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Bridget Barnett

Staying true to her expatriate upbringing, Bridget splits her time between Hong Kong, London and the surf town of Noosa on Australia’s East coast. She runs jewellery label, Barnett, with older sister and fashion illustrator, Kate.

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Nerd Boyfriend: how to be a stylish nerd

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By Bridget Barnett in New Fashion on Friday 29 June 2012

The blog Nerd Boyfriend demonstrates where to buy, and how to put together, clothing and accessories needed create stylish nerd inspired get-ups for men. The perfect step-by-step manual for the bloke who wants help looking like a polished hipster.

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Faces 5: ice-cream and whipped cream face photos

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By Bridget Barnett in New Photography on Friday 29 June 2012

Photographer and artist Ashkan Honarvar’s art project Faces 5 depicts gruesome injuries with ice-cream, hundreds and thousands, and whipped cream. Dessert, anyone?

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The Hot Man-icure

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By Bridget Barnett in New Trends on Wednesday 20 June 2012

Rad Nails have created this Hot Man-icure set, whereby you can affix the faces of hot men onto your nails. I don’t think there is a girl in the world that wouldn’t want Ryan Gosling at their fingertips. In fact, it would be hard to find many that would complain about Robert Pattinson, Joe Jonas, Zac Efron or Pharrell either.

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Mirrors: a new photo series by Neil Krug

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By Bridget Barnett in New Photography on Wednesday 20 June 2012

Photographer Neil Krug has released an awesome new collection of images titled Mirrors. Krug is also known for dipping his creative fingers into art directing, gaining some serious street cred by working with bands including My Chemical Romance, Ratatat, The Horrors, Scissor Sisters and Tame Impala.

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50-foot finger painted mural by Judith Braun

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By Bridget Barnett in New Art on Thursday 14 June 2012

A finger painting that doesn’t look like a huge mess. Who knew? New York-based artist Judith Braun has drawn directly onto the wall with her fingers dipped in charcoal dust to create a 50-foot mural, currently on show at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Virginia.

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Cross-stitch magazine covers by Inge Jacobsen

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By Bridget Barnett in New Art on Tuesday 12 June 2012

Artist Inge Jacobsen cross-stitches over current fashion images to create these interpretations. From the covers of Dazed and Confused and Vogue, to Alice Dehhal, grandma’s favourite pastime has never looked so cool.

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Shoes made from genetically engineered stingray skin

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By Bridget Barnett in New Trends on Monday 4 June 2012

RayFish Footwear makes customised shoes from genetically engineered stingray skin. You can select a design online that scientists will then grow directly on a stingray before it’s skinned to make the kicks. I’m sure PETA will have something to say about this.

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Invisible bikes photo series by Zhao Huasen

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By Bridget Barnett in New Photography on Saturday 2 June 2012

Chinese photographer Zhao Huasen has manipulated photographs to make it look like commuters in China are riding around on invisible bikes. The series, titled Floating, is a challenge to what it means to really ‘see’ in the photographs.

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Rowan Mersh creates a dress from old WWF magazines

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By Bridget Barnett in New Fashion on Thursday 31 May 2012

At a World Wildlife Fund charity event in London, textile based sculptor Rowan Mersh showcased a dress he made out of old WWF magazines, using a traditional origami technique. The wearable sculpture was designed in aid of the fundraising event to protect wildlife and habitats, tackle climate change, and promote sustainable ways of living.

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Best of Taylor Hanson Pinterest page

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By Bridget Barnett in Cool Websites on Tuesday 22 May 2012

It’s refreshing to find a Pinterest board that isn’t full of bridal shower ideas or decorative food. Which is why I’m loving this gem: the Best of Taylor Hanson. It also seems like a great way for a Hanson fan like me to control my appreciation in a tasteful way, rather than creepin’ around on […]

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Copenhagen Cycle Chic: a photo blog about cycling

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By Bridget Barnett in Cool Websites on Saturday 19 May 2012

Copenhagen Cycle Chic is a photo blog that captures the stylish cycling population of this hipster capital city. It really is like The Sartorialist for bicycle lovers.

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Italian twill silk scarves by Misha Milovanovich

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By Bridget Barnett in New Fashion on Thursday 17 May 2012

These Italian twill silk scarves are part of a limited-edition run by London based visual artist Misha Milovanovich. Misha cites travel, 60s prints, Allen Ginsberg’s poetry, Pop Art, Jazz music and New York as her inspiration, and claims to ‘spin, rhyme, mix and scratch her colours and patterns like a Voodoo Hip Hop artist on substances known to alter cognition and perception’. Accompanying artist babble aside, the scarfs are pretty great.

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Bed Buds pillow cases designed by Andy Rementer

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By Bridget Barnett in New Design on Tuesday 15 May 2012

I’m loving these Bed Buds pillow cases designed by American artist Andy Rementer for Australian storefront and online museum, Third Draw Down. Rementer is best known for his colourful gouache portraits, plants and typography work, an example of which can be seen at his latest exhibition at the Ship of Fools gallery in Holland.

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Quirky hand-printed Strathcona Stockings

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By Bridget Barnett in New Fashion on Thursday 26 April 2012

Strathcona Stockings make quirky, hand-printed, limited run stockings in their Vancouver studio. If you’re unable to get your hands on a pair (they seem to be pretty much sold out online), the cool and curious array of imagery on their Tumblr site is at least worth checking out.

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Afternoon tea at London’s Mandeville Hotel

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By Bridget Barnett in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 19 April 2012

Zandra Rhodes (aka the fashion designer with the trademark shocking pink bob) has teamed up with pastry chef, Bruce Marais, to design The Mandeville, a hotel hangout for afternoon tea. Even better, the afternoon tea includes ZR cups: chocolate fashioned into little cups filled with bright purple whipped coffee cream. Yum!

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