Wednesday, January 21

Affluenza: January 21

Kate Spade "Taxi" gloves
Too cute, but totally out of stock.

I guess medals are becoming a "thing," but I kinda sorta like these. No clue what look you'd pair them with, though.

An Open Flame Is The New Bowl Of Rocks

At first I was all "High design sporks? Sure, why not?" But now that I look at them, it looks like if you want to use the fork part you have to stick your fingers in the dirty spoon part. Dumb! Jesus, how do you fuck up a spork?

Okay, I don't want to like these, but they're actually pretty awesome, right?

This week's "I couldn't agree more!" NotCot caption: 

Oh my god, what a great idea! Too bad they're--gulp--$700 bucks! (For a shade that doesn't keep light out! Genius!)

Clever way to use those pesky stickers to track your apple intake.

I really like the "product lifecycle" of these phone handsets: some MIT dude made one as a goof, and then everyone wanted one so he signed a distribution deal with someone (UO, maybe?). But here's the thing: everyone who got one as a joke realized that they were so substantial that they were actually pretty useful and quite lovely to use, and now they're being sold pretty much just as an accessory. I know this: I'd love it if they worked with an iPhone.

An Affluenza "Adult-Sized Kids' Pajamas" Special Edition:
Did you get really excited when you opened these links? If you answered "yes," we are no longer friends.

Shameless pandering to get listed on Affluenza's It's A Log You Idiots feature continues! Sorry Courtney, though these are cut and actually sort of clever, they are NOT logs...

It's A Log You Idiots
...but these are.


The watch JFK wore to his inauguration has been reissued...for nine grand, of course, because the watch industry has literally no sense of reality. It's a beautiful watch, though, even if I am still pissed about him not wearing a hat that day.
(That's an urban legend, by the way: come on, dudes didn't stop wearing fedoras all of a sudden just because Kennedy didn't wear one to his inauguration. Hat wearage was already in steep decline by that time--which is why you don't see Don Draper lugging one around in season one. Besides, not only did Kennedy actually wear a hat at his inauguration, he wore a giant goofy top hat.)

Man, that is really nice. I love the contrast between the interior and the exterior, and I'm really drawn to such a minimal space.

Colin Frith's nephew has designed a key chain so clever that I might actually consider carrying it. That wrench section blows my's so obvious, why haven't we seen this before?

Pick Of The Week: Douche Cards
Okay, "douche" as a vocabulary staple is incredibly played-out, but these understated cards just completely crack me up.

Thursday, January 8

A Modest Proposal for the Publishing Industry

This week the New York Times ran a surprisingly hilarious op-ed proposing a literary bailout.

Sunday, January 4

The Diluted Mystery of Absinthe

The NY TIMES calls bullshit on absinthe.

If absinthe were a band, it would be Interpol, third-hand piffle masquerading as transgressive pop culture. If absinthe were sneakers, it would be a pair of laceless Chuck Taylors designed by John Varvatos for Converse. If it were facial hair, it would be the soul patch. If absinthe were a finish on kitchen and bath fixtures, it would be brushed nickel.

Wait, what? Slow down...