Archive for March 24th, 2011

March 24, 2011

Bel & Bel Vespa Seats= WANT

by Accidental Bear

Totally Rad!

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Bel & Bel Vespa Seats

Via http://www.selectism.com

Bel & Bel Vespa Seats

We’ll assume that these Vespa Seats from Bel & Bel are made from dead Vespas rather than old frames that could be restored (I just feel better thinking that). These limited edition seats use old frames to form something new from the classic Piaggio forms. The ergonomic Vespa chairs feature a hydraulic height adjuster. I would take one for the office.

March 24, 2011

A Splash of Good News: HIV continues retreat in SF

by Accidental Bear

The only good news to ever hear about HIV infection would be that there is a cure. But the encouraging news about the steady decline in new infections, i’ll take. Wrap it up men, don’t share needles and all the other stuff you know your not suppose. AIDS isn’t funny. There’s no other way to say it. Don’t try it at home.

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Researcher H. Fisher Raymond. Photo: Jane Philomen Cleland

by Matthew S. Bajko

m.bajko@ebar.com

This year marks a decade-long retreat in new HIV cases in San Francisco. Between 2001 and 2011 the city has witnessed a steady decline in new infections.

Ten years ago the city estimated that more than 1,000 people would become infected with HIV, the large majority of whom were gay and bisexual men. Now San Francisco health researchers estimate there are 736 new HIV infections each year, according to the latest HIV Consensus Estimates.

The number could actually be as low as 621 new HIV cases per year. Due to statistical uncertainty, researchers in the city’s Department of Public Health Epidemiology Section advise that the “plausibility bounds” for new infections range from 534 cases at the low end to 977 cases at the upper end.

The city’s HIV incidence rate now stands at 0.09 percent, a 30.8 percent reduction in the rate since 2006. The city has also seen a 24.6 percent reduction in the number of cases over the last five years.

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March 24, 2011

Hair Ball of the Day: Yoga Dude

by Accidental Bear

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March 24, 2011

All Eyes On: Mario Testino ( Photographer)

by Accidental Bear

These photographs have all the right ingredients for brilliance. You can have the most amazing crew of stylists, camera men, lighting folks, but if you don’t have the vision you don’t have crap. Mario Testino does it all right. I stand up out of my chair and applaud you. For me adding Chloë Sevigny into any mix is a WIN! ( Thanks Sheen for the phrase of the now)

via homotography.blogspot.com

New York! by Mario Testino

Following our look at the four alternative covers of V 67, The New York Issue, we bring you the inside editorial by Mario Testino and Nicola FormichettiNew York! featuresJake ShearsLady GagaMarc Jacobs, Mark Ronson, Debbie Harry, Chloë Sevigny, Liya Kebede, Kalup Linzy, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Lady Bunny, Terence Koh, Martin Cohen,Tyson Ballou, Marina AbramovićLily Donaldson and more.

March 24, 2011

” It Gets Better” Book Launch NYC; And the Fans Go Wild

by Accidental Bear

This is one of the many books I will be pushing in the near future. I fee old-school buying books. This digital world in which we live leaves me somewhat empty. I want to be able to hold the weight of a book in my hands, smell the fresh pressed paper. I want to be able to use it as a dinner tray at times. So, I say it can’t get any better than buying the real physical copy of whatever treasure you about about to unleash in those pages.

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Savage

Towleroad reader AJ Staube sent us the above photo of Dan Savage and his husband Terry Miller at the It Gets Better book launch last night at Barnes & Noble in NYC, six months after the project’s launch online. Congrats to Dan and Terry for making it such a success.

You can pick up the book online here. All proceeds from the book will be donated to LGBT youth charities.
Read more: http://www.towleroad.com/2011/03/it-gets-better-book-launches-in-nyc.html#ixzz1HWvgAj00

March 24, 2011

Left Field Produces Some of the Strongest Chinos on the Market

by Accidental Bear

I am always looking for a cure for my white-boy-butt-syndrome. Could these Chinos be the answer? Will baby one day have back?

Left Field Chino Collection for Spring 2011

Left Field Chino Collection for Spring 2011

Left Field produces some of the strongest chinos on the market. What makes them tops is their twills. For Spring 2011, they deliver four styles: “Japanese khaki twill (made from the same heavy-duty cotton twill used to make Japanese military garments), one organic olive twill, and two enzyme-washed organic cotton canvas models. Details are the same four all four pairs, and they include a Corozo button fly, front coin pocket, on-seam side pockets, buttoned back pockets.” We love the chambray pocket bags – made from Japanese fabrics of course. Made in Los Angeles.

