I was ten the first time I heard the classic Cheech and Chong bit “Dave’s Not Here” on a record owned by the stoner older sister of my best friend. At the time, my child mind could not grok why this somewhat tedious riff was funny at all in any way. Now that I’m older and more experienced, I totally get why “Dave’s Not Here” is pure comedy gold, and possibly the most brilliant piece of stoner comedy every created. Just being serious.
Ty are best known for their globally-popular line of Beanie Baby plush toys and their big-eyed Beanie spin-offs, so you may be surprised to know that Ty has expanded its world of cuteness to include footwear! Among their wildly squee-worthy line of slippers and slides designed to cover the feet or your equally adorable child, you can now find these plush Flamingo Slippers. So plush, so Pink. They may be designed for children, but I bet I could make them fit me.
The NY Now winter retail market and gift show is behind us, and I came home with a ton of photos of cool stuff to share with you here on The ‘Gig; including several excellent additions to our beloved Shark Attack series (one of which you saw right here just last week)!
These adorable felted booties are sold by The Silk Road Bazaar, a fair trade wholesale representative of marginalized artist groups located in Central Asia. These fiercely cute booties are part of their Zooties series of baby booties designed in the likeness of animals. Watch out for your little toes!
Shark Attack On Your Tiny, Baby Feet!
These Summer Of Love-era sneakers were designed by artist Peter Max, who is best known for his trippy, colorful and psychedelic designs of the 1960s and ’70s. As craft became a form of cultural commentary, wearable art was used as a symbol of the counterculture’s personal and political allegiances.
These sneakers had an original sale price of $3.97, and can now be found on auction sites such as eBay selling for, on average, about $600 per pair. The back of the sneaker has a grinning red mouth across it, part of which can be seen in the above photo.
Photographed as Part of the Exhibit Minimalism / Maximalism, on Through November 16, 2019 at the Museum at FIT in Manhattan .
There’s a Buffalo Exchange store on West 26th Street just a few doors down from the yoga studio that I visit most Saturday afternoons. When I’m a bit early for class, I like to pop in and check out the recent acquisitions. This past Saturday, my eyes popped out of my head when I spotted these Hot Pink Patent Leather Spike Heels. Not only are they absolutely gorgeous, and in perfect condition — the soles look like they’ve never even touched the sidewalk — but they are a size 16! Wow! I can’t imagine who would give them up, but I am sure they will make some lucky drag queen very, very happy!