Monthly Archives: November 2008

HF Weekly Obsession: Right On Time

I need a clock. I don’t really have a clock in the living room, except on the DVR menu and if the TV isn’t on, I can’t see what time it is. That’s quite frustrating. And so, I plan on buying a clock. Grandfather clocks are too big and the roman numerals are annoying to read. This clock, above, is cool and minimalist and easy for slackers to read. It’s really just a chunk of wood with a power cord attached, but plug it in and red LED lights appear from behind the thin veneer displaying the time! File that one under “How the heck did they do that?”. At $176, it won’t break the bank, and all of your friends can ooh and ahh over your uber-stylishness. And that’s priceless.

Wood LED Clock at High Fashion Home.

Is Your Upper Lip Feeling… Naked?

A mustachioed wedding… So that’s what mine was missing!

Does anyone else notice that the most random things seem to take off overnight and become full-fledged uber trends? Men have rocked facial hair of centuries, so why, all of a sudden, are people going gaga over mustaches? Let’s discuss…

Mustache March

Growing your mustache is the latest way to raise money for charity. What happened to the good, old-fashioned car wash? Google “mustache for charity” and you’ll get over 300,000 hits about the subject. 
Here are a couple to get your started:  

Movember (sponsored by Canadian Club- maker of this hilarious ad. Oh, and beer.)

Michael Phelp’s (America’s swimming sweetheart) rocked a pornstache at the Olympics. ‘Nuff said.

Mustache Hankie from Avrilloreti

If you’re follicly challenged, a chick, or just don’t want to deal with the upkeep, you have Mo options, too. Don’t grow a scraggly trash stache! Just fake it.

Stylish Mustache Kit at High Fashion Home

Mustache on a Stick from Something’s Hiding Here
Mustache Pint Glass from Bread and Badger

The moral of this story is, “Put a mustache on anything and it instantly becomes cooler”. Feel free to experiment with little mustaches cut out of black paper. Put one on your dog, your girlfriend, your boss (wait until after your performance review for that one). Watch the hilarity ensue.
The Tom Selleck at Plan B Bar in Chicago. See the resemblance?

Mustachioed art. Hang that in your entryway. 
And now, grow forth…

Oprah’s Fall Bargains!

From Oprah Home’s Fall Bargains for $50 or Less, here are a couple of nice items to pick up for the Holidays.

A cool glass vase with a flamenco lace etching. Maya Star: 512.912.1475.

Vintage etchings on a pillow with a forest on one side and a bird on the other for $24. West Elm.

A cool decorative frame with a chalk board interior for $20. Kikkerland.

Valley of the Dolls

Designs by Sonia Rykiel, Gucci, Giles, and Dolce & Gabbana.

For the 10th birthday of Russian Vogue, 31 magnificent designers lent their talent to create custom Matryoshkas– traditional Russian nesting dolls. On November 20th, the dolls will be auctioned off for charity. It’s high fashion for a good cause… Happy birthday, Russian Vogue!

Designs by Versace, Roberto Cavalli, Marc Jacobs, and Antonio Marras.

Designs by Yves Saint Laurent, Moschino, Blumarine, and Dries van Noten.

Posters are Cool Again! Part Three

And now, to complete the trilogy, part three: 

For the younger sister:

For the Domino Magazine reader:

Modern Romance poster featured on the cover of Domino‘s Sept. 2006 issue, by Village.

For the pensive pirate in your life:

Pirate Posters by 826 Valencia.

For the girl who looooooves pink:

I Make Things poster by Samantha Hahn.

For those times when all you need is:

Love Candy poster by Made by Girl.

For the anglophile:

Keep Calm poster from Keep Calm Gallery. 

Well, that’s all folks. I hope you found some of these picks to be inspiring, because if not, I need to work a bit harder at doing my job! If you’ve found any cool posters you’d like to share, leave me a comment. I’m always up for a part four!

Posters are Cool Again! Part Two

I hope you enjoyed part one of my foray into posters. It’s time for part two- posters for the kiddos and the music lovers, and a little DIY action…

For the hip eco-kid room…

Orange Animal ABC poster by Branch.

For the totally customized kid room…

ABC Kids poster by Made By Girl. It can be totally customized- color scheme and all!

For the music LOVER…

Mates of State silkscreen by The Small Stakes.

For the MUSIC lover…

The National Tour Poster by Spike Press.

For the Do-It-Yourselfer…

Try out the Rasterbator to create your own, giant poster. Mount on canvas or frame the pages, and hang. Cheap and chic.