Anybody remember how anxious and thrilled we were in those last months of the 20th century? When we weren't at war and we had a budget surplus and it looked like Al Gore would be president? The prospect of a 21st century filled with new technologies, new art and literature loomed large and bright. But now, as we look back at what was decidedly a shitty decade for an incredible variety of people in an equally incredible variety of ways (evictions/invasions/bombings/etc), it's surprisingly hard to be pessimistic about the books that assessed, satirized, dramatized and distracted us from the events of the past 10 years. Goethe said that the decline of a nation's literature is the precursor to that nation's fall, and with this look back at the books that defined the decade, we'd like to tell Goethe to suck it. Almost in spite of ourselves, we're still writing, translating, publishing and even occasionally buying good books in this country.
Dollar Rubber Club Will Mail Condoms To Your Home Each Month A naughty new startup called the Dollar Rubber Club -- which mails its subscribers a pack of latex prophylactics every month for a flat fee -- is not the "Netflix of condoms," its co-founder Dan Elwell tells me over Skype. "[We're] different than Netflix," he explains. "We don't want the condoms back." Still, the comparison to Netflix is -- like so many sexual attractions -- somewhat irresistible.
There is something special about the tricks and tips people come up with to turn old or useless objects into something fresh and useful. Turning an old gadget or piece of furniture into something completely new is a great way to extend its life, and here are some of our favorite conversions from the last year.
3-part portraits - Wall to Watch
EDIT 11/5/2012: We are no longer selling custom crayon pieces in our Etsy shop. We are now focusing on a new jewelry project , so please check that out and we hope you enjoy the tutorial below! Edit: We are now selling custom crayon pieces in our Etsy shop !
Posted on November 01, 2011 in Bed, Bath & Kitchen , Decor & Furniture , Organise & Personalise by Simone
you are the rain a girl at school smells like purple bubble gum, like she took off all her clothes after being stuck outside during a thunderstorm & if I could tell her why her arms are boss, why her neck is boss, why her hips are boss, I imagine she would bandage me softly like winter. Nate Slawson, diode v2n3
Analyzing Poetry | Undergraduate Writing Center Handouts
A kiss. It can possess mystery, excitement, fun, passion, and more. Throughout history and cinema, the kiss has been celebrated, and considering the intimacy, playfulness, and power of kissing, rightly so.