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Jul 21, 2008

The Perfect iPhone Pocket

Remember that little coin pocket in your jeans that you never use? Turns out, it’s the perfect size for your iPhone. The mini pocket keeps your Precious close to you while protecting it from scratchy keys and objects in your main pocket. No need for a stupid holster or bulky case. I’ve tested jeans from […]

Sep 7, 2006

How to dress like a Mac

I love Apple’s latest television ads in which Justin Long is the cool and casual personification of the Mac. His look can easily be summarized as: Smart, but approachable Informal and casual but not slovenly A simple color palette of cool blues and greys Minimal, with no visible logos or slogans If you want to […]

Aug 1, 2006

Stay hip and cool with Flavorpill

Even if you’ve turned into a yuppy without realizing it, you can still be cool again. Just visit Flavorpill and subscribe to one of the free weekly newsletters listing the latest local cultural events in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and London. Topics covered include art, books, music, fashion, and world news. The […]

Jul 17, 2006

A Nike (or Saucony or New Balance or Adidas) + iPod Sport Kit Hack

The Nike + iPod Sport Kit–love child of Apple and Nike–began shipping this week. I’m excited to try out the new toy at the gym, but I prefer not to be a Nike style victim. Podophile has posted a nice little hack to get a Nike + iPod Sport Kit working with the shoe of […]

Jul 6, 2006

How to use Photoshop to retouch your photo and have flawless skin

Nobody’s perfect, but with Photoshop you can be. Mizuno from Photography-on-the.net has a great and detailed step-by-step tutorial on using Photoshop to achieve that blemish-free fashion cover look. Zits, blackheads, uneven skin tone, and freckles are all wiped away with the miracle of Photoshop. Mizuno’s Super Airbrush PP Tutorial! [via Photography-on-the.net]

Jun 22, 2006

Instantly tie your shoes like a magician

My friend, Fernando, amazed me once by tying his shoes in front of me. He grabbed a lace in each hand, and in a deft split second, the shoes were tied. It was like watching David Copperfield do one of those rubberband illusions on television. I had forgotten how he pulled off this miracle, but […]