Cake Holes

The Art of Sploshing

Flavor-experience designers Bompas & Parr have concocted everything from an inhabitable cloud of gin and tonic to the first multi-sensory fireworks display.

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Sep 29, 2017 19:36:00
Triadic Ballet, 1920s

A Moment for the Bauhaus Ballet

It's been just over a century since the Bauhaus Ballet, more commonly known as the Triadic Ballet, was first developed by Oskar Schlemmer. In 1916, the notion of avant-garde was also in its infancy, thus the two came of age together. The ballet toured all during the 1920s, helping to spread the philosophy of the German art school — that is, extreme minimalism and functionality — throughout Europe and the world.

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Sep 28, 2017 20:15:00
Banned fashion ads

Most Notorious Banned Fashion Ads

Over the years, fashion ads have been banned in various parts of the world. Usually it's the portrayal of nudity or blasphemy (mostly in Italy) that sends the self-righteous into an outraged tizzy. Other times it's the glamorization of drugs or sexual violence, or the objectification of minors, that rightfully gets yanked.

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Sep 28, 2017 10:49:00
Vintage Halloween costumes

Halloween Goals

Say goodbye to drugstore diving and hello to vintage inspo. Here, the most spooktacular costumes of yore...

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Sep 27, 2017 18:40:00
Barbara Nitke

The Banality of 80s Porn

Barbara Nitke is an American photographer whose career began around the end of the so-called golden age of porn, before the advent of home videos made furtive jaunts to a theater obsolete. By the early 80s, these skin flicks featured relatively known stars and a semblance of plot lines, requiring at least some direction and reshoots.

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Sep 26, 2017 18:54:00
Inappropriate slogan tees in Asia

Inappropriate Tees in Asia

Badly translated or just plain inappropriate slogan tees never die. They go to Asia, where their wearers go about their day blissfully unaware...

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Sep 26, 2017 15:21:00
Goth goals

Goth Goals

Though it's the look that never dies, goth found its hair-teased peak early on. Here, a gallery of the brave souls who carried the goth torch in the 1980s — in all their dark, webby, eyelinered glory...

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Sep 25, 2017 18:12:00
Studio ICERtain

The Emerging Print Artists of Brazil

Last month at Inspiramais, Brazil's leading fashion trade fair, we discovered the unusual works of twelve of the country's emerging print designers. Working in the theme of resistance, like artists everywhere, they came together in the +Prints project to express and protest modern tyranny using notions of ethnic diversity, colorful folklore, and bold embroidery.

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Aug 15, 2017 12:26:00
Perfume, Somerset House, photo Peter MacDiarmid

Shallow Not Stupid

When I grow up, I want to be a professional nose. Sniffing away until the nose on my face, which is big enough for a family of five to move in up there with their furniture, invents a perfume like Vilhelm's The Oud Affair, inspired by Ava Gardner and her bullfighter boyfriend.

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Aug 16, 2017 17:08:00

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