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A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

DIY FTW: Death Star Dress

As awesome as this dress is, it’s the hair clip really ties it all together. Read how she did it on MAKE. (Thanks, Mel!)

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The Beatles: A Decade in Facial Hair vs. Fashion

Two really cool Beatles infographic-y illustrations. As funny and simple as the Decade in Facial Hair by MozzarellaPoppy. is, the fashion one wins hands down.

Ten Good Years from Buenos Aires illustrator Max Dalton is available as a limited edition print.

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Rise: San Francisco’s REBEL8

Speaking of Elvis busts, had to show off my decanter sportin’ REBEL8 steez. Not the first time their gear’s popped up on the Umlaut.

Joshy D gave me this sticker back in ’04 when I was teaching at Academy of Art. He and Mike Giant were only a year into launching REBEL8. Then I was just happy to spot their gear around SF. Now, they’re on meteoric rise beyond the Bay. On Travis Barker and Lil Wayne. In insane collabs with SF’s Benny Gold and even Vans Shoes. I could not be more stoked.

Good dudes who’ve worked hard. Check out the latest from REBEL8. Follow their Twitter for special drops.

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Whoa: Space Invaders Augmented Reality and Real Tights


Malcolm aka pixelrevision whipped this up using the original Space Invaders Rom, a Z80 emulator, ARToolKit, and Papervision. Just a test. But you can imagine the possibilities. Watch the demo on Vimeo.

UPDATE:
For all the ladies out there wanting to augment their display of fashion sense, may I suggest Space Invaders Leggings / Tights.

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