Maybe I’ve been living under a rock for the past 19 years but up until this point, I was under the impression that mustaches were definitely not cool. Unless found on the upper lip of Robert Downey Jr. or Brad Pitt (and even that is pushing it), mustaches are not stylish in any way, shape or form.
Or so I thought.
If my mother taught me anything over the years it’s if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, create it yourself. Which brings me to Watermark Tees. I don’t know about you but every time I open my closet, I find less and less clothes that I actually want to wear. (Whether or not my taste is dampening or someone is stealing my clothes when I’m not home is still in question.) One solution that I stumbled upon (literally, I found it on StumbleUpon) is Watermark Tees, a creative, DIY project that allows you to create stylish summer clothes without scouring the mall for hours.
In a world where Facebook holds 10,000 times more photos than the Library of Congress and the amount of pictures we take in two minutes surpasses the number of photos the whole of humanity took in the 1800s, it’s hard to say that the meaning of a photograph isn’t changing. With applications like Instagram and Picnik growing at an unstoppable rate, the art of photography is transforming rapidly (and not for the better, some may say). Telephones. Sunglasses. Latte foam. Practically everything is being photographed these days, leaving many to wonder if the very significance behind “good” photography is deteriorating.
That’s where Abstract Photography steps in.
When I was growing up, my mom had this rule that I couldn’t paint my nails until I was 16. So naturally when the time came, I went crazy. I bought bottles of nail polish left and right, of all colors. Red. Blue. Yellow. Glitter. I was the queen of nail painting.
Since I had no experience painting my nails, I was also terrible at it. Absolutely horrible. The coats weren’t even, the colors were off and in the end, my fingers had their own coats of polish. It just didn’t look good. So it was settled: I couldn’t paint my nails. But I was 16 and it was finally time! I refused to give up so easily. Thus began my longest relationship ever, the only one that never brings heartache and disappointment, between my manicurist and me.
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At 7 p.m. tonight, Boston’s popular alternative radio station, WFNX, will be shut down. The station, previously owned by Phoenix Media, was sold to Clear Channel earlier this year, putting hipsters and indie lovers (was that repetitive?) in a frenzy.
But I’m not here to talk about who will take over the 101.7 slot (a Spanish talk show, I heard, which is useless because everyone knows I only speak Spanglish at best) or how the closing represents the end to quality music (which cannot be said as long as Adele is still pumping out tunes). What intrigues me the most about this situation is WFNX’s announcement to stay live…on the internet, at least.
I was told the other day that 1/3 of Boston’s population is composed of students. 1/3. Considering Boston’s population is now well over 600,000 people, that calculates to about 200,000 students in the city alone. This would not be as significant if it were not for all the student-run businesses that have sprung up as a result, including the small concert-cafe known as Cafe 939.
Escape the heat at some of these MA beach spots. Find the best beaches close to you, no matter where you live!
The rumors you heard are true: Olives in Charlestown has finally reopened. Two years after a grease fire shut it down, this Mediterranean eatery is making a comeback with a redesigned menu, staff and setup. If you’ve never eaten at Olives before or you’re a skeptic of change, I’m about to tell you why it is essential that you make this Todd English venue the location of your next date night.
Need something to do this 4th of July? Check out some of these popular Independence Day activities, handpicked by yours truly.
I have a secret: I love crafts. I love arranging necklaces and organizing scrapbooks and painting various assortments of ceramic jungle creatures that will be placed on a shelf and never used for anything productive ever. I’m not ashamed of my passion, per say. Rather, I have no outlets to pursue it with. Take Plaster Fun Time, for example. What adult goes to Plaster Fun Time alone? Doing so would be social suicide, like wearing gym sneakers with skinny jeans or not finding online kitten videos cute. As a result, older craft lovers like myself are driven into seclusion, forced to purchase craft materials at cheap home-goods stores and construct scrapbooks in private.
But not anymore.
Does anything bad ever come out of Cambridge, Massachusetts? I’m starting to think there’s some sort of conspiracy going on because everyone and every thing that emerges from that little Boston city turns to gold, including the band Passion Pit.
In honor of both the upcoming Gatsby film (starring the ever fabulous Leonardo DiCaprio) and the recent death of literary genius Ray Bradbury, allow me to present to you “Out of Print” Clothing, an up-and-coming new company that lets you wear your heart (filled with warm, book-loving goodness) on your sleeve…literally.
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