Katniss Everdeen in her now-famous one-shoulder sweater from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Image courtesy Lionsgate.
I saw the Hunger Games: Catching Fire more than two weeks ago on the opening weekend—in its full Imax glory—and I am still thinking about the oatmeal-coloured one-shouldered cowl-neck sweater Katniss wore in the opening scene.
I know I am not alone. Whether you agree with the staging of the movie’s climactic final scenes or not—it was a rare weak point for me—virtually everyone (okay, women) I’ve discussed the movie with has made some sort of comment like “But I just loved that sweater!”
Find out more about the inspiration behind the sweater—and how to get your own version… Read more…
The “PetPetter,” the “iArm” and the “iDrive” gag gift boxes from Prank Packs. Photo by Corissa Bagan.
Feeling a little cheeky this holiday season? Then a gag gift box may be just the thing to spice up your gift-giving. Yes, they are absurd. But that’s the point—because they will definitely bring some perplexed smiles (and some momentarily forced “Wow, thanks”es) to your Christmas morning…plus a good round of giggles once the realization finally hits that there’s a real gift inside the box. Now that’s a Christmas morning moment to remember!
Here are six suggested gag box and giftee pairings:
For the pet-obsessed:
Do you have a family member who constantly reminds you not to forget a gift for their pampered pooch—which must, of course, come perfectly wrapped? Then stash the dog treats inside this box for a fake 85-pats-per-minute automatic four-speed “PetPetter.” Box slogan: “Never touch your pets again!”
For the tech-consumed:
We’ve all got at least one friend or family member who annoyingly puts Candy Crush above all else. So send a sly message by tucking your true gift inside this box for the imaginary “iArm: Forearm Mount.” Box slogan: “Your world. An arm’s length away.”
For the multi-tasker:
If you’ve ever driven with someone who can’t put down their smart phone (come, on…it’s against the law!) then send a subtle little jab with this box for the thankfully non-existent “iDrive: Mobile Device Mount.” Box slogan: “Take the show on the road.”
Find out where to get these gag boxes…plus, see three more fake gift-box options for the home-gourmet, the stress-case and the neat-freak…
The original painting: Zoë Pawlak’s Over Oceans. Image courtesy Zoë Pawlak.
“Being an entrepreneur and artist, you cannot be afraid to take risks,” says Zoë Pawlak. Perhaps that’s why the Vancouver-based painter and illustrator who specializes in figurative and landscape canvases—and describes her personal style as “eclectic and practical”—recently embarked on her first product collaboration: A series of five wool rugs based on her painting Over Oceans.
Take a look at the rugs and what Zoë Pawlak has to say about the collab…