A Different Kind of BuffA Different Kind of Buff.
Dave Moloney spotted these metal buff pieces on the lifts in The Meridian Hotel in Nice.........Go to the Fashion-talk (Added on 8/20/2006 6:38:42 AM)
Skin Cancer Fear Grows As Ozone Layer Gets ThinnerTHE ozone layer above Scotland is thinner than at any point in the last ten years, as per new research which has prompted fresh concerns over skin cancer rates.
Levels of ozone, which play a crucial role in helping to filter out harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun, were believed to be rising after the systematic banning of the CFC chemicals which were damaging it.
But now experts believe global warming is changing conditions in the........Go to the Fashion-talk (Added on 8/19/2006 7:37:07 AM)
Cheap and Chic at YankA perfect marriage of right-this-minute trends and cheap, cheap prices. Yank feels more feminine chic rather than modern sleek but you'll find colors and styles that play off fashion themes without being extreme. The site is a joy with large photos, detailed descriptions, wishlists, gift cards and easy ways to shop by collections or from their ads. Don't miss the sale section where we found tops up to 80% off.
This tank top with palettes........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 8/18/2006 8:55:58 PM)
Lancaster Moisture Enhancing Lipstick GiveawayHere's another great giveaway offer. The leading online beauty specialist, Fresh Fragrances & Cosmetics is giving away a free Lancaster Moisture Enhancing Lipstick valued at $27 with every single order while stocks last.
Fresh Fragrances & Cosmetics has a huge range of products such as Dior, Chanel, and Clinique, as well as a great Loyalty Club which gives customers a lifetime discount of up to 15% plus free shipping and gift wrapping on........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 8/18/2006 8:51:22 PM)
Green Leafy RoototeWell even though I promised myself I wouldn't buy another bag while I am semi-unemployed I couldn't resist this bag that I stumbled across in Sweet Charity a store located in Park Slope, Brooklyn. While I was buying it the shopgirl told me it was the last one!
Eventhough I tend to tire easily of totes (not enough pockets, everything falls to the bottom) this bag charmed me with the natural color and leaf prints. As a bonus, when I got home I........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 8/18/2006 8:39:01 PM)
Swarovsky-coated AccessoriesThanks to the Rappers the Bling culture is going great guns. You turn around and I can bet you will definitely find something blingy even in places where it is least important.
Gone are the days when the workstation was a place that was expected to be sober and formal, but today the bling culture has swayed over this place too. Here is a blingy desk set that enough to jazz up your desktop.
The swarovsky-encrusted desk set from Neiman........Go to the Fashion-talk (Added on 8/14/2006 6:57:13 AM)
How Religious Garment Defines a New Generation of WomenThere's no argument that the hijab, a scarf that covers the head, hair, neck and ears, is a religious symbol that visibly separates young Muslim American women from their contemporary peers. But many who wear it say the covering is a boundary that's helping them carve out their own place in the Western world, yet it also bridges them with their family's traditions and values. The findings are from a paper by Rhys Williams, professor of........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 8/13/2006 6:15:26 PM)
How angry customers get revengeIn the first study to explore how consumers attempt to gain revenge against corporations that have wronged them, scientists from Arizona State University find strong parallels between consumer complaint Web sites and other civic protest movements. Consumer Web sites use rhetorical tactics to address injustice, identity, and agency turning personal betrayal into a "cause" worthy of public attention and support.
"The Internet is changing the........Go to the Fashion-talk (Added on 8/9/2006 11:37:17 PM)
Kodak pianos? Buick aspirin?Ever heard of Kodak pianos? How about Buick aspirin? While most consumers may correctly infer that these products are not made by the same companies that make the cameras or the automobiles, a new study in the recent issue of the Journal of Consumer Research presents compelling evidence that well-known brand names are weakened by the existence of imitative brand names even in different product categories. The process is known as trademark........Go to the Fashion-news (Added on 8/9/2006 11:34:35 PM)
Your Own Fortune-TellerIf you believe in astrology and look forward to the weekly column with cuiosity then inspite of waiting with baited-breath get yourself this amazing Fortune Ball that will tell you what lies in your future anytime. Invented by Dr Ming Fang, a well-known developer of medical and industrial products, the Fortune Ball lets you know your fortune forecast up to thirty days in advance by using the entire Chinese calendar, theories of Astrology,........Go to the Fashion-talk (Added on 8/7/2006 3:48:04 PM)
Etsy is where we goI can't remember how I stumbled upon the website, but I managed to blow a large chunk of time looking at neat-o items that the craft kids have been making in their living rooms. Etsy is a year old site for selling sundry types of handmade goods. Knit sweaters, paintings, prints, engagement rings, and sock monkeys can all be found on their cute little sampler pages. The site makes their money in much the same way eBay does; $0.10 listing fees,........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 8/1/2006 9:58:45 PM)
Grow Your-own HomeIn the future, homeowners may grow their houses instead of building them.
