Veruca Salt seethes back onto the scene
[Ed note: Tomorrow, Voice Clubs Editor Brittany Spanos offer a counterpoint to this essay entitled "Katy Perry Must Be Stopped"] The chic thing to do on the internet this week is to moan about Katy Perry's Prism tour backup dancers. According to all the Wendy Whiners out there, because the faceless ... More >>
The Brooklyn Flea is back outdoors
Jean-Michel Othoniel comes to brooklyn
OpenSkyAnd just when you thought you couldn't have enough Guy Fieri in your life comes Guy Fieri Jewelry.
Shop till you drop? No, you wont drop. Its all right here.
I know that's mere pocket change with that group, but still, it bears mentioning in case any of you are thinking about purchasing an engagement ring for some TV cutie in the near future. Says Ira Weissman from TruthAboutDiamonds.com: "Most men are clueless when it comes to diamonds and end up payi ... More >>
via RegretsyIt's well known by now that Urban Outfitters sometimes rips off designs from independent artists. Last summer, Foster Kamer noted that the hipster warehouse was stealing from Brooklyn designers; this week, Averie wrote about how the chain could be basing their state pendant neckl ... More >>
Double the Bo.Despite the media focusing on any number of alleged "gaffes" on the part of President Obama (awkward toast, a car getting stuck, etc.), the Obamas have been quite etiquette-appropriate in terms of giving presents to their hosts. The following items have been given, according to ... More >>
Say yes to burgers, workshops, and music
Every day we hear more about how Williamsburg is "over," whatever that word actually means. But now it's like seriously really "over" you guys, according to the 1000th installation in The New York Times Explores That Faraway Place, Brooklyn : it's the next Park Slope. Germy kids and their hip ... More >>
Rock that facial hair thing you got going on
She's 'empowered'; Dan Choi's having fun; Joan Collins is showing slides
For the Less Neiman Marcus-inclined. P.S. Get your damn hands off the ostrich!
Unless we're mistaken, the visuals here--roses, galloping unicorns, swans, hearts, leopards, swords, gold jewelry--are pulled from (or at least are referencing) the photoshoot that so appalled the New York Times Magazine's Lynn Hirschberg back in May, which she described like so:
The good news from today's big fraud case involving a ring controlling more than 30 for-profit day care centers that bribed and scammed their way into $18 million worth of federal day care funds is that they were tripped up when they tried to bribe the wrong city employees. Although the stra ... More >>
That's right, kids. Rent has finally become so depoliticized and mainstreamed that its tunes are being used to hawk merchandise on the telly.
Shopping, pinball, photobooth—you!
We see you, dick.Hello. If you are the guy with the handlebar mustache working at the Me&Ro jewelry store on Elizabeth Street between Houston and Prince who wouldn't make eye contact and barely spoke a word to me, even after I asked, nicely, for some assistance: Why are you such ... More >>
The owners of Gold Fashion Jewelry in Far Rockaway are unlikely to be as gracious with bandits as Long Island deli owner Mohammad Sohail. Thugs roughed up workers at the Far Rockaway gem joint and absconded with cash and jewelry.
Image borrowed from Museum of Useless Objects' Etsy page This Diner Ensemble necklace would make a terrific gift, although you might want to keep it for yourself. It's from the Museum of Useless Objects on Etsy, and each necklace is made by hand from crocheted and wet felted Malabrigo merino ... More >>
The latest and most detailed recounting of the epic New York City police disaster known as Bernie Kerik is in Leonard Levitt's fascinating new tell-all history, NYPD Confidential. Levitt, who wrote a column for Newsday that now runs on the Web, tells of sitting at his desk in One Police Plaz ... More >>
courtesy Marianne Boesky Gallery The discreet jiggle that comes with the New York art world's switch to summer hours--Monday to Friday instead of Tuesday to Saturday--acts as a blunt industry-wide signal: the people who buy and sell art at a high level have checked out until September. Some are cha ... More >>
Deitch Projects LIC's current group exhibition "Pig" is based on a show from last year's Art Basel Miami and features a fake food sculpture that mimics a giant candy necklace by Paolo Pivi entitled "Fake Food Brings Art." [via Eat Me Daily]
Justin HyteJustin Tranter is a rock star (he's lead singer of the glammy Semi Precious Weapons) AND a jewelry designer (his sexy FETTY line sells at Barneys NY and Barneys COOP). He's ALSO a perfect subject for this widely read blog! So, in between bouts of rubbing sea kelp into my hair, I cornered ... More >>
You probably know Etsy, the website that brings together hundreds of small, home-grown businesses--letting you buy a homemade knit cap from some crafty girl in Vancouver, or a "dog necklace" from a quirky jewelry maker in Los Angeles. Now there's a similar website for food, Foodzie, which launch ... More >>
In a post-Gail Top Chef world, we were finding Padma increasingly tolerable, far better than one Toby Young. But now comes the news that she's planning to launch a jewelry line "inspired by things like seeds and pods, like cardamom, lentils and cloves." Is this going to be the Padma-take on those Ti ... More >>
With dazzle to spare, all that glitters isn't golden in Ophuls's Madame De . . .
Shopping on 14th Street, from Union Square to the meatpacking district
A pair of docs shake down globalization
'Bust' and local artists rescue the ailing holiday craft fair
The search for this season's hottest (and largest) jewelry
Nolita's greatest treasure will soon shutter its doors
Williamsburg shop sells one-of-a-kind earrings
Key Jewelry is something to write home about
Untraditional charms for girls with attitude
In Time for Valentine's Day, Oxfam Points to Cyanide and Human Rights Abuses Behind Gold Jewelry
Dropping Nasty Science Like Spirits in the Night
A Short Cultural History of Wedding Rings
No Blood for Oil, and Other Fashion Statements
Cheap Sparkle for the New Year
Is the force field for real?