If you enjoy seeing how very obscenely rich people lived 400 years ago or longer, go hang out at The Met for a few hours and have your mind blown. This fancy cup, made from a gilt-plated-silver shell of a Nautilus is a thing that you can see at this gargantuan museum, and it emphasizes the point that some rich people like to have really fancy things to look at and, maybe, use. At the very top of the cup you can see a tiny figure of Poseidon (King of the Ocean) holding a trident. How badass.
Other Items Sharing the Display Vitrine with the Nautilus Cup Include a Shoe-Shaped Flask
The Nautilus Cup comes from the Dutch capital city of Utrecht, circa 1602, and was gifted to the museum in 1917 by the estate of J. Pierpont Morgan, who is most famous today for having a global investment bank named after him.
Photographed in Gallery 502 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.
Holiday gift shopping was so much easier (and way more fun) when I was much younger and most of my friends could be counted on to like the same things I liked. Now, I don’t know what anybody wants or needs. And while it usually covers all of your bases, nothing says “I Put No Thought Into This” quite like giving a gift card. You might as well just give the person cash. Sure there are exceptions, like if the card is from a very niche store they like, but regardless, you will get a much better reaction if you manage to find out the want one of those new LED shower heads and you give it to them when they least expect it.
But maybe, like me, you have a friend, sister, niece, wife, whatever who really digs the cartoon character Betty Boop, who will go completely nuts over any item with the likeness of the demure-yet-sexy Jazz Age Flapper. If this resonates with you, your shopping just got whole lot easier. The definitive Betty Boop Website, Betty Boop Dot Com has an online store that sells a million billion different items with a Betty Boop theme – and trust me when I tell you that they sell something for everybody who loves Betty Boop. And, the best part is you don’t even have to leave your house to shop! Oh, sweet online shopping bliss!
Take a look at some of this cool stuff you can buy for the Boop Addict in your life:
Betty Boop Cold Travel Cup. This is a no-brainer, right? Everybody needs one of these.
A Hot Travel Mug: Also a Must-Have!
Betty Boop I Love New York Flask! Sweet and Discreet!
Betty Boop Handbag! So fashionable and practical!
Betty Boop Punk Rock T Shirt! Out of dozens of Boop Shirt designs, this one is my favorite!
Whether you are looking for Betty Boop collectibles and figurines, items for the home, office or bathroom, clothes, fashion accessories, or games and puzzles, you can find it all at Betty Boop Dot Com — and Betty Boop Fan Club members get a 10% discount on all merchandise! Happy shopping!
Hey Oldsters, who out there remembers way back when recorded music was first made “portable” through SONY’s invention of the Walkman cassette player? Let me repeat that: Walkman. Cassette. Player. Who knows what any of those words even mean, right? It was so long ago, and you probably weren’t even born yet.
But despite its relegation to the status of antique music listening device, the Walkman’s impressive girth has advantages over micro-thin iPod thingies in that, if you were to transform its shape into a container for alcohol, it would hold enough to get you sloshed.
Enter, Drinkman, the Walkman Shaped Hip-Flask, here to solve all kinds of needs. Created by UK design firm Mustard, (purveyors of fine pop culture-inspired gift items), Drinkman is the ideal hip-flask for those who love a bit of old school cool. Perfect for festivals and nights out, the reusable device holds 5 ounces (150ml) of your favorite boozy concoction.
Drinkman sells for just $12.95 and is available at This Link.
Hips! Lips! Lip Flask! Do you like to drink? I sure do. And here’s a way to do it in style no matter where you are, because the Lip Flask is the chic and stylish way to carry your drink. This lipstick-shaped hip flask carries 4 ounces of your choice liquor, ready to pour at a moment’s notice. Drinking!
Lip Flask Details:
It’s a Hip flask shaped like a Red Lipstick
Capacity: 4 oz (125 ml)
Size: 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ x 5-1/4″ (Discreet!)
Sale Priced at $12.95 you can get one (and one to give as gift!) right now by visiting This Link!