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WIND BENEATH THE SHEETS

June 22 |

The Brookstone Bed Fan is a slick device that’s specifically designed to send wind under your bed sheets instead of the normal wide directional breeze. It works by sucking in air from downbottom and pumping it upwards. It’s also remote powered for all you lazy folk! Snagging one will run you a cool $100 USD.

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OBEY 2012 KEITH HARING COLLECTION

June 19 |

Shepherd Fairey’s Obey partners up with the Keith Haring Foundation for their 2012 collection. Not only does Fairey honor the pioneer street artist that Haring was, but the collaboration also serves to “educate” a lot of the new school about how that revolutionary visual language inspired concepts like Obey. While many will criticize the merger as a commercial ploy for Obey product), we understand that it’s necessary for legacies like Haring’s to continue to resonate. Right on Shepherd!

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CENSORING THE INTERNET

December 7 |

As hard (and ironic) as it may be to believe, the information super highwayaka The Internetis in danger of being censored by the U.S. Government. According to the Protect IP Act (Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property) that’s currently on route to Congress, corporations are seeking the power to censor what they dub “unauthorized” media sites. Take a look at the following video to understand what’s truly at stake and how it endangers the basic Internet principles of expression and exchange. And make sure you check out AmericanCensorship.org to find out more about what…

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NO HOMER

December 7 |

A few years back, Format Magazine and Moxy Creative ran a Simponsinspired illustration series called “No Homer.” The idea was to “Simpsonize” popular HipHop icons like Kanye West, EazyE, Eminem, The Notorious B.I.G., among others. Check out the full run here.

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THE RAP BOARD

December 5 |

The Rap Board is the Flashbased brainchild of Canadian designer, LouisPhilippe Riel. So what does it do exactly? Simple, just like an actual soundboard, The Rap Board, lets users trigger signature sound bytes, but of their favorite rappers instead! Think ad libs, intros, and all kinds of quirky catchphrases that only the likes of Rick Ross, Birdman and Drake, to name a few, can coin. Eyeaaaaaaah! *Lil Jon Voice*

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JAPAN INVITES BLOGGERS

November 17 |

In an effort to lure more international visitors, Japan’s national tourism agency is proposing a free trip campaign. The plan (currently being reviewed by Japanese lawmakers) would solicit travelers to visit the country for free in exchange for publicizing the trip on their blogs and other social media. If approved, the campaign may start accepting applicants as early as next April. Sign us up!

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TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES

October 19 |

República would like to apologize to its readers for the recent 2day hiatus. We were experiencing some technical difficulties, but we’re back online. Please standby for our regularly scheduled program!

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PONTIAC GHOST CAR

August 5 |

Here’s a model that most car buffs probably don’t know even existsand not because its “invisible” either! As the story goes, Pontiac built a full plexiglas body Deluxe Six specially made for the 1939 New York World’s Fair. The $25K car had been stowed away and preserved for all of these years and just recently sold at an auction for $308K. Now that’s what we call parking lot pimpin’!

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DJ AYRES FOR ARITZIA (MIX)

August 5 |

Ah, nothing like a wellcomposed music mix of avantegarde tunes. Wet your ears with DJ Ayres’ (The Rub) latest medley of futuristic R&B and Garage tunes. Expect artists like The Weeknd, Katy B, Kingdom, Deadboy, Munchi, Skream, Jamie Xx, lots of bootlegs! You’ll be playing this for days… The Rub for Aritzia DJ Ayres by Aritzia

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MARIEL CLAYTON DOLL PHOTOS

August 5 |

Mariel Clayton has an interesting way of capturing Barbie dolls and Japanese miniatures. The selftaught photographer basically lets her mind run free to create the most disturbing and thoughtprovoking sets that she can literally imagine. But don’t take our word. See for youself! Here are some of the tamer ones…

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