Thursday, 31 January 2013

Men: Can a Stranger Dress You Better Than You Dress Yourself?

Trunk Club delivered clothes
Fashion thrives on the tangible. That old proverb “seeing is believing” is of crucial importance when it comes to clothing. But there’s a little piece of all of us men that wishes someone would do it for us — pick out an outfit, top to bottom, just like our mothers (perhaps regrettably) used to do for us in our elementary school years. 

Over the years, I’ve been lucky enough to have help picking out new clothes–from my mother, sister and girlfriend, among others. But a few months ago, I received a box of clothes in the mail, a package that had been tailored specifically for me–filled with stunning outfit choices from Theory and Ben Sherman, no less–and selected by none other than Lisa Bubes.

Who is Lisa, you ask? To be honest, I’m not entirely sure. Lisa and I have no history together. In fact, we’ve never met in person and have only spoken on the phone twice. But she demonstrated an incredible ability to both match and challenge my personal style brand, presenting me with four highly-curated outfits in colors and styles that suited me precisely. And it was all done from the comfort of my desk, with no need to trek from store to store in the frigid New York winter, hunting for whatever garment I happened to need.

Monday, 28 January 2013

Negative ads about Britain: it's not as if we're short of material

Doing a U-turn after decades of initiatives portraying Britain as both pleasant and welcoming probably won't be that hard. 

Our idea for a poster, based on a 1950s tourist poster, to put off potential immigrants

It's a task to which the British temperament is uniquely suited: a campaign to sell Britain short. With a year to go before the UK's current migration restrictions on Bulgarian and Romanian people are lifted, government ministers are considering mounting an advertising campaign in both countries to highlight the downsides of life in Britain, with a view to discouraging any would-be immigrants.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Is language unique to humans?

Animals communicate with each other, and sometimes with us. But that’s where the similarity between animals and us ends, as Jason Goldman explains.

When Alex unexpectedly passed away after only thirty-one years of life, his last words to his dearest friend were, "You be good. See you tomorrow. I love you." A touching sentiment indeed, but all the more impressive because Alex was an African Grey Parrot. 

What is language and what are the chances you ever get on the same wavelength with your pet?

Monday, 21 January 2013

21 Jan 2013 is Blue Monday

Today is Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year. Except for the fact that it definitely isn't...

It is if you go by what the media and the concept's originator says. It isn't if you go by what science, psychology, evidence and sanity in general say.

The "Blue Monday" phenomenon is based on the claim that there is an equation that takes into account numerous variables that negatively influence people's mood and calculates that the most depressing day of the year is the third Monday in January.
This claim is incorrect. It is unscientific. It is pseudoscientific...

 Full article here.

Havaianas flip-flops - Sao Paulo golden goose

Step into Sao Paulo fashion. Since its inception in 1962, Havaianas has sold more than four billion flip-flop pairs worldwide; put end to end that is enough pairs to go around the world 40 times.

For source go here.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Where does the Royal Family shop in London?

Aren't you curious of the Royal Family's favourite shopping haunts? Have a taste of Royal shopping...

For source go here.

Friday, 11 January 2013

Half of all food is wasted

Up to half of the world's food is wasted due to inefficient production in poorer countries and over-fussy consumers in the rich world, says a new report from the UK-based Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Listen to the report (1 min 23 s):


The world has limited resources and a growing population. By the end of this century there could be three billion extra mouths to feed. So wasting food, this new report says, is a tragedy that should not continue. The study says changing the way consumers in the rich world reject less-than-perfect-looking vegetables in the shops, and eat large quantities of meat - which requires a lot of resources to bring to market - could have an impact.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Why are filmmakers flooding the cinema with very long movies?

And, do long films attract awards? In the light of 2013 Oscars coming, we might expect the answer to this question very soon.

So, was Alfred Hitchcock wrong, saying:
"The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder"?

For source go here.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Why it's worth to make New Year's Resolutions

For those who always try and those who never care. Follow this intriguing animation and find out why you should make your resolutions on the New Year's.

So, what's your New Year's resolution?