Lil Wayne and his pants.
It takes a certain kind of engineering for pants to hug the thighs enough to not fall completely off whilest allowing most of one's ass to fall out the back. But Lil Wayne's secret is out: The pants that did just that for him while he performed at the VMAs were actually jeggings. Women's jeggings, presumably worn in a very large size to look more like the jeans and less like the leggings part of the equation. Clothing label Tripp NYC confirmed on their Facebook page that the leopard bottoms are actually a women's style, and available for purchase on Karmaloop.com for $44. Now that this "news" is making the rounds online, you might want to buy now, since these days you never know when a man will pull a Kate Middleton and cause a pair of leopard jeggings to sell out in five minutes.
I'm not always the greatest fan of the sculpting art, I always thought some of the results a bit boring and too time-consuming. But when comes to Yong Ho Ji, I can't say the same. Come on people, this guy makes realistic tire sculptures?! That's just unbelievable! Just take a look at level of detail on each one of these pieces. Also, he did not one, but dozens of them, that's impressive!
So, there were a lot of tire sculptures, so I had to choose only a few to feature here, but you can get more information about Yong by accessing his Official Website. The Lion is my favorite.
For. Horse (Hybrid Animal)
Bullman (Hybrid Human)
We know you guys are fond of contemporary pools. So we figured we would take advantage of our visual experience with all those amazing homes we showcase on Freshome daily and choose the most spectacular pools we could find in our published posts so far. As you can probably imagine, the selection was not easy. There were many amazing projects to go through and picking just a few was tough. This is why this post is only the first of a series of incredible contemporary homes with a pool. As you can see in the photos below, the designs are various, from simple rectangular pools to complex ones, featuring delightful patio arrangements, fountains and so on. Most of them were built so they would be opened towards extraordinary landscapes, transforming a common swim into an unforgettable experience. We believe you will enjoy each and every photo, so we welcome you to have a look and tell us which one best matches your tastes and why.
So this morning, Abercrombie and Fitch
reported solid earnings for the second quarter. Its revenue was up 23% off strong international sales, and its net income rose 64% to $0.35 a share, beating Wall Street estimates of $0.29. So how come its stock price closed down nearly 9% today?
If you believe the knee-jerk mythology of the Internet, the answer’s simple: The Situation. Here’s the story: On Tuesday, the market closed with Abercrombie stock above $70 a share. That night, the Ohio-based company released a statement (strangely dated Aug. 12) titled “A Win-Win Situation,” in which it announced that it had “offered compensation” to Michael “The Situation” Sorentino to “cease” wearing its clothes. Here’s the entire statement:
We are deeply concerned that Mr. Sorrentino’s association with our brand could cause significant damage to our image. We understand that the show is for entertainment purposes, but believe this association is contrary to the aspirational nature of our brand, and may be distressing to many of our fans. We have therefore offered a substantial payment to Michael ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino and the producers of MTV’s The Jersey Shore to have the character wear an alternate brand. We have also extended this offer to other members of the cast, and are urgently waiting a response.”
Alright. So then at 8:30 on Wednesday morning, CEO Mike Jeffries got on the phone and gave his second quarter earnings call, during which, after running through his firm’s solid numbers and fielding questions from Wall Street analysts, he apparently egged on reporters to ask him about The Situation. An hour later, fresh off the news of its strong second quarter earnings, Abercrombie’s stock price tanked, immediately opening the day at $66.23.
We’ll dub this the “Situation Subsidy,” since it’s an example of someone being paid not to do something.