re talking with online instead of down at a corner. If you have some cardboard, mirrors and glass you can take advantage of this low tech solution. His flickr account has step by step instructions and he’s named his baby “Here is looking at you, Kid”. Aram Bartholl Keep reading »