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Fashion & Wearables
Fou Lard, The Bacon Scarf

Fou Lard, The Bacon Scarf

This ingenious bacon scarf by Swiss artist & designer Natalie Luder has sparked an overwhelming wave of interest in America (surprise!), when a blog post by the famed Tina Roth Eisenberg (aka swissmiss) started its viral spread. The digitally printed silk scarf features a photorealistic image of bacon with a delicious level of detail, which...
Vegetabrella: A Personal, Portable, Practical Head of Lettuce

Vegetabrella: A Personal, Portable, Practical Head of Lettuce

Its a bit rainy this week in New York City, and I’m having some wishful thoughts about owning this unexpectedly fun Vegetabrella designed by Yurie Mano for h concept: its your standard folding umbrella, which just so happens to fold down into a floppy head of lettuce. The slight green-to-white gradients and crumpled edges mimic...
Animal Prints: Carved Shoes That Leave Behind Realistic Tracks

Animal Prints: Carved Shoes That Leave Behind Realistic Tracks

Maskull Lasserre is a Canadian artist with a peculiar wardrobe– his newest work, titled “Outliers,” uses molds of animal hooves and paws as soles for his shoes. The result is an ingenious set of footwear that leaves behind perfect imprints of natural animal tracks. I would imagine that this would be a great prank to...
Animals of Luxury: Louis Vuitton Handbag Taxidermy

Animals of Luxury: Louis Vuitton Handbag Taxidermy

The sheer cost of fabricating these animals must be enormous– UK artist Billie Achilleos created a series of animals for renowned fashion house Louis Vuitton, and every animal is an amalgamation of chopped up LV leather goods. The collection was made to celebrate Louis Vuitton’s 100th year of making small leather goods, and the entire...
Frivolous Farfelle Bowtie: Wear Your Pasta

Frivolous Farfelle Bowtie: Wear Your Pasta

Here’s something light-hearted to ease us back into the work week after the holidays: Japanese design studio Microworks combined two familiar shapes into one wearable object in the Farfelle Bowtie. Made from bright acrylic, the clip-on tie is an imitation of the pasta shape, for an amusing twist on men’s party attire. I love the...
Signs Jewelry: Wearing Your Emoticons On Your Hand

Signs Jewelry: Wearing Your Emoticons On Your Hand

Chao & Eero is a Finnish jewelry company that designs and creates hand-made jewelry, and their SIGNS series features your favorite emoticons in sterling silver that you can wear on your hands (as opposed to wearing your heart on your sleeve, yes?). I’ve seen a lot of punctation and emoticon jewelry online, but Chao &...
Pencil Shavings Necklace

Pencil Shavings Necklace

It looks like jewelry designer Victoria Mason picked up a silver pencil and fed it to a super-sharp-sharpener to create these pencil shaving necklaces. The enamel edges of the shavings come in 5 different colors, and I love the way each piece curls around itself just like real pencil shavings do! Available from Oye Modern,...
Food Fashion: Wearing What You Eat

Food Fashion: Wearing What You Eat

I posted about Ted Sabarese‘s “Officewear” photoshoot earlier today– turns out he’s the same photographer who shot these beautiful food fashion photos, titled “Hunger Pains“. The models here imitate the poses and expressions of couture models, and some of the outfits themselves look just as exquisitely crafted as any couture gowns that I’ve seen. From...
Office Attire Made From Office Supplies

Office Attire Made From Office Supplies

This “Officewear” photoshoot by New York photographer Ted Sabarese made me laugh: all the employees look like typical workers in any office setting, except for the fact that their clothes are made of office supplies! All the models look deathly serious, and the overall tone of the photos themselves is full of office-appropriate gravity… and...
Murakami Covers Paired With Sartorialist Pictures

Murakami Covers Paired With Sartorialist Pictures

What a wonderful idea– fashion blogger Sera Hur paired these haunting covers of Haruki Murakami‘s bestselling books with a corresponding photo from the street fashion photographer, The Sartorialist. The original covers were designed by John Gall, and the matched photos are meant to mirror the colors, tones, and moods of the book. [Via Flavorwire.] I’d...
Sensuous Type for Pantyhose Packaging

Sensuous Type for Pantyhose Packaging

Packaging design should always be so simple: the main focus of these hosiery designs for Nordstrom’s new packaging is legs, legs, and legs, with a dash of clever & bold typography to draw you in. The amazing Turnstyle designed this with a light-hearted attitude in mind: Nordstrom asked us to help them redesign the packaging for...
Mondrian Playground for Kids & Art Geeks Alike

Mondrian Playground for Kids & Art Geeks Alike

Remember Phillip Tseng, the illustrator with the gruesome fruit/veggie massacre Alphadeath? He’s submitted this Mondrian Playground to Threadless, as a collab piece with Phil Jones: Voting for this design on Theadless has already closed, but hopefully this will become a real tee for sale– I’m in love with little Blue in the corner!