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Parents and Kids Swapping Clothes (Or Why Parents Shouldn’t Dress Their Age)

Tuesday 02.18.2014 , Posted by
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Do your mom and dad think your fashion is completely crazy? Do your kids think you’ve completely checked out when it comes to style? Then survey this fantastic series of images from photographer Qozop. In each, he’s been getting parents to swap clothes with their kids… and the results are excitingly revealing. [Read more...]

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Mexico’s Olympic Ski Uniform is the Tightest Mariachi Suit You’ve Ever Seen

Thursday 01.30.2014 , Posted by
Hubertus von Hohenlohe Mexico Ski Uniform 2

When it comes to olympic uniforms, it’s hard to get more political than Germany’s or as wacky as the Norwegian curling team – but when it comes to downright cool, look no further than Mexico’s Olympic ski uniform. You’ve never seen a mariachi suit this tight before! [Read more...]

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A Program That Can Identify Cities From One Image

Thursday 08.16.2012 , Posted by

For anyone who has seen the city of Paris, the image above is clearly from one of its streets. But, just what is it that distinguishes the unique Parisian style from other large cities around Europe? If you take a look at the image of a London street, below, the differences start to become more obvious… but even still, it would be easy to miss the subtler details of the two unique design languages. Enter the intriguing project What Makes Paris Look Like Paris. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #235> A Little Retro, A Little Vintage

Tuesday 07.17.2012 , Posted by



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Photographing Beards for a Good Cause

Tuesday 06.26.2012 , Posted by

As many men and women will attest, there’s nothing quite like a nice full-grown beard… and photographer Justin Muir captures them beautifully in his newly published collection A Book of Beards. Not only is this a stunning collection of facial hair around the midwest United States, but also a project designed to make a difference: all proceeds from the first pressing of this book will go to help a friend; all additional proceeds go to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The book features 86 captivating portraits and a collection of stories. Want more beard? Head to bookofbeards.com. [Read more...]

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What Not To Wear To Stores

Thursday 02.23.2012 , Posted by

Have you ever been out shopping and noticed another customer staring over at you with a perplexed look on their face? You look over at them, give a small nod and smile, then go back to digging through the t-shirts at Urban Outfitters looking for the right size — even though you know everyone already has the ‘Pugs, Not Drugs’ shirt (since when did pugs become so cool anyways? Ugh, mouth breathers). They come over and kindly ask if you have x shirt in a medium. At first you don’t hear them, shrugging it off to them speaking a different form of English than you. But, it happens again; they ask the same question. Which is right around the time you begin losing your cool. [Read more...]

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Masters of the Hipster Universe

Wednesday 09.14.2011 , Posted by

These soft hued renditions of old cartoons are so right on… but you probably haven’t heard of them… Created by He-Man, Care Bear, Thundercats and even Rainbow Bright obsessed Chilean artist Fab Ciraolo, each of the images see’s our favorite characters transformed in stylish, cardigan sporting style. For a wealth of Ciraolo’s work, see his excellent and entertaining blog fabianciraolo.blogspot.com or follow him on Twitter. [Read more...]

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Get Stylish: How To Build A Work Wardrobe

Wednesday 09.07.2011 , Posted by

Ok guys and gals, here’s the scenario: you’re out of work and need to get stylish for your next job interview and subsequent first day (let’s think positive!). The only problem? You’re short on cash. Enter this great infographic by our friends at Column Five. With their help, we’ll get you classy and professional (avoiding any fashion faux pas), all while using a paper thin budget or even those clothes already hanging in your closet. Go team! [Read more...]

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Beautiful Fashion Photography That Moves

Thursday 05.12.2011 , Posted by

Although many fashion photographers strive for lifelike images, or at least a fantasy that looks real, photographer Jamie Beck and motion graphic artist Kevin Burg have teamed up and are truly helping breath new life into fashion photography. Using video clips taken by Beck’s well trained eye, Burg then stitches together a few select frames into a looping animated GIF — creating a scene caught in one beautiful instant. Be sure to swing by Jamie Beck’s excellent photography blog (and so much more) at fromme-toyou.tumblr.com and also Kevin Burg’s blog kevin.tumblr.com which is full of clever animation.

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Fashionable Illustrations With a Retro Flair

Tuesday 01.25.2011 , Posted by


Ever dreamed of looking like a stylish cowboy or beatnik? These clever illustrations will have you square-dancing or spitting poetry in no time. With a strong Mid-Century influence, artist Toby Neighbors tells stories through his detailed and entertaining illustrations, often putting an emphasis on style trends and pop culture. His work has been featured at the Hive Gallery in Los Angeles, the Young Blood Gallery in Atlanta, the Owl & Lion in Edinburgh and recently at the Compound Gallery in Portland. See more of his work at hepcatink.com
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