The Zipper Dress

July 25, 2009 at 8:31 pm | Posted in Fashion | Leave a comment
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Maybe a little too much customization?

The Dishwear Dress of Li Xiaofeng

November 21, 2008 at 3:13 am | Posted in Design, Fashion | Leave a comment
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Looks very nice, but also possibly loud and clattery.

The Medical Aesthetic Footwear of Gwendolyn Huskens

November 21, 2008 at 3:11 am | Posted in Design, Fashion | Leave a comment
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Shoes for the hospital fetishist.

Jesse Epstein’s Documentary Trilogy On Artificial Beauty

August 4, 2008 at 6:08 pm | Posted in Advertising, Design, Fashion, Film | Leave a comment
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Documentary filmmaker Jesse Epstein’s first two short films, Wet Dreams And False Images (on digital retouching) and The Guarantee (on plastic surgery) have won praise and awards.  Now, her third short film, 34x25x36 (on manufacturing manequines), is available in its entirety on Youtube.

Little Factory Character Scarves

June 23, 2008 at 9:18 am | Posted in Design, Fashion | Leave a comment
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Clever scarves composed of letter and numbers.

Octopus Jewelry

June 5, 2008 at 2:38 am | Posted in Crafts, Fashion | Leave a comment
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Why be inspired by creatures of the deep when you can just take castings of their forms directly?

Tights ≠ Pants

May 31, 2008 at 8:52 pm | Posted in Fashion, Humor | Leave a comment
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Tights as pants are an affront to those of us who prefer not to know the most intimate details of their neighbors bodies.

Designer Gas Masks

April 14, 2008 at 12:53 am | Posted in Design, Fashion, Humor | Leave a comment
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A trio of pretentious blinged-out gasmasks to be worn by out pimped out overlords.

Photoshop Disasters

April 9, 2008 at 12:27 am | Posted in Advertising, Design, Fashion, Humor | Leave a comment
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When Photoshop strikes, no reflection, belly button, nipple, or waistline is safe.

The Photography of Clayton James Cubitt

November 7, 2007 at 12:54 am | Posted in Art, Fashion, Photography | Leave a comment

Pictures of people.  Of particular interest, people from the 70s in Africa.

Bleach Stencils

September 23, 2007 at 1:36 am | Posted in Crafts, Fashion | Leave a comment

How to make custom shirts with stencils and diluted bleach.

Dungeons & Day Traders

September 17, 2007 at 10:32 pm | Posted in Books, Economics, Fantastic, Fashion, Games, Kinesthetics, Webware | Leave a comment

Fantasy dungeon stock market simulation.  No, really.

Japanese Steampunk Watches

September 15, 2007 at 2:46 am | Posted in Art, Commerce, Esoterica, Fashion, FutureTech, Sculpture, Technology, Weapons | Leave a comment


The Great Iraq Swindle

September 11, 2007 at 3:37 pm | Posted in Economics, Fantastic, Fashion, Gratis, Politics, Propaganda, Weapons, Webware | Leave a comment

Proving once again that they do excellent investigative journalism, Rolling Stone has a story for you that should, by all rights, leave a bad taste in your mouth.

The Inglehart-Welzel Cultural Map of the World

September 11, 2007 at 1:20 am | Posted in Economics, Fashion, Gratis, Politics, Propaganda, Religion, Webware | Leave a comment

A rather strange two-axis chart of world culture.


August 20, 2007 at 7:03 pm | Posted in Commerce, Fashion, Technology | Leave a comment

Fashion for the 21st century,” or so that say.

Dragon Bags

August 14, 2007 at 10:45 am | Posted in Commerce, Crafts, Fantastic, Fashion, Kinesthetics, Robotics | Leave a comment

Good dragonEvil dragonI’m the one with the tongue.

How To Turn An $80 Inventment Into $5,000+

June 7, 2007 at 9:10 am | Posted in Economics, Fashion | Leave a comment

The answer: plant trees.

Principles Of Economics, Translated

June 2, 2007 at 6:24 pm | Posted in Economics, Fashion, Humor | Leave a comment

1. Choices Are Bad.

Econoclass: What’s Wrong With This Picture

May 18, 2007 at 2:08 am | Posted in Animation, Economics, Education, Fashion | Leave a comment

Picture representations of a variety of laws of economics being violated.

Socially Responsible Design

May 4, 2007 at 3:25 am | Posted in Crafts, Economics, Fashion, Health, Journalism, Robotics, Technology | Leave a comment

Neat low-cost technologies for the developing world.

The US Real Estate Market As A Rollercoaster

April 9, 2007 at 10:23 am | Posted in Architecture, CG, Chemistry, Economics, Fashion, History, Mashup/Remix, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics | Leave a comment


Steampunk Magazine

March 3, 2007 at 7:46 pm | Posted in CG, Commerce, Fashion, Gratis | Leave a comment

Putting the punk back in steampunk.

Ecological Footprint Quiz

February 13, 2007 at 6:46 pm | Posted in Economics, Fashion, Gratis, Propaganda | Leave a comment

How many Earths does your lifestyle require?

Myths About The Developing World

February 1, 2007 at 8:42 am | Posted in Chemistry, Economics, Fashion, Health, History, Physics, Statistics | Leave a comment

Reconsider your notions about the third world.

“Boss Hog” by Jeff Tietz

January 22, 2007 at 2:20 am | Posted in Economics, Fashion, Gratis, Journalism, Propaganda | Leave a comment

Rolling Stone does it again, this time digging into the massive industry of pork.

GDP Density And The World Income

January 14, 2007 at 6:09 am | Posted in Economics, Fashion, Painting, Reference | Leave a comment

Econbrowser discusses a recently-published paper (pdf) that concludes that some geographical effects on GDP may be unavoidable.

Marquardt Beauty Analysis

January 9, 2007 at 12:45 pm | Posted in Commerce, Dance, Fashion, Gratis, Mathematics, Propaganda | Leave a comment

A combination of the eerie similarity of fashion models with an self-righteous obsession with the Golden Ratio.

“Open Secrets” by Malcolm Gladwell

January 3, 2007 at 3:36 am | Posted in Architecture, Chemistry, Economics, Fantastic, Fashion, Gratis, History, Journalism, Legal, Physics, Propaganda, Statistics, Weapons | Leave a comment

Gladwell argues convincingly that the financial antics of Enron were not “puzzles” whose discovery hinged on the discovery of key information, but rather “mysteries” that, like Germany’s V1 rocket program 65 years before, could be ‘solved’ with public data by skilled analysts.

Software and Community in the Early 21st Century

December 17, 2006 at 1:17 am | Posted in Architecture, Books, Economics, Education, Fashion, Gratis, History, Legal, Philosophy, Politics, Propaganda, Software, Technology, Webware | Leave a comment

Eben Moglen’s keynote address given at the Plone Conference: the early signs of infosocialism?

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