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October 22 2006


There's little left in life that hasn't had a style-makeover - even the most banal everyday, domestic items - with everything from can openers to wooden spoons designed with aesthetics in mind.  And now the last bastion of artless functionality, the humble band aid, has succumbed to the trend.

Superficial cuts and grazes are cause for glamor with Kiss Lips, Skulls & Cowboys, without doubt the coolest band aids you’ve ever seen. Camp as a pink tiara at Mardi Gras, the bright, glossy lip-shaped bandages come in a cute tin which includes a little novelty toy. Who said fun (oh, and bumps and bruises) were just for kids. They cost $16 and come with 15 per tin.

If your boo-boo needs more than a band aid, then you can't go past these stylish bandages in assorted colors. Complete with logo and clips, the bandage can compliment any outfit and steers away from the dramatic off white traditional bandage of the past.  by Lisa Evans




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August 25 2006


The promise of an international DJ is no longer enough to lure people to a gathering. Elaborately themed pubic parties such as the Pillow Fight Club and Water Gun Assassinations have become a surprise phenomenon around the world. The latest is Bubble Battles.. Last month (July) six massive bubble battles took place across the continent of Canada. Gorgeous young things soaked to their bones in hot water bubbles, need we say more? It takes the job of party promoter to a whole new level (now, where do we buy bubble bath in bulk?) by Bill T
Lifestyle

July 18 2006


Just like Mobile Movies, another innovative outdoor cinema community is screening films on rooftops in New York.  Rooftop Films originally started showcasing short films on a rooftop in Brooklyn. Now in its 10th year, they screen over 275 movies at more than a dozen locations, including the roof of the Old American Can Factory in Gowanus (Brooklyn) and the roof of Downtown Community TV in TriBeCa (Manhattan). Screenings take place Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays all summer long through September 23. Tickets are $8. by Bill T
Lifestyle

May 3 2006

Always wanted a tattoo but afraid of what your boss will say? Thanks to a fascinating new technique you can cover yourself in body art and no one will be the wiser, unless they see you in the dark, which is the only time these tattoos are visible. The new technique uses blacklight reactive ink, which is reactive to UV light. It's kinda freaky but imagine the fun you could have after dark. by Bill T

Lifestyle

May 2 2006




Don't look now, but Old Man Winter is sneaking up on us and its just a matter of weeks before the outdoor landscape will be packed with frigid terrain. YAKTRAX aim to be a useful ally against the completely uncool action of slipping and falling in the winter months. Get YAKTRAX and get a grip! by Isla Verde

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May 1 2006
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MobMov has made the Sunday night ritual of watching a movie with friends a whole lot easier. No longer need you cram onto the couch in your tiny apartment living room. Thanks to MobMov (short for mobile movie) you can create your own private drive-in movie theatre in your local neighborhood. The concept was dreamt up last year by 25-year-old web developer Bryan Kennedy who gathered his friends (and their friends)  via mailing lists for movie nights. Kennedy's website tells you how to set the outdoor system up (using a DVD player and projector) so it's totally DIY. Movies in the neighborhood, now that's the community spirit. by Bily T via Springwise
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April 26 2006


Inspired by Kubrick's famous ceremony scene of passion in the movie "Eyes Wide Shut", the Swiss Andrej Lorenc organizes Castles Events in the same vein. He rents castles and invites selected members of his club to spend a night of fantasies: garters, black underwear, wasp-waisted corsets, capes and Venetian masks are compulsory. Drink Champagne, feast your eyes on skin, dance to the sounds of well-known dj's, and give in to your erotic--or perhaps sexual--desires. Sexiness is also a prerequisite. Teased? Basically the parties are scheduled four times per year, mostly in Switzerland. The special of this year takes place during a weekend in an original glamorous Mediaeval Castle in the middle of France in September. For international guests there is an airport 20 kilometers away from the Castle. The exact place will only be communicated to exclusive members. The price varies according to the events. Price fee on this special event varies between $700 - $1000‚Ç for a couple or single men. Single woman pay $200. For 'High End' Guests, Castle Events provide an extraordinary comfortable Service Package, which includes your own Suite in the Castle - varies $2000 - $5000. Be aware there are only 20 rooms available. The address for temptation: www.castleevents.com.. by Yvan Rodic 
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April 3 2006


It has been nearly thirty years since the era of moped decadence, and yet at the roots, there is a renewed interest. Though you might not know it yet, a moped-inspired sub-culture is taking form all across the country. Chicago's most revered branch of moped riders, cleverly named Peddy Cash, has helped spear head the trend since its inception. The members of Peddy Cash, for the most part, occupy the Chicago neighborhoods of Ukraine Village, Wicker Park, and Logan Square. The fifteen immediate members of Peddy Cash are considered to be part of the elite riders in the city, however they only make up a handful of the 30-40 serious moped riders springing up across Chicagoland. Peddy Cash is one of sixteen official branches recognized by a national organization called the Moped Army. The Moped Army, which was founded in 1997 in Kalamazoo, MI, is a resource for moped enthusiasts and has 10,000 registered users on its website. 291 of those members are directly connected to registered branches that range from major metropolises like the moped gang Mission 23 in New York City, to smaller areas of America like the branch Motion Left from Elkhart, Indiana. Mopeds, not scooters! There is a very serious deference. A similar trend has also been spotted down-under. by Drew Hudson
Lifestyle

March 1 2006


Ditch your tired old roller blades, chuck out your skis. Extreme sports have taken a new direction and its encapsulating, literally. The Zorb is here and it's rolling out the fun. Zorbing involves jumping inside the giant inflatable (and durable) bubble and letting gravity do the rest. Usually set in an open space with a slight decline or on water, Zorbing is the ultimate adrenaline rush. Devised by inventors and extreme sports enthusiasts Andrew Akers and Dwane Van der Sluis, the New Zealand based project is taking the world by storm. This has to be seen in action to be totally appreciated, check out the video online (quicktime, also check out Bossaball from Belgium and Rio's bike bus by Bill T

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February 28 2006


It's Willy Wonka meets Tony Hawk. The new, well temporary buit skate board art ramp in Pittsburg is the creative work of a number of local artists called to collaborate their talents in revamping the local skate ramp. Its psychedelic design makes you think your tripping whilst skating, which could prove a little dangerous. The cool element to this design is the way the illustrations merge with the tunnels and ramps of the structure itself. A little trippy, a little hippy, a lot of fun. by Billy T

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