Archive for July, 2010
Sure, it’s a great way to keep scratches off your iPhone but more importantly, it shows off your total eclipse of the heart for all things 80s. And believe me, I’m still kicking myself for not keeping my Valley Girl movie poster. That’s some Nicolas Cage chest hair at its finest. Pick up some retro for only $20 on Etsy.
My name is Monique, and I am addicted to notebooks. I keep several handy for a variety of tasks, and lately I’ve been drawn to ones that use unconventional paper or get creative with the lines. Throw in an awesome cover and some earth friendly materials, and I’m hooked! Just when I’m nearing my collector capacity, in struts NOTEABLES, quickly seducing me with its eco-friendly, upcycled cover, brown (or white) recycled pages, and hand-stitched binding. The cover was once part of the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, and upon demolition in 2008, People for Urban Progress arranged for the salvage of approximately 90% of the roof material, keeping the fiberglass out of local landfills. Since then, they’ve been hard at work, repurposing the dome for school roofs, park shade structures, messenger bags, and these notebooks. Grab yours here, and hold it up to your ear to hear people cheering loudly for urban progress.
Let this pillow designed by Dan Golden make two choices more clear to you or any house guests. It’s a great way to provoke some deep and not-so-deep thoughts. Maybe you need to decide whether you want a sandwich with the usual fixings or a completely new sandwich. Choices like that. Big or small.
I was thinking about my old baseball card collection today when I remembered Yo! MTV Raps cards (rapper trading cards from the late 80s and early 90s). Thanks to the power of the interwebs I was able to find a dope gallery with most if not all the collection and there’s definitely some priceless photos in there – Hammer, Vanilla Ice, Heavy D and Tribe, just to name a few. Someone absolutely needs to bring these back in poster form because I know I’d pick one up. Just make make sure to extend the era out a little so you can include my man Skee Lo.
Heidi Hackemer lives in a New York converted storefront, and just like us, creativity gets her fired up. With the wilhelmine project, she’s opened up her East Village window to people who want to show off something, whether that be a painted canvas, original artwork, or some Jem dolls partaking in the Last Supper. Inspired creatives are encouraged to “take the space and make something you love.” Umm, yes please! Contact her here for the opportunity to display your masterpieces for a couple weeks, and if you’re lucky enough to call NYC home, stop by 203 E 4th Street between Avenue A and B for your daily dose of awesome.
Eli, Pagoda, Royal, Margot, Dusty, Richie and even young Dudley…all [y]our favorite characters from The Royal Tenenbaums now in mini-figure form. Almost as awesome as this:
Royal: Can we get somebody over here to kill these mice for us?
Margot: No. They belong to Chas. Or anyway he invented them.
Royal: Get him to stick them in a fucking cage or something.