Sunday, August 28, 2011

Back 2 Superlicious School

It's that time of year, you know, when the end of summer is near and just the thought of school draws a tear. But let's not focus on the stress of it all, instead, let's remember what makes B2S a ball!

For starters, it's time to strap on a brand new bag! Our easy-clean vinyl POP Messenger collection features bright colored messenger bags with pop culture graphics. Choose from "Peace Out" (Buddha), "Prince Charming" (Rubber Duck), and "Superlicious" (Poodle).

Fill your new bag with our designer mini flip notebooks to keep track of all your important notes and quotes.

And, after so many days of summer R&R, you'll need to get those creative juices flowing. Our designer origami kits will enable you to create your own fashion line, or make a room full of paper furniture. Your imagination is the limit, so get folding.

Oh, and if B2S, for you, means something a little more mature- our "adult" paint by number set is the answer for sure!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Gardening that doesn't "Succulent!"

It's a win-win anytime you can find a creative way to reuse combined with bringing a little "life" inside your home or office. Our suggestion, upcycle an old container and fill it with a succulent plant. Succulents require little maintenance, so they're incredibly easy to take care of. They add a bit of charm to any space making great house plants (and gifts)!

The first step (and probably the most enjoyable) is to choose a container. Rather than a conventional pot, upcylce an old mug, vintage creamer, jar, or can to use as your planter. The options really are endless! If you like the look, but don't have any of these items handy- hit up a yard sale, or pick a charming tabletop piece from your favorite retailer. Either way, a non-traditional container will give the plant a unique and attractive home that looks good in the center of a table, on a desk, or a patio.

The next step is to get dirty. As we mentioned, caring for succulents couldn't be easier, so to plant them, no green thumb is required. Once you have selected your container(s), fill them with potting soil and place a succulent on top. When using succulent (echeveria) cuttings, they root easily, so it shouldn't take more than three weeks.

Finally, show your new plants a little TLC. You don't have to water succulents frequently (usually about one or two times per month). Be careful not to over water the plants since the water can't escape from the container. Succulents can live in these beautiful containers for a long while, just be certain to give them plenty of access to bright sunlight!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Boys of Summer!

At PHAG, we're BIG phans of PhillyGayCalendar, as they help our community promote events and stay connected for FREE all year long!

To help support their free service, PhillyGayCalendar holds an annual fundraiser- Boys of Summer. The 8th Annual swimsuit party is happening this Friday, and you're invited! This year, the party will include a special performance by Manila Luzon, the Asian Glamasaurus from RuPaul's Drag Race.

Friday August 12, 2011
9:00pm - 3:30am
Voyeur Nightclub - 1221 St James (13th and Locust)
SPINNING: DJ Carl Michaels
FEATURING: Manila Luzon Live on stage

Remember, ALL proceeds benefit and their efforts to keep Philadelphia's LGBT community organized. Now suit up and show up!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

One Leg Up!

Many bird species stand on one leg to keep the foot warm and conserve body heat. The most famous of these, the flamingo, also has an amazing pink color which actually comes from the carotenoid pigments in their favorite food, shrimp! This very old species of bird has evolved over 30 million years, and in spite of its "antique" status, serves as a major inspiration in contemporary design today!

PHAG's on-line store is filled with kitschy goodness, inspired by the creature well known for having, "one leg up." Check out our classic flamingo yard stake, or for an illuminated twist, our flamingo accent lamps. Still thirsty for more? Why not check out the floating flamingo? Speaking of thirsty, did you know that flamingos can drink hot water from geysers at temperatures very close to boiling? Keep in mind, this is not a recommendation for your next flamingo bath!