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The Joy of Books: brilliant stop motion animation

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By Nicole Trilivas in Video on Tuesday 21 February 2012

This magical time-lapse of sorts was meticulously shot in the independent book store Type Books in Toronto by animator Sean Ohlenkamp and his wife (as well as a few extra hands. no doubt).

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The Princess Bride Wine

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By Nicole Trilivas in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 21 February 2012

Bottle of Wits (available in red and white) is the new The Princess Bride themed wine by Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse in honor of the movie’s 25th anniversary. Varietals of the wine include Inconceivable Cab and As You Wish White, and are available for purchase online.

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Pop Hive Online Show

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By Nicole Trilivas in Cool Websites on Tuesday 21 February 2012

My new favorite Friday morning ritual is watching always-glam Bitchbuzz editor-in-chief Cate Sevilla break down the best of the week’s pop culture highlights in a feisty, female-centric slant. Along with news and commentary, the weekly online show also features interviews with new female talent like DJ duo Broken Hearts and comedian Vicki Stone.

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A Year of Sun with Mr Persol

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By Nicole Trilivas in Video on Wednesday 25 January 2012

I have a little crush on the international jet setter, Mr. Persol, from this amazing 60s-esque commercial directed by the super swinging and stylish Kevin Dart and Stéphane Coëdel.

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Women Who Rock Coloring Book

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By Nicole Trilivas in New Illustration on Wednesday 25 January 2012

A quintessential inspirational gift for little girls (or adults) who want to grow up to become rock stars, this 24-page coloring book features ground-breaking rock goddesses, including Meg White, Patti Smith, Nina Simone, PJ Harvey, and Kim Gordon.

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Pretty Girls Make Graves: A Novel

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By Nicole Trilivas in New Products on Thursday 12 January 2012

When I first started to write, I remember being daunted by the idea that no story I could ever create would be original. So instead of shying away from that truth, I embraced it, and Pretty Girls Make Graves: a pretty girl’s ugly story told in borrowed voices was born.

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Versalette garment by {r}evolution Apparel

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By Nicole Trilivas in New Fashion on Thursday 12 January 2012

As a lifelong traveler, the Versalette was my favorite Christmas present. Adjustable to be worn in over fifteen styles, including as a bag, beach cover-up, and headscarf, the single garment Versalette came into fruition via the fine folks at Kickstarter, and is crafted with 100 percent locally sourced recycled materials. Minimalism and variety finally meet.

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Rare and spooky British Witch documentary from 1971

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By Nicole Trilivas in New Film on Thursday 12 January 2012

The odd documentary, Power of the Witch, was allegedly only screened once in the UK, and examines contemporary occult practitioners. With a considerably trippy, Swinging Sixties slant, it delves into the historical backgrounds of Wicca, Satanism, exorcisms, and black magic.

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Get a Soviet beat down at a Lithuanian theme park

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By Nicole Trilivas in Cool Travel on Thursday 12 January 2012

Talk about tourist traps. Described as a ‘survival drama in a Soviet bunker’, tourists are (mis)treated as citizens of the USSR in 1984. The experience includes being stripped of your belongings, KGB interrogations, ‘light beatings’ with leather strap, and vodka shots at the end of the two-hour ordeal cultural experience.

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Crash Corsage: the first wedding crashing app

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By Nicole Trilivas in New Trends on Thursday 12 January 2012

Crash Corsage provides modern assistance to be the best wedding crasher you can be. The app collects data from wedding page host sites, and relays the essentials like dates and locations, plus basic details about the couple. Activities at the wedding (like hooking up with a bridesmaid) will earn you points to compete against other […]

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World’s Weirdest Hotels compiled by Budget Travel

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By Nicole Trilivas in Cool Travel on Thursday 12 January 2012

Budget Travel complied the 2011 list of the world’s weirdest hotels. Top on my personal list include a converted oil rig-cum-diving reef in Malaysia; a two-guest-only luxury plane parked in the Netherlands; and the only fully rotating 360-degree hotel in the world in Turkey.

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Luxury mechanical jewelry made from recycled weaponry

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By Nicole Trilivas in New Fashion on Thursday 12 January 2012

Founded by humanitarian and activist partners, Fonderie 47 confiscates AK47s from African war zones, and transforms them into bespoke posh pieces including limited-edition mechanical cufflinks, the purchase of which destroys 100 assault rifles in Africa. The upscale pieces are created in collaboration with top-notch designers, such as Swiss inventor Roland Iten, world-renowned for his extravagant […]

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