hungry hearted

serving up a healthy portion of pop culture commentary, random infatuations, and introspective ramblings

the femi-stache trend

mommy's little hipster?

Moustaches are funny. Period. This is because in some cases they make people uncomfortable. To my knowledge, the moustache had it's hayday in the 80's and has since been the making of jokes, dares and bets between friends. Lately the moustache has seemed to gain attention as an ironic trend for guys, and now it seems I keep hearing about how ladies are getting in on the joke.

I have to admit I'm no stranger to the phenomenon, though I didn't recognize it's scope. I had no idea how big of a trend I was participating in when I recently went to a moustache and fedora party. But shortly thereafter I read an article in Nylon Magazine that brought my attention to a site dedicated to the fingerstache and moustache necklaces, like the one pictured below (my favorite from their showcase).

the ringmaster // ach ach liebling

Last week sarahspy noted the moustache trend in her weekend round up noting that runway models have been sporting this accessory right up on THEIR FACES (WTF!?!). Now my roommate will tell you that it's a confidence booster. She barely hesitated to bring sharpie to face for the party we attended, while I opted for the fingerstache. But I kinda wish I'd thought of this:

that's just classy

I guess this would be a good time to confess that there is currently a face-level moustache on the full length mirror my roommate and I share. Trend or not, it's just funny.


landscape architecture by Gustafson Porter

As I've randomly stumbled upon these various projects, I've become fascinated and inspired by what I see as a central theme of environmental (political and social, not just trees and flowers) knowledge, forward thinking and resourceful creativity. I've been encompassed by these ideas, especially considering the political and economic climate that seems to create a disconnect between people and the big picture, and thought I would gather some of the more compelling components to share here.

"To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness... And if we do act, in however small a way, we don't have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory." -Howard Zinn

"We have the concept of throwing something away, but in reality, we're just tossing it over our shoulder and forgetting about it," says David Chameides. "It wouldn't be so funny if it was really just in your backyard."

the skipwaste project

photos of the Danish Island of Samso, which is 100% sustainable

In Samso, "100% of their electricity comes from wind power. Everyone on the island owns a turbine or is a share holder in some turbines and on top of the domestic turbines, they have an offshore windfarm. 70% of the island’s heat comes from solar power and biomass energy, and they are working to get that up to 100%."

"hang in there" via hunter made it