18 December 2010

Santa Waiting in Line for Santa

During the last week of November, midtown New York streets are flooded with Christmas Cheer in the
Annual Parade of Santas.
Volunteers from America's Sidewalk Santas kick off the holiday season walking through Midtown Manhattan during the 108th Annual Parade of Santas in New York.
Here's a shot from the 108th Annual.

Nose Pollution

Can you count all the boogers in Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's nose? It's loaded!
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange pauses as he speaks to the media outside Ellingham Hall, in Norfolk, England.
Assange and his snot were captured during a press junket in Norfolk, England upon his release from jail. Leak some of that, Julian... please!

Best Xmas Present Ever

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev gave the city of Bern, Switzerland these Brown bears Mischa and Mascha. What an awesome gift!
dendroica:  Brown bears Mischa and Mascha, presents from Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to the city of Bern, play in their snow-covered enclosure in the Daehlhoelzli zoo in Bern, Switzerland Picture: EPA (via Pictures of the day: 17 December 2010 - Telegraph)

10 December 2010

Take Note of this Invention

About to be invented: The paragon of recycling- A Smith Corona Antique typewriter turned Waffle Maker.
CoronaMatic Waffle Maker
A student at the School of Visual Arts (Chris Dimino) created this prototype that I hope will be available in stores. Not only does it make use of one of the most brilliantly utilitarian designs, but the waffles come out as keyboards! It's hi-tech and antiquated at the same time. Oh, and Yummy too!




08 December 2010

Space Xmas

Christmas is celebrated around the world. And there is photographic evidence that is celebrated beyond Earth. Here are some intergalactic pics of Aliens capturing the spirit!
Apparently, Santa travels much further in his sleigh than we previously thought.

23 November 2010

Up in Smoke. Too Bad

Some of my favorite old cigarette ads.




17 November 2010

Measure Your Success

They say to Measure twice, cut once. This inspired master designer Christian Louboutin, who created these amazing shoes. He can make a crisp utilitarian tool very sexy.
The minions (like me) who could only dream of owning a pair of Louboutins, can translate the trend more practically . Some cost-cutting measures of the fad- Brooches made of the tape (lianakabel.com)
Stash all the $ you save from NOT buying the Louboutin's in a wallet by Undone Clothing at Etsy.
And make your own bracelet on the cheap.

10 November 2010

an Apple a Day

I love the mac store on 59th and 5 ave, NYC. It's all glass so it takes up the least visual space in a city where there's visual stimuli overload.I tried to take photos of the glass elevator and the store with my phone but they came out lame. As usual.
Then I went to the apple store website. They have a VIRTUAL TOUR of the store that is INCREDIBLE!







04 November 2010

In the House

The Republicans won the house. Politically it remains to be seen if this is a good thing. In home decor, on the other hand, it definitely is. Their elephant logo is so much easier to work with than an ass. In honor of the victory, it's time to take the big grey animal out of the kids' room and into the living room.
You can paint a wall Elephant Skin Grey (by Behr)
Use this watering can for plants.
Upgrade your sconce.
Or eat from these jungle-inspired dinner plates.

30 October 2010

Project Runway is WRONG!

Mondo Guerra - the designer that should have won this season's Project Runway.




According to Nina Garcia and Michael Kors, hacky sackers are uber-stylish. I vow never to pick up my first ever issue of Marie Claire now that I see Nina Garcia's hippy crap, granola, bohemian mom-with-batik-stroller taste. You guys were WRONG! Retire to New Paltz and you can see that crappy Gretchen Jones style for the rest of your years.

27 October 2010

Zoo Spooks

The San Francisco Zoo's ad campaign to get kids to spend Halloween with the animals:
How awesome! What a cool way to spend the day if you can handle the crowds of screaming children. I can't so I will look at pictures of animals enjoying the holiday.




25 October 2010

Airbag as Fashion

These are not scarves. Well, they are but they are actually Helmets.If a Bike Rider has an accident the scarf transforms into an airbag helmet.
It comes in many styles.
And turns into this-
Check out the video. It's incredible!



21 October 2010

NYC Free!

FINALLY It's here! An iPod app that tells you what the colors of the Empire State building mean every day!
I can officially stop harassing the guard in the lobby with phonecalls at all hours of the night. Whenever the building changed its colors I HAD to KNOW what they stood for.
I can die happy!

19 October 2010

iShop

Window Shopping has never been easier. A lot of my fave stores have made their catalogs into iPod/iPhone Apps. Check these out and download from iTunes for free.

Urban Outfitters.

Ikea!!
H&M!!
TopShop!

Pottery Barn.

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