Posts tagged "art"

DIY: Instant Art

Looking to make your cell of an apartment a little less depressing without pissing off your crotchety landlord? Painting your blues away will also mean kissing your deposit good bye and those N'Sync posters are kind of unacceptable at this point. So what's a budget-conscious girl to do? Though the options outside of boy band…
By: Robyn Moreno / February 1, 2009

I, Woman Robot

The Three Laws of Female Robotics: 1. A female robot must always have perfect makeup, even if her arm is falling off. 2. A female robot must have at least one spare head available to her at all times. 3. A female robot will only find a mate if she follows the First and Second…
By: Susannah Breslin / January 29, 2009

Is This Mannequin MP3 Player Sexist?

This converted mannequin created by Detroit-based designer Bob Turek is causing quite the blogosphere kerfuffle. In case you're not clear as to what the heck is going on here, Turek remixed a mannequin torso into an MP3 player. Ergo, those are speakers in her boobs, plugged in care of her hoo-ha. As Turek…
By: Susannah Breslin / January 26, 2009

How To Buy Affordable Art

So you can finally afford an “It” bag (though you loathe the term), a vacation to another continent, and a couch that doesn’t require assembly. So why pray tell do you still have that sappy Klimt poster hanging over your bed? It’s time to outfit your pad with some REAL art. I’m not suggesting you…
By: Robyn Moreno / January 25, 2009

Strange Jewelry Designs By Lucy Rowlands

Lucy Rowlands is a 24-year-old, UK-based jewelry designer who makes wearable artworks. Her Oral Examination Device is a ring with a mirror attachment that comes with a set of instructions and enables its wearer to expose the interior of her oral cavity to others. "Be prepared for any adverse reaction from…
By: Susannah Breslin / January 20, 2009

Attack Of The Zombie Barbie!

One of my favorite fashion bloggers, Oslo, Norway's Are Sundnes of Paranaiv, has created this lovely Barbie of the Undead. No longer nice, blond, and sweet, Zombie Barbie is gently eaten, somewhat gray, and stands over a random limb that she was likely gnawing upon. Bad Undead Barbie! Flesh-eating Barbie and…
By: Susannah Breslin / December 10, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Breast Clouds, Naughty Sculptures, And Sexy Show Jumpers

The BBC has an article on its website with the headline "Clouds that look like breasts." The article discusses clouds called "mammatus," a name derived from the Latin word for breast. [BBC]…
By: Catherine Strawn / August 21, 2008

Masterpiece Theater: This Is Art

See that photo to the left? It took me 15 minutes to make. I'm sure you're thinking, "That piece of 'art' looks like crap. Any four year old could have made it." You may be right, but I'm proud of "Striped Mountains," as I call my creation. I made it at ThisIsSand.com. It…
By: Catherine Strawn / July 15, 2008

The Frisky Wedding Gift Guide: Only Online

ZOMG! It's wedding season! You know what that means? If you're getting married, you've got to register for gifts and if you're going to a wedding (or many weddings, as these things tend to come in droves), you've got to start purchasing. Most wedding registries are done online these days, but not everyone registers at…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 27, 2008

Star Trek: Bead-Dazzled

Ever wanted to run your hands all over Captain Kirk? Well, you’re not the only perverted geek. Artist Devorah Sperber has strung along Spock, McCoy, Kirk, Sulu, and even Uhura. She nailed them all by being crafty and recreated scenes from a vintage Star Trek episode in bead and spool curtains. The pieces are a…
By: Simcha / May 7, 2008

Online Dating As Art

"I Want You To Want Me," an interactive installation at MoMA, uses information from online dating profiles to explore the search for love and self. I wonder if my profile is included. [I Want You To Want Me]…
By: Catherine Strawn / April 22, 2008

Paris Hilton’s Artful Nipple

PixlPorn.com is a site with nude celeb photos you can actually peruse while you're at work. How is it possible, you ask, to view Paris Hilton's nipple, Pamela Anderson's vagina, and Colin Ferrell's penis without getting bad looks from my boss? Well, the photos are of such low resolution that you actually can't…
By: Catherine Strawn / April 18, 2008

Ivy League Student Induces Miscarriages In The Name Of Art!

Check this story out. Aliza Shvarts is a senior at Yale, majoring in Art. For her senior art project she has been documenting "a nine-month process during which she artificially inseminated herself 'as often as possible' while periodically taking abortifacient drugs to induce miscarriages. Her exhibition will feature video recordings of these forced…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 17, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Simon Cowell & Viagra, Mothers, History, And Wikipedia

American Idol judge Simon Cowell turned down an offer to be Viagra's spokesperson, according to the British edition of Glamour. He also acknowledged that he uses Botox to maintain his face, calling it "no more unusual than toothpaste." [NY Daily News] Mothers tend to discuss twice as many sexual topics with with their…
By: Catherine Strawn / March 3, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: DNA Dating, A Month-Long Sex Quest, Art In Paris, And A Canadian Co-Op

Dating site ScientificMatch.com has users send in a sample of their DNA so that matches can be made based on immune system genes, along with the usual personality preferences. "Nature wants us to breed with others that have different immune system genes than ours," said Chris Holz, Scientific Match's co-founder. [The Daily Free…
By: Catherine Strawn / February 19, 2008

Crave: Monkey Love

Koko, the gorilla who speaks American Sign language, loves kittens, and wants a baby, is also a talented artist. This is her interpretation of love. Buy a print ($100), or send e-cards of her work (free). [Koko.org]…
By: Catherine Strawn / February 8, 2008
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