5@5: Brooklyn Artist Turns Instagram Nudes Into Art


Sep 28, 2015


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Netflix Unveils A DIY Netflix And Chill Button 

via 9 to 5 mac

At the 2015 World Maker Faire, the world's largest science fair for grown ups, Netflix debuted a prototype for a tool called "The Switch". Apparently in the ~future~ Netflix hopes that The Switch can automatically dim users' lights, order food, and queue up a flick, enabling a smoother "Netflix and chill sessions." I see you, Netflix. (Via: 9 to 5 Mac)


Are Your Nudes A Part Of This Artist's Portrait?

via Frances Waite

On a quest to cure her writer's block, Brooklyn-based artist  Frances Waite asked Instagram users to "please send [your] nudes so I can draw them while I figure out my next move." Since posting the request, Waite has created an entire project, "NUDES", dedicated to the NSFW images she's received. Isn't art marvelous?
Waite is now moving on to the  Tinder platform to collect  more nudespiration. “So far I've been really lucky – all the people that have gotten involved with this project want to see it succeed and not drag it into some dark or illegal place – which would be pretty easy because I've basically given the Internet my phone number.” (Via: Dazed Digital)


J.Hud Is Headlining A Free Show In NYC

YAS! Your queen Jennifer Hudson is teaming up with the Families for Excellent Schools to headline a free concert on September 30 at 8am in Camdan Plaza in Brooklyn.  A morning with Jennifer Hudson? Yes, please. 

Following the performance,  join the group of parents, teachers, and students for a march across the Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall to demand an end to the unbalanced education system failing thousands of children in New York City. 


Today In Irony: H&M Is Suing Forever 21 For Copyright Infringement 

In the past, both H&M and Forever 21 have been called out (and praised) for copying the designs from top tier fashion houses and turning them into $12.95 gems. Apparently, H&M isn't having it. The Swedish brand is suing rival fast-fashion store Forever 21 for allegedly copying the design of a tote H&M released earlier in the summer. On the left is H&M's version, on the right is Forever 21's "Beach Please" tote. 

According to The Fashion Law, H&M officially patented the "Beach Please" tote in June of 2015, and is suing Forever on for copyright and trade dress infringement, unjust competition for selling essentially what looks like the same bag, and false designation of origin. H&M argues that the confusion and/or association that Forever 21 is creating by selling the similar bag will cause "irreparable injury to H&M and its reputation".  Beach, please. (Via: The Fashion Law)


Kind Of Late, But Okay. Jamie xx And Young Thug Finally Drop The "Good Times" Video


Sep 28, 2015


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