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hand soap

Tiny little soaps in the shape of tiny little hands!

Available from Etsy and mentioned on Jezebel

 


pyjamas are evil

Turns out Commissioner Michael Williams of Caddo Parish, Louisiana is trying to ban pyjamas from being worn in public. In his own words:

“The moral fiber in America is dwindling away. It’s pajamas today, what is it going to be tomorrow? Walking around in your underwear?”

Head over to Jezebel.com to read about high school students working the baggy pants/tight tops trend, an opinion piece on pyjamas as high fashion and a debate on whether this ban would be a triumph or a travesty.

fashion designer Rachel Roy wearing pyjamas on the red carpet


Holiday decorating for the lazy and/or penniless

(The title is from Jezebel.com and there’s a link to the original article at the bottom of this post.)

You know how it’s still November but there’s already Christmas music playing on the high street, corner shops are selling the lurid tinselly decorations that have been in storage since last year and everyone’s getting excited about a fat man in a costume breaking into the kiddies’ bedroom?

Well, Jezebel.com has kindly put together a little guide for those of us who aren’t quite miserly enough to ignore the holiday season altogether but perhaps don’t have the funds or inclination to put together something like this…

"You want to decorate, but you're lazy and/or poor. Let's fix this." - Jezebel.com

There’s a number of imaginative yet frugal suggestions for decorating to bring on the festive spirit, such as…

Paper snowflakes: “Make your neighbors think that you’re totally into Christmas, or that you have a six year old who is discovering her manual dexterity, by displaying them in your windows.”

And to feed the inevitable "That small child has mastered this skill, why can't I? I need to practice!" addiction, there's a handy step-by-step on Instructables.com

Popcorn garlands: “This is a really fun way to accidentally put a gigantic needle through your thumb while trying to watch TV and make a craft at the same time. It’s also a great way to eat a lot of popcorn.”

Kate Spade's "Golden Popcorn Garland" necklace, just to prove this is totally on-trend rather than a quick & easy way to have snacks on hand at all times

That thing your children and/or pets will hate you for: “If you have kids or a tiny dog, make them wear elf costumes or Christmas sweaters for the entire month of December. Living decorations! How decadent!”

I'm not giving out any websites to locate these costumes as I don't want to be an enabler

They also include helpful safety advice in the article to avoid those craft-related nail snappages, paper cuts and incidents that are sure to become embarrassing childhood stories: “I never tried to put a pinecone into any orifices, and you shouldn’t, either. Just brush the outside of the pinecone with glue and then roll it in some glitter”

Alternatively, pinecones dressed as tiny Xmas trees from ChristmasGeek.com

Finally, there’s a showbiz tip to make your humble abode feel a little more Hollywood-adjacent (but just a little): “If you really love having a house that looks Christmassy (or holiday-themed) but hate decorating or undecorating, select all of your furniture to match a red and green color scheme, like the set designer did in Home Alone.”

Happy holidays & happy redecorating!!!

Show some love and read the whole article on Jezebel.com.

 


flirting according to jezebel.com

From Social Minefield: A Guide To Flirting at Jezebel.com. Fran Greene, author of The Flirting Bible, gives advice:

Make sure the compliment is not too out there. “Hey, I like that plaid shirt” is okay. “Hey, you have really nice armpits” (this has actually happened to me) is not.


movie stats

Wing New York (an ad agency) has come up with some movie statistics and “designed the crap out of them” (jezebel.com). Loving it.