Five Things We Can’t Believe Exist – Vol. 02

| May 9, 2012

 

(Photo: Galen Stolee)

1. Subversive Knitting
It’s not just for hillbilly yarmulkes and doilies to drape on the arms of your grandmother’s sofa anymore. Subversive knitting has been kitting up galleries, and parking lots, and museums for several years now, and even the Museum of Arts & Design in 2007.  What Basquiat did for graffiti artists, subversive knitting is doing for every bored handicrafting hobo in town.

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2. Ombre Hair Trend
Women around the world are queuing up at the best salons to get the tips of their tresses lightened with a new technique called Ombre, which is French for “retarded.” When Nirvana ushered in the grunge look in the early ‘90s, meth-mouthed teens with head lice became fashion plates overnight; now with the Ombre look, even hookers look like movie stars.

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(Photo: Adam Dugas)

3. This Cake
Art collector Bill Bell recently celebrated his birthday at Jeff Koons’s atelier with this brilliant golden cake modeled after Koons’s new balloon sculpture, which itself is an homage to the Venus of Willendorf. The three different flavored tiers were cannibalized within moments.

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(Photo: Tsuno / AFP)

4. This New Bra
The undergarmenti company Triumph believes this minty iced-filled  brassiere will not only cool off its wearer; it will also help you save on your aircon bill.  And what of the added wind chime, you ask? That’s to alert you that some half-naked drunk girl from Roppongi is hiding in your closet.

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(Photo: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture)

5.The World’s Soon-to-be Tallest Building
Initially planned to reach a height of one mile (1.6 km), Saudi Arabia’s proposed Kingdom Tower will now barely clear one kilometer (3.280 ft), which is no small shakes. The spire will still clear 600 feet over Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. Last month, Kingdom Holding Company and structural design firm Thornton Tomasetti announced their slated completion date for mid-2017.

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Kingdom Tower Detail (Photo: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture)

 

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