Tattoos: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

17 11 2008

I got a new tattoo yesterday with my best friend Dan at True Blue Tattoo which was done by a good friend of mine, Benny Smalls. I’ve had tattoo fever since I was 13, but now that I have an arm tattoo I have pretty much sealed my bare arms’ fate into being covered eventually. Well at least one of them anyway. I thought I would share some photos of fake, real, bad, good tattoos:

1. Will Ferrell as Elf

2. Scarlett Johansson

3. Josh Hartnett (I’m sorry, but he’s nasty)

4. Jack Black

5. Jennifer Love Hewitt

6. Eve

7. Antonio Banderas and Nasty McGee

8. Rihanna

9. Jessica Alba

10. This print is actually hanging up in True Blue’s shop.

11. Tattoo angel chick

12. Last but not least, my friendship tattoo! It says “DK” in the banner. And yeah, it’s a shitty Photobooth picture from my Mac…

~Kiki





Local Exchange Trading Systems

14 11 2008

Dollar Toilet Paper

With the global economy going to crap, we’ve been wondering: What is money, anyways? Turns out, it is just a piece of paper that two or more people have agreed has a value. That’s it. Totally arbitrary.

Problem is, when people start to lose faith in its value… economies tumble. So what do we do? Start our own currency! No, seriously, start our own currency.

Japan has an electronic currency called LOVE which you receive every time you volunteer in the community. You can spend LOVE credits at local stores, kind of like to food stamps. In Brazil, you can earn bus tokens by separating trash from recycling. In the UK, you can pay your rent by looking after someone’s kids (its called the LET’S program).

So what’s stopping us? Think of it: Blowjobs-for-Bagels! Mixtapes-for-Metrocards! Because, frankly, the Dow Jones is SO 2007.

As written by MeanRed Productions

Those Japanese man… how do they get cooler everyday?!

~Kiki





Greenhouse Opens Tonight

12 11 2008

This is pretty much amazing. Straight from UrbanDaddy:

Greenhouse NYC

Let’s get this out of the way: Greenhouse is a nightclub first, environmental savior second. Sure, there are bamboo walls, eco-friendly banquettes, waterless urinals, Brad Pitt-endorsed Kiehl’s products in the bathroom and the whole place is “LEED-registered”, but you’ll be a bit more preoccupied with the more literal greenness—preserved leaves lining the ceiling, faux grass discs on the wall, animal topiary encased in glass cube tables…basically everything you need to feel like you’re in a boozy dance party in the middle of Central Park.

And by checking out the Greenhouse site it can be inferred that they have more locations opening in Paris, Cannes, Park City and Toronto very soon. Damn. I’m surprised there is no mention of who’s behind this huge venture… I’m assuming Brad Pitt has a little something to do with it, but who else?

Greenhouse, opens tonight, 150 Varick St (near Vandam), 212-807-7000





morning-after

6 11 2008

morning-aftermerci beaucoup blake





you can vote however you like

30 10 2008

thanks jes for sharing this vid. it’s so awesome, great performance!





Obama Bacon

29 10 2008

I apologize for the brain cells you’re about to lose by watching this:

On the topic of bacon…

1. Donuts and Bacon 08 (Click on the pic for more info)

2. Baconnaise… because why not? Oh, and thankfully it’s vegetarian. (Insert gratuitous eye-roll here)

And, last but not least…

3. Bacon Chocolate. I have actually had the pleasure of trying this. I know it sounds nasty, but the fat-kid inside of you is begging to try it.

It’s by Vosges Chocolate and they just happen to have boutiques here in New York! I’ve  tried some of their other chocolates and they are to die for.

And I just found this… this is just messed up:

That’s their Flying Pig (which is comprised of their bacon chocolate)… does it really need to be flying towards bacon? Anyway…

The video and first two pictures are courtesy of Serious Eats, the last ones are from yours truly.

~Kiki





Gastrotypographicalassemblage

28 10 2008

I am salivating.

Typography + food= Kiki’s version of Heaven

That’s a complete over-exaggeration, but seriously… it’s pretty close.

From top: “Gastrotypographicalassemblage” as restored by the Center for Design Study, Lou Dorfsman in front of the wall, a detail of the wall. Photographs from TCFDS on Flickr

Lou Dorfsman, who had a 40-year run as advertising and corporate design director at CBS, (during the heyday of what was once known as the “Tiffany Network”), died last week at 90.

The food angle here? Dorfsman designed an amazing work of art for the cafeteria at CBS headquarters called the “Gastrotypographicalassemblage.” It was a wall 35 feet long by 8.5 feet tall that represented all sorts of foods and food-related things as playful words reminiscent of the old wood type seen in advertising posters of the late 1800s.

“Gastrotypographicalassemblage” was unceremoniously ripped from the walls of the cafeteria in the early 1990s, but the Center for Design Study in Atlanta got a hold of it and has restored it. You can see more photos of it here. [via The Daily Heller]

Thanks Serious Eats!

~Kiki