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Wedding website, 100 Layer Cake has posted some new photos of the Launderette ties at Hitched. You can get a better idea of how bitchin’ the Grooms Lounge was too. Thank you Layer Cake! Your nuptial news is delicious!

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From baroque extravagance to simple elegance, here are but a few of the most beautiful libraries around the world. Austrian National Library, Vienna, Austria Trinity College Library, AKA, The Long Room, Dublin, Ireland George Peabody Library, Baltimore, Maryland Strahov Monastery, Prague, Czech Republic Rennie Mackintosh Library, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland Real Gabinete Portugues De […]

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Now here’s a way to get in touch with your inner Jane Goodall, yet still have your own private hot tub deck overlooking the jungle-clad shores of Lake Tanganyika. Greystoke Mahale and Elewana resorts take glamping seriously. Since there are no roads within 62 miles of Greystoke Mahale, you’ll have to take a plane. Once […]

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When marrying the love of your life, you want to encapsulate your relationship, express your two personalities; and you have one photograph to do it. Mango Red, takes a unique engagement photo. You’ll have to fly them out from the Philippines, but it’ll be worth it. Have you ever seen engagement photos so elaborate and uniquely […]

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Callithea davisi Native Origin: Peru The Lycaenidae family has approximately 4,700 species unevenly distributed worldwide. Coppers are common in northern temperate regions, blues numerous in Old World tropics, and hairstreaks particularly abundant in the New World tropics. Adults are small to tiny and often brilliantly colored–iridescent blues, bright reds, and oranges. Both sexes have three pairs of walking legs, and visit flowers […]

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Charles Phoenix, the “King of Kodachrome,” knows his kitsch. From tree flocking to Pall Malls, Phoenix’s slideshows will educate you on the foibles and follies of the 1950s and 1960s. His delightful narration of found slides highlight the most precious details of vintage American life. From his holiday show, for example, observe this slide and […]

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Its as though Mom deck to deck copied every Christmas special, seasonal commercial and holiday episode we ever taped onto one VHS cassette. Betamax Xmas has collected December programing from every year in the 1980’s for us to watch online. You might lose some time on this one. Hall & Oates (looking like Lionel Ritche) […]

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A new bike is one of the the best gifts you get for Christmas. Just down the street from Launderette headquarters, we found Linus Bikes building some of the cleanest, most beautiful bikes we’ve seen for people who need to get about town. In their own words: “simple, affordable, elegant bikes for riding around and […]

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An unexpected smell can trigger our strongest memories of a time and place. A waft that unlocks a complete experience. Perfume can be distracting, often overbearing, and only useful as a reminder of the person who once wore it. The girl wearing Curve in geology class, my brother in his Drakkar Noir period. But what […]

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This time of year chocolate gets hotter; it finds itself in socks; it occasionally barks. Perhaps you take your sugar gummy, or prefer your confections in cookie form. Regardless, we’re about to show you something you may very well regret knowing about. You may feel yourself compelled to order a five pound bag of Swedish […]

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