Categories / Art and Photography, Design and Interiors

Polaroid Photo Album at Urban Outfitters


Yes, we know it's a bit gimmicky, but the Polaroid Photo Album at Urban Outfitters is a useful little gimmick too.

Of course, it's a photo album shaped like a vintage Polaroid camera. Open it up and you'll find 18 double-sided pages, each fitting photos sized at 10 x 15 inches. Not sure if that's the 'Polaroid', size I suspect not, but that would perhaps make the product a little too niche.

Anyway, it's available online if you want somewhere to keep your snaps, available for just £14.

Find out more at the Urban Outfitters website

Categories / Art and Photography, Gadgets and Tech

Lomography introduces the La Sardina film camera range


We’re big fans of Lomo photography, so we’re always pleased to see new models – like the Lomography La Sardina film camera range.

It’s a very fishy-themed camera, based on the design of a sardine tin, as you might have guessed from the one pictured above and the three cameras featured over the page,. They go by the names of El Capitán, Fischer´s Fritze, Sea Pride and Marathon, each with their one vintage-style imagery and colour.

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Categories / Art and Photography

Lo-Fi – retro photo effect application for your PC and Mac


Recently, we featured an article on the best vintage camera apps for the iPhone. But what about photos you've already taken on a camera? Well, now there's Lo-Fi.

It follows a similar principle to the mobile apps, but operates on your PC or Mac to offer retro effects for existing photos. You can mix a wide range of effects from the film world, such as grain, colourful cross processing, lens blur, light leaks and frames. Combine more than one to create something unique. You can even hit a button for random effects, if you can't be bothered tweaking.

Along with editing, there's also easy sharing via Flickr and Facebook and if you want to try it out, there's also the option to try for free. If you like, the full download sells for $29.

Find out more at the Lo-Fi website

Categories / Cars and Bikes

Images of all-new Volkswagen Beetle appear online


It was the first of the classic cars to get a modern makeover, but with both the Mini and Fiat 500 overtaking it of late, 2011 is perhaps a good time for an all-new Volkswagen Beetle to launch.

According to Car magazine, which has a clutch of spy shots (you can see more over the page), the all-new Beetle will be unveiled around April/May, with the images shown being the latest test model. It might still change a little before it hits the showroom (with regard to the wheel arches in particular, which are still based on the current model), but this is almost the finished item.

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Categories / Books, Men's Fashion, Women's Fashion

Reviewed: Boutique London A History: King’s Road to Carnaby Street by Richard Lester


Over on our His Knibs site, we have a review of a book heading your way in a couple of days – Boutique London A History: King's Road to Carnaby Street by Richard Lester.

The title probably says it all. Published by ACC Ediitons, this 192-page book is part tourist guide from a bygone era, part history and part coffee table glossy, taking in retailers big and small from the early 60s to the mid-70s, but primarily focusing on swinging London at its height.

Check out the review now, with the book going on sale on September 30th 2010.

Boutique London by Richard Lester reviewed at His Knibs