Hatanaka, a Japanese maker of plastic food replicas for restaurants, has branched out into the jewelry business. Among the eye-catching fashion accessories it's offering are a spaghetti hairpiece and a curry rice necklace. See more of its jewelry line at OhGizmo.com
. You can purchase these things
from Hatanaka, but it looks like they're currently out of stock.
Back in the 1980s, Betty
Burian Kirk got the idea of starting a business spinning dog-hair yarn. Her clients were people who "want to wear something from their dog." She said it was "becoming more and more popular."
Has the trend of "wearing your pet" continued to grow in popularity since the 80s? Well, here at WU we've posted before about people who wear dog-fur sweaters
. So maybe it is a popular thing.
And though Betty
Burian Kirk no longer seems to be in business, a quick google search pulls up plenty of places (such as here
) that'll spin your dog's fur into yarn for you, if that's what floats your boat.
So her middle name is "Burian", not "Burlan". And she's still in business. Her website, bbkirk.com
, offers plenty of info on dog hair — how to collect it, wash it, pricing, etc. Plus, she has a Gallery of Dog Hair Items
It's a scooter that you can wear as a belt when you're not using it. (Though I wonder how well it functions as either a scooter or a belt.) More info at behance.net
Naomi Kizhner's jewelry serves two purposes: 1) it's decorative; 2) it harvests energy from your body to charge your various electronic devices.
For instance, "The Blinker" gets energy from your blinks. The "Blood Bridge" is more invasive, tapping directly into a vein to power a hydro micro turbine.
However, you can't buy this jewelry because it's really just an art project intended to "provoke the thought about how far will we go to in order to 'feed' our addiction in the world of declining resources."
More at Naomi Kizhner's website
. [via The Higher Learning
Yet another useless product. Put the napkin on your lap and make it look like you're only wearing underwear. Nudists could use them to make it look like they're wearing underwear! Get 'em here
. (via OhGizmo
Upskirt photography: one of advertising's less-utilized tools.
Original ad here.
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Yes, our product is number one among insane vegan fashionistas!
From Woman's Day
for April 1962.
Several people who purchased (or were given) a baby jumper sold by the fashion chain Next have complained after they noticed it was "covered in penis drawings." The store admits that, yes, this does appear to be the case, but explains that the original design was "over simplified by the printer and has unintentionally become something else." [NorthDevonJournal.co.uk
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"For personal daintiness."
Original ad here.