“I’m begging age-appropriate females: Read something written before you were born. Stand up straight. Make sure you own one piece of jewelry that you did not purchase on Etsy. Use capital letters in an email to the guy you want to date. Let him take you out on a date, maybe not on a walk or an Xbox session, even if you are, God help you, addicted to LA Noire. Meet your friend for wine instead of fro-yo one night. Watch a movie with no early-90’s nostalgic appeal. Bitch, you already know Clueless by heart.”—Julie Klausner tells girls to grow up and be women. It’s excellent advice. Little bits of nostalgic kitsch are fun, but if you spend all your time reliving your childhood, you’ll never discover anything truly new about yourself and the world.
This lampshade comes via neversaygood-bye. We would make a similar DIY lamp using tissue paper in several similar shades for a softer, more translucent look. If you used blues and greens, it’d look like fish scales. If you used pinks and peaches, it’d look like flower petals.
Also, rather than investing in a giant hole punch, we’d just trace circles on the paper around a big jar or tub, and then spend a couple of hours in front of the TV cutting them out.
how do I attract a hipster girl? I would already call myself alternative (I always have been). What turns them on?
Hipster girls are like all girls in that they want someone who’s funny, kind and respects their opinions and choices.
However, hipster girls also appreciate creativity and motivation: guys who do stuff – and who really want to make their ideas happen. She will know if you’re just a big-talking slacker – or she’ll soon find out.
So if you call yourself a ‘writer’, aim to get published. If you’re an ‘artist’, aim to get commissions and have gallery shows. Run a club or band night, publish a blog or zine, design and make stuff… whatever you’re most excited about.
Hipster girls also like mixtapes, getting drunk with you, being sent funny links or Facebook wall posts, and if you can cook.
How cute are these tiny basil gardens growing in drink bottle lids? They are “Merry Farming Kits” from Japanese company Merry, from whom you buy the little discs of compressed dirt impregnated with basil seeds.
But really, what’s stopping you from just buying a packet of seed from a normal shop and getting some dirt from the garden?
Another tip – you could cut the top couple of inches off the plastic bottle the lid is from, and put it over the top, like a mini greenhouse!
Way, way back in 2005, when I was a big-shot blogger and a super hot bachelor (as determined by a magazine you may have heard of), I wrote about this new internet radio thing called Pandora. My friend Lauren introduced me to it and it totally, totally blew my mind. Of course, most of what I…
Pandora can suck our proverbial dick. We used to love it too, but then they brought in geoblocking so that people in Australia couldn’t use it any more. Same goes for Hulu and all the US and UK networks’ streaming TV sites. Don’t these people realise hipsterism is a global culture? If you make it harder for people to acquire their cultural capital from you, they will just torrent stuff.
“You should wonder at the things nobody else is wondering about. If everybody’s wondering about apples, go wonder about oranges.”—A pretty inspirational article by Austin Kleon on how to be more creative. It’s full of awesome quotes – hard to pick just one.