Faux Real

Society's attraction to fakeness reflects an unfading desire for status goods
Implications - Real and fake are blurring as people embrace all things faux, shaped in part by the inability to afford 'the real thing' in a recession. Engagement in guessing games points toward the enjoyment of flaunting affordable goods disguised as luxuries. Taking advantage of creative parody in a time of economic uncertainty coaxes cash-strapped consumers to reopen their wallets.
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Warm Top 6 Examples: 67,306 Total Clicks Jul 09 - Sep 09
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Faux Fur Fashion Lines - Rachel Zoe's QVC Line Won't Make PETA Mad
SCORE: 6
V. Hot 22,988 Clicks Pub: Sep 4, 09
Faux Fur Fashion Lines
Rachel Zoe's QVC Line Won't Make PETA Mad
To clear up any confusion, Rachel Zoe’s QVC fashion line, which is set to roll out on QVC.com next week, is definitely a real line. But what the celeb stylist has churned out is a collection of retro-glam… [More]
Modernist Faux Victorian Architecture - The Perforated House by Kavellaris Urban Design
SCORE: 4.1
Hot 12,998 Clicks Pub: Aug 17, 09
Modernist Faux Victorian Architecture
The Perforated House by Kavellaris Urban Design
One glance at the Perforated House by Kavellaris Urban Design simply won’t do; the architecture of the home is so unique that it begs the eyes to look back again, at least a second time, to drink in the… [More]
Fake Landscapes - Helmut Smits Creates a Clear Blue Sky Billboard
SCORE: 5.1
Warm 8,791 Clicks Pub: Jul 8, 09
Fake Landscapes
Helmut Smits Creates a Clear Blue Sky Billboard
The Clear Blue Sky Billboard was created by Helmut Smits in an attempt to make a fake and portable skyline. The billboard is great for people who live in big crowded cities, where there aren’t many parks.… [More]
Faux Hardcore T-Shirts - The Bulletproof Vest Tee Looks Tough But Won't Protect From a Gun
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Warm 9,959 Clicks Pub: Jul 28, 09
Faux Hardcore T-Shirts
The Bulletproof Vest Tee Looks Tough But Won't Protect From a Gun
This t-shirt from Dynomighty Design may not protect you against a hail of bullets, but it does look pretty cool! The Bulletproof Vest T-Shirt is a screen replica of a bulletproof vest on a black tee. Since… [More]
Fake Wallet Totes - Baggu Bags for the Eco-Friendly Are Ultra Compact
SCORE: 3.2
Mild 8,607 Clicks Pub: Jul 20, 09
Fake Wallet Totes
Baggu Bags for the Eco-Friendly Are Ultra Compact
Baggu Bags are meant for the eco-friendly, but with the price of plastic bags rising in the Toronto area, soon everyone could be turning to these totes. These reusable bags are so compact, they can fold… [More]
Fake Animal Scarves - Faux Foxy T-Shirt Adds Style Without Killing Critters
SCORE: 3.5
Mild 3,963 Clicks Pub: Aug 5, 09
Fake Animal Scarves
Faux Foxy T-Shirt Adds Style Without Killing Critters
If you’re against animal cruelty, but still love the style that fur exudes, then you’ll probably enjoy the Faux Foxy T-shirt by Rumplo. The unique Faux Foxy T-shirt by Rumplo has the image of a dead fox… [More]