I have to say, the first time I set eyes on the Sleep Suit, I knew I had to have it. A Snuggie-like suit that enabled me to fall asleep anywhere? Yes, please! Usually, if you go to sleep, you do it at home, at night, in your bed. Not so with the Sleep Suit! It’s made of stiff, pleated, shock-absorbent EVA foam, which means you can abruptly pass out just about anywhere — at your desk, on a hillside, in a stairwell — and, voilà, you are your own bed! It’s like a cocoon for the nap-happy. I want one stat, dammit. I’ve got some sleeping-in-public to do. [Blogitecture] Keep reading »
We’re not usually ones to blow up a celeb’s plastic surgery spot, and we’re not saying “Real Housewife” Danielle Staub actually made a trip to the get-younger-and-slimmer doctor but … Yeah, the next season of table-flipping, shenanigan-fun won’t catch her with a surprised look on her face—well, beyond the one’s she’s got now, and forever more! [NYC, 1/5/10] Keep reading »
I woke up this morning, looked in the mirror and couldn’t help but dispiritedly think: “If only I could throw a really dark fake tan, some rhinestones and a pouf on this situation. Maybe then I would be happy …” OK, not really. But I did come across yet another picture of Snooki and finally realized and even appreciated the effort that goes into looking like that all the time. And when it comes to such dedication, attention must be paid. How it has taken us this long is unclear, but what matters most is that you now will finally have a definitive guide to
looking hideous all the time “Jersey Shore” style. Keep reading »
Reading one of my favorite fashion blogs, Fashion Gone Rogue, I came across this magazine layout, which features a remarkable leather bolero. As it turns out, the piece was manufactured by designer Úna Burke, who has created an entire line of these fetishistic leather garments. Described by Burke as wearable art, the collection is intended to connote the issues surrounding human trauma. Using the female body as their form, the pieces suggest prosthetics, which, according to their creator, “signifies the potential for healing within the boundaries of something which inhibits the body.” After the jump, more of Burke’s leather workings.
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Why do celebrities have to be so dang extreme? We’ve either got Taylor Momsen walking around in a garter belt when it’s below freezing, or Pixie Geldof dressing for a major Arctic expedition. Better to stomp around Jolly Old than N.Y.C. in that getup though: If all the roaming PETA activists in Manhattan had their way, that coat would be painted red. [London, 1/4/10] Keep reading »
Clearly, Dejana Kabiljo’s, er, hair chairs are not for those who are shy about home decor. The Croatian furniture designer lives in Vienna, where she runs Kabiljo Inc., and her PRETTYPRETTY collection features this very hirsute seat, as well as hairy stools and furry ottomans. Says their creator: “Pretty heads to sit on explore the nicely regulated erotic allure that surrounds us, tracing out the customary grammar of desire.” What? Who knows. But you know what would be totally awesome? A hair salon outfitted with these crazy hair furniture pieces. Check out more of the wackiness after the jump! Keep reading »
All I’m hearing these days on The Weather Channel is how in certain northern parts of the country people are getting hit with one cold-ass winter—like minus 20 degrees without the wind-chill. Basically, that means they can’t leave the house with even an inch of exposed skin or risk immediate frostbite. Frost-to-the-bite. Whoa. Luckily for them, we’ve happened upon a genius solution to the exposed skin conundrum: the Sneaker/Trouser. It’s a onesie combining pants and shoes designed by Sebastian Errazuriz—he attaches wide-leg jeans directly to a pair of Converse! And they don’t look all that dorky, either, right? Um, right guys? [Trendhunter] Keep reading »
Looking for unique jewelry that suggests you may be interested in having someone cut across your dotted line? This Punctirus piece can be worn as a necklace or a bracelet, and the strange design makes it appear that a pair of tiny scissors are preparing to cut off your head or nip your hand off at the wrist. For those girls who like their accessories a bit more, um, daring, this would be a perfect fit. [NOTCOT] Keep reading »
Fashion dispatch from the land of the oddball, bizarre and why’d-they-do-that: The “gizmo” skirt designed by L.A.-based Brian Lichtenberg. “Gizmo” as in the lead character (if you could call him that) from the classic 1984 movie “Gremlins.” The skirt is gray tweed with “ear-pockets” and Swarovski crystal eyes—just don’t break the three rules (Remember? No water, no food after midnight, and no bright light!), and it’ll stay cuddly and furry. Price tag time: This dose of bizarre will run you $2,100 to be exact. That’s some pricey ’80s fashion nostalgia. [Inventor Spot] Keep reading »
Sometimes you read the results of certain lady studies and wonder where the hell they found these women. While we get how it’s cool to fit into your old skinny jeans — if only because it’s like finding a new pair of pants in your own closet — we wouldn’t really say it’s better than making sweet, sweet love. But according to some Special K cereal-commissioned poll, more than a quarter of 2,200 women said fitting into an old pair of jeans again would feel better than sex.
“Asked how managing to put them back on would feel, 29.1 percent said ‘better than sex’, 28.9 percent thought it would beat a promotion and one in ten said it would beat a marriage proposal.”
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