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20 Mar 17:00

Abigail Borg Wallpaper + Best of the Web

by Grace Bonney

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I’ve been on a wallpaper kick all week. It seems like everyone is gearing up to launch new collections at the big design shows this spring, so social media has been full of great previews and sneak peeks. One of my favorite lines that I’m hoping to see in person belongs to British designer Abigail Borg. Abigail’s work takes its inspiration from the world outside. Whether that’s a beautiful Fritillaria flower, Dahlia or Foxtail, Abigail’s wallpapers feel like a lush field of flowers that’s come to life on the wall. I love the slightly retro color palette she’s working with, too — it’s the perfect combination to create a larger-than-life version of the flowers and plants we see around us in real life. Abigail uses her patterns for textiles and stationery, too, so if you’re interested in checking out her work or ordering online, click here to visit her site. Until Monday, have a wonderful weekend! xo, grace

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22 Mar 17:40

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17 Mar 17:50

Come Correction: Associated Press thinks accused murderer Robert Durst is the singer of Limp Bizkit

by Michael Marotta
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Perfection.

When news broke Sunday morning that accused murderer Robert Durst was arrested just hours before the finale of HBO true crime drama The Jinx, jokesters…

The post Come Correction: Associated Press thinks accused murderer Robert Durst is the singer of Limp Bizkit appeared first on Vanyaland.

16 Mar 20:00

Frozen-Food Titans Amy's Kitchen Getting Into the Fast-Food Business

by Allie Pape
allie

omg into it

Amy's Drive Thru is opening its first location in Rohnert Park this year.

Anyone who's spent time in the frozen-food aisle is likely already familiar with Amy's Kitchen, the Petaluma-based maker of vegetarian frozen entrees, soups, salsas, non-dairy ice cream, and even candy. But after nearly three decades of building a grocery-store empire, founders Andy and Rachel Berliner are planning on moving the company, which is named for their daughter, into the fast-food space. As the Press Democrat reports, the couple are plotting the first Amy's Drive Thru restaurant in Rohnert Park, right next to an In-N-Out Burger and a McDonald's. Located at Wilfred Avenue and Redwood Drive, right next to Home Depot and the Graton Resort & Casino, the 4,000-square-foot space is set to open in May, right before Amy, now 27, gets married.

Like the Amy's prepared foods, everything at Amy's Drive Thru will be vegetarian, organic, and GMO-free, with veggie burgers, fries fried in sunflower oil, personal pizzas, burritos, and salads on the menu. (The one exception is the sodas, which won't be organic but will be preservative-free.) Everything will be available in vegan and gluten-free versions, including hand-scooped shakes made with a choice of regular or non-dairy ice cream, and rice-flour-based buns for the burgers. And it'll be affordable as well, with burgers running $3 or so, burritos going for $5 and under, and a combo meal of a double cheeseburger, shake, and fries maxing out at $10.

As with their prepared foods, the Berliners are pursuing fast food because they see an opening in the market for health-conscious, time-strapped parents who are looking for a drive-thru alternative. (The first location will even have a living roof, watered using rain runoff; here are some renderings, if you want to see what it'll look like.) It's the same philosophy behind Daniel Patterson and Roy Choi's forthcoming Loco'l, which is emphasizing veggie-heavy dishes. But while Loco'l is aiming to compete with McDonald's rock-bottom prices and reach food deserts in inner-city neighborhoods, Amy's clearly has its sights on a more upscale market that's willing to shell out a little extra cash for healthy fast-food fare.

At the same time, Amy's Drive Thru is positioning itself as a more mainstream alternative to other healthy fast-food chains like Lyfe Kitchen and Veggie Grill, whose dishes, Andy Berliner says, are too foreign to the average fast-food diner (and whose locations lack drive-thru components). "You're not going to have any questions" about the menu at Amy's, says Berliner, adding that the company has worked extensively for two years with its in-house food scientists to develop the most approachable menu possible, even building a mock restaurant to ensure dishes can be made and out the door in under three minutes. The suppliers they use to create their regular line have been key to the transition, according to Rachel Berliner. "We couldn't have done it before." We'll have more on the official opening date and menu for Amy's Drive Thru, as well as possible expansion plans, as its spring opening nears.

