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Biting Elbows: Bad Motherfucker In a video that brilliantly combines a first-person shooter perspective with a Quentin Tarantino-like narrative, Russian indie punk band Biting Elbows delivers "Bad Motherfucker"—a single that lives up to its name...
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Interview: We Are Handsome
Back in 2009, buddies Indhra Chagoury and Jeremy Somers had a great idea for what was potentially just a side project. What began with five sample products is now Australia’s We Are Handsome, a fully-formed label that’s exploded at an international...
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I'm So Wild About Your Strawberry Mouth
by Vivianne Lapointe "I'm So Wild About Your Strawberry Mouth," a multidisciplinary exhibition by West Virginia-born, New York-based artist Aïda Ruilova, presents a new series of works on paper created out of 25 Emmanuelle movie posters collected...
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Himo
by Jason Kenny In the bustling Neukölln area of Berlin, about a block down from a stretch of small bars on Weserstrasse, milliner Mimosa Pale creates irreverent hats in her small studio and shop, Himo. The name of the store comes from the...
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SuicideGirls: Hard Girls, Soft Light
by Tara Fraser While pin-up girls have been around in some form for more than 100 years, the duo behind SuicideGirls paved their way onto the scene in 2001 by taking an alternative approach to mainstream notions of beauty. These days SuicideGirls...
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The Anonymous Sex Journal
By Sabine Zetteler Bold, boundary-breaking and wrapped in wipe-clean plastic, a new publication thrust its way into existence on Valentine's Day this year, promising to arouse, provoke, bemuse, move and surprise its readers. The Anonymous Sex Journal...
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3D DIY Sex Toys
by Paul Cantagallo The most exciting developing technology at the moment, 3D printing continues to present us with new and fascinating ways to bring just about anything to life in solid, customizable form. Novelty is one thing, however—true...
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Victory Journal: The Greatest
The fourth iteration of Victory Journal—a sports publication born out of creative agency Doubleday & Cartwright—focuses squarely on Muhammad Ali. With a cover image of the Champ by Thomas Hoepker, "The Greatest" is a large format newsprint...
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Maison et Objet Fall 2012: For the Home
Among the myriad of brands vying for attendees' attention at the Maison et Objet 2012 were a handful of particularly innovative products—a high-tech foosball table not least among them—that caught our attention. In our multi-part look...
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Quit Mad Stop
High-end beach basics are the provenance of Quit Mad Stop, a menswear label delivering handsewn apparel out of NYC. Their Spring/Summer 2013 line expands the label beyond trunks, windbreakers and totes, bringing in hybrid short-trunks and button...
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Paper Nipple Tassles
London-based multidisciplinary artist Bert Gilbert marries DIY with a touch of S&M to create Paper Nipple Tassles—a crafty take on the ubiquitous burlesque accessory. Promising "more fun than you thought possible with paper," the simple cut...
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Gentlemonster
Vintage-inspired eyewear isn't a new concept by any stretch of the imagination, but Gentlemonster reworks the classics with an emphasis on innovation. Buddy Holly specs and brow line glasses take on a modern edge with sleek angles whereas changeable...
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The Factory of Dreams
Unless you grew up watching telenovelas (AKA Mexican soaps), you might not be familiar with Corazones Al Limite (Hearts' Limit) or Amarte es mi Pecado (Loving You is My Sin), but unlike their American counterparts these daytime dramas are a huge...
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Kickstapants
Kickstarter helps get an array of independent endeavors off the ground every day. While many of these entrepreneurial projects revolve around the arts, we recently found two creative minds using the funding platform to up the underwear game. Each...
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The Little Book of Big Breasts and The Little Book of Big Penis
Whatever your persuasion, two of Taschen's upcoming releases are sure to keep you satisfied. The Little Book of Big Breasts and The Little Book of Big Penis pack a punch in just 192 palm-sized pages. The 4.7 x 6.5-inch book is discrete enough...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Caine's Arcade Caine's Arcade tells the heartwarming story of a creative young boy in East LA who made a DIY arcade using cardboard boxes from his father's auto parts store. Discovered by an encouraging young filmmaker, Caine has what he calls...
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Al Dente
If "al dente" is synonymous with perfectly cooked Italian pasta, then Patrizio Miceli has chosen the right name for the communications agency he launched in 2004. Al dente has built some of the most creatively compelling advertising campaigns of...
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Rocked
Mick Rock is probably not the first name that pops to mind if you're thinking about seeking some career advice. Dubbed the world over as "the man who shot the Seventies," Rock is known as much for his own rock star reputation—he claims his...
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Ed Wood Sleaze Paperbacks
Slandered as a deviant and provocateur in some circles and worshipped as a cult figure in others, the work of director Ed Wood left a legacy of infamy. Although best-known for his abysmally applauded oeuvre, Plan 9 From Outer Space, which earned...
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SenseMotion Insignia
In what seems like an inevitable turn of events in the world of sex toy technology, couture intimates designer Lelo has released the adult toy world's response to the Nintendo Wii. Lyla, Oden and Tiani make up the company's new line of remotely...
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Live...Suburbia!
On the brink of adolescence my best skate buddy Tim and I found a statue of the Virgin Mary with red paint on it in the woods. Convinced that this was the site of a recent Satanic ritual, we gathered the other neighborhood kids and went with flashlights...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Genital Instruments Panties get strummed and nipples are turntables in this NSFW animated short and accompanying website from the French organization AIDES, putting a comically risqué spin on what in most other cultures would be a typically...
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Skye Parrott
As the daughter of an art photographer, it never occurred to Skye Parrott to take up photography as a career herself. Though she grew up around cameras, Parrott thought she was going to major in political science. "I thought I was going to law school...
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