The Good Life Blog Watch
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Once the Bugatti's in the shop, you'll need to provide your own wheels. Try out one of these bicycles, and just think of all the money you'll save on gas -- not to mention on dinner dates, since you probably won't be taking anyone out.
Take another look at that Rolex on your wrist
-- were you ripped off? Here are 12 ways to spot a fake.
You'll never have a sulking guest at your next cocktail party with this light-emitting wallpaper. If anyone's lurking on the fringes, just turn it on for a surefire conversation-starting illuminated design. Plus, this way you can see if anyone's stealing the silverware.
The Apple (AAPL) iPhone may be the new black, but a little company called Google (GOOG) has built a fashion empire.
When you're in Japan, if you haven't gotten hot ramen, toilet paper and a rhinocerous beetle from a vending machine, you haven't lived.
If you simply can't bear the thought of that torturous flight to Tokyo, though, you can evoke it with bath oil from cosmetic kingpin She Uemura ($40 for a 200 mL bottle). The aroma of cherry blossom, cypress or yuzu -- a type of Japanese citrus -- will turn your bathroom into first-class onsen (just close your eyes as the tub's filling up and you won't see the stains).
The name Mark Mothersbaugh should be familiar -- he was the front man of the iconic band Devo, as well as the music behind the TV shows Spongebob and The Rugrats -- but his latest foray into high-end ceramics is something that no one will want to whip, no matter how intense the domestic squabble. Design Sponge showcases his inaugural Black Forest line, which features a bold graphic print that instantly elevates any bleary morning cup of coffee.
Cupcakes with corn and bacon, cupcakes with acorn squash and salted buttercream frosting -- finally, can we stop the madness? They don't need to be banned, they need to be served as the main course.
And on the other end of the food spectrum, wine snobs, take note: Vinotheraphy treatments are getting the gas face at Chowhound.com. Grapeseed-oil massages and red-wine-extract mud masks are apparently taking the cult of the oenophile too far -- or maybe everyone just needs to relax and have another glass.
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