Time-based photography can be powerful and very telling. And few know this better than Danish photographer Peter Funch. For nearly a decade, Funch photographed the ritualistic exodus from (presumably) home to work. Funch took up a post just outside of Grand Central Station in New York City, as morning commuters scurried the streets of Manhattan…

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On the heels of (no pun intended) the wildly popular Humans of New York series by Brandon Stanton, photographer Stacey Baker takes a slightly different approach, but in a similar vein. Baker, associate photo editor at The New York Times Magazine, takes to the streets and photographs women’s legs from the waist down. The collection…

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Though we would not necessarily describe ourselves, or our design philosophy as quirky, we can certainly appreciate an idiosyncratic design approach. Italian-based multidisciplinary design practice Mathery Studio seem to live and die by such an unconventional way of thinking, and it shows in their exceptional, and sometimes eccentric, work. Case in point is a recent…

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It’s often said that fashion inspiration comes from a really wide and diverse assortment of sources, and we’re certain food is one of them. The work of San Francisco-based artist Gretchen Röehrs makes for a pretty amusing and rather literal interpretation of such influence. Röehrs dresses up her whimsical fashion sketches with a variety of…

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Yes, we know, we know… animals taking on human characteristics is a bit gimmicky. It’s a practice that’s been around forever, and one that never ceases to rouse wonderment in the eyes of children the world over (and those young at heart, too). But this series by Barcelona-based photographer/filmmaker Yago Partal is somehow different. Partal…

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Dutch artist Guda Koster creates living sculptures with actual people, which result in these terrific photographs. Influences of fashion, interior design and even theater are evident in her work. In her own words, Koster’s work serves as social commentary: “I make installations, sculptures and photographs in which clothing plays an important part. Clothing doesn’t just…

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Yes, we are suckers for series, and we especially love this one. Brazilian designer/illustrator Frederico Birchal depicts famous figures from music, movies and television with just costumes. Birchal’s attention to detail really elevates this series. Awesome concept, excellent execution. Well done! Via Behance

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Finnish installation artist Kaarina Kaikkonen creates art using, of all things, second-hand clothing. Her impressive large-scale installations explore symmetry and color in some really interesting ways. Her latest work, Are We Still Going On?, involves hundreds of children’s shirts hung in rows, meant to resemble the interior framework of a giant ship. Via atpdiary.com and…

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Nashville-based illustrator/designer/artist Derrick Castle (aka Straw Castle) started off designed t-shirts. With more exposure came more opportunities, and Castle has since gone on to illustrate designs for the likes of Kid Rock, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, and Def Leppard, among others. The details in his block printing are phenomenal. Be sure to also check out…

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No, we’re not referring to the fantastical omnipresent electronic devices that have been embedded in our very culture. We’re referring to Apple’s short-lived clothing line from the mid-’80s. You can be sure knockoffs are just around the corner at your local Urban Outfitters. Via mashable.com

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