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I used to envy those people who knew right from the start what they wanted to be in life.
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I graduated in industrial design and started working as interior designer, but my inborn curiosity and desire to go further led me to deepen my interests and so I started a blog, studied fashion sociology, started another blog and then studied cool hunting at Central Saint Martins in London. In the meanwhile, I worked as a wristwatch designer, fashion forecaster, teacher and assistant, graphic and textile designer.
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Snarky Embroidered Shirts
Snarky Embroidered Shirts
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Digitally Glitched Fading Photography
Digitally Glitched Fading Photography
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Hidden Message Garments
Hidden Message Garments
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Custom Collaborative Typography Branding
Custom Collaborative Typography Branding
Treviso Comic Book Festival 'Unity Through Diversity'
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Color Matching Photography
Color Matching Photography
Photographer Paul Octavious Finds Pantone Matches in Real Life
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Metaphorical Cardboard Sculptures
Metaphorical Cardboard Sculptures
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Upcycled Sandal Toys
Upcycled Sandal Toys
The Ocean Sole Gives Wasted Flip-Flops a New Life
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Pleated Leather Collection
Pleated Leather Collection
Martina Spetlova's Fall/Winer 2013 Line Features Color Blocked Pleats
Though a bit unconventional, color blocked pleats are what makes Martina Spetlova’s Fall/Winter 2013 collection so interesting. The texture gives the garments an ethereal yet structural and... MORE
Rudely Versatile Greeting Cards
Rudely Versatile Greeting Cards
The Every Occasion Card is Definitely Not by Hallmark
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Animated Street Art GIFS
Animated Street Art GIFS
ABVH Brings to Life Banksy Masterpieces
If you have ever asked yourself about the digital evolution in street art and graffiti, mysterious Tumblr blogger ABVH has an answer by bringing Banksy masterpieces to life. Many artists are... MORE
Cartoon Cult Film Posters
Cartoon Cult Film Posters
Ale Giorgini Revamps Iconic Movies with a New Visual Language
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Luxurious Waffle Makers
Luxurious Waffle Makers
This Sculpture by Andrew Lewicki will Make Many Fashionistas Fall in Love
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Typography Playing Cards
Typography Playing Cards
Helveticards by Ryan Myers Are the It Cards for Designers
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Hilarious Instagram Parodies
Hilarious Instagram Parodies
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Explicitly Malicious Jewels
Explicitly Malicious Jewels
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Alluring Retro Collages
Alluring Retro Collages
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Feral Ear Ornaments
Feral Ear Ornaments
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Humanized Animal Artwork
Humanized Animal Artwork
These Designs from Wild Life Prints are Cute
It's hard not to fall in love with these Wild Life Prints. The designs present micro-staged photo-sets starring plastic animals and furniture miniatures. Keeping wild animals in your house is dangerous… MORE
Vampire-Slaying Catwalks
Vampire-Slaying Catwalks
The Gucci FW 2012 Collection Enhances a Forceful Ideal of Femininity
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Art Deco Gowns
Art Deco Gowns
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Aquatic Plant Displays
Aquatic Plant Displays
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Seemingly Singed Gowns
Seemingly Singed Gowns
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Paper Cut-Out Catwalks
Paper Cut-Out Catwalks
The Norma Kamali FW 2012 Collection was Presented in 2D
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Ladder-Like Seats
Ladder-Like Seats
Seung Yong Song Creates Space-Saving Design Solutions
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Captivating Curvaceous Paintings
Captivating Curvaceous Paintings
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Neon-Popping Accessories
Neon-Popping Accessories
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Foolish Circus Illustrations
Foolish Circus Illustrations
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Irreverently Wise Wallpapers