 

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March 24, 2011

Chronicling The History Of Seamen’s Body Art

by Accidental Bear

If you have one tattoo or more you are most likely mapping out your next one. For awhile now i have bee obsessing on old school American Sailor tattoos. As soon as my piggy bank get full i’ll finally be able to get my big ship on my chest I have been dreaming  about with the banner reading ” Homeward Bound.” Unless unless I request donations here on Accidental Bear. Would that be tacky? I mean, you want me to be happy, right?

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Tattoos And The American Sailor: Exhibit At Mystic Seaport Opens

By JESSE LEAVENWORTH, leavenworth@courant.comThe Hartford Courant

A copy of a vintage photograph at the Mystic Seaport exhibit Skin and Bones, a display on tatoos and the American sailor at Mystic Seaport.

For love of country, for brotherhood, family and fear of the ocean’s lasting embrace, American sailors have marked their bodies for more than two centuries.

A new exhibit at Mystic Seaport — “Skin & Bones: Tattoos in the Life of the American Sailor” — chronicles the history of indelible body art among the nation’s working and fighting seamen. Displays include paintings, photographs and artifacts, including evil-looking needles that early tattooists used on their shipmates. There’s also an interactive Tattoo-A-Tron, which uses video projection to etch an ephemeral and painless image on a patron’s hand or forearm.

The decorated sailor’s strong arms and labor-tightened torso are shown throughout the exhibit at the museum’s Mallory Gallery. There are large illustrations of hard-bodied U.S. Navy men who left records of their tattoos in federal certificates intended to provide proof of American sailors’ identities and therefore guard against impressment, or forced service, in the British navy. Aaron Fullerton’s 1797 certificate, for example, lists a ship tattoo on his right hand and his initials and year of birth [1778] on his left. READ MORE

 

 

Among tools and stories on tattoos are documents and cards on display. The exhibit "Skin and Bones" tells the story of tattoos and the American sailor officially opens Saturday at Mystic Seaport.

MICHAEL McANDREWS, Hartford Courant / March 20, 2011

 

 

March 24, 2011

Dufty for SF Mayor!

by Accidental Bear

Bevan Dufty has what it takes to run our beloved city, and run it well. Of course he has my gay vote but that alone doesn’t get my final vote. He is very accessible , a good guy in front of and out of the eye of the media. Best of all he makes decisions based on everyone in SF, gay or straight. And on a side not, he’s one heck of a cute dad. Big brownie points and extremely telling to me. Dufty for Mayor!

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Victory Fund: Dufty for SF Mayor

By Advocate.com Editors

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Bevan Dufty‘s mayoral aspirations were recently in trouble, but an endorsement from the Victory Fund may help the former city supervisor became San Francisco’s first openly gay mayor.

The Victory Fund, which works to elect LGBT candidates to higher office like Houston Mayor Annise Parker, recently announced their endorsement of Dufty for mayor of San Francisco. Edwin Lee, the current mayor, is serving out the rest of Gavin Newsom‘s term, as he was elected last year as California’s lieutenant governor. A mayoral election will take place in November and Lee will not be one of the people running.

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March 24, 2011

Things I Want; A Hairy Sofa

by Accidental Bear

I am in now way encouraging drug use, BUT I have an idea. Find a foxy fuzzy friend, drop a bunch of acid, get naked and roll around on this couch. Video tape it, and put in on the internet. Instant fame. I want 20% of profit. Thank you and you’re welcome.

Cipria sofa by Fernando and Humberto Campana

March 24, 2011

All Eyes On: Barriobajero (ART)

by Accidental Bear

It’s like a psychedelic desert. I feel like I am looking at a modern day, grown up Candy Land. Back in my drug experimental days I might even think this was a beautiful pile of blow. Do you ever get a phrase stuck in your head that you can’t stand. Well, here is one of those for me but accurately reads my mind when I look at this art AMAZEBALLS!

W E L C O M E  T O  E L  B A R R I O

Barriobajero is a project by Silvia Bianchi and Ricardo Juárez.

 

Click these links to be BLOWN away.

 

 

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March 24, 2011

Straight, Not Narrow

by Accidental Bear

I may be the only one on earth who did not care for The Kids Are All Right , but this kid is all right by me. Straights for gays, sweeeet!

Josh Hutcherson: Straight, Not Narrow

By Advocate.com Editors

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Actor Josh Hutcherson stars in a video for the “Straight But Not Narrow” campaign aimed specifically at young heterosexual males to help combat homophobia.

Hutcherson recently played the son of Annette Bening and Julianne Moore in the box office hit The Kids Are All Right.

To learn more about “Straight But Not Narrow” campaign, click here.