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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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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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.
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
Scott Schuman leads a visual life. He runs the immensely popular fashion commentary blog, The Sartorialist, out of his home in New York City. This inspiring and beautifully filmed documentary reveals the process and inspiration behind The Sartorialist, following Schuman on the streets of NYC capturing his daily fashion muses. [Read more...]