A cup of tea is supposed to be calm and relaxing, but not when you spend half the time fishing your tea bag out of the cup only to tie a wet string around the handle (which inevitably comes undone, too). Try this instead: the Tie Tea Cup by George Lee, which features a simple (but so well-thought-out) design that allows you to securely anchor your tea string to the lip of your mug. So much more relaxing.
Did you guys watch “Recess” back in the day? It was my favorite cartoon for an embarrassingly long time. I watched it every week until it got cut from the Saturday morning line-up, at which point I believe I was a senior in high school. One of the best parts of the show was a character named Spinelli (shown above with the red arrow), who was this awesome Italian-American girl who could beat up any kid on the playground. Not only was Spinelli tough as nails, but she also rocked a sweet signature look … Keep reading »
Moxy Creative House has put together a badass series of art prints depicting the signature styles of 20 different rock icons. Ranging from Kurt Cobain to Run DMC, these limited edition posters are almost as cool as the rock gods that inspired them. One major complaint, though: no female musicians were included. Seriously? No Debbie Harry? No Billie Holiday? Shame! [$30 each, Moxy Creative House] Keep reading »
If you have hair extensions made from real hair, you’ve probably wondered where they came from and whose head they once belonged to. The New York Times investigated the hair extension business, and the atmosphere sounds to us like the making of a James Bond-like conspiracy movie. The reporter goes behind the scenes at one company in Russia, which is a huge producer of the product because of the higher availability of blond locks (which are more profitable). Keep reading »
Dear Famous Footwear,
We need to talk.
I feel like I’ve been trying to make things work with you for so long. My friends rave about you constantly: your great prices, your huge selections, your friendly employees. I watch them point proudly to their cute new shoes and I think, “If it worked for them, it will work for me, right?” Keep reading »
Rebellion against the new TSA airport security measures is beginning to escalate. People are already pulling stunts, inventing protective pasties, and this coming Wednesday (“Opt Out Day”) promises to bring the drama (we’re secretly dying to see what happens even though it’s sure to cause a major air travel hassle). For those who wish to protest a bit more peacefully, there are now also underwear options thanks to Rocky Flats Gear, a company that produces undergarments for both men and women (bras, panties, tighty-whities) with strategically placed x-ray-blocking fig leaves. When you go through the full body scanner at the airport, the patches block the image, so you can attempt to retain some dignity. Of course, these might prove useless if the TSA thinks you’re hiding something and then forces you into the pat down. Worth a try though, maybe? [Rocky Flats Gear] Keep reading »