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History of Wrapping Paper

There will likely come a day, sometime in the not-too-distant future, when we look back on wrapping paper with the kind of retrospective condescension we reserve for the most naive elements of our history. Wasting precious paper -- killing trees -- for decoration! Spending money on a total frivolity! How ridiculous people were back then!
And it is true: The money we spend on it notwithstanding -- $2.6 billion annually, per one estimate -- there is something quite trivial about wrapping paper. As much as half of the 85 million tons of paper products Americans consume each year, apparently, goes toward packaging, wrapping, and decorating objects -- and wrapping paper and shopping bags on their own account for about 4 million tons of the trash we create annually in the U.S. In Britain, per one estimate, people throw away 226,800 miles of wrapping paper over the holidays alone -- enough to stretch nine times around the world.
So wrapping paper is expensive. Wrapping paper is wasteful. Wr…

Performance Technology - The Future of Menswear

The Role Of Performance TechnologyHaving entered the year’s final chapter, this is often considered a time to reflect on the months and perhaps years gone by. However, society’s current obsession with nostalgia is a constant reminder of yesteryear, with the prevalence of retro-inspired designs not only in the world of fashion but pop culture in general. Although previous decades have gifted menswear numerous timeless wardrobe staples, the dizzying barrage of heritage designs, Polaroid image filters, 1980s synthesizers and festive Fair Isle knitwear can at times be more than a little nauseating. With a New Year approaching, we can instead choose to look ahead and attempt to predict the future trends and developments that may soon become reality. Technology is often the key to any industry advancement and in its cold and clinical resolve lies the perfect antidote to nostalgia’s warm, fuzzy reassurance. More so t…

Countess Mara - New Video

How to Tie a Bow Tie

Why I Am Leaving The Empire

TODAY is my last day at the Empire... 'I no longer have the pride, or the belief' After almost 12 years, first as a summer intern, then in the Death Star and now in London, I believe I have worked here long enough to understand the trajectory of its culture, its people and its massive, genocidal space machines. And I can honestly say that the environment now is as toxic and destructive as I have ever seen it. To put the problem in the simplest terms, throttling people with your mind continues to be sidelined in the way the firm operates and thinks about making people dead. The Empire is one of the galaxy’s largest and most important oppressive regimes and it is too integral to galactic murder to continue to act this way. The firm has veered so far from the place I joined right out of Yoda College that I can no longer in good conscience point menacingly and say that I identify with what it stands for. For more than a decade I recruited and mentored candidates, some of whom were…

Tie Magnets
Keep your tie in check without wrapping a gaudy chain around the thing with Tie Mags($20-$30). Made from industrial strength magnets, these stylish accessories can be worn overtop or underneath your tie and serve to hold it in place no matter what you might be doing. Available in pyramid or target-like designs for wear on the outside, or as a straight bar for covertly keeping things in place.

30 Gifts for Geeks

Everybody has its own description of creativity as creativity is appreciated as per every individual’s understanding of creativity. However, I believe that creativity is anything that is unique and is of value. Also, creativity does not have to be a piece of art; creativity could be in anything. One should learn to appreciate new, unique and creative inventions of ingenious people. Today, in this article have carefully selected 30 best creative geek products that can actually be a part of your practical life. You can flaunt them and enjoy your friends feeling envious about it. All the items listed below have been selected for the purpose of sharing some of the best creative products with you. They are cool, different and totally worth falling in love with. Scrolling down the page, I can assure you that you will be amazed at the inventor’s creativity and at the same time, enjoy it thoroughly. I want to buy most of the products, if not all. Without any further delay, lets jump to the l…

Tie Clip Without the Tie

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Undiscovered One-Stop Shops

Gifting | One-Stop Online ShopsFOODMEN'S FASHIONWOMEN'S FASHION By FLORENCE KANEDECEMBER 11, 2012, 5:18 PM1 Comment There’s nothing quite like walking into a shop with your holiday gift list and finding something for everyone (or at least several of the giftees on your list) in that one place. That is, if it’s not one of those stores going out of its way to make your buying experience as irritating as possible. This year, try browsing online boutiques that offer one-stop gratification, whether you want to cross each recipient off in a single visit or cover perhaps at least all the tweens or pet-lovers in your life in a few clicks. Here are some of T’s favorites, from the gift-centric to green-thumbed and more.
Perfect for the undecided giver, Wantful lets you choose 12 items all in the same price range from its curated selection of thousands of presents (including charitable donations), then prints your picks in a stylish booklet and sends it to your giftee, who…

10 Great Products

Yes, the balloon lamp above is a real gadget, and not just some concept that a designer whipped up. It utilizes a high-intensity LED light for illumination, and the bulb can run continuously for 100-hours when the li-ion battery is fully charged. Continue reading to see ten more fun gadgets and accessories that every geek needs. 10. Boombox Watch

9. Keyboard Plate

8. Shark Socks

7. Minecraft Bottle Opener

6. Scooter Cutter

5. USB-Powered Toast Hand Warmers

4. Inflatable Chair

3. Cocoon Tent

2. CTRL+Alt+Del Waffle Maker

1. Magnetic Levitating Cloud