oh yikes. Hana eats it big time.
I am definitely going to buy this. I guess I am back in the swing of Barbie collecting.
Sketch of Karl Lagerfeld Barbie Doll from WWD
Barbie Gets a High Fashion Makeover–As a part of Mattel’s Barbie Collector series, a limited edition doll is being created in the likeness of iconic designer Karl Lagerfeld, reports WWD.
The doll, named Barbie Lagerfeld, will be dressed in the designer’s signature ensemble of a tailored black jacket, high collared white shirt, skinny black jeans and the look wouldn’t be complete without dark sunglasses and black ankle boots. The global vice president of Barbie product design says, “It’s not everyday that Barbie dresses like the world’s most famous fashion designer.” Barbie Lagerfeld is slated to be launched in the fall with further details about the doll being released at a later date.
[Eviction sign via Chris Dorney / Shutterstock]
In addition to the fact that AirBnB is likely not legal in your neighborhood, another potential downside to the vacation rental service is that you might have to take renters to court to evict them. Business Insider reports on an AirBnB host living who's having to do just that with her condo in Palm Springs. The "guest," a man whose profile identified him as Maksym, rented the woman's condo for a month and paid upfront, but after two days said he was dissatisfied and demanded a refund. And that's where the trouble began ...
The property owner, now feeling uneasy about the visitor, contacted AirBnB so that he could get his money back and leave. It turns out that, aside from the initial AirBnB fees, the company was "unable" to collect for actual time stayed in the condo. At a loss for what to do, and after a chain of "antagonistic texts" with the guy in her condo, the property owner decided to let him stay for the term of his reserved time, hoping he'd leave afterward.
But on the last day of his reservation, when the condo owner emailed the guest and told him to leave or she'd shut off the utilities, he responded with a caps-lock-riddled tirade claiming that he was occupying the condo legally and that he was going to sue her because his brother got an ulcer from drinking the tap water in the condo. It turns out, he was only partially crazy.
When the condo owner hired a lawyer, she discovered that, in California, tenants who rent property for 30 days are considered month-to-month-lease tenants, meaning that in order to kick her squatter out, she would actually have to go through the whole process to evict him. Eviction is neither fast nor cheap: it could take as much as half a year and cost around $5,000 in lawyer's fees. AirBnB always reminds hosts to be aware of their state's laws, but if they'd include a footnote about this exchange, maybe people would actually pay attention to that warning.
· Airbnb Host: A Guest Is Squatting In My Condo And I Can't Get Him To Leave [BI]
· The Few Places in Los Angeles Where Airbnbs Might be Legal [Curbed LA]
OH MAN is this what robotron will look like when she is old and fat?
let us live here
Featured in the May 1950 issue of Arts & Architecture, this Pasadena post and beam was designed by architectural partners Douglas Byles and Eugene Weston III. Sited on a quarter-acre lot in the San Rafael Hills, the updated residence features three bedrooms, three baths, maple floors, walls of glass, beamed ceilings, clerestory windows, a wood-burning fireplace, and marble countertops, while the grounds offer lovely mature trees, a koi pond, and a saltwater pool with spa. Last sold in 2010 for $1.365 million, it's now asking $1.698 million.
· 320 SAN MIGUEL Rd [Redfin]
They really nailed those workout suits
Season 3 - Episode 8 “The Price”
And who says J.J. Abrams was the first person to unnecessarily sexualize female characters in Star Trek.
this was apparently an ongoing joke of the writers to put Bev & Troi in the oddest scenes together, for the benefit of repressed teen nerds in the 90s
This reminded me that I went to MAC the other day with a co-worker and they were SOLD OUT of the kelly and sharon osbourne collection. They are still popular I guess.
some dior for you
I should have known, after his Dior cruise show in New York, Raf Simons mentioned in passing about potentially exploring the “fantastical” that he had something up his sleeve.
And so we got something fantastical for Dior’s latest couture A/W 14-5 show. A white drum of a set lit up like a space launchpad a la Kubrick’s 2001 Space Odyssey, landed in the middle of the Musee Rodin, with mirrored walls entirely covered with white orchids (incredibly how flowers get Instagram peeps really hot under the collar). It was the perfect setting for Simons to confront and reflect upon the past to forge a new future.
