1.The Upcoming Exhibit, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations
“That Italian,” as Chanel called Elsa Schiaparelli joins gloved hands across time with another Italian, Miuccia Prada beginning May 10 at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. A couturier and artist who collaborated with the Surrealists, Schiaparelli’s insect buttons alone should be worth the price of admission. If last year’s McQueen show is any indication of the hype — and lines — to come, you should invest in a sleeping bag now, or you could become a member of the museum and stroll past the havenots, or if this woman below is there, run.
2. This Thing.
We know it’s been a week but we still cannot believe that New Jersey’s own pudding-faced mom, Patricia Krentcil actually exists. Mrs. Chocolate Mayonnaise Head is charged with allowing her six-year old daughter into a tanning bed. Exactly: Who cares? We couldn’t make out a word of this story for the sounds of our own heads cracking open and the pops of our unhinged jaws. At first we thought it was a melted Snicker’s bar, but then we remembered candy bars can’t talk, so we figured it was a woman.
Finally, you can stop adding Hershey’s chocolate syrup to your Bordeaux. And for our New Jersey friends, this doubles as a moisturizer.
4. Kamppi Chapel of Silence
Designed by Helsinki architectural firm, K2S, this non-denominational chapel, which sits in the center of the Finnish capital, is an architectural exercise in divine restraint. Opening in May 2012, the all-wooden structure, allowing natural light from above, will not celebrate religious services; rather it will be a haven for silent meditation.
5. Josh Brolin’s Tiny Arms
We were shocked to learn that these arms belong to a 5’10” tall grown man. Listen, if you’re going to have dwarf arms and an enormous head, you need to be able to fully commit to that look. God has a drinking problem.