I have a Shelf of Oddities (yes, I capitalize it in my head) that contains a toy bust of a Black Barbie, a miniature black Frank Kozik Gipper Bust, a School House Rock soundtrack, a vintage Franc, a chunk of pyrite, a bag of semi-precious rocks (mostly also pyrite), a paper knife, the rubber-band detritus… More »
Two of the best things about summer are as follows:
Getting to sit at the beach or park while reading an awesome new book.
Getting to show off your fun, beautiful tattoos that have been hiding all winter like you’re Dolly Parton.
I myself have tattoos from stories by two out of the three… More »
Willow Smith, the 11-year-old daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, posted the above photo to her Instagram this weekend, and it appears as if the young pop star has a new tongue piercing. There’s certainly a possibility that she’s got one of those fake magnet piercings in her mouth and hasn’t actually been stabbed… More »
Two years ago, I got my fifth tattoo, a large red and black crown on the back of my neck. I went home to visit my parents and was stunned by the lack of commentary. Eventually, I just had to ask.
“Mom, did you see my new tattoo?”
“Yes. It’s … More »
A body paint competition called Body Canvas took place recently in Australia, with proceeds from the event going to the country’s National Breast Cancer Foundation. While some of the human canvases turned out kinda scary (we can’t show you most of them since the models are in fact nude), it’s certainly an attention-grabbing way to… More »
It seems like the Marchesa designers were drinking a bit of Karl Lagerfeld’s Kool-Aid, because at their presentation during New York Fashion Week, the fall 2010 creations were accented with a bit of body art. But there’s definitely a difference between the two brands, so let’s not call it a copyright issue just yet. Where… More »
For anyone who has ever been freaked out by the idea of getting a tattoo, here’s a new invention that will really make you squirm: the Digital Tattoo, an implant which sits beneath a layer of your skin and shows up as a tattoo-like electronic interface. Here’s where things get really weird—this gadget can work… More »