Magpie Boutique in Toronto: where Prince buys his clothes

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By Philthkids in Cool Travel on Thursday 7 March 2013

Magpie is a custom fashion boutique tucked away in Toronto’s Queen West district. The styles are out there, yet comforting, like Prince himself. What’s nice is we can now die happily knowing that Prince is actually a real human being that shops for clothes like the rest of us. It’s good to know that the shirt you […]

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Bizarrely (horribly) racist vintage ads

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Thursday 7 March 2013

These ads are real. Shocking, I know. If you think advertising today is insensitive and racist, just get an eyeful of the way things used to be. Who said things used to be morally better? Because the way I see it, society isn’t quite this blatantly racist anymore. It looks like we’ve advanced just a little bit […]

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Black and white photos of 1920s China

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By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Tuesday 26 February 2013

During the turn of the 19th century, China was home to a lovely clash of East-meets-West culture. And lucky for us, Louis-Philippe Messelier, a French wool trader turned photojournalist, was there to capture the energy of the period in this series of black and white photos. Anything from unusual street performers, pristine countryside, film studios, […]

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The Brew Sherpa: a website devoted to vintage beer cans

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By Mike Brown in Cool Websites on Tuesday 19 February 2013

The Brew Sherpa is an awesome site we came across a while back. They sell vintage beer cans and will positively be ‘Your guide on the mountains of beer knowledge’, as they say. The Brew Sherpa is a site that will teach you about the best beer on the planet. We promise.

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Prone position pilot bed from 1949 by U.S. Air Force’s Air Laboratory

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By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Monday 18 February 2013

This “innovative” attempt at reducing fatigue on long flights was the future of flight back in 1949. The design was meant to help air force pilots withstand the stress of a strong gravitational pull which would minimize blackouts. The caption of the photograph reads: ‘United States Air Force pilots are finding it much safer and […]

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Visions of year 2000, circa 1900, according to a chocolate brand

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Thursday 14 February 2013

According to these illustrations, we should all have a personal flying machine by now. Take a step back in time and see what society was expecting life to be like by the year 2000. Each vintage image is a time capsule of thought and culture that flavors each prediction with Victorian fashion. Some of these […]

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Lucasfilm Christmas cards: Happy Holiday’s from Darth Vader and friends

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By Annie Churdar in Cool Websites on Wednesday 13 February 2013

What says ‘Peace on Earth’ better than a photo of Darth Vader releasing a white dove into space? For the past 40 years, Lucasfilm Christmas cards have been spreading holiday cheer like no other greeting cards can. These quirky Christmas cards are the perfect remedy for a tired, cliched tradition. It’s never too early to […]

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Colorful dreamlike photography by Neil Krug

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By Mighty Mouse in New Photography on Tuesday 12 February 2013

I found Neil Krug by accident when searching for images on Google to use for one of my mixtapes. He was recently in the desert hanging with supermodel Joni Harbeck making PULP, a book of photos paying homage to retro/vintage posters. There is this visually enchanting way he takes photographs and I’ve no idea how […]

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These vintage illustrations are so good

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By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Friday 25 January 2013

Nostalgia is a disease. But what a lovely disease. The Illustration As It Used To Be… Tumblr has a charming archive of timeless, classical illustrations. You’ll be hard-pressed to find anything trying to be edgy here… isn’t that a relief?

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1914 Paris in colour

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Photography on Monday 21 January 2013

I always love a good series of vintage colour photographs to swoon over and this series doesn’t disappoint. The shots of 1914 Paris show everything from Moulin Rouge to one legged men and horses – all in beautiful, rich colour. I want more!

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Get into shape with vintage exercise gadgets

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By Annie Churdar in New Products on Monday 14 January 2013

They sure don’t make em’ like they used too. These hilarious print advertisements for somewhat bizarre exercise gadgets from the 70s will be sure to bring a smile to your face. From air compression shorts to sauna workout suite, it looks like weight loss schemes have never gone out of style.

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Lost and Found(erie): a used clothing store in Montreal

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By TheDominoEffect in Cool Travel on Monday 14 January 2013

Used clothing stores in Montreal may be a dime a dozen, but shops selling exclusively quality pieces are rare. La Found(erie) is an example, housing everything from no name to brand name merchandise chosen by its selective owner, Genevieve Champagne. Though located in the ‘oh so trendy’ plateau area on St-Laurent street, it’s far enough away from the pretentious but close enough to be easily accessible.

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Benjamin Jensen’s surrealist pop art collages

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By Ben Jensen in New Art on Tuesday 4 December 2012

Inspired by a summer of love in San Francisco, 1960’s space travel, psychedelic revelry and nightmare, music festivals and war, places in dreams, peace, love and nostalgic hauntings. I mix elements of surrealism and pop art in a collage effect. Random characters and inanimate objects inhabit the same space and colours and patterns vie for attention within the composition.

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Lei Lei: old school video game inspired art

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By Jo Mo in New Design on Friday 16 November 2012

I came across Chinese animator Lei Lei about a year ago and I was instantly drawn to his old-school computer game inspired animations and use of jazzy intricate colorful patterns. His mix of hand-drawn illustrations and computer graphics were a refreshing change from the highly polished HD quality animations some people are geared towards. And they justified multiple viewings immediately.

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Back To The Future mugshots

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By Ben Lee in Cool Websites on Sunday 9 September 2012

Michael Jason Enriquez, the photoshop wiz behind Cholafied, takes actual mugshots of current celebs and combines them with vintage mugshots of whores, gangsters, fraudsters, and crooks from 1920’s Australia.

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