As if we need any reason or explanation.
Written by: Joan Sinclair.
Published by: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
As your Minister of Naughty Bits, I wanted to bring to your attention that the Ministry will be issuing bulletins to keep the public advised of media that deals with the sexy. Because it's all about the sexy. This is all for your health, so grin and bear it.
This selection takes us across the Pacific to the land of the Risingâ€¦ Sun. In the new book, Pink Box: Inside Japan's Sex Clubs, Joan Sinclair gives us a tour of the Japanese sex industry, or fuzoku, rarely seen by Westerners. Since the various sex clubs have to be seen to be believed, the book is primarily photographs. This book runs the gamut from the simple pleasures of buying expensive drinks for a little attention at hostess bars to the complex sets and costumes customers can request at image clubs. Any fetish can be indulged--from voyeurism and breast worship to green gel play and messing with an anatomically correct doll. The pictures show the dichotomy of selling fantasies and fetishes with the straightforwardness of ordering sushi and sex workers whose jobs induce more giggles than shame. The book is a little pricy but the glimpse you get into how another culture approaches the most beautiful and natural event money can buy is worth it.
Fifteen hundred different brands of sugar bombs in little bitty cans and .8% is it? Wow.
We're giving away a signed live vinyl bit from Graham Coxon, former guitarist for Blur, to highlight the fact that his latest is available on iTunes for your downloading and dancing pleasure.
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For those of you who enjoy video podcasts and are interested in any kind of fiber arts (quilting, wall art, etc.), do yourself a favor and check out Bonnie McCaffery's awesome (a word I rarely use!) podcast: "Bonnie McCaffery Quilt Demos." Very exciting, creative, inspiring stuff!
The first one, for example, has her playing with Tintzl, which is an interesting sort of tinsel that you can add to your fiber arts. She has several example quilts using this stuff, mainly pictoral, but some abstract works. But even cooler, she shows various ways to use it, including melting and sandwiching, that I never would have thought of, and really make the stuff more a real tool for creating than just an embellishment. I love seeing how flexible a given substance can be in the hands of a real artist; it's then I can really [...]
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We've talked about people building their own roller coasters before, but this one looks to be a bit faster and crazier. We respect that. To check out another video, take a stroll over to Shurebit or check out the creator's website.
P.S. The title of this post is a decent name for a band.