World Cup

What do you do with a used vuvuzela?

Article: What do you do with a used vuvuzela?

Last Summer’s World Cup may seem like a distant memory, but if you really got into the South African soccer-fest, you may still have a vuvuzela laying around the house. You’re not alone: according to Triplepundit, sales of these plastic noise horns reportedly reached 20,000 per day during the football frenzy.

Now that the party’s over, what can you do with that vuvuzela… besides tossing it?

Twitter's analysis of tweets during the World Cup

Article: Twitter's analysis of tweets during the World Cup

By Internet time the World Cup seems like it happened eons ago, but Twitter’s official blog recently posted their analysis of tweets during the World Cup. Their analysis and relevance team compiled results into a cool infographic “charting fans’ use of hashflags (like #esp or #usa) during the tournament with a background of TPS [tweets…

Where have all my trannies gone?

Article: Where have all my trannies gone?

Tell ‘em. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images) Oh lordy. Am still dying — went to Gay Pride Parade the other day and am still reeling from the amount of sequins, Lady Gaga, bare boobs, hot pants, no pants, assless jeans and feathers! I wore my GIRLS WHO LIKE BOYS WHO LIKE BOYS tee (gotta support!…

FULL FRONTAL FASHION highlights

Article: FULL FRONTAL FASHION highlights

From Dolce & Gabbana’s Calcio campaign Think of this as your FULL FRONTAL FASHION cliff notes. For all you World Cup fans – we don’t care if your cheering for the USA team or not – you can always cheer for Dolce & Gabbana. Check out who is inside their locker-room… With long, tousled hair…

Fabric soccer balls

Article: Fabric soccer balls

Klas Ernflo made these regulation-size soccer balls from wool fabrics. I was able to view some of them last year at Partners and Spade, Andy Spade’s art gallery-slash-store, and they were the classiest bespoke soccer balls that I’ve ever seen.

World Cup trophy

Article: World Cup trophy

As the crescendo towards the World Cup builds, the National Geographic blog shared an anecdote about the world’s arguably most coveted trophy. The 18-karat-gold statue (below) has been kept mostly under lock and key at an undisclosed location since its predecessor, the Jules Rimet trophy, was stashed under a bed during World War II, held…

Adhesive soccer tape

Article: Adhesive soccer tape

MartĂ­ GuixĂ© designed this adhesive tape that can be crumpled up into a soccer ball. A hat tip to Full Frontal Fashion blogger Ashley Simko for posting this on her personal blog last year. I thought it relevant to share with you in light of the World Cup AND the fact that it’s moving-to-new-apartment season…

The evolution of the World Cup soccer ball

Article: The evolution of the World Cup soccer ball

The evolution of the soccer ball.

Global Passions for Football and Biodiversity Harnessed for Life

Article: Global Passions for Football and Biodiversity Harnessed for Life

The world of international championship football and the world of biodiversity conservation are coming together this year in a partnership announced Wednesday by the German sport lifestyle shoe and clothing company PUMA and the United Nations Environment Programme.