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On the Value of a Good Sawhorse

In his workshop in Rumford Falls, Maine, Gregory Sullivan makes custom furniture by hand and from local materials. He’s also a writer–and a rather elegant one at that. Often he writes about the value of craftsmanship and crafting traditions of the past. Here’s what Sullivan thought about when he saw this photo of Marilyn Monroe: Marilyn [...]

9 of the World’s Weirdest Museums

While museums dedicated to Spam and barbed wire are strange in their specificity, some museums are just plain bizarre in their subject matter. Here are some of the weirdest museums ever curated. 1. Leila’s Hair Museum Flickr These days, the idea of hair jewelry seems like something that should be left to stalkers and serial killers, but [...]

The Ladies of Warhol, Picasso and Lichtenstein in Real Life

Here’s model Megan Fay, appearing as Andy Warhol’s iconic Marilyn Monroe, with two other models dressed and painted to look like works by Pablo Picasso and Roy Lichtenstein. They were decorated this way for a Halloween event by the fashion company American Apparel. Link -via Super Punch

The Perfect Scent: Chanel No. 5

How do you make the perfect perfume? Start with one that already failed twice. Octogenarians are rarely described as “seductive.” But when a 2009 poll asked 3,000 British newspaper readers to name the world’s most seductive scent, the winner was no spring chicken. Nearly nine decades after its creation, Chanel No. 5 took the title. The [...]

The Favorite Movies of 42 Famous People

Presidents & Politicians What’s with presidents and High Noon? 1. Barack Obama – The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather: Part II (1974) When Katie Couric asked then-presidential-candidate Barack Obama what his favorite movie is, he replied, “Oh, I think it would have to be The Godfather. One and Two. Three not so much. That saga — I [...]

13 Disturbing Pieces of Art from History

The media gets a lot of criticism for violent and disturbing imagery. Movies, TV, video games, tabletop RPGs, comic books, and various other things have all gone through periods where they’re blamed for exposing children to dark and unsettling things. What people forget is that the media of yesterday — fine art specifically — were [...]

Android Anatomy Reveals What Lies Beneath Their Robotic Skins

This series by illustrator Yves Joe Malgorn should be subtitled Visible Robot, and it reveals what lies beneath the skin of some of pop culture’s most beloved droids like C-3PO, Bender, Mickey Mouse and Marilyn Monroe? Apparently the illustrator believes that he is an android, and therefore other humans (especially females) must be full of robotic [...]

Never Before Seen Pictures of Marilyn Monroe

It takes a lot of poise to still look beautiful, sexy and powerful while using crutches, but if anyone could do it -it was Marilyn Monroe. And the gorgeous pictures of the late, great actress featured on The Huffington Post show just how stunning she could look, even with an ankle injury. If you love [...]

Wonderfully Weird Subway Posters

Japan is well-known for its fascination with pop culture icons, which is why it’s not too surprising that even their subway posters feature immediately recognizable characters including Jesus, Superman, Marilyn Monroe and more. The one above reminds commuters not to forget their umbrella. See more at Flavorwire. Link

Composite Celebrities

George Chamoun, an art student from Sweden, smoothly blended iconic stars of a previous generation with current popular actors. Pictured above is Marilyn Monroe and Scarlett Johansson. Link -via Nerdcore