This hoodie called the I Am Chewie by We Love Fine makes you look like Chewbacca from the waist up. I like it. It will probably come in handy if you find yourself in a hostile neighbourhood on Kashyyyk and want to blend it, as long as you’re sitting down, of course, like driving your car. As soon as you stood up and weren’t wearing Wookiee pants your cover would be blown.
(Via Laughing Squid)
In case you need to go surfing (or do something else that requires a wetsuit) and attend an important meeting on the same day, this suit by Quiksilver retails in Japan for $2,500. There’s also a tux version if it’s a black tie event instead of a meeting. Or a black tie meeting. I don’t know if those exist, but they probably do.
The jacket, pants, and tie are made of 2mm rubbery Neoprene, and the shirt is made from something called “Dryflight,” which I probably don’t need to know anymore about since I don’t surf.
The guy in the video is cute. Just sayin’
I never go to the horse races. The one time I did I got drunk couldn’t stop betting and YELLING at the horses to move their bloomin’ arses. It was fun, but also disturbing enough to make me think I shouldn’t make a habit of it. That said, if anyone invites me to Ascot, I am totes wearing one of these. Want one? Oh, YOU got invited to Ascot? How did YOU get invited and not me? Whatever. Go here.
(via Laughing Squid)
Did H&M create fake neo-Nazi metal bands in order to “honor” them and sell clothes?
Metal Injection is investigating the weirdness.
A marketing campaign by some entity calling itself Strong Scene Productions claimed to be designed to sell a new “metal” line by the Swedish retailer.
The campaign purported to be highlighting forgotten underground metal bands of yore. The weird thing? None of them actually appeared to exist before a couple of weeks ago.
“As illustrated by the bomber jacket and t-shirts worn by the models of H & M, the new items feature logos from long-forgotten underground goth- and thrash acts such as the French LANY, Mexican MORTUS, American “cosmic hippie metal” -gurus MYSTIC TRIANGLE and GREY from Germany – the originator of the whole symphonic female metal-genre.
“Here’s the problem, none of these bands have any sort of history beyond pages created this year. For example, Strong Scene claims to be founded in 1999, yet they only recently launched a Facebook page. They have an amazing Geocities-like “official” website listing all their bands, none of which have info on them available anywhere.”
A Reddit member claiming to remember one of the bands from high school had only been a Reddit member for a few hours.
Strong Scene posted a video to YouTube featuring these supposed “legendary” underground groups.
And some guy on Twitter who’s a metal something or other claims these bands are all his favourites, though the tweets have been removed since Metal Injection posted them. See them there.
“But here is the absolute worst part, if this is all a giant marketing stunt. Two of the bands seem to have ties to the NSBM scene (that’s National Socalist Black Metal aka racists/neo-nazis). For example, the bio of the band “The One” lists them as being a part of the official band page of the record label “National Heritage Pride.” The band LA/NY have imagery of Hitler on their band profile.”
The image has since been removed from wherever it came from. But still. What the what?
There’s more. Read it here.
H&M reportedly says they know nothing about any of this, and after the story broke, it seems that Strong Scene distanced themselves from H&M and claimed the whole thing was some kind of joke, and that they are actually “a one- time improvised, collective art project in the vein of Spinal Tap, Monty Python and the Yes Men with no intentions on anything except for art.”
Er, yes. Just like Spinal Tap. But with Hitler. Makes sense. Either that or a super idiotic campaign gone horribly wrong.
Either way, I vote this one a big fail. Your art, I like it not, Strong Scene.
I don’t know if this is a whopper of a a lie (HA. SEE WHAT I DID THERE? OMG I NEED A COCKTAIL) but apparently Burger King is launching a “Flame Grilled” scent on April 1.
It smells like burgers, as far as I understand it, and will only be available for for 5,000 yen (about $40) for one day and one day only, and only in Japan. Get your plane tickets NOW.
They’re made by Studio Swine and according to the website they were inspired by the recent landing of the Philae lander module on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Studio Swine says they visited the “best meteorite collection in the world” then used 3D scanners and something something. And, while they look really uncomfortable, apparently they’re lined with soft Italian leather and made with lightweight aluminum foam so maybe they’re not that bad.
Whatever. I don’t understand fashion.
Here are 100 years of beauty in one minute. It’s pretty neat and doesn’t take much time to watch. I miss the 1980s.
Here is a mask that turns your dog into a unicorn. Because dogs are boring.
It’s made by Hiroko, and sits on a page amid all kinds of normal style crocheted clothing, which makes it even more amusing. Looks, a sweater! Oh, and a mask that turns your dog into a unicorn, in case you were looking for that too.
Here is an American Apparel model busting moves to Technotronic’s “Pump Up The Jam.”
Now “Pump Up The Jam” is stuck in my head. This is not actually as rare an occurrence as one might imagine. I actually get “Pump Up The Jam” stuck in my head on a fairly regular basis. I have no idea why this is. But it is.
I have a real weakness for miniature things that are shaped like food. I mean I LOVE THEM. When I’m feeling down, all I need to do to feel a little bit better is put on some of my mini cupcake-shaped lipgloss. Unfortunately, they ever smell much like the things they’re supposed to be, but you can’t have everything, where would you put it? – as Steven Wright used to say.
OR CAN YOU?
Apparently, these mini food shaped charms on necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets by Tiny Hands smell like the foods they are shaped like. Pancakes! Eggs! Waffles! Doughnuts, cinnamon buns and muffins! Not all of them, though. The corn dog smells like maple syrup, for some reason, but that’s not a bad thing. I don’t think I’d want to smell like a corn dog.
I can’t stand it…I need these now.
Buy me some here. http://tinyhandsonline.com/
(Via Incredible Things)