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Light-up steampunk watch


Thinkgeek's $60 Tesla Steampunk Watch has it all: clock-winding key, silvery vacuum tubes (they light with an elaborate switch), brass housing, steam-pressure dial second-hand, and a sturdy leather strap.

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IBM's lost, glorious fabric design


It's a pity that IBM hasn't made this fabric since 1950 or so, because I would rock a pair of pajamas in this pattern (or hell, a big suit!).

Textile, IBM, ca. 1950 [Angelo Testa/Cooper Hewitt]

Cthookie Monster tees


They're designed by Beastpop and sell for $20 in the Neatoshop, which also has some other great Beastpop designs, such as the Flying Spaghoofy Monster and Mickthulhu Mouse (and the farting Bambi!).

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Fury Road badge-set


These 1.25" Fury Road badges are $11.36 for a set of 7 (also available as magnets!) (via Geeky Merch)

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Fruit leather purses are a thing now

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Now you can accessorize with cruelty-free "leather" created from discarded fruit, thanks to Fruitleather Rotterdam.

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How to make a beautiful MoMA-inspired necklace out of paracord

Brooke Mackin of Signs & Marvels provides a slightly more affordable alternative to the Museum of Modern Art's golden mesh necklace. Read the rest

War Boy bandanas


Matthew "Gianteye" Borgatti, creator of the Guy Fawkes bandana and dangly lockpick earrings, has done it again with the $20 War Boy Bandana: "YOU WILL RIDE INTO VALHALLA SHINY AND CHROME!"

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Gorgeous nerdy textiles


Detroit's Cyberoptix make hundreds of beautiful, nerdy textiles: linen library due-date scarves (also available as silk ties); bandana print neckties; chemical warfare ties; civil defense med-kit scarves; notebook-paper silk pocket squares (also scarves) and felted wool neckties -- all made to order in a wide variety of colors!

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Bubble nails look like marbles attached to finger tips

I love bubble nails!

From Cosmopolitan:

The technique, also referred to as "curve nails" or "hump nails," is achieved by building up acrylic in the center of the nail and thinning it out around the edges to create the round shape, as demonstrated in the video below:

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Immortan Joe Wants You For War, Boy!


Hugohugo's Fury Road/Uncle Sam mashup art is available as a tee, shirt, poster -- there's also a Furiosa/We Can Do It mashup. (via Gameraboy)

Crocs for kaiju


After you've tired of croc-a-likes that look like topsiders, Converse, and Vans, you can switch to rubber shoes with monster toes that squeak when you walk (via Gameraboy).

Kirk/Spock/Delft china pattern tote


This beautiful, reversible Kirk/Spock tote reminds me of Delft china patterns (see below): it's $22 from April in Sacramento. (via Geeky Merch)

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Where to get that “Bruce Lee as a DJ” t-shirt Tony Stark wore in “Avengers”

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Robert Downey wore it well as Tony Stark in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and you will, too.

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100 Years of Beauty - Episode 10: Germany

Episode 10 of the "100 Years of Beauty" series looks at German hairstyles and make up from the 1910s to the 2010s.

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1950s fashion from the cover of Life Magazine, 1914


In 1914, nudity was easy to imagine, but not gentlemen in public without hats.

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Model Nykhor Paul calls out makeup artists for not being prepared to work with her skin tone

South Sudanese model Nykhor Paul is tired of professional makeup artists being unprepared to work with darker skin tones.

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A walk through art history, told in a series of imaginative shoe designs

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Nick Adelman says he created this series of designs with one goal in mind:

“To create a shoe as a summation of an entire culture’s art.

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