Posts tagged ‘Southern California’

August 1, 2011

Creepy but Real! Life-Like Mannequins Inspire Real-Life Shoppers

by Accidental Bear

Anatomically correct? You will never know.

These sculpted clay heads reflect the variety of  realistic and abstract designs in today's mannequins.

 A mannequin maker in Colorado is helping retailers boost clothing sales by creating more life-like models. These are custom-made mannequins that look like the real people who shop in stores — or the way shoppers imagine themselves.

In a Disney Store in Southern California, an employee helps a young customer wave a purple wand at a talking mirror. It’s part of the store’s redesign, which includes playful child-size mannequins that encourage shoppers to interact with the merchandise. The mannequins appear to curtsy and jump after balloons. MORE

February 28, 2011

Apparel with hip-hop roots isn’t just about bold logos and graffiti

by Accidental Bear

The Scifen Company Spring 2011

selectism - The Scifen Company Spring 2011

Apparel with hip-hop roots isn’t just about bold logos and graffiti based graphics. Barmak Badaei’s second season of the new look Scifen Company exhibits a paired down aesthetic with bold attention to fabric. Badaei’s take on classics, if you will, has a brash edge to it for sure, but isn’t without strong detailing and obvious considerations for the minutiae of manufacture.

We caught Scifen’s French Terry Crew in Vegas. We follow with a few highlights from the Spring collection. Coats above, more after the jump.

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January 15, 2011

California’s Gold Huell Howser You Inspire Me To Be More Like Dora The Explorer

by Accidental Bear
Huell's image on a milk bottle

Image via Wikipedia

To catch my attention you don’t  have to have a hit record ( or a wonderfully bombed one either) , have a beard or have a leaked sex tape. By accident a few time a month I find myself plopped on the couch after work on Saturdays watching Huell Burnley Howser ((born October 18, 1945) is an American television personality best known for California’s Gold, his travel show for the now former Los Angeles PBS affiliate, KCET.) scanning   California and touring places I’VE NEVER HEARD OF, which quickly gets jotted down on my road trip DREAM list.

He’s funny, goofy, has BIG BICEPS ( I’m not saying gun show any longer in response to Arizona shootings) and fullfill may daddy/ coach fetish. So, my hats off to you Huell. Keep doing what you love and I’ll see you on Saturday.

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