Vintage scarves are turned into summer caps with this cool Kickstarter campaign

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 9 June 2015

Back in 2014, a new type of headwear was created by a team obsessed with vintage scarves… and upcycling. The result? ValorisationLab. At ValorisationLab, you won’t see anything quite like the hat you end up owning. Because every hat in this collection is one-of-a-kind, made from a vintage scarf.

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Tokyo kids wear turd hats and jump into giant loo to learn how toilets work

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Thursday 17 July 2014

Yes, this is now happening in a Tokyo museum: an interactive exhibition about poop, toilets and all that sort of thing. Even space toilets are featured. A major highlight, as these pictures show, is a giant replica of a flush toilet playground, where kids wearing turd hats climb on it with the help of a […]

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Writer’s block? Dr Seuss says ‘wear a hat’

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By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Tuesday 5 November 2013

As it turns out, The Cat in the Hat is based on a true story. All through the 1960s, Dr Seuss was known for donning strange, flamboyant caps whenever his creativity ran dry. While cooking up his Beginner Books, his editor in chief Michael Frith would visit the Seuss house nightly and sit on the […]

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The fantastic hat stash of Dr. Seuss

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 15 February 2013

Dr. Seuss wrote The Cat in the Hat and many other books based on the iconic character. That we know. But we bet you didn’t know that he had an equally whimsical trove of hats himself. The avid headgear collector apparently threw dinner parties and made it a tradition for guests to turn up in […]

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Hats and shoes with holes in them

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By Low Lai Chow in New Fashion on Friday 14 December 2012

We already had our eye on him four years ago. Now, with abstract sculpture pioneer Barbara Hepworth as his muse for his S/S 13 collection, London-based fashion designer Peter Jensen somehow manages to make sharp-looking visor hats with holes in them that hardly look daft at all. In fact, they have a bit of the samurai aesthetics in them. The world must look like a photoframe with one of these hats on. And holey chic, these shoes.

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Theatrical hats by Topsy Turvy Designs

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By Sabrina Hornung in New Fashion on Thursday 29 March 2012

Topsy Turvy Design is the work of costumer and milliner, K. Brown-Dye. Her creations are hand-built millinery works of buckram and wire construction. The hats are all very theatrical and range from Edwardian styles to burlesque-friendly fascinators.

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Handmade goodies from Latvaian label Aita

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By Madara in New Fashion on Wednesday 24 November 2010

Hand made hats, mittens, underwear and much more from Aita (meaning ‘sheep’ in Latvian ) with one of the coolest websites I’ve come across for a long while. Ridiculously cute and pure fun.

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