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city kids.

29 Jun

I love thinking I can learn stuff about people from quick questionnaires…this explains my obsession with The Proust Questionnaire.

so I stumbled across the CITY KIDS blog and I love what they do.  probably going to knock it off soon.

Brune & Woehlke

17 May

Brune  & Woehlke ring via Fuggiamo

it’s a shame kinky jewelry is oft under-appreciated.

Hermes

8 May

via Streetfsn

if only I owned that many Hermes bracelets, I’d wear them all at once as well.

Abbot Kinney.

5 Feb

the best thing about being bi (-coastal, that is) obviously is having to take blog-sanctioned trips to visit the opposite coast.  while it was vomiting snow in New York, I was strolling down Abbot Kinney in Venice, Cali-effing-fornia, soaking up some sun and shopping.

 

these Barbies know what’s up:

Ken ain’t so pretty with tire tracks over his face.

 

and then there’s this gem I found at Firefly:

honestly, I couldn’t have said it better myself.

my cousin Emmagizer.

27 Nov

my cousin has a youtube channel, Emmagizer, and I’m kind of obsessed with it.

she does Ke$ha videos.

her most popular one is Owl City’s “Fireflies”.

and then there’s the gem in which her grandmother thinks she’s a lesbian.

amazing.  that is all.

SkyMall: shoppers’ paradise.

4 Oct

resulting from my excessive recent air travel, I’ve developed an intimate relationship with SkyMall.  and en route, I’ve wondered if it’s possible to cull anything actually useful from this catalogue of oddities.  I mean, while I’ve always wanted an outdoor tiki table

I just don’t know where I’d put it at the moment, not having any outdoor space.

SkyMall also seems to cater to a certain (perhaps overly specific?) segment of the air traveling American public: pet owners who are obsessed with multi-tasking home decor:

you can hide the litterbox, indeed, and right next to your own toilet.

teach your dog where to crap, and then lock him away next to your sofa…

as far as personal accessories, SkyMall’s offerings are legion.  they also defy any notion of taste.  as part of my SkyMall experiment, I tried to find a jewelry-like accessory I would actually purchase and wear.

there’s something horribly depressing about whoever buys a licensed Avatar beaded choker:

although it is kind of Ralph Lauren and I’m sure some cool downtown type could rock it.  without the embarrassing collector’s box.

the ultimate in SkyMall horrors: a jewelry/cellphone-accessory HYBRID:

“And it can also make a fashion statement!”  that fashion statement: I am incompetent at life.

I did find one awkward but wearable piece of jewelry:

apart from the creepy subtext (this fingerprint belongs to someone in Afghanistan, or better yet, my dead grandmother), it’s kind of a cool idea.

but if I were to buy anything, it would obviously be my very own droid:

Agent Provocateur launches jewellery line.

23 Aug

one simply cannot imagine our excitement upon hearing that Agent Provocateur, our favourite lingerie stockist, had launched a collection of jewellery.

some highlights:

the shackle necklace.  on trend.

the bullet ring.  love the garnet cab.

the hareem earrings.  so Mata Hari.

and finally, something a bit more naughty:

the hareem body necklace.  there is a detachable whip.  oh yes there is.