Beach boys and their wooden toys

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Despite being made from wood, these beautiful, pre-1950s estate cars were far from green – "environmental issue" just wasn’t part of the vocabulary back then. However, this didn’t stop the cars being snapped up by those who would become proponents of the early green movement – the surfing community. Full story [Via Men’s Vogue]  

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Paul Smith / Alexander Girard wooden figurines

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Not only does Paul Smith bring us some great clothes, they also manage to track down and showcase some of the funkiest artwork. Last month Paul Smith displayed the wonderfully eccentric vinyl toys of Keiichi Tanaami, which were a refreshing departure from some of the more mainstream collectibles on the market. This time around, the fashion house is featuring the …

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Medicom – Levis Collaboration

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Medicom, the designer toy company that makes the ever-so-cute Bearbricks, and Levis (the jeans company, dummy) have joined up in an unlikely alliance, the result of which is a totally unique collection involving luminous, road-safety style material and a tiny toy bear dressed like a YMCA cowboy. The jeans feature the motorist-alerting material around the back pockets and hem, while …

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Skullcandy G.I. headphones

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Ever felt a bit self conscious about your white iPod wires clashing with your fatigues, or your headphones not looking tough enough on the battlefield? It’s a dilemma that every modern soldier faces in this day and age, where tech companies just don’t consider the fashion implications of their designs. Well, no longer. Skullcandy has eliminated the embarrassment of being …

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Transformers movie released today: Top five robots

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For once I know what I’m doing this Friday night. Granted the choice usually falls between drinking at home or drinking away from my home, but it can be a difficult one to make, especially if there’s a few good flicks on (bah, who needs friends anyway).No, tonight I’m going to watch giant robots kick the living circuitry out of …

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NiceBunny paper Transformers

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So they don’t change from vehicles into robots in a few sharp flicks of the wrist, but these "cut out and keep" Transformers will still look unbelievably cool sitting on you desk. You’ll surely be the envy of all your work colleagues. Either that or you’ll be subject to taunts of "geek" before finding your newest cubicle buddies stapled together …

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Mercury Prize shortlist: Who will win?

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It’s that time of year again when the nominations for the Most Useless, sorry, Mercury Prize are announced. The Mercury Prize has an impressive track history of bestowing its paper weight on bands and singers who go on to do absolutely nothing of note after their "win". Talvin Singh? Ms Dynamite? Franz Ferdinand? Er, M People? Speak up please, we …

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