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Yellow Submarine Vans
03.03.2014
12:06 pm
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“In the town where I was born, lived a man who sailed to sea, and he told us of his life, with his Yellow Submarine Vans…”

As a lifelong wearer of Vans, I’m not entirely sure I’d wear these psychedelic puppies. I can appreciate them, though, as a novelty item and Vans fan.

Perhaps if one of the classic styles showcased the Blue Meanies, then I might seriously have to reconsider…

The Yellow Submarine-themed shoes are around $65 + shipping at the Vans website.


 

 
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Mick Jagger makes his TV debut with some sensible shoes

Nick Cave and David Bowie hi-top All Stars sneakers

Footwear with bite: Fancy shoes with teeth soles

Foot Fetish: Freaky faces in old, discarded shoes

h/t Nerdcore

Posted by Tara McGinley
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03.03.2014
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Fabulous Emo hairdos of China’s Millennials workforce
03.03.2014
10:49 am
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Photos of Chinese Millennials hard at work, sportin’ some fun-loving, kind of elaborate, hair’dos:

It is 8:30 at night. A group of young workers are busying processing products at a plant in Zhuhai city, South China’s Guangdong province. They have been working for nearly 10 hours. All of them are born in the late 90s and come from rural areas outside the province. Wearing blue uniforms and having peculiar hairstyles, they make a living by repeatedly working on the assembly lines and contributing as one of the forces of the city’s construction.

There are more images over at China Daily.


 

 

 
Via Nerdcore

Posted by Tara McGinley
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03.03.2014
10:49 am
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Controversial male political figures reimagined as fabulous drag queens
02.28.2014
12:45 pm
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Baricka O'Bisha
Baricka O’Bisha
 
“Behind every ‘great’ man, there’s a queen.” That’s the insight that “Saint Hoax” hit upon after seeing a drag show for the first time and contemplating the similarly “constructed” nature of drag queens and incredibly powerful political figures:
 

The recipe for an iconic queen:

1. Flamboyant name
2. Fierce persona
3. Defining outfits
4. Personalized hairdo
5. A trademark feature
6. One hell of a PR team

I then realized that it takes that same exact effort to make a leader.

 

The text continues: “Like drag queens, political/religious leaders are expected to entertain, perform and occasionally lip-sync a public speech. ... But unlike drag queens, the fame hungry leaders don’t know when to take their costumes off.” 

At the Saint Hoax website you can see the full transformations.
 
Vladdy Pushin'
Vladdy Pushin’
 
Madame O' Sane
Madame O’ Sane
 
Georgia Buchette
Georgia Buchette
 
Ossie B'
Ossie B’
 
Hitleria Hysteria
Hitleria Hysteria
 
Kimmy Jungle
Kimmy Jungle
 
Queen Abby
Queen Abby
 
via Lost at E Minor

Posted by Martin Schneider
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02.28.2014
12:45 pm
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No one did ‘juvenile delinquent greaser Americana’ in the 50s and 60s quite like the Swiss
02.27.2014
11:53 am
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Classic American fashion is a beautiful medium. And while the original uniform of the teenage rock and roll dirtbag was a fairly austere, masculine style, it was as an export that the look exploded. British and Japanese rockabillies are the most obvious examples, but it’s the Swiss kids of Karlheinz Weinberger’s photography that really blow me away. The photos are from the 50s and early 60s, but I could see sporting the women’s looks today. Classic, surreal, and dangerous.

Fun fact: John Waters gives the forward for Weinberger’s coffee-table book, Rebel Youth—you can totally see some influence in Cry-Baby, no?
 
rebel youth
 
rebel youth
 
rebel youth
 
More Swiss greasers and rockabillies are the jump…

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Posted by Amber Frost
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02.27.2014
11:53 am
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The intensely colorful fashion photography of Tejal Patni
02.24.2014
10:02 am
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Tejal Patni
 
I can’t recall ever seeing such bold use of patterns—entirely excessive, but somehow it works. These images come from the 2014 calendar for Splash, a Dubai-based company reputed to be “the Middle East’s largest fashion retailer.” The meticulously conceived pics are the work of Tejal Patni (Flash-heavy website), an Indian photographer and filmmaker who works out of Dubai. He’s done the last four calendars for Splash, but this last one is on a whole new level.

If I were running Burberry’s, I’d hire him based on the 2014 calendar alone.
 
Tejal Patni
 
Tejal Patni
 
Tejal Patni
 
Tejal Patni
 
Tejal Patni
 
Here’s a commercial Patni did for Listerine, almost certainly the most intense advertisement about bad breath ever done:
 

 
via devidsketchbook.com

Posted by Martin Schneider
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02.24.2014
10:02 am
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The Cuddlification of Cthulhu
02.21.2014
05:09 pm
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Cthulhu leggings from Ali Express

After endless weeks of snow, ice, and subzero temperatures, the clear, starry winter sky makes a girl’s thoughts turn to one thing: H.P. Lovecraft.