It began with 18th century pannier dresses, curvaceous and bulbous but light as a feather seemingly as they circled around the set, exiting and entering from clinical sliding doors. Hang on a minute, didn’t Simons eschew heavy historics, deeming it not particular modern? Turns out he was questioning modernity and perhaps even turning back on himself by looking at the “far past” to eke out a new direction. “I wanted to deal with a form language that looks to be almost the opposite of my original inspiration at Dior,” said Simons in his press notes. “It was an idea of confronting what people now think is an aesthetic that is modern – it felt more modern to go to the far past, not the ‘modernised’ look of the last decade. The challenge was to bring the attitude of contemporary reality to something very historical.”
Therefore those pannier dresses didn’t look like they needed to be paraded around with Marie Antoinette wigs and beauty spots. They had pockets. They were aerated with new tulle structures. The 18th century original garment whispered but what shouted was how evocative (if not wholly practical) it looked.
What followed was seven more passages of similar historical deconstruction and recontextualisation. Flight suits and boiler suits at couture? Yup, they were an ode to wartime military gear except they were rendered in silk taffeta and embroidered with finesse. 1910s Edwardian coats were stripped of their frou frou ornamentation to leave just a long sinuous line in perfect outerwear. The under garments of 18th to 19th century got turned inside out so that bodices became skirts, again delicately embroidered. The court coats of the 18th century were rendered in a Fragonard palette but worn over Beat-esque black polonecks and trousers, which looked fresh in itself. To casually throw on an exquisite frock coat over something entirely pared back and dare I say “normcore” looking, seems to define a new direction in haute couture. The flapper dresses of the 1920s are re-imagined with new technique such as a shaggy form of resin punctuated fringe, dubbed “alien fur” by the atelier. Of course the Dior archives get a look-in too as the bar jacket gets elaborated on with exaggerated collars in the softest of cashmere. They looked easy too, and freed of the perceived rigour of Dior. Finally, we had pleated dresses, embroidered and decorated like an astronaut suiting. We were after all ready to lift off inside this Dior time continuum.
“The past holds the key to the future,” is what Simons seemed to be saying and frankly, the further back you go into the past, you remove yourself from the danger of being referential. How many designers after all have the balls to even attempt to reference those 18th century shapes, especially in this current climate of easy sportswear and simplified garments? It also points to the sort of short term memory that the fashion world has, that collections from only five years ago are rehashed and recycled. Going way further back almost feels like a new frontier. When the likes of Vivienne Westwood, John Galliano and Alexander McQueen did it, it certainly felt that way.
Today, Raf Simons handled the far past on his own terms and it paid off. None of the outfits felt weighted down with history and concept, despite the eight-part format of the show. People who are not remotely interested in fashion history need not have the lesson rammed down their throats. They could just sit back and admire the perfect long line coat, the pretty embroidered loose shift dress, the lovely frock coat and of course those dramatic bulbous gowns for extra wow factor and if they’re the lucky people who are clients – they’ll happily pull out their chequebook and order up their choice pieces for their cocktail parties and cotillion balls.
Oh, and speaking of the past, Simons may have sent us on an epic time travel experience for Dior Couture but soundtracking each section of the show with a different Sonic Youth song (Flower, Teen Age Riot, Screamking Skull and Into the Groovey to name a few) was exactly the grounding type of sound you needed to accompany this journey of looking backward to go forward. They’re songs of Simons’ personal past – and somehow made these garments of future past all the more real. Whatever that means today.
oh my god these fluff balls!
when did potatoes learn how to run
should we live here? my guess is that sun room in the front is probably unpermitted.
Located a couple blocks east of Occidental College, this 1907 Craftsman was once home to Oxy's law school dean, SG Pandit, and to Kathryn Scola, an early Hollywood screenwriter whose credits include the pre-Hays-Code Barbara Stanwyck classic Baby Face. Per the listing, the four-bedroom, two-bath residence's features include original oak hardwood floors, built-in bookcases, living room and master suite fireplaces with period tile work, double-hung windows, antique lighting, an original claw-foot tub, custom curtains, and original hardware. The 10,357-square-foot property also includes a freestanding guest studio; an attached storage shed; and fenced-off pool, spa, and koi pond. Last sold just eleven months ago for $850,000, it's now asking that exact same sum.
