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If you don't dare utter that snarky comment going through your head at work, let Anne Taintor's fabulous office supplies do the talking for you--while giving your desk a sweet style boost. Vintage images and retro graphics combined with witty, sarcastic blurbs make Taintor's impossibly cute, incredibly smart file folders, notepads, and other not-so-basic office staples irresistible. We got the Fancy File Folders from her Modern Office Revisited line (only $12 for a pack of six!), and we can't stop oohing and ahhing. The Sticky Notes and Nifty Notepads are also on my wish list.
Little Boots , the electro-pop sensation of the moment, had her big coming out party last night at New York's Le Poisson Rouge. The show - ostensibly a release party for her upcoming EP, Illuminations, was sold out well in advance, filling the room with an odd mix of fresh-off-the-bus hipsters and a V.I.P. section packed with crusty   executives-or as one attendee put it, the 'parents section.
pictured: Chiara Clemente on location during production of her documentary 'Our City Dreams.' creds: Theo Stanley/Di San Luca Films A super-cool series will be premiering on the Sundance Channel, highlighting some of the greatest contemporary women artists. The fabulous line-up will include: Cindy Sherman, Marina Abramovic, Agnes Martin, Ghada Amer, Joan Mitchell, Nancy Spero, Alice Neel, Kiki Smith and Swoon. The series will begin next Monday, May 25.
Talented San Francisco-based artist Thorina Rose chronicles life--and ultimate triumph--after divorce.
An easy-to-chew overview of veganism—plus all the delectable eats to boot.
Ample research shows that male malaise is a problem in the United States, but unfortunately, this book won't help fix it.
Roller derby has been around since the 1920s, but the sport has been experiencing a resurgence recently, with new leagues and teams hitting rinks all over the United States. In 2004, the Women's Flat Track Derby Association formed to promote the sport, and you know BUST has written about roller derby many a time. Other media outlets like CNN have also been giving these ladies some love lately. I'm not a derby chick myself, but have a lot of respect for their extraordinary athleticism, skill, and toughness.
If you've grown tired of rummaging through used book stores, looking for that perfectly cheesy Harlequin romance novel just for the cover art, here's an exhibit that's just for you. In celebration of the publishing house's sixty year anniversary, Openhouse Gallery is hosting an exhibition called The Heart of a Woman of original cover art from 1949-2009. Seeing the work all together will provide commentary on the shifting image of women, sex and desire. It's opening on May 29th and is only running through June 12th. Here's hoping they have posters for sale.
I love me some Kim Gordon. And on May 28 I can take my fandom to a whole new level. Urban Outfitters will be auctioning off some of Kim's own clothes (as in, they hung in her amazing closet and she wore them while doing awesome Kim Gordon-type things) on their Urban Renewal Vintage eBay store. Each piece (all by Daryl K) will come with an autographed tag so you can prove to your friends that the neon pants you're wearing really did once grace the ass of the queen of cool. And that rules.