Outstanding Collection of Hostess Uniforms
Shown here: Continental Airlines / USA Uniform 1970 - 1973
Link to uniformfreak.com
Shown here: Continental Airlines / USA Uniform 1970 - 1973
Link to uniformfreak.com
"If you walk up and your pants drop, you get a fine," he added. "They're better off taking the pants off and just wearing a dress."
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This Brazilian model "lost" her belly button as the Playboy magazine editors were retouching her body curves. The mistake went unnoticed, and the magazine sold 605,000 copies that month... lots of readers got pissed off when they realized they were wasting money on fake pictures.
Found at Bits and Pieces
From product website:
A great conversation piece for the wannabe wise guy who has everything, and whose wife won't let them own a revolver. For that matter, something for the authentic wise guy with a soft side for the well being of animals. A great home theatre accessory as a tough guy's Teddy bear, aimed squarely at those with a diabolical sense of humor. Fans of the mob's harsh brand of communication can now unite and rest comfortably, if not uneasily. Send someone a message they will never forget without the risk of facing prison time for it.
Link to Kropserkel
Choose from a selection or have them custom made.
Link to HeadHoods
Lauren is a final year graduate in the School of Art and Design at Bath Spa University.
For her Graduate Exhibition she presented a full scale knitted version of a Ferrari, a hairy combination of a Testa Rossa and a 355 - complete with windscreen wipers, wing mirrors, low profile tyres and the famous prancing horse logo, all knitted in glorious Ferrari red (wool generously supplied by Sirdar).
Lauren's Ferrari is not just a car that happens to be made of wool. This is a carefully considered object that questions the relationship between male symbols and feminine craft to suggest the relationship is more complex than first thought. The car also cleverly plays on the hard smooth object being transformed into a soft textured one. The result is visually stunning.
Lauren's Ferrari also gives a new meaning to the knitted sweater. How many proud owners of cosy red pullovers - yes some with the legend emblazoned on the front - would love to immerse themselves in this giant item. Are cars themselves forms of clothing?
The School of Art and Design at Bath Spa University is one of the leading schools of art and design in the country.
Lauren's achievement, which took many months to complete was made possible by the School's excellent technical support and Lauren's own imagination - which is precisely what the School tries to nurture.
Link to Bath Spa University
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Show me more weird hats!
According to Scott Beale at Laughing Squid:
Wow, this is a shocker. At around 3 am Tuesday morning at Burning Man 2007, during a rare lunar eclipse, the Burning Man sculpture was set on fire prematurely (it is normally burned on Saturday). The Black Rock City Emergency Services Department was able to put out the fire in time and salvage the sculpture (it had not yet been loaded with fuel or explosives). It is still scheduled for its normal burn on Saturday and they will be working throughout the week to repair any burn damage and re-install the neon.
Lots more info, pictures and updates at Laughing Squid
UPDATE: arsonist arrested
Link to SF Bay Guardian blog
C'mon folks, what kind of blog do you think this is?
From Ich Bin Ein Beijinger's blog
The Midi Music Festival has become a real cultural phenomenon, drawing young people from all over the country and giving me increasing hope that the still-marginal rock culture has reached critical mass and momentum. This year, I hear there were 80,000 people on the first day, and the line for tickets was nearly a kilometer long, wrapping from the east gate of Haidian Park all the way around the north side. Organizers did a terrific job of crowd control and security, but I still worry whether the auhorities will squash the thing next year--especially if there's as much dope-themed stuff for sale as I saw this year.
Interesting Flickr set here
Why, for the love of Christ, do they have to have pink ones to appeal to women?
Link to Taser
Clip from NYTimes:
The new C2, as the weapon is called, looks more like a large disposable razor than a gun, comes in a variety of colors and is $350, all of which Taser executives believe will persuade women to add the weapon to their checklist for the evening: lipstick, wallet, keys, Taser.
Link to collection
Cool Russian website with lots of user submitted self portraits with the contents of their pockets.
These where sent to me by two local San francisco artists:
Below, [Above] you’ll find four choices that highlight the places that most of us urban hipsters like to frequent and the remainder of you drug addicts and johns like to frequent as well. Choose wisely. Your T-shirt will be a sign that you were the first in San Francisco history to own an ironic SF Parks and Rec parody shirt before everyone else did.
Each high-quality sweatshop-free 100% cotton American Apparel T comes with a free design on it and will only set you back $20.
Link to come shortly or check comments.
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A group of German grannies have turned their knitting circle into a company selling kinky knitwear.
Their range includes lingerie, face masks and willy warmers, as well as conventional woollen clothing.
Manuela Buesch-Dankewitz, 45, who manages the group of lady knitters said: "The women love to knit, and it's great to earn something from it.
"Our oldest team member is 86. She makes willy warmers and other gear just like the rest."
Ms Buesch-Dankewitz came up with the idea after a US customer asked for a woollen bondage suit and since then has expanded her team to cater for ever more exotic tastes.
She added: "Since we put the items on-line we have been flooded with requests from all around the world.
"We make our wool products to order and there is a big demand out there."
The firm's products can be seen on their new web site at http://wolltraum.de
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A Florida man who was inspired to help crime victims by a super hero has invented a pepper-spray bracelet that shoots a stream of chemicals at the flick of a wrist.
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From Pink Tentacle:
Swedish furniture giant IKEA has converted the Kobe Portliner Monorail into a moving showroom before the April 14 opening of a new retail outlet at Port Island. The redecorated train, which features a colorful exterior, bright upholstery and fancy curtains, will carry passengers in style until May 6.
