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Does the Shoe Fit? Native Nike Footwear Raises Concerns
Offbeat  (tags: sportswear, footwear, shoes, indians, nativeamericans, culture, interesting, odd, off-beat, news, unusual, design, custom, bizarre, humans )

- 3355 days ago -
Something about the shoe smells sort of funny to a growing number of Indians who believe the project is culturally insensitive and amounts to racial profiling
Overview of Footwear: Moccasins
Offbeat  (tags: Indians, Native Americans, American Indians, Crafts, Moccasins, Footwear, culture, custom, design, goodnews, humans, interesting, news )

- 3320 days ago -
Moccasins, (low tailored shoes), are one type of traditional North American footwear. Woven sandals, boots, and leggings attached to shoes have also been produced by Native Americans.
Replacing $1 Bills With $1 Coins Could Save America Billions
Offbeat  (tags: americans, coins, culture, design, dolllar bills, government, news, off-beat, society, unusual )

- 2509 days ago -
If the United States were to replace its dollar bills with dollar coins, as much of the world has done, it would likely save the country $5.5 billion over the next 30 years.
Awesome Animal Hand Art
Offbeat  (tags: animals, arts, bizarre, design, interesting, off-beat, odd, photos, pictures, wildlife )

- 2329 days ago -
I just thought this was pretty cool so I thought I would share it with you guys. :)
The Quick and the Dead: The Artist Who Carves Petrifying Pumpkin Portraits in Just Two Hours
Offbeat  (tags: Art, pumpkin portraits, Halloween horrors, design, pictures )

- 2636 days ago -
It takes several months to grow the fruit but amazingly just two hours for artist Ray Villafane to sculpt these petrifyingly detailed portraits out of pumpkin.
Top 20 Movies for Art Buffs
Offbeat  (tags: Artists, Art, Design, Films, Movies )

- 2699 days ago -
Artists work inside their own heads as much as with physical materials, which is why a number of films about artists fall short of the mark.
Who Designed This? Funny Goofs!
Offbeat  (tags: americans, bizarre, culture, design, funny, humor, interesting, off-beat, pictures )

- 2744 days ago -
"Okay, Team. The blueprints are drawn up and we're ready to build. First things first, make sure the staircases go right into the ceiling. That is priority number one. After that, everything should fall into place. And by fall into place, I mean 'make-->
Talk Show Queen Wendy Williams Stars in Sexy Ad
Offbeat  (tags: animals, culture, design, ethics, humans, performance, protection, society, wildlife )

- 1872 days ago -
. ..As the holiday shopping season begins, talk show queen Wendy Williams appears in a sexy new PETA campaign declaring, "I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur," to urge shoppers to join her in crossing fur off their lists. The ad will be unveiled live ..
Romance of the Castles of Scotland
Offbeat  (tags: arts, castles. culture, design, environment, humans, interesting, odd, off-beat, photos, pictures, Scotland )

- 2847 days ago -
A collection of photographs of castles of Scotland, simply filled with the romance and ideas of times long gone, with just the elegance of fine workmanship and beautiful landscapes left behind.
What Makes a 300-Year-Old Pocket Watch Tick?
Offbeat  (tags: technology, unusual, design )

- 2652 days ago -
State-of-the-art X-ray scans have revealed the internal mechanisms of a corroded, barnacle-covered pocket watch recovered from a seventeenth-century wreck.
Clay Animals Sculptures
Offbeat  (tags: animals, wildlife, design, photos, unusual )

- 2471 days ago -
Nick Mackman is a sculptor of one-off clay animals. Drawing on her experience as a rhino keeper and on safari, she aims to get under the skin of the animal and then recreate it, giving each one its own personality. Her pieces are Raku fired, giving a rich
Egg-Shaped House
Offbeat  (tags: design, photos, society )

- 2591 days ago -
Beijing architect lives in egg-shaped house on sidewalk
Peace Sign Turns 50 Tomorrow, Man
Offbeat  (tags: peace, peace sign, interesting, culture, design, society )

- 3607 days ago -
The most famous postwar logo without commercial purpose -- or, at least, intended commercial purpose -- the peace symbol, turns 50 tomorrow, Feb21
50 Life Hacks to Simplify Your World
Offbeat  (tags: arts, americans, bizarre, culture, design, gadgets, pictures, society )

- 1473 days ago -
These are so simple that it's surprising we do not already do most of these. The pictures explain themselves.

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