BY Abigail Nutter
on Mar 21, 2014
I am the youngest of eight granddaughters (no grandsons) on my mother’s side of the family. Each of us eight women is extraordinary, and we each have different passions, dreams, goals, ideals, and a highly unique perspective on life.
Yet I was surprised on Facebook a few nights ago when I saw the name of one of the Eight, Sarah O'Holla, (#3) on Slate.com, connected to a response piece called, “My Husband’s ‘Stupid’ Record Collection. Is That Sexist, Funny, or Both?” My jaw hit the floor. Read More
BY Emma Orlow
on Jul 09, 2012
For centuries, mermaids have been known for their mysticism in folklore and fairy tales. They’re often described sitting on rocky shores combing their hair with shells and luring sailors in with their songs and, more recently, they've appeared in the Disney franchise as Ariel, the aquatic princess. But a more interesting association with mermaids spawned from the current generation has been seapunk. Honestly, I never entirely understood what seapunk was, when it started or if it ever faded out, but I’m still sort of obsessed with the whole Coral Records crew. Read More
BY Emma Orlow
on Jul 02, 2012
Embroidery enthusiast Lucky Jackson has made it her mission to create a new work of embroidery for every day of the year, with the clever mantra "Less Bitchin' More Stitchin'" in mind, according to her Etsy shop announcement. And if that’s not ambitious enough, her project is already taking on a second year of operation.
After Jackson finishes a piece, she posts it on her website for viewers to comment on and ask questions about. But Jackson isn’t just whipping up your average vintage embroidery catalog pieces. Read More
BY Bridgette Miller
on Jan 27, 2012
If you're a vinylphile, you know how tempting those records in the $1 bin can be. The thing that sucks, though, is that they're usually so cheap for a reason: either everybody already has that Engelbert Humperdinck album, or they're in pretty rough shape. I've picked up many a sweet gem only to find that it was almost unlistenable on my turntable. The only place I want snaps, crackles, and pops is in my cereal, dammit!
Luckily, there is a solution-- and even if you're not a record collector, it's kind of fun to watch. Read More
Somehow Ben Milne, a baker in Scotland, found a way to create a delicious, edible 7 inch of his friends' band, Found, made entirely of chocolate and edible paper. After experimenting with chocolate on vinyl and homemade templates, Milne contacted the band's record label, who gave him a vinyl press of his own to create this musical sweetness. Apparently it plays on all record players, which is pretty neat, but I'm not sure how many times I'd be able to play it before eating it!
To check out the video, click here. Read More