Finally, a new use for the Yellow Pages! Philadelphia artist Alex Querel thought canvas was too dull a medium to work with—so he took to carving phone books to make his photo-realistic portraits of notorious celebs. Says Querel, “In carving and painting a head from a phone directory, I’m celebrating the individual lost in the anonymous list of thousands of names that describe the size of the community. In addition, I like the idea of creating something that is normally discarded every year into an object of longevity.” [Projects Gallery] Keep reading »
A good kiss makes you feel all melty and tingly. However, a bad one? Well, let’s just say that kisses are not like pizza—the meh ones are pretty awkward. Adding a camera in the bad kissing equation can bring about disastrous results. Think: Tipper and Al Gore at the Democratic National Convention in 2000. Or: Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley kissing on stage at the MTV Music Video Awards in 1994. Or: Most recently, John Travolta and Kelly Preston trying to convince us that they are a real heterosexual couple at the “Savages” premiere. It ain’t working. Does John know he’s supposed to put his lips on her lips, not in them? You can tell they haven’t been practicing their lip lock very often. Or EVER.
Behold, our slideshow of more awkward celebrity kisses.
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As a woman with 70 pairs of pumps (and clearly, a bevy of shoe-fetishists for exes), I can tell you that there is no such thing as too high a heel! Nobody understands this better than British shoe retailer Parmars. Next year, they’ll unleash the Sky Heel, a nearly 9-inch platform for crazy shoe whores like me who date super tall men and have health insurance (just in case of a lil’ slip ‘n’ fall). The heels are being made in glittery red or gold (classy?) and retail for around 65 smackers. Kinda steep for pumps that’ll never leave my bedroom, but the look on all my ex-boyfriends’ faces when they see a pic of me in these will be priceless! Mwahahahahaha! Above, I have made a mock-up of what I hope the design will look like, but in 2011, the real deal will be revealed. The checkout line forms behind me! [SWNS] Keep reading »
Have you guys heard of Movember? In 2003 in Melbourne, Australia, a few friends decided to grow out their facial hair for the month of November to draw attention to men’s health issues. Their humble, hairy plan: that their mustaches could “change the face of men’s health” and maybe they could raise a few bucks along the way. Today, hundreds of thousands of men around the world participate by vowing to put down their razors for the entire month and round up donations from friends. Last year, all those mustaches, goatees, and neckbeards were able to raise $42 million to fund prostate cancer research. Not bad, huh?
With all these extra beards and mustaches cropping up, I’m curious: How do you feel about facial hair? Do you prefer your man clean-shaven, fully bearded, or somewhere in between? And if you’re not usually a fan of beards, would you make an exception for charity facial hair? And after the jump, check out what the ladies of Asylum think of Movember. Keep reading »