Category Archives: Kawaii? Nope…Weird!

The unexplained, but awesome.

Cat ears anyone?

In my search for the strange, I definitely found it. The Neurowear Necomimi. Head gear including cat ears that react based on your brainwaves. Flop, twitch, perk, etc.

Check out the youtube commerical for the  Neurowear Necomimi too!

Aye yes, the ugly sweater.

For all those who have already gone to an ugly sweater party or still have yet to go to one. I advise you to check out your local goodwill. They do, in fact, have a section dedicated to pure ugly. And it is where I, and a friend, found these treasures.

And yes, those are little foam snowmen and trees decor, sewn on for for extra ugly effect!

This was my ugly..thing. And if you notice in the upper right corner, that star was also sewn on for extra ugly!

Ridiculous & Shoes.

Never thought I’d say this but some shoes are too ridiculous. Here are some shoes from Kobi Levi

Can anyone say crazy cat lady? She’d definitely own a pair 🙂

No that’s not gum. wow.

Rings for ALL occasions…?

If you thought the rings posted earlier might be on the tad bit rediculous these are by far the definition of re-donk-ulous!!

A pillow on your hand anyone?

Reference: PiloPilo

Or how about “I forgot my sketching tools at home, oh wait! I have crayons on my hands!!

Reference: Crayon Rings

Anyone an Architect? Can’t find inspiration? Just wear a whole building design on your hand!

Reference: Building Rings

Need to write a quick note put forgot your pad at home? Oh wait, you have one on your finger…

Reference: Book Ring

Ever get the desire to pick your belly button but don’t want to do so in public? Just pick the one on your finger!

Reference: Belly Button Ring

 

Ahh yes, what we will do for…beauty?

The most fascinating things are always those things that humans tend to come up with. And the fact that a multitude will string along and try this stuff is beyond me, but… Check out some Bizarre World Beauty Trends (Post originally from ELLE, Emily Hebert)

1. England: Bull-Sperm Hair Treatment
Hari’s Salon in London offers a bull-sperm conditioning treatment for troubled tresses. Mixed with katera root, an Iranian plant, the protein-packed concoction is believed to reinvigorate colored, overprocessed, and/or frizzy hair types.

2. Germany: Beer Bath
Celebrities like Catherine Zeta-Jones have long lathered up with beer for shinier tresses, but in Germany you can take this at-home remedy to the next level. Fortified with brewer’s yeast, malt, and two scoops of hops, beer baths are offered at a handful of spas. Bubbly and warm, the Jacuzzi-like treatment is designed to soothe skin: The B vitamins, biotin, and protein compounds in beer are thought to cleanse and nourish.

3. Israel: Snake Massage
At Ada Barak’s Spa in Talmei Elazar, Israel, slithering snakes are being used to create a therapeutic massage (don’t worry, the serpents are nonvenomous). Not convinced of the relaxation benefits of reptiles roaming your back? According to proponents of the practice, larger snakes produce a calming, kneading sensation, while smaller garden varieties provide gentle caresses.

4. Turkey: Fish Pedicure
Instead of a typical pre-pedi exfoliation procedure, tootsies are soaked in a tub of water containing garra rufa fish, Turkish carp. Traditionally used to treat conditions such as psoriasis and eczema, these slippery creatures nibble at dead skin. Some, however, say the treatment is fishy: In addition to being potential disease carriers, the “doctor fish” are actually no more effective than a loofah or pumice stone.

5. Japan: Bird-Dropping Facial
Offered in spas across the U.S., facials with bird droppings originated in Japan centuries ago. Geisha and kabuki actors would use the famed nightingale droppings to remove their thick white makeup: The enzyme- and guanine-packed paste proved to be an expert exfoliator. Additionally, the high nitrogen content of nightingale droppings removes bacteria and dead skin cells from the dermis more gently than acid peels. Wary of applying bird excrement to your face? Unlike in ancient Japanese culture, today’s nightingale facials are performed using a sterilized powder form of droppings.

6. Chile: Snail Secretions
When it was discovered that handlers on a Chilean snail farm had exceptionally smooth hands, the beauty industry took notice. Many believe that the snail secretions (released by snails to repair and protect) are beneficial to human skin as well. As a result, a variety of face creams containing this supposedly therapeutic fluid have become available, the most notable being BioSkincream.

