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An online magazine curating news from the worlds of fashion, design, culture and internet memes.

Angry App Hype

So far we’ve all been Liking, Favouriting, Loving and Joining In. Until now.

Are we seeing a new surge in apps built around the idea of hating or opting out of things? A chance to share your ill feelings?

Here are 3 new apps that do just this…

1. Hater
In a world where you can only share Likes and Loves, Hater allows you to post media and statuses ranting about what you hate right now. If anyone like this guy uses it hen we’re in for a world of awkward hilarity.

2. Not It
This app takes doing chores and tasks and allows users, who are alerted with a push notification to get out of doing the task by calling ‘not it’. The last person to respond is left with the job to do. But they have added extra gamification with the ability to earn immunity and badges.

3. Parking Douche
We’ve all been there, some guys blocked you in, parked too close or just been a dick with their inconsiderate parking. Now with this Android app, you can snap the culprit and upload it along with their registration for everyone in the local vacinity to see. a good ol’ fashioned name and shame. Love it!

ZAHIA HYPE

I love Zahia Dehar. I love her rags to riches story (or sucking dick to sporting Dior story). I love her pint size cartoon figure. I love her sultry demeanor like someone who has been gracing Paris fashion shows for a lifetime and I hope we see more of her.
Her rise to fame from ‘underage’ prostitute to V magazine covergirl and friend to Karl Lagerfeld makes Katie Price look even more low rent than it already is.
If you speak French then check out her documentary Zahia, from Z to A

(Source: vimeo.com)

On a Saatchi Saatchi hype

Fancy yourself as a bit of an art collector? But you’re skint? Then the Affordable Art Fair is just the thing for you, you cheapskate ;)

With artworks for up and coming artists from £50 upwards, you could bag yourself the new Hirst or Elizabeth Price.

Open from 7th - 10th March at Battersea Evolution


Beard Hype
For 100 days between July and October 2012, style blogger and fashion photographer Jonathan Daniel Pryce shot a different beard on the streets of London. Note: Do not view if you suffer extreme beard envy, as I do.
A great concept and definitely cements the beard as last years most popular accessory for the modern man; young and old. A comeback that came back with a vengeance and hopefully gets more extravagant this year. Personally i’ve got my fingers crossed for handlebars and plaiting. 

Beard Hype


For 100 days between July and October 2012, style blogger and fashion photographer Jonathan Daniel Pryce shot a different beard on the streets of London. Note: Do not view if you suffer extreme beard envy, as I do.

A great concept and definitely cements the beard as last years most popular accessory for the modern man; young and old. A comeback that came back with a vengeance and hopefully gets more extravagant this year. Personally i’ve got my fingers crossed for handlebars and plaiting. 

Real Life Instagram Hype

The concept by ADR Studio has been picked up by Polaroid and it is looking like we’ll get the ‘Polaroid socialmatic Camera’ in 2014.

The little camera, which at the moment looks like the, now infamous, Instagram logo has an inbuilt printer that pops out polaroid style physical images of your photo - with a QR code on the back that links to the photographers instagram account.

Delevingne Face Hype
She’s the model of the moment, surely taking the award for the most catwalk appearances during the recent London Fashion Week. And yet Cara Delevingne, whilst constantly papped, doesnt glaze over with dead model eyes or shy away from cameras hidden under a Matthew Williamson scarf; instead she pulls epic faces…
Looking like Avril Lavigne smacked with a shoe or Gene Simmons estranged love child, Cara works faces so awesome that Im surprised no one has asked her to pull one on the cat walk or that it hasnt swept the internet - it’d be better than the Harlem Shake surely?

Delevingne Face Hype

She’s the model of the moment, surely taking the award for the most catwalk appearances during the recent London Fashion Week. And yet Cara Delevingne, whilst constantly papped, doesnt glaze over with dead model eyes or shy away from cameras hidden under a Matthew Williamson scarf; instead she pulls epic faces…

Looking like Avril Lavigne smacked with a shoe or Gene Simmons estranged love child, Cara works faces so awesome that Im surprised no one has asked her to pull one on the cat walk or that it hasnt swept the internet - it’d be better than the Harlem Shake surely?