TREND.i.e - Elie Tahari Sale - up to 80% off

Anyone who has a 9-5 job can benefit from this amazing sale. Their corporate design is very classy, yet not too harsh, and extends between the entry level to CEO. So go ahead and don't feel guilty about loading up at this sale, look at it as an investment for your career, an advancing stepping point, or as as if it all can be expensed.
What: Up to 80% off corporate casual...
When: Tuesday, April 1st through Saturday, April 5th
Where: 510 Fifth Ave @ 43rd st. (212-398-2622)
via racked


DIRT.i.e. Modern Day Mother Theresa

Such a humanitarian. Don't be fooled by this photo-op, it's a true publicity stunt Paris Hilton is so good at crafting. She just may come back saying that she plans to adopt one or ten of these babies and start a day-care center, where these orphans can play with the hundreds of animals she's adopted over the years. The world loves to hear the musings that come out of her mouth, such as:
“I love Africa in general - South Africa and West Africa, they are both great countries.” - Paris Hilton

photo via ayyy
quote via icydk


T.P. lines the walls of the Subway

Maybe because it's so smelly in the subway, Cottonelle's advertising has branched out to line the walls of the subways. As a commuter myself, I vouch for the fact that subway advertising is one things you tend to look at, just to avoid the angry and exhausted morning faces of other commuters. According to the photographer of the advertising campaign, Will Femia, "This car on the S train was done entirely, walls and all, to look like it was lined with toilet paper. Ick." I only hope no one actually takes it literally and tries to test it out...

via racked


Late Night Munchy Delivery

Remember the late night studying in college and wishing for a munchy delivery service? Well, some smart guys from UPenn made that concept into a franchise business, and now we can receive deliveries all day and night in this huge campus we call NYC. If you're itching to become an entrepreneur during those late night inspirations, invest in the late night cookie man...

Insomnia Cookies
877 63-COOKIE to order


NEWS.i.e.Duane Reade Management Can't Spell

The sign posted on Duane Reade's 14th and 1st Ave location for Easter schedule, is the effort of their best employees, also known as management. "Yes, folks… these are the people you trust to fill your prescriptions. Be afraid. Be very afraid."

via East Village Idiot

TREND.i.e Bloomie's Private Sale

The invite says it all:




Legos for adults: Build your own bookcase

Designers from a Swedish design company, Smånsk, revealed these magnified Legos that stack up into a whimsical bookcase, at the Stockholm Furniture Fair in February. Because it was only a prototype, they are now actively looking for a manufacturer to produce the product and bring into the mainstream. My bets are on IKEA, because the bold colors and fun shapes truly speak to their approach for design. According to Smånsk:

"All parts of the Skew Bookcase are identical. To assemble it you just rotate the parts and place them on top of each other. The identical parts provides easy manufacturing as well."

Skew/Bookcase sketch.

Skew/Team Smånsk. Set design Fredrik Evensen

Photographs by Carl Kleiner

via dezeen


TRENDi.e. Patricia Field Sale

This lady in red is/was the exclusive stylist on Sex in the City. Now she's giving away all the props and samples for dirt cheap. I had the pleasure of meeting her in the Meat Packing two years ago, where she asked me for the time as we were crossing the street. I'm guessing having a watch isn't in high fashion anymore...
What: Men's and women's clothing priced from $5 to $30
When: Friday, March 21st and Saturday, March 22nd. Daily 4—8pm.
Where: Patricia Field Store 302 Bowery (above Houston and East 1st St) (212-966-4066)
via racked

NEWS.i.e. Dunkin Donuts Finally Offers Soy Milk

From the beginning, I was never a big fan of Dunkin Donuts because they didn't offer Soy milk. Nor was I thrilled to shell out $5 for coffee at Startbucks, but they offered my Soy Caramel Mochiatta, a guilty pleasure, I'll admit. Well it turns out, Dunkin always had the option of offering Soy, they just decided to skimp out on such a luxury and so turned a lot of people off to Starbucks. Leave it to the Vegans to sort out the problem...
"Want Dunkin' Donuts to carry soy milk? Send a note to Dunkin' Donuts with your favorite locations and ask them to please carry soy milk - a source says soy milk is available for the franchise owner to order if s/he so wishes. Maybe before you know it, you will see one of these adorable "Now Available: Soy Milk" signs to greet you!"
via SuperVegan


It’s Always Sunny when They’re Back for 4th Season…

So my bf and I got totally hooked on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia on FX. Netflix doesn't send their DVDs quick enough, we're so hooked!!! The best news all year is that Season 4 starts this summer, same time they'll release Season 3 DVD.

