I’m pretty bummed that I randomly stumbled across Brooklyn apparel store, Kings of NY, a week after I departed New York. I dig the stocked Bronx streetwear label Don’t Question Kings; creators of simple, aesthetically-pleasing tees and totes which boldly adorn the words, On My NY Sh!t. Now I think the hip, modern day slogan gives ‘I Heart NY’ a run for its money. No?
Back in the day when I was growing up, BFF’s split those two-piece ‘best friend’ necklaces and flaunted them around their necks as a visual cue for their everlasting camaraderie. Today, cheesy friends can share the pizza necklace among nine buds in the crew. Sure, the exclusiveness has worn off a little, but you can’t [...]
If your eyeballs have been glued to the London 2012 Olympics, chances are you’re being bombarded with advertising. Adidas alone reportedly paid $150 million to secure an official sponsorship deal. So it’s little wonder London designers Rizon created a series of unofficial posters for small-to-medium businesses to use to keep the Games about sport, not sponsorship, as the slogan exclaims.
It only took 5,016 egg boxes, 26 litres of glue, 10,100 nails, 15 litres of paint, 80 square metres of steel, 5,013 staples and 512 hours for London-artist Stuart Murdoch to create this full-size tank. He created the piece in a bid to raise money for Help For Heroes, a charity which assists wounded British service-people [...]
How neat are these fashion tights designed by Kenan Doğulu for Turkish label Penti? They feature a little man climbing up the back seam. Clever is an understatement.
Ever wanted to sleep underwater while on vacation? Soon you can if you’re Dubai-bound. The Water Discus Underwater Hotel is a luxurious design concept developed by Poland’s Deep Ocean Technology. And they’ve managed to gather enough financial backing from BIG InvestConsult to make this project a reality.
Oh, my! The hilarious creatures behind Bored Panda have searched wide to compile a 30 Worst Book Covers and Titles thread. Games you can play with your pussy, Hitler: neither vegetarian or nor animal lover, How to shit in the woods, The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in theory and practice, The big book of lesbian horse stories. Dare I highlight anymore?
Watermelons are deliciously mouth-watering to eat in the summertime. They’re also a handy medium for etching intricate details into if you’re as talented as Vancouver sculpting company, Sparksfly Design. They also carve their way through pumpkins, too.
What a steal! For just $128, men who secretly wish they had a vagina can purchase these faux-gina panties and have their fantasies fulfilled. Trust Japan to come up with this creation. It’s actually a sex toy, so you won’t have to stretch your imagination far to figure out why the front has a hole [...]
Pixel People is a neat little cross-stitch series featuring pixelated pop culture characters. Jacqueline Gable, of Canada-based Wee Little Stitches, is the brain behind it all, proving that embroidery and cross stitching doesn’t have to be old-fashioned and boring.
Back in the day (1986, to be exact), Apple had its very own clothing line bursting with tees, tennis visors, trackie dacks, belts and hats adorning the funky-coloured, old school Granny Smith logo. Shock horror! As cool as being born or growing up in the 80s was, I can wholeheartedly say that I am glad these babies have ceased production. The very thought of Apple fanboys and fangirls rocking such apparel today is on par with the unfashionable heathens who think it’s socially acceptable to wear Crocs.
Emma Montague, an artist who has handy connections with the British Deer Society, is the creator behind these incredible deadly shades. They’re constructed using real deer jaws, black horn and acetate. Montague was inspired by the relationship between the shape of the jaw bone and sunglasses when the history-enthusiast put her Ray Bans down beside a mandible.
Not a fan of Barbie? Then I bet pennies you’ll enjoy Daena Title’s work. Her latest series DROWN the DOLLS does just that: it restrains Barbie underwater in the name of feminism and saying “no” to the narrow parameters that this role model presents. You know, that the iconic doll represents a womanly figure that is fake and unattainable (disproportionately large breasts with a teeny waist). Deep and meaningful words aside, I’m captivated by Title’s technique, the broken refracted colours, and screaming subtlety.
Avid Seinfeld viewers would be familiar with the episode where Kramer whips up the crazy idea to manufacture a cologne that makes people smell exactly like they had just spent the day at the beach. Calvin Klein went on to steal the idea off him, aptly titling the scent, Ocean. The point of my TV comedy [...]
The human body is a literal canvas for Gesine Marwedel. The 24 year-old German artist paints her subjects as an animal or with detailed, jaw-dropping sceneries that look mega fantastic under black light.