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Too bad there aren't links to larger sizes of the posters.
Link to set
Scientific American has an interesting slide show of historic photographs that have been doctored.
In this doctored Nazi photograph, Adolf Hitler had Joseph Goebbels [second from right] removed from the original photograph. It remains unclear why Goebbels had fallen out of favor with Hitler.
Those were the days, before Photoshop.
Lowercase and number scarves are also available. Made by Little Factory in Hong Kong.
BARBIE’S new S&M look has whipped up a storm – with protesters dubbing it “filth”.
The doll’s image is transformed with kinky fishnets, motorcycle jacket, black gloves and boots.
Makers Mattel say Black Canary Barbie, out in September, is based on a DC comic superhero of the same name.
But religious group Christian Voice said: “Barbie has always been on the tarty side and this is taking it too far.
A children’s doll in sexually suggestive clothing is irresponsible – it’s filth.”
Dr. Steel envisions living in a world where fun is the top priority. He imagines a landscape filled with endless possibilities based on the ideology that life should be spent doing the things that make us happy.
Dr. Steel's Army of Toy Soldiers are active supporters of this cause. A Toy Soldier knows that by rejecting fear, embracing inspiration and by uniting in a singular focused vision, that the world can and will be transformed into a Utopian Playland.
By becoming a Toy Soldier you are an integral part of Dr. Steel's success. You are Dr. Steel's eyes and ears. You are the legs on which he stands.
Only YOU can help Dr. Steel take over the world, so sign up today and begin making this world a better place!
As part of a new campaign for Wonderbra D size, women were invited to submit pictures of themselves in their bras. The final piece is a billboard in Central London, but there is also a website where you can look close-up, at the hundreds of pictures used to create the finished piece.
Previously on P&F about Wonderbra:
This amazing Wifi T-Shirt illuminates with 802.11b or 802.11g showing the precise strength. This T-Shirt uses EL technology. What is EL? Simply explained, EL (stand for Electro-Luminescence) is paper thin panels that radiate light. This technology is superior to other light emitting technologies because it is light weight, flexible, durable, generates no heat, waterproof and landfill friendly because it's production uses no hazardous materials.
David Byrne and the New York City Department of Transportation, in conjunction with New York art gallery PaceWildenstein, have unveiled nine unique bicycle racks designed by DB and installed in various locations throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. An avid bicyclist for almost 30 years, Byrne was invited to join the panel of jurors selected by the DOT to judge a design competition for outdoor and indoor bicycle racks. Inspired by the city's initiative, he submitted some original design ideas of his own named after specific locations and neighborhoods, which the DOT enthusiastically agreed to install for a period of 364 days.
Link to Set
Political Pumkin Patterns, shown here the Sarah Palin pattern.
See more here with downloadable PDF files.
Celebrating 60 years of existence this year, North Korea holds out as the last Stalinist state in the world. In such a restrictive society, it is difficult - if not impossible - for residents to get news of the outside world, and for the outside world to see in. What photography comes out of North Korea is either state-produced, state-approved, or at the very least state-managed (visitors are restricted in their movement). Still, if you look over the following images with those restrictions in mind, one can still get some idea of life in North Korea in 2008. These photos were all taken within the past six months - some taken from the borders, peering in, others provided by North Korea itself, and several generously shared by freelance photographer Eric Lafforgue, who recently spent some time inside the country. (32 photos total)
Found at Boston.com
Chenman is a Beijing born photographer. She does all her own post work including 3D renderings. These samples are for Beijing Skateboard.
After the link, click on Portfolio, then select "Project One".
Clicking on images launches Flash movie.
From The Behance Network:
Title: I Lose myselfMagazine: Hintmag
Photographer- Paco Peregrín (www.pacoperegrin.com )
Art Direction, digital art and illustrated- Calvin Ho (www.atomicattack.com)Styling- Kattaca (www.kattaca.com )
Make up artist and Hairdresser- Beatriz Matallana.(beatrizmatallana.com)
Perhaps to go with the knitted Ferrari?
Thanks Garry MBS
Fonts listed in order of their popularity based on 6 top typography websites.
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Available online at 212-BIG-BOLT
Part of apertures of metal band became digital display screen. Metal band and digital figures mingle together in proportion naturally. Without the face of "timepiece", it displays figures only when needed but also quite vague existence, "time".
"I worked hard to create my own style and technique. The main tool is computer photo-manipulation and a mix of several photos. I’ve already created several art projects and showed them in a few countries, including France, Belgium and the USA."
Selection from the "Toystory" Exhibit.
The New York City Subway system officially opened on October 27, 1904 at the City Hall Station. It was the final stop on the downtown Lexington Avenue IRT local #6 train. It is situated under City Hall Park.
It was closed because as the subway became more popular, extra cars had to added but the tight radius of the platform meant there were large gaps between the train and the platform.
The skylights are made put of cut amethyst glass. The chandeliers (as seen in top picture) and lights originally featured glass luminaires, but vibrations from the subway and its equipment destroyed them.
The New York City Transit Museum, once or twice a year, runs a special excursion train called "The Jewel In The Crown: Old City Hall Station". These trips are only available to museum members. The special train stops at the Old City Hall Station.
City Hall Subway Station - 04 February 2007 — Flickr set
A new concept design from Ji Woong feature a zipper that lets you zip them up to eliminate cable knots. Bonus points for the volume and hold feature in the zipper pull. As this is just a concept at this time, no price or availibility, but if real manufacturers are paying attention, maybe we'll actually see this hit the streets.
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