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A 1962 Film of a Man Getting a Beard and Mustache Wig at a London Wigmaker

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In this curious 1962 film clip from British Pathé, a man gets a custom beard and mustache wig from a London wigmaker. The film’s narrator makes much light of the retro fashion for beards in 1960s England. Given the woolly mammoths who roam the highs streets of America’s hippest cities, surely a remake is in order.

This guy’s got the modern craze for great grandfather’s days.

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Tiny Boxes With Hidden Surprises To Make Others Happy

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The gift of an experience is better than the gift of an object. Kim Welling, an artist from the Netherlands, solved the puzzle of how to gift an experience by creating The Instant Comfort Pocket Box, a decorated match-box with a nice message and 3D image inside.

The Instant Comfort Pocket Box works because it’s an authentic and thoughtful gift. Wellington’s style feels crafty and real, the messages simple and sincere, and there is a satisfaction in opening a little box and finding something wonderful inside, just for you.

Wellington left the Illustration program at Utrecht School of the Arts in 2007 to study on her own. This pivotal decision allowed her to focus on developing her personal style, and to create projects like this one.

More info: kimwelling.com | Etsy | Facebook (h/t: designtaxi)

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A Remarkable Quilt Featuring a Colorful Animated Galloping Horse Based on 19th-Century Photographs

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Animated horse quilt

Animator Nina Paley designed a remarkable quilt consisting of 12 blocks, each featuring a horse in a different position as it gallops. When photographed and animated in a 12-frame loop (what Paley calls quiltimiation), the result is a stunning mix of color and patterns as the horse gallops. The quilt fill patterns are by Chris Carlson and stitchcoding and binding were done by Theodore Gray. The animation itself is based on horse gait photographs by 19th-century English photographer Eadweard Muybridge.

The animation at full speed:

Animated horse quilt fast

And the animation slowed down for reference:

Animated horse quilt slow

images via Nina Paley’s Blog

via Nina Paley

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A Remarkable Quilt Featuring a Colorful Animated Galloping Horse Based on 19th-Century Photographs

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Animated horse quilt

Animator Nina Paley designed a remarkable quilt consisting of 12 blocks, each featuring a horse in a different position as it gallops. When photographed and animated in a 12-frame loop (what Paley calls quiltimiation), the result is a stunning mix of color and patterns as the horse gallops. The quilt fill patterns are by Chris Carlson and stitchcoding and binding were done by Theodore Gray. The animation itself is based on horse gait photographs by 19th-century English photographer Eadweard Muybridge.

The animation at full speed:

Animated horse quilt fast

And the animation slowed down for reference:

Animated horse quilt slow

images via Nina Paley’s Blog

via Nina Paley