Summer Magazine Swimsuit Covers

gq-swimsuitThe summer season is now in the Northern Hemisphere, and with it comes the traditional summer swimsuit magazine covers.

These covers are intended to not only get you to dream of what might be a good swimsuit design, but also to stop readers in their tracks so they purchase the magazine.

With so many to chose from, however, we have collected a few of our recent favorites.

 

 

 

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Naja Lingerie rolling on after $50K raised on Kickstarter

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Colombian born entrepreneur Catalina Girald has continued the rollout of her Naja online lingerie product line, after a successful fundraising round of over $50,000 on Kickstarter.

Naja-catalina-long_grandeThe Standford educated entrepreneur was an original founder of one of the first venture-funded fashion sites, (MOXSIE) for independent designers, which was later sold to Fab.com.

When asked about her new venture, Catalina Girald answered, “We celebrate strong women. We’ve done away with fans blowing fake wind into our models’ hair, and old, dated lingerie designs. Our fresh designs, pricing and mission to empower women are challenging the industry, and we’re building the first billion-dollar online lingerie brand for the next generation woman.”

The capsule collection, inspired by Tattoos and Japanese Shunga, consists of a basic line and three groups including “The Secret Lives of Sparrows”, “One Night in Cashmere”, and “Miyoko Loves a Dragon”.

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The collection is characterized by innovative and surprising prints on the interior of all the bra cups, so that every woman can carry her own little secret. All of the fabrics are exclusively designed for Naja by a local San Francisco Tattoo artist and are individually hand printed making each piece slightly unique.

In keeping with Catalina’s vision of making great design accessible, the collection is fairly priced with bras ranging from $45 to $70 and panties ranging from $12 to $22. All Naja purchases directly contribute to the employment of under-privileged women in the poorest areas of the world.

Can You build this Pop-Up House in Four Days with a Screwdriver?

Refrigerator.com reports on a pop-up house you can build in four days with a screwdrivers. As wild as the claim may be, there has been a great deal of momentum in creating pre-fab homes, and pre-fab home modules. This trend has been covered and supported extensively by Dwell Magazine/
In this case, the home, called Passivhaus (“Passive House”) was designed by MultiPod Studio. According to Refrigerator.com:
The Marseille-based design firm has come up with a prototype called the Pop-Up House—made out of wood, foam, and screws—that you can supposedly assemble with just a basic screw gun.
According to the designers, the whole shebang should cost about €200 per square meter, or roughly $26 per square foot. Right now, the MultiPod website showcases two different styles of the Pop-Up House: a single-room, 70-square-meter rectangular cube and a 150-square-meter prototype with two wings (think bedrooms) on either side of a larger connecting room.
Not only does this pop-up building have interesting potential as a home, or temporary shelter, but also as a pop-up restaurant, cafe, gallery or museum.
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Certified Organic Label GREEN EMBASSY at Vancouver Fashion Week

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GREEN EMBASSY is Australia’s first internationally recognized organically certified fashion label, and they rocked the runway at the recent Vancouver Fashion Week.

FBWeb_L_053_7011GREEN EMBASSY is designed, knitted, spun, felted, stitched and embroidered from scratch at her sun-drenched farm in the Western Australian bush. GREEN EMBASSY combines the lack of eco-consciousness missing in the fashion industry with timeless designs, luxury organically certified materials, traditional handmade techniques, and elaborate art into fashionable, wearable pieces.

GREEN EMBASSY uses only the finest materials such as 100% certified organic Australian alpaca, merino, silk and organic natural fibers.  The brand recently had a successful show for EcoLuxe London for London Fashion Week 2014, and is also participated recently in a Seattle for the “Everybody Every Body Fashion Show” where the debut of their Night in The Bush Collection took place.

http://greenembassy.com.au/

New York Fashion Week for Exotic Rugs by Doris Blau

New York Fashion Week recently was in full swing, and rugmaker Doris Leslie Blau took the opportunity to show us the fashion coordination that goes into her work, with this fantastic photo shoot:

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