Fashion Archives

June 5, 2007

Outstanding Collection of Hostess Uniforms


Shown here: Continental Airlines / USA Uniform 1970 - 1973

Link to

June 13, 2007

Louisiana town bans overly saggy pants


"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."

Link to article

June 18, 2007

Fashion ads from Ebony Magazine, 1970 - '76


Link to more pictures

June 25, 2007

What's wrong with this picture?


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

July 2, 2007

Diesel 'Liquid Space' Holographic Fashion Show

This is an amazing fashion show which appears to be interactive with the models. Over at Creative Review there is an excellent article on players involved in the creation of this piece.

Link to Creative Review via Neatorama

July 5, 2007

For all The Godfather fans, new horse head pillows!


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.

to Kropserkel

July 9, 2007



Choose from a selection or have them custom made.

Link to HeadHoods

July 13, 2007

Woman knits full size Ferrari for art school project


From article: 

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 

Link to more Flickr images 

July 20, 2007

Collection of weird hats


Show me more weird hats

August 27, 2007

Vespa lamps


Link to more lamps 

Link to artist's bio 

Miss Teen USA 2007 - South Carolina explains why some US Americans can't locate the US on a map and such as


Just watch it...

Follow up:
Miss West Carolina responds to Miss South Carolina


Thanks Brady! 

August 28, 2007

Cris Siqueira — Brazillian illustrator


Cris Siqueira or Cris Vector, is a commercial llustrator whose works are created as vector art (using Adobe Illustrator). Lovely stuff.

Thanks Christo 

Burning Man sculpture was set on fire prematurely


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 

August 29, 2007

Paris Hilton photographed screwing by the pool


C'mon folks, what kind of blog do you think this is? 

August 31, 2007

China's Burning Man : Midi Music Festival 2007


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 

September 4, 2007

A must have accessory for any self-respecting fashionista


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.

"The Way Of All Flesh" — Fabulous found collection of photos documenting a woman over 50 years of her life


Link to collection 

September 12, 2007

San Francisco sock exchange


A laundromat in Bernal Heights sock exchange.

Found on Flickr via 

September 18, 2007

Face your Pockets project


Cool Russian website with lots of user submitted self portraits with the contents of their pockets.



September 19, 2007

Own a piece of San Francisco history


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.

October 5, 2007

The industrial design of Gaetano Pesce

Link to FLickrSet 

Wiki entry on Gaetano

October 30, 2007

No halloween costume yet? No worries—print out these really scary masks


Link to more 

Germans… knitting… grandmas… kink?



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


November 1, 2007

'Spider-Man' Bracelet Shoots Pepper Spray From Wrist


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.

Link with more photos 

Bag o' brains



Known for stretching the fashion limits with his avant garde design for the label Undercover, Jun Takashi recently came out with this Brain Bag.


February 4, 2008

As carnival is in full swing in Trinidad and Tobago today, play the virtual pan!



April 14, 2008

IKEA decks out Kobe train


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.

Link to more photos 

May 19, 2008

Collection of European Poster Art from the 30's—60's


Too bad there aren't links to larger sizes of the posters. 

May 23, 2008

Chen Zhun's Photo Comic Novel. (Mildly NSFW)



Link to set

June 2, 2008

Hair Hats — Animal hairstyles


Animal hairstyles? 

Sure, why not? Link

June 16, 2008

Clever OOH — IKEA apartment in a box



Found here 

June 17, 2008

Digital Forensics: Photo Tampering Throughout History [Slide Show]


Scientific American has an interesting slide show of historic photographs that have been doctored.

Shown here:

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.

June 20, 2008

Uppercase Laser-Cut Scarf


Lowercase and number scarves are also available. Made by Little Factory in Hong Kong.

June 30, 2008

Scissors Bracelet



Found here

Previously related:

Stainless Steel Spiders made from Stolen Scissors

July 9, 2008

More Wonderbra ads — swimwear campaign








Link to large versions

Previously on P&F related:

Puppies and Jugs

Wonderbra: stand behind the yellow line

July 13, 2008

Jeep Sushi Delivery


Found here

July 14, 2008

RA DIOHEA_D / HOU SE OF_C ARDS — Radiohead launched their new video on Google today

Very cool indeed.

Learn about how the video was made and the 3D plotting technologies behind it.

Thanks Noah.

July 16, 2008

S&M Barbie lashed by public


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.” 

The Sun is there.

July 25, 2008

Toy Soldiers Unite!


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!





Link to site

August 6, 2008

New Homage "13th District" T-Shirt


Link to Homage. Link to entire collection.

August 12, 2008

Wonderbra — The Big Reveal

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.


Link to website

Previously on P&F about Wonderbra:

Wonderbra: stand behind the yellow line

More Wonderbra ads — swimwear campaign

August 13, 2008

Coolest T-Shirt you'll see today, animated wifi signal detector


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.

Link to site

August 14, 2008

"More doctors smoke Camels than any other kind of cigarette". Really.

August 15, 2008

Queens of the Stone Age posters



August 25, 2008

Michael Gilette James Bond Book Covers




Link to Michael Gilette's website. Read about Ian Fleming

August 29, 2008

Sela Ltd Clothing Spot from Russia. (Mildly NSFW in the USA at the end).

