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42 Modern Medieval Innovations

From Knights in Armor to Cinderella Carriages

— April 21, 2009 — Art & Design
Some might call it obscure, but many others think Medieval themes bring an air of enchantment to modern day living. As this oxymoronic cluster of modern medieval trends demonstrates, knights in armor, princesses, sorceresses and wizards are all making a welcome comeback into today’s pop culture.

Weird? Maybe, but I’m betting a lot of men wouldn’t mind wooing a damsel in distress, and many modern day maidens wouldn’t object to being swept off their feet by charming knights.
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Steel Gauntlets
Steel Gauntlets
Medieval Iron Fists Send a Strong Signal to Coworkers
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Edible Gardens
Edible Gardens
Chef Heston Blementhal's Cooks With Fake Dirt and Rocks
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Educational Plush Toys
Educational Plush Toys
Activist 'Good News Grizzly' Takes Up Armor for Charity
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Medieval Repo Fantasies
Medieval Repo Fantasies
What Will Happen if Wizard's Car Is Repossessed?
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Digital Medieval Cookbooks
Digital Medieval Cookbooks
King Richard II's Recipes Online
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Suits of Armor For Animals II
Suits of Armor For Animals II
Warrior Mice by Jeff de Boer
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19th Century Inspired Shoes
19th Century Inspired Shoes
The POSSO Spat Collection
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Giant Crystal Horses
Giant Crystal Horses
Swarovski 'Lucky Spot' Sculpture by Stella McCartney Rings in Easter
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Wagon Wheeled SUVs
Wagon Wheeled SUVs
Medieval Design Meets Modern Bling
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Sleaze-Driven Designers
Sleaze-Driven Designers
Hermione de Paula's S/S ‘09 ‘I Heart Elizabeth Berkley'
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Protective Armor as Home Decor
Protective Armor as Home Decor
Ruth Borgenicht Chain Mail Sculptures
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Virtual Castle Tours
Virtual Castle Tours
Hearst Castle Implements Budget-Friendly Option for Travelers
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‘Cinderella' Carriages
‘Cinderella' Carriages
Australia's Gilded Birthday Gift to the Queen of England
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Historical Lego Sets
Historical Lego Sets
Medieval Market Village
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Subverted Fashion Primers
Subverted Fashion Primers
'Pants Optional' Guide Blends Style Tips with Medieval Illustrations
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$100,000 Barbie Dolls
$100,000 Barbie Dolls
The Diamond Castle Collection Doll
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Castle & Palace Hotels
Castle & Palace Hotels
Global Fairytale Escapes
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Juxtaposing Modern Culture With 17th Century Art
Juxtaposing Modern Culture With 17th Century Art
Alan Macdonald's Paintings
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Seducing The Knight in Armor
Seducing The Knight in Armor
Gucci Hysteria Campaign
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Umbrella Weapons
Umbrella Weapons
The Sword Umbrella by Bruce and Stephanie Tharp of Materious
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Fierce Fashion Armor
Fierce Fashion Armor
These Stylish Accessories Are Chainmail Chic
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Warrior Cats
Warrior Cats
Masterpiece Suits of Armor Designed for Fragile Felines
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Recession Inspired Fashion
Recession Inspired Fashion
Soft Goth
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Fake Metal Bikinis
Fake Metal Bikinis
'Organic Armor' Bustier Sets
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Personalized Body Armor
Personalized Body Armor
Pitbull Armory Makes Heavy Metal Protection for Your Bff
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16th Century Chic
16th Century Chic
Gareth Pugh's Elizabethan and Shakespearian Couture
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You as Medieval Art
You as Medieval Art
Old-Fashioned Portraits by Eyeworks
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Avant-Garde Elizabethan Collars
Avant-Garde Elizabethan Collars
'A Call to Armor' by Gareth Pugh in NY Times Style Magazine
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Medieval Fashion
Medieval Fashion
Stella McCartney A/W 2008
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Gothic Fairy Taletography
Gothic Fairy Taletography
Germany's ‘Wahre Maerchen' Surreal Photo Exhibit
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Head Armor Accessories
Head Armor Accessories
Alexander McQueen's Extreme Warrior Masks Make You A Chic Tinman
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Warrior Chic Fashion
Warrior Chic Fashion
Battle-Ready Prada Armor Dresses and Hip Wader Boots for Fall '09
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Luxury For Your Princess
Luxury For Your Princess
Designer Kids Rooms
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Galactic Body Armor
Galactic Body Armor
Protective Fashion Garb in Highlights Magazine's 'Armour Karma'
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Elizabethan Fashion for Men
Elizabethan Fashion for Men
John Galliano Fall 2008
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Bespoke Princess Beds
Bespoke Princess Beds
Treasured Dreams Carriage Beds
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Vintage Corset Reinventions
Vintage Corset Reinventions
‘What Katie Did' Lingerie
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Gothic Renaissance Fashion
Gothic Renaissance Fashion
Louise Simmonds ‘Alter' Collection is her First
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Fairytale Fashion
Fairytale Fashion
Cinderella Gowns and Princesses on Peas
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17th Century Bell-Bottom Gowns
17th Century Bell-Bottom Gowns
Christian Dior Spring 2009 Haute Couture Mixes The Eras
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Gothic Fantasy Paintography
Gothic Fantasy Paintography
Alicja Raczek's Dark Fairies, Sorceresses and Instruments
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