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Reads tagged with “fashion”

Fashioning Apollo: How the Spacesuit Was Designed
Fashioning Apollo: How the Spacesuit Was Designed

What Neil Armstrong has to do with combinatorial creativity, underdog innovators, and sports bras.

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Mabel Pike: Portrait of a 91-Year-Old Moccasin Maker
Mabel Pike: Portrait of a 91-Year-Old Moccasin Maker

What ancient beadwork has to do with the blessings of the digital age.

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PICKED: Color Story Parallels, Past vs. Present
PICKED: Color Story Parallels, Past vs. Present

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<em>Look at Life</em>: The Swinging London of The 1960s
Look at Life: The Swinging London of The 1960s

What sky-dining and London’s traffic wardens have to do with pre-modern hipsters.

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Garmz: Goodbye Fashion Industry, Hello Designers
Garmz: Goodbye Fashion Industry, Hello Designers

From concept to closet, or what multipurpose bags have to do with democracy.

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The 11 Best Photography Books of 2011
The 11 Best Photography Books of 2011

What the world’s last living nomads have to do with Victorian strongwomen, tweed, and the unseen Beatles.

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IOU Project: Social Technology Meets Artisanal Tradition
IOU Project: Social Technology Meets Artisanal Tradition

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Visual Life: The Sartorialist’s Creative Process
Visual Life: The Sartorialist’s Creative Process

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Mad Men: The Illustrated World
Mad Men: The Illustrated World

Tips for the modern metrosexual from the 1960s, or what martinis have to do with Twitter.

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Blog-Turned-Book Success Stories: Part Two
Blog-Turned-Book Success Stories: Part Two

Charting happiness, why you should tip your waiter, and how to tug at heartstrings right.

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