1. Green pickle sling

    Putting a whole new spin on the wet T-shirt contest, Low Tee makes tight-fitting men’s swimsuits out of recycled vintage tees. Buy an existing banana hammock or send in an old favorite shirt to be converted — not too old, mind you; see-through isn’t a pleasant Speedo look.

    Photo: Rex Bonomelli.
    Click to enlarge. (Pardon the pun.)

  2. It’s all about the lo’

    Still much cooler than wherever you live, Portland, Ore., is home to six New Seasons Markets — high-end eco-grocers with a focus on locally grown goods. (Because buying organic is so five minutes ago, people.) Local foods carry a yellow tag, and faraway foods are labeled with country of origin. And a big scarlet “F.”

    Photos: iStockphoto.

  3. Our entry to the Designing the Future of New Orleans architectural contest:

    Houseboats, yo.

  4. Fighting thigh sprawl

    Having trouble fitting into your jeans after that second Rice Dream sundae? Enter stealth bomb anti-cellulite jeans, which release fat-fighting chemicals as you wear them. Too vain? How about vitamin-releasing undies? ‘Cause that’s what we need in our pants. More chemicals.

  5. Witches, man. Witches.

    What do you call a li’l Wiccan? A Spiral Scout! Pagan youth in the Spiral Scout program take pledges to “respect living things,” learn “traditional woodland lore,” and earn merit badges in earth, air, fire, water, and spirit. And cast spells on Muggles.