Brunch Meets Fashion in These New Avocado Toast Sneakers From Saucony


Millennials who haven't blown all their money on avocado toast can spend it on this new pair of sneakers inspired by the trendy snack. As Independent reports, these Shadow 6000 avocado toast trainers from Saucony let you wear the food's color palette on your feet.

Saucony describes the brunch-themed kicks on its website: "Holy Saucamole! Celebrate your health kick with the delicacy of the exclusive 'Avocado Toast' Shadow 6000 […] It’s everything you avo-wanted, even if the guac is extra."

The shoe's light-brown leather is reminiscent of crispy toast, and the green textured suede is meant to evoke a smashed avocado. The sneaker also features a "red pepper flake" collar lining and halved avocados on the tongue and sole.

The shoe, listed for $130 on Saucony's website, is currently sold out, with an option for the retailer to notify you when it's back in stock. While it's listed as a men's sneaker, Saucony also includes a conversion chart for calculating women's sizes.

Avocado toast is just the latest beloved dish to inspire a piece of footwear. In 2017, Adidas collaborated with artists to create state-themed sneakers featuring foods like Georgia peaches and Wisconsin cheese.

[h/t Independent]

This Tiny DIY Kiosk From Amazon Would Make a Great Backyard Bar—or Chicken Coop

Allwood, Amazon
Allwood, Amazon

This summer, upgrade your backyard cocktail parties with an actual backyard bar. The Allwood Retail Kiosk, first spotted by House Beautiful and available on Amazon, is designed to be a tiny store, but it can function as so much more. And most importantly, it can be assembled in a matter of hours.

Built from durable Nordic spruce, the compact building is inspired by retail kiosks in Scandinavia. The interior measures 94 square feet, and the window covers fold out into counter-like platforms for serving food and drinks. The versatile structure works as more than just a space for your small business. The seller notes on Amazon that past buyers have used the shack as a chicken coop, and it could even house cats: "I believe this could well work as a feline suite. I don't think they would complain."

The kiosk costs $3990 on Amazon, and shipping is included. Once it's been assembled, the exterior needs to be stained or painted to protect it from the elements. If you're looking for even larger structures that can be delivered, Amazon also sells tiny houses.

[h/t House Beautiful]

$1.6 Billion in $50 Bills in Australia Were Printed With a Typo


Australia's $50 banknote is filled with details; there are so many of them that it's hard to spot the typo that slipped onto the face of the bill. But if you know where to look, you'll see the spelling error that the treasury failed to catch before printing it on millions of pieces of currency.

According to CNN, the $50 bill, worth about $34.90 in U.S money, debuted in October 2018. It features Edith Cowan, Australia's first female member of parliament, with her inaugural speech to the Western Australian Parliament typed out in microprint above her shoulder. The words are hard to read, but in the zoomed-in image below you can see the word that's supposed to read responsibility in the second line is mistakenly spelled responsibilty. The bill also features innovative security features, such as holographic design elements, but the typo snuck by unnoticed.

The misspelled word was printed on 400 million banknotes, 46 million of which are currently in circulation. Altogether, the misprinted currency in circulation totals A$2.3 billion, or US$1.6 billion.

Australia's treasury plans to keep the bills in circulation and correct the error when the next batch of $50 banknotes is printed sometime in the next few months. Other typos of this scale have resulted in major consequences: In 1962, a missing hyphen in some computer code caused a satellite to explode, costing NASA $80 million.

[h/t CNN]