David Byrne's Bike Rack Project




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 site 

September 3, 2008

70's Fashion — Hotpants — a great collection of photographs


1976 - Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin

Rome 1972 - Nadia Cassini 

UK 1971 - Ragazza in Chelsea

Link to photos by Guido_1953

October 1, 2008

F--- the rain umbrella


Check to see if you need one… 

Found here

October 9, 2008

Randomly found Flickr set — Harajuku Girls



Link to Set 

October 13, 2008

Just in time for halloween and the US Presidential Election — Political Pumkin Patterns


Political Pumkin Patterns, shown here the Sarah Palin pattern.

See more here with downloadable PDF files. 

October 15, 2008

Connect-the-dots tattoo


From Core77:

Giraffe obsessed Colleen Venable has taken the conventional tattoo to another level, you know she'll be a great hit at kids parties.


October 21, 2008

Recent scenes from North Korea — Excellent collection of photographs

Links lead to article with much larger images.


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 

November 21, 2008

Friday Music — "Move" by CSS

December 5, 2008

The photography of 'Chenman'.

Chenman is a Beijing born photographer. She does all her own post work including 3D renderings. These samples are for Beijing Skateboard.




December 9, 2008

Baroque Obama


Thanks Noah.

December 15, 2008

The Stranger in the Glass Box — The Photography of Quentin Shih



After the link, click on Portfolio, then select "Project One".

December 16, 2008

I Lose Myself — A unique fashion spread using Flash


Clicking on images launches Flash movie.

From The Behance Network:

Title: I Lose myself

Magazine: Hintmag

Photographer- Paco Peregrín ( )

Art Direction, digital art and illustrated- Calvin Ho (

Styling- Kattaca ( )

Make up artist and Hairdresser- Beatriz Matallana.(





January 26, 2009

Single Flower, Flower Girl vases

Very cute handcrafted ceramic vases. Each one is unique and sells for $39.99.



Link to ModernArtisans  [via 7 Gadgets]

February 12, 2009

Lamborghini Stilettos.

Perhaps to go with the knitted Ferrari?


Found here.

See also:

Woman knits full size Ferrari for art school project

Nude blonde, gold stilettos and a Ferrari… (Updated)

February 13, 2009

Fortune Cookie Coin Purse



This cute coin purse may fit in your PitaPocket bag. Designed by Laura Victore


February 17, 2009

Betty Boop Guitar


I came across this guitar yesterday at Real Guitars in San Francisco. It's great this small shop is surviving, I've been going there for over twenty years. Link to Real Guitars unfortunate website (the place is better in person).

February 24, 2009

New Orleans Mardi Gras — 1941 in color

Robots In Disguise - The Sex Has Made Me Stupid

Thanks Garry MBS

March 5, 2009

Fabric illustrations by Lilia Trizotto

All Lilia Trizotto's Flickr profile says is that she's female and taken.






Link to Flickr set.

March 11, 2009

Periodic Table of Type


Fonts listed in order of their popularity based on 6 top typography websites.

Click for Larger.

March 23, 2009

Super Chameleon

The poster is pretty awesome too. Disclaimer—I know the people at neverhidefilms

Havaianas — Brasilian Thong Maker — Ambient







source. Link to Havaianas website.

April 2, 2009

San Francisco's annual St Stupid's Day Parade

cortesy of Laughing Squid


cortesy of Laughing Squid


cortesy of Laughing Squid


cortesy of Michael Bolger

April 3, 2009

David Byrne — Burning Down the House — 2 Live Versions

David Byrne performs Burning Down The House with The Extra Action Marching Band in San Francisco 10.06.08.

And with The Rockettes, well one of them, at Radio City Music Hall circa 02.28.09. The ending is worth the watch in this video.

April 6, 2009

Trailer for Bruno —aka Sasha Baron Cohen

April 8, 2009

Tekkie doormats


Available online at 212-BIG-BOLT


April 9, 2009

LED Watch by Hironao Tsubai


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".




April 14, 2009

Vintage Boston Brewery Posters Color Proofs

Found at Boston Public Library's FlickrStream.
The rest of The Brewery Posters are here.

All images link to higher resolution versions.



I really like the old school registration marks and color bars.






April 16, 2009

Thursday Music — Tom Waits - Heart Attack and Vine

Facebook Manners And You — Circa 1950… Funny Clip.

April 20, 2009

The Art of Oleg Dou

Selection from the "Tears" Exhibit.


"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.

April 22, 2009

New York City Subway's "Jewel In The Crown" — The Defunct City Hall Station

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.







Skylight Detail

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.




Beautiful natural light

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.

Source and more pictures.


Additional pictures:

City Hall Subway Station - 04 February 2007 — Flickr set

April 24, 2009

Zipper Earphones eliminate tangles


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.




April 28, 2009

New Academy of Art in Hangzhou by Wang Shu


Click images for larger.












Source with more images.

April 30, 2009

Nice collection of Chrysler related emblems






See the rest of the collection.

May 1, 2009

The work of Ben Tour









May 7, 2009

The Art of Souloff


These samples found on deviantART and Souloff's blog.
















May 19, 2009

The Illustrations of monsieur Qui


monsieur Qui lives and works in Paris, here are some samples from his website. He's also  known for his wheatpastes, a flickr search produced these results but I can't find his personal Flickr account.







May 27, 2009

June 1st New Yorker Magazine cover painted entirely with an iPhone app

Jorge Colombo drew this week’s cover using Brushes, an application for the iPhone, while standing for an hour outside Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in Times Square.

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