November 28, 2007

Company creates monthly work-in-your-lingerie day

11477_1_468.jpgPerhaps in an effort to get their 500 women employees more excited for the work week, a Taiwanese company did away with "casual Fridays" and went straight to camis and panties Wednesday. The company, Audrey Underwear, wanted to celebrate record sales of a new line of camisoles by asking its employees to come to work in nothing but knickers.

"We have been waiting for this day all month. Today, we are super high, and don't know where to put our eyes," salesman Cai Mingda told Straits News. More than 90% of female workers reportedly went along with the spirit of the day and worked in their underwear."

With all the palpable excitement, the firm made a monthly day to look forward to getting laced up. If only America could take after Audrey Underwear, single women would be able to ensure their imported and expensive lingerie would garner at least a few looks. For the self-employed, we'll be celebrating in style from the comfort of our home office.

November 26, 2007

The future is fictional

layoutconcept7.jpgGUIs, ZUIs, and all the WIMPs in between, interfaces of the present don't meet the expectations of movies from the past. In 2006, a column by Nielsen outlined the top ten "bloopers" of using fictional interfaces in film. Highlights include "You've Got Mail is Always Good News" and "Access Denied / Access Granted". Visual designers such as Mark Coleran are responsible for what appears on the shiny computer screens for the big screen. 2007 certainly was no stranger to the foreign interfaces of the future. Ocean's 13 saw a text field with no buttons, where the user would be forced to type everything out without even the slightest usage of txtshorthand (e.g. "search for a good movie" or "zoom in to photo"). Hopefully, the interfaces of fiction don't have an IRL future.

November 18, 2007

Mile High Club members take plane down

346023250_101e31e0a7_o.jpgThe Mile High Club flew a little less high after two passengers spent more time being jerks than jerking off. Apparently, the ready-to-take-off ticket holders started fooling around in their seats and felt like taking the party to the restroom. When sex-less, law-abiding passengers complained, the flight attendants confronted the couple. The couple obviously had yet to climax, as they then threatened the attendants, which made for a mandatory diversion to Portland on their way to Las Vegas. The plane promptly kicked off the couple and left for Las Vegas, sans sex.


November 12, 2007

Halo 3 gets sappy

ilmslayerProposal.jpgAside from the non-stop shooting action or killing off whoever you can to stay on top of a hill, Halo 3 has its sappy moments. Making us feel all awkward inside, a player recently proposed to his girlfriend in Halo 3 using weapons to spell out "will you marry me?". Additionally, gamertag Moviesign asked her to be "his teammate for life." Gamernode responds, "At least it wasn't a virtual wedding, right guys?". Yes, because then it'd only be a matter of time before the Second Life furries invaded Halo 3.

[Thx, Justin!]

November 11, 2007

Skipped over Sunday

[A weekly link post of skipped over (and slightly stale) sights and stories]
• Getting dressed inside-out: Mobius dress

• More cringe-worthy than white after Labor Day: MySpace users recruited to help fashion marketers

• An entire book dedicated to s'mores with marshmallow-y food porn goodness

Chopsticks + spoon = choon?

Carpet alarm clock makes you get out of bed

Sight for the week's end

360plushie.jpgSoftcore gaming: Plushie 360

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November 8, 2007

Order a C-cup of miso soup

chopstickbra.jpgAs we've seen previously, the Japanese company Triumph has a thing for making their undergarments unique. The latest in their line is a bra that has one cup resembling a bowl of rice while the other is a cup of soup. Environmentally friendly, the underwire boasts a pocket to hold chopsticks, inspired by the Bring Your Own Chopsticks movement. We're sad to hear that the concept bra is not yet for sale, as it would definitely have high Halloween costume demand.

November 7, 2007

Poking fun at fetishes

SneezeFetish.jpgYesButNoButYes pokes fun at a variety of niche fetishes found across the interweb. The list starts with a link to a specific fetish that had a sad outcome. A man on Flickr had a thing for women in the backseat of cars wearing seatbelts. He had apparently favorited an entire collection of examples. When a few Flickr members realized that their public photos were becoming a fetish, they called him out and he deleted the entire account.

Luckily, the list of ten "funny fetish" sites may help satiate your niche needs without the nasty account deletion. From Japanese Girls with Big Shoes to Sneezing Babes to Slave Leia societies and more PG-rated obsessions like girls drinking tea, the internet is a truly a series of infinite niches. [via]

Elsewhere: Tracking fetishes on Twitter

November 5, 2007

SMS makes users socially-inept

571072900_ea16267976.jpgTargeting your txt-fetish, a new study tries to conclude that text messaging is creating a lack of social confidence among the T9-hungry teenagers.

"The social impact of text messaging is the subject of renewed concerns as SMS use stretches to notifying someone of a death in the family, wedding RSVPs, breaking up with long-term partners and even quitting a job. reports. "Experts say the text-messaging generation is fast becoming socially inept as it hides from "normal communication"."

Are door knocks and phone calls really still the norm? Is communicating in 160 characters avoiding social interaction or getting to the core of it? Most likely, it's best to be titillated rather than timid about technology, as it has always been known to drive social change.

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November 3, 2007

Sight for the week's end

bsides3.jpg"B-SIDE", reverse street sign graffiti by Andrea Acosta.

November 2, 2007

Forget films, David Lynch's latest fetish is footwear

0aaloubout.jpgDeliciously deadly, David Lynch has partnered up with designer Christian Louboutin to create a frightening set of five fetish-worthy footwear. The "Fetish" line is to be on display until tomorrow in Paris at Galerie du Passage.

"Louboutin says of the collaboration, "The models wore these unwearable shoes with natural grace. Their very white skin, very dark eyes and bright mouths melded with Lynch's aesthetics…As is his habit, David Lynch made it into a décor populated with shadows.""

Lucky for Prada, Lynch won't take his passion for haute couture heels beyond this limited edition.

Elsewhere: Tracking fetishes on Twitter