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We Heart Japanese Designer Anrealage’s Effervescent Charm

Japanese designer Anrealage is the spirit sister of American sportswear designer Thom Browne. Both play with proportion and shape, and in the process create new forms and bodies. And Anrealage’s designer Kunihiko Morinaga is guided more by architecture than by current fashion trends. She loves Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi most. “I love all of Antoni Gaudí’s work. The way he used patterns and recurring motifs was really cool and I love the design process behind the La Sagrada Familia. Gaudí made scale models and hung wires upside down to create the curves of the building. Also, his philosophy about architecture fitting within nature can be applied to fashion too.” But the body — and more expressly the obfuscation of the body — is at the core of Morinaga’s work. “We set ourselves the challenge of designing clothes in sizes and formats that had never been seen before. So yes, we were challenging the perception of the “normal body,” but just by trying to create a new way to design, rather than attacking anything.” Check out some of her incredible, effervescent designs. [Vice]

Guy Fieri Designed A Line Of Men’s Jewelry, Naturally

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Questions for Guy Fieri, regarding his new line of men’s jewelry. Does this line include barbecue sauce, or barbecue sauce-flavored gems? If not, why? What about a container for hot sauce or a secret compartment for other choice condiments? Was your intention in creating the line to enable ladies to quickly and swiftly identify the d-bags in the room, or was that simply an unintended (but helpful) byproduct of your design? Get back to me, Guy. Thanks!

A Few Of My Favorite Things: M.J. Of EthicalStyle.com

Ethical Style blogger M.J. started her eco-conscious fashion blog three years ago, thinking she knew a lot about ethical fashion. “I was so wrong,” she says. “The scope is so much more broad than just organic cotton and sweatshop labor.” And her interest in ethical fashion extends far beyond clothing manufacture and fabrication. “Right now, I’m particularly interested in the use of Photoshop in advertising, intellectual property laws in design, and designers who care about sourcing animal products humanely (even if they still use hot-button materials like leather and fur).” Check out her awesome, and informative blog, and take a look at some of M.J.’s most favorite things after the jump!
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I Wanna Grow Old With You … So We Can Use This Rocking Chair

The thought of being elderly and sitting on a porch watching the grass grow? Depressing. Rocking on a porch in a fun rocking chair for two? Adorable. [PSFK] Keep reading »

Polyvore’s “IT Bag” Design Contest — Do You Have What It Takes?

Polyvore and Rebecca Minkoff have gotten together to see if you have what it takes to design the next IT bag. The challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to take inspiration from Rebecca’s “Morning After Clutch,” and redesign it. The “MAC” has been worn by celebs such as Reese Witherspoon, Keira Knightley and Shenae Grimes, and is an iconic bag in its own right. All of the elements — hooks, studs, zippers, tassels, feet and leather — are provided for you on the Polyvore site. You just have to put your design together. Ten finalists will be picked by Rebecca herself and the winner will be chosen by user votes on Facebook. The winner will have their bag shown during New York Fashion Week and it will become available for sale in March! So, will you put your creative skills to the test? Keep reading »

Pee-Wee, In The Phone Book

Finally, a new use for the Yellow Pages! Philadelphia artist Alex Querel thought canvas was too dull a medium to work with—so he took to carving phone books to make his photo-realistic portraits of notorious celebs. Says Querel, “In carving and painting a head from a phone directory, I’m celebrating the individual lost in the anonymous list of thousands of names that describe the size of the community. In addition, I like the idea of creating something that is normally discarded every year into an object of longevity.” [Projects Gallery] Keep reading »

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