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These days, with digitized media following you everywhere you go, a watch may no longer seem necessary for telling  time. However, there's nothing I love more than being able to tell if I'm running late in the shower or during my SAT classes—I’d like to think watches are still as much of piece of jewelry as any other accessory. But for those of you who still think the watch is antiquated, V-ZA-V™, a new start-up company, is ready to prove you wrong.

Whether it's a new pair of shoes beckoning you from across the store, or you're absolutely positive that dress will look just as good on you as it does on the model, I think most of us have had those moments where we have to consciously convince ourselves that we just. Don't. Need. It. If this feeling rings a bell, then we have a feeling you'll love illustrator Sarah Lazarovic's ingenious idea to "cope" with this superficially daunting task: rather than purchasing various items, she paints them.

Trying to find a way to stay cool in this hot weather? Why not throw an ice cream party? And what's a party without some fun invites? Grab our printable party invites here (note: the invites are double-sided).

Tonight, Babeland and BUST are pleased to present an evening of sexy fun that spans all fifty shades of grey-- and both U.S. coasts. The super-helpful staff at Babeland are teaching two Fifty Shades of Grey-inspired workshops that will make even the most die-hard Grey-hater swap their eye-rolling groans for some toe-curling moans. Babeland Seattle will host "Fifty Shades of Hot Sex" tonight at 7:00 pm; attendees will learn how to turn their fantasies into reality (safely!) with kinky toys.

BUST’s current cover girl Tavi Gevinson really has come into her own. The sixteen year old has gone from an adolescent fashion blogger to a mature pop culture curator (she started ROOKIE online magazine, soon to be a book this fall) in no time flat. Tavi hit the last stop on the Rookie Road Trip this Sunday, bringing her personal brand of magic to the City of Angeles. To celebrate the end of the Tavi Train, the teenage blogger held the Strange Magic art show at LA’s Space 15 Twenty along with her friend and visual artist Petra Collins.

    Purity Ring, the Canadian electronic duo of Corin Roddick and Megan James, sounds like water so freezing cold it shocks your skin—it’s surprising, uncomfortable, and disorienting. Icy-blue notes appear throughout their debut full-length album, Shrines, as James’ aloof-but-assertive vocals go in and out of focus, trading places moment to moment with spastic synthesizers. Roddick handles that instrument, turning delicate melodies and bottomed-out bass—so low it verges on electrical current—into a haunted soundscape.

News broke yesterday that Kristen Stewart is not just involved in a fictional love triangle with a werewolf and a vampire. In fact, she is the tip of an all too real equilateral between her, her Twilight co-star/(ex?) boyfriend Robert Pattinson and the director of her last film, Snow White and the Hunstman. Not only did she commit infidelity in her own relationship, but she made the other dude an adulterer. That's right, he's married. Kristen is apparently very remorseful, going as far as to issue a public apology in which she professes her love for Patz.

I'm a pretty big list maker. Post-its have become a part of my room decor and scribbled on notes are forever falling out of my backpack pockets. I'm also always on the lookout for some new inspiration, so an inspiring inventory is pretty much the cream of the crop in my book. These four are particularly special--each collection of words provides inspirational thoughts and ideas that are applicable to living a creative, inquisitive, and fulfilling life in general. You don't have to be an artist, musician, or writer to appreciate these mini-manifestos.

Olympians aren't just great at setting athletic records. This year, they'll all take home the gold. The gold magnum, that is.  At the London 2012 Olympics, a record number of condoms will be distributed to the men and women of the Olympic village. That's fifteen condoms per person, courtesy of Durex. I actually feel like the Olympians might have more sex than that. They are, after all, the world's physical best, so they have to be doing something right in the bedroom. At five cents a condom, that would be a grand total of $7,500.

As annoying as the characterization of women as sex objects in Fifty Shades of Grey may be, perhaps my friends have an excuse for enjoying it. A biological excuse. According to a recent study published in the European Journal of Social Psychology, our brains may recognize men and women differently. Specifically, they register females as body parts more easily than males. It's not just the male brain, either.
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