When a designer's shop includes the phrase "I love the earth" (and, okay, an emoticon), caution is probably advised. But we're happy to say that Xoelle's line of limited-edition handmade ties and belts—all made from recycled materials—are subtly handsome. They also make aprons, if you're into that. (Tip: don't be into that.)
Things to do for September 24, 2009
Sexy Art Lovers, Psycho Tweets and Your Mom
The weekend is a crisp autumn breeze.
When your parents were young, hipster photo sites like Last Night's Party weren't around to document their awesomeness. Correcting that tragic accident of time and circumstance: this site, which collects classic photos of cool parents in their glory days, like this effortlessly cool couple enjoying the era's finest pleasures: a good read, an awesome 'stache and a short skirt.
But if you'd rather investigate the wonders of the contemporary art world, check out this aptly named photoblog from the minds behind the World's Best Ever. Not included: a primer on how to pretend like you actually understand Takashi Murakami's latest masterwork.
You can already find out how hetero someone's Twitter is, but now you can subject a feed to a whole psychological evaluation. The site ranks your tweets for everything from simile usage to how often you talk about work, all to figure out how much "glory" and "anxiety" you're expressing. Shocking discovery: Donald Trump's capacity for abstract thought is off the charts.
Given the content, a better title might be One Hundred Years of Guys Looking Cool. Start at page 142 with the section called Rebel, where you'll find classic shots of anti-establishment types like Brando, Dean and Sinatra. Our favorite, though, is a pic of two relative unknowns from the '70s, just hanging out and looking cool. The guys: Starsky and Hutch. (No, not the Wilson and Stiller versions.)