10 Mar 10:00

Guest Post: THE COOL PASTEL By Beautify11

by Amy Bunch
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THE COOL PASTEL
Light Blue the spring pastel for 2015
a great color that looks
great on so many skin tones.
You could wear from head to toe like
on your left image or in small doses
like on your right image.
However you decide how to wear it,
this radar color looks great.

THE COOL PASTEL
THE COOL PASTEL by beautify11 featuring a shift dress

THE COOL PASTEL
Light Blue the spring pastel for 2015
a great color that looks
great on so many skin tones.
You could wear from head to toe like
on your left image or in small doses
like on your right image.
However you decide how to wear it,
this radar color looks great.

Ladies how will you wear The Cool Pastel color light blue?


Topshop shift dress
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Acne Studios sweat shirt
$215 - liberty.co.uk


Valentino cotton shorts
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Gianvito Rossi blue pumps
$600 - mytheresa.com


Wet Seal white sandals
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Bottega Veneta blue handbag
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H M backpack
$38 - hm.com

05 Mar 13:43

Just A Girl

by Michael Popek
allie

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Found in "Girl With a Pearl Earring" by Tracy Chevalier. Published by Plume, 2001.

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03 Mar 13:01

Magic Mushrooms

by Holly Hibner
allie

i saw this in a gift shop on mount rainier and have been sad that i didn't purchase it ever since

All That the Rain Promises and More… : A Hip Pocket Guide to Western Mushrooms
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1991

Submitter: I saw this cover and burst out laughing, a man dressed in a tuxedo carrying a trombone while searching for mushrooms in the wilderness with a crazy grin on his face. What is not to love? The second .jpg [below] is a completely different man dressed as a tree, complete with bark outfit… a lot of strange men hanging out in these woods. Third .jpg [below] is the man again, his image reflected in the shiny surface of a toaster that just happens to be toasting a couple of mushrooms. Apparently, this book is quite a useful resource for mushroom seekers, but I imagine that most people won’t get past the cover. .

Holly: Someone got into the wrong mushrooms, if you know what I mean, when they decided on the art direction for this book. Bizarre.

More Weird Art:

Hawaii: Paradise or Polar

Computing Over 50

Friday Fiction: What’s in the Pocket?

Primping and Painting

 

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03 Mar 03:28

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28 Feb 12:17

Hot Slut Of The Day!

by Michael K

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Taco Bell’s Cap’n Crunch Delights!

Because somebody’s gotta keep the diabetes medication companies in business, Taco Bell is testing the perfect breakfast of champions for the stoner on the go! They have barfed up pink donut holes covered with Cap’n Crunch Berries cereal and filled with some kind of gooey milk icing (aka condensed milk, basically). Taco Bell let FoodBeast try them out, but FoodBeast didn’t really say anything about the taste. But you know, even if FoodBeast said they tasted like sweetened dried dog shit, I’d probably still put one in my mouth because SUGAR.

For now, Taco Bell is only selling these oozing diabetes balls in Bakersfield, CA. Having been to Bakersfield many, many times, I can say that this is the most exciting thing to ever happen to Bakersfield since Tara the Hero cat threw out the first pitch at some baseball game.

Those things look like the sweetened cum-filled rainbow nutsacks of a Lisa Frank unicorn. If rainbows could grow cysts filled with sugary pus, that’s what that mess would look like. It’s like a Care Bear’s goiter. And based on those descriptions, yes, yes I would. It has milk, wheat AND fruit. It’s a well-balanced breakfast in one bite!

Pic: FoodBeast

24 Feb 16:44

Ninety Cents

by Michael Popek
allie

Why spoil your credit reputation for $.90


Letter, dated February 19, 1929:

Dear Madam:

You have received several letters about the small balance on your account but you haven't paid it.

Why spoil your credit reputation for $.90
Nothing is more valuable than a good credit record. There are times when everyone needs credit so you should be very careful to protect your good name.

Send us a money order at once so we can close your account, pass clear title to the merchandise to you and report you to the Credit Association as "good pay."

Yours very truly

SPEAR & COMPANY
R.L. Jones
Collection Department


Found in "Parish's Fancy" by Walter Kellog. Published by John Day, 1929.