You've got to respect a show when the actors are the writers, directors and the creators, simultaneously. Especially when it's the kind of show IMDB gives a 9.6 rating out of 10. That’s pretty damn good for a sitcom these days!

They’re so amazing, they have a new show in the works. I only hope that means that season 4 won’t be their last. But the new show sounds promising:
"Boldly Going Nowhere," is set in the future and focused on the mundane world of a spaceship captain when he's not on a mission.

As "Sunny" creator Rob McElhenney explains: "We grew up watching shows like 'Star Trek,' anything having to do with the future, and it was always about the adventures they'd go on. We thought it would be funny to watch what goes on in between those adventures, when they're waiting for the next big thing to happen. How do they keep themselves busy?"

To catch up on Sunny episodes, click here.


TREND.i.e. Bag, Borrow or Steal

Girls, we no longer have to dream about getting that designer bag. Why buy it for thousands of dollars, when you can rent it! Do you have a wedding or a gala to attend, and no impressive jewelry to complete the outfit? You can rent that too! It's not just for celebrities to rent gorgeous necklaces for the Oscars, it's made available to you! And they're quite affordable. And if you really can't part with it, then keep it for a steal.

Bag, Borrow or Steal, makes expensive jewelry and handbags available to you for as long as you want it. Rent it for a week or a month and trade it in for another... It's like Netflix for Fashion!!!

Sex in the City is so behind this!!!

(Rent the above Luis Vuitton Bag for $66 week/$198 month)

(Rent the Coach Bag for $20 week/$58 month)

(Rent the Gustto Bag for $20 week/$60 month)

(Rent the Chanel Bag for $117 week/$345 month)


Macy's & Bloomies Tourist Discount

It actually pays to admit you're not a local Manhattanite. Present your out-of-state license and get 11% discount at Macy's and Bloomingdale's. It's just one of the many ways NYC gives back.
Macy’s, 11% discount: Head to the Visitor’s Center on floor 1 1⁄2 for your five-day discount pass. It can be renewed as often as you’d like. (151 W. 34th St. at Seventh Avenue, 212-695-4400)

, 11% discount: Go to the Visitor’s Center on the balcony for a one-day discount pass. It can be renewed as often as you’d like. (1000 Third Ave. at 59th Street, 212-705-2000)

(via Urbanite)


TREND.i.e. - Wonk Eye via Face Lift

Not a particularly good trend, but a trend nonetheless. The famous face lift at times has unwanted results, which are non-reversible. Yet, women and some men, still take the chance to be forever young...


DIRT.i.e. Seacrest OUT of the closet with a Girl!?

It's been rumored that Ryan Seacrest, who we all thought was a closeted metro, has been seeing a young 22 year-old, Sunset Tan star Holly “Olly” Huddleston. She's been hanging out backstage of American Idol, and perhaps that's the reason he's been acting so cocky on stage, showing off.

(via ICYDK)

NEWS.i.e. Late Show Hosts on Spitzer

Everyone and their mother has something to say about Spitzer. Myself including. But I just knew the late show hosts were going to have a ball with this one. Here's what they have to say:

Stephen Colbert remained deadpan on his Comedy Central Colbert Report, saying of Spitzer, “I sat next to the guy three times and I didn’t pick up on any of this, and I usually have excellent whore-dar.”

• Spitzer, who was accused of being Client 9 for the call-girl ring, was even topic one with Late Night host Conan O’Brien, who joked, “Not surprisingly, clients 1 through 8 were Charlie Sheen.”

• Finally, The View co-host Joy Behar opined, “Aren’t you sick of men? Viagra is destroying our government.”

• “They’re talking about impeaching Eliot Spitzer if he doesn’t step down,” said Late Show’s David Letterman, “and I’m thinking, ‘Whoa, a Democrat being impeached for extramarital sex. Well, happy days are here again!’ ” And adding, “Client 9 will soon be looking for wife No. 2”.

Letterman's Top 10 Spitzer Excuses: (Video for the Top 10)
10. “Oh come on, like you were never involved in a prostitution ring.”
9. “Hookers is fun.”
8. “Just trying to help the economy.”
7. “Have you ever been to Albany?”
6. “It’s part of my new MTV prank show, ‘Spitz’d.’”
5. “Haven’t been myself since Roy Scheider died.”
4. “Uh, tainted beef?”
3. “Whether it’s a hooker or your wife, you’re always paying for – you married fellas know what I’m talking about.”
2. “Wanted to be known as the Charlie Sheen of politics.”
1. “I thought Bill Clinton legalized this years ago.”