brb changing all my wedding plans
Many people know that Exposition Park's Natural History Museum is a stunning venue for events, especially weddings. But how many people know that equally as impressive is the California Science Center, which has four available event spaces, including the hangar-like Samuel Oschin Pavillion, currently home to the space shuttle Endeavour. We're all seeing it, but yes, it appears that your party can take place right underneath the shuttle, the last orbiter built by NASA. (These photos were taken at 2013's CSC Annual Discovery Ball.) Surely that's got to top a beautiful garden or a stunning view of the city, right? This thing has been into space. It's known the unknown. Well, the unknown for non-astronauts. Get married under a metaphor for your journey into wedded life, or have your Bat Mitzvah/quinceañera/Sweet Sixteen under a metaphor for the journey into adulthood—it's a versatile metaphor.
· California Science Center [EventUp]
· Event Services [California Science Center]
· Space Shuttle Endeavour's Journey Through LA, By the Numbers [Curbed LA]
and maru is...face? We need to do this with the cats. Also, I still want to try that trick to see how long it takes the cats to get a treat from under a clear glass. The first time we tried it Vivien just didn't care enough to get the treat.
We got to see this.
Hey, have you noticed that Southern California keeps catching on fire? And that there are mass shootings just about every day? And that global warming has passed the tipping point where we can stop it? Kinda makes a person want to move into an underground bunker and not come out again until the human population has decimated itself down to pre-modern levels. But you want a nice bunker, though. How about this one in Barstow (via @KenLayne)? It's a roomy 8,120 square feet in three underground stories "hidden in plain sight" and made out of "20,000PSI concrete with two-feet thick ceiling, walls and floor. The entrance and emergency exit are protected by 1,000 pound blast doors located at the base of a three story metal stairwell." Worried you'll be too visible to any surviving humans, made mean and hungry by post-apocalyptic wars and lack of resources? "On the surface only the ±875 SF garage, paved parking lot, air vents, escape hatch, three-phase power and nuclear blast detector are visible," assures the listing. It all sits on two and a half acres north of Barstow "with direct access to an on-off ramp" for the I-15. Asking price is $750k and there's an adjacent site also available that would be "ideal … for a gas station or truck stop."
· APN 0543-301-03-0000 [Cityfeet]
another person whose digestive system can't handle fast food.
sometimes you just really need jack in the box.
THIS IS MY "ON THE WAY HOME FROM WORK" DEL TACO!!!!
well well well
I need this for the office elevator.
CREDIT THE INVENTOR: SHE IS AN ARTIST NAMED KATHLEEN MCDERMOTT WHO IS FINISHING HER MFA IN HONG KONG
Also she is developing this technology literally to help women assert their space in public AND MAKE A STATEMENT about how women are treated in patriarchal societies! She is developing other clothes too! You can support her project here: http://www.kthartic.com/index.php?/class/about-urban-armor/
The dress is the second in a series of projects called Urban Armor, which aim to help women own their space in public arenas that often attempt to deny this right. As McDermott explains in the project statement: “The series arose partly out of my concern over the persistence of ideologies asserted at women in public space through advertising, architecture and socially normative behavior. I began to look for ways women could take more ownership over their personal space in public.”
Basically this woman is a badass feminist artist. Please support her work and spread the word
I can’t see the pictures on mobile but reblogging anyway to see it later, I’m sure it’s awesome.
I want in every color
You could have your own sailor scout transformation
X-men auto share
"In solitary confinement there’s no metal around him, so he’s without his tools; he’s lonely. He misses metal, quite frankly."
i’m in love.
Is that a Brigham Young sweatshirt? How did he manage to get that?
Sansa Stark. Illustration by Mike Wrobel
Game of Thrones Gets a Makeover-As an ongoing project, Tokyo-based graphic designer and creative director Mike Wrobel has given various Game of Thrones characters ’80s and ’90s makeovers. The denizens of Westeros can be seen wearing fashions that defined the ’80s and ’90s ranging from Miami Vice to grunge. Margaery Tyrell can be seen donning a floral babydoll dress complete with a pork pie hat a la ’90s hit TV show, Blossom. Daenerys Targaryen rocks a loose fitting tank and accessorizes with ferrets. Cersei Lannister’s look is of an ’80s glam rock star. Olenna Tyrell wears a colorful nylon tracksuit with a chunky gold chain necklace while holding a bottle of poison.
"I save my hair, so that when I'm older my wig will be my own hair." - I have actually said I was going to do this.