That's the vision of MIT architect Mitchell Joachim of the Media Lab's Smart Cities group. He and colleagues -- environmental engineer Lara Greden (S.M. 2001, Ph.D. 2005) and architect Javier Arbona-Homar (S.M. 2004) -- have conceived a home that doesn't just use "green" design but is itself a living ecosystem. They call it the Fab Tree Hab.
The basic framework of........Go to the Fashion-talk (Added on 8/1/2006 9:43:23 PM)
Handbags From Neckties
How can you convert some old neckties into a handsome handbag? This creation by CraftBits looks fabulous.
- Okay, you'll need a bunch of ties. Mine are all paisleys. A lot of lining fabric - mine is black velveteen.
- One 18mm magnetic snap
- Heavyweight stabilizer
- Large graph paper (or newspaper) for pattern
- Basic sewing supplies
........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 7/30/2006 12:16:00 AM)
Wig Out Of Bright Acrylic YarnHow to make wig out of all that cheap, bright acrylic yarn one finds in craft shops. This blogger was also thinking about Halloween.
"Add in a bad hair day and this is what I got. This wig is worked from the bottom up, the bound off edge is the center part".........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 7/29/2006 11:50:00 PM)
iOPS BlueQ Digital Audio PlayerLast time we saw this thing was at the CeBIT, but it appears that iOPS actually inserted some guts into the formerly-empty hull. The specs should match up to our scoopage post just fine, then.
So here we have the iOPs BlueQ, the DAP formerly known as Q18. Obviously equipped with a color screen (1.8-inch, 262k colors) and (supposedly so) runs for about 30 hours when playing audio (MP3/WMA). Most "unique" feature would have to be the bluetooth........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 7/26/2006 6:43:57 AM)
Picnic Size Food UmbrellaBig enough to protect all of your picnic foods from bugs, flies, and falling leaves. Fine nylon mesh screening allows you to see a full view of the food while keeping goodies fresh and appealing.
Opens easily when picnic time arrives; collapses in seconds for easy storage. When open, the oblong cover is 24"x 48", 16" high inside.........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 7/20/2006 7:13:52 PM)
Watermelon KnifeIt's easy to cut a big watermelon when you have the right knife. used by food service professionals. Easy to sharpen high carbon stainless blade is 12" long. Made in the uSA. usually, when a cutting job is difficult, it is because you're not using the correct tool.
Try to cut up a watermelon with a knife that is too small and you end up with wet, sticky hand and a butchered watermelon. That's why food service professionals and watermelon........Go to the Fashion-talk (Added on 7/20/2006 6:55:06 PM)
Marketing Fortified Water To Mothers-to-beGretchen Cook-Anderson couldn't forget the bottles and bottles of water her doctor ordered her to drink during a difficult pregnancy with her twin boys in 2001.
That eventually led the former public relations agent to her new role as president and chief executive of Saphia Lifestyle Beverages of Silver Spring. Its first product, offered online, is bottled water billed as specially formulated for "nursing moms, expectant moms and hopeful........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 7/20/2006 6:46:14 PM)
The very best of Martha Stewart LivingThe new (August) issue contains the very best organizing tips published during the magazine's 15 year history, "including how to create a sewing kit in a Mason jar and an office in a toy or linen chest," wrote Liz Seymour in today's Washington Post Home section piece.
The magazine will be at newstands everywhere.........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 7/20/2006 6:23:19 PM)
Decisions Are Easier When Everything Is Priced The SameYou're ordering dessert and know exactly what you want -- the lavender crème brulee that was reviewed in your favorite food column. Even if it's the most expensive item on the dessert menu, you'll probably order it. But what about those times when you don't come armed with advance recommendations? A study in recent issue of the Journal of Consumer Research finds that when a person is unsure what to choose, pricing all items the same - known as........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 7/17/2006 9:21:33 PM)
Knitting TimesKnitting - a harmless, straightforward, calming and contemplative activity. But what kinks develop when one knits not with ordinary wool, but with human hair?.