Irreverently Wise Wallpapers
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Glamorous Greenery Ensembles
Glamorous Greenery Ensembles
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Heel-Less Iceberg Platforms
Heel-Less Iceberg Platforms
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Mop-Faced Lookbooks
Mop-Faced Lookbooks
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Embroidered Emblem Pendants
Embroidered Emblem Pendants
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Anatomical Chopping Appliances
Anatomical Chopping Appliances
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Ironic Iconic Totes
Ironic Iconic Totes
Maude and Tilda Will Make All the Fashionistas Fall in Love
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Machine-Animal Illustrations
Machine-Animal Illustrations
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Mythological Paper Cutouts
Mythological Paper Cutouts
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Feral Ear Ornaments
Feral Ear Ornaments
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If you’re looking to stand out from the crowd, these Njuu feather cuffs are sure to help. With their ergonomic shape, these curvy feral accessories gently follow the ear’s curve and give... MORE
Art Deco Gowns
Art Deco Gowns
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Digitally Glitched Fading Photography
Digitally Glitched Fading Photography
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Color Matching Photography
Color Matching Photography
Photographer Paul Octavious Finds Pantone Matches in Real Life
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Aquatic Plant Displays
Aquatic Plant Displays
This Surreal Gardening Idea by PetitBeast Looks Like a Jellyfish
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Cartoon Cult Film Posters
Cartoon Cult Film Posters
Ale Giorgini Revamps Iconic Movies with a New Visual Language
Ale Giorgini is an Italian illustrator and cartoonist with a peculiar style that merges geometric and descriptive traits. Minimal, contemporary and somehow retro, his works are so distinctive that... MORE
Ironic Iconic Totes
Ironic Iconic Totes
Maude and Tilda Will Make All the Fashionistas Fall in Love
Nicole Locher is the creative mind behind the gorgeous, vintage-naughty brand Locher, and though the brand definitely made waves, Loocher is back with her second project entitled Maude and Tilda. A collection… MORE
Typography Playing Cards
Typography Playing Cards
Helveticards by Ryan Myers Are the It Cards for Designers
Helvetica is undoubtedly one of the most famous and loved fonts in the world. Helvetica is so famous, its been featured on thousands of flyers, booklets, posters and various kinds of graphics. Now... MORE
Snarky Embroidered Shirts
Snarky Embroidered Shirts
Locher's New Collection of Embroidered Tops Reveal Edgy Statements
Embroidered tops are taking over the world and the people at Locher’s have been fully aware and ahead of this movement for a while. Now, Locher’s is back with a brand new edgy collection. Stuck... MORE
Metaphorical Cardboard Sculptures
Metaphorical Cardboard Sculptures
Laurence Vallieres Turns Societal Issues into Cardboard Animals
Animal trophies belong to human archetypal imagery of luscious, burgeois mansions and still possess a great fascination, and Laurence Vallieres plays off of this theme with her cardboard pieces.... MORE
Explicitly Malicious Jewels
Explicitly Malicious Jewels
French Brand Locher's Collection Doesn't Leave Much up to Imagination
The French brand Locher’s is back with the new jewelry collection featuring malicious pendants that don’t leave much to imagination. Keeping up with the playful iconic ironic style, (higly... MORE
Irreverently Wise Wallpapers
Irreverently Wise Wallpapers
The 'Truth Hurts' Nico Ordozgoiti Series Tests Attachment to iPhones
We all know the particular kind of excitement that a new smartphone brings and the 'Truth Hurts' series by Nico Ordozgoiti brings another emotion to the table. You may have heard your friends warn you… MORE
Alluring Retro Collages
Alluring Retro Collages
These Prints by Sabrina Tibourtine are the Perfect Match for Every Wall
At the first glance, these collage prints by Sabrina Tibourtine strike the eye with their retro, vintage appeal, clearly inspired by those old American ads of the 50s, featuring gentle, polite... MORE
Seemingly Singed Gowns
Seemingly Singed Gowns
The Giles Fall 2012 Collection Showcased Singed Gowns
Giles Deacon is renowned for his surprising, innovative and provoking creations, and he did not disappoint with the Giles Fall 2012 collection, showcasing seemingly singed dresses. A sort of enchanting,… MORE