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Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Cupcake Christmas Tree Ornament

Pink Cupcake Christmas Tree Ornament
Photos By Gail

If you happen to be a person who does the Tree Thing at the Holidays, it’s time to get that shit in order. I was in the Urban Outfitters on Fifth Avenue near 44th Street the other day and they had all kinds of fun ornaments to make a festive tree, such as this Pink Cupcake ornament, which you can see is quite sparkly. I like it.

Pink Cupcake Christmas Tree Ornaments

Here are a bunch of them all hanging out together. “Ornament des Fêtes” translates to “Holiday Ornament”!

Pink Cupcake Christmas Tree Ornament

These Pink Cupcake Ornaments sell for $8.00 each! I am sure that most Urban Outfitters have them in stock!

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Shark Attack Pin Party !

Shark Attack Pin Party
Photo By Gail

Shark Attack On Your Blouse!

Spotted at Urban Outfitters on Fifth Avenue and 43rd Street.

Bacon Thing of The Day: Sizzling Bacon Candy!

Bacon Pop Rocks

We are guessing that the Sizzling Bacon Candy that “explodes in your mouth” is essentially bacon flavored pop rocks. It might taste like ass, but we still want to try it.

Available for just $4 for two (2) packs (what a bargain!) from Urban Outfitters stores and online at This Link!

Thanks to Kat “Hello Kitty” Rim For The Tip!

DIS Magazine Presents DISown – Not For Everyone at Red Bull Studios

Red Bull Studios
Disown – Not For Everyone On Site Climbing Wall! (All Photos By Gail. Click on Any Image to Enlarge for Detail.)

If you’re intrigued by the concept of IKEA and Urban Outfitters collaborating with the snarky minds behind The Onion and TrustoCorp, then DISown – Not For Everyone is a new pop up art installation that you might want to check out. DISown – Not For Everyone is an art exhibition posing as a retail store, but the fact that the display racks of hipster work out clothes and attractively arranged shelves featuring designer household objects (Think: Jonathan Adler) looks and feels so familiar that the “joke” (if you even want to call it that) is not necessarily obvious.

Disclaimer Artistic Statement
Partial Disclaimer / Artistic Statement

That’s likely why they have a huge printed disclaimer displayed at the entrance to the store, in case someone gets offended. Because, though we did get a kick out of last Thursday’s opening reception, like it says, it’s “Not for Everyone.”

Disown Shopping Bags
Make Sure to Grab a Shopping Bag to Hold Your Purchases!

Curated by Agatha Wara and DIS Magazine, the exhibition features products / artworks by over 30 contemporary artists and designers, from Ryan Trecartin to Lizzie Fitch, Jon Rafman, Bjarne Melgaard, Amalia Ulman, Hood By Air (HBA) and Telfar. Prices of the times vary from between $50 to $500 — a comment on the new status of the art object. The idea of Consumer Products by Contemporary Artists is not new, but Dis takes the concept into an entirely fresh realm.

Disown Floor Icon
Directional Signs Such as The One Above Are Painted Randomly Across the Store’s Floor

Here are a few of our favorite DISown products!

Emma Watson Body Pillows

Emma Dakimakura By Jon Rafman: Assorted Emma Watson Body Pillows sell for $400 Each. Now you know what to get for the Harry Potter fan who has everything!

Gay Wedding Ring

Gay Wedding Ring (gold wedding band embedded in the sole of a sculpted foot) by Simon Fukiwara: $3,500.

Hood By Air Salad Bowl

 Hood By Air (HBA) Salad Bowl

Hot Mic Tie Clip By Francis Carlow

Hot Mic Tie Clip By Francis Carlow: $350.

Whistleblower Beanie Planter

Whistleblower Beanie/Flower Pot By Jogging: $60 Each. Artist’s Statement: “This series of beanies continues from a photo shoot…where we were able to sneak the names of famous digital whistleblowers into the scene. We are creating an opportunity for people to endorse important countercultural figures, while also pointing to the commercialization of that radical image as a headwear ornament.”

Waterfall Toilet Paper Roll By Nick DeMarco

Waterfall Toilet Paper Roll By Nick DeMarco: $150.

Sweatshirt and Sweatpants By Bangkok Boys

Korakrit Arunanondchai Sweatshirt and Sweatpants By Bangkok Boys: $300. Artist’s Statement: “Feel the look of denim on fire with the comfortable, fun, and easy-to-wear BANGKOKBOYS sweatshirt and sweatpants. They’re an easy solution for the problem of not being able to wash and wear clothes that are actually on fire.”

Bungee Gown

Bungee Gown By DIS (comes with additional colorful Bungee Cord Straps!): $800

Mobile Planter By Lizzie FitchMobile Trash Can By Lizzie Fitch

Mobile Trashcan and Planter By Lizzie Fitch: $200 each.

And my absolute favorite:

Sneaker Pumps

Sneaker Pumps (Artist Unknown).

Surely one of the most appealing and fun aspects of DISown – Not For Everyone is its nearly unmatched ability to inspire limitless discourse of all manner among those attending the exhibit. Even the evening’s hired bartender asked me of I could explain to him “What all this [was] about?” After I gave him the Readers Digest Condensed explanation, that “It’s an art exhibit posing as a retail store,” he sincerely thanked me, adding of his employer, “They just send us to the job. They don’t tell us anything.”

DISown – Not For Everyone at Red Bull Studios, Located at 220 West 18th Street (Between 7th and 8th Avenues) in Chelsea, will be on exhibit until April 6th, 2014. Public viewing hours are restricted to Saturdays and Sundays -12:00 PM – 8:00 PM, with live discussions and performances every weekend. A list of weekly events can be found at This Link.

Breaking Bad Fridge Magnet Set

Breaking Bad Magnet Set
Photo By Gail

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!

Paint Can Chandelier

Paint Can Chandelier
Photos by Gail

I’m always on the look out for Do It Yourself, Contemporary Design ideas for the home, and this empty Paint Can Chandelier, spotted hanging in Urban Outfitters at the corner of 72nd Street and Broadway, really caught my eye. You can see from the close-up photo below that this lighting fixture could probably be made with some inexpensive cables and a little home improvement electrical know-how Googled from the Interwebs.

Paint Can Chandelier2

Please note that this lamp is a fixture in the store and not an item for sale!

Drinkman: The Walkman Shaped Hip-Flask

Drinkman Walkman Hip Flask
Drink in The Nostalgia

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.

Drinkman Hip Flask

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.