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Nerd Merit Badges

Nerd Merit Badges

Give that nerd the recognition they deserve: Nerd Merit Badges. We're crossing our fingers that nerd-sashes start popping up around the office.

Mike Mills at Pool Gallery

Mike Mills at Pool Gallery

Mike Mills' The Only Way Out Is Through opens this Friday at Pool Gallery, and presents a collection of drawing, pamphlets, data and music and video installations.

Rabbit on the Run

Rabbit on the Run

Rabbit on the Run's winter collection is a wee one—only three items—but it includes this limited-series sweatshirt, which looks about as cozy as curling up by the fire under a futuristic, pixellated Navajo blanket.

Pendleton and Opening Ceremony

Pendleton and Opening Ceremony

At this point, we can't wait for spring, but here's one reason to skip spring and summer and move right on to Fall: Opening Ceremony's collaboration with Pendleton, which hits in August. We can't wait to wear flannel again, and we're already wearing it right now! (Via Refinery29.)

Harley Boots

Harley Boots

While there's no comparing to the classic motorcycle boot that everyone has a pair of, I have to say I am really into this new pair I spied from Harley Davidson over the weekend. X - Jen

Yunju Lee

Yunju Lee

Aw, if we had a nickel for every time we've worn a shirt with a stain and just pretended we didn't know it was there, well, we'd be able to buy a new shirt. Central St. Martins grad Yunju Lee wants you to stop hiding those stains and be proud of them. And, with ketchup dribbles, lipstick smooches and inkblot brooches, even fake 'em if you have to!

One Sound Each Day

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Taylor Deupree took one Polaroid a day for all of 2008. For 2009, he's moved on to sounds, recording one sound a day and posting it on his aural blog. Our favorite so far is January 22: His cat Pixel, asleep on his desk and snoring away.

Wood Wood X Edsor Bow Ties

Wood Wood X Edsor Bow Ties

Wood Wood's paired up with German tie makers Edsor to create this natty little number. Goes well with a bell and basket, surely.

The Book Cover Archive

The Book Cover Archive

The Book Cover Archive presents a highly-curated collection of modern and classic covers, searchable by photographer, art director, publisher, author and genre. Whoever said "Don't judge a book by it's cover" obviously wasn't a graphic designer.

Missbehave goes digital

Missbehave Goes Digital

We're sad that Missbehave will no longer present us with a wealth of colorful pages to flip through, but we're happy that at least they're sticking around online.

Skye Parrott

Skye Parrott

Aside from having a beautiful name, Skye Parrott also creates beautiful, dreamy images, many of which are presented in Perfect Days, her show opening tonight at Galerie Plume.

Inner City Snail

Inner City Snail

Slinkachu's new book, Little People in the City, documents his art—which, if you're not paying attention, might end up stuck to the bottom of your shoe. Another project is Inner City Snail. We imagine a lot of waiting went into this one. (Via Beautiful Decay.)

Shigenobu Twilight

Shigenobu Twilight

Not a purse perfume, but Shigenobu Twilight is amazing nonetheless. (Via iainclaridge)

Jethro Lazenby Cave by Hedi Slimane

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Hedi Slimane's latest subject on his Diary is named Jethro Lazenby Cave. He is the son of Nick Cave and has basically blown up within the last week while he's been in Paris walking in the menswear shows. He takes the half short and half long hair to new levels while channeling his Dad and will probably be seen everywhere by summer. X - Jen

The Laughing Man

The Laughing Man

The Laughing Man is D.C.'s newest buzz band. Believe the hype.

David Horvitz

David Horvitz

David Horvitz’s art plays with the ideas of patronage, value, and ephemerality. For one project, he’s trying to raise $1,626 for a trip to a small Okinawan island called Taketomi. If you donate more than $100 to the cause, he’ll send you an envelope filled with a rare star-sand once he gets there. At last check, he’d raised $27 toward the journey.

Mini Arcade

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Now you can decorate your cube of solitude with these tiny, toy versions of your favorite arcade cabinets from years long gone. In the wise words of one of my elders, "Holy nerd dream!"(Via Gizmodo)

Pistol Youth


We'll never look at Betty White the same. This is what nightmares are made of.

Terence Koh, Model Zombie

Terence Koh, Model Zombie

Terence Koh for United Bamboo is already the best thing I've seen this year. While we're talking about Koh for a minute, remember he stars in zombie flick "Otto; or, Up with Dead People" from Bruce La Bruce due out on DVD next month. A must see for sure. X - Jen

This Is For You Contest

This Is For You Contest

Rob Ryan's intricate paper designs are as sweet as those little candy hearts (the ones that say "Be Mine;" not the ones that say "Let's Talk"), which is why we're giving away an exclusive signed Rob Ryan print (from a limited-edition of 49) and five copies of his new book, This is For You, published by Chronicle Books. Enter now through February 11. If you win, give it to a loved one—or just keep it for yourself.