Strong, shining and neatly-trimmed hair denotes strength, expresses individuality and exudes allure. This has been so at least since biblical times. In the Old Testament the supposedly invincible Samson was reduced to a weakling, when his beloved Delilah chopped off his hair as he........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 8/21/2006 5:03:31 AM)
Mannequin in Suit"Attack of the Mannequins" might sound like a horror film title, but, for some shoppers, it could also be a documentary.
Diana Newton, 51, of Westminster sued the J.C. Penney Co. last month after she was allegedly thwacked on the head by a department store dummy.
Newton said she was ambushed by a legless female mannequin at the company's Westminster Mall store, a skirmish that left her with a bloodied scalp, a cracked tooth, recurring........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 8/19/2006 9:06:45 AM)
Madonna faces arrest over concert stuntThe Hung Up singer could be arrested when she performs in Germany on Sunday if she goes ahead with the much-criticised routine.
Dusseldorf police have warned the singer that she could be in breach of their "insulting religious beliefs" law and they will be in the crowd ready to act if she attempts the stunt.
During her Confessions tour, the 48-year-old singer wears a crown of thorns and is hoisted on to a 'disco cross'.
While numerous........Go to the Fashion-news (Added on 8/19/2006 7:13:37 AM)
Red Mini Dress, $24.80From time to time, a google ad on the site catches my interest and I'm compelled to click. Today I clicked on an ad for "Sexy evening Dresses" and was brought to this dress. Now I can't voucher for the authenticity of the site and if you do decide to purchase this dress or anything on this site,
YOU MUST USE A CREDIT CARD (NOT DEBIT CARD) WITH BUYERS PROTECTION, but this dress was so cute that I had to post it.........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 8/18/2006 8:45:26 PM)
Botox Injections May Improve Facial-wound HealingBotulinum toxin, the same Botox used to treat facial wrinkles, helps facial wounds heal with less scarring, according to results of a study published in the recent issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
David Sherris, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Otolaryngology at the University at Buffalo is senior author on the research.
"This study is the first blinded trial demonstrating that injecting Botox (the trademark name for........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 8/17/2006 11:19:12 PM)
Stylish Crystal Fuze NecklaceCrystal Fuze necklace which shines during day and night is an awesome fashion accessory which allows you to carry a whole planet around your neck. I don't know a even a single women who doesn't have a fascination for jewelry and this is simply superb.
This necklace is made from a cut Swarovski crystal with a glowing LED, if kept close to eyes; you can see small continents in it. Crystal is powered by tiny batteries and can be switched off if........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 8/14/2006 6:59:34 AM)
Unique Photo CoastersYou must have tried various decorative coasters for your dining table but none could beat these Photo Coasters that holds your and your loved ones pictures just like a photo frame and adds a personal touch to your dining.
The photo coasters have high metal holder on the back of each coaster and rubber feet to protect surfaces. The 4-piece coaster set comes for just $ 14.99.........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 8/14/2006 6:49:23 AM)
Color 3D PrintsWith the help of some friends at CADD Edge we were able to get a color 3D print of our favorite World of Warcraft gnome. All we had to do was export our cleaned up and textured models as VRML files, which they fed right into their ZCorp printer.
If you are interested in doing the same with your video game avatars, I suggest contacting Anvil Prototypes. They are interested in helping people who want to pay to have their characters printed........Go to the Fashion-talk (Added on 8/12/2006 9:39:51 AM)
Fair price hikes vs. unfair price hikesA new study from the recent issue of the Journal of Consumer Research shows that consumers align material goods and services separately when considering explanations for price hikes. Consumers think it is fair to raise the price of a good when the cost of obtaining that good also increases for the vendor, for example with produce during a low-yield season. Similarly, consumers think raising the cost of a service is fair when the cost of........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 8/9/2006 11:29:24 PM)
more effective smoking cessationResults of a new imaging study, supported in part by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health, show that the nicotine received in just a few puffs of a cigarette can exert a force powerful enough to drive an individual to continue smoking. Researchers found that the amount of nicotine contained in just one puff of a cigarette can occupy about 30 percent of the brain's most common type of nicotine receptors,........Go to the Fashion-talk (Added on 8/8/2006 12:13:30 AM)
Bathroom ChessIf you are not that good at making intelligent moves at chess then how about doing a little practice just on your own! This floating bathroom chess is just the right set for you to try all your tricks when you are cool and composed right under the shower!
