Congratulations, you made it through another holiday season. But you’re so broke you’ll be stuck at home eating ramen noodles until April! Never fear, actress and crafting extraordinaire Amy Sedaris won’t let those hands get idle. Simple Times: Crafts For Poor People, a belly-achingly hilarious tome of super-easy crafts and recipes, is a follow-up to her amazing book, I Like You: Hospitality Under The Influence. In both books, the uber-creative Sedaris proves you need panache — not cash! — to entertain and be entertaining. In Simple Times, Sedaris will teach you how to make homemade sausage, cilantro treats for a pet rabbit, and seashell toilet seat covers. When you finally dig yourself out of credit card debt, you’ll be a total crafting diva. Being broke never looked more fun.
This might possibly be the most awesome SkyMall find/party prop ever! The wine glass holder necklace. Classy and functional. [SkyMall] Keep reading »
I love everything about this 1968 photo, although the woman’s stern expression has me a little puzzled. Surely she had a good excuse (gender oppression and the Vietnam War come to mind), but if it had been me standing in front of that gorgeous skirt in the shop window, I guarantee you I would have been photographed licking the glass. Keep reading »
John Legend recently opened up his Bowery home to New York magazine. He says he wanted a unique space with plenty of light, not a cookie-cutter box. While John’s 1,350 sq. ft. apartment does have floor-to-ceiling windows, giving his home plenty of light, it also looks a little too styled for my taste. Everything, including John and his model girlfriend Chrissy Telgen, seems to be placed just so. That’s not to say I would mind living in this apartment — it also contains a music room, an entertaining room, walk-in closets, and beautiful views of downtown Manhattan. And to think, a decade ago, John shared an East Village walk-up apartment with two college friends. Check out more photos of John’s apartment after the jump. [Fashion Indie] Keep reading »
We can’t stop staring at this trompe l’oeil shirt with a motorcycle jacket print on it. It’s kind of confusing … and we’re not sure that’s a good thing. But, better, we suppose, than a faux tuxedo t-shirt, right? Do you think this design is edgy or too far off the edge? [Urban Outfitters] Keep reading »
I’m a huge fan of the swirly fabric flower. I would estimate that 65 percent of the things I own are adorned with some kind of floral fabric poof. From ballet flats to belts to headbands to blouses, I love it all. Naturally, then, I’m pretty obsessed with this elaborately ruffled Marchesa mini-dress. Since it’s a more dramatic example of the floral poof trend, I thought it would be the perfect example to show our Man Panel. Check out their hilariously candid reactions after the jump …
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