In the manner of people who like to kit themselves out with ducks, spouting whales, pink flamingos, or lucky cats, it is possible to dress head to toe in Cthulhu-themed clothing, jewelry, and accessories. Not to mention all those Cthulhu tea cosies, car decals, window stickers, class rings, Jello molds, and holiday decorations.

Some of these items are downright cute, an adjective never used by Lovecraft in his Cthulhu mythos. The cuddlification of Cthulhu drives a lot of people…well, mad. He’s supposed to inspire mind-fucking fear, not make you want to snuggle him as a plush toy or wear him as a comfy accessory! Still, Geek Crafts is why some of us learned handicrafts.

Cthulhu charm bracelet
 
Stuart Williams’ Lovecraftian Charm Bracelet


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Stuart Williams’ Cthulhu Medallion Necklace


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Cthulhu Scarf knitting pattern from Merelen’s Knits on Ravelry


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Crocheted Cthulhu scarf from Humphreys Handmade
 
More after the jump…

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Posted by Kimberly J. Bright
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02.21.2014
05:09 pm
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Glow-in-the-dark Solar System underwear
01.29.2014
12:07 pm
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Because why not, right? Portland-based Etsy shop Make It Good makes these handmade glow-in-the-dark Solar System undies for both men and women. The kid in me digs them. I’d wear the hell out ‘em (just like I did with my Wonder Woman Underoos when I was around 8 years old).

They’re reasonably priced at $18.00 for women’s and $28.00 for men’s.


 
Via Boing Boing

Posted by Tara McGinley
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01.29.2014
12:07 pm
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Who wants some handbags and high heel shoes with nipples on ‘em?
01.28.2014
01:05 pm
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The “Human Furriery” series by Argentinian artist Nicola Constantino features 3D silicone nipples on high heel shoes, Hermès, Birkin and Kelly handbags. Don’t lie, you know you want one.

The series also features areola-adorned gowns with human hair as the “fur” trim. Aaaaaaaaand if that’s not enough for you, perhaps the puckered anus starfish men’s shoes are more to your liking?
 

 

 

 
Via Boing Boing

Posted by Tara McGinley
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01.28.2014
01:05 pm
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South Korean plastic surgeon constructs twin towers of human jawbones
01.28.2014
10:44 am
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In the list of the top 10 countries ranked by the raw number of plastic surgery procedures undertaken, South Korea stands out for being the smallest country in terms of population—thus, pound for pound, it’s fair to consider the nation fairly obsessed with plastic surgery. So perhaps it’s not so surprising that South Korea made the news this week for a mildly gruesome story involving plastic surgery. In the posh Gangnam district of Seoul, South Korea (yes, that Gangnam district), which features a so-called “Beauty Belt” neighborhood with dozens of plastic surgery purveyors, the offices of one such joint briefly displayed a pair of impressive translucent cases filled with the jawbone parts of roughly 1,000 patients.

For reasons that resist brief summary, chin reduction surgery is very common in Korea. I would show you some impressive before/after pics from South Korea, but the ones I was looking at didn’t seem legit to me, and my command of the Korean language gets a little pyeongbeomhan after my third glass of soju. You can see a few typical pics here.

This diagram depicts one of the typical chin procedures:
 
Chin surgery diagram
 

Every jawbone in the glass cases bore a label with the name of the respective patient. The clinic in question mostly specializes in jaw procedures, as many women desire a thinner facial look. A procedure to narrow one’s face by shaving off sections of jawbone to get a more V-shaped chin costs more than $3,000.

The sculptures, if they can be so called, have gotten the clinic in a bit of legal trouble, as they “contravened regulations requiring the disposal and incineration of body parts removed in medical procedures.” An official from the Gangnam district office “visited the clinic after some people filed complaints” and intends to levy a fine of three million won ($2,796), which, coincidentally, is pretty close to the price of one jaw reduction surgery.
 
via RocketNews24

Posted by Martin Schneider
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01.28.2014
10:44 am
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World’s first bra that only unhooks when true love is detected
01.24.2014
06:06 pm
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According to this ad, women have no clue when they’re confronted with true love and who they should take their tops off for. None. But never fear, Japanese lingerie manufacturer Ravijou has it all worked out for us clueless ladies: A bra with a front clasp that only unhooks when “true love” is detected. Yep! You heard me.

The bra comprises of a sensor which monitors your heart rate and other vitals, the data is constantly transmitted via Bluetooth to a mobile phone which processes the data using a special app and measures the heart rate elevation using special algorithms and preset data and it is only when your heart has truly found that special someone would it beat in a way that the app would recognize and wirelessly unhook the bra.

Ladies can relax as not any changes in heart rates will unhook the bra as the experts at Ravijour say it is only when a woman falls in true love does she get excited enough for the Adrenal Medulla to secrete Catecholamine which affects the autonomic nerve and increases the heart rate which is detected by the sensor and processed by the specially developed iOS app.

Thanks for sorting this out for me, Ravijou! I would have never known who’s truly worthy of my boobage without you!

If this wasn’t from Japan, you wouldn’t believe it was real, but because it is from Japan, I think it’s safe to assume this is a real product.
 

 
Via Geekologie

Posted by Tara McGinley
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01.24.2014
06:06 pm
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