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26 Feb 14:33

How to Be Attractive

by Holly Hibner
allie

O_O

How to be attractive
Bennett
1951, 2d ed., rev. and enl.

Submitter: The original edition was from 1948. Our copy does not have the cover shown – the library assistant who discovered this brilliant work (and read it cover to cover) found the cover on the web. We were struck by the fact that, for the most part, being attractive in this volume means being attractive to men (although there is that token glance at being attractive to women–but not that way, of course). The three-page discourse on what do to if a man becomes “fresh” (do some serious soul-searching and blame yourself) is particularly revealing. We were also charmed by the photograph of the woman moisturizing her hands (this photo was part of a two-page spread on the subject)–the child looks like he’s plotting serial murder. We are an academic library, and are happy to be weeding this little volume from our collection.


Holly: 
These self-care books for women in the 50’s just kill me. The woman on the cover looks like a manikin or a Stepford Wife or something. And submitter is right about the first picture below. All I can think is “It puts the lotion on its skin.”

More Beauty Tips for the Ladies:

Robot Beauty

How to be Pretty in 1974

Save Your Face!

Be a Sexy Woman with Debbie!

Ask a Man

27 Feb 19:22

Quick Hit: Scott Walker Eliminates Support for Rape Survivors from Budget

by Dana Bolger
allie

Jesus fuck

Update: Jezebel has now added a update and apology to their piece, noting that a university spokesperson has clarified that the university requested that Walker delete the requirements because they were redundant with their compliance of the Clery Act.

With a swipe of the “delete” key, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) has eliminated efforts to combat campus rape from the state budget.

His budget proposal deletes key provisions that obligate universities to incorporate information on sexual and dating violence into new-student orientation programming — provisions that are federally mandated under the Clery Act.

And, as Natasha Vargas-Cooper at Jezebel reports:

Under Walker’s budget, universities would no longer have to report the number of sexual assaults that take place on a campus to the Department of Justice. Under Walker’s plan, university employees who witness a sexual assault would no longer have to report it.

There are no policy recommendations in Walker’s budget how or what would replace these reporting mechanisms. The Governor simply instructs that they should be deleted.

The budget also eliminates recruitment and support programs for low-income students and students of color, as well as shared governance, the principle that gives faculty and students a voice in campus politics and policy-making.

You can check out the whole sad thing here.

26 Feb 15:30

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25 Feb 17:00

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26 Feb 15:36

Proposal would bring new residential units to Egleston Square

by adamg
allie

whoa, right on the corner of washington and montebello. there goes the neighborhood

Architect's rendering: Permanently circling Hood Blimp as project amenity?

Developers hope to break ground this fall on a residential complex in Egleston Square that could also bring a new restaurant to the neighborhood - and more affordable housing than required by city code.

25 Feb 15:14

Bassist Quits Band Over Unending Group Text

by The Hard Times Staff

HAVERHILL, Mass. — Greg Feldman, bassist for local hardcore outfit Forever Rises, has decided to quit the band following a 78-hour uninterrupted group text between the four members.

What had started as a simple iMessage discussion of an upcoming EP release show ended up in thousands of texts – the conversation veering wildly into discussions of local pit beefs, “Metal Flag” and who was the hottest member of Destiny’s Child.

“It was brutal. I couldn’t focus at work because my phone was blowing up every few seconds with someone saying they found a cheap van on Craigslist or that Afroman should front Screeching Weasel,” Feldman said, adding, “I mean, yeah, a cheap van would be nice and Afroman is certainly qualified, but I have shit to do instead of read texts all day – you know?”

When asked about the group chat, other members of Forever Rises described it as a mixture of personal observations, wrestling GIFs and Tom Delonge links.

“I personally thought it was great,” Michael Henderson, the band’s frontman, said. “It was making us closer as a band just sharing laughs and inside jokes – man, this shit is hilarious. Greg just didn’t get it.”

“I was getting bummed out every time I felt my phone vibrate,” Feldman said. “All day, all night. Unending. Someone would be saying that we should start color-coordinating for our ‘band image’ and then it’d just be three hours of sending each other the poop emoji.”