(via ICYDK)


Updates on your favorite shows

The strike is over and the writers are back to work. Which is great news for your favorite show, and you can sleep peacefully knowing it'll be running on schedule and not a repeat. This condensed list or the full one on TVGuide has got to have at least one show that you like to watch. Maybe you tivo it or plan your workout schedule around it, either way, you want to know when it'll return with new episodes...cause you’re hooked, dammit.

Season 7 postponed until January '09. Two-hour TV movie set to air this fall that will bridge the gap between Seasons 6 and 7.

Big Love
Expected to go into production on Season 3 in the spring. Airdate info is TBD.

Boston Legal
Expected to shoot 6 additional episodes to air beginning April 8.

Brothers & Sisters
Expected to shoot 4 new episodes to air beginning April 20.

No additional episodes expected this season. Future beyond that TBD.

Expected to shoot 6 new episodes to begin airing on April 3.

CSI: Miami
Expected to shoot 8 new episodes to begin airing on March 24.

Expected to shoot 7 new episodes to begin airing on April 2.

Desperate Housewives
Expected to shoot 6 new episodes (including a two-hour finale) to air beginning April 13.

Dirty Sexy Money
No new episodes until fall; three remaining pre-strike episodes will undergo some tweaking and kick off fall run.

Expected to shoot 6 new episodes to begin airing on April 10.

Friday Night Lights
No new episodes expected for this season. Future TBD.

Gossip Girl
Expected to shoot 5 new episodes to begin airing on April 21. Already renewed for next season.

Grey's Anatomy
Expected to shoot 5 new episodes to air beginning April 24.

No new episodes expected until fall.

Expected to shoot 4 new episodes to begin airing in its new Monday time slot on April 28.

How I Met Your Mother
Expected to shoot 9 new episodes to begin airing on March 17.

Las Vegas
No new episodes expected. Ever.

Law & Order
Expected to shoot 5 additional episodes to begin airing on April 23.

Two pre-strike episodes remain. Expected to shoot 5 additional episodes to air beginning April 24.

Two pre-strike episodes remain. Expected to shoot 5 additional episodes for this season.

My Name Is Earl
Expected to shoot 9 new episodes to begin airing on April 3.

Production on the show's eight-episode sixth season expected to start up this summer. Airdate TBD.

The Office
Expected to shoot 6 new episodes to begin airing on April 10.

Prison Break
Its season has wrapped. Not yet renewed for fall.

Private Practice
No new episodes until fall.

Pushing Daisies
No new episodes until fall.

Saturday Night Live
It's back!

Five pre-strike episodes remain and will begin airing on April 10. Up to four additional episodes may be shot; unclear whether they'll air on NBC or go straight to DVD.

The Shield
Final season already shot. Expected to air this fall.

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Final pre-strike episode aired March 3. Future TBD.

Ugly Betty
Expected to shoot 5 new episodes to air beginning April 24.

* TBD = To be determined


Separated by a little R&R

Apparently, both love interests of Ryan Reynolds are debuting their long awaited albums on the 20th of May. As strange as that may seem, what’s stranger is that Scarlett Johansson is releasing an album to begin with. Who knew the girl could sing? But hearing one of her old remakes of “Summertime”, I concur that she can definitely sing!!! A bit unconventional, but David Bowie agrees, since he’s guesting on a few of them. And he doesn’t collaborate with just anyone.

Alanis, in the meantime, hasn’t put out an album in 3 years, and her new album is rumored to be called "Flavors of Entanglement.”

Can’t wait to see who wins in disc sales…

(Summertime - Scarlett Johansson)

Rule of Thumb

RulesofThumb.org offers tricks for saving money on gas, winning at chess, reading body language and predicting rain, just to name a few. There’s always new ones popping up and feel free to rate the truth factor of each.


TREND.i.e. - Coolest Fireplaces

(Carl Mertens-unicahome)

Living in city apartments my entire life, we never had a fireplace. I would always imagine warming up next to it on a freezing cold day and loved going to ski chalets for that exact reason. I've seen the fake kind used as a facade, where all you see is the frame which is supposed to host the wood for the fire. Now I'm living in a modern loft apartment and started thinking of ways to install an electric one with a remote control. Little did I know, there are some sexy designs out now. Here are a few affordable choices, apartment dwellers have to cuddle up next to the fire with a good book and hot cocoa. Chimney is not required and it will take little to no installation.
(Christophe Pillet for Planika)

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