Archives for October 2009

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Most Common Mens Fashion Mistakes

There are certain things that cause even the most earthy and understanding of women to cringe and these things have to do, of course, with what you’re wearing. It’s not that women care only about what’s covering you up, but some items of mismatched clothing can so horribly distract a woman that she is incapable of further checking you out (and making it further into your bedroom). To avoid unknowi …

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Pan Am Replica Apartment

Ever since he was a little boy, Anthony Toth has been uniquely obsessed with the airline industry. While most of us were asking for something not exactly practical for our tenth birthdays, he pleaded with is parents to get him a subscription to the Official Airline Guide which lists a timetable of flight times – it’s the reference travel agents use. Since, he hasn’t really let up. Shortly after …

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What’s in Your Wallet

You might think you already put all your money into video games. Now, you can cut out the middle man at the cash register and insert your hard-earned greenbacks directly into a game, literally.Etsy user nilesz has used Atari 2600 video game cartridges and painstakingly repurposed every component of the cartridge to form a wallet; and a pretty retro awesome one at that. That’s right; the wire …

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Broken Hearts and Shirts

No, these aren’t t-shirts some bitter girl’s ex-boyfriend once owned. Ex-Boyfriend is the artist and designer of his own line of t-shirts that are meant to be conversation pieces unto themselves…Shirts that would, in his own words, “encourage that cute guy or girl next to you to actually say hello and ask you about your shirt.” Those shirts are mostly in his Flirtast …

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Insane Coasters

There’s no better time to start analyzing the psyche’s of your friends than over a few drinks. But you don’t need to make them lay down on a couch and talk about their repressed childhood memories. Just bust out these Psycho Diagnostic Coasters.Each coaster has its own Rorschach Ink Blot design. Yes, Rorschach, like the Watchmen character, except these ink blots don’t myste …

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Dapper as Don

When it comes to TV characters you’d actually take fashion tips from, Don Draper of AMC’s Mad Men has got to be at the top of the list (bottoming out on that list would be Quagmire from Family Guy and Charlie from It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia).Draper wears a suit better than anyone, and that has more than a little to do with Janie Bryant, the show’s Emmy-nominated cost …

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Luxury Brand Fails

There used to be a time when clothing brands actually meant something. It was a time when luxury labels were hard to come by – no Marshall’s shopportunities, Ebay auctions or massive credit lines for common gents here, folks – and high fashion was a mark of high society status. In other words, it was the Golden Age of luxury branding. We guesstimate that the zenith came at some point between the 1 …

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Boeing 747 Home Bar

This home bar is crafted from an authentic, once-used cowling (the outside part of the engine) from a Pratt & Whitney engine housing used on the Boeing 747. Moto Art (the makers of these fine chairs here), has this to say about this piece: Each custom fabricated piece includes a 1/2” tempered glass top, supported by mirror polished aluminum stand-offs. Behind the bar includes a hardwood bar c …

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Facebook HQ is a Mod Bachelor Pad

By: Katherine Akra The Facebook home offices made a change more dramatic than the Great Facebook 2.0 changeover when the recently moved into their new headquarters in Palo Alto, CA. San Francisco-based design studio O+A overhauled this one-time laboratory built in the 1950s (for mad science no doubt) into a hip, new, exactly-what-you’d-expect, version of a social media giant’s offices. The offi …

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Orbital Fireplaces From Vauni Cupola

As temperatures begin to round off and fall closer to the zero point, maybe you’re regretting not jumping for the larger apartment with a fireplace. Even if you’re not in it for the heat, there’s something homey and romantic about having an open flame in your living room. Well the Cupola brand hemispherical fireplaces offer a pretty slick solution in a very modern looki …

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Get Some Wood on Your Head

Shwood has taken green fashion to a (finally) acceptable level. These aren’t the hemp frocks of your hippie forefathers, these are handmade wooden sunglasses – available in maple, wenge, or zebrawood – that have Carl Zeiss (he designs Nikon camera lenses) lenses. And, for sunglasses, they’re astonishingly cheap at $95 a pop.  They were inspired by …

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Missile Silo Bachelor Pad

You’ve got to be of a particular disposition to live in a subterranean mansion that was formerly used as one of the high-tension nerve centers of the Cold War: a nuclear missile silo. Ed Peden is of that disposition, but this story is about Bruce Townsley. Ed Peden is a “nuclear missile base real estate mogul” which simultaneously freaks us out and makes us a bit jealous (don’t remember that on …

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Jewelry That is Man-cceptable

Jewelry is not an easy thing for a man to pull off. You’ve got your watch (because we have things to do, and wish to do them in a timely manner) and a wedding band, optionally. Other than that, it’s hard to get away with anything not related to religion or the military. However, we’ve gathered a few options that definitely fall within the boarders of steel fortification that surround man-approved …

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Yoda the Pet Sitter

In the market for a pet, but a dog is just too much responsibility for the moment? How about a frog? Okay, if you’re reading this, you’re probably not an eleven year old boy. We understand. You’re past your prime frog-as-an-acceptable-pet years.However, what if we told you your frog would be living and training with Jedi Master Yoda on Dagobah just as Luke Skywalker did in " …

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New T-Shirt Site!

Got a new indie t-shirt design website for you.  We've found the more you steer clear of the Threadless Death Stars of the world, the hipper you'll be (at least from neck to navel).  There’s only one t-shirt up because this site just got rolling, but the shirt is very, very solid. It doesn’t have a name, so we’re tentatively calling it Ryan Nysquid. Get the first shirt here before the sell out, …

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Fashion Rock

The people at ThinkGeek have done the research, and the results are not surprising. Life is just not as interesting as the movies. But what's surprising is it isn't due to bland story lines. It's the lack of a soundtrack.How cool would it be to have dramatic music play during your dramatic life moments, intense music for all those crazy action sequences you find yourself in (especially if Michael …

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The Art of The One-Minute Shower

You slept in. You’ve got negative 5 minutes to get ready, but if you show at your lunch meeting stinking like last night’s bedroom adventure. You’ve got to shower, and you’ve got to shower at the speed of not-getting-fired (read as: c). If you’ve got zero seconds to spare, here are the few things you can do to put the petal to the metal bathroom mat. Detailer For some reason, the age of …