“Greg was always a turd boy,” guitarist Lawrence McKenzie said through an emoji-ridden text. “I’m breaking out the most prime Barstool Sports links and Gronk GIFs – which I call ‘Grifs’ – and he’s not even responding. Seriously, GRIFS, how good is that?!”

“Greg was always a turd boy.”

-Lawrence McKenzie

The last straw, according to Feldman, came when McKenzie sent a picture of himself brushing his teeth totally naked with only a head of broccoli covering his genitals.


“It’s not just that it came in while I was in the meeting with my boss and the regional manager,” Feldman remarked, adding that his decision to leave the band initially went unnoticed for another 347 texts. “It’s that it hadn’t stopped for three fucking days.”

Article and photo by The Hard Times Staff and Chris Bavaria. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter (@REALPunkNews), Tumblr, and Instagram (@TheHardTimesNews).

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12 Feb 17:20

Yes, we are insane

by adamg
allie

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Snow piled higher than we can see? Giant icicles raining down on us? Temperatures plunging to negative numbers and another Nor'easter about to explode above us? Hah! This is Boston and we laugh in the face of that kind of alleged adversity and then we go out and get our iced coffees, dammit! And make 'em large!

Lori Magno captured the moment aboard an elevator at 33 Arch St. this lunchtime.

14 Feb 02:07

Does Your Valentine Play Hard To Get?

by Brinke

You know, like this little guy. Maybe he’s thinking….”Altoids.”


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11 Feb 21:22

Sorry, Charlie: MBTA general manager quits

by adamg
allie

lol

So it turns out Beverly Scott did drop the mic at her press conference yesterday.

Scott did not specify reasons in her resignation letter, but did praise T workers and said she was proud to have been part of the Patrick administration's transportation team.

She leaves the job in April.

07 Feb 21:30

London Could Put Bike Lanes in Old Tube Tunnels — Design News

by Tara Bellucci
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In London's vast subway system, stretches of tunnels have been abandoned. Gensler has a plan to put them to use: "We could repurpose the larger spaces at the platform level and actually put in a whole series of things down there, whether it be routes for pedestrians and cyclists, click-and-collect retail, or places for buskers."

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07 Feb 05:00

What’s The Hurry, Dude?

by Brinke

unnamedThe US Department of Interior’s social media team is EN FUEGO. Yesterday, we got this from their Twitter account- today, Maureen (“They have so many wonderful pictures!”) P. grabbed this from their Instagram. “A Monk Seal watches a Bebeh Turtle crawl on the beach at Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.”

@Interior #FTW!


Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: BFFs, Blorp, Seals, Turtles
06 Feb 19:00

Next Stop, Fox Village!

by Brinke
allie

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zao-fox-village-japan-29Cuteporter L.P. just sent us this link about a place in (imagine this!) Japan called “Zao Fox Village.” We’ve seen Bun Island, of course. And Cat Island. So why not a Fox Village? (Here’s a more complete article from Japan Travel.) First, we get welcomed by…a giant gorilla. Go with it, it’s the Big J. They don’t need a reason.

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So Zao Fox Village is located in an area called Myagi Prefecture. OOPS, wait, let’s buy some Cute Stuff in the Official Gift Shoppe! Two foxes, please.

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They’re tame but semi-wild. For 100Y (.85) you can buy ‘em some Fox Munchies.

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05 Feb 18:00

Puff Pattern

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05 Feb 02:55

workbleach:Shakira, 1991

by annagoldfarb
allie

AWOOOOO ~*~*~*







workbleach:

Shakira, 1991

03 Feb 23:00

Movie Gets Poster

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03 Feb 15:52

“FourFiveSeconds” Video: Rihanna, Kanye And Paul McCartney Do The Very Serious Art Thing

by Bradley Stern
allie

wtf is this

So, “FourFiveSeconds” is officially how “Pour It Up” orchestral twerker-turned indie guitar folk-pop singer-songwriter Rihanna is kicking off the R8 campaign, which is…well, okay then!

And now, there’s a video for the song too, because it’s really, really the lead single from the album. Alrighty!

The black and white clip’s got Rih, Macca and Yeezus. They’re all wearing denim and looking very serious, because that’s what you do when you’ve got some Serious Important Art at hand. The aspect ratio is annoyingly square — because it is Art, like a canvas upon which Yeezy and Rih have painted their dreams.

