What’s In Your Bedroom?: a blog all about people’s bedrooms, of course

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By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Tuesday 12 November 2013

Your bedroom says a lot about your personality, way of life, and history. The bedroom is your own little universe. You make the rules, you decide the decorations, and you choose who may enter. What’s In Your Bedroom? is a blog that tells stories through personal portraits of the subject’s bedroom.

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Tales of Woo: real stories of love found in the Big Apple

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By Annie Churdar in Video on Tuesday 5 November 2013

Tales of Woo is a collection of real-life love stories centered in NYC. There are dozens of sweet video interviews during which couples share their silly, creepy, or quirky stories of big city romance. This blog acts as a beacon of hope for those of you doubting whether you’ll ever find your true love in the city. Who […]

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Hotel nightmares: a blog full of disgusting true travel stories

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By Annie Churdar in Cool Travel on Wednesday 9 October 2013

Don’t read this blog if you plan to stay in a hotel anytime soon. These stories will make you so paranoid, you may show up to the room with a gas mask and an arsenal of cleaning supplies. From photos of mysterious stains to stories of unpleasant surprises, this blog will have you cringing and […]

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My Daguerrotype Boyfriend: photos of cute men from the early days of photography

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By Gem in Cool Websites on Tuesday 24 September 2013

This site collects photos of cute men from the early days of photography developed using the daguerreotype process. The first photo is of the sculpture Auguste Rodin. Who knew he was such a looker!

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Letters of Note: a collection of famous correspondence

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By Colin Archdeacon in Cool Websites on Monday 24 June 2013

We’re all voyeurs at heart, right? Well, I am anyways and so, it would seem, is Shaun Usher, the man behind the blog and soon-to-be-book, Letters of Note. Usher has amassed an astonishing archive of personal letters written by some of the most adventurous minds and engrossing personalities of our times. Going through Letters of Note is […]

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Humans of New York: an honest portrait of the city

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By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Wednesday 19 June 2013

Humans of New York is an archive of beautiful photos and touching stories from the Big Apple. The stories range from a sweet old couple arguing about whether today is their 61st or 62nd anniversary, to a young man who never went to college because he was convicted of a murder he didn’t commit at the […]

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Scarfolk Council: a blog of nightmarish memories from the 70s

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By Simon James in Cool Websites on Tuesday 18 June 2013

Richard Littler’s take on the British Public Information Film culture of the 1970s is a nightmarish journey into collective half-memories. In his faded ephemera, lovingly conjured up in a dusty Photo-Shoppe, he wrings gruesome laughs from the twitching corpse of You Must Do What You Are Told. It’s a shudder and a giggle combined – […]

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Personal ads from the 19th century

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By Annie Churdar in Cool Websites on Friday 10 May 2013

It all started when Pam came across an old ad from the 19th century in which a man was hoping to find his ‘bright, particular star’. He wrote a sweet personal ad for love and put it in the newspaper, much like people use eHarmony for  today. Ever since Pam found that one strange ad, she’s […]

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Design Jargon Bullshit: a collection of stupid design promises

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By Annie Churdar in Cool Websites on Thursday 9 May 2013

It’s amazing what kind of bold faced lies come out of designer’s mouths. Call it designer slang, jargon, or terms of the trade, but we all know it’s bullshit. This is a comprehensive collection of only the best design jargon bullshit. It’s a good laugh if nothing else. One of my favorites is the ridiculous […]

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Collector’s Weekly: on online treasure trove of old news

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By Lost At E Minor in Cool Websites on Thursday 2 May 2013

Collectors Weekly is an amazing resource about all kinds of old stuff, even if you’re not already obsessed with antiques or vintage. The site covers everything from Cosby Sweaters to opium addiction. Also, their 1,400-plus category pages feature links to contextual live auctions that are filtered for quality by the site’s editors.

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Click this link for Instant Art School

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By Erik Kraft in Cool Websites on Saturday 20 April 2013

Looking for quick art exercises? Click this link and get one. This is not a real school, but it also won’t leave you drowning in student loan debt like some of the not real schools you see advertising on TV these days. And this one actually provides a service!

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Anchor Division: an inspiration blog for the fashionable modern man

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By Chris Arran in Cool Websites on Thursday 18 April 2013

The ultimate blog for the classically fashion conscious man, Anchor Division takes an inspiring look at urban menswear, be it a jacket, wallet, pair of shoes, or a scarf.

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London Shop Fronts: a blog all about, you guessed it, London shop fronts

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By Annie Churdar in Cool Websites on Friday 5 April 2013

Emily Webber loves the shops of London. But not for the reason you might expect. Webber is no shopoholic. She just happens to love the way all the store fronts look. So she started the blog called London Shop Fronts . Take a look at the wide variety of stores and letters found in London. And don’t forget to […]

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Awkward photographs by Chris Maggio

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By Kentucker Audley in New Photography on Thursday 28 March 2013

Chris Maggio has taken some of the most awkward photographs I’ve ever seen. That’s saying a lot considering 1.5 billion cell phone pictures are taken each day. The really special thing is the humanity he injects into scenes of society at its most floundering. He’s also one half of the directing team behind People Parade, […]

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The Automatic Rexifier: the answer to stupid comic strips

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By Erik Kraft in Cool Websites on Wednesday 27 March 2013

If you’re unfamiliar with The Comics Curmudgeon, the gist is that Josh reads the terrible daily strips so we don’t have to. But when he pointed out the ridiculousness of the opening panel to a recent Rex Morgan, M.D. one of his readers really rose to the occasion and created the Rexifier, adding the good […]

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