Is there a FUCK YEAH MELBOURNE tumblr yet?
Surely there must be.
Boris from The Next Web was in an Italian restaurant in Amsterdam and discovered he had no phone reception. The waiter told him that if you put an iPhone in an empty glass, it somehow improves the reception. And Boris found it was true!
Commenters on the post have suggested the same trick also works with dodgy remote controls, and that a glass is also good as an improvised mini amplifier if you’re using your phone to play music.
We find it very dispiriting to see hipster kids venerating alt-celebrities such as Vincent Gallo. Displaying a general contempt for other people isn’t ‘edgy’ or ‘cool’. It’s lazy and narcissistic – which, incidentally, is how we’d describe everything Gallo has done since Buffalo 66.
Save your admiration for people whose life and work display a genuine zest, curiosity and generosity of spirit.
If you’re looking for a preppy kind of sock to wear with the loafers and mary-janes that are popping up everywhere in the shops, head to the kids’ section of department stores or discount department stores.
That’s where you’ll find cool socks in bright colours, sporting frills, bows and bold prints. One of our favourite pairs of socks has a skull and crossbones woven into the front. It came from the little boys’ department at Target.
Large child-sized socks will fit most adult feet, unless you have especially big feet. In that case, you could try shopping for socks in the old-man department.
Our mate Lucy recently made a grievous error when washing two of her favourite jumpers (sweaters, for those playing in the States) – she put them in the machine without checking to see if the hot tap was on. It was… and her knitwear shrank to fit a toddler. People: never wash wool in hot water.
But her boyfriend Jason had an excellent idea… How about buying two identical woollen jumpers (they have to be 100% wool) and deliberately shrinking one in the wash? Then you can give them to a friend or family member who has a small child, as a matching set!
Honestly, plenty of alt parents would think this was pretty cool.
Next time you’re in an op-shop, keep an eye out for two similar-looking wool jumpers or cardigans. Alternatively, you could buy two jumpers in a similar style but contrasting colours (say, red and blue) and then sew on trim or buttons in the opposite colour so they still look like a set.
“Passed a young fauntleroy with anorexic limbs sporting a preppy v-neck woolen knit, super short shorts and a floppy river phoenix blow wave, listening to “Born This Way” on his iPod. God or the Matrix is getting lazy.”
Just a quick tip: don’t be this fauntleroy.
That is all. Happy Fat Tuesday, everyone.
Hahaha, we remember a few years ago when these canvas sandshoes or plimsolls became the hipster footwear du jour, some idiots were paying $40 from Alpha 60. Kmart and Big Dubs usually bottom out at about $7, but Dimmeys and Forges has outdone them all at a measly $3. That’s less than a coffee.
The colours are pretty jaunty, too. Buy yourself a whole rainbow and wear a different pair every day, or wear different colours on each foot like Helena Bonham Carter. We should warn you, though, that wearing these plimsolls is like walking on pancakes, so perhaps you could invest in some foam insoles with the money you’ve saved.
The Dimmeys sale starts today and goes until March 20.