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Here’s a fun item that I spotted at the recent National Stationery Show / New York Now Gift Show: Officially Licensed Kiss Rollerball Pens! Kiss‘ bassist and mouthpiece Gene Simmons may be an arrogant blowhard, but he also really knows audience. The Kiss Army of fans are nothing if not a fiercely loyal legion who will purchase virtually anything that has the Kiss name it. And now at last the time of the Official Kiss Pen has come!
This design is called the Rock Poster!
This one is called 1978!
Each pen comes with its own colorful case, to keep it safe and in pristine condition between uses! Please take note that the Spaceman character is fully represented by both guitarists Ace FrehleyandTommy Thayer!
And since these pens and accessories are all officially licensed, you can enjoy them with no fear of litigation!
Find a retailer in your area at This Link!
Kiss Writing Instrument Designs Are (Left to Right): Rock Poster, Heavy Metal and 1978
Hey, all of you Game of Thrones freaks out there! How excited does it make you to learn that you can get this rad GOT saying on a flaming heart, emblazoned on anything you might desire: from a simple T-Shirt to a Smart Phone Case to a Baby Onesie (appropriate!)?
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!
Today, November 11th, 2013 marks the release of Lady Gaga’s latest CD, ArtPop. The disc is most notable not so much for its musical ear-worm dancefloor-friendly shenanigans as it is for the artwork that graces the cover: a sculpture of a nude Gaga with a Gazing Ball between her legs, which was designed by Jeff Koons, one of the wealthiest and most successful contemporary artists in America. Confession: the fact that Lady Gaga managed to collaborate with Jeff Koons is the only reason I am paying any attention to this album.
To celebrate the CD’s please, Gaga’s well-oiled Hype Machine have opened a Pop Up Store in New York’s Meat Packing District (and another one in LA) which is open today, tomorrow and Wednesday from Noon to 9 PM each day. Since today is a holiday, I was free to check out the scene on West 14th Street and take some photos so you can see what you’re missing out on. Or not.
Everyone Working in the Store Had Their Make Up Done Like This
The place was totally mobbed within 30 minutes of opening its doors and one of the guys there selling T-Shirts said it had already been “a long day.” HA! In addition to merchandise for sale, which includes a variety of Gaga T Shirts, Canvas Tote Bags, Magazines with her face on them and, of course, the ArtPop CD, the space features a few props from the ArtPop photo shoot and a selection of Gaga’s outfits, which are always fun to see.
For Fans looking for a more personalized experience, there are “interactive” kiosks, where you can virtually insert yourself yourself into one of Gaga’s videos, get your photo taken in front of some Gaga Props and a tiny room where people are leaving written homages to Gaga on its paper walls.
This is the Binary Chair from the ArtPop photo shoot. Pretty cool!
Here you can see Jeff Koons styling and photographing Gaga for the cover sculpture.
This is probably from the CD booklet, but will give you an idea of what Koons’ Gazing Ball exhibit at the David Zwirner gallery looked like.
Here are some masks Gaga wears on stage.
They had lots of T-Shirts for sale!
Sadly, these Gazing Balls, which are props left over from the MTV Music Awards are not for sale.
I enjoyed my visit!
The Lady Gaga ARTPOP Pop Up Store is Open Monday November 11 – Wednesday November 13, from Noon to 9:00 PM Daily! Find it at 417 West 14th Street just West of Ninth Avenue (Near the Apple Store).
Are you as excited as I am for the premier of the final episodes of Breaking Bad? As much as I am dying to see what happens next on the Best Show Ever in the Universe of All Time, I am truly sad that the series will be ending after these eight episodes air. Sigh. There is however a way to remember Breaking Bad always and forever, and that is with a set of awesome refrigerator magnets, which I saw on sale for $7 or 8 bucks at Urban Outfitters. You’re welcome. And don’t forget to tune into A&E on August 11th!