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Wanted: Stylist Ready for Lifelong Commitment

make mine buttercream.jpgWith any luck you’ll only have to experience the psychological trauma of planning a wedding once, but should you enjoy a challenge like matching the bride’s eye color in the perfect shade of ribbon (when in doubt, go with the grosgrain), might we suggest joining Martha Stewart Weddings as an associate stylist? The right candidate will develop, produce, and style stories for the magazine in a position that is “less fashion- and beauty-oriented, and more focused on clever ideas and crafts.” Sounds like a job that will be somewhere between the happiest day of your life and the career of your dreams.

Say “I do” to applying for this associate stylist, Martha Stewart Weddings position or view all the current design jobs.

New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

Spend the Final Days of Summer Watching Vintage TV Commercials

sugarcane99.jpgWatch out, YouTube, because wacky wedding videos have nothing on vintage commercials. From Duke University comes AdViews, a growing online archive of television commercials that date from the 1950s to the 1980s. Alongside ads for familiar products such as Crest, Pampers, and an array of breakfast cereals (Honey-Comb’s big! Yeah, yeah, yeah!) are those for brands that have been lost to the ages, including Studebaker, Fluffo, and the sinister-sounding Sugarcane 99, the Splenda of its day. The newly digitized archive contains commercials created or collected by the ad agency Benton & Bowles and its successor, D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles, and can be viewed and downloaded free of charge via iTunes.

New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

BAC chair by Jasper Morrison for Cappellini


British designer Jasper Morrison has designed BAC, a wooden chair for Italian brand Cappellini. (more…)

Dan Blank: Timelapse of LA Wildfire

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Pump Up The Stam With V Magazine’s Eighties-Inspired Editorial

imageJessica Stam stars in an awesomely eighties-inspired spread in this month’s V Magazine, on newsstands tomorrow. The editorial showcases Stam working out in some of fall’s hottest looks, with an equally hot trainer, because everyone knows you should never stretch in a Balmain jumpsuit alone. You could pull a thread, or possibly a muscle. Other exercise ensembles include a Marc Jacobs sweater and boots, Adidas by Stella McCartney leggings layered with Chanel leg warmers, and a pair of seriously fierce Louis Vuitton over-the-knee boots that will scare off anyone who may be inclined to steal your spot on the elliptical machine. We’re not sure whether we’re more motivated to shop or sweat after a peek at the photoshoot, but we’ll be getting in our cardio somehow, that’s for sure. See the slideshow for a preview of the spread, and be sure to pick up this month’s issue of V magazine tomorrow!

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MARE outdoors furniture

Mare is a range of outdoors furniture inspired by the light reflected on the sea waves. Chaise long, Sunbed, Table, Chair, Sunbed at floor level, floo..

Awesome new flashlight design

Blackfire’s cool new LED flashlight–which seems, in the first 30 seconds of this video, to be related to Pixar’s iconic desk lamp–has a clamp cleverly integrated into its handle; that combined with the articulating head make this a handyman’s dream.

If you’re at work, you can turn the sound off while playing this video to mute the Disney-like music and enthusiastic promotional voice-over; the animation alone explains it all.

Sadly, Blackfire’s website is not yet up.


Jessica Hische Illustration

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Great style from this Brooklyn based illustrator. These are two of six pieces that ran as covers, each showing why Boston is great in the winter.

Messograf: Pocket Caliper/Pen

Until 3D scanners become cheaper and ubiquitous, ID’ers are still going to need that tomahawk-like set of calipers in the drawer.

The Multi-function Messograf Pocket Caliper/Pen is a handy substitute. While the stubby prongs aren’t long enough to, say, read the diameter of a bottle, they’re enough to determine wall thickness, board thickness, wire gauges, fastener diameters, etc.

If you’re going to pick one up, avoid Garrett Wade tool catalog, which sells them for $27.90; Passion for Pens has them for $19.55.

–> Core77