The entire thing feels like it’s trying particularly hard to be a moment of Very Serious Art, which is a shame, considering Rihanna is the opposite of a try-hard, which is why that Rihanna reign has otherwise never let up. But, hey — at least she looks real pretty!

Oh right, and they’re all performing it together at the Grammys too. So, break out the geetars at home and sing along! Or, you know, just mute the TV and put on Rated R.

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“FourFiveSeconds” was released on January 24. (iTunes)

30 Jan 19:50

Valentino Spring 2015 Couture Collection

by Tom and Lorenzo

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The collection was inspired by quotes from Shakespeare, Dante’s Inferno, and paintings of Marc Chagall.

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03 Feb 15:42

Misery Loves Company

by Michael Popek

Photo, no date or writing.

Found in "Misery" by Stephen King. Published by Viking, 1987.

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02 Feb 12:26

So I Guess Kanye Just Watched That Nationwide Commercial

by Michael K

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But then again, that glum cunt Kanye West always looks like he just watched that Nationwide commercial.

Because the world’s biggest attention whores couldn’t miss out one of the country’s biggest events of the year, former NFL pass-around-patty Kim Kartrashian and Kanye West took their asses to the Super Bowl this weekend. Kanye performed at DirecTV’s Super Bowl pre-party on Saturday night and went to the game yesterday. Kanye at the Super Bowl is just as happy as Kanye at a house full of waffles. Kanye only smiles for Louis Farrakhan, so it wasn’t not funny to him when two bro types posed with him as though he was a goat at a petting zoo. Yeezy was not amused, but then again, who would be?

HIS FACE! I love Kanye’s grumpy face. He looks like he’s taking a messy diarrhea in a public bathroom and just noticed that there’s no toilet paper in that stall. He looks like a sad kid whose parents forgot to pick him up from school and it just started to rain. He looks like a hungover you sitting in your cubicle on a Monday staring at a picture of Kanye looking like he has the Mondays. Kanye looks like he’s pissed and throwing an internal hissy fit because his cool camouflage shirt didn’t work and people can see him.

But seriously, Kanye is probably mad because Girls and Looking weren’t on last night and he really wanted to have a late-night phone kiki with Riccardo Tisco about that shit.

And I guess last night’s theme was forcing selfies upon the famous:

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Kanye’s “fat kid on a diet” face of misery wins, but RiRi’s “I’m stoned as hell and you’re fucking with my high” side-eye comes close.

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03 Feb 15:15

Male-Fronted Hardcore Band Proves That Guys Can Rock, Too

by ihatebillconway

BALTIMORE – Suffrage, a new all-male hardcore band, is a group of radical-minded men intent on proving that guys can rock, too.

Suffrage plays fast, loud and aggressive for a bunch of dudes. The unapologetic group doesn’t care how many times they get stopped at the door of the venue and asked if they are dating one of the girls in the bands; they are dead set on shaking things up in a scene that has historically been a girls’ club.

“If I get all hot and sweaty on stage you better believe I’m going to take off my shirt, and if you don’t like that, well, I’m not sorry,” frontman “Big” Tim Ramsey said, proudly sporting lengthy arm pit hair for the whole world to see. “I don’t wear sleeveless shirts for you; I wear sleeveless shirts for me, so if you can’t handle a full-bodied man in a position of power, then don’t come to the shows.”

Brian Worrick is a huge supporter of the band and has followed Suffrage from the beginning. “Discovering this band was the push I needed to finally build up the courage to start making zines that focused on men in hardcore,” Worrick said. “Beef Boys, which has its third issue coming out as soon as I make the first and second issues, gives a spotlight and voice to underrepresented straight white males in the scene like me.”

Only time will tell if this grand experiment will pay off, but fans of Suffrage are already taking to Twitter to voice their opinions.

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During a recent performance with six other all-male hardcore acts, Ramsey had a bold message for the crowd. “You might not like the thought of men playing in hardcore bands, and it might be tough for you to wrap your head around, but we are here to stay.”

Article by The Hard Times Staff. Picture by Chase Perkins. Shower us with your praise and adoration on Facebook, Twitter (@REALPunkNews), and Instagram (@TheHardTimesNews).