Indoor Tepees: Trending Up

teepee19f-5-webFrom New York, rich urban hipsters dishonor indigenous people by replicating native dwelling as a way to escape their own opulence.

Karyn Starr, 35, is a personal stylist with clients all over the five boroughs — but one of her favorite places in the world is the indoor tepee she had built in the Clinton Hill townhouse she shares with her husband and her 3-year-old son.

“There’s a market in tepees,” says Starr, who changes the look of her conical indoor shelter with the season — and even had a cellist play in it during a Christmas party. “In the winter, we had snowflakes hanging inside.”

Soap making: OVER!, Soup making: poised

ladelsData suggests that soap making peaked in late 2004 and has steadily declined.  Meanwhile, soup making appears to the an up and comer, so get out your hand-carved local artisan BPA free organic rosewood soup ladles and buy this book: http://goo.gl/2K4RK  Make sure that several people see you reading it (preferably on some sort of public transport) and be prepared to tell them all about lentils and how they are nitrogen-fixing which is good for local natural organic sustainable agricultural practices that don’t involve Monsanto.  Never speak of soap making again. I don’t care if you have a batch setting right now. Throw it away.

 

Why the F$#%@! are we doing this?

So why “Next Hipster Trend” — Like all things good, well it arose from an argument. Baci and Kory couldn’t agree on what denoted a hipster. Kory calls Baci a hipster, Baci knows that he was into analog synthesizers well before the current electro-dance-neo-post-industrial craze. Baci is a paleo-hipster if he’s a hipster at all. And, even though he brews his own beer and does found object art with his kids, Kory claims he’s NOT a hipster … So you can see .. an argument ensued. They did whatever any two web types would do .. they started a blog! Commentary about, snotty and snide comments .. and hopefully some actual insight .. backed up by random facts from google trends .. that’s what ya got so far. Soon we’ll open this up to invite others to join us and share their observations about hipsters, trends and what it means to be (and not be) cool.

Why the F$#%@! are we doing this?

So why “Next Hipster Trend” — Like all things good, well it arose from an argument. Baci and Kory couldn’t agree on what denoted a hipster. Kory calls Baci a hipster, Baci knows that he was into analog synthesizers well before the current electro-dance-neo-post-industrial craze. Baci is a paleo-hipster if he’s a hipster at all. And, even though he brews his own beer and does found object art with his kids, Kory claims he’s NOT a hipster … So you can see .. an argument ensued. They did whatever any two web types would do .. they started a blog! Commentary about, snotty and snide comments .. and hopefully some actual insight .. backed up by random facts from google trends .. that what ya got so far. Soon we’ll open this up to invite others to join us and share their observations about hipsters, trends and what it means to be (and not be) cool.

Uptrending: Suggestions from FB friends

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from http://www.hipstersinworkboots.com/
Actually, NHT isn’t the only place where we can all understand more about our place in the “HipsterVerse.” Tumblr is rife with hipsters and this suggestion from our FB friend Triton Caferacer is a prime example. A quick note, we’re going to open NHT to other contributors once we’ve established the voice and tone of the site. Many of you will make excellent posts. One way to move toward it is to join right now as a subscriber to this site and make some comments. You get “trendtron” points for doing that and as soon as you’ve reach some arbitrary level, yet to be decided, we’ll invite you to become a contributor. We’re still figuring this all out. We DO know that this

10 minutes out: Roof Cow

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it is possible
Raw milk has peaked, along with “real food” and (ew) organ meat, but there is still a small window to take raw to the next level. It’s going to take a bit of doing, but then again, that’s kind of the point.

You will need a cow. We recommend Guernsey over the run of the mill Holstein (higher butterfat and Guernseys are also gingers, which is always hot).
You will need a roof. Ideally flat, but a slight cant won’t matter too much and will aid with “runoff.”
You will need to enclose the area somehow so your cow doesn’t meet a grisly and surprising (for the cow) death, and also provide some sort of shelter for the creature. A picture of a meadow also can’t hurt.
Finally, you will need a bucket and, most importantly, a stool. The stool is absolutely critical to the whole operation. Preferably something made by Cistercian monks somewhere.
There’s probably a few more things involved in owning a Roof Cow, but we think we’ve probably covered the major stuff.
Oh, wait—food and water. That’s also really, really important.
Roof cows (like all cows, really) will need to be milked twice a day, once early in the morning (you can make this your last stop after the club) and once in the late afternoon (which everyone knows is the best time of the day for being both pensive and wistful).
It may seem like a lot of effort, but casually dropping a “I’ve gotta get back and milk my cow” line is bound to both turn heads and produce a few low breathy “ooohs,” which will make it all worth it.