Designers Oliver Beckert and Janet Villano has designed this lovely float that elegantly moves along the water with it's upright ''fins' dancing in the warm light. Besides, a little........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 8/1/2006 9:50:35 PM)
Robot LampsThese cute and geeky robot lamps will look great in your kids-room. The lamps feature painted wooden robots that come in an option of pink and yellow girl or red and blue boy and the lamps are co-ordinated with lampshades with swirling lines and a galaxy of stars. The funky robot lamps sell for just $98.
So, if your kid doesn't shows keen interest in science then who knows he might just develop his interest in the subject with these lamps to........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 8/1/2006 9:48:14 PM)
Diamonds Aren't ForeverIt's not easy adding a sophisticated dash of glamour to your soirees without spending Sir Elton-ish amounts of wonga. Yes, you can lavish guests with classy canapes, but unless you possess Ramsay-esque levels of culinary creativity most of your mates will tumble that your skewered pork roulades are actually skinned cocktail sausages before you can say 'anyone for cham.....I mean sparkling wine?'.
That's why clued-up sophisticates are........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 7/30/2006 12:24:15 AM)
Skull As Fashion IconYesterday's New York Times featured a Fashion & Style article about the mainstreaming of skulls, once an icon of the counterculture, pirates, a Catholic/Aztec holiday, and, er, paleontologists. I've always been delighted by skulls and I appreciate the fact that you can now find even more beautifully-designed items emblazoned with them. (Seen here, a Lucien Pella-Finet/Jacob Arabo watch with a pave diamond face.) From the article:
If it was........Go to the Fashion-talk (Added on 7/30/2006 12:01:17 AM)
T-BagsA gorgeous High Summer piece, wear as dress with belt for a cinched waist or as a maxi skirt with a tank and flip flops. Shown here with Michael Kors shoes and a Julie Sandlau necklace. 100% cotton. Dry clean.
Fabulous!........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 7/20/2006 7:24:10 PM)
Named for the British beauty, Kooba's ever-popular Sienna handbag is now presented in fabulous floral-embossed leather that hits all of the right notes for spring. Antiqued brass hardware, chunky whipstitching, and cinched side pockets evoke a handcrafted spirit for a truly covetable piece. Price tag $645.00.
- Floral-embossed calfskin leather
- Whipstitched leather shoulder straps and accents
- Antiqued........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 7/20/2006 7:19:27 PM)
Depsea WaterA refreshing mist that can be used anytime over the face, skin, or hair to revive spirits and provide hydration. Depsea water is extracted from 320m below sea level and contains over 60 minerals. Recognized for its high affinity with the skin, Depsea water helps to enhance the skin's ability to retain moisture within the skin. Skin is hydrated with enhanced clarity and improved quality.
Each Depsea Water is completely free from artificial........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 7/20/2006 7:01:21 PM)
Bird House For Purple MartinsWatch the mosquito eating frenzy begin! Panels lift for easy cleaning & for removing old nests. Safety railing helps stop baby birds from falling. The 12 house nest is designed with excellent ventilation & is 20" x 19" x 18".
Easy snap fit assembly in less than 15 minutes. Pole not included. Limited lifetime warranty.........Go to the Fashion-news (Added on 7/20/2006 6:42:33 PM)
Bring Your Rides InsideBlending the finest in designer faucet technology with an original motorcycle- inspired style, the MFX Classic faucet is a bold & stunning accessory for the passionate biker's home or business.
Our patented design gives you the quality, craftsmanship, and performance quality you want:
-Durable finish .
-Ceramic disc valves .
-Brass construction.........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 7/18/2006 4:39:20 PM)
You Argue When You CareWe are emotionally attached to the products we use regularly, so much so that we become defensive and tense when they are criticized, says a new study from the recent issue of the Journal of Consumer Research. Interestingly, the more committed we are to a product - and thus the more incensed we are by any critique - the more counterarguments we are able to come up with.
"Less loyal individuals more readily agree with the unfavorable........Go to the Fashion-blog (Added on 7/17/2006 9:34:17 PM)