Whether you're planning to soak up the sun at the beach before it's too late or you're finally going to finish that latest best-selling novel you've been dying to read, August is the time to get your ass in gear and remind yourself to enjoy these last weeks of summer, damnit! But before you toss in any old swimsuit/novel combination into your getaway bag, check out the ingenious new Tumblr blog Matchbook.nu that is sure to change the way you pack for your summer vacation. Created by Kate Imbach, the site hand-matches swimsuit designs with book cover art. Read More
Whether it's a new pair of shoes beckoning you from across the store, or you're absolutely positive that dress will look just as good on you as it does on the model, I think most of us have had those moments where we have to consciously convince ourselves that we just. Don't. Need. It. If this feeling rings a bell, then we have a feeling you'll love illustrator Sarah Lazarovic's ingenious idea to "cope" with this superficially daunting task: rather than purchasing various items, she paints them. Read More
Living in a generation of Photoshop, fat-shaming, and stick-thin models, it sometimes seems nearly impossible to imagine a time when "skinny" was a bad word. That’s why we couldn’t help but wonder if we'd stumbled into some sort of alternate universe when we discovered these vintage advertisements for weight gain. Read More
Even though it David won’t be competing in this year’s Games, it seems a Beckham will still be a star at the 2012 London Olympics this August. In June, we reported about The Spice Girls reuniting for the first time since 2008 for the launch of their musical “Viva Forever,” and now it has been officially confirmed that the Spice Girls will officially be reuniting for a two-song performance at the closing ceremony of the London Olympic games on August 12. Read More
As the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Olympic Games gets closer and closer--and the internet continues to buzz with anticipation--it seems like the perfect time to discover these incredible sports-themed collages by Berlin artist Jens Ullrich.
Ullrich seamlessly combines kinetic sports photos with black and white images of classical sculptures that are surprisingly energetic. Whether they have you jonesing to hit the gym the second you get off work or itching to reclaim your collaging-shears to cut up every old magazine in sight, Ullrich's images are certainly inspiring. Read More
After announcing last summer that they would be hosting not one but two identical festivals held on back-to-back weekends, the people behind Coachella have made yet another monumental announcement last night: Coachella is going nautical! That's right, starting at $500, folks can book a cabin on the "S.S. Coachella" for access to all the basic cruise amenities as well as some pretty awesome concerts. Read More
Sure, we’ve had our ups and downs, but I can honestly say that (for better or worse) Google may very well know me better than anyone else. It's been there for me through thick and thin, and even though it's not perfect, I have to admit that it still has a very special place in my heart. On the other hand, even though I can honestly count the number of times that I actually dusted off one of the old hard-copy Encyclopedias in my high school’s library on one hand, there’s something very sad about knowing that tangible print books are fast becoming obsolete for a lot of people. Read More
Some novels are so enthralling you can become completely engrossed in the world the author has created, and for graphic designer and photographer Dinah Fried, this holds true right down to what the characters ate for dinner. In her series “Fictious Dishes,” Fried recreates iconic meals eaten by main characters from The Catcher in the Rye, Oliver Twist, The Girl With a Dragon Tattoo, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and Moby Dick. How many of them do you recognize?
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John Lennon famously said, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” That’s beautiful, but to me, life is more like what happens between thinking about what I will be eating next. And so, on that note, whether you’re killing time dreaming of what you’ll be eating on your lunch break or where you’ll be stopping for dinner on your way home, here is a list of items that look like scrumptious food to fuel your imaginations and whet your appetites. Eat your hearts out!
1. A soft-pretzel shaped blow-up raft
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A few weeks back, pop culture critic Anita Sarkeesian launched a kickstarter campaign in an attempt to raise $6000 to fund a web-video series for her website Feminist Frequency. In the video series, Sarkeesian wanted to discuss the sexist and stereotypical representations of women in video games, to which I say, “well, duh,” as well as, “get it, girl!” Unfortunately, it would be an understatement to say that not everyone shared my same opinion. Read More