Charleston City Paper Fashion Week kicks off its 5th year in style Charleston Post Courier The Lowcountry's fashion elite came out for runway shows, parties and entertainment Tuesday night to kick off Charleston Fashion Week under tents at Marion Square. In its fifth year, Fashion Week has...

A better Post-It? And made from wood waste (above) "Shibuya-based Naruse-Inokama Architects, comprised of Jun Inokuma and Yuri Naruse, takes wood waste from houses and turns that into paper. The resultant paper is then formed into a stack of Post-It-like sticky notes that are in turn shaped...

Killer paper backdrop illusion for your web cam "If you were on a video conference call with Michel Gondry, we're pretty sure he'd join in with one of these. Architect Ryuji Nakamura created the Midget & Giant paper house as part of a workshop at DESIGNEAST 01 late last year." ( core77 )

Before Steampunk: Star Wars' 1800s Robots (above) "This pair of early rescue masks, shown above, dates from between the mid-1800s and World War I. They look a bit familiar, right? Almost 100 years before Darth Vader and C-3PO hit the big screen in "Star Wars" in 1977, these two smoke helmets...

Removing the words from the mark, bringing in the green, and taking the Siren out of her ring. For forty years she's represented coffee, and now she is the star." ( dieline ) 02. Tea House by David Jameso "This Tea House by David Jameson makes an unusual and ephemeral addition to a...

They're out there, wondering if they're weird for listening to it all year around, while those who don't like it grouse openly and loudly, particularly when radio stations start playing it before Thanksgiving (as if it'll make the turkey feel unloved). But Christmas is a subject for songs,...

Architecture of WikiLeaks (above) "Thanks to the New York Post article we noticed that this project Pionen White Mountain, which we featured November 24, 2008, is indeed the WikiLeaks Headquarters. Pionen – White Mountain designed by Albert France-Lanord Architects is housed in a former...

I've also included streams for charity singles, Christmas-related music videos, and other new holiday bits (with links, where applicable, to download the rest of the album or Christmas compilation). We've posted some of these earlier this month, but most are new. Enjoy..." ( stereogum ) 02....

One Man's Style bring us Friday's roundup... 01. Jamie Oliver's TED Prize wish: Teach every child about food "Sharing powerful stories from his anti-obesity project in Huntington, W. Va., TED Prize winner Jamie Oliver makes the case for an all-out assault on our ignorance of food." ( ted...

Norman Rockwell's America exhibits a remarkable collection of selected original art spanning his six decade career." ( DPG ). 03. Solar-Powered Cargo Pants Provide Green Energy on the Go "Solar powered accessories are on the rise, but clothing that can harvest energy from the sun isn't...

 

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