December 11, 2013 |
Andrew Riiska's aptly named Construction Coasters are notched so that creative types can build a little tabletop sculpture when they aren't sipping Chardonnay. Fit the pieces in just the right way and you've got a wine bottle holder. The coasters are made of reclaimed oak and sold in sets of eight. Price: $60 through Riiska's new website . The artist crafts furniture and has completed large installations, but for those looking for a more affordable bit of handmade goodness, may we suggests these with a nice red?
December 6, 2013 |
Sexier than young adult books but not quite as extreme as "Fifty Shades of Grey": these are the books being called New Adult. New Adult is a buzzy new category for books geared toward readers -- mostly women -- who have grown out of young adult books and are ready for some romance. New Adult has a promising future, if it becomes an easy-to-recognize genre. In an effort to cement its presence -- and highlight its authors within it -- Simon & Schuster launched the Hot Bed on Friday.
November 23, 2013 |
Keaton Row has added a new twist to online shopping. The website, created by Harvard Business School graduates Cheryl Han and Elenor Mak, pairs shoppers with fashion advisors from all over the country, based on a personal style Q&A given to each new member who signs onto the site. Think online dating but with a refreshed and personalized wardrobe, not a first date, as the goal. "What we realized is that people want a back-to-basics, personal touch when shopping online," Han says.
November 5, 2013 |
Nikki Finke has severed ties with Deadline Hollywood, the website that she built into a must-read for the entertainment industry. Finke is leaving after repeated clashes with Jay Penske, who purchased the site in 2009 and also owns Variety. "I'm so happy," Finke said in a brief interview. ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll Finke said she plans to start a new website that will compete with Deadline and Variety in chronicling the ins and outs of Hollywood. Known for her biting commentary and snarky observations about the industry and the executives who lead it, Finke has been aiming most of her vitriol lately at Penske in an attempt to get out of her contract.
October 24, 2013 |
Banksy's “Better Out Than In” is not coming to L.A. any time soon, after all. On Wednesday, a new Banksy website went live, suggesting his monthlong “artist's residency” in New York City would be heading west. "Better LA Than NYC," it read.Target date: December 2013. Culture Monster thought it might be a fake, but we confirmed it this morning with the British street artist's publicist. (Yes, the anti-establishment artist has a professional flak.)
August 16, 2013 |
Lindsay Lohan has launched a new website and has apparently rocked out her guest performance on HBO's "Eastbound and Down. " The newly rehabbed star is making headlines again, for good reason. On Thursday, the troubled "Mean Girls" actress also rehabilitated her domain. LindsayLohan.com relaunched with a sweet message titled "Welcome" from its titular patron. "To my fans, Welcome to my new site… Your support has been everything. I'm so excited for what's next. xo All my love, Lindsay," she wrote , and teased to the post on Instagram.