Happy weekend, Muses! It’s Sunday, the Oscars are on TV, and we’ve got exactly what you need for a loungey weekend day. Oh—you wanted to be productive today? Well, we’ve got that too. Dig in for an eclectic blend of awesomeness in this Weekend Recovery.
Get ready for today’s Academy Award festivities by taking a stroll down Red Carpet Memory Lane. This photo slideshow will remind you of the best (Audrey Hepburn! Anne Hathaway!) and worst (Celine Dion and the backwards tuxedo? Bjork and the dead swan?) gowns of all time.
In other going-back-in-time news, we were inspired by Cubicle Chic’s throwback to the 90s this week and wanted to uncover a time capsule of the decade. Take a look at 48 photos that perfectly capture the 90s, including loads of neon, the Clintons, Full House, *NSYNC, and our personal favorite: old school Ryan Gosling in BOP Magazine.
Want to try whisky, but not sure what to order besides the “Jack and Coke” of your college years? The fabulously ridiculous (and fabulously Scottish) kilt-wearing Ricky Crawford breaks down the process of ordering Scotch in this quick video. I can’t promise you’ll like it once you try it, but at least you’ll feel better when you place your order with the bartender.
Make Things from IKEA Way Cooler
OK, I know. Here’s the productive stuff. Want to update your apartment, but don’t have the cash to purchase home furnishings from anywhere but IKEA? Here’s the answer to both of your problems: IKEA Hackers, offering tons of tips on taking items you purchased from the Scandinavian retailer and turning them into something much, much better. Make a sweet lamp, create a cool knife block for your three knives, or if you’re really ambitious, turn your studio into a one-bedroom.
At the very least, you’ll never hear “oh! I have that exact same $20 particle board coffee table” from your friends ever again.