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In a pop-up installation last week, British designer Lulu Guinness turned that classic stalwart of desktop novelties, pin art, into a life-size, interactive contest. The event marked the release of a pin-studded, mouth-shaped handbag called The Clerkenwell Lips Clutch. People who showed up and created an impression have been encouraged to submit their photos to Lulu’s Facebook gallery.
The best impression (as decided by number of “likes” per photo) wins The Clerkenwell Lips Clutch (£450). As you might expect, the images run the gamut from kisses to headstands to pole-dance maneuvers to Charlie’s Angels to “bring out the gimp”. Click through for the shots that left an impression on us.
Damn, this is good. Hot on the paws of the previous post about cats and dogs as artists and writers comes Dyna Moe‘s take on Hipster Animals. From “Trust Fund Asshole” to “Full-Time Etsy Crafter,” she nails it. Her description:
Making art out of everyday objects isn’t everybody’s bag (groan), but I tend to find it fascinating. Los Angeles-based company, Cast of Vices, is offering a luxury remix of common (free) New York City plastic grocery bags. Cast of Vice’s lambskin leather totes are hand sewn and hand embossed in LA, where perhaps they go over as something of an upscale novelty vs. NY’s WTF? In actuality, Paris is the place to grab these bags. Colette is offering three designs in two sizes starting at ~$250 USD here.
When I saw this T-shirt montage as part of today’s A Brief and Incomplete Timeline of T-Shirt History on Neatorama, I immediately wished I still had a Frankie Says Relax shirt. Why?
The recent occasion of Threadless re-printing Mister Mittens Big Adventure coincided with my wife suggesting that every T-shirt in my closet was ironic. Until that moment, I had never really thought of my T-shirt oeuvre in that way. Even right now, as I sit here typing this post, clad in a black V-neck depicting two bright yellow cats rocking out with fluorescent keytars, I have to stop and think: Am I wearing this design to be ironic? If true, who is the recipient of my message? On weekdays, as a writer working from home, I don’t interact with an audience who is privy to my 100% cotton conceit. Read the rest of this entry »
Joe Van Wetering‘s epic Mister Mittens Big Adventure T-shirt has been reprinted. The graphic is kind of like a big bang theory of hipster iconography. You’ve got your cat, your ironic glasses, your laser beams and your outer space vignette perfect for an MGMT video. Threadless has all sizes for $20 once again, and I would totally buy this if I didn’t already own a week’s worth of cat T-shirts from Brooklyn Industries.
Brooklyn-based Ashi Dashi (Japanese for “stick your feet out”) is a cool small business that produces a line of unique designer socks, which are all made right here in the USA. While Ashi admits to being unable to compete with the prices of other well-known designer sock brands, they pride themselves on the quality and inventiveness of their product — two factors that we admire in any creative venture.
In this case, the cliched dollar and a dream scenario is paying off, as socks that stretch to resemble things like cigarettes, cuts of meat, intestines, corn and hot-dogs are certainly things that needed to exist.
“The Dude,” a character from The Big Lebowski, one of the greatest movies of our time. (Just in case you thought I was referring to a random “dude” that for some reason has his own bowling shirt.)
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