7. China: Cupping Acupuncture
A few years ago, Gwyneth Paltrow created buzz when she showed up at an event in a backless dress, exposing peculiar circles up and down her spine. Turns out, the markings weren’t in fact bruises but rather the result of Chinese cupping acupuncture. In this age-old procedure, small glass or bamboo cups are lit and applied on the skin; a vacuum is created when the air under the cup cools, which is believed to stimulate blood flow and rebalance inner energy. Though the treatment is painless, dark-red welts are a byproduct.

8. Russia: Platza Treatment
Offered at Russian spas and bathhouses, the platza oak-leaf procedure involves being beaten in a steam-filled room by an olive oil–drenched oak-leaf broom called venik. The oak leaves contain a natural astringent that opens pores, removes toxins, and exfoliates dead skin. To finish the treatment and seal in the benefits of the oak leaves, a bucket of ice-cold water is poured over the spa patron.

9. Austria: Leech Detox
If you thought the leech detox went out of style centuries ago, think again: Despite health risks, blood-sucking leeches are still used in Austrian spas today, and they even have a celebrity fan. Last March, actress Demi Moore spoke of her “leech therapy” on the Late Show With David Letterman, telling the host that the experience helped detoxify her blood (whatever that means). Moore went on to describe how four leeches got drunk on her blood (the feasting began at her belly button), how they don’t like hair and prefer waxed or shaved skin, and, yes—how she plans to go back for more. Gross!

10. United States: Chocolate Fondue Wrap
Though chocolate spa treatments are offered throughout the world, the most fitting place to receive one would have to be Hershey, Pennsylvania. In the hometown of the popular Hershey chocolate bar, the Hotel Hershey has a Chocolate Spa that entices visitors with its Chocolate Fondue Wrap. Based on the premise that chocolate’s vitamins and antioxidants are antiagers, the treatment involves being covered with a cocoa-mud wrap. Mmmm….

11. Mexico: Cactus Massage and Tequila Body Scrub
When we think of Mexico, we think of tequila and cacti. But as a spa treatment, incorporating these two entities seems pretty unusual. Enter the Hakali Body Massage and Punta Mita Margarita offerings at Mexico’s Four Seasons Resort: While the body massage involves being massaged with actual cactus (nopal) paddies, the margarita body scrub is made from tequila, salt, and fresh lime juice. The reasoning behind these two procedures? Nopal is thought to be healing and detoxifying, while the sea salts impart minerals, lime acts as a natural astringent and conditioner, and tequila purifies.

Fall fashion according to who?

Please ELLE, please explain to me what inspired this as the 2011 fall fashion when clearly Edward Scissorhands of the early 90s definitely had something to do with this!!

(These images are property of ELLE)

They did up it a notch with these items: the dress def has it’s classy points (minus the …back harness), the necklace has elegance with an edge, and the cuffs keep it simple but make a point.

Weird, but cute (According to NapNach)

Pinata combined with a ring anyone? Betsey Johnson is an odd one 🙂

Or how about Tea Time on your hand?

Rainy days + Internet = Internet Umbrella…?

Ummmm….it exists. The Internet Umbrella lets you browse the internet – photos, streaming, maps…via the inside of your umbrella?!

For those in need of an odd, seasonal accessory?

Check it out!

www.pileus.net

The Office (wanna-be). Episode 2!

Aye, what all my office groupies have been waiting for, the next…

For those amused by the simplest of things. Look no further —> A work related – mascot!

Get yourself to your nearest quarter machine (which is what NapNach happened upon) and get yourself the latest…mini-luch thumb wrestler, or turn it into your own work mascot (as long as it’s in the appropriate colors of course)! 2-in-1 deal, it’s a steal >:)

Nap Nach created our very own, who is dear to our hears – it’s ze LUCHADOR of XXXXXX! (xxxxx=work place which will remain un-named 🙂

Odd…but interesting?

I couldn’t resist, I added a “must try” so,  I’ve got to fill you in on the latest finds of the weird and the cute!

Here’s a weird one. For all those who wanted a transformer, but didn’t want to be a “follower of the in-crowd”. TOTO has done the unexpected.

TOILET TRANSFORMER!

Just what I always wanted!!